Bag/Get, the brainchild of computer science students Alan Cortez and Rohan Kunchala, alongside computer engineering student Cesar Rojas, has emerged triumphant in the recent Titan Fast Pitch Competition at Cal State Fullerton. The groundbreaking project, designed to support food banks and pantries, clinched the top spot, earning the talented team a well-deserved $3,000 award. The Bag/Get app, born from personal experiences with food insecurity, provides users with real-time information on local food pantries, including walk-in hours, appointment options, and current inventory levels.
This success is just one chapter in Bag/Get’s remarkable journey. The team also secured a $6,000 first-place prize in the Engineering and Computer Science Social Justice Competition and a $5,000 third-place prize in the Social Enterprise Category at the CSU Sunstone Startup Competition. Acknowledging the instrumental role played by their advisor, Jeff Greenberg, in guiding them through market research, validation, and the lean startup methodology, the team is now focused on refining their app to offer an even more user-friendly experience for food banks and pantries, addressing the unique challenges faced by these essential community services.
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