News | 19 June 2017

IDEA Hub for Social and Creative Enterprise Competition Winners Announced


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CIED launched UCSC’s new IDEA Hub with a pitch competition:

Pitch for Social and Creative Enterprise
June 7, 2017
3:00 to 5:30 p.m.
Hotel Paradox
611 Ocean St.
Santa Cruz

Thirteen teams with at least one UCSC student competed, and the three top winners pitched at the ensuing Santa Cruz New Tech Meetup.

1st Place, $3,000: WaterBug
water-distribution-system monitor provides real-time data to save water and energy
Grant Ly, Alec Reid, Wyatt Smitt, Tin Thurein

2nd Place, $2,000: Code Naturally
researches new approaches to excite 3rd through 9th graders about math and computer science
Sukh Singh, CEO; Gabe de la Mora, Keller Jordan, Emily O’neal, Kathy Petersen, Kristian Talley, Alfred Young

3rd Place, $1,000: OVAC
drone autonomously collects data about the health of our lakes and oceans, reporting to industry professionals and marine researchers
Garrett Ding, Josh Gutterman, Aaron Ramirez, Garrett Stoll

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