rea Colaco, Ahmed Kirmani, Vivek Goyal, Nanwei Gong, 3dim aims to bring the Kinect experience to our smartphones.
"3dim is a compact, low-cost and low-power 3D camera. Our goal is to integrate 3dim into every portable device and change the way humans interact with machines. 3dim is a patent-pending technology that makes it possible devices as small as cell phones to solve complex computer vision tasks such as understanding free form human gestures, object recognition and segmentation, as well as indoor navigation. Not only is the number of portable devices increasing, users are spending an increasing amount of time using them for computing and recreation. 3dim enhances users' interaction experience by making it more natural compared to existing input like touch and traditional keyboard and mouse. 3dim is a high quality 3d camera built using standard, low cost hardware components enabled by our signal processing innovation called compressive depth acquisition. Unlike Microsoft's Kinect and time-of-flight cameras that are power hungry and bulky, our signal processing invention enables 3dim to be a comparable quality 3d camera operating with 100x power reduction and 10-15X size reduction. Our 4 member team combines technical expertise in signal processing, human computer interaction and systems hardware. 3dim will enable users to play 3D games, shoot 3d movies, interact and augment the world around them in interesting ways, creating a new wave of business opportunities in the mobility space."
Runner-up Moses Membranes walked away with $2000, plus another $2000 for winning the audience choice award. Graduate students Joshua Adler, Aditya Sarvanand Bhujle, David Cohen-Tanugi, and Michael Nixon, showed off their "Nanoporous Graphene for Water Desalinization" technology.
Bluelight, created by Manoah Koletty, John Ikeda, David Furman, Cassandre Pignon; Hoda Eydgahi, and Blaize Wallace, won $1000 for their platform which easily enables people to save towards large purchases.
Andrea Colaço http://web.media.mit.edu/~acolaco/ http://web.mit.edu/newsoffice/2011/lidar-3d-camera-cellphones-0105.html
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PhD student in Speech + Mobility, MIT Media Lab. Research Affiliate, STIR RLE at MIT. Qualcomm Innovation Fellow. Research interests: 3D sensing, time-of-flight imaging, signal processing, body-centric interfaces
Oct 22, 2012: 3dim wins MIT 100k Pitch Competition!
Aug 7, 2012: Depth camera named one of 5 finalists in ACM SIGGRAPH student research contest.
Jan 17, 2012: Augmented Reality: MIT Compressive Depth Acquisition Camera, Wired.
Jan 5, 2012: 3D Cameras for Cellphones, MIT News.
pitch competituion review http://423digital.wordpress.com/2012/10/23/kinect-for-mobile-3d-dev... linkin group http://www.linkedin.com/groups/Kinect-mobile-3D-devices-early-3671....
Last night’s MIT $100K Pitch Contest boiled down to 12 teams, 60 seconds each with $5,000 on the line, and a slew of superheroes, ranging from Spider-Man to Wonder Woman. “Each one of you brings super powers that can change the world,” said contest organizer Katja Schurtenberger, looking out over the crowd of anxious and antsy, ready-to-pitch entrepreneurs.
The contest marked the first of three for the MIT $100K, which is broken down into stages: Pitch, Accelerate and Launch. The Pitch puts 12 semi-finalists to the test, giving them only 60 seconds to convince the judges of their idea. None of the teams knew they were pitching until moments before they were called to the stage, yet the most convincing walked away with $5,000 and renewed confidence to, hopefully, enter the winter’s Accelerate Contest.
Before pitching, however, keynote speaker Rahim Fazal, founder and CEO of social media platform Involver—recently acquired by Oracle—had some eye-opening advice. “Your idea sucks,” he said, later admitting that while your idea might not suck entirely, customer feedback will force it to change and that you need to feel comfortable iterating.
The quip was only the first thing Fazal said wished he knew before starting a company after business school. His other tips followed the lines of:
* Choose your co-founder like you’d choose your wife or husband.
* The first 10 hires are the most important, because “the first 10 set the tone and set the culture.”
* The best product does not win. What “wins” is execution, meaning distribution, customer acquisition and “making dollars.”
