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UA students unveil new inventions and businesses

Posted at 7:12 PM, Mar 31, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-01 20:22:20-04

TUCSON (KGUN9-TV) - University of Arizona McGuire Entrepreneurship Program students unveiled their new inventions and business ideas Thursday.

The 21 teams are made up of 81 students. Thursday was their first pitch to the public, ahead of pitches to judges and investors in April.

The ventures are meant to address some problem in the world. They range from a drug to help with neurological diseases to camping equipment rentals at music festivals. 

Another group developed an app called "Wherdugo" that suggests new restaurants to you based on your likes and dislikes. 

"It's going to be a personalized recommendation engine for dining," said Jonas Otter, one of the Co-founders. 

Defiiant Technologies is working on glasses that take pictures and video in 3D, in hopes of using it with social media. 

"Instead of looking at little flat two-inch pictures on your phone, you'll be able to live a whole experience," said Brian Herrera. "Instead of recording it for your friends to see it by putting your phone in the way, you can just experience it and then your friends will see it just as you are: in 3D."

The teams will make pitches at a business competition with a $10,000 prize at the end of April. Some will also make pitches at competitions across the country. 

You can take a look at all of the teams here