THANK YOU to all participants for entering the 14th annual Silicon Valley Innovation Challenge and helping SJSU grow the entrepreneurial infrastructure for Silicon Valley. Continue to follow us on Facebook and Twitter throughout the year to remain abreast of innovation and entrepreneurial developments until next year’s Challenge. And now, please join us in congratulating the winners of the 14th annual Silicon Valley Innovation Challenge!
BEST OVERALL INNOVATION
1st Place: Gratis Food
Description: A fast, inter-linked network between food vendors who wish to give away excess food and hungry students looking for free food.
Raghav Gupta, Computer Science BS
Bala Nyan Kyaw, Software Engineering BS
Ian Lam, Business Administration BS, Concentration in Management Information Systems
Ijaaz Omer, Computer Engineering
Nhat Trinh, General Engineering BS
2nd Place: Park Stash
Description: A service that connects private parking spot owners (driveways, car parks, garages, universities) with drivers looking for a parking spot.
Rami Abousleiman, Non-SJSU Participant
Priya Dixit, Non-SJSU Participant
Murray Nguyen, Chemistry BS
Sameer Saran, Computer Engineering MS
3rd Place: NewsBee
Description: Localized map-based application for news stories.
Andrew Demarest, Aerospace Engineering BS
Matthew Quevedo, Political Science BA
BEST SOCIAL INNOVATION
1st Place: Upright Assist
Description: Provides the ability for paraplegics, wheelchair bound, and elderly to independently stand or sit.
Debra Caires, Faculty, College of Science
Fan Han, Computer Science BS
BEST EDUCATIONAL INNOVATION
1st Place: Progress
Description: A mobile application designed to increase childhood intelligence.
Neha Maynil, Engineering Management MS
BEST GLOBAL INNOVATION
1st Place: SoluDx
Description: Innovative water chemical contaminant diagnostic kit.
Amanda Brantner, Masters of Biotechnology
Safwanul Haque, Masters of Biotechnology
Vinayak Kambhampati, Masters of Biotechnology
Kajal Moraji, Masters of Biotechnology
BEST ELEVATOR PITCH
1st Place: Ambii
Description: Real-time virtual jukebox.
Akshat Giri, Computer Science BS
Sudarshan Garma Jayaram, Engineering MS, Concentraion in Engineering Management
Alexandar Luong, Business Administration BS, Concentration in Entrepreneurship
Jacob Motta, Computer Science BS
Nishtha Patel, Computer Engineering BS
Shariq Shah, Computer Science BS
Bruce Tan, Design Studies BS
Mojmir Vystavil, Software Science BS
Austin Zurbuchen, Computer Science BS
PEOPLES’ CHOICE AWARD
1st Place: Travel Box
Description: Mobile app connecting travelers with locals who craft tailored itineraries.
Casara Butler, Business Administration BS, Concentration in International Business
Maria Cortes Ramirez, Business Administration BS, Concentration in General Business
Jasveen Kaur, Business Administration BS, Concentration in Business Analytics
Victoria Kroll, Business Administration BS, Concentration in Entrepreneurship
Fabian Muller, Business Administration BS, Concentration in Management Information Systems
THANK YOU Sponsors and Partners!
The Silicon Valley Innovation Challenge could not take place without the generous support from our sponsors and partners. Thank you sponsors and partners!
SVIC Leadership Council Sponsor: San Jose Water Company and the Lucas College and Graduate School of Business
SVIC Friends Circle Sponsors: Charles W. Davidson College of Engineering, Silicon Valley Center for Entrepreneurship, College of International and Extended Studies, Connie L. Lurie College of Education, College of Humanities and the Arts, Intel Corporation, StartupGrind, and Amazon
SVIC Partner Organizations: TechLAB Innovation Center, TiE Silicon Valley, and CASP
Prepare for Business Plan Competition and BEYOND!
Continue the momentum and traction you've made on your innovation by constantly visiting the IDEA Lab to network and collaborate with fellow students across disciplines AND preparing your entry for the Silicon Valley Business Plan Competition which is an excellent complement to the Silicon Valley Innovation Challenge. Also, consider attending workshops offered by the TechLab Innovation Center and TiE Silicon Valley which are geared towards supporting entrepreneurship. Bottom line: KEEP INNOVATING!