2018 Silicon Valley Innovation Challenge Winners and Finalists

Congratulations to all finalists and winners of the 15th annual Silicon Valley Innovation Challenge (SVIC) at SJSU!

Best Overall Innovation

1st Place: Paragit Solutions, first medical device to objectively assess three main symptoms of Parkinson’s disease

Team: Mohammad Filfil, MS in Electronic Engineering, Charles W. DavidsonCollege of Engineering, and College of International & Extended Studies (CIES), SJSU
Arvan Vali Maani, MS in Mechanical Engineering, Charles W. DavidsonCollege of Engineering, and College of International & Extended Studies (CIES), SJSU
Alec Moldovan, BS in Biomedical Engineering, Charles W. DavidsonCollege of Engineering, SJSU

2nd Place:Medixflow, a digital voice assistant to schedule caregivers’ tasks in senior care facilities

Team:Fabio Schmidberger, BS Software Engineering, Lucas College & Graduate School of Business, and College of International & Extended Studies (CIES), SJSU 
Ryan Palermo, BS Business Administration (Entrepreneurship), Lucas College & Graduate School of Business, SJSU 
Eduard Weichselbaumer, BS Business Administration, Lucas College & Graduate School of Business, SJSU

3rd Place:Sun Patches, Ultra Violet Bulb plasters for psoriasis treatment

Team:Aurimas Mazuras, Kaunas University of Technology, Lithuania
Edgaras Kloniūnas, Kaunas University of Technology, Lithuania
Gertrūda Nariuševičiūtė, Kaunas University of Technology, Lithuania
Rita Juceviciene, Faculty Advisor,Kaunas University of Technology, Lithuania
Andrew McLaughlin, BS Business Administration (Entrepreneurship), Lucas College & Graduate School of Business, SJSU

3rd Place: Vessel Athletics, an innovative athletic-wear top with a removable hydration pack

Team:Jasmine Sanchez, BS Business Administration (Entrepreneurship), Lucas College & Graduate School of Business, SJSU
Andrew Marley, MA Applied Anthropology,College of Social Sciences, SJSU
Ferry Alvianto Tjahjadi, BS Business Administration (Entrepreneurship), Lucas College & Graduate School of Business, SJSU
Angeline Lee, BS Computer Engineering,Charles W. DavidsonCollege of Engineering, SJSU
Andrew Amador, BA Industrial Design,College of Humanities and the Arts, SJSU
Juan Hernandez, BS Business Administration (Entrepreneurship), Lucas College & Graduate School of Business, SJSU
Thenu Senthil, BS Computer Engineering, Charles W. DavidsonCollege of Engineering, SJSU

Best Social Innovation:

Hellen Keller, a mobile app to enable the deaf and blind to communicate with others

Team:Ziyad Khalil, BS Computer Science, College of Science, and College of International & Extended Studies (CIES), SJSU

 

Medixflow, a digital voice assistant to schedule caregivers’ tasks in senior care facilities

Team:Fabio Schmidberger, BS Software Engineering, Lucas College & Graduate School of Business, SJSU
Ryan Palermo, BS Business Administration (Entrepreneurship), Lucas College & Graduate School of Business, SJSU
Eduard Weichselbaumer, BS Business Administration, Lucas College & Graduate School of Business, SJSU

 

Best Educational Innovation:

BridgeBrain, a web-based, peer-to-peer collaborative platform for university networking for research projects

Team:
Alejandro Barajas, MS Mass Communications, School of Journalism and Mass Communications SJSU
Jihye Woo, MS Mass Communications, School of Journalism and Mass Communications SJSU
Tina Korani, Faculty Advisor, School of Journalism and Mass Communications, SJSU

 

Best Elevator Pitch:

 

Jasmine Sanchez, BS Business Administration (Entrepreneurship), Lucas College & Graduate School of Business, SJSU, for Vessel Athletics, an innovative athletic-wear top with a removable hydration pack

 

People’s Choice Award:

SpotMe Solutions, an app to find parking in real-time

Team:Steve Suarez, BS Business Administration (Management),Lucas College & Graduate School of Business, SJSU
Sahib Grewal, BS Business Analytics,Lucas College & Graduate School of Business, SJSU
Kelvin Nguyen, BS Business Administration (Entrepreneurship), Lucas College & Graduate School of Business, SJSU
Matthew Daniel BS Business Administration (Entrepreneurship), Lucas College & Graduate School of Business, SJSU
James Zhao, Charles W. DavidsonCollege of Engineering, SJSU