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Team/App Name: Arrive
School: The Nightingale-Bamford School, New York City
Arrive is a fast, reliable, and inexpensive attendance system. We programmed the application to allow students and faculty to check into school from their phone. Arrive uses geolocation to track students within 60 ft of school, and then enables them to scan a QR code available at the entrance of or within the school building. Students are then checked in. Administrators may view student attendance by class and last name, and parents can opt-in to receive a text message when their child checks into school. Administrators may also connect to a robot, which our team has built, to unlock doors from their phone.
Team Name: GeekChic
App Name: Pet Stop
School: Homestead High
Presentation Link: http://www.slideshare.net/amru716/final-pet-stop
A perfect companion for pet lovers, pet owners, and those who would simply like to contribute to their community, Pet Stop is an app that enables the user to efficiently access pet-relevant information “on-the-go.” By retrieving the user’s location via GPS and integrating with Google Places and the petfinder API, Pet Stop helps displays the nearest veterinarians and adoptable pets. Through a user-friendly forum feature, Pet Stop allows users to post about pets they have lost and report found pets. Perfectly packaged together in an intuitive way, Pet Stop is an app that can be used in every community.
Team Name: Solidárias
App Name: Solidárie
School: Colégio Universitas
Presentation Link: http://www.slideshare.net/Solidarie/solidarie-presentation-18718461
Solidárie is a mobile application designed for people who want to find, connect and share volunteer experiences. Our mission is to give everyone who wants to help the ability to do so, and thus no opportunities for action or collaboration are missed.
The app connects people to nonprofit organizations and charity institutions in need of donations or volunteer’s support. For these institutions Solidárie will be vital to expose their needs, and get an almost immediate help. Through its social features anyone can post pictures and share volunteer experiences, creating a bond between volunteers and institutions and stimulating to volunteer more.
Check out our website: http://www.solidarias.com.br/
Check out our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Solidarie/498632113535123
Check out our YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRC4ocWAnyRaMphE-rkPpOg
Stay tuned for videos from World Pitch including videos of the pitch presentations, keynote speaker and more!
Melissa L. Bradley: Founder and Managing Director, New Capitalist
Melissa L. Bradley has a strong track record of creative and innovative leadership and a background as a social entrepreneur. Prior to Tides, Melissa founded and served as managing director of New Capitalist, an organization that leverages human, financial and social capital to create economically profitable and sustainable individuals, businesses, and communities. In this role, she facilitated over $20 million in venture capital transactions for seed stage companies. Melissa is the founder and former President of Reentry Strategies Institute – the only national criminal justice intermediary explicitly focused on reentry. She founded The Entrepreneurial Development Institute, an international, non-governmental organization, serving youth and their families; and she founded Positive Impact – a collaborative initiative to promote diverse voices and visions within independent media. She has served as a Senior Adviser to the Center for American Progress, as a regular consultant to the W.K. Kellogg Foundation on Family Economic Security and Civic Engagement, and as a Senior Strategist for Green For All. Her prior work experience also includes serving as Vice President at UBS in the Private Client Group and as a Financial Regulatory Affairs Fellow with the US Department of Treasury.
|Ruchi Sanghvi: Vice President of Operations, Dropbox
Ruchi Sanghvi is Vice President of Operations at Dropbox, where she is responsible for recruiting, communications, marketing and other functions. She came to Dropbox through its acquisition of Cove, a company she founded in 2011. Prior to that Ruchi was the first female engineer at Facebook, and was instrumental in implementing the first versions of key features such as News Feed. She then led product management and strategy for Facebook Platform and Facebook Connect. She was also responsible for core product areas such as privacy and user engagement.
|Maggie Johnson: Director of Education, Google
Maggie Johnson is Director of Education and University Relations for Google. She manages all technical training and content development, and information management programs for Google engineers and operations staff, as well as Google’s K12 educational programs in STEM and computer science. She also manages the University Relations area, building strategic research partnerships with faculty and labs globally. Prior to Google, Maggie was a faculty member and Director of Undergraduate Studies in the Department of Computer Science at Stanford University.
|Freada Kapor Klein, Ph.D.: Venture Capitalist, Kapor Capital (www.kaporcapital.com)
Freada Kapor Klein, Ph.D. invests in women entrepreneurs and entrepreneurs of color whose IT start- ups aspire to generate economic value and positive social impact. Kapor Capital’s investment sectors include, but are not limited to, education, health, and consumer finance. Freada is the founder of the Level Playing Field Institute (www.lpfi.org), which promotes innovative approaches to fairness in higher education and workplaces. The Institute’s Summer Math and Science Honors Academy (SMASH), a three-summer high school program serving underrepresented students of color, is in the process of scaling nationally. She recently spoke at Women 2.0 and LAUNCH2013, has been quoted widely in the media, and has written about diversity in tech. Freada is also a Trustee of the Mitchell Kapor Foundation (www.mkf.org) and the UC Berkeley Foundation.
|Carolyn Van Damme: President, Round Peg Group
Carolyn Van Damme is President of The Round Peg Group. She is a serial entrepreneur – always seeking out new challenges and opportunities. The Round Peg Group is an innovative and energetic boutique consulting company that creates win-win relationships between companies in need of high-level professional talent and experienced professionals who seek challenging and rewarding time-limited, results-driven engagements.
Before creating Round Peg in 2004, Carolyn worked for the high-tech industry, a DC-based consulting company, an industry non-profit, a start-up, and the government. Trained as an engineer, she thinks both logically and strategically – a talent that allows her to successfully combine her technical education and outlook with hands-on business and managerial experience. The net result is fresh thinking and innovative, practical client solutions.
Kara Maguire: Director of Recruitment, Uncommon Schools
Kara Maguire is the Director of Recruitment at Uncommon Schools, where she manages a team of 12 recruiters who find 400+ excellent teachers each year for 37 college prep charter schools. Previous to her work at Uncommon, Kara was a 6th grade teacher in Los Angeles with Teach For America. She also worked developing teachers as a Learning Team Leader and Curriculum Specialist with TFA. Kara was the first employee at Iridescent, beyond the founder (and genius!) Tara Chklovski. Kara holds a double major in Business Administration and Theatre Arts from the University of Puget Sound, and an MA in Elementary Education from Loyola Marymount University. She lives in Brooklyn, NY with her husband, who teaches 7th grade reading, and her dog, Mr. Pips.
“The skills I learned through Technovation went far beyond what I learn on the average school day. The people I have met through Technovation have helped me more than they know. They were living proof that it was possible for women to have successful careers in science and technology. They reinforced the message Technovation is trying to send; if you work hard you can do anything. Now I know I can do anything too.” – Lisa Iles, 2012 Technovation participant