$100k Semi-Finalists, Finalists & Winners – 2021

General Technology Track

  • 1st place: Winno (Daniel Lewis, Nick Rubin)
  • 2nd place: Paraphai (Rob Greenberg)
  • 3rd place: Prosal (Alfredo Ramirez, Nyle Malik, Nicholas Lopez)
  • Cummings Rent Credit: Spectral Key (Ethan Frisch, Megan Morrissey, Faris Alquaddoomi)

Healthcare and Life Sciences Track

  • 1st place: Cerobex Drug Delivery Technologies (Benjamin Webb, Lia Aftandilian, Darian Matini, Kayla Fisher)
  • 2nd place: CorePerform (Dasha Agoulnik, Irina Agoulnik)
  • 3rd place: Resano Recovery (Spencer Langdon, Nawar AlQabandi, Mina Karamercan)
  • Cummings Rent Credit: Resano Recovery

Social Impact Track

  • 1st place: AfriProt (Collins Sirmah, Maryanne Chililia)
  • 2nd place: ENVOY (Evan Dietrich, Andrew Wang, Nivi Nath)
  • 3rd place: Kinfolq (Oluwatimilehin Dayo-kayode)
  • Cummings Rent Credit: Soapbox

Stephen and Geraldine Ricci Interdisciplinary Prize

  • Cerobex Drug Delivery Technologies (Benjamin Webb, Lia Aftandilian, Darian Matini, Kayla Fisher)

Friedman Food & Nutrition Innovation Prize

  • CorePerform (Dasha Agoulnik, Irina Agoulnik)

General Technology Track

  • Cloudsurf
  • Paraphai
  • Prosal
  • Spectral Key
  • Winno

Healthcare and Life Sciences Track

  • Cerobex
  • CorePerform
  • Hello Healthy Company Inc.
  • JEZA Genomics
  • Resano Recovery

Social Impact Track

  • AfriProt
  • ENVOY
  • Kinfolq
  • Soapbox
  • UMA

General Technology Track

  • Chember
  • Cloudsurf
  • Davy Jones Parcel Locker
  • GhostLabel
  • LOKI Systems
  • Markit
  • Paraphai
  • Prosal
  • Spectral Key
  • Winno

Healthcare and Life Sciences Track

  • Cerobex
  • CorePerform
  • Viva La Motion
  • Gorilla Gulps Inc.
  • Hello Healthy Company Inc.
  • JEZA Genomics
  • Polify
  • Resano Recovery
  • SmileToday
  • Tellescope

Social Impact Track

  • AfriProt
  • API for Africa
  • elemenGO
  • ENVOY
  • Kinfolq
  • Soapbox
  • Ulys.tech
  • UMA
  • Yanda
  • Zinqe

General Technology

Chember

Chember helps you find the street basketball game you are looking for any time and anywhere! Create your streetball profile, discover the streetball map, and find games with Chember. We are an international technology company that develops recreational sports communities while promoting health and exercising through its user-friendly SaaS solutions.

Cloudsurf

Cloudsurf is a web platform that extends the browsing experience beyond the individual through site-based reactions. By combining a browser extension with a content-recommending web app, it harnesses the power of mindsharing to ethically benefit the masses.

Davy Jones Parcel Locker

Davy Jones Parcel Locker is a rental mailbox solution to protecting your treasure from Porch Pirates. Use our secure storefront location as your private mailing address. Never lose a package again, we protect the booty from lurking Porch Pirates.

GhostLabel

GhostLabel is the platform that empowers consumer product entrepreneurs. US private label food and beverage sales totaled $136 billion in 2019. We help private label firms and entrepreneurs develop and sell products with our shipping, invoicing, legal, and certification suite.

LOKI Systems

The LOKI System uses unmanned aerial vehicles to sense interior environments for military (special forces) and civilian (emergency management, law enforcement) operators. It interfaces with existing situational awareness technology to present key information to the operator, thus enabling faster decision making while also reducing the risks presented by ‘unknown unknowns.’

Markit

Markit offers a fresh new fusion of social media and location sharing where users follow people and build a profile of “marks” on a map. Markit will connect people of shared experiences and interests and forever change the way people create genuine human connection.

Paraphai

Paraphai is an AI-driven sports memorabilia authentication platform. Leveraging Computer Vision and Machine Learning technologies, our platform authenticates autographs, notably in sports and entertainment, to enable collectors to verify the authenticity of the signature.

Prosal

Requests for proposals (RFPs) are challenging, especially when finding and selecting the right candidate. Prosal is the solution: an open and centralized online marketplace that connects RFP issuers with respondents who can fulfill their needs. In time, Prosal will become an AI-supported, end-to-end solution to manage the entire proposal process.

Spectral Key

We are developing a novel system for waste heat recovery using Tufts renewable energy technology. We want to take excess heat from the glass-making process and turn it directly into electricity. Our system increases glass-making efficiency while decreasing its cost and its carbon footprint.

