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Silicon Valley Innovation Challenge Winners

2013
2012
2011 

2013 Winners

Best Innovative Idea:
1st Prize: Unleashed: A Virtual Dog Leash
Team Members: Eric Chen, Brian Rus

2nd Prize: CrossCloud
Team Members: Jonatan Lundqvist, Christoph Hechenblaikner

3rd Prize: Flickflyer
Team Members: Paiman Vahdati, Bing Tan, JV Colayco, Jimmy Cassells, Riley To, Narissa Cepeda

Honorable Mention: Project EXO
Team Members: Lukas Gerbenis, Ruta Mejeroviciute, Karolis Virbickas, Linas Å imatonis, Tadas Spundzevicius,Aurimas Brazaitis, Laima Masaleviciute

Honorable Mention: ASPECT - Gamifying Education
Team Members: Asti Chandrakar, Shashank Bangalore Lakshman, Connor Olenberger, Edward-James Romero

Honorable Mention: TechNotary
Team Member: Jonathan Sanchez

Social Innovation Award:
1st Prize: ASPECT - Gamifying Education

Team Members: Asti Chandrakar, Shashank Bangalore Lakshman, Connor Olenberger, Edward-James Romero

2nd Prize: Vivera
Team Members: Arthur Baney, Tamara Chang, Pauline Pham, Jonathan Perez, Andrew Puentes, Angelica Cabanlit,

3rd Prize: Community Centric Health Education (CCHE) Application
Team Members: Harald Skardal, Michael Alvarado

Cisco Innovation Award: 
CrossCloud
Team Members: Jonatan Lundqvist, Christoph Hechenblaikner

TechShop Award:
1st Prize: Unleashed: A Virtual Dog Leash
Team Members: Eric Chen, Brian Rus

2nd Prize: Commercial Ice Machine for Producing Flavored Ice
Team Members: Jake Fischground, Kris Eckhardt, Sanjoy Deb, Patrick Conteh, Ellie Choi, Robin Sawaya

3rd Prize: Screen window blocking PM
Team Members: Wenhan Hsieh, Jing Guan

Best Elevator Pitch:
1st Prize: Anchor CRM
Team Members: Daniel Saltzman, Stephen Snyder

2nd Prize: Flickflyer
Team Members: Paiman Vahdati, Bing Tan, JV Colayco, Jimmy Cassells, Riley To, Narissa Cepeda

3rd Prize: CrossCloud
Team Members: Jonatan Lundqvist, Christoph Hechenblaikner

SpartUps Award:
Crosscloud
Team Members: Jonatan Lundqvist, Christoph Hechenblaikner

Flickflyer
Team Members: (Paiman Vahdati, Bing Tan, JV Colayco, Jimmy Cassells, Riley To, Narissa Cepeda

Music Software Cloud
Team Member: Gary Smith

TechNotary
Team Member: Jonathan Sanchez

Unleashed: A Virtual Dog Leash
Team Members: Eric Chen, Brian Rus

Vivera
Team Members: Arthur Baney, Tamara Chang, Pauline Pham, Jonathan Perez, Andrew Puentes, Angelica Cabanlit,

People's Choice Award:
Flickflyer
Team Members: (Paiman Vahdati, Bing Tan, JV Colayco, Jimmy Cassells, Riley To, Narissa Cepeda

SVIC 2013 FINALISTS (in alphabetical order)
1. Anchor CRM
2. Ask an Esthetician
3. ASPECT - Gamifying Education
4. Auto lookup
5. BInGO: Leading Biotech Investors to Growth Opportunities
6. Breaking Bonds - Organic Chemistry Game to Get Better Grades
7. Camp for Children with Special Needs
8. CC Glasses
9. Changuya
10. Commercial Ice Machine for Producing Flavored Ice
11. Community Centric Health Education (CCHE) Application
12. CrossCloud
13. Desk On Top - DoT
14. Explorament - The Better Roommate Finder
15. Faux-Touch display for personal use
16. Fitness App & Service
17. Flickflyer
18. Fresh Fifteen
19. Innovation Lab
20. Interactive Smartphone Projector
21. Journey Partners
22. Medical Device Management and Maintenance Tracking using Lean and Six Sigma
23. Mixed TCP and UDP
24. Momma's Meals: home-cooked, pre-portioned meals
25. Music Software Cloud
26. O.C.C.L. - Open Circle Closed Loop
27. PartayPlease.Com
28. Project EXO
29. Randomized Space Time Encoding Scheme for Cooperative wireless communication
30. Real time Intelligent Transit System (RITS)
31. Sacred Heart Community Service APP
32. Screen Window Blocking PM
33. Self-Propelled Collapsible Stair-Climbing Shopping Cart
34. SJSU App
35. Solve: A new gaming experience.
36. Student Share
37. Studium - Double Flipping Education
38. TechNotary: Eliminate Fraud and Paperwork among Notaries
39. Textbook Rental Company
40. The Quick-Fix Shaker Bottle
41. Therapeutic, Interactive, Music and Entertainment
42. Toprecipe
43. Unleashed - A Virtual Dog Leash
44. Vintage Cloud Instrumental Music School (24 Hours Raaga)
45. Vivera: A new Virtual World Survival Game


 2012 Winners

 

Most Innovative Idea Exhibit
1st prize - Smart Bulb (Brandon Schlinker, Stephanie Fung, Phil Cyr)
2nd prize - Right Products (Chris Ayad, Jonathan Juntado, Jacob Lafleur, Mark Messenger, Steven Montalvo)
3rd prize - H2O Soft Touch (Omer Birger, Jake Neuwelt, Katie Galatolo, Kevin Gordon)

