Posts Tagged ‘Elevator Pitch

Elevator Pitch: Community Bikes

22, نوفمبر 2010

For: People seeking quick and local transportation when they need it.
Who: Want to use bicycles as a means yet can’t afford or owning is unpractical.
Our innovation offers: bikes that can be rented from numerous convenient locations, but there is a level of accountability and possibly a membership needed.
That provides: strategic pick up and drop off locations around a populated geographic area.
Unlike: middle man bike shops.

Highlights: Due to our research of the many transportation possibilities, we discovered that in light of MARTA’s revenue issues they might in fact benefit from this program as well. Not to mention, they are already set up for this type of addition. They already have video surveillance, and a proxi-card that is linked to the owner. Therefore, setting up a bike rental at every Marta bus stop and station would be a sinch. It would also help alleviate passengers bringing their own bikes onto the trains and buses. The major flaw in the previous systems has been vandalization and theft, hence why the video monitoring is crucial. Not to mention, there is already a staff presence, making it a bit easier for bike rental transactions. Our ultimate goal is to incorporate this system on Tech campus, we also have a proxi-card system and a plethora of students without cars or bikes. Furthermore, it could be staffed entirely by students, with some of the proceeds being the main contributor of their pay. So, not only does this system provide green transportation on campus but it creates jobs as well.

Group Name: GWAM

Our product is for the College and University systems of Georgia who are unconscious of how much clean water is being wasted daily, that have students who constantly use water on a daily basis.  Our solution is a filtration/plumbing system incorporated into the bathrooms of dorms and sprinkling systems, that involves filtering off various products used in conjunction with water, as well as run off, and reusing that water.  Unlike the plumbing and drainage systems that are in place that send a vast amount of water to the sewers, our system collects water that has been used, filters it, and redistributes that water back to the bathrooms of dorms, and sprinkling systems.

Information:

All the water that we use in our homes comes from either a ground source, such as an aquifer or well, or a surface water source, such as a water processing plant which refines and recycles water.  After we are done using the water in our homes it generally goes into a septic tank, seeps into the ground to evaporate, or travels to a sewage-treatment facility.   On average, experts estimate that a person uses 80-100 gallons of water per day, which comes from not only the use of the toilet, but from the shower, and sinks as well.  Our field research consisted of interviews, and the results are as follows.

Questions:

  • How much water do you think you use daily?
  • In what ways do you think you could reduce this number?
  • Do you think watching water consumption is a concern for the future?

Jake Conroy

  • I think I use around 40 gallons, only because of showering.
  • I could take quicker showers and use the faucet less.
  • Yes, because if we can reduce our use of water daily, it will overall reduce the costs for the future to process and clean water for us to use.

John Schaberg

  • I probably use around 60 gallons of water daily.
  • My showers could definitely be shorter.  I am tending to stay in longer in the warm water since it is getting cooler outside.
  • There is no concern for the immediate future.  As long as our usage does not increase in a dramatic amount, I don’t feel like it will be a big concern or issue to worry about.

Resources:

http://ga.water.usgs.gov/edu/qahome.html

http://www.data360.org/dsg.aspx?Data_Set_Group_Id=757

http://www.csgnetwork.com/waterusagecalc.html

Tarties (Elevator Pitch)

21, نوفمبر 2010

For: frequent public sidewalk traveling pedestrians in urban areas

Who are dissatisfied with: getting caught in inclement weather, not having enough space to walk past/around people, and missing the bus/other form of public transportation due to unawareness of arrival times

Our innovation offering is: an wider, interactive sidewalk

That provides: audio and visual warnings in reference to incoming public transportation and upcoming weather changes via marquees and mounted outdoor speakers. It will also adapt to inclement weather by raising and lowering a canopy to shelter pedestrians from the weather and as well excessive sunlight.

Unlike: every other sidewalk in the world that provides nothing other than an escape from pedestrians walking in the street with cars

Our innovation has: colorblind friendly LED’s that change colors depending on the condition of the sidewalk due to weather; marquees displaying inbound taxis and buses, as well as traffic delays and the daily forecast; and a canopy that rises when there is excessive sunlight or inbound inclement weather. There are also audio announcements of all of these visual cues when the status of one of the weather or public transportation patters change


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