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Incentivizing and Demystifying Prescription Drop-Off: Combatting Prescription Medication Abuse with MedDrop

Requested Amount: $12,000 $8,000: application creation $4,000: marketing and outreach Expected Amount of time to Complete Project: 2 years Year 1: Application creation and beta testing Year 2: Outreach and further application fine tuning Describe your Project: 500 words               The MedDrop application will guide a prescription medication user through safe usage and disposal […]

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Bridging the political divide

Knight Team 5 Mary Weber Shaylyn Austin Beatrice Thaman Sam McMullen 14 November 2017 Project Title Providing exposure to political opinions through an informative and concise platform Describe your Project People want to hear about issues that are important to them. They also want to hear about these issues from people like them. That’s where […]

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Fight Knight: Eye Once Science

Fight Knight Project Group Sarah Gallagher, Shayan Golafshani, Flick Cain, Kallisse Dent, Taha Bashir   Project Title: 10 words  Eye Once Science (or Science At a Glance)  Requested Amount  5,000 dollars Expected Amount of time to Complete Project  1-2 months with a dedicated team Describe your Project: 500 words Our idea is a google chrome […]

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Knight Vision “FakeTruths”

Project Title: “FakeTruths” An App to Combat the ‘Fake News’ Era Team Members: Brooke Callaghan, Jake Pozin, Carly Yashinsky, Becky Simonov Requested Amount: $100,000 Expected Amount of time to Complete Project: 1 year Project Description: We live in a time where news is no longer something to be taken at face value — bias, inaccurate information/statistics, […]

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Global News: Beyond the Horizon

Team Members Hannah Jenkins, Catherine Nouhan, Alena Olsen, Gabe Tishman, Collin Watkins Request Amount $25,000 Expected Amount of time to Complete Project Six months Project Description The purpose of our proposal, ‘Global News: Beyond the Horizon’, is to create an effective tool that would provide modern news consumers access to global news. This would include […]

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Knight Vision Food Waste Pitch

  Project Title: “SmartFridge: Tackling food waste one fridge at a time” Project Leaders: Arjan Abar, Aaron Brodkey, Bella Isaacs Requested Amount of Funding: $15,000 Expected Amount of Time to Complete Project: 6 months Description of SmartFridge: SmartFridge is a multipurpose iPhone, Android, and tablet application that synthesizes information from one’s grocery receipt into recipes […]

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SmartPark: Smart People, Smart World, Smart Park

Project Title: SmartPark: Smart People, Smart World, Smart Park Requested Amount: $500,000.00 Expected Amount of time to Complete Project: ~ 12 months Team Members: Shivangi Sharma, Emilie Farrugia, Youssef Farran Describe your Project:  From major metropolitan cities to small towns, parking is a daily issue faced by all residents. In New York City alone, drivers […]

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GrocerGO

Cassie Coulter, Sarah Sugar, Al Vanderklipp, and Quan GrocerGO: Driving College Students to the Market Requested Amount: $100,000 Expected Amount of Time for Project Completion: 12 weeks Project Description We propose an App called GrocerGO, which will connect students at the University of Michigan to go to the grocery store together.  The App will look […]

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Composting Correctly on Campus

Hallie Averbach Manny Dhillon Emily Hotaling   Requested Amount: $150,000 Expected Amount of time to Complete Project: 11 months Describe your Project:  The first phase of our project is to increase the amount of recycling bins and compost bins on campus. While recycling bins are already in large presence, there could still be an increase […]

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Safe Map: Phone application makes walking safer for college students

Knight Challenge Application: Safe Map Phone Application connects to Google Maps to create safe routes for college students Team Members:  Anders Johnson, Sarah Girard, Ian Campbell, and Madeleine Gerson Requested amount: $50,000 Expected time for project completion: Six months   The project We plan to create an application, Safe Map, that would—in partnership with Google […]

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