SUMMER 2020 COHORT
FOUNDED BY NANA BRITWUM & JANNICE NEWSON
Lillian Augusta revolutionizes Black hair care by offering plant- based braiding hair, an alternative to the traditional plastic-based braiding hair that causes discomfort for women who wear it and plastic pollution in our environment. Combating plastic pollution will require solutions on all fronts, and our contribution is hair without harm.
FOUNDED BY NATALIE FANG
Nochi is a studio creating games with educational content in the form of young adult, visual novel entertainment while providing game-related experiences and merchandise related to its original IPs. Nochi's developed apps combine the two genres of manga (graphic novels) and gaming.
FOUNDED BY RIMA IMAD FADLALLAH & YASMEEN KADOUH
Thawra aspires to be the largest and most impactful media company representing Arabs and Muslims through authentic content. Audiences can feel proud of how they are depicted in Thawra. In 2019, Thawra launched its first production, the Dearborn Girl podcast.
FOUNDED BY ADAM SMIDDY, MICHAEL SKOWRONSKI, TONI SUH, MALCOLM CHILDS
The mission of YourCheck is to become the Credit Karma of background checks. We will provide a service that allows anyone to obtain their background checks and a Trusty score, indicating the individuals’ trustworthiness based on our unique algorithm.
FOUNDED BY ANGEL RODRIGUEZ
Vitresoft is a privacy-conscious Brain Computer Interface startup developing a revolutionary pair of earphones that allow you to connect with yourself, friends, and the digital world, using your mind. Utilizing our patent-pending approach, users and developers will have access to an intuitive digital toolset allowing them to create expressive art, share intimate experiences, and have a deeper insight into their own thoughts and emotions.
SUMMER 2020 COHORT
SUMMER 2018 COHORT
FOUNDED BY ELISABETH MICHEL, ANN DUONG, BRANDON KEELEAN
Canopy is a web application that helps people talk about, make and share their end-of-life healthcare decisions with loved ones and medical providers through an advance care directive. By supporting both individuals and healthcare systems through advance care planning services and legal documentation, Canopy provides value across the healthcare ecosystem.
FOUNDED BY JON CURSI
Cheddur is a mobile and web platform that brings safety, accountability and legitimacy to the cryptocurrency ecosystem. Beginners use it to discover, learn about and get started with any cryptocurrency in a fun and easy way. Experts use it to share their wisdom, knowledge and experience in exchange for cold, hard cash. And crypto companies use it to grow their communities by connecting with new users and investors.
FOUNDED BY ALEXANDER MILLS
Fluity offers an automated software service for rapid manufacturing. Today, machine shops spend countless hours bidding on new contracts and reprogramming machine tools. Fluity eliminates this bottleneck through automated processing of jobs into production-ready formats, and by simulating those jobs to provide precise, turn-key quotes based on actual metrics, not guesswork. With Fluity, shops can quote confidently and immediately enter production when they sign a contract.
FOUNDED BY DAWN VERBRIGGHE, NATALIE BRUNO, JORDAN ADEMA
Jottful is a SaaS solution that reimagines website ownership for the 4.6 million mom-and-pop small businesses that need an effective and modern website to be competitive — but have been left behind by agencies that cost too much and do-it-yourself software they find daunting to use. Jottful delivers mobile-responsive websites that are as easy to update as typing an email. With Jottful, every small business can benefit from an effective and affordable online presence, without all the hassle.
FOUNDED BY KIM GAMEZ
Mi Padrino is an online application that makes the planning and paying for Hispanic events, such as quinceañeras, weddings and baptisms, easy and effective. Mi Padrino offers planning resources, personal event pages and crowdfunding features tailored to the Hispanic community—a population that has been underserved until now.
FOUNDED BY ANSGAR STROTHER, ADAM JAKIELA
Movatic is a software platform that makes mobility hardware shareable. On the Movatic app, users can find, rent and pay for different mobility services—and the app's back-end allows for these services to be managed, pricing to be set, hardware to be maintained and customers to be supported.
SUMMER 2018 COHORT
SUMMER 2017 COHORT
SUMMER 2017 COHORT
FOUNDED BY PAUL SCHREMS, DEAN CLANCY
Ascape Audio is making audio products that bring music to your ears, no strings attached. Our first product, Ascend 1, is truly wireless earbuds with a patented "Twist-to-Lock" design that securely tucks the earbud into your ear to lock it in place. Soundflow, our second product, is a phone case that charges both your phone and wireless earbuds embedded in the case.
FOUNDED BY BRIANNA WOLIN, PARISA SORAYA
Find Your Ditto is a mobile application that combats chronic illness isolation -- and the resulting poor health outcomes -- by connecting people with the same chronic illness for on-demand, in-person peer support. Pharmaceutical companies and healthcare institutions can sponsor patient access to an illness-specific peer support community. The Find Your Ditto vision is to create a world where no person living with chronic illness ever has to feel alone.
