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Tech Venture: UTSA Women Entrepreneurs Win 100k

Cristian Nunez
UTSA Students: From left to right, the team's members are Kennedy Howland, Devanshi Patel, Marijose Sanchez, and Amanda Gomez.

The center for innovation, technology, and entrepreneurship founded in UTSA has allowed students to develop product-to-market ideas. While the university enables all kinds of backgrounds to participate, seniors graduating with engineering, business, and liberal arts are popular in the program. Through CITE, The University of Texas-San Antonio awards $100,000 to each winner each semester.

The finalist teams were:

  • C.A.G.E. Biotech
  • Consilio Prosthesium
  • Dress Up
  • JACS
  • MECM Medical
  • Tranquility Therapeutics

This semester, the prize goes for Kennedy Howland, Devanshi Patel, Marijose Sanchez, and Amanda Gomez from Tranquility Therapeutics for its product, Triple P Relief.

These winners had to endure things that no other team had to work with before. A worldwide pandemic, sending institutions to conduct digital operations and the texas freeze that overwhelmed the state's electrical grid. This team has learned to master digital online communication tools to achieve one goal: winning the 100K. The team made significant improvements since its launch in the fall of last year.

About Tranquility Therapeutics

Triple P Relief is a breathing channel designed to help overcome hyperventilation during a panic attack. While the team already has access to the $100,000, it now seeks sponsorship from UTSA’s Office of Commercialization and Innovation to file a patent.

About Tech Venture

Tech Venture is just one of the many opportunities provided to UTSA students under the Office for Student Innovation & Entrepreneurship (SIE) led by executive director Randy Quinn. Students have access to research and develop products through the CITE Innovation Lab. SIE also connects students through a collection of university and community partners. Legal forms essential for any startup business are available as well. UTSA is also partnering with the Blackstone Launchpad & Techstars Network, committed to making entrepreneurship accessible and relevant for all college students. —UTSA

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Cristian is of Hispanic descent. He was born and raised deep in the heart of central Mexico. Cristian writes politically-inspired pieces centered around western ideologies.

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