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Recent Winners

We are pleased to announce the winning teams in the finals held on April 11, 2014 in Duques Hall:

$35,000 Luther King Capital Management 1st Place:  

Sensamir

Sensamir
(watch presentation)

 

$15,000 2nd Place and $10,000 Blank Rome LLP Best Undergraduate Prize:  

BITGRID

Bit Grid
(watch presentation)

 

$8,000 3rd Place Overall:  

YAPPER

yapper
(watch presentation)

 

$5,000 4th Place Overall:
SMALL SPACECRAFT MICROPROPULSION

small space craft
(watch presentation)

 

$7,500 GWupstart Best For-Profit Social Venture and $5,000 Capital One Bank Best Sustainable Technology Prize:

PEDAL FORWARD

Pedal Forward
(watch presentation)

 

$7,500 GWupstart Best Non-Profit Social Venture and $3,000 Audience Choice Award:
COMMON SENSE ACTION

Common Sense ActionCommon Sence Action
(watch presentation) 

 

$5,000 AARP Foundation Prize for Older-Adult Focused Innovation:
DORMGEN

 

Dorm Gen

 


 

We are pleased to announce the teams that have been invited to advance to the Finals and make a 15-minute presentation of their business plan before a panel of distinguished judges on April 11. The 10 teams and their members are listed below in alphabetical order:

Barco

  • Barco, a premier technology firm, develops nightlife entertainment products including the CARLOS line, a series of robotic bartenders.
    • Elliot Liskin
    • Samson March

BitGrid

  • BitGrid offers software solutions for distributed generation management to build a smarter grid and a more efficient country.
    • Justin Hyde
    • Volker Sorger
    • Charles Taylor

Common.Sense.Action

  • @CSAction is a grassroots, bipartisan organization building a movement of #Millennial voters to bring our generation to the policymaking table.
    • Lane Farrell
    • Sam Gilman
    • Jevin Hodge
    • Ryann Roberts

Generation A

  • GenerationA Records connects artists with social initiatives to affect change. And equally important, we produce and promote great artists.
    • Bryce Connolly
    • Jordan Grobe
    • Maxwell Tingle
    • Max Grossman

GRID - Gaming Revolution for International Development

  • GRID - Gaming Revolution for International Development aims at creating gaming solutions for understanding challenges encountered in International Development.
    • Muhammad Abdul-Rahim
    • Mariam Adil
    • Caroline Bailey
    • June Yee Leow

Pedal Forward

  • Our mission is to create sustainable solutions to ill-health and poverty through the manufacture, sale and use of bamboo bicycles.
    • Jeffrey Birenbaum
    • Chris Deschenes
    • Elizabeth Hubler
    • Matthew Wilkins

Sensamir (formerly Delectify)

  • Sensemir manufactures edible food products designed to palliate the taste of bitter medications for children and adults.
    • Rehan Quadri
    • Owais Khalid

Small Spacecraft Micropropulsion

  • SSM provides low power and low mass electric propulsion solution for Small Satellites.
    • Samudra Haque
    • Cameron Parvini
    • George Teel
    • Michael Keidar

Optimum Player Performance (formerly Sports Analytics)

  • With this innovative technology, agents and investors will reduce the risk of bad investments or surprises in the soccer industry
    • Adrian Asallas Lederman
    • Alsten Dsouza

Yapper

  • Yapper aims to change the way people and businesses interact with the ‘here and now’ in this new and always changing mobile society.
    • Dane Hinnen
    • Justin Lichtenstaedter
    • Rob Wyant

 


 

We are pleased to announce the teams that have been invited to advance to the Semi-Finals and submit a full 15-page business plan. The 40 teams and their members are listed below in alphabetical order:

@HomeRehab

  • @HomeRehab provides a suite of rehabilitation exercise, strength, flexibility, & mobile enabled devices to improve the phases of healthcare.
    • Damon McCullough
    • Steven Pazan
    • Justin Giammona


