Husky Innovators Pitch Startup Ideas and Win!

Jordan Craven

by Husky Innovate, Pavlis Honors College

Last week, Huskies took their business pitches on the road and won big!

Undergraduate student Jordan Craven (management information systems and computer science) pitched Sizelogic at the TCNewTech University Pitch Showdown and won both First Prize at $1,500 and Audience Favorite at $500. Sizelogic is an innovative online clothing solution to ensure that clothes purchased online fit.

Craven competed against students from colleges across Michigan. The TCNewTech pitch event is part of Northern Michigan Startup Week, a weeklong celebration of entrepreneurship held in Traverse City each year.

Graduate student Rourke Sylvain (biomedical engineering) and Ali Dabas ‘23 (B.S. Biomedical Engineering) pitched imi (integrated molecular innovations) at the renowned Rice Business Plan Competition. They won $25,000 in prize money for the best pediatric device, sponsored by Southwest National Pediatric Device Innovation Consortium (SWPDC). Sylvain, founder and CEO, and Ali Dabas, co-founder and CTO, pitched a wearable device that revolutionizes health care by eliminating the need for centralized clinical testing. They pitched in two categories. The shorter elevator pitch can be viewed on YouTube.

Congratulations to our student teams! We are proud of your hard work!