Section S Accelerator

Section S Companies

Contact: Lan Doan

Company Description

Open curriculum to help parents improve children development age 0-5

Categories: Education
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Contact: Benjamin Newmark (HBS ’16)
Website: ActUp

Company Description

We want to disrupt the entertainment space by developing an efficient, technology-driven approach to casting. We want to make it easier both for talented actors to audition for great roles to advance their careers, and for casting agents and other production professionals to find the best talent for their projects.

Categories: Entertainment and Media
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Contact: Olamide Oladipo (HBS ’16)

Company Description

An online aggregator for African brides-to-be

Categories: Lifestyle and Fashion
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Contact: Ni Xu
Website: Alulu

Company Description

Alulu Club is an online marketplace for micro-breweries to directly sell their beer to end consumers.

Categories: Consumer Internet
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Contact: Tim Massey (HBS ’16)
Website: Andon Analytics

Company Description

The aim of Andon Analytics is to provide SME manufacturing with a deeper understanding of the day to day performance of their machines in a scalable and affordable way. Andon Analytics combines hardware that connects to machine relays and stores quantitative performance metrics in the cloud, and powerful data analysis software that helps manufacturers better understand and predict performance, and drive business improvements.

Categories: Enterprise Software
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Contact: Ivan Salas Orono (HBS ’17)

Company Description

Bar Tab Analytics will provide relevant weekly revenue data for bars and lounges. Each bar will have the option to choose a competitive set of other bars, and they will receive a weekly report on the average checks and volume of sales for the entirety of the competitive set for each day of the previous week. This will allow bars to better understand their relative positioning in the market they serve, and set marketing strategy accordingly.

Categories: Enterprise Software
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Contact: Eric Sung
Website: BeachSpoke
Categories: Travel
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Contact: Brad Kowalk (HBS ’17)

Company Description

Software that unlocks the musical genius in all of us. Looking for highly capable computer science engineer(s)…please contact if you know of someone who may be interested.

Categories: Entertainment and Media
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Contact: Alex Zimmerman

Company Description

Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy (MRS) is a safe, non-invasive diagnostic test that measures chemistry of body tissues. It is conducted with the same equipment as conventional MRI, which uses a powerful magnet, radio waves, and a computer to create detailed images. Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy (MRS) has been proven to aid in diagnosing a wide range of neurological disorders including brain tumor progression, Alzheimer’s disease, temporal lobe epilepsy, and traumatic brain injury. Despite thousands of publications demonstrating the accuracy and diagnostic value of MRS, this promising technique has not been fully utilized in clinical practice since existing technology is cumbersome and difficult to implement. BrainSpec provides a robust, user focused web-based interface for analyzing Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy data that is easily integrated into clinical workflows.

Categories: Health and Wellness
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Contact: Pete Rispoli
Website: Campus Doorman

Company Description

Campus Doorman, a company founded and run by Harvard Business School students, offers moving, furniture, and relocation services for students. Campus Doorman saves students time, money, and stress, and will ensure that your new home is move-in ready before you even arrive. Visit their website (campusdoorman.com) to see how they can simplify your move today!

Categories: Development, Transportation and Logistics
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Contact: Andrew Hsu
Website: Chattergram

Company Description

Meme feeds to the world’s biggest events

Categories: Digital Media
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Contact: Shimon Elkabetz

Company Description

Environmental Monitoring by Wireless Communications Network.
By using unique technology developed in Israel, ClimaCell offers the most accurate weather monitoring in the world.

Categories: Uncategorized
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Contact: Samantha Yang
Website: Crazy Machine

Company Description

Crazy Machine is a licensing group that invents products for the global toy industry.

Categories: Lifestyle and Fashion
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Contact: Peter Goodman

Company Description

We are focused on addressing the marketing needs of small business and start-up owners utilizing a contract-based sales representative model for remote-location product promotion.

