Guy Miasnik, MBA ’99, Ly Tran, MBA ’99
@hoc enables e-business to significantly strengthen the critical relationship between the business and its customers. @hoc’s Persistent Communications™ technology creates a continuous Channel of communication between a company and its customers.
Hayley Barna, Katia Ververis
Birchbox is a new concept in beauty retail: fruit of the month meets Sephora, meets Allure.com. It is a monthly box filled with a curated assortment of the hottest samples from high-end beauty brands. The samples are paired with a website that includes an online magazine and store to purchase full-size products.
Xavier Aubry, MBA ’01, Kimberly Lei, MBA ’01
Bluesolid (now Appear Networks) has created a software company focusing on WLAN and Bluetooth networks (the so-called WLAN hotspots). The company has gained 15 large corporate customers during its first year of activity, and garnered numerous awards since the HBS Business Plan Contest.
Eric Paley, MBA ’03, Micah Rosenbloom, MBA ’03
Brontes Technologies has developed and commercialized a revolutionary 3D imaging system that eliminates the need for the conventional dental impression. In October 2006, Brontes Technologies was acquired by 3M Company and today the product is marketed as the 3M ESPE Lava Chairside Oral Scanner.
Matt Prince, MBA ’09, Michelle Zatlyn, MBA ’09
CloudFlare enables websites to intelligently protect themselves from online attacks and to help clean up malicious botnets while receiving faster, more reliable and more robust network services.
Jon Puz, MBA ’08, Gilbert Tang, MBA ’08, Krishna Yeshwant, MBA ’09
Diagnostic-For-All (DFA) is a non-profit enterprise that seeks to deliver affordable point-of-care diagnostic solutions to the global medical community. Millions of people are dying around the world because they cannot access diagnostic tools to manage their health. DFA aims to solve this problem with an elegantly simple solution that puts the power of a diagnostic lab at a patient’s fingertip. DFA has developed a low-cost, paper-based “lab-on-a-chip” that is simple, flexible, and can be used in resource-poor areas of the globe to support public health. In 2008, DFA won both the Harvard Business School Social Enterprise Business Plan Contest and the MIT $100K Entrepreneurship Competition.
Steve Papa, MBA ’99
Endeca's innovative information access software helps people explore, analyze, and understand complex information, guiding them to unexpected insights and better decisions. More than 500 leading global organizations including ABN AMRO, Boeing, Cox Newspapers, the (US) Defense Intelligence Agency, Dell, Ford Motor Company, Hyatt, IBM, John Deere, the Library of Congress, Texas Instruments, and Wal-Mart rely on Endeca to power business-critical applications that increase revenue, reduce costs, and streamline operations.
Brent Grinna, Arjun Ohri
EverTrue, LLC (“EverTrue”) develops mobile software that allows college and university alumni to better connect with their alma mater and one another. EverTrue’s solutions enable client organizations to better communicate with members, develop local alumni networks and increase fundraising to support their missions. EverTrue is complementary to current communications strategies and our standardized solutions address key challenges that are faced by the 4,300 postsecondary education institutions tasked with serving over 40 million alumni nationwide.
Extend Fertility, INC.
Christina Jones, MBA ’04, Nadia Campbell, MBA ’02
Extend Fertility is dedicated to enriching women’s lives through revolutionary egg freezing science that gives women the option to effectively slow down the biological clock. Founded in 2004, Extend brings together industry-leading science, medical care and storage facilities to offer women the leading fertility preservation experience available today.
Tal Riesenfeld, MBA ’08
EyeView is transforming online conversion through the use of online video. EyeView’s solutions create an effective video experience on websites, keeping visitors engaged and providing a proven and significant increase in conversion rates for online businesses such as: Trading, Gaming, Software, Forex, eCommerce, Affiliates, Banking, Printing, Communication, Finance, Social communities, Hosting and more.
Paul Conforti, MBA ’97, Kristen Krzyzewski, MBA ’97, Kim Moore, MBA ’97
Finale is a full-service, upscale restaurant concept serving desserts and beverages (coffee, tea, wine, and spirits). The business also includes a retail store featuring take-out desserts and signature ingredients. Finale operates four units in and around Boston.
Global Citizen Year
Abigail Falik, MBA ’08
Global Citizen Year is building a movement of young Americans who engage in a transformative “bridge year” between high school and college.
Global Reference Check
Josh Green, Claire Levy, Takuo Mitsui, Ricci Wolman
GRC (now Panjiva) will help smaller businesses find overseas suppliers they can trust; unlike existing supplier databases, GRC’s “reputation database” will feature feedback from previous customers about what it’s like to do business with the suppliers in our database.
Good Start Genetics
Paris Wallace, MBA ’08
Good Start Genetics is developing a low-cost, sequencing based, pre-pregnancy test for multiple genetic disorders that will replace one-disorder-only tests currently on the market.
Frederick Shilmover, Jacob Flomenberg
ClearInsight (now InsightSquared) helps small and medium businesses draw meaningful, actionable insights from across all of their disparate data sources.
Sidhant Jena, MBA ‘11
Jana Care is a health technology startup that aims at democratizing chronic care management in the developing world by leveraging the ubiquity of mobile phones and PCs. The team is based in India is currently focused on developing an affordable mobile phone based diagnostic platform for Diabetes. No longer a disease of the wealthy, Diabetes is the one of the leading causes of death and disability in the developing world, affecting nearly 250 million people. The vast majority of these patients today can’t afford glucose monitoring which is needed to appropriately manage their condition. Jana Care is addressing this issue by developing a platform that will transform the mobile phone into a glucose monitor, and thus allow patients to not only test their blood sugar but also seamlessly transmit it to their physician or nurse for appropriate feedback on diet, nutrition and medication. Eventually the platform can be extended to measure other parameters such as HbA1c, Ketones and Hemoglobin, which are equally critical for diabetes management.