2015 Silicon Valley Innovation Challenge Winners

Best Overall Innovation
1st Prize:  An Elegant Approach of Desalination for Agriculture
Team Members: 
Melissa Osborn – M.S. Green Technology

2nd Prize:  BrakeFree Technologies
Team Members: 
Alex Arkhangelskiy – Alumni
Arlin Wong – B.S. Industrial and Systems Engineering
Ruben Sarino – B.B.A. Entrepreneurship

3rd Prize:  Carbon Runner the Game: Educating Kids about Climate Change
Team Members: 
Tamara Chang – B.F.A. Animation/Illustration
Arthur Baney – B.S. Systems Engineering
Matthew White – B.S. Systems Engineering
LT Salinas – B.F.A. Animation/Illustration
Joshua Cruz – B.S. Computer Engineering

Best Elevator Pitch
FUTBOLCONNECT, Inc.
Team Members:
Frances T. Nevarez – Alumni
Roberto L. Telleria – George Mason University – Alumni

Best Social Innovation
UProspie
Team Members:
Jessica Uong – B.B.A. Management
Jason Li – University of Chicago – B.S. Engineering and Computer Science

Best Global Innovation
Gnothi Hub
Team Members:
John Karlovic – M.B.A.
Kwame Agyemang –

Best Sport-tech Innovation
Mobile Web Application That Helps Competitive Baseball Pitchers Track Performance (Spartan Pitch Tracker)
Team Member:
Ross Slaney – M.I.S.

People’s Choice Award
Carbon Runner the Game: Educating Kids about Climate Change
Team Members: 
Tamara Chang – B.F.A. Animation/Illustration
Arthur Baney – B.S. Systems Engineering
Matthew White – B.S. Systems Engineering
LT Salinas –– B.F.A. Animation/Illustration
Joshua Cruz – B.S. Computer Engineering