Paradox Hotel, The Grove Meeting Room
611 Ocean Street, Santa Cruz, CA
Free and open to the public

Participants in the IDEA Hub Pitch Competition deliver five minutes of innovative project ideas for the opportunity to seed their future.

2017 IDEA Hub Winners

1st Place, $3,000
water-distribution-system monitor provides real-time data to save water and energy
Grant Ly, Alec Reid, Wyatt Smitt, Tin Thurein

2nd Place, $2,000
Code Naturally
researches new approaches to excite 3rd through 9th graders about math and computer science
Sukh Singh, CEO; Gabe de la Mora, Keller Jordan, Emily O'neal, Kathy Petersen, Kristian Talley, Alfred Young

3rd Place, $1,000
drone autonomously collects data about the health of our lakes and oceans, reporting to industry professionals and marine researchers
Garrett Ding, Josh Gutterman, Aaron Ramirez, Garrett Stoll

Honorable Mentions, $500 each team

Santa Cruz WaveWorks
sensors report surf conditions in real time
John Tauriac, CEO

wireless monitoring and data analysis system for environmental conservation
Scott Davis, Clayton Keleher, Matthew Kim, Yu-An Lin, Raul Lopez-Luna, Robert Lyons, Babandeep Singh, Tyler Tagawa