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Terp Tank is the culminating capstone event of two years of study in the Entrepreneurship and Innovation Program (EIP). For their capstone, our second-semester sophomores work in teams to develop a for-profit business plan that achieves multiple bottom-lines of both profitability and social benefit. These projects address the global necessity to develop and implement solutions to critical social and environmental concerns in ways that are technologically viable and economically sustainable. Each student team will present their capstone project to a panel of outside judges for the chance to win cash prizes from supporting sponsors.
"This award will help us continue our business and validates our idea even further. It shows that all of our hard work this semester has not gone to waste.”
-- Tami Olafunmiloye, Aerospace Engineering major and 2016 Indi Crafts team member
“Capstone projects address the global necessity to develop and implement solutions to critical social and environmental concerns in ways that are both technologically viable and economically sustainable.”
-- Ryan Elza, Social Entrepreneur in Residence, EIP
Brain Band is an EEG wearable that helps improve the academic performance of college athletes up to 20% by delivering customized study and sleep schedules based on peak productivity. Brain Band saves universities thousands of dollars in tutoring and counseling costs while increasing major-related career placement among student athletes by 13%.
Bright Box is a subscription box company whose goal is to provide early exposure of valuable life and educational skills to children before they are taught them in their standard school curriculum. With the improvement of these skills we hope to help these children increase their overall academic and career performance.
Corazon creates a fitness-focused, communal environment specifically geared towards the safety and comfort of older generations as they age by promoting healthy practices and encouraging social engagement through specialized classes.
CradleBox is a one-of-a-kind, curated box of gently-owned articles of children’s clothing, delivered straight to the doorsteps of busy parents. Our service extends the lifetime of clothing by allowing parents to both give and receive gently-used items.
Dijkstra Recycling reduces the impact of the plastic industry on the environment by recycling plastics products directly back into the supply chain. Working as a partner to recycling facilities nationwide, Dijkstra Recycling completes the process of returning post-consumer plastic to pelletized resin.
Drivebox provides the world’s first affordable self-driving add-on kit for the physically limited that can be installed on any existing car, making driving safer, more accessible, and less strenuous. With Drive Box, the physically limited will recover wages and decrease the burden on their friends and family.
Hydrotech utilizes a smart meter with real-time feedback that can save up to 4 kW-hours of energy and 7.5 gallons of water with each shower. This smart meter will also provide data in order to more efficiently manage showers across a building and pinpoint any inefficiencies.
By making fire and rescue missions significantly faster, Lif3Finder intends to save lives though a mixed reality headset that allows firefighters to see and hear people in need during fire rescue missions. This device will vastly improve public health by reducing fire costs, injuries, and fatalities.
OnTrack is a mobile app that helps young people live healthy lives and become charitable givers through encouraging people to run by providing monetary incentives and charitable donations.
Politics4People helps local policymakers increase their efficiency in office through sophisticated email categorization and summarized statistics, which then creates lasting social change for their local constituents in all areas impacted by legislation.
Redline Rummage is an e-commerce platform stocked with locally and sustainably-sourced furnishings. By intercepting and refurbishing salvageable furniture that would otherwise enter the waste stream, we are able to minimize the environmental burden of the furniture industry, all while providing unique, high quality, and storied furnishings.
Sift Labs helps coffee importers minimize financial risks and enables smallholder farmers to increase their harvest and profits by providing drone imaging and actionable data insights of crop growing cycles.
STEMerge is the first and only STEM-career-oriented summer camp for girls. We go beyond typical camp activities with company field trips and team projects in order to build confidence that translates into an increased likelihood of pursuing a STEM degree by 30%.
SunSpot empowers Americans with a source of green energy to stay cool and connected. We focus on distributing solar-powered fans that can charge other low-power devices to help Americans through power outages and lead more sustainable and grid-independent lives.
TellTales addresses the problem of social isolation in seniors with an easy-to-use online service that inspires and motivates seniors to record and share their stories. They can then use the comment section of a story to interact with other users, either inside or outside of their family.