2019 Silicon Valley Innovation Challenge Winners and Finalists

Best Overall Innovation

1st Place - Origen

 1st Place: Origen (Innovative, personalized approach to treating depression)

  • Vivi Truong, Master of Biotechnology, College of Science, SJSU
  • Jessica Techel, Master of Biotechnology, College of Science, SJSU
  • Tavneet Gill, Master of Biotechnology, College of Science, SJSU
  • Grace Gao, Master of Biotechnology, College of Science, SJSU

2nd Place Best Overall Innovation - Sentry2nd Place:Sentry (AI responder drones to decrease emergency service response time in motor accidents)

  • Sambhav Gupta, BS Corporate Accounting & Finance, College of Business, SJSU

3rd Place Best Overall Innovation - SpecUrEat3rd Place SpecUrEat (Multiple food allergen detecting device)

  • Jhanavi Madhusudhana, Master of Biotechnology, College of Science, SJSU
  • Apoorva Shankar, Master of Biotechnology, College of Science, SJSU
  • Khushali Patel, Master of Biotechnology, College of Science, SJSU
  • Anjali Shrivastava, Master of Biotechnology, College of Science, SJSU

Best Social Innovation:

ZenDenZenDen (Simplifying housing process for SJSU students)

  • Saurabh Shirur, Computer Engineering, CoEngg, SJSU
  • Kristina Milkovich, Software Engineering, CoEngg, SJSU
  • Likhith Manjunath, Computer Engineering, CoEngg, SJSU
  • Pratap Desai, Computer Engineering, CoEngg, SJSU

Best Healthcare Innovation:

Best Healthcare Innovation - BeltamomBeltamom (Precautionary belt for tracking dangerous fetal conditions during pregnancy)

  • Vytautė Razutytė, Kaunas University of Technology, Lithuania
  • Samanta Čepononytė, Kaunas University of Technology, Lithuania
  • Paulina Bistrickaitė, Kaunas University of Technology, Lithuania

Best Elevator Pitch:

Best Elevator Pitch - BeltamomSamanta Čepononytė for Beltamom

Peoples’ Choice Award:

Peoples Choice Award - GigGig (Marketplace for on-demand tasks)

  • Ricardo Maldonado, BA Economics, College of Social Sciences, SJSU
  • Sarah Shih, BS Business Analytics, College of Business, SJSU
  • Dimitrie Milinovich, BS Software Engineering, College of Science, SJSU