FOUNDED BY DUNCAN ABBOT, PAUL STEFANSKI
Producing advanced virtual reality and augmented reality software for post-secondary research and education. Arthea, our upcoming product, allows users to upload files and convert them into an interactive experience. VR/AR has the ability to completely redefine how humans interact with technology and with one another.
FOUNDED BY SAM SAVANT, MANUEL TENORIORIOS
Creating the enterprise blockchain technology of the future. We develop products for secure data storage, payments/money transfer, and unhackable identity and access management that enable faster, more secure, and lower friction commerce for organizations.
WINTER 2017 COHORT
WINTER 2017 COHORT
CEO DANIEL YOUNG
Circadian Risk creates software that assists companies with mitigating daily physical risks including criminal and terrorist events. Using Circadian Risk’s method, organizations can achieve real-time physical risk assessment and active mitigation. Circadian Risk is the future of security assessments and risk management.
CEO RACHNA GOVANI
Foodstand is a digital health behavior change company. Their first product is a mobile app that helps people build healthy eating habits through bite-sized micro-challenges with focus on little leaps, positive reinforcement, and social accountability systems.
CEO SHELLY SAHI
Sahi Cosmetics provides makeup that is custom-designed for women of medium skin tones who are underserved by the current cosmetics industry. SAHI Cosmetics believes that every individual can #OwnYourColor.
CEO ALEX TUCCIO
ScoutDay is a recruiting platform that connects high school baseball players with MLB scouts for evaluation and membership in an expansive network of college coaches. We provide unprecedented exposure for players, efficiency for scouts, and a high quality recruiting pool for coaches.
CEO GRACE HSIA
Warmilu is a warming technology company with a patented device that generates nonelectric, reusable, portable, safe, personal warmth. Current applications include infant transport, hypothermia prevention, and stadium seating. Warmilu’s social mission is to spread warmth to reduce infant death in resource-scarce settings.
SUMMER 2016 COHORT
SUMMER 2016 COHORT
FOUNDED BY STEVEN MAZUR AND ERIC HUANG
Ash & Erie is the first company to design affordable, stylish, everyday clothing for shorter men under 5’8”. Shorter men make up some of the best athletes, actors, fathers, business leaders, and more. It’s time that we finally have clothes made specifically for them.
CEO BRANDON SLEDGE-MELLON
Jamhawk is a neuroscience-based music discovery service that uses human curation, proven neuroscience research, and popular music theory to analyze new music and distill millions of songs into a smaller, optimized, and high-quality database.
FOUNDED BY ANDREW YANG, DAVID CAI, KEVIN JEON, AMANDA LI
Gaudium is a video game development company focused on developing anime style free-to-play mobile games. The first product is Armor Blitz, a game where players can collect and assemble an army of anime-style tank girl characters. The game is designed as a mixture of strategy, collection, and role-playing as players progress through an expansive campaign world on their mobile device.
FOUNDED BY FARES KSEBATI, ADAM OXNER, MICHAEL ALLON
MySwimPro is a mobile application that delivers custom workouts, training plans, and coaching to help swimmers and athletes of all levels achieve their goals.
FOUNDED BY LAKSHMI JAYANTHI, KATIE MILLER
Roomations is an online platform and subscription service that provides homeowners easy access to interior design services online, including 3D room designs, shopping lists, style boards and personal design advice, by crowdsourcing freelance designers.
CEO ERIC PLUMMER
Sultant is a cloud-based SaaS platform that acts as a digital financial “advisor” for small businesses by providing quick and meaningful insights, actionable recommendations and intuitive visualizations.
SUMMER 2015 COHORT
SUMMER 2015 COHORT
FOUNDED BY JAKE WAYNE, LEXIE ERNST
Companion is a peer-to-peer safety app that improves public safety and provides peace of mind to anyone on the move. It lets you reach out to family, friends, or your local police, and allows them keep an eye on you. Wherever you go, get there safely with a Companion!
CEO MARY LEMMER
Foodscape aims to provide access to fresh, healthy real food by making it easier for people to grow and share food in local communities--creating, connecting, and empowering small farms and food producers. Foodscape creates communities to grow and share food with each other, bringing the farm even closer to the table.
CEO BROOKE ANDERSON
RunThatApp is a software service tool for app developers to test or promote native builds of their mobile apps as fully playable, shareable, interactive demos which run in any web browser. Your app becomes as easy to play with and share as a YouTube video. Allow your customers to try your app safely in any browser from any device, or in many other demo related activities. RunThatApp currently runs Apple iOS and Android Apps, with no lines of code changes by the developers, no libraries (SDKs) added to the build, and nothing unsafe used in the browser.
CEO MARCO CUCCO
Telemetrio is a broadcasting and statistics platform designed for recreational athletes. Its software platform films youth sporting events and sorts out the highlights for the parents. It also auto-analyzes the film and extracts statistics before putting it into a web portal for easy viewing.