* Don’t worry about the exit. Build lasting value instead, because “if you do that, your exit will take care of itself.”
* If you’re the CEO, “Everyone will hate you,” because “you are responsible for everything, but control very little.”
* One day your classmates—the ones trying to convince you to become an consultant rather than an entrepreneur—will be calling you for a job. Why? “Because some of the world’s greatest problems are solved by entrepreneurs.”
And the teams who pitched set out to prove just that. They were critiqued by a panel of judges, which included: Fazal; Ric Fulop, general partner at North Bridge; James Geshwiler, member of CommonAngels; Steven Saunders, vice chairman of the patent practice group at Sunstein; Matt Weiss, business designer at IDEO; and Joe Chung, managing director and co-founder of Redstar Ventures.
Prior to pitching, Schurtenberger reminded the finalists, “Forget for 60 seconds your idea sucks, because if you don’t believe in it, why should we?” After all, the crowd was responsible for dishing out a $2,000 Audience Choice Winner, which went to Joshua Adler of “Moses Membranes,” a nano-graphene water purification technology.
Adler also walked away with another $2,000 for coming in second place, just ahead of “BlueLight,” a social enterprise with plans to launch in Colombia that uses the power of micro-layaway and micro-franchising to help low-income households acquire durable goods, pitched by Manoah Koletty.
Andrea Colaco of the MIT Media Lab won the judges over, though, with her proposed, already prototyped mobile 3D camera called “3dim”—promising Microsoft Kinect-like technology for mobile phones. As a Media Lab student, Colaco admitted her team is made up of PhD students who are used to seeing numbers and specs, not telling a story. She crafted her story perfectly, however, and walked away with $5,000.
Yet, to Colaco, the story isn’t complete. “Not until you see the final product.” Walking out, audience members were already buzzing about that hinted at final product. And if first place wasn’t enough, hopefully these overheard words are: “I’d probably buy one of those.”
you need a good team to accelerate. The MIT $100K Competition is therefore revved to host the "Find Your Pit Crew" Accelerate Mixer.
Hackers meet Hustlers. Hustlers meet Hackers. Build a team. Enjoy appetizers and snacks. Have your Accelerate Contest questions answered. Get on your marks to compete for $10,000.
Ready? Set... ACCELERATE!
When: TONIGHT (Monday November 19th, 2012)
Time: 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Where: Stata Forbes Cafe
Registration for the Accelerate Contest is open on our website!
deadline for entry november 28
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Then join us for a fast-paced, innovation-filled evening of start-up presentations.
8 finalists will attempt to convince you and the jury that they can create the multi-billion businesses of tomorrow...while competing for a $10,000 Grand Prize and an Audience Prize!
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Meet Kevin Kung, MIT$100K ACCELERATE 2017's finalist and founder of Sofi Organics
Kevin Kung, co-founder of Safi Organics. Safi Organics won the $3,000 Audience Prize at the ACCELERATE finale last year.
Can you present Safi Organics? Which problem do you try to solve?
Many farmers in emerging markets are paying 2-3 times the world price for their fertilizers, and we thought that this was unacceptable. We identified that most of the costs are in the logistics of transporting/importing fertilizers from centralized fertilizer production. We figured that if we have a way to use technology to downsize the fertilizer production such that it can be implemented on a village-level basis, we can save significant costs and derive additional value for both the farmers as well as ourselves.
Why did you decide to participate in MIT $100K ACCELERATE?
Mostly to get feedback on and validation of our business model.
How did participating in MIT $100K ACCELERATE help you move your start-up idea forward?
We got very good feedback through the different stages and learned to craft our message much more clearly. Our target market and our value proposition did not emerge until very late in the competition process, but that story has stuck with us ever since. Thanks to the visibility that MIT$100K provided to us, we also got into the finalist round of MassChallenge, which we ended up participating in summer 2016 and obtained extremely valuable feedback and additional acceleration to our project. Now we are up to 1,000+ customers.
What is your best memory of MIT $100K ACCELERATE?
