Astraeus Technologies, Business Track winner
Jay Kumar, MBA 2017,
Alexander Blair, HMS,
Graham Lieberman, MBA 2017
The L-CARD: a better screening test for lung cancer.
Getaway, Business Track runner-up
Jon Staff, MBA 2016,
Getaway designs tiny houses, places them on beautiful rural land and rents them out by the night to stressed out city-dwellers, from $99.
UrSure Inc., Social Enterprise Track winner
Giffin Daughtridge, HKS;
We drive adherence to the HIV preventive drug, PrEP, with noninvasive, painless, cheap urine tests.
Confi, Social Enterprise Track runner-up
Tess Brooks, MBA ‘16,
Polina Dekhtyar, MBA ‘16,
Montita Sowapark, Harvard College,
Nyla Fuller, Harvard Extension School
We create credible, fun online content on women's health/sex, plus sexual assault prevention events.
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RapidSOS, Business Track winner
Commercializing a suite of advanced communication technologies to revolutionize emergency response and communication.
Be Mixed, Business Track runner-up
Cristina Ros Blankfein,
Natural and zero-calorie mixer for cocktail sipping anytime, anywhere.
Focus Foods, Social Enterprise Track winner
Urban aquaponics farm that will be a self-sustaining symbiotic fish and produce system.
Barakat Bundle, Social Enterprise Track runner-up
A conditional newborn essentials kit that reduces infant and maternal mortality in South Asia.
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Alfred, Business Track winner
Service layer on the sharing economy.
Booya Fitness, Business Track runner-up
On-demand video platform featuring workouts created by the industry's best boutique gyms and instructors.
Saathi, Social Enterprise Track winner
Provides affordable sanitary pads made from waste banana tree fiber to women in rural India
Tomato Jos, Social Enterprise Track runner-up
Vertically integrated tomato processing company.
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Tauros Engineering, Business Track winner
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
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;
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,
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
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,
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
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
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
Hooi Ling Tan,
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
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
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;
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;
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
Pedro Tomas Santos,
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
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
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
RelayRides is the world’s first person-to-person carsharing service.
Urban Water Partners, Social Enterprise Track winner
Porter Jones, HBS;
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
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
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
Vox Insurance offers American drivers a new choice in auto insurance.
YouTea!, Business Track runner-up
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;
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;
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
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.
Good Start Genetics, Business Track runner-up
Pre Conception genetic risk diagnostic company.
MyHappyPlanet.com, Business Track runner-up
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
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
Exploiting supply chain inefficiencies between the U.S. and China with a new business model.
Diagnostics-for-All, Social Enterprise Track winner
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,
Straw-based insulation products designed especially for corrugated galvanized iron roofs in the earthquake affected areas of Pakistan and beyond.
Judicial Intelligence, Business Track winner
Tool to help attorneys optimize their litigation strategy by enabling judicial bias analysis.
C3 BioEnergy, Business Track runner-up
C3 BioEnergy will produce bio-propane for the $21 billion US propane market, offering the only economically competitive, domestically produced, renewable source of this clean burning fuel.
Clear Suppliers, Business Track runner-up
Clear Suppliers is a global supply chain infomediary.
Katherine Kwei, Business Track runner-up
Katherine Kwei is a luxury handbag company focused on creating pieces that are a mix of sophistication and edge, blending into the wardrobe of the well-heeled woman.
Unite for Health!, Social Enterprise Track winner
Onil Bhattachaeyya, HSPH,
Lingling Zhang, HSPH,
Anna Chodos, HSPH,
Maria Fernanda Levis, HKS
Reduce the burden of heart disease in China.
India Info Village, Social Enterprise Track winner
Rita Singh, HBS;
Sanjiv Kaura, HKS;
Vishal Sehgal, HKS;
Shaunak Roy, Gyan Badgaiyan
Enhances market and government service access of rural India through and innovative “government-business-civil society” model.
