西雅图青少年创业挑战赛决赛入围队伍名单揭晓!

2020年青少年创业挑战赛即将开赛,虽然今年大赛以线上形式进行,但是小选手们的热情不减。经过专家评委团的激烈讨论与紧张评选,有13支队伍成功成功入围决赛!下面先一睹决赛队伍的风采(排名按字母顺序)。

Artlluminate

At Artlluminate, our platform is designed specifically for students and provides a comprehensive tool set that teaches artists how to transact online. Beyond driving sales of art, we help middle and high school students develop the networking and entrepreneurial skills essential to forge a path to success post-graduation. Students are recognized for their efforts; Charities receive donations; Buyers enjoy original and authentic art. It is our passion to illuminate art into the world.

Askbob

AI technology is not generally available for use by smaller corporations that don’t have the resources to hire massive workforces to create the AI. The main problems are the lack of data and answers. while companies like amazon can hire people to design the responses for their AI systems. smaller companies do not have this luxury. We offer a solution to this problem.

Award.me

Have you ever had the hassle of figuring out where to put that huge new trophy you won, or how to even move it without breaking it? Have you ever wanted money instead of a trophy? Award.me is a revolutionary solution to those problems. We offer a central, 100% free platform for users to track their awards. Additionally, we work with event organizers to distribute awards on our platform instead of at the event, giving users the option of picking a virtual, physical, or monetary award.

CloudBot

The FIRST LEGO League Challenge is an international robot competition organized by FIRST for elementary and middle school students. because of Covid19,  the students are not able to join the competition in person.  Our project is designed to handle this challenge by using Cloud computing to remotely run the robot. We are setting the cloud arena for the robots, so the students can program at home and compete on the cloud area. With our project the kids still have tones of fun, learning and collaboration during the pandemic.

FTC Portal

A central place that can help you do it all; blogging, searching events and videos, and finding the right hardware.

Halo

Our product Halo allows you to interact with loved ones while still abiding COVID-19 CDC guidelines.While purchasing, H.A.L.O it also comes packed with a bracelet with charms to make your experience as authentic and interactive as possible. In the future COVID-19 will most likely not be an issue. However, our product will continue to be relevant due to Halo’s ability to also engage with deceased family members and it’s authentic feeling interactions unlike anything else!

Justice Coin

JusticeCoin is a radical decentralized mining scheme allowing everyone, regardless of financial status or physical well being, to be an active participant in the Social Justice Movement. The recent protests in support of the BLM movement were powerful indicators for change in the United States. Many people, however, were unable to participate for financial or economic reasons, especially given the nature of the COVID pandemic. By mining cryptocurrency, we transform your computer’s computing power into funding for the BLM movement.

LIDI

LIDI is a software tool that helps improve online education quality and effectiveness. LIDI provides real-time assessment metrics for instructors; it also generates summaries for teaching materials as well as personalized summaries for learners. LIDI is also for parents and guardians who can play a more supportive role in quality education. It also provides convenient accessories for instructors and learners to post assignments and answers, essays, etc.  Our innovative LIDI is made possible by state-of-the-art technologies and our combined research on online education delivery, personality traits, and many other factors.

LitterBot

A robot that picks up litter and disposes them in their right categories. Garbage, recycle etc.

Portable Energy Panel

Our team has created a panel that can generate energy from the sun, rain, and hail.This energy panel is portable, scalable, and easily installable. It will fit on top of your house, vehicle or almost any surface. The product uses flexible solar panels for power during sunny days. It also uses piezoelectric plates to turn pressure from rain, and hail into electricity. This product can work for many weather situations.

Robot Nazar

A Multi-Functional Indoor Servicing Robot with Controllable Routes. Robot Nazar is a multi-functional indoor servicing robot with controllable routes. The wide range of service functions provide interactive service resolution to education, business, and industry. The proposed robot will contribute to the healthcare, education, and service industries with improved human interactions. This project comes forward to impact the society from a new approach to finding resolution in changing the way of human life and communication. Inspired by trying to find resolution to the global pandemic crisis, I saw light coming out of intelligent servicing robots and AI technology.

SolarCell

SolarCell is a product that allow you to charge your phone completely off of solar power! Using innovative technology, SolarCell allows you to charge your phone when you are in the outdoors completely off of solar energy. SolarCell makes the outdoors a safer and more comfortable place.

The Mutorials Project

A web-based adaptive trainer with flexible ELO system focused on science subjects to help improve academic skills.

想观看本次大赛小选手们精彩的现场演讲吗?想了解小选手们的创业想法吗?快来观众报名(或点击原文报名,Zoom观众限500名,先报先得):

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西雅图青少年创新挑战赛马上就要开赛啦,小选手们你们准备好了吗?为了能让参赛小选手们能通过本次比赛有所学、有所获,我们特邀了西雅图知名科技企业的高管和创业圈最有影响力的嘉宾来担任本次决赛的Keynote Speaker和评委团。这些评委中,有知名公司的创始人,也有着丰富经验的学者,想知道你你的创业项目会得到大咖们的认可吗?快抓紧时间报名吧!更更重要的是,微软优秀的华人管理者黄学东也将出席本次活动,他将给在小选手们送上关于成长和梦想的寄语。

Keynote Speaker

Xuedong Huang

CTO of AI Cognitive Services, Microsoft

Xuedong Huang is a Microsoft Technical Fellow and Chief Technology Officer of AI Cognitive Services. He is responsible for Microsoft’s Azure AI engineering and research to bring the dream of making machines see, hear and understand human beings a reality.

