Hi - I'm Erin, the team lead for Team Batman and thank you for sharing this Good news! The environment was so collaborative and ideas were sprouting up left and right. Our workspace was right outside this wall of 500+ comments, complaints, and wishes of mothers. We knew exactly who we were trying to help and everyone had the same goal - make breast pumps not suck!
My team was genuinely shocked we won. There were really, really *amazing* ideas presented! But, as exciting as it was, winning wasn't really the point. The best part about these MIT Media Lab hackathons is that they are all open source. The big players in this field were there sponsoring the event, as well as the entrepreneurial start-ups. Our hope is that any (or all!) of them use this momentum as a much-needed push to innovate this stale space.
Thank you for sharing this!