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College student Danya Sherman was drugged and sexually assaulted by a classmate. Her response was to create a product that would alert would-be victims of possible drink contamination. The KnoNap is a napkin that can detect the presence of 26 of the 40 date rape drugs on the market. It looks like a regular napkin, but if wet it will alert the person of any chemicals in the liquid by changing colors.

Her goal is to have these at every bar in America. She just won a young entrepreneur contest; the product is receiving funding from GWU and the Halcyon Incubator. She's in talks with manufacturers and plans to launch a kickstarter campaign in the spring.

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