Mundelein High seniors ready to pitch Safe Sip at national event

One of Mundelein High School's Incubator program startups, "Safe Sip," recently moved on as finalists in the Incubator Edu National competition.

Taught by Michelle Sherwin-Petrucci, INCubatoredu is a class where students have the opportunity to formulate a business idea of their choice using fund money for the chance to take their idea to nationals and receive significant funding.

Safe Sip, a drink-spiking detection product, is one of the top five Incubator startups in the country competing for this national honor. The Safe Sip startup was created by five senior girls at Mundelein High School. Bella Feijoo (CEO), Addy Irwin (COO), Rayna Carreathers (CIO), Elle Bank (CFO), and Kyra Ryba (CMO) will be traveling to Chicago this July to present their business pitch to top investors in the area.

The team's Safe Sip product tests for ketamine in the drinks of young college students. These Safe Sip tests are stored in a small, transportable phone attachment. By opening the phone attachment and removing a Safe Sip test, the product can easily assess whether a drink has been spiked with ketamine.

Simply pull the white tab out of the green test case, placing the white tab in the drink to test for this drug. If ketamine is present, the white tab will react by changing colors.

Check out Safe Sip's Instagram @safe_sip_ to see more on their product.

As the INCubatoredu National Pitch Night draws closer, the Safe Sip team will be rigorously preparing for the event.

"It's honestly really cool to see where Safe Sip is at right now compared to where we started," said Addy Irwin, chief operating officer. "My team and I are excited to reveal some of the things we've been working on behind the scenes when we present live at nationals."

Livestreaming information will be released at a later date to watch Safe Sip live at the INCubatoredu National Pitch Night event, which takes place July 11.

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