It turned out that the event was a great publicity boost for us. After the pitch night, we talked to as many people as we probably talked to during the whole semester. We managed to identify 2-3 partners, as well as one co-founder who stayed with the team (even though we weren't particularly looking for one at the time).
Which advice would you give to this year finalists?
ACCELERATE is only the beginning! Definitely plan to succeed in it, but the long-term execution beyond the contest is much more important.
What are the next steps for Safi Organics?
The company has since grown to 7 full-time employees and 1,000+ customers. We have just expanded to our second village location, and after almost 2 years' of work, just got the green light from the government certification body to sell certified fertilizer.
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the 37 teams of students in this year’s MIT IDEAS Global Challenge each envisioned a way to make it better.Now in its 11th year, the IDEAS Global Challenge recognized 13 of those teams at its annual awards celebration — “the Oscars of social impact at MIT,” in the words of Alison Hynd, one of the award presenters — on Thursday evening in the Stata Center. Teams were awarded a total of $72,500 in juried awards, with individual awards ranging from $5,000 to $10,000. Bridging gapsThree other teams whose projects won the most online votes — Samanvai Green Products, Smart COOPS and IndianRaga — received Community Choice Awards of $1,500. Upon receiving awards, team members stepped to the podium to give brief overviews of their projects.MIT junior Srikanth Bolla won funding for Samanvai Green Products, a company that would employ some of the 50 million people in India with multiple disabilities. Born visually challenged, Bolla knows firsthand how hard it is to overcome the stigmas and lack of training resources for disabled people. “I was one of the victims, but I could break all the barriers and reach MIT,” he said. “There are millions of people who lack this opportunity.”Smart COOPS and IndianRaga each won Community Choice Awards for their plans to connect people with resources they need. Smart COOPS aims to link farmers with banks using a mobile app, hoping that if both sides have more information, banks can help farmers succeed by offering them lower interest rates. IndianRaga seeks to fill the role that royal patronage once played for Indian musicians, using technology to connect young musicians with potential new audiences.Medical care for the developing worldAs advancing technology in the developed world opens more and more possibilities for medical care, many people elsewhere remain unable to access and afford the devices and treatments that have emerged. Three of the IDEAS Global Challenge winners developed low-cost technologies for use in the developing world.Wi-Care’s Wound-Pump — used to promote wound healing by applying a vacuum to increase blood flow — has already been tested in Haiti, receiving positive feedback from patients as well as caregivers, mechanical engineering graduate student Danielle Zurovcik said. Her team’s plastic accordion-folded cylinder aims to replace a large, expensive, cumbersome machine now in use.For the 30 million people in the developing world who lack one or more limbs, the BETH Project designed an adjustable prosthetic socket to replace current prosthetics that must be custom-fitted to each user, a process that is often prohibitively expensive.A team called Otto Clave came up with and distributed a sensor- and monitor-equipped autoclave for rural health practitioners. The team hopes to develop and deploy a text-messaging system to track the usage of their product and catch any problems that users have.Managing urban wasteTwo teams received funding through this year’s Muhammad Yunus Innovation Challenge to Alleviate Poverty, the theme of which was “Waste: Put it to Use.”“Urban waste is a huge problem because there are very few ways to handle it effectively,” said biological engineering graduate student Kevin Kung, one of the members of Takachar, a team that plans to produce charcoal from household organic waste. “Our innovation is to make carbonization possible for urban waste.” The other Yunus Challenge winner, wecyclers, developed a text-message-based platform that rewards residents of urban slums for delivering recyclables to a network of kiosks — awarding points redeemable for goods such as clean drinking water or cellphone minutes. The team’s “crowd-sourced recycling” model tackles an environmental and health hazard created by accumulated waste in slums, said team member Alex Fallon, a graduate student at the MIT Sloan School of Management.Disaster reliefTwo teams won IDEAS funding for proposals aimed at disaster relief.After a tornado hit their Massachusetts home in June 2011, sisters Morgan and Caitria O’Neill — an MIT graduate student in atmospheric physics and a recent Harvard College