Congratulations to the 2022 Winners.

Grand Prize $40,000
Pointz Mobility, Brown University

Second Prize $25,000
InfernoGuard, Northwestern University

Third Prize $15,000
AI+Learners, Cornell University

Mittlesteadt/Waste Connections Innovation Award $10,000
Honorable Mention $2,500

GarboCarbo, University of Illinois Chicago

Founders' Award $5,000
Honorable Mention $2,500

SteadiSpoon, Southern Methodist University

Sly Innovation Award $2,500
Honorable Mention $2,500

Compost'd, Georgetown University

Honorable Mention $2,500
Kwizera Coffee, Lipscomb University

Honorable Mention $2,500
Neram, Trinity University

Investor Challenge
First Place $2,500: Indiana University
Second Place, $1,500: Georgetown University
Third Place, $1,000: Brown University

Ripple Awards, $1,000 each:
March, TCU
Sava, Brigham Young University
Sheeza, San Diego State University

Market Simulation Competition
First Place $1,000: Bradley University
Second Place, $750: Fairfield University
Third Place, $500: LeTourneau University

Grand Prize Winners 2011-2022

2022

2022

Brown University
Pointz Mobility is a safer navigation app for micromobility riders. Their proprietary road rating script gives each road a 1-5 bike-friendliness scale by taking into account a variety of factors and datasets to determine the rating. The Pointz proprietary routing algorithm favors more bike-friendly routes.

2021

2021

Clarkson University
KLAW Industries is developing a sustainable concrete pozzolan made from recycled glass called Pantheon™, a partial replacement for cement in concrete. It provides a lower-cost alternative to cement while reducing the concrete manufacturer’s carbon footprint, giving them access to LEED projects, and making their concrete stronger and more chemically resistant.

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.