Although the Diamond Challenge Summit took place nearly three months ago, we love reliving the special moments. We are pleased to share the Diamond Challenge 2019 finalist pitches with you so you can experience the Summit energy for yourself, and watch our Diamonds shine.

BUSINESS INNOVATION COMPETITION

1st Place

Winners

Mia Yang and Philip Pan (Virginia)

Idea

BACvision
BACvision is a modular apparatus that will accurately quantify blood alcohol content (BAC) and the presence of other intoxicants through ocular metrics.

 

2nd Place

Winners

Arunima Saxena and Sidharth Anantha (Massachusetts)

Idea

Optiglass
Optiglass is a novel device that uses echolocation and machine learning to give the blind access to greater mobility.

 

3rd Place

Winners

Alexander Kosyakov, Austin Cohen, Cynthia Chen, and Thomas Rouffiac (Connecticut)

Idea

Natrion

Natrion is dedicated to providing safe, affordable energy storage solutions for clean power grids through its revolutionary solid-state sodium-ion battery technology.

SOCIAL INNOVATION COMPETITION

1st Place

Winners

Jun Lee and Prafull Sharma (Maryland and New Jersey)

Idea

MatchMeds

MatchMeds is a streamlined, technology-based platform that connects low-income, uninsured patients with charitable clinics that can offer real affordable prices for brand-name medication.

 

2nd Place

Winners

Eden Gorevoy, Marisa Patel-O’Connor and Sol Hwangbo (Illinois)

Idea

The Oil Magnet

The Oil Magnet is a method of oil spill clean up that combines current boom technology with magnetic nanotechnology.

3rd Place

Winners

Larissa Tyagi, Ritik Patnaik, Sam Park and Savanna Slaughter (California, New Hampshire and Texas)

Idea

SOBROS

The SOBROS safe strip is a dissolvable thin film that can be slipped into a drink and turn it a fluorescent color in the presence of drugs like Rophanyl and Ketamine or simply dissolve and leave the drink unaltered in the presence of no drugs.

Fourth Place

Winners

Alexei Murinets and Daria Bounegru (Moldova)

Idea

Gen2Gen

A platform to give pensioners the opportunity to share love, compassion and life experience with orphans through personal communication.

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