Categories: Consulting
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Contact: Natalie Abeysena

Company Description

We are creating a platform that connects undergraduate students to on-campus experiential learning opportunities.

Categories: Education
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Contact: Uri Pelli
Website: Enovalys

Company Description

eNovalys is building a next-generation chemistry database of both successful and failed experiments, along with a set of innovative analytical tools. The platform helps chemists plan and optimize new reactions, reduce the cost of the research and accelerate the time-to-market of drug development.
Data creators (academic chemists) use LabBook, an Electronic Laboratory Notebook (ELN), to record their experiments, manage their lab and materials and gain smart access to their data anywhere, anytime. Users that publish their data to our database gain access to LabSearch, our smart search engine, which allows them to learn not only from their own data, but also from that of the community.
LabSearch allows researchers to predict optimal conditions for new reactions based on past data (successes and failures). It can be used for both academic and commercial purposes.

Categories: Biotechnology
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Contact: Oare Avbuluimen (HBS ’16) Alice Agyiri (HBS ’16)
Website: EthnoBar

Company Description

EthnoBar is a beauty-on-demand company that will offer an unparalleled and affordable range of beauty services and products tailored specifically to the black woman’s needs. Our goal is to cover all facets – beauty inspiration, consultation services, hairdos of all types, beauty products and spa services (nail, makeup, massages, etc) – with phased launches. Customers will create a personal beauty profile, book an appointment for a time and place of their choice, and purchase required beauty products via our app or website and then we will find a suitable beautician that can cater to the customers request. We are committed to providing a reliable, convenient and professional beauty experience that is personalized just for the customer.

Categories: Lifestyle and Fashion
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Contact: Liza Yermakova

Company Description

eversence demystifies the unregulated fragmented supplements industry, provides clear recommendations for specific supplement products, and provides personalized health recommendations. Everything is science-based and presented in a clear and easy to understand way.

Categories: Health and Wellness
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Contact: Annette Goodfellow

Company Description

We are like IMDB for fashion on TV. Want to know where to find an amazing outfit you saw on your favorite show? Fashion Finder is your guide

Categories: Lifestyle and Fashion
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Contact: Taarini Vohra

Company Description

FindMyVenue provides venue management software to hotels, conference centers, and event venues. The software provides both CRM and inventory pricing solutions allowing venues to increase their booking conversions while also right-sizing their pricing. In addition, FindMyVenue is also a marketplace for consumers looking to find and book their next event.

Categories: Food, Beverage and Hospitality
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Contact: Robert Lam

Company Description

Using a machine learning algorithm to predict useful cancer drug combinations

Categories: Health and Wellness
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Contact: Jon Staff (HBS ’16)
Website: Getaway

Company Description

With Getaway, you are a click away from a quick stay in your own private tiny house in the woods, waiting just close enough to let you escape in an instant but just far enough to guarantee a refreshing recharge.

Categories: Travel
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Contact: Michael Yaroshefsky
Website: Gizzup

Company Description

Gizzup provides an easier way to stay on the cutting edge of technology.

Categories: Digital Media
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Contact: Lisa Cuesta

Company Description

Today, founders spend a lot of time searching for necessary services on Google and reading through books, magazines, and blogs with related content. We will be the platform a CEO uses to manage her new business, helping her sign up for and manage services to get off the ground.

Categories: Consulting
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Contact: Mikhal Kaplan
Website: Grass Roots Only

Company Description

Grass Roots Only bridges the gap between nutritional knowledge and point of consumption. Our product will allow consumers to see the nutritional implications of their choices as they are deciding what to order so that each individual can make the appropriate trade offs specific to them and have a delicious meal.

Categories: Food, Beverage and Hospitality
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Contact: Nathaniel Houghton (HBS ’16)
Website: growth IQ

Company Description

growth IQ matches multi-unit retail chains with the ideal location for their next unit through comprehensive data analysis and strategic listing partnerships. Our first product is a mobile application that allows the user to find all information including square footage, leasing history, and projected sales for any retail real estate space. By combining world-class data analysis to create personalized growth plans with a comprehensive compilation of retail listings (including many that are not available anywhere else), growth IQ is changing the way that retail businesses launch new units.

