2015 Winners

 Graduate

1st place – $25,000 – MoveoMedics – University of Nevada, Las Vegas

MoveoMedics is a Las Vegas based research and development company specializing in the design and sale of diagnostic software and wearable medical devices. Our flagship product is the SmartOrtho Detect, a shoe insole that will diagnose the earliest stages of diabetes complications to prevent open foot wounds. These open foot wounds commonly become infected and lead to the amputation of a diabetic patient’s feet. Our product’s goal is to prevent the open foot wounds and therefore, the amputations.

Team Captain – John Landrith
Team Members – Christine Narciso Nolan, James Lutz, Erin Schroeder, Peter Puglisi
Faculty Advisor – Angela Douglas

2nd place – $15,000 – Hana Battery Technologies – University of Nevada, Reno

Our vision is to create a lithium ion battery that is lighter, stronger, and more powerful than current lithium ion batteries. We plan to achieve this by manipulating the structure of the graphite coating on a battery’s anode and replacing it with Graphene which will result in faster battery charging and discharging. The production of Hana Battery Technologies’ graphene coated anodes will revolutionize the lithium ion battery industry.

Team Captain – Chase Houston
Team Members – Mo Danyan
Faculty Advisor – Sean Nichols

3rd place – $10,000 – MilkBaby Bikini – University of Nevada, Las Vegas

At MilkBaby Bikini we believe every woman has a bikini body. Our designs have been featured in Sports Illustrated’s famous Swimsuit Issue for the past years. We are looking to scale our business and bring our custom designs to the mass market.

Team Captain – Paul Dimond
Team Members – Catherine Thordarson, Huzaifa Mahesri, Robert Opacki, Andrew Coates
Faculty Advisor – Angela Douglas

Undergraduate

1st place – $25,000 – 3Denim – Sierra Nevada College

3Denim (“Three Denim”) is at the intersection of technology and fashion. We are utilizing 3D scanning software to create perfectly custom fit jeans that are durable and stylish. By addressing the number one pain point expressed by jean owners that perfect fit is impossible to find, we are delivering innovation on 150 years of denim history. For the 96% of Americans who own a pair of jeans, we are changing the way they shop, experience and live in denim.

Team Captain Kelly Benson
Team Members Evan Cook, Brendan Wheelwright
Faculty Advisor – Ted Parkhill

2nd place – $15,000 – Revive Brand Co. (Streetwear) – College of Southern Nevada

Revive Brand Co was founded by two brothers, who were gifted with a sewing machine. They then assembled a team that was eager to learn and began creating designs out of their garage. Revive began not because they searched for the need in the market but they felt it firsthand. Their appreciation for art and street-driven culture inspired them to spend countless hours crafting collections that they proudly stand behind.

Team Captain – Jonathan Santos
Team Members Medin Gebrezgier, Cesar Santos, Amanda Appling
Faculty Advisor – Kevin Raiford

3rd place – $10,000 – Nevada Dynamics – University of Nevada, Reno

Nevada Dynamics looks to provide a service that the entire market can use. Any company looking to use drones for commercial purposes will not have to interface with the FAA, nor will they have to create and manage a system that dynamically controls the movements of each UAV in order to optimize and ensure the safety of all unmanned air travel. By partnering a mechanical engineering team with a computer science team, we intend to overcome both the regulatory and technical roadblocks that are stopping businesses from taking advantage of this technology.

Team Captain – Erik Edgington
Team Members – MacCallister Higgins, Nolan Young, Trevor York, Mitchel Warden, Bryce Spring
Faculty Advisor – Matt Westfield

Lt. Governor’s

$10,000 – Hana Battery Technologies – University of Nevada, Reno

Our vision is to create a lithium ion battery that is lighter, stronger, and more powerful than current lithium ion batteries. We plan to achieve this by manipulating the structure of the graphite coating on a battery’s anode and replacing it with Graphene which will result in faster battery charging and discharging. The production of Hana Battery Technologies’ graphene coated anodes will revolutionize the lithium ion battery industry.

Team Captain – Chase Houston
Team Members – Mo Danyan
Faculty Advisor – Sean Nichols

Faculty Advisors of the Year

Angie Douglas – University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Ted Parkhill – Sierra Nevada College