Charitable Donations Group, Social Enterprise Track runner-up
Raise funds for nonprofits by helping them accept and liquidate real estate transactions.
8baorice, Business Track winner
An Internet for Chinese women which seeks to enrich the lives of women, teenage girls and parents through the offering of unique content, community applications, tools and interactive features
Acillix, Business Track runner-up
Acillix will deliver on the promise of biotechnology by revolutionizing the water treatment industry with our patented, low cost, environmentally friendly process for water demineralization.
Elective Medical Lending, Business Track runner-up
Elective Medical Lending (EML) is a service based sales and marketing company that creates a lending market for medical and dental procedures not covered by medical insurance.
Hepa Wash, Business Track runner-up
Bernhard Kreymann, Hepa Wash
Development and commercialisation of an efficient and affordable liver support therapy to increase the chances of survival for patients with chronic or acute liver failure
ONTV, Business Track runner-up
ONTV brings sustainable creativity to people around the world through the delivery of media distribution and commercialization technologies.
HeroesNow, Business Track runner-up
HeroesNow is your personal concierge online, linking customers who have a specific need and service providers who can satisfy their specific service requirements.
The Yashmere Company (now Shokay), Social Enterprise Track winner
Shawn Tan, HBS;
Carol Chyau, HKS;
Marie So, HKS;
Jose Dias de Barros, HBS;
A steady source of income to marginalized communities in China by bringing “Yashmere” (yak wool) yarn and products to the U.S. market.
Souktel, Social Enterprise Track runner-up
Jacob Korenblum, HGSE,
Jarrett Goetz, HKS;
Reducing unemployment among Palestinian youth and helping small businesses in the West Bank by establishing a cell-phone based job matching service.
Uplift, Business Track winner
Uplift, through retail and Internet channels, will provide the larger-breasted woman with expert fitting assistance and a variety of fashionable styles especially engineered for the larger cup size.
OWL, Business Track runner-up
Sikara & Co., Business Track runner-up
After 15 years of jewelry experience, Founder Mousumi Shaw, discovered a new market opportunity for a new jewelry & lifestyle brand appealing to changing demographics of women-self purchasers in the $53 billion dollar industry.
Travelguru.com, Business Track runner-up
Ashwin Damera Vonkata,
Travelguru.com will be India's first one-stop on-online travel portal (similar to orbitz), which through the strength of its relationships with airline and hotel partners, will offer a wide range of travel-related services.
Liberty Health, Social Enterprise Track runner-up
Claudia Wyss, HBS;
Christoph Reuter, HBS;
Bill Krause, HBS
Increase access to health insurance for the uninsured in the U.S.
Extend Fertility, Business Track winner
Extend Fertility is dedicated to enriching the lives of women through revolutionary science and service that effectively slows down the biological clock.
Fortify Systems, Business Track runner-up
Fortify Systems is the first company to develop a dedicated corporate governance solution to address the needs of small-cap public and institutionally funded private companies.
Lean Forward Media, Business Track runner-up
Lean Forward Media will revolutionize the world of children’s entertainment by creating interactive DVDs based on one of the top selling kids book series of all time.
Sapphire, Business Track runner-up
Mobile local information service provider.
Sun Edison, Social Enterprise Track winner
Brian Robertson, HBS;
Owner and operator of solar power generation assets in the U.S.A.
Policlinicus, Social Enterprise Track runner-up
Ed Kanalosh, HBS;
Shuhrat Kuziev, HBS;
Network of exemplary ambulatory service and training centers in Ukraine.
FBC, Business Track winner
FBC Systems software provides a design-to-cost solution for product design and manufacturing. The software can predict cost early in design
Brontes Technologies, Business Track runner-up
Jadoo Power Systems, Business Track runner-up
Jadoo Power Systems was founded on the belief that fuel cell technology adoption will occur through niche markets and by a disciplined approach to developing products based on user requirements.
