All six teams presented strong concepts and several presented working models or prototypes of their concepts.
Our judges William Paiva, partner at Sevin Rosen Funds; Jeff Weagley, senior land representative at Williams and Jeff Holman, vice president and treasurer at Magellan Midstream, had a Herculean task before them choosing a winning team. The judges decided to recognize several of the teams for their contributions.
Nextgen award: Energopoly
Reverse Pitch Night award: Safety Momentum
Best prototype award: AstralScout
Runner up: RITA Systems
First Place: WellHub
Read more about the teams below:
AstralScout: a first-person view automated drone using Oculus Rift. The industrial inspection drone would be used to automatically inspect smokestacks and can be manually controlled by an operator for remote viewing, troubleshooting and inspections. The Oculus Rift and a three axis stereo vision gimbal provides up close immersive visualization.
Energopoly: Lead by 10-year-old entrepreneur Kendall, this team is upcycling the game of Monopoly for energy conservation. The game is designed to promote energy conservation ideas and practices for kids of all ages.
Magic Home: Github for homo automation. An open-source repository for software and software libraries for automating home automation.
RITA Systems: Remote tank monitoring system for quality and flow rate of wells.
Safety Momentum: This app is designed so users can efficiently and effectively cover a safety topic at the start of each meeting.
WellHub: A web-based well data repository and tools for analysis and visualization.