Congratulations to the 2019 Winners.

Grand Prize $40,000
American University

Second Prize $25,000
University of New Mexico

Third Prize $15,000
Texas Christian University

Honorable Mention $2,500
Johns Hopkins University

Honorable Mention $2,500
Loyola Marymount University

Honorable Mention $2,500
University of Houston

Honorable Mention $2,500
University of Texas at Austin

Honorable Mention $2,500
George Washington University

Honorable Mention $2,500
Auburn University

Founders Award $5,000
San Diego State University

Sly Innovation Award $2,500 and
Elevator Pitch 1st Place $1,250
California Polytechnic State University

Elevator Pitch 2nd Place $750
Michigan State University

Elevator Pitch 3rd Place $500
University of California-Irvine

Elevator Pitch Honorable Mention $250
University of Strathclyde (Scotland)

Elevator Pitch Honorable Mention $250
Bangladesh University of Professionals (Bangladesh)

Elevator Pitch Honorable Mention $250
University of the Incarnate Word (San Antonio)

Grand Prize Winners 2011-2019

2019

2019

American University
Celise produces biodegradable alternatives to plasticware and straws made with cornstarch and almost identical in feel and performance as plastic.

2018

2018

University of Iowa
ABAL Therapeutics automates Applied Behavior Analysis to make autism treatment more accessible and affordable for the 740,000 children with autism in the United States.

2017

2017

University of Iowa
Health Tech Solutions modernizes communication in organ transplant using a real-time mobile software app that is HIPAA compliant and enables instantaneous information flow.

2016

2016

Loyola Marymount University
InterWallet is a cloud-based platform that provides the underserved with a payment solution without hidden fees. Consumers insert cash into convenient terminals and access it from their mobile phone.

2015

2015

San Diego State University
W.E. Do GoodTM provides a low-cost, human-powered machine to improve agronomic practices and impact poverty in Ethiopia and other countries.

2014

2014

University of Arkansas
BioBotic Solutions provides a patent-pending BioBox to limit contamination and mix-ups in pathology labs.

2013

2013

George Washington University
Crowdvance is an online fundraising outlet for nonprofit organizations that rewards donors.

2012

2012

University of Houston
UNlimiters is an online retailer for products and services for people with disabilities.

2011

2011

Belmont University
Spring Back Recycling employs disenfranchised men to deconstruct and recycle mattresses to decrease landfills.