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Watch: Student Innovators Take Center Stage at Annual SwatTank Competition

SwatTank, Swarthmore’s premier innovation competition, offers students the opportunity to “take a rough idea, product, or concept and develop it toward its next incarnation, ideation, or realization,” through workshops, coaching with Center for Innovation and Leadership (CIL) staff, and alumni mentorship.

This year's competition was won by the trio of Hojune Kim ‘25, DongGyu Kim ‘25, and Saumya Raj ‘25 for pitching SQUAD, an "AI-powered software-as-a-service that focuses on saving lives by reducing response times of emergency vehicles."

Other finalists included the team of Rodas Jateno ‘24, Olivia Medeiros-Sakimoto ‘25, and Ziming Yuan ‘24, who pitched an "Airbnb for productivity tools" called; the team of  Nana Asante ‘26, Aaron Dubois ‘26, and Anhad Singh ‘26, who pitched Comma, a service that partners with libraries across the globe to provide wide access to e-books; and the team of Nader Almadbooh ‘23, Gary Chen ‘25, and William Huang ‘23, who pitched Travial, billed as the "the ultimate trip-planning app that takes care of everything."

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