Organized by the College of Business Administration student organization Polyfounders, this year’s Hackpoly brought a record number of contestants and the 70 completed entries is by far the most to date.
Innovation was plentiful as students built a car-identifying app able to provide make and model with a photo, there was a smart closet that tracked and coordinated clothing and a program that reads brain waves before selecting music to play based on current mood.
Hackpoly 2017 kicked off with speeches from Pomona’s new mayor and President Coley. It shifted into high gear during talks with entrepreneur Henrik Fisker and Yammer co-founder George Ishhi. But the best really was saved for last as every entry was displayed science-fair-style in the Bronco Student Center for judging.
Although the expert pane of entrepreneurs selected their favorites, below are three of the wilder products to come out of Hackpoly 2017.