Previous Winners

SSG Previous Winners

NH Toy Library Network (2019)

NH Toy Library, founded by Marisa Rafal (CHHS, '19), is an initiative to support children and families across the state of New Hampshire by providing educational, enriching toys and games at no cost to families. This in turn reduces waste (since toys do not get thrown out as often), improves parent-child attachment and quality of dialogue, and increases equity and accessibility. Congratulations, Marisa!

The Bogey Bag (2019)

The Bogey Bag is a product and business founded by Steven Schnobrich (Paul, '21). The Bogey Bag is a punching bag that attaches to any golf cart allowing players to take their anger out in a fun and healthy way without paying the price of new equipment or injuries. Congratulations, Steven!

Drunk Txt (2018)

Drunk Txt team members Ethan Towsley (CEPS, '21) and Rob Lee (CEPS, '21) aim to help prevent people from making potentially life altering mistakes when they are inebriated with their app that tests the user's coherance with a memory game before allowing certain phone functions. Congratulations, Ethan and Rob!

SMARTwheel (2018)

SMARTwheel, founded by TJ Evarts (CEPS, '20) is dedicated to creating proactive technology for safer driving. SMARTwheel is the first intelligent steering wheel cover that actively helps prevent distracted driving. Congratulations, TJ!

Droppn (2017)

Droppn (formally Droppit), started by Max Miller (CEPS, '20) and Sam Warach (PAUL, ’17), is a new social messaging service combining location services and augmented reality to put users' posts in the real world. Using map-interface, users can select any location, leave a message, activity, image, or gift drop, and send it to any of their friends. Congratulations, Max and Sam!

Sol Solution (2017)

Sol Solution team members Peter Abdu (CEPS, '17) and Cyle Ziegler (UNH Graduate School, focusing on electrical engineering and electromagnetics) are creating an innovative project that will make solar panels more efficient by passively regulating solar panel temperature. Sol Solution makes solar energy more appealing and cost competitive with current energy production methods. Congratulations, Peter and Cyle!

RaidX (2016)

RAIDX, started by PhD student András Fekete, is the development of an expandable storage device for home and business use that automatically manages redundancy of data, such that a single hardware failure does not cause loss of data. András received his bachelor’s degree in computer science and his master’s degree in electrical engineering, both from UNH. His PhD focus is computer science. Congratulations, András!

Project OASIS (2016)

Project OASIS team members Siddharth (Sid) Nigam, Paige Balcom, and Ethan Pirie are developing energy efficient, small-scale aquaponic systems that have the potential to grow food in any geographical location, year-round, in any climate, with zero chemicals, and90% less water than conventional agriculture. They are utilizing computational fluid dynamics software to increase the energy efficiency of aquaponic designs, and are creating a business model to make the systems economically viable in developing nations, as well as in the U.S. Sid is a senior majoring in mechanical engineering and international affairs, with a minor in applied math. Paige is a senior majoring in mechanical engineering, with a minor in applied math. Ethan is a junior majoring in mechanical engineering. Congratulations, Sid, Paige, and Ethan!

DropBio (2015)

DropBio’s technology includes the proprietary formulation of various proteins, biological molecules, and biopolymers in a readily printable fluid, known as “bioink.” Its mission is to accelerate the advent of protein-based materials and devices by providing the world’s most advanced bioinks. The value proposition in their proposed initial products will be that a scientist or engineer can focus on engineering and fabricating devices out of its materials without worrying about the chemistry dynamics associated with the development of printable fluids (or bioinks) that form materials upon printing.

iRC (2015)

iRC is looking to bring innovation to remote control (RC) cars that will give users an entertaining system that is easy enough for use by a wide range of gamers. Its system provides the basic full functionality of an RC car but also enables players to play various games with each other.

NeighborFund (2015)

NeighborFund delivers financial and social returns on short-term real estate investments for community members of all income levels who feel unqualified and insecure about traditional investing platforms. NeighborFund will initially focus on transitional areas near urban centers and will provide a platform where members will act as peer-to-peer lenders to fund renovation projects posted by local contractors. When a renovation is complete, NeighborFund will facilitate an auction to purchase the property, giving investors first right of purchase before going to market. When returns come back, NeighborFund will calculate the interest liability and offer an offsetting donation to a targeted community improvement project, providing immediate social impact.

ROIV Technologies (Remotely Operated Inspection Vehicle Technologies) (2015)

ROIV Technologies is focused on the development and integration of remotely operated inspection vehicle technologies for use in the underwater bridge construction and inspection industry. ROIV Technologies is in the process of developing underwater sensor and manipulation technology that will play a large role in the future of underwater bridge construction and inspections. Safety is a crucial factor in underwater industries that ROIV Technologies aims to make more accessible for dive and construction teams in industrial and smaller scale operations. ROIV Technology sensors and technologies will more accurately detect anomalies in a shorter time, resulting in reduced costs and risk and increasing revenue while providing more reliable results for end customers.