SVIC 2016 Winners
Congratulations to all the winners and finalists of the
2016 Silicon Valley Innovation Challenge!
Mohak Rastogi and Michelle Vu proudly display H2flOw, a water
consumption tracker that measures usage by individual rooms.
Best Overall Innovation, First Place Prize
H2flOw: A water consumption tracker that measures usage by individual rooms.
Mohak Rastogi, BS, Business Administration, Concentration in Management Information Systems
Kent Tran, BS Mechanical Engineering
Michelle Vu, BS, Business Administration, Concentration in Management Information Systems
Emilie Wang, BS, Business Administration, Concentration in Marketing
Best Overall Innovation, Second Place Prize
ObserVR: A clinician training app that uses virtual reality to reduce students’ need to commute to simulation labs and enable SIM centers to expand instructional bandwidth without the accompanying costs of expansion (trained instructors, facilities, and proprietary video systems).
Soham Badheka, MS, Software Engineering
Ta Chun Hsu, BS, Business Administration, Concentration in Finance
Bryan Dang, BS, Nursing
Nel Nerpio, MS, Human Factor Ergonomics
Karanbir Singh, MS Software Engineering
Best Overall Innovation, Third Place Prize
Sieve Pharmaceuticals: Provides drug screening based stem cells models and scientific opinions in the intermediate phase between discovery and preclinical for any company manufacturing rheumatoid arthritis drugs. All testing follows FDA regulations.
Vinayak Kambhampati, MS Biotechnology (MBT)
Best Social Innovation
Allieviate: An app that eliminates/bullying stress through activities and professional help.
All students from the Phillip J. Patiño School of Entrepreneurship, Fresno, CA
Best Global Innovation
GlucoCarer: A non-invasive glucose measurement device.
Students from Kaunas University of Technology, Lithuania . . .
Partnered with SJSU students . . .
Stephanie Gutierrez, Business
Cassandra Reyes, BS, Business Administration, Concentration in Marketing
Best Educational Innovation
Tutor: On demand tutor service for enrolled students in specific universities.
Soraya Siahpolo, BS Computer Science
Niloofar Siahpolo, BS Biological Sciences
Best Elevator Pitch, $500
HyperLearn: Uses the neurological principles of attention span and peak interest to keep learning fun and engaging for elementary school students
Julian Velasquez, BS Business Administration, Concentration in Entrepreneurship
Avi Banerjee, BS Business Administration, Concentration in Entrepreneurship
Lucas Chatham, BS Computer Science
People’s Choice Award
Kool Breeze Solar Hat: Light-weight hat that provides UV protection and a pleasant breeze from solar powered fan.
Derek Brown, Phillip J. Patiño School of Entrepreneurship, Fresno, CA
Best Water Conservation Innovation
The HYRDA: Combines elements of modern faucet aerators and atomizers in the agricultural industry to greatly reduce water waste and over-flooding, which leads to nitrogen loss, erosion, and algae blooms
Christian Back, BS, Business Administration, Concentration in Accounting
Winner of Microsoft Surface Pro4 Prize Raffle
Alexis Cheung, BS Computer Engineering
Winners of Microsoft Goodie Bags
Abdellatif Abdelfattah , BS Software Engineering
Joshua Beisiegel, BS Business Administration, Concentration in Entrepreneurship
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