2023 Winners

1st Place Best Overall Innovation

Best Overall Innovation Awards 1st Place: Sequio

Sequio, An AI-powered standardized competitive exam and interview prep tool
● Vashisht Anand (MS Engineering Management)
● Sharad Nataraj (MS Software Engineering)
● Akshat Gupta (MS Computer Engineering)
● Ashay Ilame (MS Engineering Management)
● Dheyeykumar Nikalwala (MS Engineering Management)

2nd Place Best Overall Innovation

Second Place: Project Firewatch

Project Firewatch, High performance wildfire surveillance aircraft with fire trajectory software.
● Sofia Silva (BSSE)
● Riannon Regan (Aerospace Engineering BS)
● Nha Alvarado: (BSSE) 
● Jose Betancourt: (BSSE)
● Huston Scharnagl: (Aerospace Engineering)

3rd Place Best Overall Innovation

3rd Place: Plastic Purge

Plastic Purge, Turning non-reusable plastic into oxygen by utilizing bio-chemical Applications
● Devon Rodriguez (BSBA/Entrepreneurship)
● Rishi Birudaraj (BSBA/Entrepreneurship) 

Emerging Technology Award

Emerging Technology Award: VitalWatch

VitalWatch, A smartwatch that detects vital compounds in human sweat
● Francesca Angela (Master of Biotechnology) 
● Erin Chase (Master of Biotechnology) 
● Anthony Ho (Master of Biotechnology) 
● Jericho Peterson (Master of Biotechnology)
● Nathan Pham (Master of Biotechnology) 

Social Impact Innovation Award

Social Impact Innovation Award: Home Sweet Home

Home Sweet Home, Platform connecting solo elders with low-income housing students.
● Kai-Ren Hou (BSBA/Business Analytics) 

Best Elevator Pitch Award

Best Elevator Pitch Award: ConcussionCoach

ConcussionCoach, A device that captures life-saving concussion data for all athletes, all the time
● Andrew Jenkins (Business) 
● Max Rothe (Entrepreneurial Engineering - Interdisciplinary Masters)
● Aaron Jenkins (Justice Studies/CS) 
● Sepehr Pazoki (Mech Engineering)

People’s Choice Award

People’s Choice Award: BioConnect

BioConnect, A real-time marketplace for listing and purchasing laboratory resources
● Meher Nigar (Master of Biotechnology)
● Smitha Rani (Master of Biotechnology) 
● Namita Borse (Master of Biotechnology)
● Kristina Thanasi (Master of Biotechnology)