I am an individual, Not a student, I am looking for team members with app development skills. I have 2 MBA students on my student team. I work with people with dementia and have discovered that many of their needs could be met with a wearable device that could keep track of them and remind them of things they have forgotten. I would like to develop this in conjunction with a team of students from the UW. I have collaborated with Dr. Rhoads of the UW Medicine Memory and Brain Wellness Center and we think this device could be revolutionary in the treatment of Alzheimer's. I think this can win the health innovation challenge. I have a work history of Marketing, Customer Relations, Accounting and ran a business flipping houses. I have never developed a product, that is where I need help. But I could help and inspire a team to make a much needed innovation for this challenged population and their overworked caregivers.
As an associate sales leader for Vestas, Chelsea is a highly ambitious and performance-driven professional with an unparalleled work ethic. She has legal and commercial experience in the wind industry, with a background in environmental law and policy, and is focused on business-based solutions to environmental challenges, with an emphasis on economically attractive deployment. Chelsea graduated from the University of North Dakota with a B.A. in Philosophy, Religion, and Peace Studies and from Lewis & Clark Law School with her J.D. and certificates in environmental and public interest law. She is currently completing an M.B.A. at Presidio Graduate School, focused on finance and systems thinking. Chelsea was named a 2016 Emerging Leader of the Wind Industry by the American Wind Energy Association and a 2016-2017 Net Impact Racial Equity Fellow. She is a dog lover, an avid reader, and a very enthusiastic Scattegories player.
My professional concentration area is regenerative medicine and biomaterials, with knowledge in medical sciences, and some knowledge in economics too(as the second degree). I have prototyping skills, and am able to build 3D models using AutoCAD and print it out. I am also able to do laser cutting and engraving on different kinds of materials.
The DASO Soccer Smart Wall is a rebounder with lights that tell you where to kick and sensors that analyze performance. We currently determine speed, accuracy, and rebound control time and we are looking to integrate trajectory and the user's distance from the Smart Wall when striking the ball. This information is calculated into a score that is displayed for the user next to their training session countdown timer. We will use this information to create detailed training histories of player development. With enough players we can put their scores online to create an online hub of training, scouting, and competition. We have two prototypes we are demoing for relevant players in the northwest soccer community - All-American Nate Boatright has said "It kicks a**! I'd recommend it." Most notably we have a demo with the President & CEO of Starfire Sports, the home of the Seattle Sounders and the epicenter of soccer in the northwest. We have patent pending status and our current survey data shows players giving the unit a 4.9/5 stars. For more information go to www.soccersmartwall.com
I am currently a dual-degree MD/PhD student working on my PhD in Molecular & Cell Biology. My current work largely computational in nature and involves the design of algorithms for genome assembly; I have extensive laboratory experience with genomics. I am also in the Technology Entrepreneurship Certificate Program at the Foster School of Business and will have completed the TEC program by Dec. 2016. In addition to my research, I am the Clinic Manager at a free medical clinic for the urban underserved in the Seattle area and I am a Science Communication Fellow at the Pacific Science Center. I also work at UW CoMotion as a Technology Licensing Fellow (I help evaluate early-stage UW innovations from commercialization and technology readiness perspectives). Before coming to Seattle, I got undergraduate degrees in Pharmaceutical Sciences and Biochemistry/Molecular Biology and I have experience working in both academic and industrial laboratories.
I am a PhD candidate in Bioengineering doing research in DNA nanotechnology and next-generation molecular diagnostics. My interests include subfields of multiple disciplines including: synthetic biology, cancer research, machine learning, genomics and POC diagnostics.
I am an Engineering Manager at Boeing working on 777X Primary Flight Control Laws. I have undergraduate and graduate degrees in Aerospace Engineering and am now halfway through my evening MBA degree. I have many years of experience designing, developing, and testing complex technical products for market. I also have a strong interest in team development and organizational behavior.