Categories: Enterprise Software
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Contact: Lynn Wang
Website: Hackership

Company Description

Hackership teaches complete beginners how to build basic web applications in just 8 weeks, part-time.

Categories: Education
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Contact: Sergio Marrero

Company Description

Higher education within reach.

Student debt is insane–1.2 trillion dollars or on average about $30k per student. Let’s take classes one at a time that are linked to jobs. Take the courses you want, when you need them, and as you can afford them. Control your destiny.

Categories: Education
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Contact: Mariam Melikadze

Company Description

HealthPay is a technology platform that streamlines medical billing and payment for small medical practices. Through HealthPay, providers can send bills and patients can pay them electronically, allowing rapid onsite payment of co-pays and offsite payment of remaining provider charges.

In addition to simplifying the payment experience for patients, the platform reduces the administrative burden on small providers, improves collection and reduces the time and expense associated with printing/ mailing paper bills, payments and receipts.

Categories: Health and Wellness
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Contact: Bradford Diephuis (HBS ’16)

Company Description

Herald transforms a system based on clinicians pulling data from disparate sources to one in which clinicians receive the important information they need as it becomes available and however they want to receive it.

Categories: Enterprise Software, Health and Wellness
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Contact: Amelia Lin (HBS ’16)
Website: Hollyberry

Company Description

Hollyberry is an online community for women to discover, share, and support great new products.

Categories: Consumer Internet
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Contact: Elisa Waxenberg

Company Description

Get a little zen, learn a new trick, and make something beautiful. Knitting ain’t just granny play: It’s an organic way to unplug, meditate, and create. And it’s easy to get the hang of it with basic instructions and lovely supplies. Order a Knit Collective KnitKit and we’ll get you knitting in no time with a perfect set of natural wood needles, gorgeous wool, and stream-anywhere video instructions.

Categories: Consumer Internet
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Contact: Will Moore (HBS ’16)

Company Description

We have developed a shaving razor for which a 3-blade replacement costs only 9 cents. This is vast improvement over the $2-3 dollar replacement cost of a Mach3/Quattro razor cartridge, and it also even beats Dollar Shave Club’s cost of at least $3 per month for a minimal number of (2-blade) cartridges.

Categories: Lifestyle and Fashion
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Contact: Philip Blackett

Company Description

Magnetic Interviewing is a for-profit social enterprise that helps young people worldwide ACE their interviews for jobs, internships and graduate school.

Categories: Consulting
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Contact: Asaf Lifshitz
Website: Magpie

Company Description

Magpie allows fashion retailers to partner with personal shoppers (these are people who consult their clients, on what they should be wearing) . Retailers can promote specific collections, or just drive more business, by offering the personal shoppers commission.

Categories: Lifestyle and Fashion
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Contact: Jeremy Au
Website: MindBamboo

Company Description

MindBambook is building a mental healthcare mobile application focused on depression. Out of 100 people suffering from depression in USA, only 1 person is diagnosed right, gets the right treatment and adheres to the therapy. MindBamboo is a mobile, 24/7, always-available therapist in the customer’s pocket.

Categories: Health and Wellness
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Contact: Sheila Kyarisiima
Website: Nisk

Company Description

My partner and I recently concluded a negotiation for exclusive rights to supply InterHigh’s online high school education product to East Africa. InterHigh is a UK based school with high performance rates. Right now, the product can meet the needs of certain economic classes in the region, but we are looking to tweak the product so it’s affordable and accessible to much bigger segment of the population. Particularly those closer to the bottom of the pyramid. We believe the product must be changed because the needs of this segment of the population are very different, and the skill level is also different. This is what I hope to work on with section S.