Winno

Winno is the fastest way to stay on top of the day’s events. Our award-winning app is built for a mobile attention span, condensing stories into atomized updates and bringing digital news beyond the 600-word made-for-print model.

Healthcare and Life Sciences

Cerobex Drug Delivery Technologies

Cerobex is developing a novel lipid nanoparticle based drug delivery platform. Our platform is the only technology, demonstrated in animal models, to safely and effectively deliver a wide variety of compounds across the blood-brain barrier, improving existing treatments, and enabling the treatment of currently untreatable neurological diseases.

CorePerform

CorePerform protein is the first and only plant-based protein to elicit twice the protein synthesis, making it just as effective as whey and is better tasting too. CorePerform protein is optimized for digestion, because as athletes, IT TAKES GUTS TO PERFORM!

Viva La Motion

Wheelchairs suck, especially for kids who grow up bound to them. They prevent children with complex bodies from interacting with their world due to bulkiness, lack of durability and societal stigmas. CoVita Mobility aims to create a powered wheelchair that breaks the connotation of what being wheelchair-bound means for everyone.

Gorilla Gulps, Inc.

Gorilla Gulps combines optimized plant-based nutrition & online personal training to deliver CLEAN, LEAN, GAINS. Gorilla Gulps makes it easy for you to prioritize proper nutrition, training, and recovery, so you can gain lean muscle mass on a plant-based diet, no problem.

Hello Healthy Company, Inc.

Tele-medicine and home delivery are changing health care. Hello Healthy Company is leading the way in Nutrition Health with its first product, Hello Healthy Box(R), a diet-clinic-In-a-box that delivers an effective medical weight loss treatment direct to consumers.

JEZA Genomics

The BRCA1 gene is often responsible for five of the most deadly cancers: breast, lung, prostate, ovarian, and pancreatic. At JEZA Genomics, we are developing an injectable prophylactic for these cancers using recent advances in gene engineering. This utilization will allow JEZA to change how genetic diseases are treated, forever.

Polify

Polify is a mobile application that helps graduate students understand their health insurance benefits and connect with peer-recommended in-network providers.

Resano Recovery

Traditional physical therapy (PT) is ineffective. Resano makes PT effective using a two part support system consisting of a wearable device to measure range of motion and an app that shows patients exercises, videos, and connects them with their physical therapist as well as other patients.

SmileToday

SmileToday offers Direct-to-consumer, custom-made individual dental veneers delivered right to your door. Using impressions and state-of-the-art technology, we can instantly and permanently change your smile, without one visit to the dentist. Recreate your smile, confidence, and social life, you’re just one online order away.

Tellescope

Tellescope is a comprehensive patient communications, workflow automation, and collaboration platform that makes it easy for healthcare businesses to provide seamless and engaging patient experiences while focusing on what they do best – delivering quality healthcare.

Social Impact

AfriProt

We create a sustainable source of protein for animal feeds by rearing Black Soldier Fly Larvae (BSFL) on low-value organic waste.

API For Africa

APIFA is transforming access to essential medicines for one billion people in sub-Saharan Africa. By localizing the production of active pharmaceutical ingredients that African manufacturers previously had to import from Asia, it reduces dependency, improves medicine quality and ensures ongoing access to life saving drugs for vulnerable populations.

elemenGO

Worried your student will forget “l,m,n,o”? Get elemenGO! Build stronger mental models for foreign languages by immersing your student in a virtual world enriched by folk tales, fables, and music.

ENVOY

ENVOY is a software system enabling real-time conversation between American Sign Language signers and English-speaking individuals, without a hired translator. Our design is backed by national organizations for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing. Our long-term goal? Remove communication barriers between 70 million+ individuals, their colleagues, and their loved ones.

Kinfolq

Kinfolq is a social network for Black and Latinx professionals.

Soapbox

Soapbox is a SaaS company that enables political campaigns, issue advocacy groups, and beyond to engage voters online by quickly sending out thousands of unique targeted messages. Our tool has a 63 percent engagement rate, far superior to traditional forms of voter contact.

Ulys tech

Ulys tech is a startup project to allow Central Asian girls and women to access modern courses and training in software engineering and provide opportunities for future employment in global companies as software engineers.

UMA

We remember only 5% of what we hear, 10% of what we read, but over 70% of what we experience, yet independent learning and most classwork is not experience based. UMA is creating engaging educational videogames that make students active protagonists in their own intellectual development.

YANDA

Yanda replaces the classic email newsletter with a tailored experience designed to keep you updated in a digestible, intimate, and engaging way. Named after the Xhosa virtue of enrichment through sharing, our weekly newsletter brings thought-provoking discourse straight to your inbox.

Zinqe

Outdated university-corporate relations systematically favor the financially privileged and covertly oppress POC and other underserved minority groups. Zinqe provides instant access to a national pipeline of diverse students, allowing improved candidate screening, increased recruitment, and equal opportunities, regardless of cultural, racial, and academic background.