I’m passionate about human-centric approaches to problem solving and leading people with empathy. People who know me recognize my drive, commitment, and a passion for building a better tomorrow – hard work, persistence, and positivity. Most recently, I volunteered abroad in Costa Rica with UBELONG, and provided caregiving services at a local non-profit. Additionally I’ll be working on a legacy project with Chief Seattle Club and Pike Place Market this school year, 2016 - 2017.
Greetings, my name is Kathryn Campos. I was born weighing 1 pound 3 ounces at U of WA Medical Center. I lost my twin brother at birth, received open heart surgery at 3 weeks old with no anesthia, was in Neonatal ICU care for 5 months and was on steroids for over a year. I am just one of millions of babies born to soon. I'm the founder of The Neonatal Womb Foundation. We are interested in gaining team-members with experience in business, nonprofit/social enterprise, marketing, legal, finance, software application development, global/public health, pre-med/medicine, nursing, and community healthcare worker training development/business development. 15 million babies are born early each year, access to care-providers is critical to the prevention and reduction of preterm births and related fatalities. In the USA 1 in 10 infants are born early, and we have an international ranking of a C-grade level. This is an international crisis that demands recognition, acknowledgement and solution building Our mission is to create a Community Healthcare Worker Certified Training Program for premature infants, we seek to develop a pilot project of the program and have it accessible via APP for potential community healthcare workers to gain access to educational training, resources, and support materials. This program is meant to be utilize both domestically and internationally and will contain locally based information pertinent for healthcare workers and what is accessible to them.
Entrepreneurial-minded Engineer turned MBA student; background in Electrical Engineering (M.S.) and 11 years of industry experience at Boeing and in telecom. Future-oriented, idea-generating and big picture seeking, analytical, quantitative, collaborative, dedicated to teamwork. Experience as a project manager bringing together team resources to solve an undefined, complex technical and business challenge.
We aim to provide a sustainable, profitable solution to retail food waste by converting it to a natural fish feed for the aquaculture industry and developing software to formulate optimal animal feeds based on user input of their food waste at hand. Our project addresses two environmental problems: large amounts of retail food waste end up in landfills, and the primary basis of fish feed is currently small species of fish whose populations are threatened.
I am currently a Master's degree student in the Department of Bioengineering at the UW. My current research is in cancer immunotherapy and in genome engineering with two separate labs at UW South Lake Union/Fred Hutch and at UW Medical Center, respectively. This past year, I was a research scholar at UCLA and led a study to completion in three months, historically projected to take eight months. This included patient trials and was within the Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences. Besides my research, I am a classical pianist and enjoy sport bouldering.
Hello. I have a passion for startups. The dedication to creating innovative products by throwing out the status quo to achieve big goals intrigues me. I've been learning all I can on the business end from finance and marketing to innovation theory. My goal is to apply these skills to help a team who needs a business guy to turn their technology idea into a real organization.
• Strong quantitative and problem-solving skills • Clear minded analyzing data and looking for pattern • Interpret issue from multiple perspectives • Expert working in multicultural environment • Meticulous, detail-oriented, and hardworking • Talk friendly with good communication skills • Bilingual: English and Chinese
I am a 22-year-old, native Washingtonian burn survivor. A senior at the University of WA-Seattle majoring in Interdisciplinary Visual Arts. I come from an underprivileged/represented background whose mission is to be the change I wish to see in the world. To start a small business in selling consumer products (phone cases) to save/raise money to start-up another business to create a clothing line for all shapes and sizes, that will, in turn, make money to create a non-profit organization to help end homelessness in America in the near future.
I have a computer engineering degree from Purdue University and have 3+ years of experience as a software developer working fulltime at Amazon. I am proficient in programming in languages like Java, C++ etc. and have some experience with web/app development as well. Currently, I am a first year MBA student at Foster Business school trying to learn some business concepts in order to launch my startup.
Hi! I am Stefana Ciustea, a current Sophomore at the University of Washington. I consider myself a well-rounded person with many passions, ranging from medicine to engineering to atmospheric sciences to neuroscience to dancing, and beyond. I believe that all fields of knowledge are connected, and the most successful inventions are ones that combine ideas and skills from different fields on knowledge. I would love to use my creativity and my varying skills in a team filled with people that hold different passions, in order for my team and I to come up with an innovative product or service that will help the environment.