graduate, respectively — founded recovers.org, a web-based platform for disaster organization that includes software for collecting donations and connecting aid organizers in different areas. They saw firsthand the “serious endemic problems to disaster relief,” Morgan O’Neill said, realizing, “There are really easy technologies we can apply to this.”Another IDEAS-winning team, OpenIR, proposed a web application whose user-friendly infrared data can provide information on water depth, oil spread and fault lines to help in responding to a variety of disasters.A new age of innovation“There is a gap in the global supply chain,” said Jackie Stenson, a Harvard alumna who co-founded Essmart with MIT graduate student Diana Jue ‘09, MCP ‘12. Low-cost, life-improving technologies like water filters and solar lanterns are great, but only if they are available to the people that need them; when Essmart tried a novel distribution model in southern India, the two retail shops they worked with sold out of their products in a week.Other IDEAS-winning teams included:
inSight, which developed an electronic retina imager that attaches to a pair of glasses and allows early diagnosis of diabetic retinopathy, the leading cause of blindness in the United States
Fula&Style, which developed loosely stitched predesigned and precut business clothing that could be quickly tailored to customers
While the projects addressed a wide range of problems, all are innovative and — like all infant ventures — risky. But, as opening speaker Joi Ito, director of the MIT Media Lab, urged IDEAS participants, “The cost of innovation has gone down so much that instead of trying to minimize risk, just try it. Just do it.”…
on Yunus North Carloina competition end of september - ie its the project that the most of the whole NC state university system wants to support.
ll three are now showing at the dellchalenge below
OpenIR is a web application offering geo-located infrared data as on-demand map layers, and translating the data so that anyone can read the data easily
2VOTES143 out of 560 in Asia 41 out of 80 in Technology 240 out of 393 in Design 225 out of 471 in Blended 397 out of 1803 Overall
Pennies 4 Progress
Pennies 4 Progress is revolutionizing how we fund social good. Businesses crowd-source penny donations. People vote and rally support in social media contests to fund the causes and organizations they care about.
10VOTES122 out of 211 in North America 66 out of 80 in Technology 299 out of 393 in Design 187 out of 471 in Blended 650 out of 1803 Overall
YouVest is a crowdfunding platform to match social enterprises with individual investors. We solve the challenge of quantifying and tracking the social and financial impact of social enterprises for common people
2VOTES211 out of 211 in North America 101 out of 101 in Economic Dev 289 out of 289 in Pilot 247 out of 247 in For-Profit 1803 out of 1803 Overall
Arlene is OpenIR’s overall coordinator, and her technical focus is on interpretive user interface. She is an Ida Green Fellow in the MIT Media Lab’s Information Ecology group and is also a co-founder and principal of The DuKode Studio. She holds an MFA in Computer Art from the School of Visual Arts, and a BS and BM from the University of Maryland. A Filipino-American, Arlene recently returned from Bangalore and seeks ways to improve environmental services in South and Southeast Asia.
Ilias focuses on IR satellite data acquisition, processing, and delivery. He is a co-founder and principal of The DuKode Studio. In 2005, he received an MFA in Computer Art from the School of Visual Arts. He was born in Athens, Greece, and received a BFA at the Athens School of Fine Arts. He now lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. He is always interested in technologies and art forms that can enhance visual cognition.
Juhee researches usability issues via community outreach. She works as an Associate Researcher with The DuKode Studio, and she is an MIT student majoring in Civil Engineering and Urban Studies and Planning. She’s highly experienced in community outreach projects, having worked with communities in Boston, New Orleans, rural India, South Africa, and Panama, and she is familiar with several different types of GIS software. She is very interested in bringing OpenIR to the general public, particularly to developing regions.
Barry is originally from Indonesia and currently a 2nd year MArch student at MIT. He joined OpenIR through James Wescoat’s Disaster Resilient Design seminar, and he is studying a variety of available technologies in Flood Risk mapping. Barry has extensive planning and community development experience in Indonesia, and will help OpenIR to develop its co-design approach in the field.
Nori is developing OpenIR’s foward analysis and sustainable financial strategy. He is a 2nd year student at MIT’s Sloan School of Management, and his background is in venture capital initiation and brokering.
