DemoDays is all about fostering a community of students who create things. As an organization focused on the intersection of business and technology, we aim to reduce the modern-day innovation process to it's most elementary form: problem solving through curiosity, playfulness, and experimentation.
So we strip away the flash and hype of turning technology into a real business and ask students to share their side projects and hobbies. We don't care much for a slide deck or a fancy pitch, but we do want to see what the thing can do. Even better if there's audience participation. The whole thing is quite a bit of fun.
Some past demos have included:
- A (working!) remote control for human beings
- A pre-beta version of a student startup (branch.com), later received $2M from Twitter cofounders Biz Stone and Ev Williams
- LED lights powered by motion-activated bacteria
- A hotdog iPhone game that was soon after published by adult swim games (Head's Up! Hot Dogs)
- 4 million particle fluid dynamics simulation
- Lighting solutions for developing countries