TrialBridge, Business Track runner-up
TrialBridge develops Internet and software solutions which allow clinical trials sponsors
Gyaana, Social Enterprise Track winner
Raj De Datta, HBS;
Arvind Krishnamurthy, HBS
Eliminate functional illiteracy in India, partnering with microfinance and vocational training institutions.
FoodSTOP, Social Enterprise Track runner-up
Feyi Boroffice, HBS;
Efficient produce distribution system.
FishLogic, Business Track winner
FishLogic is a fabless semiconductor company focused on designing programmable analog signal processing chips.
Aprendo, Business Track runner-up
Aprendo is a service that verifies job candidates’ prior education and employment data quickly efficiently and conveniently.
Empower, Business Track runner-up
Empower is a specialty merchandiser of useful “lifestyle” products for people with disabilities.
Music Games, Int., Business Track runner-up
MGI is a company dedicated to developing high-quality interactive and educational games based on music.
BEST Education Partners, Social Enterprise Track winner
Matthew Fields, HBS;
Lucas Klein, HBS;
Education management company, optimizing the use of school facilities by also offering after-school and adult education services.
The Respond Project, Social Enterprise Track runner-up
onya Tarnow Brown, HBS;
Charan Devereaux, HBS;
Michelle Dietz, HBS
Reproduce nationally the local success of Respond, a fundraising CD for a Boston-area shelter for battered women.
Potentia Pharmaceuticals, Business Track winner
Potentia Pharmaceuticals addresses the post-genomic pharmaceutical crisis catalyzed by a market glut of inadequacy characterized, new protein disease targets.
Bluesolid, Business Track runner-up
Bluesolid develops a suite of software application and platform components that will enable value-added services to be deployed on wireless local area networks.
Realtime Ops, Business Track runner-up
RealtimeOps uses wireless infrastructure to capture information from the manufacturing plant floor and creates decision support software to enable improved decision making.
Twin Photon, Business Track runner-up
Twin Photon Inc. is focused on developing next generation optical test and measurement technology for the telecommunications market, utilizing a proprietary, patented optical process development by leading quantum researchers at Boston University.
Low Cost Eyeglasses, Social Enterprise Track winner
Neil Houghton, HBS;
Ashley Magargee, HBS
Scalable, low cost, available solution to meet the needs of the billion people in the developing world who need glasses yet don't have them.
Modulo, Social Enterprise Track runner-up
Juan Pablo del Valle, HBS;
Arturo Lopez, HBS;
Gerardo Ruiz Maza, HBS
Easy-to-use modular architecture to meet the mission of “building houses for the poor” in Mexico.
Bang, Business Track winner
Based on a revolutionary distributed network, Bang Networks provides leading Internet companies with a highly-scalable, real-time content delivery solution that complements existing distributed caching services.
3Plex (formerly Truck-it-now), Business Track runner-up
3plex (formerly TruckitNow.com) is a B2B in transportation focusing on re-intermediating third party logistics companies –the 25bn high value added segment of the transportation industry.
Knumi, Business Track runner-up
Phong T. Ly,
Knumi is developing a technology that enables rich media content providers to create and deploy a highly immersive and interactive end-user experience.
Sound Micro, Business Track runner-up
Wen H. Hseieh
To commercialize MEMS(Micro Elctro-Mechnical Systems) technology for developing a self-biasing silicon microphone.
Local Rewards, Business Track winner
Mike de la Cruz
Provides software to help localize the internet.
eBricks, Business Track runner-up
An online building materials auction exchange.
OurWellness, Business Track runner-up
An internet play streamlining drug distribution in Europe and creating a health conscious internet community.
Suppliermarket, Business Track runner-up
Improves the efficiency of supply chain management for mid-size and small manufacturing companies
Zefer, Business Track winner
Interactive consultancy focused on web-enabled strategy
Crimson Solutions, Solutions Business Track runner-up
InnerVue, Business Track runner-up
InnerVue develops software tools for interactive 3-D stores serving the on-line retail market.
So Clean, Business Track runner-up