Awards & Accelerators

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Sophie and Pow in Boston.

Sophie and Pow in Boston.

CGI U, Clinton Global Initiative  |  2017

Our team qualified for the CGI U meeting in Boston. Through many lectures, networking and coaching our team was able to defined the next big steps in order to realize Taiyo. CGI U

Clinton Global Initiative University (CGI U) is a network of student leaders who have made Commitments to Action to address today's most pressing challenges. 

 

 

 
Lenny und Sophie presenting at CCA.

Lenny und Sophie presenting at CCA.

1st Place IMPACT Award, $10'000  |  2017

The IMPACT Award is a CCA-wide competition, for Excellence in Social or Environmental Impact through the Lens of Art & Design. The winning team receives funding and a network of resources to complete an innovative project cultivating social and/or environmental responsibility. Impact Award

Team Taiyo won 1st place and so the $10'000 funding which will go into the production and implementation of our first prototypes. 

 
Tim, Lenny and Sophie preparing their presentation at the regional finals in SF.

Tim, Lenny and Sophie preparing their presentation at the regional finals in SF.

HULT Prize Regional Finals, San Francisco  |  2017

The Hult Prize leverages the crowd to generate startup ideas from young people to sustainably solve the world’s most critical social challenges. HULT PRIZE

Out of 50'000 teams Taiyo qualified for the HULT Prize Regional Finals in San Francisco. The team with the support of Tim Berry, had a great success and got into the final 250 teams.

 
Tim and Sophie happy after a successful presentation.

Tim and Sophie happy after a successful presentation.

HULT Prize @CCA  |  2017

The Hult Prize Foundation initiated the Hult Prize @ ... as a quarterfinal round of the annual Hult Prize challenge during which the competition visits college campuses around the world.HULT PRIZE @CCA

HULT@ was the first accelerator experience. The team believed in the potential of Taiyo and joined the HULT experience to get more feedback on the project. We won the competition and so a spot at the HULT Prize Regional Finals in San Francisco.