Categories: Education
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Contact: Adwaita Nayar
Website: Nykaa

Company Description

ECommerce business focused on the beauty and wellness space in India. Recently forayed into brick and mortar and private label products. Completed Series B.

Categories: Consumer Internet
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Contact: Michael Prince

Company Description

OTOD is a platform that aims to break down the obstacles that ultimately stop people from being their best physical selves. Money, Time, Location, and other obstacles keep people from going to the gym to take classes that push them to be healthier. OTOD will remove these obstacles by attracting the best trainers in the world to share live classes that users can join and pay for by the class. Users can take classes wherever/whenever they want.

OTOD will take a portion of each payment giving the remainder to the Trainers. Trainers are therefore given control of their own business: choosing when they lead a session, how they market their class to people online (the platform will help), and how they wish to maintain their community of followers. There is no cap on how much a trainer can make unlike what most gyms allow today.

Categories: Consumer Internet
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Contact: Carmen Li (HBS ’16)

Company Description

Urban housing alternative for young professionals

Categories: Development, Transportation and Logistics
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Contact: Ollie Wilson (HBS ’17)

Company Description

Paradise is a platform that allows companies of all size to make better use of their organizational data.

Categories: Enterprise Software
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Contact: Sparsh Agarwal
Website: Qure

Company Description

Qure is a pharmacy for a digital India. We aim to be an e2e e-commerce player in the healthcare industry in India. Our first phase is focused on OTC and prescription pharmaceuticals and we will expand from there. The company hopes to begin operations sometime in October 2015.

Categories: Health and Wellness
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Contact: Upasana Unni (HBS ’16) Jameson Bundy (HBS ’16)
Website: Risky Quizness

Company Description

Risky Quizness is a new approach on trivia-based board games that encourages diverse groups to play together and never makes you feel dumb.

Categories: Entertainment and Media
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Contact: Baker Shogry (HBS ’16)

Company Description

Sightglass gets you answers from colleagues and stops you from duplicating work, without the hassle and high cost of relying on internal wikis and document repositories.

Categories: Enterprise Software
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Contact: Matt Graham

Company Description

I have partnered with a Harvard student at the Dental school. He is developing custom braces using 3D printing technology. I have the experience he needs with the 3D printing technology and the business acumen to get the startup off the ground. He has already filed a provisional patent, and has a license agreement worked out with partner companies. The company is in the iLab’s VIP program.

Categories: Health and Wellness
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Contact: Mehdi Lebbar
Website: Snowball

Company Description

Snowball is a mobile platform to raise the best ideas for change, build momentum and make an impact – empowering people to challenge the status quo everywhere.

Categories: Consulting
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Contact: Meaghan Fitzgerald (HBS ’16)
Website: Spectacyl

Company Description

Spectacyl is a platform that helps marketing and sales executives track their above-the-line, offline, PR and events marketing efforts and correlate that activity to their real KPIs.

Spectacyl solves two problems:

1) Record above-the-line marketing activity
That otherwise gets forgotten or missed when reviewing end of period company results.
2) Links the real KPI’s of the company with historic marketing activity
Helping marketers evaluate their campaigns and communicate results.

Categories: Enterprise Software
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Contact: Ansaf Kareem
Website: Spotlight

Company Description

Spotlight is an innovative mobile platform that allows users to create, share, and view videos while rethinking the way digital content is organized and discovered.

Categories: Digital Media
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Contact: Logan Leslie (HBS ’19)

Company Description

Stealth startup in the development, transportation and logistics category.

Categories: Development, Transportation and Logistics
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Contact: Jason Stanwick

Company Description

Platform to catalyze healthcare innovation.

