Kaylie Prize

The Kaylie Prize for Entrepreneurship is our flagship prize. Established in 2010 through an endowment by Harvey Kaylie, the prize gives students the opportunity to turn hardware inventions into entrepreneurial ventures. Each year, the winning startup receives a $50,000 endowment. Mr. Kaylie is President and Founder of Mini-Circuits, a Brooklyn-based RF and microwave electronic components design, manufacture and distribution company. Established in 1969, the company is a global leader in RF, IF, and microwave components for commercial, industrial, space, and military applications. Kaylie is a proud alum of City College.

Startups of the Kaylie Prize

Each year, startups compete for the Kaylie Prize as part of the Zahn Innovation Center’s Venture Competitions. This year, the category celebrated connected devices and the “Internet of Things.” Students competing for the Kaylie Prize were challenged to create hardware that coexists with software, or to develop smart technology for existing hardware.

2020 semi-finalists included:

Trias – a pre-diagnostic tool for those with high cholesterol.

IASSER – a device that makes the roads safer by combining cutting edge biosensor technology with the automobile industry.