Stephanie is working on OpenIR’s Ushahidi Plugin project, geospatial server evaluation, drawing tools, and data validation. At MIT, she’s pursuing a degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. Having spent time in her parent’s native Malaysia, Stephanie has been exposed to the problems of developing economies, such as their disappearing resources and lack of clean water. She hopes to make a positive impact through OpenIR.
Srinidhi entered MIT with a strong background in environmental and biological science research (specifically focused on oil spill remediation). For OpenIR, she is implementing code-level event tracking and analytics, and hopes to use this data to better adapt the mapping software to suit public needs. Srinidhi is pursuing a degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at MIT.
Abdulaziz Alghunaim [Winter-Summer 2012]
Abdulaziz developed OpenIR’s server capabilities and autometed data a risk-map processing. He works as an Associate Software Engineer with The DuKode Studio, and he is a student at MIT pursuing a degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. He grew up in Saudi Arabia, which gave him international exposure. While abroad, he was involved with national plans to enrich the Arabic digital content on the web, speciﬁcally games and multimedia. Abdulaziz is interested in systems, robotics, and artiﬁcial intelligence.
UN Global Pulse
Global Pulse is an innovation initiative of the UN Secretary-General, harnessing today’s new world of digital data and real-time analytics to gain a better understanding of changes in human well-being.
Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team (HOT)
The Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team [H.O.T.] is a new initiative to apply the principles of open source and open data sharing towards humanitarian response and economic development.
Harry Surjadi is a Knight International Journalism Fellow launching a mobile environmental news service for rural Indonesians with little access to information. He works with Ruai TV and REDD+ (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation) in Kalimantan and Aceh.
Google Earth Engine
OpenIR is a Trusted Tester for Google Earth Engine, which brings together the world’s satellite imagery and makes it available online with tools for scientists, independent researchers, and nations to mine this massive warehouse of data to detect changes, map trends and quantify differences on the Earth’s surface.
MIT Media Lab Chief Knowledge Ofﬁcer
IBM Network Science Research Center Director
Public Laboratory for Open Technology and Science (PLOTS) Co-Founder
Ushahidi Co-Founder, Executive Director
NiJel.org, ASU / NASA JPL CTO (NiJel.org)
Independent Technology Commercialization Consultant
ped a low-cost, easily installed radiator retrofit that converts radiator heating systems, over which buildings typically have little control, into a highly controllable zoned system where each radiator represents a single zone with temperature feedback control. Our value proposition to building owners and building inhabitants is to significantly reduce the energy waste implicit in radiator heating while increasing the heat distribution and consistency of building interiors.
Deployment and Infrastructure Category Winner
SolidEnergy – Harvard / MIT SolidEnergy is a privately held company founded in the spring of 2012. Its mission is to develop cutting-edge lithium battery technologies to meet the world’s growing energy storage demand. It is comprised of a team of Harvard and MIT-trained scientists and entrepreneurs with experience in battery technology, energy startups, and a passion to change the world. SolidEnergy is developing a Polymer Ionic Liquid (PIL) rechargeable lithium battery technology that dramatically improves both the safety and energy density of rechargeable lithium batteries. The battery can safely operate from −40 °C to 250 °C, and has the potential for 4X the energy density of a conventional lithium-ion battery. This dramatically increases the range capability of electric vehicles (EVs), speeds up the adoption of EVs worldwide, reduces US demand for foreign oil and helps reduce global CO2 emissions.
Renewable Energy Category Winner
Beejli – MIT / Harvard Beejli Technologies is targeting the 100 million households in India that have no access to the electricity grid and rely on dirty, expensive kerosene lanterns for lighting. We have a patent pending technology that enables a small solar panel to connect to the existing wireless telecommunications infrastructure in India. Our unique ability to remotely monitor and control the panel system will allow us to distribute the systems at low upfront cost, meter the power output, and bill for the electricity usage. We will sell the panels to rural shop owners, who can set up businesses to re-charge mobile phones for a fee, and rent/recharge small electronic devices like battery powered lanterns and radios.
