When: Tuesday, April 29, 2014, 6:30 to 8:30 pm
Where: 1871 in the Merchandise Mart
Seven high school student businesses pitch their new TECH ideas to a panel of judges as they compete for cash prizes in a shark-tank style contest.
Accessor-I — Yash Thacker, Alan Ren, David Xu | We Untangle Your Technological Problems, Case Closed
Anvil — Arjun Sarode, Ryan Eberhardt, Ethan Bian | A web service that allows web-based companies to react quicker than ever before by collecting and organizing customer feedback during the development stage.
AutoChair — Paul Rosa, Kevin Rosa | With AutoChair, you are the captain. You tell the chair where to go, and it gets you there safely.
HonorCode — Andrew Kuznetsov | A web application that seeks to serve the growing field of computer science education as a technological backbone: detecting plagiarism, managing submitted assignments, and providing interactive tools for educators.
Karte — Ethan Bian, Michael Zeng | Bridging the divide between technology and dining.
ReWrite — Jessica Monigal, Prachi Aggarwal, Shreya Santhanam | A handwriting aid that allows those with arthritis or carpal tunnel to maintain the ability to use a pen without putting as much pressure on their joints.
SiftThru — Trisha Prabhu | SiftThru helps to stop cyberbullying on social media sites in an innovative way.
Our Judges: Steven Collens, Michael Krasny, Jeff Papa, Lance Pressl, Molly Rudberg-Leshnock
First Place $3,000, Second Place $2,000, Third Place $1,000 Sponsored by Chase Bank