Different Take on Drone Tech Wins Startup Weekend

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The Carrier Pigeon team won Startup Weekend Evansville 7.0. (Image courtesy of University of Southern Indiana.) The Carrier Pigeon team won Startup Weekend Evansville 7.0. (Image courtesy of University of Southern Indiana.)
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The winning concept from the recent Startup Weekend Evansville 7.0 uses drone technology to help save lives. Carrier Pigeon involves dispatching emergency medical supplies to ambulances transporting patients.

The event, which was held at the University of Southern Indiana Business and Engineering Center, is in its seventh year and is considered the largest of its kind in Indiana. Some 100 participants were involved in the more than 50-hour event. The second place team created plans for the Buffer Baby, a wearable product to replace traditional rags that protect parents' clothing as they feed their baby. In third was the Every River team, whose idea involves a product to trap pollutants in streams and tributaries before they enter rivers and oceans.

USI says additional pitches included:

  • Shair: ride sharing solution for college students
  • Digi-Leap: training modules to bring digital literacy to the world
  • Re Fresh: local and organic produce delivered in containers made of recycled materials
  • WalkIn: web-based application sharing program
  • World’s First Wheelchair Fan: portable air circulation that attaches to a wheelchair
  • CrimeCast: uses data analytics to predict crime spots
  • Babyonboarding: decreases the risk of late enrollment of newborn infants on the parent’s health insurance policy, an issue that is overlooked and undervalued

You can read more about Startup Weekend Evansville 7.0 by clicking here.

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