Audience Choice Award Winner
Spindrift Energy – MIT Spindrift Energy is a startup seeking to be a market leader in the development and licensing of hydrokinetic wave energy conversion devices. Our company is focused on delivering a cost effective and renewable energy source to offshore oil mining companies, and eventually to public utilities that wish to meet renewable energy mandates and reduce dependency on fossil fuels. The power generated by SE devices will give our clients dependable and renewable energy, at a competitive cost and with minimal upfront capital.
's about idea generation, connecting with others who have similar interests, and learning how to present your pitch to a potential investor in a moment's notice. 60 seconds for a chance to win $5,000! http://www.mit100k.org/pitch/faq/
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Calling All Inventive Seniors & Graduate Students at MIT for the $30,000 Lemelson-MIT Student Prize Deadline: Fri, 11/30/2012 Individual inventors and/or key contributors to a team project, or who have otherwise demonstrated a portfolio of inventiveness are encouraged to apply. Applicants become a part of a cohort, benefitting from events, networking, and other opportunities. In addition to monetary support, Winners (and up to 2 Finalists) gain national media attention, enabling them to further develop their ideas and/ or entrepreneurial ventures. Interested? Find out more at http://web.mit.edu/invent/a-student-2.html includes
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Healthcare needs to be disrupted, and this weekend a mix of 80 students, entrepreneurs, engineers and physicians gathered together to do just that. Hosted by the Martin Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship, H@cking Medicine gave teams 36 hours to brainstorm, build and hack their way into a field that’s ripe for innovation and desperately needs an update to its outdated systems.
The event was led by Elliot Cohen, an MBA candidate at the MIT Sloan School of Management; Allen Cheng, an MD/PhD candidate at Harvard and MIT; and Zen Chu, an entrepreneur-in-residence at the Martin Trust Center. Together, they’ve been working to inspire students to become health care entrepreneurs by bringing them into the ecosystem and giving them the tools they need to drive innovation.
One participant flew in from San Francisco just to attend the event, while another hacked a second idea from 2 to 6 a.m. yesterday morning. One team changed their idea with only three hours to go, looking to find the perfect way to disrupt group purchase organizations. At the end of the weekend, however, it was three teams who walked away with $1,000.
Winning for “Best Overall Presentation” was MyBetterFit, a website that helps women discover which birth control aligns best with them, eliminating the “hormonal lottery” many get stuck having to play. Massive Health’s Marketing and Business Developer Andrew Rosenthal sat on the panel of judges, calling MyBetterFit a concept everyone in the room could understand and rewarded it for its clarity and simplicity.
Within 36 hours, one team created “Universal Prosthetics,” a prosthetic designed to change its shape throughout a patient’s lifetime, eliminating the cost of re-fitting. They won “Most Progressed,” and were one of the only groups to have a physical prototype to show to the judges.
Walking away with the third prize for “Most Disruptive” was “ParkinSync,” an online platform that integrates pattern-based sensing with real-time clinical judgment. The concept seemed so simple — an app that can measure a Parkinson’s patient’s tremor or dyskinesia, send that data to their physician and then allow the physician to send back dosage recommendations — but its simplicity is what made it so disruptive.
“There’s a huge disconnect between what happens inside a doctor’s office and going home,” said Sean Lorenz, a PhD candidate from Boston University.
And judge Belén Carrillo-Rivas, director of research and development projects and strategy atPfizer, agreed, admitting that communication between patients and physicians is a large pain point in healthcare.
“The teams really looked at where the needs are now,” Carrillo-Rivas said. “It’s amazing what they could develop in 36 hours.”
Cohen encouraged everyone to enter other contests in the area, including the MIT $100K Entrepreneurship Competition. “Be thinking of where you can share these ideas,” he said, hoping that participants carry their projects into the months that come long after the event is over.
Prior to the event, Cohen said, “We want to help educate and coach people to think about how to fundamentally improve the system, and toward that end we try to reward ideas that we think have a real chance of making a difference.”
Healthcare needs hackers, and those who participated in H@cking Medicine have the ability to change the face of the medical field forever.
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