I am a fourth year PhD candidate in Communication with interests in tech. I'd like to help a team do quality user research and data analysis, and strategic planning.
While in the Foster School of Business Evening MBA Program, I work for the University of Washington’s Department of Global Health as a Senior Program Manager. I focus primarily on health systems strengthening interventions in Haiti including clinical mentoring, health information systems for improved patient care and health workforce development. Since I served in the Peace Corps in West Africa, I have been compelled to make health systems work better: to serve more people, more efficiently; to provide a better quality service; and, to ultimately improve health outcomes in low resource settings. I have worked at different levels of implementation: from directly interacting in the local language with the communities served to working for the donor and informing strategic funding decisions. These experiences have enriched my approaches to health systems management and enabled me to understand the impact of programs from multiple perspectives. I have seen health systems fail patients unnecessarily due to inefficient services, poor management of staff and resources, and lack of protocol. I am driven to preventing needless suffering and death through innovated health delivery models, better planning and management, and patient advocacy.
We are upgrading everyday items to serve a second function- generate electricity. Our goal is to make an inexpensive, safe, easy to install, easy to fix product.
An online private real estate fund with no minimum buy-in. Allows everybody to invest in real estate.
Math major at the University of Washington. Know some coding.
SafeFlame aims to tackle a glut of high profile issues effecting people in developing nations. First among these is the potent issue of indoor pollutants. Globally, more than 3 billion people cook using biomass (wood, animal dung, crop waste, or charcoal). The indoor pollution created by burning these fuels results in over 4.3 million deaths annually with deaths particularly high among women and young children, who spend the most time within the home. Additionally, many of these solid fuels are gathered in an unsustainable manner by local communities causing severe deforestation. SafeFlame’s service – which we call an untethered utility – is provided through biodigesters which SafeFlame technicians install directly into customers’ households. These digesters, which are serviced regularly by the team, break down organic content to produce biogas which customers can use to prepare meals on a standard gas cookstove. “Think of it like your water heater at home”, says CEO and current Foster MBA student Kevin Cussen, “Someone installs it somewhere in your house and as long as you pay your electricity bill you reap the benefits of hot water. Once we install a digester, all our customers need to do is pay their bill and they have access to clean burning gas at the turn of a knob.” Those interested in learning more or getting involved are encouraged to check out SafeFlame’s Facebook page or reach out directly to Kevin Cussen at kcussen@safeflamellc.com!
I am a quick learner with an endless curiosity about the natural world. I believe that new technologies can transform our way of life, and that drastic changes are necessary to address the challenge and promise of the future. I have a technical background that allows first-principles thinking for most types of problems. I am an intense worker when needed and easy-going otherwise. I've worked at UW as a graduate researcher, a teaching assistant, and a commercialization fellow with CoMotion.
SwayPlate is an easily operated, clinical device that can quickly and quantifiably measure balance, providing medical professional with the necessary information they need to design the patient's treatment plan to their individual needs to better prevent falls, increase mobility, and reduce healthcare costs.
DemocracyLab is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization creating and curating open source tools that help communities frame problems, deliberate solutions, make decisions and take collective action. The specific project we're recruiting for is the construction and marketing of a Civic Tech Exchange, which will create an efficient marketplace for projects that use technology for the public good by accelerating the flow of information between citizens, leaders, developers and donors.
I am a passionate and enthusiastic entrepreneur. My aim is to get involved and make an impact. I travel regularly and have been to 10+ countries for exposure and a diversity of experience that I can bring to the team. I am a strong believer in learning through pattern recognition and read as many stories of successes and failures to learn from others' lives. I consider myself strong in pattern recognition and foreseeing potential outcomes. I am a team player and advocate for team satisfaction, and I can step into leadership positions if we get stuck.
