DFA SwipeSense Pitches for $1Million

April 5, 2012Design Phase, DFA Behind the Scenes, Health, Presentation

 On a spot-lit stage Wednesday April 4th, 2012 in downtown Chicago, DFA’s SwipeSense team, Mert Iseri and Yuri Malina stood before more than 250 venture capitalists and angel investors to pitch their idea — a portable, BlackBerry-size hand-sanitation device that attaches to the belt of health care providers. The goal: To raise $1 million for their nascent company, SwipeSense, … Read More

DFA Wins Online Learning Proposal

March 26, 2012DFA Behind the Scenes, Process 2 Comments

Months and months of work came down to a mere ten minutes in one of the most beautiful museums in the country.  Daniel Rees and Jonathan Lesser had just a few minutes to convince the panel of judges at the California Academy of Sciences that their proposal was worthy of winning Mozilla’s Digital Media Learning … Read More

Why Case Western Might be Ripe for DFA!

January 15, 2012Miscellaneous 1 Comment

These updates just in from Case Western! We’ve been hard at work collecting our stories and learning how to use iMovie. It has been so rewarding to learn about what is going on in Cleveland, how people feel about their hometown, and what they think about the future. We have been delighted with the optimism … Read More

An Incredible Year

January 11, 2012Miscellaneous

          Dear Friends, It’s been an incredible year thanks to YOU! Design for America has grown from 1 to 8 schools with 6-8 more on the way for fall 2012. We’ve grown our network to include 600 students from over 60 different majors, the top 3 being Engineering, Psychology and our favorite, … Read More