Categories: Health and Wellness
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Contact: Sola Olaniyan-Bright

Company Description

Vitamin beverage for nutrition-conscious African women

Categories: Health and Wellness
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Contact: Stevon Darling

Company Description

This is a financial technology company that provides alternative consumer and business financing to Latin American and Caribbean markets. The company tackles the problem of limited access to finance in developing markets by creating a marketplace that directly connects borrowers with lenders in an efficient, low-cost, and mutually beneficial way.

Categories: Finance
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Contact: Steve Robins

Company Description

Looking to replicate coding bootcamp model to provide intensive skill development programs for lower skilled jobs (e.g., retail management, medical office administration)

Categories: Consulting
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Contact: Ananya Bubna

Company Description

Using a combination of AI and economical human help, Rose is a virtual assistant in your email, managing your calendar, ordering and following-up on services for you.

Categories: Consumer Internet
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Contact: Jesse Whelan

Company Description

A platform that helps students learn faster and more effectively by personalizing content and instruction based on what students do and don’t know. Unlike other solutions that offer generic problem feedback, by breaking down content in a series of adaptive tutorials the system identifies particular knowledge gaps and then provides targeted interventions to help students overcome their specific issues.

Categories: Education
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Contact: Matt Graham

Company Description

Low cost Metal 3D printer.

 

Categories: Consumer Internet
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Contact: Lucy Wang

Company Description

Still in progress – the company will be providing a service to help k-12 students better learn outside of classrooms.

Categories: Education
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Contact: Cynthia Liu

Company Description

A website where career professionals (start off with consulting, banking, PE, and tech) coach prospects how to excel in interviews

Categories: Consulting
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Contact: Luis Rattenhuber

Company Description

The goal of the company is to establish a connected system of regional amateur leagues across different sports and age groups in the US. The leagues are targeted at former collegiate and competitive athletes looking to continue playing and socializing in a team environment.

 

Categories: Health and Wellness
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Contact: Vibin Kundukulam

Company Description

I am working with Professor John Kim on helping US schools teach students how to code, by focusing on redesigning computer science teacher training. I am working on this idea through an IP for now, which I hope to continue after I graduate.

The “learn to code” movement is on the rise, driven by rapidly increasing demand of programming skills in the job market. Although there has been progress, most K-12 schools are still underprepared to teach coding given a shortage of qualified teachers. Although research shows that having a great teacher is the single most important factor contributing to positive learning outcomes, many teachers find professional development (PD) programs aren’t helping them become “great”, especially at teaching computer science. In addition to being a large (and growing) societal issue, teacher PD is part of a $20-$50B annual market in the US. How can we better design

Categories: Education
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Contact: Aaron / Ja Rosenberg / Wettasinghe

Company Description

An app which enables consumers to open and pay for tabs / bills at bars and restaurants. The key differentiating point from existing services will be the use of geolocation technology to automatically close off tabs once the consumer exits the venue.

Categories: Food, Beverage and Hospitality
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Contact: Mepossi Noutcha

Company Description

I want to launch a manufacturing company that transforms agricultural products into finished goods in Cameroon.

Categories: Agriculture and Farming
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Contact: Alberto Guillen

Company Description

Ultra low latency network for time-sensitive data transfer

Categories: Consumer Internet
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Contact: Julia Feldberg

Company Description

I am developing a dairy-free food product line that makes healthy, delicious, and 100% natural foods for the lactose intolerant and milk allergic. A preservative-free almond milk will be our first product developed, with the leftover almond meal used for ancillary product lines (e.g., dairy-free granola or baked goods).

Categories: Food, Beverage and Hospitality
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Contact: David Wilkinson

Company Description

A “re-leasing business” using a few years worth of proprietary data to identify homes in cities that can be rented out for a generous margin over their cost. The regulatory environment in some cities makes this a particularly attractive opportunity. Once scaled, the business will then be able to pivot to an upscale short to medium-term lodging company that will address a particular segment of the travel market that has been as-yet un-disrupted (although a number of companies and startups have tried)

Categories: Uncategorized
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Contact: Gabriella Choi

Company Description

A platform to reinvent the white paper resume; a platform for MBA students to curate a digital “lookbook” to display their value propositions to their target companies. From the company perspective, they will be able to filter on different dimensions, more easily identify more cultural fits, and create their own company/role specific templates for candidates to respond to.

