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LaunchU Team Earns Top Honors in Northeast Ohio

May 22, 2019

Communications Staff

Ryan Gleeson and Andrew Sugarman
Ryan Gleeson '19 and Andrew Sugarman '19.
Photo credit: Tanya Rosen-Jones '97

Ryan Gleeson ’19 and Andrew Sugarman ’19, founders of PWR Technology, won first place in the Northeast Ohio Regional LaunchTown competition held on April 15 at Baldwin Wallace Center for Innovation and Growth. The pair bested teams from Case Western Reserve University, Kent State University, Baldwin Wallace University, and University of Akron.

Their product, a hands-free urinary test system for seniors, received the grand prize of $2,000. Gleeson and Sugarman plan to use the funds to both develop a prototype for their product and assist in forming their company.

PWR Technology was one of the eight semifinalists in the March 2019 LaunchU final pitch competition.

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