Water was a hot topic in the 2016 NH Social Venture Innovation Challenge - Congratulations winners!

Tuesday, December 6, 2016 - 10:30am
Summary: 

Student Track Winners:

 

Student Track

1st Place: 

Aquinput 

 

 

 

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

  • Jit Banerjee, Master of Public Policy Graduate Student at the Carsey School of Public Policy at UNH
  • Faculty Advisor: Dr. Curt Grimm

 

2nd Place: 

Biàn and the Great Bay

 

Watch the Bian and the Great Bay video submission

 

 

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

 

  • 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

 

3rd Place: Project PLAY

 

 

 

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

  • 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
 

 

 

Community Track Winners: 

 

1st Place: A TIE!

 

1st Place Tie: DreamTech Water Solutions

 

 

A NH startup eliminating dangerous compounds from public drinking water.

  • Allison Wood, UNH '16, Tuftonboro, NH
  • Will Taveras, UNH '16, New York, NY
  • Matthew Haskell, UNH '16, Bristol, NH

 

1st Place Tie: Full Spectrum Broadband

 

 

 

Low-cost wireless broadband option for low-income housing

  • Tom Giancola, UNH '15, and Master of Public Policy Graduate Student at the Carsey School of Public Policy at UNH, Salem, NH

3rd Place: 

uSafeUS

 

 

 

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

  • Sharyn Potter, Durham, NH
  • Britta Ekdahl, Newmarket, NH
  • Mihaela Sabin, UNH '03, Manchester, NH
  • Kathy Kimball, Concord, NH
  • Kitty Kiefer, Concord, NH

 

 

View All of the Videos of the Winners and Finalists Here 

"What you can do, or dream you can, begin it;

Boldness has genius, power and magic in it."

-Goethe

 

Save the Date for the 5th Anniversary of the 

NH Social Venture Innovation Challenge!

Friday, November 17, 2017