Tauros Engineering, Business Track winner
Adrian Ross, Alison Flatau, David Flatau, Tyler Flatau
Tauros Engineering is commercializing a revolutionary technology for the detection of “bridge scour,” the widespread erosion that weakens bridge pilings and has put some 500,000 bridges in the United States at risk.
Quickstor, Business Track runner-up
Rebecca Greene, Todd Rudnianyn
This new venture has developed a mobile app to facilitate the process of finding self-storage facilities, now used by half of all U.S. households.
Bluelight, Social Enterprise Track winner
John Ikeda, HKS; Manoah Koletty, HKS; Mustafa Khalifeh
Innovative consumer finance for the base of the pyramid.
WAVE Hospitality Academy, Social Enterprise Track runner-up
Misan Rewane, HBS; Karan Chopra, HBS; Navid Rahimi, HBS; Bryan Mezue, HBS
Empowering youth in West Africa to access employment opportunities through vocational training.
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Vaxess Technologies, Business Track winner
Michael A. Schrader, Anura Patil, Livio Valenti, Patrick Ho, Kathryn Kosuda, Isa Watson
Vaxess is working to commercialize a Tufts University technology that stabilizes vaccines into a thin film strip which can be shipped and stored without refrigeration, eliminating the need for the cold-chain. Vaxess strives to not only lower the cost of distribution, but also increase access to life-saving products for people around the world.
RallyPoint, Business Track runner-up
Aaron Kletzing, Yinon Weiss
RallyPoint revolutionizes the way military professionals connect, develop, and pursue fulfilling opportunities throughout their military careers. We do for the military what LinkedIn does for business.
SaferTaxi, Business Track runner-up
SaferTaxi takes a successful concept from the US/Europe to Latin America. The company provides a smartphone application that allows consumers to book, pay rate taxis with added convenience as well as transparency. SaferTaxi aims to bring greater efficiency and safety to the existing taxi booking process.
Zumper, Business Track runner-up
Zumper allows tenants to search for and close annual apartment leases in a much more transparent manner.
eTransitions (now Careport Health)
Social Enterprise Track winner
Lissy Hu, HBS/HMS; Kira Yugay, HBS; Jessica Hohman, HMS; Jonathan Helm
A web-based solution that streamlines the transition of patients from the hospital to post-acute care facilities.
XinfuGo (now Tang Mall), Social Enterprise Track runner-up
Ying Chen, HBS; Yixin La, HBS; Qiwei Shi, HBS
A disruptive base-of-pyramid (BOP) retail and distribution platform in rural China.
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Baby.com.br, Business Track co-winner
Kimball Thomas, Davis Smith
Baby.com.br is Brazil's one-stop-shop for baby products online, offering the deepest selection, the lowest prices online and free 24 hour delivery. We're changing the lives of Brazilian moms one click at a time!
BOSS Medical, Business Track co-winner
Romish Badani, Derek Poppinga, Haim Gottfried, Maxim Budyansky, Neil Shah, Peter Truskey, Shoval Deke
BOSS Medical is developing a revolutionary minimally invasive device for the extraction of iliac crest bone graft during spinal fusion procedures. It will improve procedures by reducing patient morbidity while achieving gold-standard fusion rates.
MyTeksi, Business Track runner-up
Anthony Tan, Hooi Ling Tan, Adeline Chan
MyTeksi has the vision of revamping the Malaysian taxi market by introducing simple yet effective low cost mobile based technology to both the supply (dispatch companies) and demand (passenger) sides of the distribution chain. By doing so, MyTeksi will improve the matching process between taxi fleets and passengers (similar to UberCab).
Qweek, Business Track runner-up
Roman Itskovich, Anita Venkiteswaran, Alexander Ginzburg, Daniel Rubinstein
Qweek is a fully automatic cloud solution to workforce optimization and management. Qweek helps business achieve significant savings by breaking traditional rigid shift scheduling and using dynamic shifts to align workforce supply with demand.
Ubiquitous Energy, Business Track runner-up
Bart Howe, Miles Barr, Erdin Beshimov, Jutta Friedrichs,
Ubiquitous Energy distributes electricity to “off-grid” communities worldwide via low-cost paper solar panels that are easy to use and can be interconnected over time.
SANA Care (Now JANA Care), Social Enterprise Track winner
Sidhant Jena, HBS; Anshuman Sharma; Ikaro Silva
Provide remote cardiac diagnostic services in the emerging markets, which account for 80% of global cardiovascular disease burden.
The Watt Campaign, Social Enterprise Track runner-up
Luke Winston, HBS; Rony Kubat; Stephen Elliott, HBS
Mobilizes high school students to jumpstart effective energy efficiency initiatives in their schools and communities.
