Ringing the Nasdaq closing bell

Members of KiLife Tech, winner of the 2015 Rice Business Plan Competition, rang the Nasdaq closing bell in New York City Oct. 14.

KiLife, an entrepreneurial team from Brigham Young University, developed a smartband to alert kids when they’ve wandered too far from their parents. The group won nearly $620,000 of the more than $1.5 million in cash and prizes awarded at the world’s richest and largest student startup competition April 16-18.

Pictured from left in front of Nasdaq MarketSite in Times Square are William McKeon, TMCx; Brad Burke, Rice Alliance for Technology and Entrepreneurship, which hosts the annual competition; Spencer Behrend, KiLife Tech; Cari Broderson, Greater Houston Partnership; and Michael Raspino, GOOSE Society of Texas. (Photo credit: Nasdaq)

About Jeff Falk

Jeff Falk is associate director of national media relations in Rice University's Office of Public Affairs.