In 2016, Quiles launched League of Lifeguards, a company dedicated to improving water safety by recruiting and certifying lifeguards and matching them with jobs at pools, parties and other places and events involving swimming. He says League of Lifeguards has been able to protect more than 10,000 lives to date.
This achievement, coupled with the company’s concept, recently earned Quiles second place and a $1,000 cash prize in the UPitchNJ 2018 Business Model Competition, hosted at Montclair State University.
At its annual competition, undergraduate student teams present their startup ideas to an independent panel of judges and are evaluated on innovativeness and execution as well as a written executive summary and oral presentation.
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