search

UMD    AML






Three A. James Clark School of Engineering students won first place in the second annual Hult@UMD competition held on December 6, 2019 and hosted by the Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship.

Out of 27 teams who registered and 10 teams that pitched at the event, the winner was Hydraze, a startup with a patent-pending solution that prevents auto-flushing toilets from generating “phantom flushes.” This innovation would save 27 million gallons in water per year at University of Maryland alone, and has the potential to serve a $4 billion market of commercial buildings nationwide.

Co-founded by three seniors, mechanical engineering major Charles Grody ’20, computer engineering major Jack Sturtevant ’20 and aerospace engineering major Tuvia Rappaport ’20, Hydraze received a grant from the UMD sustainability fund to do a pilot installation of their product at The Clarice Performing Arts Center.

The Hult Prize asks participants to explore ideas that answer a specific social challenge. This year’s challenge was to build a startup that has a positive impact on our planet with every dollar earned. Winners of Hult@UMD advance to a regional round to compete for a spot in the summer accelerator and ultimately an opportunity to pitch to the United Nations for the grand prize of $1 million to fund their idea.

The Hydraze team won the 2019 Do Good Challenge and will also compete in the 2020 Pitch Dingman Competition Finals. As the Hult@UMD winners, the Dingman Center will provide them with a travel stipend and advising resources for the regional Hult Prize competition.

Adapted from: Student Venture Hydraze Advances at University of Maryland’s Hult Prize Competition



December 19, 2019


«Previous Story  

 

 

Current Headlines

Maryland-led, Multi-institutional Research Team Receives $10M to Transform Shellfish Farming with Smart Technology

Maryland Engineers Respond to COVID-19

Li Wins NSF Grant to Study High-Performance Cellulose Materials

Alumni-Run Company Vertex Aerospace Establishes New Scholarship in Engineering

Seven Mechanical Engineering Faculty Promoted in 2020

UMD receives two new DOE Building Technologies awards

Pines: Stand in Solidarity, Unite Against Injustice

Promoting Diversity and Addressing Unconscious Bias

Giving Spotlight: Maria Korsnick

Aerosol Containment Chamber to Make COVID-19 Intubations Safer

 
 
Back to top  
AML Home Clark School Home UMD Home ENME Home