Meet our 5 finalist teams!
Sara Shah ’17, Founder
Blueming, Founder Sara Shah ‘17:
Blueming is a revolutionary mobile self-care app designed to help both the “birthing” and “supporting” partners who may be suffering from postpartum depression (PPD) and anxiety. Mental health is only now coming to the forefront, which means resources on PPD are sadly limited.
Blueming will provide new parents with: educational audio trainings on PPD explaining the science behind the symptoms to remind parents what they’re feeling is normal, meditations & exercises to reduce stress, a daily journal entry option so parents can track their symptoms and progress, and information from the experts. Blueming hopes to end the stigma surrounding PPD and help new mothers and fathers “bluem” with their newborns.
Maya Packer ’17, Founder
Scriba Planner, Founder Maya Packer ‘17:
Too many times I have heard my peers complain about planners. Each year, each new planner is exciting, but could use a few changes. It is difficult for a completely predesigned planner to fit someone’s every need. The Scriba Planner is a customizable organizational tool for students and professionals to help them keep their lives in order and on track for big goals and major projects. Organization is key to staying in control of your life and The Scriba Planner is the perfect planner for you, because it is made by you.
(l to r) Adrian Mayans ’19, Andrew Ashur ’18 and David Danielson ’19, Co-founders
Lucid, LLC, Co-founders David Danielson ‘19, Andrew Ashur ‘19 & Adrian Mayans ‘19:
We have found a way to combine the versatility of a flying drone with the cleaning capabilities of a pressure washer. This patent-pending technology lets us clean buildings faster, cheaper, and more efficiently than current methods. Due to the capital-intensive nature of our business plan, we are very scalable. The market is large and the competitors are inefficient, which gives us a great opportunity for success.
Sam Castle ‘14, CTO
NALA, CTO Sam Castle ‘14 & CEO Benjamin Fernandes:
NALA is for-profit social enterprise committed to building a digital bank, providing affordable, accessible and convenient financial services for Sub-Saharan Africa.
In the Short Term: NALA is smoothing the Payments Process for Mobile Money in Tanzania, growing accessibility. NALA has built an interface that sits on top of mobile money:
- 7X Faster than using traditional methods of sending money (USSD) Process.
- NALA processes transactions within 3 steps vs. 41 Digits through traditional transaction method of mobile money.
- NALA provides access to money management tools (financial planning)
- Works OFFLINE! (No Internet/Data required to make financial transactions)