Bplan: UC Berkeley Startup Competition

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238 People and Projects in this group

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Proximitii: A location based networking feature for LinkedIn

Project needs  Developers, Designers, Engineers
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  • Marcellous Hazzard
A networking feature for LinkedIn that uses your location to search for other people with specific skills and needed resources everywhere you go; as long as each individual are online. Problem: As an entrepreneur it’s hard finding people to build a team. Networking is the solution, but it’s tedious. Solution: Make networking more efficient by giving people the tool to discover others with the solution to their problems and the resources to their ideas. To give the entrepreneur like me, who lack…
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Luxury handcrafted

Project needs  Developers, Designers, Product Managers, Engineers
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  • Alejandra Benavides
Handwoven textiles by artisans from Peru. Textiles are then converted into handbags and accessories, and home decor items. My goal is to turn traditional Peruvian crafts into modern fashion, combining traditional weaving techniques with pre-columbine designs and contemporary trends that adapt to current needs. The whole retail market is beginning to value the concept of uniqueness and handmade. These two concepts are now demanded by customers who want history and meaning to what they buy. Through…
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Predictive Analytics for Sales

Project needs  Developers, Designers, Scientists, Musicians, Product Managers, Engineers
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  • Savithri Venkatachalapathy
Developing an application that will make life easier for Sales folks! Currently working on a start-up concept that will make it easy for Sales folks to identify the refresh cycles and new opportunities and target them specifically. The sales process in any company, big or small can get chaotic as there is constant communication between the sales engineers, sales reps, product managers, support and services. And many a times, the critical information about a product or its positioning could get slipped…
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IncuPack: Baby incubator for Rural/Developing hospitals

Project needs  Product Managers
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  • Arezu Aghasey
IncuPack, baby incubator device that functions as an attachment to the mother while providing immediate urgent care. This also has a warming functionality conducted by an electric heating pack. Project has been supported by Ashoka, international social entrepreneurship organization, to be implemented in Thailand. More than 130 million infants are born every year. 4 million of those infants die within the first 28 days (neonatal death). Of those 4 million deaths, 75% occur within the first week,…
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joint health assessment using Kinect

Project needs  Developers, Designers, Scientists, Product Managers, Engineers
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  • Mark Sena
WHAT ARE YOU MAKING? We're building a Kinect app for health professionals that quantifies the efficacy of their interventions. For example, a physical therapist using the app could track how her manual therapy improves a patient's knee range of motion during a squat; or a sports trainer could use the app to monitor how her strength-training regimen increases an athlete's agility during a jump. Unlike other Kinect apps that use the built-in (and relatively inaccurate) skeleton to 'gamify'…
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Berkeley’s Fire Urgency Estimator in Geosynchronous Orbit (FUEGO)

Project needs  Developers, Designers, Scientists, Product Managers, Engineers
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  • Marc Oettinger
Researchers at Berkeley have successfully developed proprietary computer techniques which, when used with modern imaging detectors, could detect heat from early fires with minute-scale detection times and orders magnitude aerial sensitivity improvement. Berkeley's Fire Urgency Estimator in Geosynchronous Orbit (FUEGO) shows promise in rapid and accurate detection of hot spots on a massive scale, with the capability to identify patterns and detect important content from large volumes of information.…
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    Politrackr: Embrace Prediction

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    • Joanne Rodrigues
    An platform/app that uses the wisdom of crowds to enhance prediction of political events. The wisdom of crowds, or aggregating the predictions of a large number of people, is shown to be an effect method of predicting events which often beats expert predictions. Some examples of events include the following: 1) Will the Supreme Court uphold the Affordable Care Act (they did) and 2) Will Pres. Obama tie immigration reform to the budget negotiations in January 2014? The goal of this app is to make…
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    The ultimate tool for planning and scheduling your life.

    Project needs  Developers, Designers, Product Managers, Filmmakers, Engineers
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    • Nick Sonnenberg
    Calvin is the ultimate tool for planning and scheduling your life. With Calvin you convey your availabilities - when you’re free and where. Calvin not only allows you to view your current calendar, but also create and store events without a final time, location, or invite list. From here, all invitees can collaborate on putting an event idea on your calendar. Skip the inbox and BEGIN making plans directly from your calendar. We currently support desktop, iOS, and soon, Android. Calvin also seamlessly…
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    Novel Medical Device to treat nail fungal infections (onychomycosis)

    Project needs  Developers, Scientists, Engineers
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    • TImothy Grammer
    My co-founder and I founded our company in 2013 to build a medical device to treat nail fungal infections (onychomycosis). The device will kill the fungus by fumigating the nail the way you would fumigate a house. We filed a provisional patent and just received a Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant from the National Science Foundation to do a proof of concept for our device. 10% of the world's population including 38 million Americans suffer from toenail fungal infections. Over…
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    Event Ticketing Platform That Efficiently Prices Face Value of Tickets

    Project needs  Developers, Designers, Musicians, Engineers
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    • Andy Lesko
    • Brian Canty
    A website that allows supply and demand to efficiently price concert and sports tickets in the primary market. Using algorithms and an auction-based system to determine customers' willingness to pay for a certain event, we will be able to revolutionize the way venues sell tickets. The current ticketing distribution platforms such as Ticketmaster and Ticketfly mis-price tickets in the primary market, creating incentives for people to buy tickets they do not intend to use strictly for the purposes…
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    Connecting the Dots in Healthcare....

