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FBISD Students Earn Startup Money at Sugar Land’s First Innovation Competition

(FORT BEND ISD)– Fort Bend ISD student groups earned startup funding for their technological innovations, placing first, second and third in the competition at the inaugural Innovation Spark Fest Sugar Land, held on April 1 at the city’s Town Square.


The event featured not only a competition but interactive displays, robot contests and technology demonstrations. Schools from across Fort Bend County with Junior Achievement were invited to participate.


Elkins High School’s team EVO earned first place for its creation Eunoia, a card deck and bracelet set that encourages self-care in five areas – physical, emotional, spiritual, intellectual and social. The team received a $500 cash prize.


Dulles High School’s Panoply Co. came in second place and won a $300 cash prize. The team submitted EcoWare, a detachable and compostable utensil kit that can be used as an alternative to plastic cutlery.


Clements High School’s LifeConnect placed third and earned a $200 cash prize for its creation, a phone pouch that promotes good habit building.



“We hope that events like this will inspire more young people to pursue careers in technology, innovation and entrepreneurship,” Houston Community College Director for Student Innovation and Entrepreneurship and Innovation Spark Board Member Ravi Brahmbhatt said. “For next year, we hope to welcome more schools and more student teams with a larger showcase and multiple pitch rounds. We also look to secure more prize money for the winning teams.”


The Innovation Spark Fest Sugar Land is a collaboration between Innovation Spark, Sugar Land Town Square, HCC, Fort Bend ISD and local businesses. Visit www.innovation-spark.org to learn more.





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