Apiarence

  • Apiarence - Apiary Sustainment through Science: Saving Bees, Understanding CCD, and Securing the World's Food Supply! #MAAREC
    • Jacob Camp
    • Justin Giammona
    • Crystal Huff


Assistance

  • Assistance.net is an online marketplace for independent professionals and entrepreneurs, where they can provide and request services and develop themselves professionally.
    • Joseph Crandall
    • Devin Kuhn


Barco

  • Barco, a premier technology firm, develops nightlife entertainment products including the CARLOS line, a series of robotic bartenders.
    • Elliot Liskin
    • Samson March


BitGrid

  • BitGrid offers software solutions for distributed generation management to build a smarter grid and a more efficient country.
    • Justin Hyde
    • Volker Sorger
    • Charles Taylor


Cardio Guard

  • To improve cardiac health and quality of life through elegant, user-friendly, and innovative solutions designed for comfort and convenience
    • Tess Gann
    • Quinn Salditch
    • Sandya Subramanian
    • Jill Zwetchkenbaum


Common.Sense.Action

  • @CSAction is a grassroots, bipartisan organization building a movement of #Millennial voters to bring our generation to the policymaking table.
    • Lane Farrell
    • Sam Gilman
    • Jevin Hodge
    • Ryann Roberts


Craftwork

  • #Craftwork is a lab with specialized equipment, space, training, and community for urban crafters to create high-quality handmade crafts.
    • Kevin McCarthy
    • Ranjani Sridharan
    • Vina Verman


Delectify

  • Delectify manufactures edible food products designed to palliate the taste of bitter medications for children and adults.
    • Rehan Quadri


Dentures4Less

  • Dentures-4-Less (D4L) is a new dental clinic that specializes in high quality same-day dentures at the lowest prices.
    • Jamal Theodore
    • Mr. Theodore


DormGen

  • By matching roommates across generations, @DormGen is making life better for young and old. Learn more at www.dormgen.com.
    • Richard McConkie


Fuel City

  • Fuel City helps institutions integrate proven waste to energy systems that generate income by improving the environment
    • Vadim Berg
    • Morgan Smith
    • Ben Underwood    


Generation A

  • GenerationA Records connects artists with social initiatives to affect change. And equally important, we produce and promote great artists.
    • Bryce Connolly
    • Jordan Grobe
    • Maxwell Tingle
    • Max Grossman


Genie DryCleanie

  • The Netflix of Green Laundry and Dry Cleaning, for less than your cell phone bill.  Your Wash, is our Command!
    • Shane O'Neill
    • Roy Gabriel
    • Tobey Wood


Global Dance Initiative

  • Global Dance Initiative: transforming conflict to constructive dialogue by merging new #technology with the international language of #dance
    • Angela Schopke


GRID - Gaming Revolution for International Development

  • GRID - Gaming Revolution for International Development aims at creating gaming solutions for understanding challenges encountered in International Development.
    • Muhammad Abdul-Rahim
    • Mariam Adil
    • Caroline Bailey
    • June Yee Leow


Jonas Umbrellas

  • Fashion with a purpose! Every limited edition umbrella we sell helps fund a clean-water well at schools in Sub-Saharan Africa.
    • Joshua Pavano


Koti. A Home When You Need One

  • Koti engineers independence to power you through any disaster.
    • Henry Palancar
    • Rhiannon Scanlon
    • Alyse Stone


LuckiPets

  • #LuckiPets mission is to provide high quality in home care for #pets, excellent #customer service, and convenience for pet owners.
    • Tanya Taylor


M Kene

  • Enhancing care of underserved patients by bringing Big Data to an SMS-based mobile healthcare network.
    • Amanda Cassiday
    • John Samuel


Mitchell Solutions

  • Mitchell SolUtions is a new firm that provides technical and problem solving solution services both for its own use and for their clients.
    • John Mitchell
    • Mrs. Mitchell