Categories: Consulting
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Contact: Alfonso Ortal Sevilla

Company Description

Energy efficiency and clean energy solutions for residential customers.

Categories: Lifestyle and Fashion
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Contact: Devon Rinker

Company Description

The business will aim to help small brick and mortar stores create loyalty programs that better track customer purchases and allow stores to target customers with real-time offers.

Categories: Enterprise Software
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Contact: Joe Kiernan

Company Description

Live streaming content discovery

Categories: Digital Media
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Contact: JP Moncayo (HBS ’16)

Company Description

Currently in stealth mode, this startup operates in the luxury women’s fashion space.

Categories: Lifestyle and Fashion
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Contact: Katie Lefkowitz (HBS ’16)

Company Description

Luxury women’s boot with temperature personalization

Categories: Lifestyle and Fashion
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Contact: Dino Bilankov (HBS ’17)

Company Description

I would like to bring a few different types of Croatian liquors (based on honey, cherry, blueberry, blackberry, etc.) to the states and try to commercialize the products.

Categories: Food, Beverage and Hospitality
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Contact: Kate Kingen (HBS ’16)

Company Description

A fast-casual pizza chain.

Categories: Food, Beverage and Hospitality
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Contact: Jordan Kraft (HBS ’16)

Company Description

My company aims to help Patient Navigators spend more time with patients and less time on paperwork. Patient Navigators call patients to arrange appointments, go with them to see specialists, provide emotional support, arrange transportation, manage insurance, and coordinate care across providers.

Their most valuable activities are when they are spending time with patients and caregivers. Unfortunately, much of their work involves keeping track of who they called when, chasing papers around, and recording their work. We believe that we can eliminate a lot of this paperwork with easy-to-use software tools that will provide efficient work plans for Patient Navigators, allow hospital administrators to easily monitor the efficacy of their Patient Navigators, and get patients more face time with their navigators.

Categories: Enterprise Software, Health and Wellness
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Contact: Rachel Soper (HBS ’17)

Company Description

An app / online platform focusing on the physical therapy market – enabling increased patient / provider communication and better patient engagement.

Categories: Enterprise Software, Health and Wellness
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Contact: Niha Jain (HBS ’17)

Company Description

Patient-friendly platform for electronic medical payments for small physician practices.

Categories: Enterprise Software, Health and Wellness
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Contact: Austin Walters (HBS ’16)

Company Description

A handheld ultrasound solution for medical practitioners that aids in performing line or catheter placements by displaying the relevant images via a tablet real-time.

Categories: Health and Wellness
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Contact: Dmitry Zhdankin (HBS ’17)

Company Description

A collective intelligence service to allow users pose a wide array contextual questions via mobile and receive near-immediate responses; to be eventually backed by natural language processing capabilities.

Categories: Consumer Internet
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Contact: Devon Stewart (HBS ’17)

Company Description

(The Steal) brings consumers everywhere the latest styles in fashion from their favorite up-and-coming designers at a sample sale price. Steal away.

Categories: Consumer Internet, Lifestyle and Fashion
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Contact: Julisa Salas (HBS ’16) Sarah Moore (HBS ’16)
Website: Tressed

Company Description

Get Tressed! Simply select your service online and one of our master stylists, who we’ve matched you with  based on your specific hair needs, will be dispatched to your selected location with all necessary supplies relax and unwind while you get tressed.

Categories: Lifestyle and Fashion
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Contact: Avilia Guardiola (HBS ’17)
Website: Violet Cycles

Company Description

Violet Cycles is a hygiene conscious subscription services featuring comfortable, single use, feminine underwear.

Categories: Health and Wellness
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