High school students who have an idea for a new product or business may want to check out the annual Innovate WithIN competition.
Applications now are being accepted for the annual program, which last year drew 250 students from 50 high schools around the state in the first round with 150 teams submitting video pitches. It is designed for high school-age students to pitch their entrepreneurial idea for the chance at winning assorted cash prizes, college tuition assistance and an opportunity to bring their idea a reality.
Two teams from Hobart High School finished first and second in 2020 competition.
The Hobart High School teams went through local and regional competitions to reach the state finals, which were held and streamed online April 8 because of restrictions created by the pandemic.
The first-place team included Hobart students Megan Jones, Joshua Breitsprecher and Abigale Haluska. Their company, AM Therapeutics, created The Remedy Glove, a therapy device equipped with vibration, compression, and heating features meant to treat people with arthritis. The team earned a $10,000 cash prize and $10,000 in college tuition for any college or university in Indiana.
The second-place team included Hobart students Jerry Fuller and William Hall. The students’ company, Trifecta Sports Solutions, developed a safer and more comfortable football helmet. The team earned a $2,500 prize.
Additional information on the competition is available on the Innovate WithIN website.
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