Friday, October 25, 2013 - Trojan Family Weekend
Allan Hancock Foundation Building (AHF)
The USC Student Innovator Showcase and Fast Pitch is organized each year to highlight student creativity and breakthrough ideas from all disciplines. Students, parents and the rest of the USC community were invited to explore 30 exciting student innovations, presented along the front lawn of AHF.
Parents and students voted for their favorite projects, and the two teams with the most votes at the end of the Showcase won a $600 Students Choice Award or Parents Choice Award.
The judges determined the top 10 student innovations, and those teams moved on to the Fast Pitch competition in Herklotz Courtyard, where they had three minutes to deliver the pitch of their lifetime.
At 6pm, Mark Stevens -- USC alum and famous venture capitalist-- delivered a keynote speech. Click here to read his bio! Shortly after, the judges will announced the winners of the following prizes:
•Most Innovative Award - $5,500
•Most Promising Business Concept - $5,500
•Most Potentially Disruptive Award - $5,000
•Lloyd Greif Center Market Traction Award - $2,500
Meet the 2013 Student Innovators!
Click to learn more about each innovation:
DestiDent - Team Leader: Amrish Ramnarine
Coursewiz - Team Leader: Cosmo Scharf *
Kaizen - Team Leader: Serhan Ulkumen
GO U.P. - Team Leader: Ben Jakovljevic
Wiz! - Team Leader: Scott Fairbanks *
Venu - Team Leader: Muralikrishna Joshi
JellyVibes - Team Leader: Eduard Korijn *
DishItOut - Team Leader: Munika Lay
ClickOnComics - Team Leader: Sergio Pedroza
iCollege Process - Team Leader: Renita Williams
Localite Games - Team Leader: Anna Lotko
Teledipity - Team Leader: Andres Anton-Diaz *
Pelv-ice - Team Leader: Elizabeth Sanders
Angel Corp: Protecting the Marine Ecosystem - Team Leader: Adam Gramling *
InDepth - Team Leader: Alexa Hudnut *
Flippr - Team Leader: Sydney Liu
BioWater - Team Leader: Jay Todd "JT" Max
Trail - Team Leader: Andrew Poksay *
StemJet - Team Leader: Furkan E. Sahin *
Momendos - Team Leader: Mike Yerou
Rally - Team Leader: Andrew Schrieber
Hungry for Change - Team Leader: Uriel Kim
DelecTable - Team Leader: Nandini Dasarathy
BriskRabbit - Team Leader: Shuhan He *
Revlock & B-Lock - Team Leader: Michael Ahdoot
XCLU - Team Leader: Brittany Jenkins
SurfScooter - Team Leader: Michael Hoskins *
Taste Professional - Team Leader: Benjamin Brown
* = Top 10 Finalist, Fast Pitch Participant
Click here for FAQ.
To see videos from past Showcases, visit the USC Stevens YouTube channel.
If you have questions, contact Kelsey Goelz, Student Outreach Coordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org
2013 Award Winners: