DifferenceMaker@MCC IDEA Challenge Pitch Contest

9 student teams pitched innovative ideas at the DifferenceMaker@MCC Idea Challenge Pitch Contest on Thursday, 11/16. Students from various disciplines, including business and engineering, presented. Ideas included technology, energy, agriculture, food, and product innovations. The first place winners will go on to pitch at UML’s IDEA Challenge in the spring.

Thank you to our amazing panel of guest judges: 

  • Judith Hogan, Dean of Business, Legal Studies, and Public Service
  • Diana Coluntino, founder of New Vestures Co-Working Space
  • Raymond Hamilton CTO & Co-founder, invisaWear
  • Susu Wong, founder of Tomo360

Congratulations to the winners:

1st place: ClassRoots, a social networking application that organizes assignments by class, offers discussion forums, and has an integrated messaging platform for seamlessly communicating with peers.

Kevin Seery
Nicolas Norcross


2nd place: ScribbleNotes, a structured doodle solution for note taking.

Kendall Yasi
Daniel Iknaian


3rd place: Ah-Ha, an informal learning service for young adults that provides a
variety of easily digestible multimedia content addressing critical life lessons and important topics that aren’t covered in formal schooling.

Prudhvi Chandu
Stephen Collins
Cameron Jacobs


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