Power Pitch 2014 - Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

Power Pitch 2014


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