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
Mia Yang and Philip Pan (Virginia)
BACvision is a modular apparatus that will accurately quantify blood alcohol content (BAC) and the presence of other intoxicants through ocular metrics.
Arunima Saxena and Sidharth Anantha (Massachusetts)
Optiglass is a novel device that uses echolocation and machine learning to give the blind access to greater mobility.
Alexander Kosyakov, Austin Cohen, Cynthia Chen, and Thomas Rouffiac (Connecticut)
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
Jun Lee and Prafull Sharma (Maryland and New Jersey)
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.
Eden Gorevoy, Marisa Patel-O’Connor and Sol Hwangbo (Illinois)
The Oil Magnet
The Oil Magnet is a method of oil spill clean up that combines current boom technology with magnetic nanotechnology.
Larissa Tyagi, Ritik Patnaik, Sam Park and Savanna Slaughter (California, New Hampshire and Texas)
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.
Alexei Murinets and Daria Bounegru (Moldova)
A platform to give pensioners the opportunity to share love, compassion and life experience with orphans through personal communication.
No matter where our Diamond Challenge alumni go, we are constantly amazed by how they continue to make an impact on the world for the better.
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