Meet the teams and School of Visual Arts students who participated in the 2nd Annual NYU Designpreneurs Hackathon
The Berkley Center for Entrepreneurship once again partnered with the School of Visual Arts in hosting the Designpreneurs Hackathon, where designers and startup founders collaborate to build exceptional user experiences in just 48 intense hours.
Meet the Hackathon teams below, and view elements of the work they generated over just one weekend!
CaseShip matches students and tech employers in Southeast-Asia for internships based on skillsets required and skillsets offered.
Cookonnect is a platform that connects busy families with in-home, personal chefs at reasonable prices.
Jivika deconstructs mindfulness for frontline workers into 30-second micro-habits, taught via workshops and an app.
SavvyWeds is a wedding resale marketplace that enables engaged and newlywed couples to find wedding goods and resources by matching users with curated products.
Human.Readable is a data company that takes public data and transforms it into information to help people make better choices.
Meloh is a digital app and subscription box service that helps children ages 5-12 and their parents evolve their emotional intelligence, mental health literacy, and empathy.
Fenix is a subscription based web platform that connects students to paid internships, increasing their competitiveness in the market, and helping businesses reduce time and effort by matching them with the most appropriate candidate.
Interaction Design Professor, SVA
Experience Design Lead, BCG Digital Ventures
Design Lead, Rey
Senior Experience Designer, BCG Digital Ventures
Students are struggling to get internships for a number of reasons including: inefficient resume screening, being under qualified for the position, and a high barrier to entry for technical roles. As a result, students are unable to find a career path fit and aren’t competitive for full time roles.
CaseShip is a platform for students to apply for project-based tech internships in Southeast Asia. The platform offers learning experiences offered by traditional internships, coupled with the flexibility of freelance work.
Busy moms are oftentimes juggling many things at once, and when it comes to cooking family meals, there simply isn’t enough hours in the day to get it done. Personal chefs get expensive, and most consumers prefer homemade meals as opposed to pre-prepared and packaged meals.
Cookonnect is a tech enabled solution that makes private cooking more accessible. The online platform leverages technology to take the complexity out of finding, establishing, and using private cooking relationships.
Frontline caregivers are burnt out, don’t have the time to meditate, but want to learn how to become mindful in order to avoid burnout.
Jivika deconstructs mindfulness into 30-second micro-habits, taught via workshops and an app.
Most brides and grooms find themselves in possession of too many wedding items that will never be used again, have spent too much money on the wedding itself, and are looking for an alternative to just throwing these items out.
SavvyWeds is creating a digital space where couples can exchange their wedding resources, knowledge, and experiences.
Solopreneurs work in isolation and lack guidance and feedback on how to improve their business.
Pollen provides high quality and accessibly priced roadmaps on how to start, manage and grow improve one’s freelancing business
Thanks to the Healthcare Price Transparency Act, there are troves of data on the cost of medical procedures for every hospital. Unfortunately the law states that the data only needs to be machine readable, which puts the information out of reach for most Americans.
The application that we’re developing enables people who are planning procedures to make the best healthcare choices for their situation by matching them with healthcare providers in their area based on data from the Healthcare Price Transparency Act.
There is a lack of elementary school mental health education, leaving many children unequipped to tackle mental health challenges.
Meloh works alongside child psychologists, game developers, and product engineers to make learning about mental health fun and simple for children ages 5-12.
Finding an internship can take students around 4-5 months, while businesses spend around 2-3 months trying to find viable candidates. In addition to this long search time on both sides, there are several obstacles that students face when looking to get that dream internship including: a lack of relevant skills for the desired career, time-consuming to find the right job, and shortage of credible experiences.
Fenix provides a personalized service to students and businesses by matching students’ skills with businesses’ culture and job criteria through NLP and recommendation algorithms.