RJS has made it home safely after a fantastic trip to UT-Austin and Moot Corp. We spent Saturday morning watching the semifinal rounds, where some teams we have seen at previous competitions were presenting. After watching our friends from the University of Illinois-Chicago, Georgia and Manitoba, we headed into town for some Texas barbecue. Then it was time for the finals where we saw 3 of the 4 competitors present, including Mullis Enterprises from Georgia, our rivals Power Prawns from Thammasat University and Omega Sensors from San Diego State University. All of the presentations were great and they all handled the constant interruptions and Q & A from the judges very well.
RJS received recognition at the awards ceremony for being the wildcard runner-up. We received quite the ovation when our name was announced; one that rivaled all but the finalists’ ovations.
The night was capped off by a big celebration, where all of these teams that have competed against one another multiple times across the country enjoyed each other’s company and conversation before it was time to head home. There is no doubt that all of the ventures at Moot Corp will go on to be successes. For RJS, the academic end of the business plan is over. It is now time to get ready for the launch of Pulse.