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Oscomp Systems, Business Track winner
Shantanu Agarwal, Pedro Tomas Santos, Emmanuel Magani
OsComp Systems is commercializing a revolutionary gas compressor technology developed in conjunction with MIT that offers low capex and opex costs, high efficiency, high power density, easy serviceability, and few moving parts. OsComp’s beachhead market is the wellhead compression market ($2.4B/yr in 2008 and growing @ 10%/annum).
Birchbox, Business Track runner-up
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.
Palliative Care of America, Business Track runner-up
David Matly, Michael Matly
Palliative Care of America provides the best quality of life for seriously and terminally ill patients by providing industry best-practice palliative care to hospitals through a cost effective, outsourced delivery model.
RelayRides, Business Track runner-up
Shelby Clark, Nabeel Al-Kady, Dave Brook, David Schairer, Rob Guinn, Boris Mordkovich
RelayRides is the world's first person-to-person carsharing service.
Urban Water Partners, Social Enterprise Track winner
Porter Jones, HBS; Jason Young; Justin Iwasaki; Aaron Matto, HBS; Ajay Kori, HBS
Lease slow sand water filters to Water Vendors in Dar es Salaam to provide them the added service capability of selling clean drinking water.
EcoSquid, Social Enterprise Track runner-up
Nikhil Raman, HBS; Saurabh Dey, HBS; Kevin O'Boyle, HBS
Aggregates options for consumers to trade in or recycle unwanted electronics in a simple and efficient web platform.
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CloudFlare, Business Track winner
Michelle Zatlyn, Matt Prince
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.
Novophage Therapeutics, Business Track runner-up
Ann DeWitt, Michael Koeris, Tanguy Chau, Tim Lu
Novophage Therapeutics will commercialize a new therapy to treat antibiotic-resistant bacterial infections that is more efficacious than current therapies using enhanced bacteriophage that suppress antibiotic resistance, to degrade biofilms, and to induce bacterial killing across a broad spectrum.
Vox Insurance, Business Track runner-up
Michael Newton, Jon Altman
Vox Insurance offers American drivers a new choice in auto insurance.
YouTea!, Business Track runner-up
Alex Herzlinger, Tina Wu, Nimmi Roche, Ashkan Kamali
YouTea! delivers an over the counter solution to a prevalent women's health problem.
EGG-Tech, Social Enterprise Track winner
Emmanuel Cassimatis, HBS; Alla Jezmir, HBS; Benjamin Lambert, HBS; Jukka Valimaki; Blandine Antoine; Jamie Yang
Aims to provide a battery charging and swapping subscription to households in Tanzania as a cheaper, safer and more convenient electricity source.
Doodh Bhandar, Social Enterprise Track runner-up
Siddharth Tata, HBS; Shalaka Joshi
Transform the lives of 1 million rural poor in India by creating a market based solution to increase the productivity of their cattle.
EyeView, Business Track winner
Tal Riesenfeld, Yaniv Fain, Oren Harnevo, Yaniv Nitzan,
EyeView's vision is to enable visual communication between businesses and customers. EyeView will develop and provide EyeCapture, the first web based platform that will allow its users to cost effectively provide high quality video guidance. www.eyeViewDigital.com
Good Start Genetics, Business Track runner-up
Pre Conception genetic risk diagnostic company.
MyHappyPlanet.com, Business Track runner-up
Karen Ong, Steve Davis, Ethan Laub, Todd Pinkerton,
MyHappyPlanet.com provides a fun way to learn languages through peer-to-peer learning and user-generated language lessons.
Physica Solutions, Business Track runner-up
Jeremy Friese, Carlos Jaramillo
Physica Solutions aims to start and operate office-based medical practices to provide minimally-invasive treatment for varicose veins.
Supply Solutions, Business Track runner-up
Kevin Sousa, Jun Wang
Exploiting supply chain inefficiencies between the U.S. and China with a new business model.
Diagnostics-for-All, Social Enterprise Track winner
Hayat Sindi; Roozbeh Ghaffari; Carol Waghorne; Gilbert Tang, HBS; Jon Puz, HBS; Krishna Yeshwant, HBS
Point-of-care tools to address the diagnostic and clinical management needs of the global medical community.
Ghonsla, Social Enterprise Track runner-up
Emmanuel Arnaud, HBS; Monica Hau Le; Zehra Ali; Mubarik Imam
Straw-based insulation products designed especially for corrugated galvanized iron roofs in the earthquake affected areas of Pakistan and beyond.