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2015 Breakthrough Innovation Challenge

2015 Breakthrough in Innovation Finalists

Finalists pose for a group photo at the 2015 Breakthrough Innovation Challenge Final Event.

2015 Breakthrough Innovation Challenge Winner Announcement

Congratulations to Team Phantologic and Team Scholars App for placing first and second place, respectively in the 2015 Breakthrough Innovation Challenge. The Challenge began in mid October when students submitted a 2-minute video describing their breakthrough idea and its market opportunity. The videos were ranked by a preliminary judging panel and seven finalists were announced on October 23. These finalists were paired with a coach to help prepare them for the final round—a live pitch to a judging panel and audience on November 18. In the final round, the judges selected the top two teams based on how feasible they believed the idea was to pursue as a business. The winners were announced during the networking reception immediately following the pitches. All finalists received $100. This challenge was organized in partnership with the College of Engineering, the College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources, the William S. Richardson School of Law, and XLR8UH.


Phantologic (1st Place, $1,000)

1st Place: Phantologic

A brain phantom created from rapid 3D prototyping which demonstrates never-before-seen levels of realism in terms of scanning contrast and structure in order to help researchers. 

Team Members: Kyoko Fujimoto, and Trent Robertson

Scholars App (2nd Place, $500)

2nd Place: Scholar's App

A scholarship website that allows students to apply for college and scholarships for free in twenty minutes or less.

Team Member: Traven Watase

Check out the full video of the presentations and Q&A's here:


Mahalo to the following sponsors:

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William S. Richardson School of Law Logo