Grand Prize

Clean Bee
Nang Kant Kaw Ywat Hseng, FOX ‘22

Clean Bee is an independent social enterprise that aims to reduce poverty and improve conditions for vulnerable communities in Shan State, Myanmar by working to decrease Pyet Karng Highlands’ reliance on opium poppy cultivation. We provide the communities with alternative sources of income through local beekeeping, and sources honey and beeswax from those communities to help support their alternative livelihood, provide value-added branding for their beeswax, and then sell beautifully handcrafted beeswax candles and wild multiflora honey to socially conscious customers and consumers who value high-quality handmade products. We reinvest profits in sustainable beekeeping training, community service activities, and skills training for local women potters and beekeepers to create sustainable change. 


Undergraduate Track

1st Place Winner
Liquid Limbs
James Calcagni, Engineering ‘22

Liquid Limbs is dedicated to improving independence, accessibility, and overall quality of life for people who deal with disability. Our first product, The Shower Leg, is a waterproof prosthetic device specifically designed for the millions of people who deal with lower limb loss in the act of taking a shower.

2nd Place Winner
Growcery
Audrey Lee, Tyler ‘23

For grocery stores and food-insecure communities who need to connect supply with demand, Growcery is a mobile grocery truck that delivers extra produce from grocery stores to food deserts. Unlike food pantries or charities, Growcery will be mobile and give stores a profit incentive to improve community health.


Upper Track

1st Place Winner
SVE (Street Vendors Empowerment)
Fatimetou Khlil, Fox ‘23

More than 90% of the world’s informal employment is in developing countries, where street vendors suffer from exposing themselves to harsh weather and strong sun, which also affect their daily incomes. Therefore, SVE provides a Smart-Tent powered by solar power, designed for small businesses that can easily transform into a suitcase. Unlike basic umbrellas or leftover fabric tents, our solution will offer a practical and portable sheltered workplace, where street vendors can safely and healthily do their business. And once it shows viability in one country, we will expand it to impact the informal sector globally. 

“Also, when the rain comes it is difficult, and the sun is too much for my head. When it rains, I have to cover my stock with plastic”. Khadiata, 50 years old, said. 

2nd Place Winner
Panacea
Heli Majeethia, MED ‘25

Panacea is a portable, quick saliva-based sensing system for female hormones. Users breathe into a mouth device, which analyzes the sample on the spot, and outputs easily understandable data onto a smartphone app. We focus on reaching rural areas, where women’s healthcare and traditional laboratory techniques are difficult to access.


Global Innovation

SVE (Street Vendors Empowerment)
Fatimetou Khlil, FOX ‘23

More than 90% of the world’s informal employment is in developing countries, where street vendors suffer from exposing themselves to harsh weather and strong sun, which also affect their daily incomes. Therefore, SVE provides a Smart-Tent powered by solar power, designed for small businesses that can easily transform into a suitcase. Unlike basic umbrellas or leftover fabric tents, our solution will offer a practical and portable sheltered workplace, where street vendors can safely and healthily do their business. And once it shows viability in one country, we will expand it to impact the informal sector globally. 

“Also, when the rain comes it is difficult, and the sun is too much for my head. When it rains, I have to cover my stock with plastic”. Khadiata, 50 years old, said.  


Crowd Favorite

Live More
Robert Long, FOX ‘23

Live More fuses wearable technology with mutual aid to connect burgeoning humanitarians with those who are in need of their support. We’re the first company to integrate near field communication and QR codes with fashion to drive community engagement and social impact.