Founders: Ethan Binder, Erik Laucks
GoPeer pairs vetted college students with kids between the ages of 5–18 for virtual tutoring lessons, bringing cost-effective and high-quality education to every kid in the world. To date, GoPeer has attracted 10,442 college students and 16,359 parents/students to the platform thus leveraging an available and underutilized labor force of college students to provide high-quality virtual tutoring for K-12 students, at 1⁄3 the national average cost of professional tutoring.
Founders: Layne Mayer, Katherine Magee, Dr. Lynn Serper
VISIT is a monthly subscription program for family and friend caregivers of people with dementia. The program includes a guiding workbook; a curated kit of proven social, cognitive and sensory activities for caregivers to do with their loved one; and an app with a behavior-tracking tool and family communication capabilities. VISIT is a holistic program that sparks positive relationship-building through activities customizable to specific abilities, mood, memory, and personal history.
Founders: Benjamin Sorkin, Jonathan Lord, Daylin Frantin
Flux Marine has created high performance electric marine propulsion systems for the boating industry. Their systems hold several tremendous advantages over gasoline counterparts: less maintenance, faster acceleration, silent operation and zero tailpipe emissions. They are reducing the operational costs for recreational boaters, providing the defense industry with the first truly silent boat motor for stealth applications and replacing the highly polluting conventional gas engines on our waterways.
Founders: Adam Alpert, John Tambunting
The Pangea.App platform allows small businesses and startups an easy way to connect with college students for remote freelance projects such as social media management, blog writing, market Research and many more skills. Their mission is to make college talent accessible for any business and ensure students have the experience they need to find jobs when they graduate. Pangea.App has connected with students from over 500 colleges throughout the United States.
Founder: Kerlyne Jean-Baptiste
Kerly Girl is an organic and 100% plant-based natural hair care venture uniquely formulated for the needs of curly and coily textured hair. Their products provide a safe alternative to a highly underserved market that has had to rely on hair care products with potentially harmful ingredients. KerlyGirl’s vision aspires to uplift underrepresented voices in the beauty space and in whole, the Black community: dark-skin, coily haired, LGBTQ femmes of color.
Founder: Eugenio Fernandez Jr.
Asthenis is an innovative healthcare design that offers a doctor’s waiting room experience inside a pharmacy, one without the candy and junk food aisles, in order to bring people access to reliable, bilingual health education and pharmacy services within the the community they live.
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