He joined Microsoft to found the company’s speech technology group in 1993. He helped bring speech technology to the mass market by introducing Windows SAPI in 1995, Speech Server in 2004, and Azure Speech in 2015. He served as General Manager for MSR Incubation and as Chief Architect for Bing and Ads from 2004 to 2015. He helped Microsoft achieve multiple historical AI milestones, including a human parity milestone in speech recognition in 2016 and a human parity milestonein machine translation in 2018.

He was on the faculty of Carnegie Mellon University and received his PhD, MS, and BS from the University of Edinburgh, Tsinghua University, and Hunan University respectively. He is a fellow of IEEE and ACM.

Judge

Christy Johnson

Entrepreneur & Award-winning Educator

Christy Johnson is an entrepreneur and educator. She is currently building her fourth start-up, Artemis Connection and facilitating courses at the Stanford Graduate School of Business. She also is adjunct faculty at the University of Washington where she teaches entrepreneurship. She has seven years of experience working in corporate strategy, including 3 ½ years at McKinsey & Co. Before this, Christy was an award-winning economics and mathematics teacher. In 2005, Junior Achievement recognized Christy as its National Teacher of the Year.

Recently Christy successfully led the following efforts. She Was VP at Flextronics, a $24B manufacturing company. She also was a Course facilitator for the Stanford GSB LEAD program.

Derrick Connell

Entrepreneur & Former Corporate VP of Bing and Cortana,Microsoft

Derrick retired from Microsoft in March 2020, and now spends his time consulting with startups, following his passion for human rights issues and pursuing photography and mountain sports. Derrick started his career working as a software developer on the London Stock Exchange specializing in currency visualizations.

In 1992, he joined Microsoft where he worked in a variety of roles including software development, program management, customer support, marketing before taking on a role as Corporate Vice President for Bing and Cortana. In this role he led a global team of engineers, designers and program managers to deliver internet services to over 700 million users 24×7 across the world.

Gordon Hempton

Entrepreneur & Co-founder of Outreach

Gordon is a UW alum (double majored in CS/Math) and is a technical co-founder of the local startup, Outreach, which just closed a 50M series F round of financing. He is currently working on a new venture TBA. In his spare time, he enjoys running, hiking, and spending time with his wife and two children on the island of West Seattle.

Julia Beabout

CEO & Creative Director,Novaby

Julia Beabout is CEO and Creative Director at Novaby, a global, digital art production company headquartered in Seattle specializing in 3D/AR/VR. Novaby is the industry leader in world scale AR Placemaking. Julia has a multi-disciplinary and cross-cultural background with a BS in engineering and an MA in Asian studies.

Julia is also Co-founder of Tech in the Tenderloin. She has been a Judge and Mentor for the Big Ideas Competition at UC Berkeley and has organized augmented reality hackathons and out-of-school tech programs for the U.S. State Department, Boys and Girls Clubs and the Salvation Army Kroc Centers.

Tyler Menezes

Executive Director at CodeDay

Tyler is the Executive Director atCodeDay, where he works to increase diverse Computer Science enrollment acrossNorth America by inspiring underrepresented students to give coding a try.

Born in Canada but raised in the PacificNorthwest, he briefly attended the University of Washington before dropping outto start a Y Combinator and venture-backed social video startup in 2011. This,combined with stints working in machine learning at Microsoft Research and as aprogrammer at several Seattle startups, led to his work finding data-drivensolutions to increasing CS diversity and enrollment since 2014.

In his free time, Tyler helps run theProjects in CS class at Garfield High School, and organizes the public speakingevent Ignite Seattle.

大赛介绍

西雅图青少年创业挑战赛(Seattle Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge),是由西雅图创业协会主办的以青少年为参赛对象的创业挑战赛,旨在打造青少年的企业家领导力精神,并为北美青少年搭建创业平台。青少年创业有利于培养青少年创业创新的思维,发现和解决问题的能力,锻炼沟通领导能力。

本次大赛决赛将于2020年8月15日在线上举行。届时,为了给孩子们一个良好的学习实践机会,大赛还将邀请西雅图创业界的知名前辈为参赛的小选手们举办Workshop讲座,辅助孩子们参加创业比赛。而参赛的获奖团队,还有机会获得大赛提供的千元美金大奖!一次难得跟着名师学创业的绝佳机会,一次可以凭借知识获得丰厚奖金的机会,不可错过!

作为西雅图地区最具影响力的创业交流平台,西雅图创业协会有着丰富的创业资源,也对接扶持了一批有影响力的创业项目。大赛使命是为了积极引导青少年不断锻炼和强化创业意识及能力,促进青少年综合素质的提高,并借助平台力量为优秀的创业方案找到落地方案。希望本次挑战赛的举办,能用创业精神和创业思维影响和熏陶更多青少年,将创业精神发扬光大!

评选标准

创业挑战赛将从以下七个方面来审核参赛的申请者

•创业理念

•产品/服务

•启动准备

•执行计划

•社会效益

•团队组成

•演讲表现

奖项设置

创业挑战赛会评出前三名获胜项目并给与丰厚的奖励和更多项目指导和扶持。

•一等奖$ 2000

•二等奖$ 1000

•三等奖$ 500

创业挑战赛还将评选出特别单项奖,每个获奖项目奖励$200,包括:

•最佳创意奖

•最佳团队奖

•最佳演讲奖

•最佳社会影响力奖

决赛时间

2020年8月15日2:00PM-6:00PM

主办方

西雅图创业协会


合办方





观众报名链接
Seattle Entrepreneurship Club is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization initiated and established in April 2008 by a group of professionals and entrepreneurship enthusiasts in the Greater Seattle area. It is a community communication platform with entrepreneurship as its main purpose, based in Seattle but with an international vision. Entirely by volunteers, the SEC aims to unite around Seattle high-level entrepreneurial talent and the team to North America, to build a team for entrepreneurial talent and, venture investors, and various professional personage exchanges and cooperation platforms.

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