ISHOW USA: Washington, DC June 21, 2018

Congratulations to our USA Winners!

2018 Finalists

Félix Escalante
Félix Escalante
Solar Hybrid Coffee Roaster

The Solar Hybrid Coffee Roaster can be used my small rural farmers to roast their own coffee beans with sunlight. Solar roasting provides higher incomes by minimizing costs of production, promotes organic practices, decreases CO2 output, and allows small scale farmers to continue to work and live in remote areas.

Sanna Gaspard
Sanna Gaspard
Rubitect Assessment System

Rubitect provides caregivers a low-cost, easy-to-use tool to assess the health status of the skin. It accurately measures blanch response and erythema, the primary diagnostic cues of an early-stage bedsore/pressure ulcer. It maintains sterility between patients and includes a mobile app to personalize patient care. It integrates with electronic health records systems.

Amy Bilton
Amy Bilton
WERLWind

WERLWind provides a solution to poor yields for smallholder fish farmers. It is an affordable, floating, wind-powered aeration device that improves water quality and increases the pond's overall dissolved oxygen (DO) content. This improves fish survivability and growth while enabling farmers to stock their ponds with a greater amount of fish, thus increasing the income streams.

Carlos Castro-Gonzalez
Carlos Castro-Gonzalez
PointCheck

Chemotherapy lowers neutrophil levels, which inhibits the body's ability to fight infections. These infections can be avoided if low neutrophil levels are detected early. PointCheck is a non-invasive device that aids in early detection thus decreasing instances of infection for chemotherapy patients.

Ker-Jiun Wang
Ker-Jiun Wang
EXGbuds

EXGbuds are compact, non-obtrusive, and ergonomic wearable earbuds that measure signals associated with human physiological gestures and generate useful commands to interact with the smart environment and IOT.

Eden Full Goh
Eden Full Goh
SunSaluter

The SunSaluter decreases the cost and increases the effectiveness of solar panels using a simple tracker technology, which can be made by non-technical users in a couple of hours for less that $50 using locally sourced materials. The SunSaluter also filters water.

Anna John
Anna John
NeoVent

NeoVent provides non-invasive, dual-pressure ventilator and its patent-pending design has only one moving piece. It is easy to use and does not require continuous electricity. It can be manufactured for less than $20 compared to traditional ventilators that cost 100 times more

Gustavo Becker
Gustavo Becker
SER

SER (Resilient Energy Systems) is an autonomous, modular, and portable product designed specifically for isolated areas where the most efficient use of available resources is required. It uses sunlight, salt, and gray water to later transform them into safe drinking water, electrical power, and heat sources for cooking.

Voting has ended.

Meet our USA Judges

Charles Newman
Charles Newman
Design Consultant
- Unfrastructure Design LLC

As an architectural designer with over 10 years of international experience, Charles has contributed to the design and construction of hundreds of small-scale public infrastructure projects in both rural and urban conditions. Having developed a number of these projects in resource-strained environments, his work has shown consistent dedication to improving the lives of those most in need with low cost / high impact design solutions developed through community-driven design processes.

James Creel
James Creel
Senior Program Manager
- ASME

As ISHOW Lead, James has been a strong proponent of social innovations, lean startups, hardware, research, and entrepreneurship since 2011.  

Paul Witherell
Paul Witherell
Mechanical Engineer
- National Institute of Standards and Technology

Paul's primary areas of interest are Design for Additive Manufacturing, Digital Thread for Additive Manufacturing, Design Optimization, Knowledge Representation in Product Development, Ontology and Semantic Relatedness for Design and Manufacturing, and Sustainable Manufacturing.

Ryan Vinyard
Ryan Vinyard
Hardware Guru
- Highway1

Engineering Lead at Highway1. Mechanical Engineer who assists start-ups and has developed products for Fortune 500 brands.

Bob Hauck
Bob Hauck
Chair
- ASME Engineering for Global Development Committee

Bob has served in a variety of roles for GE for over 28 years and has led a global team of over 350 engineers. Bob is currently serving as the Chair of ASME’s Engineering For Global Development Committee.

Sonia Garcia
Sonia Garcia
Stanford
- Engineering Design Impact

Biomedical engineer passionate about leveraging human-centered design to impact mental health. Previously worked as a health strategy consultant. Knight-Hennessy Scholar pursuing a master's degree in engineering design.

Jean-Louis Racine
Jean-Louis Racine
World Bank
- Climate Technology Program Lead

Empowers entrepreneurs to find solutions to poverty and climate change. Empowers intrapreneurs to innovate and commercialize their ideas.

Ben Wald
Ben Wald
Entrepreneur & Investor
- Spartan ventures

Founder & CEO of Spartan Sytems. Partner at Spartan Ventures. Former Executive Director of Ashoka Changemakers.

Maha Haji
Maha Haji
MIT
- Mechanical Engineer

Experienced engineer with a demonstrated history of working in the mechanical engineering industry. Skilled in machine design, analytical skills, and complex project management. ISHOW 2015 Winner.

Mariela Machado
Mariela Machado
Program Manager
- Engineering For Change (E4C)

Mariela is a telecommunications engineer with a Master of Science in Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) and MPA in Development Practice from Columbia University. In her role as Program Manager at E4C, she leads ICT4D initiatives and partnerships across all programs and supports strategic planning, implementation, and management of E4C programs in the Engineering for global development space. 

Iana Aranda
Iana Aranda
Tech4Dev Engineer
- Engineering for Change

Mechanical Engineer, President of Engineering for Change, LLC (E4C), Director of Engineering for Global Development at ASME, Serial intrapreneur and tech4dev advocate.

Said Jahanmir
Said Jahanmir
President
- ASME

Said Jahanmir is president of ASME and a prominent technology innovator and engineering executive with accomplishments across a wide spectrum of disciplines. Jahanmir, an ASME fellow, currently serves as assistant director for federal partnerships, at the Advanced Manufacturing National Program Office at the National Institute of Standards Technology (NIST). His current assignment is in the Executive Office of the President of the United States, where he serves as executive secretary for the Subcommittee on Advanced Manufacturing at the National Science and Technology Council. Jahanmir is also serving as president and CEO of Boston Tribology Associates

Kevin Mulligan
Kevin Mulligan
Program Advisor
- USAID

As a program advisor at USAID, Kevin evaluates and advises the Agency, Bureau, and Missions on programs creating resilient and sustainable economic growth among priority countries within the USAID portfolio.
 

Prizes

Money
Up to $50,000 Seed Grant
Expertise
Access to Industry Experts
Equipment
3D Printer
Networks
ISHOW Community Engagement - over 2500 fellow hardware entrepreneurs

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