2021 DESIGNPRENEURS HACKATHON

Meet the teams and School of Visual Arts students who participated in the 2nd Annual NYU Designpreneurs Hackathon

ABOUT

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! 

TEAM DIRECTORY

CASESHIP

CaseShip matches students and tech employers in Southeast-Asia for internships based on skillsets required and skillsets offered.

COOKONNECT

Cookonnect is a platform that connects busy families with in-home, personal chefs at reasonable prices. 

JIVIKA

Jivika deconstructs mindfulness for frontline workers into 30-second micro-habits, taught via workshops and an app. 

SAVVY WEDS

SavvyWeds is a wedding resale marketplace that enables engaged and newlywed couples to find wedding goods and resources by matching users with curated products. 

POLLEN

Pollen is the upskilling platform for careers in maternal health. We provide access to the world’s best education, mentorship , and training required to become a certified birth professional. 

HUMAN.READABLE

Human.Readable is a data company that takes public data and transforms it into information to help people make better choices. 

MELOH

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

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. 

PARTNERS

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Sally Chung

Interaction Design Professor, SVA 

Experience Design Lead, BCG Digital Ventures

Ian Abinoja

Ian Abinoja

Design Lead, Rey

Seyoung Kim

Seyoung Kim

Senior Experience Designer, BCG Digital Ventures

CASESHIP

Problem

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. 

Solution

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. 

Team

Rachel Kindangen

NYU Stern BS '23

Ivana Wirawan

SVA Designer

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COOKNNECT

Problem

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. 

Solution

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. 

Team

Erica Tuggle

NYU Stern BS '05

Suri Namkoung

SVA Designer

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JIVIKA

Problem

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. 

Solution

Jivika deconstructs mindfulness into 30-second micro-habits, taught via workshops and an app. 

Team

Ayman Mukerji

NYU SIlver '21

Junhyung Cho

SVA Designer

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SAVVY WEDS

Problem

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. 

Solution

SavvyWeds is creating a digital space where couples can exchange their wedding resources, knowledge,  and experiences. 

Team

Erica Ramos

NYU Stern MBA '23

Hee Yun (Yunnie) Yang

SVA Designer

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POLLEN

Problem

Maternal healthcare in America is broken. Birth professionals can help, but there’s not enough of them. 

Solution

Pollen provides high quality and accessibly-priced online education and mentorship matching to help users become a certified birth professional. 

Team

Hillary Bush

NYU Stern MBA '22

Isabel Sheinman

NYU Stern MBA '21

Sukky Yan

SVA Designer

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HUMAN. READABLE

Problem

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.

Solution

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. 

Team

Quoc Duong

NYU Tandon MS '23

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Young Kim

SVA Designer

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MELOH

Problem

There is a lack of elementary school mental health education, leaving many children unequipped to tackle mental health challenges. 

Solution

Meloh works alongside child psychologists, game developers, and product engineers to make learning about mental health fun and simple for children ages 5-12. 

Team

Anastasia Vlasova

NYU Gallatin '25

Jessica Park

SVA Designer

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FENIX

Problem

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. 

Solution

Fenix provides a personalized service to students and businesses by matching students’ skills with businesses’ culture and job criteria through NLP and recommendation algorithms. 

Team

Jianing Qi

NYU Courant '20

Isabell Park

SVA Designer

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