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Team ROI

As former college athletes turned social entrepreneurs, Team ROI is leveraging technology to make college athletics more inclusive by increasing social and cultural competency. Together, we hope to inspire change, educate and empower athletic leadership to build an inclusive foundation, welcoming student-athletes of all backgrounds to fully participate in sports. Colleen McCaffrey, Data Visualization (MS), […]

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Patas Patatas

The mission of Patas Patatas is to modernize and industrialize potato production in Peru and Bolivia. These┬ácountries hold the largest biological diversity of potatoes (+4,000 varieties), but the overall production chain is very rudimentary and inefficient. This inefficiency translates into sourcing packaged potato products from other countries. Our vision is to develop added value potato […]

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Madly

Through Madly, an online clothing marketplace for ethical and sustainable clothing, Mari Iwatani and Elizabeth Chick are working to make ethical and sustainable futures available to everybody. They will do this by bringing small future thinking and socially-oriented clothing brands into an online platform with second-hand clothing in good condition from their customers. Mari Iwatani, […]

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Human Travel

With the number of people who can afford international tourism set to double by 2035, the stakes for developing a new form of travel that considers the needs of all stakeholders have never been higher. Human Travel aims to transform travel from a practice of extraction into one of exchange. To do this, they will […]

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GreenFeen OrganiX

GreenFeen OrganiX (GFO) is a worker-owned cooperative designed to collect and process organic waste locally to ignite community-based solutions that secure waste equity for Bronx residents. Through strategic community partnerships, GFO teaches New York City businesses, residents, and students how to recycle. They govern themselves with the foundational principles of environmental justice, zero waste, and […]

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Cactus

Mumbai has an estimated population of 22 million people, more than half of whom do not have rights to permanent housing. Outside this official count, 0.3 million urban squatters remain invisible as they maneuver through the city without a roof over their head. Cactus aims to develop a durable, cost-effective, and portable living space for […]

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Aquaculture City

Aquaculture City intends to use both ancient and cutting-edge farming techniques in an urban setting to reduce the environmental footprint of food and bring fresh, delicious, and affordable produce and seafood to underserved New York City markets. Anastasia Standrik, Environmental Policy and Sustainability Management (MS), School of Public Engagement Doug Semmes, Environmental Policy and Sustainability […]

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ai-o

ai-o seeks to help new parents reduce clothing waste through modular apparel designs that “grow with the baby.” ┬áRecognizing the time-challenged nature of parenthood, ai-o also makes conscious consumption of childrenswear both stylish and frictionless through a dynamic interplay of product and service design. Anurag Jain, Strategic Design and Management (M.S), Parsons School of Design […]

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