Format for Virtual Finals
- Kickoff in the main Zoom session with addresses from President Tony Monaco, Dean Jianmin Qu and TGI Executive Director Kevin Oye
- Move to 3 separate Zoom sessions, each dedicated to one of the three tracks: General Technology, Healthcare and Life Sciences and Social Impact. Teams will present simultaneously in each track.
- Return to main Zoom session for networking while judges deliberate.
- Reconvene in the main Zoom session for the finalist announcement as well as awards announcements for the Ricci Prize, the Friedman Prize and the Montle Prize.
Main Zoom Session
Kickoff, networking and finalist announcement
Healthcare & Life Science
Following is the tentative schedule of the Tufts $100k Virtual Finals
- 10:00am Virtual doors open on the main Zoom room (Link coming soon)
- 10:05am Welcome address featuring President Monaco, Dean Qu and Tufts Gordon Institute Executive Director Kevin Oye
- 10:30am Move to Zoom meetings for each track
- 10:40am Track Judges are introduced within their Zoom sessions
- 10:45am Teams 1,2,3,4,5 present (12 min turnover)
- 11:45am Return to main Zoom room for networking while judges deliberate
- 12:30pm Winners for the $100k, Ricci, Friedman and Montle Prizes announced in the main Zoom session
- 1:00pm Event conclusion
Track 1: General Technology
- Prosal (Alfredo Ramirez, Nyle Malik, Nicholas Lopez)
- Cloudsurf (Milo Shields, Matt Russell)
- Paraphai (Rob Greenberg)
- Spectral Key (Ethan Frisch, Megan Morrissey, Faris Alquaddoomi)
- Winno (Daniel Lewis, Nick Rubin)
Track 2: Healthcare and Life Science
- Cerobex Drug Delivery Technologies (Benjamin Webb, Lia Aftandilian, Darian Matini, Kayla Fisher)
- CorePerform (Dasha Agoulnik, Irina Agoulnik)
- Hello Healthy Company, Inc. (Kerry Gould, Olivia Cronin)
- JEZA Genomics (Ze’ev Yaniv, Alec McKendell, James Graham)
- Resano Recovery (Spencer Langdon, Nawar AlQabandi, Mina Karamercan)
Track 3: Social Impact
- AfriProt (Collins Sirmah, Maryanne Chililia)
- ENVOY (Evan Dietrich, Andrew Wang, Nivi Nath)
- Kinfolq (Oluwatimilehin Dayo-kayode)
- Soapbox (Alexis Tatore, Max Kratzok)
- UMA (Alice Ursini, Novella Mazzei)
- Problem: Does the team understand the problem and target customer?
- Solution: Does the proposed solution solve the problem in a unique manner compared to the alternative?
- Go to market strategy: Does the team have a credible and thoughtful go-to-market strategy?
- Unit and overall economics: Is the proposed business model financially sustainable?
- Scale: Is the venture capable of scaling up to impact a large number of people?
- Impact: How is the world a better place if the team solves this problem?
- Team: Did the team convince the judges they are the right people to solve this problem?
- Presentation: Was the team effective in presenting their venture?
- Wildcard: Did anything about the team particularly impress you?