Special Honorable Mentions:
Android Store

BioReady

BioSur

China Gridiron League (CGL)

Cranial Ocular Shield

Froyotini

Garden to Table Community Farm

MyCycle

Stack Table

Shopping Chart

UniEscalator

Techshop Award 
1st prize -  Smart Bulb (Brandon Schlinker, Stephanie Fung, Phil Cyr)

2nd prize -  Right Products (Chris Ayad, Jonathan Juntado, Jacob Lafleur, Mark Messenger, Steven Montalvo)  

3rd prize - aBike (Bryan de Leon)

Social Innovation Award
1st prize -  Superway Pod Car System (Christina Jorgensen)

2nd prize -  Garden to Table Community Farm 

3rd prize - Shelter in India (Rupy Kaloti)

Elevator Pitch Contest
1st prize -  Mobates (Mo Ibrahim, Jon Tran, Lucas Hopkins)

2nd prize -  Smart Bulb (Brandon Schlinker, Stephanie Fung, Phil Cyr)              

3rd prize - Froyotini (Sandyha Kodippily, Denny Vongkhanchanh, Vanessa Hernandez)


 

2011 Winners

Most Innovative Idea Exhibit
1st prize: Hemp Plastic Water Bottles (JD Leadam)

2nd  prize (tie): HID (Andrew Durrer, Namedojo, Alex Weber )

3rd prize (tie): BAC Stamp (Ardashes Mirijanian) 
                      Loodlenet (Yousef Ashufta )

Elevator Pitch Contest
1st prize: Hemp Plastic Water Bottles (JD Leadam)

2nd prize: Foodcamp.us (SoonKhen OwYong)

3rd prize: Spherical Drive System (Max Ratner)

Techshop Award
Pipeline Inspection Robot (Joshua Lilje)

Social Innovation Award
1st prize (tie): ePrepared (Debbie Xie)

Talk to me (Emily Swiger)

2nd prize: Foodcampus (SoonKhen OwYong)

Cleantech Innovation Award

Tie:      eReceipt
           WeLEED (Daniel Budka)

People’ Choice award
1st place: Hemp Plastic Water Bottles (JD Leadam)

2nd place: Snapshop (Chris Heavingham)

 

The Silicon Valley Innovation Jam (SVIJ) is an all day event, hosted by Cisco, that welcomes students, alumni, faculty and staff to expand their thought process and generate new and innovative ideas. During the event, participants follow an idea generation process that will nourish innovative thinking within an organized framework. Participants work together to think creatively and brainstorm solutions to predetermined themes. The event is designed for participants to think outside of the box and work collaboratively toward a goal. It is expected that the participants will go beyond their own expectations and generate revolutionary ideas that would have the potential to become business ventures.

Innovation represents the promise of possibilities. Creativity, fresh points of view, and openness to change are the essence of innovation. Entrepreneurship is part of innovation in that it extends the innovation toward establishment of an enterprise or other sustainable use.

The Silicon Valley Innovation Challenge (SVIC) is an annual forum designed to promote creativity and entrepreneurship by generating and showcasing Innovative Business Ideas. The SVIC mission is to cultivate entrepreneurs and help their innovative business ideas prosper into a reality.

The SVIC encourages the generation of innovative, ground-breaking or novel ideas, products, services and technologies which could potentially become the seed of a new venture. Please note that all the ideas remain the intellectual property of the participant.  

This event welcomes students, alumni, faculty and staff from all departments and majors across San Jose State University (SJSU) and our partner universities and colleges.  The participants will have the opportunity to interact and collaborate with all the members of the online SVIC community.

The SVIC has two parts to the competition.  The first part is the virtual portion of the contest where students will submit their innovative ideas to the SVIC online community and receive feedback from judges, professors, peers and industry professionals. Judges will then evaluate all of the ideas, narrowing the final showcase to a set of finalists.  These finalists will then be invited to display their innovative ideas at the SVIC Final Showcase in SJSU campus.   


Testimonials:

 “The Silicon Valley Innovation Challenge was an incredible experience for Garden to Table. In addition to winning 2nd place for social innovation, we received a lot of interest and valuable feedback that helped us refine the concept and spurred us onwards. As a result, Garden to Table recently became a non-profit with a land use agreement in place to build the farm and launch our idea into reality!”

                                                                                                                Zach Lewis

                                                                             Executive Director, Garden To Table

  

"The Silicon Valley Innovation Challenge was one of the best experiences I've had as well as one of my top highlights in my college career! The fact that students have an opportunity to showcase their innovative ideas to the University, public, and high-profile individual's; makes you believe that there's really an opportunity to take your idea to the next level to show society! It only takes one great idea to make a difference."

                                                                                                                Mo Ibrahim

                                                                                        Solutions Consultant, Zoura

 

“The event had some really impressive participants and everyone worked really hard - from the students to the judges to the professors and assistants! I was grateful for everyone’s efforts. We all leveraged our best output, ideas and efforts into our entries. We were delighted to see the kind of work being done and caliber of people working alongside of us here at San Jose State University. With the integration of the event with local business, academia and government, I feel we can develop the SVIC into a significant brand for SJSU especially in conjunction with other College of Business innovation initiatives and partnerships that are being developed.”

                                                                                                    Christian Jorgensen

                                                                              Student, San Jose State University