Before coming back to school to pursue my Masters, I spent four years in Daimler Trucks North America. A Michigan native, my first job was as a forensic metallurgist in the warranty claims division of Detroit Diesel, Daimler's engine facility. I then decided to take a life adventure by moving to Portland where I worked as a Liaison in the Western Star truck manufacturing plant. I have numerous contacts in the trucking and automotive industries. I'm on this website looking to network with other students in the business and economics disciplines. A primary motivator for attending UW was to change career trajectories to sustainable and clean-tech industries.
Healthy Roots is a plant-based meal service which seeks to improve the quality of life of individuals across all communities. The health of the individual and the environment is paramount to the mission of the company. The company wishes to address the harmful effects of foods deserts, pharmaceutical dependents, and an excessive American diet. Healthy Roots wishes to provide an alternative diet which is both affordable and accessible. By providing a plant-based alternative the general well-being of people can be improved. Also, dependance on drugs and medical interventions will be decreased. Another long-term goal of the company is to address food deserts by providing the service to disadvantaged communities at a discount cost. Additionally, environmental concerns are attended to, as switching people to a plant-based diet would have a significant impact on decreasing the human footprint on the planet.
I'm a fifth-year Ph.D. student in Bioengineering at UW. In my thesis research, I've implemented cutting-edge computational protein design techniques to create targeted therapies and molecular tools to treat and study cancer. This work has yielded two patents for designed proteins and a recent publication in eLife. Our protein design technology can be expanded and adapted for high-throughput generation of many molecular probes targeting a wide variety of pathologies. These designed proteins could be marketable both as research tools and therapeutic candidates.
I have over 14 years of work experience in in the tech industry working on scalable services and security and patient management software. I have degrees in Computer Science and Biomedical Engineering and I am currently pursuing an MBA at UW.
Hello! My name is Alfred Mugho. I have an entrepreneurial spirit, backed by cultivating cultural experiences after living in 3 different countries throughout my life. I am a freshmen and recent admit to Lavin and my goal is to major in Business Administration with a focus in Supply Chain Information Systems. I am a charismatic leader and confident individual who believes in the power of learning and tenacity. I am passionate about everything I put my mind to and have extremely high expectations for myself and my work.
As a bioengineering major student, I have experience in various fields. I am an expert in CAD design and Matlab programming, and I also have some experience in Java, Python, as well as C++. I always have passion about new technology, and at the same time I also quite enjoy talking with people. With many experience in teaching and public speaking, I could communicate technology efficiently and clearly with people from various fields.
I am an engineering student who is really interested in applying my engineering skills in solving sustainable problems. I have experience in k-12 education, designing concrete canoe,and have taken sustainability and technology courses online. Really looking forward to make some changes!
Senior with a passion for entrepreneurship and marketing for technical products, especially in biotech.
Skilled in full-stack, looking for challenges developing end-2-end solutions
I am a high energy individual with over 12 years of experience in software development and a student in the TMMBA program at Foster business school.
Hi I'm Woosung Jung. I'm from Korea as an exchange students and my purpose of exchange is to participate in this health innovation challenge. I worked as an intern in Harvard Business Review Korea, Private equity, and Consulting company. The reason why I have interest in healthcare is below; At past, my dream is athlete. But unfortunately, I was injured so bad that I had to have 11 screws in my body. After successfully undergoing a rehabilitation that seemed impossible, I came to realize the importance of healthcare.
LeanFridge is a mobile application that targets the massive food waste problem in the United States. Every year, approximately 31% of food is thrown out, producing a large amount of methane gas and costing the average family of 4 $1,500 in wasted groceries. LeanFridge helps users reduce their waste by keeping track of their grocery purchases and sending them notifications when their food is expiring. It helps them find a use for this food by helping them find recipes and build menus based on their current inventory, dietary needs, and budget constraints. The application will also offer services such as uploading personal recipes, sharing recipes, and aggregating coupons for items in the users' shopping lists.
A sophomore in electrical engineering with EIC experience and skill set on marketing and research.
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