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Class XV – May 2017

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Helps Plant Managers in Factories Increase Machine and Labor Productivity by Having Real-Time Access to Key Metrics of Machines. Data is Captured Using a Simple, Non-Invasive Retrofit Sensor that Monitors Across Machine-Types.


Akshat Thirani (CS Northwestern University, won the Thiel Summit pitch prize); Phil House (CS Northwestern University); Sachin Lal (CS Northwestern University, won the 2016 MIT Clean Energy prize)


Enterprise Sales and Expansion Platform that Uses AI to Maximize Revenue for Sales and Account Management Teams.


Will Cheung (Head of Sales Eng at Sequoia-backed startup, Netflix, CS/MS from CMU), Jochen Bedersdorfer (Intel AI Group, VP Eng of Text Analytics Startup)

Deep Relevance

Internal Fraud Monitoring Platform that Uses Behavioral AI to Help Finance & Audit Teams Prevent Employee & Vendor Fraud.


Kiran Ratnapu (VP Risk Technology, Merrill Lynch, MIT, IIT Bombay), Prasanna Kumar (Healthcare & Machine learning at Epic & startups, IIT Bombay CS)


High Density Internet of Things for Industrial IoT, Smart Agriculture, and other Use Cases that Involve Scaling Sensors and Actuators to 1000s in Close Proximity.


CTO Rana Basheer (PhD, Principal Scientist Broadcom, Garmin), CEO Atul Patel (OneScreen, Jornaya and OptimalSocial)


The Revolution of Access Control – Everykey can Unlock your Phone, Laptop, Car, House, or any other Device when you’re Close by, and also Log you into your Website Accounts!


John Mcafee (Founder of Mcafee Antivirus), Simon Boag (Former President of Chrysler & GM), Chris Wentz (Made over $100k in college selling iPads), Max Simon (Started a business in middle school and grew it to millions in annual revenue)

Farmwise (Previously DeepLook)

Sustainable Farming, at Scale.


Sebastien Boyer (CS MIT), Thomas Palomares (MS&E Stanford)


Uplifting Neighborhoods by Solving the Last Mile.


Thu Nguyen (Wireless/Biz Dev at TELUS/Marvell, Waterloo Engineering), Andrew Ta (Manager, Technology Strategy at TELUS/BELL, Ivey MBA, BSc Physics and Computer Science at WLU), Chris Yap (Engineering Manager, Marvell, Stanford Engineering)

Fuse Inventory

Next Generation Inventory Software. In the US, $1 Trillion or 20% of Retail Sales are Lost every Year Because of Stockouts and Overstocks. We Prevent this Loss by Algorithmically Generating a Demand Forecast and Centralizing it with Real-time Sales, Inventory, and Procurement Data.


Anna Tolmach (Wharton, Stanford MBA), Rachel Liaw (Stanford, UCLA, JD Candidate, 2018), Bridget Vuong (Stanford University, MS CS)


High Sensitivity NMR Detection for Elemental Analysis in Water. Our Unique IP Allows for Detection of Trace Contaminants in Real Time, Using Micro NMR Technology.


George Farquar, Ph.D. (former LLNL), Julie Bowen, Ph.D. (former LLNL), Mark Stephenson (20+ years water industry experience)


AI Driven Meeting Collaboration Platform that Delivers Deep Actionable Insights from Meetings Across the Enterprise.


Alex Bergo, PhD (Expert Collab., NLP, ML), Viil Lid, PhD (Collab. tech., HCI, Analytics)


Platform that Makes Sense of the World’s API Data to Change How APIs are Created, Debugged, and Used. We are to the API Economy what New Relic Did for the APM Space.


Derric Gilling (Intel Xeon Phi CPU Architect, Computer Eng @University of Michigan), Xing Wang (Executive Producer @Zynga, previously Microsoft, Computer Science @MIT)

Nobal Technologies

The iMirror is the World’s Most Advanced Interactive Mirror – Helping Retail Connect with Consumers in the Fitting Room – Where Buying Decisions are Made.


Pieter Boekhoff (2016 Startup Canada Entrepreneur of the Year, CIS MRU), Thomas Battle (MBA), Alain Kassangana (Masters Eng)


Data Security Platform for Enterprises to Manage and Mitigate Risks with Sensitive Data in One Place.


Balaji Ganesan (Ex XA Secure acquired by Hortonworks), Don Bosco Durai (Ex XA Secure acquired by Hortonworks, Ex Bharosa acquired by Oracle)

Stellic (Previously Metis Labs)

Collaborative Platform to Help Students Plan their College Journey and Stay on Track; Built by Students, for Students; Solves Growing Student Retention Problem Faced by Higher Ed.


Sabih, Rukhsar, Jiyda (Carnegie Mellon Graduates)


The Strypes Platform is Transforming E-Commerce with 3D Visuals.


Alexa Fleischman (EMC, Box, Boston College), Zack Fleischman (Microsoft Xbox, Zynga, Carnegie Mellon University), Matt Schiller (The Advisory Board, Cornell University)

The History Project

Visual Collaboration Tool that Empowers Enterprises to Intelligently Capture, Share and Present Organizational Knowledge.


Niles Lichtenstein (Harvard, Monitor, Ansible (Acq:IPG), Velti (Nasdaq: VELT), Michael Devin (Principal Tech Architect at Frog, DARPA Director's Medal, GE), Ben Yee (ITP, Senior UX Design at Gilt)

Uptime (Previously EyePiece)

Building a Smarter Industrial Communication System Using Wearables.


Will Schumaker (PhD in Optics from Stanford/UMich), Michael Leung (PhD student in EE from Stanford/Waterloo)


Smart Crowdsourcing Platform Allowing Companies to Find and Engage Instantly with Diverse Talent.


Joss Leufrancois (Co-Founded Aldelia,a $50M recruitment business established in 9 countries), Emmanuel Marboeuf (Former Technical Expert and Intern'tl. speaker in Cyberdefense Innovation)