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2024 University-Wide Innovation Competition

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Sac State University-Wide Innovation Competition

The Sacramento State: University-Wide Innovation Competition is an opportunity for innovators and entrepreneurs to showcase their ideas, technologies, and/or businesses while receiving mentorship, and the opportunity to win prize money and a seat at a CSU-wide pitch competition.

Innovation and startup applications were accepted from across the campus, from any College, Department or Center.

Final Pitch Competition took place April 24th

First Place: Vael

1st Place Winner: Garrett Gillette, founder of Vael

1st Place Winner:
Garrett Gillette, founder of Vael, a privacy-focused, estate settlement software solution for the digital age.

Second Place Winners: SafeGuard AI

2nd Place Winner: Team Azuki

2nd Place Winner: Team Azuki

Team Azuki‘s venture, SafeGuard AI, is a solution to prevent school shootings with an AI prediction/monitoring system.

Fresh from winning the inaugural AI Hackathon. the newly-formed team represents ECS and includes:

  • John Son Dong
  • Huy Duy Dao
  • Gavin Garcia
  • Enrique De La Torre
  • Ritchie Martinez