Engineering and Business Students Win $10,000 at the Hollomon Health Innovation Challenge
March 10, 2020
Student entrepreneurs won second place and $10,000 after pitching CatheterX, a multi-channeled, spiral-designed urinary catheter. Their unique design decreases the number of catheter-related infections, saving thousands of lives while reducing costs for hospitals. CatheterX started as a senior project with Edward Hall, Elena Tipton and Amy Macias in the College of Engineering. They partnered with Tyber Dodson and Olivia Esser in the College of Business and Economics to develop a business plan and pitch for CatheterX. Faculty advisors were Michael Maughan, engineering; John Crepeau, engineering; and George Tanner, business. The Hollomon Health Innovation Challenge is hosted by the University of Washington in Seattle.
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