For the third year in a row, an Industrial Design student has proudly won RIT’s Tiger Tank, previously known as RIT’s Shark Tank.

RIT Industrial Design student Gino Santaguida was selected last week as first place winner in the 2013 RIT Tiger Tank Competition, sponsored by the Saunders College of Business. Santaguida, a fourth-year student, was awarded a prize of $2000 for his envisioned product, StaxPax.

Santaguida pitched his product to the four judges from Rochester’s business community. StaxPax would allow a person with a nosebleed to use just one hand while applying common chemicals that would stop the bleeding. He presented a non-working prototype that is able to be opened with one hand, placed to the nose and a small tissue would be inserted in the nostril. Standard chemicals that are already on the market to stop nosebleeds would accompany the tissue.

Five teams were selected from a field of 45 applicants for the competition, which was hosted by the Simone Center for Student Innovation and Entrepreneurship.

Read more about this on a featured article in the RIT University News.

Congratulations to Gino for winning first place and to all the other students who participated in this amazing event.

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