Day: March 28, 2023

Rourke Sylvain To Pitch at Rice Business Plan Competition

Congrats to Rourke Sylvain, who made it through the qualifying rounds of the 2023 Rice Business Plan Competition with his start-up pitch for imi – integrated molecular innovations, an electrochemical biosensor for T4 detection. Rourke is one of 42 teams from colleges across the country who are invited to pitch their start-up idea in person May 11–13 at Rice University in Houston, Texas.

Rourke is a graduate student pursuing biomedical engineering. Over the course of the past year, he has steadily worked to hone his pitch and develop his business model for imi. His start-up accomplishments include being a winner at the 2022 New Venture Challenge as well as the 2022 Michigan Collegiate Startup Challenge (MCSD) and being a recent recipient of an NSF I-Corps mini-grant.

By Husky Innovate, Pavlis Honors College.