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Title Hamp Hack 2017
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DocumentList of Prizes and WinnersTotal Prizes Worth
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Websitehamphack.hampshire.edu$27,812
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Sr. No. Category NameCategory DesriptionPrizeWorth in USDSupported by
Winning Team Members
Winning Team Instututions
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#1Environmental SustainabilityA product that solves problems related to the environment or a product that impacts the environment in a positive fashion.Funding to prototype and travel anywhere in the world for testing that prototype$7,000The Roddenberry Foundation
Maryann O Connell
Darrien Glasser
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
University of Massachusetts, Lowell
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#2 Artificial IntelligenceA product that reflects on how humans behave and expresses the same through technology. An extension of the human brain, if you may say.Echo Dot ($200)
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3 Months FREE access to Amherst Works co-working space ($2,700)
$2,900Hamp Hack
Amanda Pellerite
Grayson McKenzie
Keith Miller
Istvan Kreisz
University of Massachusetts, Amherst
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#3Braini-hackA product that helps develop brain and cognition or a product that puts brainwaves to use for good.Tiles$200Hamp Hack
Henry Tang
Tony Tran
Zack Booth
Daniel Cole
Western New England University
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#4Life HacksA product that uses the simple things around us to create something that is astounding.
Stereo Speaker Beanie + Philips from viacom
$192Hamp Hack
Amanda Pellerite
Grayson McKenzie
Keith Miller
Istvan Kreisz
University of Massachusetts, Amherst
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#5Fan-tasy HacksA product that takes something form popular fiction and makes it into reality. Example, a Harry Potter want that switches on the lightsVR Headset ($200)
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3 Months FREE access to Amherst Works co-working space ($2,700)
$2,900Hamp Hack
Michelle Huang
Md Islam
Ashish Ramachandran
New York University
Rutgers University
New York University
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#6Nutrition and HealthA product that helps better the nutrition and health space for the community around us. Example, excercise app, diet app, etc.6 Month's of FREE incubation to build a start-up$1,000TechSpring
Grace Montgomery
Benjamin Janis
Hampshire College
Tufts University
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#7Open CategoryThis prize is available for any project across any categoryFunding to turn your product into a start-up company ($8,000)
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3 Months FREE access to Amherst Works co-working space ($2,700)
$10,700Seed Fund for Innovation
Brian Vizarreta
Kyle Toth
Jonathan Bond
University of Massachussets, Amherst
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#8Most creative use of AI APIMachine learning in < 5 lines of code. indico is giving everyone at Hamp Hack free API calls for the weekend! Find us in the Wizard Hats if you have any questions. Check out indico.io/hack to get started and register for your free account at indico.io/register

indico will award $1,000 in API credits to each member of the team which best utilizes indico's machine learning APIs
$1000 in Indico API credits$1,000Indico
Phillip Michalowski
Nischal Tamang
Wesley Tian
University of Massachussets, Amherst
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#9Library ChallengeDataset for this challenege: bit.ly/hamphacklib -- challenge is to find the shortest ways in which a student can gather multiple books in a libraryChromebooks$1,000Library CommonsAakash Balaji
Rabi Patel
University of Connecticut
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#10Community ChallengeThe idea is to build something that brings communities of students on campus togather -- this could be anythingAmazon Kindle Fire Tablet$200Hamp Hack
Grace Montgomery
Benjamin Janis
Hampshire College
Tufts University
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#11Art ChallengeMake art for change -- this is open ended3D Doodler$220Hamp Hack
Ariana Gerdis
Natalee Ryan
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
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#12#whatsyourLifeHack Challenge"This is a challenge that is issued on social media platform -- Facebook.

1. Click a picture of something you have made.
2. Tell us what it is and hashtag with #whatsyourLifeHack (post on Facebook and make sure your post is public!)
3. Get a chance to win an intelligent robot at Hamp Hack 2017"
Cozmo by Anki$200Hamp HackDavid PearlHampshire College
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#13Viacom Prize-Philips LED Strip$300Viacom, Inc.
David Pearl
Ishanee Rudra
Maryann O Connell
Darrien Glasser
Hampshire College
Mt. Holyoke College
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
University of Massachusetts, Lowell
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#14VVM Accelerator PrizeValley Venture Mentors' most promising startupLicense to skip the first round of accelerator application-
Valley Venture Mentors
Hannah Gorman
Gunther Cox
Kevin Brown
University of Massachusetts, Lowell
Western New England University
Western New England University
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#15First PositionThe best functional prototype across any field and any theme.Gold Medal and Surprise Item-MLH
Michelle Huang
Md Islam
Ashish Ramachandran
New York University
Rutgers University
New York University
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#16Second PositionThe second best functional prototype across any field and any theme.Silver Medal and Surprise Item-MLH
Amanda Pellerite
Grayson McKenzie
Keith Miller
Istvan Kreisz
University of Massachusetts, Amherst
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#17Third PositionThe third best functional prototype across any field and any theme.Bronze Medal and Surprise Item-MLH
Anthony D'Andrea
Dalton Miner
Samuel Sledzieski
Keyur K Shah
University of Connecticut
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#18Best Domain NameMost creative domain nameDomain.com goodie bag-MLH
Ariana Gerdis
Natalee Ryan
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
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#19AWS PrizeBest use of Amazon Web ServicesAWS Credits-MLH
Ankit Kumar
Akshit Soota
Andrew Walter
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
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#20Hack Harrasment PrizeApp that educates people about online bullying--MLH
Henry Tang
Tony Tran
Zack Booth
Daniel Cole
Western New England University
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