Past Winners

Congratulations to the winners of the 2019 SVBPC!

1st Prize – Winner of the Bill Barton grand prize award of $10,000 – Fabio Schmidberger forMedixflow - the digital voice assistant for senior care facilities.

2nd Prize – $5,000 award sponsored by Hooman Bolandi – Mohak Rastogi for Surplus – a platform that allows restaurants to reduce food waste by selling excess food at a discount to students.

3rd Prize – $2,500 award sponsored by Dave Hadden – Austin Tse for Bay Commons – creating dorms for adults.


Congratulations to the winners of the 2018 SVBPC!

1st Prize – Ambii team  – Winner of the Bill Barton grand prize award -  The world's first AI driven jukebox - empowering groups to listen together, enabling each individual with the ability to influence the music that plays for the entire group. 

2nd Prize – ParkStash team - Award sponsored by Hooman Bolandi- ParkStash is the Airbnb for parking - a mobile app that connects people having unused driveways/carports to someone looking for a parking spot.

3rd prize – BAYbies' Spot team - $2,500 award sponsored by Dave Hadden, Arlo Inc. 
The BAYbies’ Stop is a one stop shop that comes to you and delivers affordable, good quality, gently used baby and children’s clothing.


Congratulations to the winners of the 2017 SVBPC!

1st Prize – Vinder – Winner of the Bill Barton grand prize award of $10,000 -  (A peer-to-peer online community oriented marketplace connecting home gardeners, community gardens, and urban farms with community members looking for local produce. Team lead: Sam Lillie)

2nd Prize – Syminar - $5,000 award sponsored by Valin Corporation (Bringing Classrooms online in Virtual Reality, targeted at nursing students. Team lead: Bryan Dang)

3rd prize – Exceed - $2,500 award sponsored by Dave Hadden, Arlo Inc. - (An online platform to make US college admissions more accessible to foreign students, particularly the Chinese market. Team: Joshua Beisiegel, Audrey Yik, Joy Yan)  

All three teams received an additional award in the form of complimentary legal advice valued at $1,000 per team from the Webb Law Firm. 


Congratulations to the winners of the 2016 SVBPC!

1st Prize – PlayCause – winner of the Bill Barton grand prize award of $10,000 - (Athlete crowd-funding platform for charity; team lead: Peter Lee)

2nd Prize – Hygiea - sponsored by the Lucas College & Graduate School of Business (Waste Management IoT platform; team: Pratik Vyas, Saiman Shetty, Parshad Patel)

3rd prize – Minute.tech - sponsored by Dave Hadden, Arlo Inc. - (Crowd-sourced tech support for non-techies; team: Douglas James, Nigel Vega, Ryan Wall)  

 4th prize – Cumulus Mobile Testing - sponsored by Solix Technologies – (Automated mobile testing as a service, using crowd-sourced smartphones; team: Stephanie Reyes, Matthew Trettin, William Wilson, Hung Diep)  

All four teams received an additional award in the form of complimentary legal advice valued at $1,000 per team from the Webb Law Firm. 


Congratulations to the winners of the 2015 SVBPC

1st prize: Storsh - 1st Prize: Bill Barton award of $10,000
Costa Bakouros, Nicole Ingersoll, Anthony Leonard, Dylan Neu 
STORSH: Have you ever heard anyone complain about storage running up on his/her IPhone? We’ve heard it numerous times from our families, classmates, and colleagues. Storsh is a local storage case company for the IPhone. The idea is simple; buy the case, turn on the app, and use your new storage.

2nd prize: EZ-Stem - 2nd Prize: Solon Suarez award of $5,000
Sally Luvsantseren 
EZSTEM: We are repurposing an existing ferromagnetic nanoparticle technology for application in cell culture laboratories. Our technology eliminates the need for chemical cell passaging and effectively improves the quality of cell cultures with a mechanical passaging method. 

3rd prize: EasyReader - 3rd Prize: Dan Doles award of $2,500
Andrew Perez
EASYREADER: Our application scans (takes pictures of) physical text, and converts this text to audio files to be read aloud. This is extremely valuable to the vision impaired who often have a hard time reading, as well as college students assigned chapter readings on a weekly basis.

4th prize: BizApp - 4th Prize: Dave Hadden award of $1,500
Ashish Batwara 
BIZAPP: For businesses that sell products using WhatsApp or online marketplaces, BizApp, provides a unified multi-level, multi-channel well-structured product-selling platform.

Best written plan: SRAT Basket - Best written Business Plan award of $500 
Madi Knowles, Bryce Cano, Tyler Charron 
SRAT Baskets is committed to go beyond the simple gift to accommodate unique requests and produce the most individualized fraternity or sorority themed baskets on the market via online ordering.  Greek members, like myself, need this product and have no convenient solution