Mobile Farmers Market

  • Mobile Farmers Market is a secure wireless payment system connecting independent fresh food sellers to #EBT shoppers.
    • Lisette Garcia
    • Tongliang Liu
    • Lulu Ma
    • Yuchen Xie


MSalus

  • Finding the best apps to improve lives.
    • Bianca Frogner
    • Aleksandar Stefanovski
    • Christopher Yang


Netwerkr

  • An online professional network that creates business connections and friendships in a local area by matching users and suggesting events
    • Ozichukwu Anumudu
    • Kevin Brown


Passport Chef

  • The complete meal experience - quick and delicious international meal kits paired with innovative technology delivered to your door.
    • Brett Eisen
    • Nate Lee


Pedal Forward

  • Our mission is to create sustainable solutions to ill-health and poverty through the manufacture, sale and use of bamboo bicycles.
    • Jeffrey Birenbaum
    • Chris Deschenes
    • Elizabeth Hubler
    • Matthew Wilkins

 

Project Dahomey

  • A sustainable social venture with profound emphasis on girl-child education and and women empowerment through sanitary revolution
    • Sangeeth Sushma Konumuri
    • Rajeshwar Manda
    • Sharath Chandra Matturu

 

Replica

  • Replica's app turns your smartphone into a high-quality 3D scanner. Use scans in virtual reality, or bring them to life with 3D printing.
    • Brandon Minor
    • Vincent Spinella-Mamo
    • Sean Murphy


Resonate Technology

  • Our mission is to improve the performance of electronic devices
    • Hasan Goktas
    • Douglas Thayer


RUNINOS

  • RUNINOS is a web design and social media firm providing consumers with real time, location-based data and retailers with customer strategy marketing and consulting.
    • Chito Peppler
    • Zachary    Peirce


Small Spacecraft Micropropulsion

  • @gwbizplan 1st US CubeSat w/GWU electric propulsion by Team SSM to zoom through Space in 2014 #1stUSCubeSatWithEP
    • Samudra Haque
    • Cameron Parvini
    • George Teel
    • Michael Keidar


Smart Waste Solutions

  • Building a better tomorrow by changing the way we think about waste today!
    • Adam Samaan


Smarter Vote

  • Smarter Vote promises to help voters understand which candidates most closely align with them so they can choose wisely.
    • Rob Oden
    • Rasheid Scarlett


Sports Analytics

  • With this innovative technology, agents and investors will reduce the risk of bad investments or surprises in the soccer industry
    • Jose Arnau Gomez
    • Adrian Asallas Lederman
    • Miguel Lejeune


Suit Up

  • SuitUp will re-imagine the measurement and fitting process of women’s suits using imaging technology and classic draping techniques.
    • Leah Farrar


The Great Wall

  • @TheGreatWall_GW: Quality concerns? It's likely you are not alone. Join others in the same boat on the Great Wall Platform! Let's seek a resolution together
    • Yikai Jin
    • Grant Leach
    • Honglin Liu
    • Naixin Zhang


The Vendors Kitchen

  • @VendorsKitchen is a shared kitchen space for low income food entrepreneurs in LDCs to grow their business and change the world #socent
    • Hunter Pritchard


The Wealth Factory Inc

  • WealthyLife teaches people how to make better financial decisions thru games @wealthylifers
    • Chidi Ibe
    • Shyaam Sundhar Rajamadam Srinivasan
    • Angel Rich
    • Siddhi Salvi


WaitingRoom

  • A semi-automated concierge service to be used in doctor's offices, WaitingRoom improves the patient experience.
    • Justin Shafa
    • Brian Shafa


Yapper

  • Yapper aims to change the way people and businesses interact with the ‘here and now’ in this new and always changing mobile society.
    • Dane Hinnen
    • Justin Lichtenstaedter
    • Rob Wyant
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