Introducing The Pitch!
Social Innovation Pitch Competition modeled after The Voice
The Pitch is a three hour social innovation challenge with absolutely no experience nor prep work required. The challenge is announced at the event, and teams give an initially pitch to get matched with one of the all-star alumni we bring in to judge. Oh, and there is a $2500 first place prize!
SPRING 2022 CHALLENGE
REDESIGN A PRODUCT OR SERVICE FOR A CIRCULAR ECONOMY
Kravis Lab is challenging students to build bold and disruptive advancements. Reimagine how the world can meet everyday needs in the future by ELIMINATING waste, CIRCULATING/REUSING/REPURPOSING products and materials, AND REGENERATING the planet!
A circular economy is a systems-focused approach that reduces material use, redesigns materials, products, and services to be less resource intensive, and recaptures “waste” as a resource to manufacture new products and materials (U.S. Environmental Protection Agency)
1st Prize – $1500
2nd Prize – $750
3rd Prize – $500
MEET THE COMPETITORS
MEET THE WINNERS AND COACHES
Back Row L to R: 3rd Place Winners – Enya Kamadolli ’26, Jacob Smagula ’26, Josh Morganstein ’25, Henry Long ’25; 1st Place Winners – Freya Jennison ’22, Bertha Tobias ’24, Jasmine Tan ’25; 3rd Place Winners – Winnie Mauto ’26, Tendai Nyamuronda ’26, Ryan Lenney ’25, Olivia Licata ’25
Front Row L to R: Biniyam Asnake ’20 (Emcee), Coaches Jennifer Hanki ’20, Nandini Mittal ’22, Trinity Gabato ’22, Sascha Wolf-Sorokin
FALL 2021 CHALLENGE
REDESIGN A PRODUCT OR SERVICE BETTER EQUIPPED FOR 2050
Kravis Lab is challenging students to build bold and disruptive advancements. Reimagine how the world can more impactfully meet everyday needs in the future. Students can choose to focus their pitch on either redesigning an existing product inherent in modern society or a service satisfying an innate human need. To provide some inspiration, teams can pick from the following focus areas:
Products embedded in the 21st century – car, mobile phone, housing, clothing
Services to meet human needs – sanitation and hygiene, education, food and water, transportation
1st Prize – $500
2nd Prize – $250
3rd Prize – $100
WINNERS AND COACHES
Spring 2022 First Place Prize winners! From L to R – William Galbreath CMC ’23, Eshanya Agarwal PO ’25, Shreya Kamra PO ’23 and their coach Tori Johnson CMC ’20.
Our fabulous alumni coaches and judges announcing the winners! L to R – Biniyam Asnake ’20, Tori Johnson ’20, Mimi Thompson ’20, Andrea Amaya ’20, and our EMCEE Julie Tran ’20 (not pictured)
From L to R: Coaches – Biniyam Asnake CMC ’20 and Andrea Amaya CMC ’20; 2nd Place Winners – Max Feldman CMC ’25 , Kaavya Narayan CMC ’25, Serena Lin PO ’25; 1st Place Winners – William Galbreath CMC ’23, Shreya Kamra PO ’22, Ashanya Argawal PO ’25; Coach Tori Johnson CMC ’20; 3rd Place Winners – Steve Wang CMC ’24, Joelle Min CMC ’24; Coach Mimi Thompson CMC ’20.