New Hampshire Social Venture Innovation Challenge 2016

 

 

Community Track

Student Track

First Place (A Tie):

First Place:

DreamTech Water Solutions

Allison Wood, UNH ’16, Tuftonboro, NH

Will Taveras, UNH ’16, New York, NY

Matthew Haskell, UNH ’16, Bristol, NH

A NH startup eliminating dangerous compounds from public drinking water.

 

Full Spectrum Broadband

Tom Giancola, UNH ’15, Salem, NH

Low-cost wireless broadband option for low-income housing
 

Aquinput 

Jit Banerjee, Masters Student, Public Policy, UNH, Graduate School

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Curt Grimm

Aquinput seeks to provide shrimp farmers in Bangladesh with better inputs, standardization services and market access in exchange for a small royalty.

Second Place:

Second Place:

 

 

Biàn and the Great Bay

Alexandra Evans, PhD student, Natural Resources & Earth Systems Science, UNH, Graduate School

Mina Aghababaei Shahrestani, PhD student, Civil & Environmental Engineering, UNH, Graduate School

Mingcheng Ren, PhD student, Natural Resources & Earth Systems Science, UNH, Graduate School

Sarah Pope, Masters student, Environmental Engineering, UNH, Graduate School

Kyle Parks-Damon, Senior, Environmental Engineering, UNH, College of Engineering & Physical Sciences

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Kevin Gardner

Prevent anthropogenic nitrogen inputs into the Great Bay by installing urine-diverting toilets and converting the waste into fertilizer.

Third Place:

Third Place:

uSafeUS

Sharyn Potter, Durham, NH

Britta Ekdahl, Newmarket, NH

Mihaela Sabin, UNH ’03, Manchester, NH

Kathy Kimball, Concord, NH

Kitty Kiefer, Concord, NH

 

uSafeUS is a mobile application that places resources and information related to campus sexual assault directly into the hands of victims and allies.

Project PLAY

Kathryn Aiken, Sophomore, Business Administration/EcoGastronomy, UNH, Peter T. Paul College of Business & Economics

Luke Testa, Sophomore, Finance, Saint Anselm College

Faculty Advisor: Ian Grant

Project PLAY is promoting the lives of active youth by making sports equipment available to underprivileged children.

Community Track Finalists:

Student Track Finalists:

CareCard

Stone Sulley, Phillips Exeter Academy, Exeter, NH

Nick Hall, Phillips Exeter Academy, Cohasset, MA

Javante McCoy, Phillips Exeter Academy, Exeter, NH

Peter Chinburg, Phillips Exeter Academy, Exeter, NH

 

Allows consumers to easily donate gift cards with leftover money to be pooled together and donated to those in need.

 

Caring Scoops

Bhola Gautam, Senior, Business Administration, Plymouth State University

Kylie Hershey, Sophomore, Business Management, Plymouth State University

Zachary Shepherd, Senior, Marketing, Plymouth State University

Andy Casler, Masters Student, Plymouth State University

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Bonnie Bechard

 

We are a group of students from Plymouth State University Enactus Team working on Homeless veterans in Plymouth through our entrepreneurial actions.

No Waste Toilet Rentals 

David Cedarholm, UNH '94, Lee, NH 

Create an alternative waste-free portable toliet business that generates fertilizer for local agriculture and a sustainable fuel source for heating. 

 

Home Hot Water Waste Recovery System (H^2W^2RS)

Elizabeth Lahti, Sophomore, Environmental Engineering, UNH, College of Engineering & Physical Sciences

Rebecca Bailey, Sophomore, Business Administration, UNH, Peter T. Paul College of Business & Economics

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Jim Malley

Our social venture idea is to put a heat exchanger in the plumbing of house to recover hot water from all hot water appliances. This is a sustainable idea that will save energy.
 

PARKiT

Anne Crotty, UNH ’81, Rye, NH

My idea increase's a city’s parking supply by capitalizing on underutilized private parking spaces via a mobile application called PARKiT. PARKiT will allow owners to share vacant parking spaces with users in real time. PARKiT will increase parking supply at no cost to a city.

 

PlastiPuff Pillows

Tanner Kent, Senior, Civil Engineering, UNH, College of Engineering & Physical Sciences

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Kevin Gardner

Affordable pillow alternatives will be produced and distributed to homeless shelters and the homeless population by recycling plastic shopping bags.
 

Proxi

Bill Hudenko, Lyme, NH

Frank Santo, Lebanon, NH

Brian Drew, Lebanon, NH

Rick Johnson, Hanover, NH

Proxi is designed to transform the delivery of mental healthcare.  We've created the most cutting-edge suicide assessment and prevention solution.

ScaleSmart Networks

Conor McFarland, Senior, Economics, UNH, Peter T. Paul College of Business & Economics

Tommy Cranmer, Sophomore, Mechanical Engineering, UNH, College of Engineering & Physical Sciences

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Michael Swack

Connecting low and moderate income communities to affordable broadband internet.
 

Plaggregate

Brice Raynor, UNH ’01, Keene, NH

Sourcing local post consumer plastic destined for landfilling (ie. 3-7) and processing it into lightweight aggregate for use in concrete.

SHOLDR

Ryan Baker, Masters Student, Business Administration, UNH, Graduate School

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Michael Merenda

SHOLDR is online social platform that brings together oncology patients, providers and caregivers. This cloud based application can be accessed easily through the internet or smartphone application. The SHOLDR On Community has been designed to empower patients to take control of their care and guide them through their cancer journey from diagnosis through survivorship
 

 

Solar 4 Soldiers

Alex Mirabile, Senior, Environmental Conservation & Sustainability, UNH, College of Life Sciences & Agriculture

Henry Herndon, Masters Student, Natural Resources and the Environment, UNH, Graduate School

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Clay Mitchell

 

S4S provides low cost solar for veterans' homes incorporating job-training and employment for veterans seeking new skills in the clean energy field.