CIT team wins Boiler Mini-Accelerator Competition

Daniel Golant (left) and Chris Price present Spotter to a panel of judges. Photo by Purdue Research Foundation.

Spotter, a startup founded by two students in the Department of Computer and Information Technology, took top honors and $5,000 during "Demo Day" at the second annual Boiler Mini-Accelerator Competition, or Boiler, on Friday (April 17) in the Discovery Learning Center.

The Boiler is a student-run business competition hosted by the Anvil, a community co-working space and business incubator in West Lafayette. It takes place over eight weeks, and participants receive mentoring from industry leaders and experts, office space, workshops and funding to enable their startups to reach the next level.

Spotter is Daniel Golant and Chris Price.Spotter founders Daniel Golant and Christopher Price are seniors in the Purdue College of Technology. The company is commercializing technology that attaches to workout equipment and tracks the user's reps to help maintain better fitness data. Golant said the team received support during the Boiler that helped make Spotter a reality.

"The sheer cost of figuring out how to make the technology work wouldn't have been possible without the support and training we've received through the Boiler," he said. "In May, Chris and I will attend Disrupt NY 2015, a conference organized by TechCrunch. We are looking to connect with possible investors, to flesh out our technology and to get more users."

Read more about the Boiler in the official competition news release.