On April 9th, Breakthrough Training Center had the pleasure of demoing three of our Entrepreneurship teams at Project Invent's Demo Day X San Diego hosted at e3 Civic High.
Project Invent features a design thinking, Arduino-based curriculum that emphasizes working with a Community Partner to interview, identify problems, and iterate designs with. This was our second year participating in Project Invent after team Earth Ice participated last year in a virtual Demo Day X. We've seen amazing results incorporating the education at Project Invent into our own project based learning, collaboration-competition team-based Entrepreneurship program.
This was the first in-person entrepreneurship tournament our students have participated in over two years! It was an exciting time for all of the students and teams who participated:
eLert featuring Colin Weng, Andy Zhu, Iliana Zhou, and Jayden Mei, is a smart home device that combines the features of a fire alarm, earthquake alert, and air quality sensor all in one to provide Everything Alert. eLert did extensive work on their prototype, which featured both a fully realized hardware and software component thanks to the technical wizardry of the team's Chief Technology Officer, Andy Zhu.
Leaf Cycle featuring Jenny Zheng, Kathleen Cheng, Melody Fang, and Sussanna Cao, is an autodetecting trash can that automatically unloads itself when its been filled, designed specifically for public and theme parks. Leaf Cycle took home the Explorer Award, given to the team that most explored their problem. The panel of judges highlighted the robust survey Leaf Cycle conducted, featuring over 100 participants with a range of excellent questions that helped them scope their concept.
Fire Flakes featuring Jessica Wang, Sophie Lin, Izzy Bella Song, and Verena Wong, is a mesh fire detection system designed to be placed over acres of land vulnerable to wildfire such as forests and homes located in rural areas. Fire Flakes took home the Moonshot Award, given to the project that best tackled some of the world's largest problems. Fire Flakes partnered with local firefighters in LA and Ventura County to help inform their idea, which has been two years in the making.
Congratulations to all of our teams! We wrap our entrepreneurship season with Project Echo on May 22nd, 2022.
Ad astra per aspera.
- Coach Ray
Breakthrough Training Center is an after school education center located in Arcadia, California whose purpose is to help students find their purpose. For more information on our Entrepreneurship Program, check out our website.