Texas Tech University

Rawls Students Win at iLaunch Competition

May 23, 2017

The Texas Tech University Innovation Hub at Research Park concluded its two-day Spark Conference on April 28 by announcing the winners of the iLaunch Competition and the Global Laboratory for Energy Asset Management and Manufacturing (GLEAMM) competitions.

The iLaunch competition is an investor pitch event open to identify, grow and launch startup companies and the GLEAMM competitions are focused on engineering research that addresses energy-related needs. The Rawls College was well represented at the iLaunch Competition with two teams consisting of Rawls students placing.

Rawls College students Gage Dutkin, John Shearer and Sean Tully, along with engineering student, Lorenzo Gamboa, won the $10,000 first place award for their creation, C-Safe. C-Safe is a weight detection pad that alerts parents or guardians if they leave the vicinity while their child is in a car seat.

The third place team included Rawls College students Jared Steele and Joshua Tomazin, along with engineering student, Raymundo Roig. They won $1,000 for their development, CheapEats, which is a plan to market excess restaurant meals using flash sales.

To learn more about the Innovation Hub and the Spark Conference please visit their websites.

This supports the efforts outlined in the Rawls College of Business Strategic Plan. Learn more about the LEADER 2020 Strategic Plan and follow our progress on Twitter at #RawlsLeads.