The Pitch is back for 15W

Registration is closed for the 15W Pitch!

Thank you to everyone who applied. The DALI team will contact applicants early next week.

The Pitch will be hosted in Loew Auditorium on March 5th from 5:00-7:30 PM.



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The Pitch is back for 15W

November 4: The Pitch

20 groups of students, faculty and staff pitched their innovative ideas, research needs and passions for funding, design, development, and enterprise support from DALI and DEN.

Our panel of judges (Prof. Lorie Loeb, Tim Tregubov, Andrew Campbell, Thalia Wheatley, and Michael Casey) selected 3 winners:
- SafaPani- Meili Eubank ‘15, Aditya Mahara, Shannon Carman ‘17, Katie Zhang ‘16, Josh Warzecha ‘17, Eldred Lee ‘17, Thomas Wang ‘16, Emma Ratcliffe ‘17, Kelsey Flower ‘18, Catherine Ledna ‘15, Will Buell ‘17, Michaela LeDoux ‘17, Aparna Kachalia ‘10, Charles Sullivan, Holly Wilkinson
- SpeedAlert!- George Boateng '16
- BusMe- Ryan Buckvar '17, James Furnary '16

And the audience's choice vote went to RepCoin, Stephen Malina '15 and Matt Ritter '15

Stay on the look out for information about next term's Pitch!

The Pitch is back for 15W

The Pitch is back for 15W

Pitch Winners Winter 2014

  • Tether Gaming

    Tether, a mobile gaming platform for playing together in person, was pitched by Joshua Hall and Kalon Stephen winter 2014. People have increasingly turned to web connected games for entertainment, oftentimes ostracizing friends, family, or peers. Tether Labs started as a simple idea mean to help encourage, reshape, and revolutionize face-to-face interaction in social situations. Tether Labs has been developed under the guidance of the Neukom DALI Lab at Dartmouth. Tether was founded in February 2014 by Joashua Hall and Kalon Stephen. Just a couple of guys doing startup things. Press, business, and other inquiries: Visit Tether at
  • HousingCake

    Delos Chang and Phillip Colletti pitched their idea for smoothing out the process of finding housing in big cities. HousingCake saves you time by automating your search. By pulling from listing services that renters would usually browse manually, HousingCake sends you the listings relevant to you as they are posted. In big cities with competitive housing situations being the first to contact a lister is everything. HousingCake makes housing easy. Visit HousingCake at
  • Word Blastoff

    Nook Harquail and Michelle Khare pitched their idea for a minimalistic word creation game. Word Blastoff is a minimalistic game in which players snag letters that orbit in a "black hole" to create words. Special letters have effects such as doubling a word's score and adding health to the black hole. Drag, spell, swipe, Infinite fun. Think outside the grid. Break free from the traditional, boring word game. No more waiting for your turn. Word. Word is now available for free on the app store.
  • The Ropes

    Gaby Javitt pitched her mobile app for college students that takes the guesswork out of the college dining experience. By crowd-sourcing for food quality and providing built-in menus, dietary restriction filters, and meal plan data, The Ropes empowers students to eat better, spend smarter, and take control of their routine. The Ropes is now available for free on the app store. Sign up for updates at

The Pitch 14F!

This fall the Pitch will be held November 4th at 5 pm in Loew Auditorium. Registration begins Oct. 21st.

Pitch your innovative ideas, bring your research needs, share what you are passionate about. The Neukom DALI Lab and DEN Innovation Center are offering funding, design and development support for students, faculty and staff with great ideas with big impact.

You will have two minutes to show us what you have in mind, why it is important and who will benefit. We are particularly interested in supporting projects that benefit society, the natural world, or offer a new way of understanding data/information.

Register for the Pitch!

Registration is now closed! If you submitted an application, please look for an email from the DALI Lab with further instructions. We hope to see you all at The Pitch on November 4th.

Refine your idea at the Pitch Clinic 10/28!

Join us for a Pitch clinic to refine your Pitch idea on October 31 at the DEN Innovation Center.

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