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 **This event has passed. Click here for more information about Capstone.

Capstone Showcase

and Sustainable Products & Services Design Fair

Saturday, May 18, 2013

from 5:00 - 9:00 PM

at the UCSF Mission Bay Campus in San Francisco, CA


Just annouced! Check out the team descriptions from the Products and Services Team. 


Students from this semester's Products & Service Development course will be presenting their project designs. Come out to view innovative product ideas that address a range of environmental and social problems.

Directly following the MBA Products and Services Design Fair, (around 7:00pm) the Graduate School's MBA and MPA Programs will present their graduating students' Capstone Showcase. During this event, students completing their MPA degree requirements will present their Final Project Plans, and students completing their MBA degree requirements will present their New Venture Plans. These Project and Venture Plans outline a diverse, dynamic, and engaging set of Public Administration and Non-Profit Undertakings, and New Ventures, born out of our MBA and MPA Integrative Capstone Courses.

Our MBA and MPA Capstone teams often compete deep into major global business plan competitions; the Spring 2012 InFoods team won the top prize in the prestigious Madrona League Business Plan Competition, and members of that team have launched the venture as a going concern after their graduation.

Our Capstone Showcase is being sponsored by Allen Matkins Leck Gambie Mallory & Natsis LLP, a premier firm that focuses on real estate, litigation, labor, tax and business law, as well as the well-known real estate firm Jones Lang LaSalle. Our MPA and MBA Capstone students will have the chance to meet with potential investors, public policy leaders, and other key collaborators at a special reception at Allen Matkins’ downtown San Francisco offices as a part of this new sponsorship.

For more information contact Rachel Fus.



Products and Services Team Descriptions

The Penny Farthing Group

Jared Bhatti, Stowe Hartridge-Beam, James Ince-Scott, Olivia Skance, and Justin Semion

Our product is a toy made of solar panels that are put together like Lego blocks. Once assembled, the panels
can be used to charge other toys using solar energy. The toy teaches kids about renewable energy while encouraging fun, creativity, and
problem solving.

EGGS - EnGaging Green Students

Ladan Ghashghaeipour, Mahsa Khamisi, Nicholas Lee, and Emma Phelps

EnGaging Green Students (EGGS) is a software-as-a-service (SaaS) to engage students in social and environmental sustainability. EGGS will provide information regarding individual impact that is identified with corporate and social responsibility leadership. Students will compete to reach challenge goals and achievements will be tallied through gamification features.

Distill Energy

Trevor Blythe, Lindsey Kugel, David Stripling, and Sonia Weiss

Distill Energy is a district-scale biodigestor that emulates natural systems to convert residential and commercial
organic waste into electricity, compressed natural gas, and high-quality soil amendments. The facility is located close to the
organic waste generators, reducing transportation costs, traffic congestion on public streets, and greenhouse gas emissions. At the nexus between waste and energy lies Distill Power.


Elizabeth Foughty, Gina Melekh, Sabina Nat, Kyle Rosseau, and Andrew Shiflet

EcoDrivers is a bundle of a software product and implementation service that provides businesses with the know-how and the tools to create an incentives program that alleviates parking constraints, lowers costs, and improves sustainability by reducing the number of single occupancy vehicles on the road.

Common Cause

Bart Agapinan, Elayne Wesley, Laura Erickson, and Martina Doleshal

25,000 tons of toothbrushes end up in the landfill each year in the US. Such a necessary and common product could be re-made to not only contribute to oral health, but also the health of the environment. We set out to do just that by designing a fully compostable toothbrush that feels good in your mouth and on your conscience.