Andrew Logan – A Novel Treatment for Hypoxic-Ischemic Encephalopathy
Combining his entrepreneurial drive, compassion, and technical skills as a University of California, San Francisco medical student, Andrew has teamed with doctors in India to develop a low-cost and effective device to save newborns in India and the developing world from a common and often fatal medical condition.
Anh-Thu Ho – Ladon Language Project
Leveraging her skills as a bilingual Vietnamese speaker, Anh-Thu joined with other UC Berkeley students to create a multi-lingual, crowd-sourced, on-demand, telephone translation service to aid non-English speakers in educational, healthcare, and other settings.
Emmanuel (Manny) Escamilla – CodeX
Manny, completing his studies at the Harvard Divinity School, gives back to the Central Valley community where he was raised. He founded CodeX, training middle school youth in Modesto to code, engaging their families, and connecting them with technology businesses that can open doors to a brighter future.
Mingming Jiang – Releaf
A Stanford-trained engineer experienced in design and psychology, Mingming has created an app enabling high school and college students to support their friends who are experiencing stress, using research-based techniques and one-way anonymity.
Roi Matalon – SLAM!
Roi used his love of music to create a network of passionate college student volunteers to teach after-school music programs in underserved middle and high schools in Los Angeles, filling the critical voids left by underfunded or nonexistent music programs.
Samuel (Sam) Sinyangwe – Campaign Zero
Sam believes in an America in which police don’t kill people, by limiting police interventions, improving community interactions, and ensuring accountability. He built a platform to provide information on comprehensive policy solutions to achieve this vision, and give people the tools to use this information to take action.
Hilary Braseth – Ozé, an initiative of Dare to Innovate
Mobile application that collects financial and social transaction data at the point of sale for African entrepreneurs, analyzing it to spot problems and solving them with targeted training and mentoring.
Marc Robert Wong – TeenTech SF
Teen-led community connecting teens with tech leaders through workshops on design thinking, coding, app creation, modeling, game design, networking, entrepreneurship, venture capital, and tech trends.
Michael Xia – Answer.ky
Artificial Intelligence-based grading system for teachers that reads human handwriting to automatically grade a wide variety of answers, including numbers, words, equations, and graphs.
Shannon Walker – EV Match
Crowd-sourced online platform for electric vehicle (EV) charging that allows individuals to rent out their private charging stations, helping communities share charging resources and support more EV use.
Tyler Van Herweg – Wakabi Boda Solutions
“Uber” of rural Uganda, connecting villagers with motorcycle riders using an automated toll-free number on a standard cellphone, improving access to medical services and markets.
Ugwem Eneyo – Solstice eBox
Hardware and software platform that uses data to help Nigerian homes solve energy challenges by collecting data on previously unknown energy usage patterns.