    Project needs  Developers, Designers, Writers
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    • David Kagan
    Communication in the healthcare space is old and broken. I would like to create a comprehensive communications system that will facilitate coordination of care between healthcare providers (doctors, nurses and so on) and with patients. This applies to hospitals, home health agencies, hospice agencies, caregivers and so on. This is a market desperate for solutions, given the increasing importance of improved coordination. This is only one of a few ideas floating through my head re: healthcare. It…
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    Creating a better financial future for athletes

    Project needs  Developers, Designers, Product Managers, Engineers
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    • Judd Simon
    • Mike Fingado
    • Wilson Lee
    I want to create a better financial future for athletes. I think one way to accomplish this goal is by targeting student athletes before they acquire an exorbitant sum of money from endorsements and guaranteed contracts. One way to get the student athletes’ attention is by recruiting former athletes and notable figures in sports to give presentations and to get the students excited. Once we have the student athletes’ attentions, we can educate them on basic finance and investments so that they…
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    www.TheNetwork.io

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    • Ezequiel Silvani
    I created and launched www.TheNetwork.io last year. It is a site where students exclusively from top 20 MBA programs can connect and exchange apartments for their summer internships or for a semester abroad. We already have a substantial user base and are actively creating the tools needed to continue our explosive growth. MBA students have a huge demand for short term housing (about ten weeks) at least once and often twice during their 2 year program. It's difficult to both find a trustworthy…
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    Lipheline/Personal Health mobile app for personalized health management

    Project needs  Developers, Designers, Scientists, Engineers
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    • Florian Pestoni
    WebMD meets Google Now: Lipheline is a mobile+cloud app that uses advanced predictive analytics to create personalized "micro-interventions" for chronic disease management. Currently working with leading psychologists to drive behavior change and integrate health habits into daily life. Healthcare in the US is sick. We're working on a cure. Lipheline advances the notion of personal health, empowering the end user to drive his/her health while helping lower costs and improve health…
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    An Uber For Seniors And Their Families

    Project needs  Developers, Designers, Writers, Product Managers
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    • J Connolly
    What: Lift Hero (www.lifthero.com) aims to be an "Uber for seniors." We're building a platform for arranging convenient, door-through-door transportation and accompaniment to medical appointments from reliable, trustworthy drivers. Seniors and their families can simply book a ride over the phone, or visit us online at www.LiftHero.com to schedule rides, view driver profiles and set up a payment card. Optionally, family or friends receive updates on the ride via text messages and emails,…
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    Hydrogels for Research and Therapeutic Applications

    Project needs  Product Managers
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    • Edward de Krol
    • Amit Jha
    HydroLife Biotechnology is developing hydrogel-based technology for pre-clinical research and therapeutic applications. Our proprietary hydrogel based synthetic scaffolds have been validated both in vitro and in vivo. We collaborate with researchers at Berkeley, Stanford, and UCSF. We are making this system for various stem cell based regenerative therapies, for example, cardiac tissue engineering, fat tissue engineering, orthopedic tissue engineering, dermal fillers. This novel biomimetic hydrogel…
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    Volunteer Forever

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    • Divya Menghani
    • Steven Weddle
    We've recently built the TripAdvisor and Kickstarter for Volunteering Abroad. Volunteer Forever helps prospective volunteers find and fund their trips abroad with our review of volunteer programs and out crowdfunding service. We offer the most trusted user-generated reviews of volunteer program and a crowdfunding service that provides personalized support and expert advice to our fundraisers. I had a life-changing experience volunteering abroad in India. But, I experienced a lot of pain points…
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    Brining Remarkable Jewellery & Gemstones Online

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    • Chloé Alpert
    We are creating a website/business that unites the incredible number of luxury artisanal jewellers across the world. We have built multi generational relationships that allow us to work with these incredible individuals and we're brining remarkable jewellery and gemstones online to the world market. We are creating this business to solve a problem that is pervasive across an industry. The other problem we're solving is the lack of exposure truly talented craftsmen get. These are individuals…
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    A location based social networking/messaging application for mobile phones

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    • Micky Prochaska
    A location based commenting/picture sharing mobile phone application. Just like how people can leave comments on YouTube videos or news articles online, with Prattl people can leave comments where they physically are and have them be instantly available to other users around them. Over the years there have been many improvements to social media networks that have made it easier for people to connect and communicate with the people they already know (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, etc...). However,…
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    Fun and quick way to exchange stuff with your friends

    Project needs  Musicians, Product Managers, Filmmakers
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    • Lucas Gérard
    Our mobile app uses a fun and quick way to exchange stuff with your friends through the universal rule of "First come, First served". With one-click, our users post their “stuff”, from concert tickets to car seats with friends. In turn, their friends who click “Shotgun!” first, reserve the stuff for themselves. We are students and we noticed the two following factors: Shotgun! is a popular student expression and the majority of them have smartphones. Besides this market opportunity,…
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    Worm Composting Box

    Project needs  Designers, Product Managers, Engineers
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    • Julie Brown
    We are interested in creating fun, interesting worm composting boxes that people can use to compost their kitchen food scraps. Current boxes on the market tend to be 1) too large, 2) too expensive ($50 to $100), and 3) have unappealing design. We want to create a user friendly, environmentally sustainable product to educate people about composting. We want to give people a fun, beautiful, easy-to-use worm composting box that educates people about composting, reduces food waste, and creates nutrient…