Announcing the Fearless Founders: Hatch 2018 Cohort

Hatch 2018 Cohort

Hatch is a three-credit course within the Fearless Founders accelerator where students will build and test their business ideas using lean startup methodology. Each business is also assigned a venture mentor from the Dingman Center Mentor Network. Upon completion of the course, students will be eligible for up to $2,500 in seed funding.

Read on to learn more about this cohort’s exciting student founders and their businesses!

AnyEdu Matthew Talley
AnyEdu looks to change the way students, teachers and families connect with their school systems by developing networks that will allow access to relevant information.

Aurora Tights – Jasmine Sneed
Aurora Tights provides figure skating gear, primarily tights, that match the multiple skin complexions of minority women.

Barahona Eliu Barahona
A unique clothing business with handmade designs.

Citizens of Earth – Michael Sheehan & Westin Lee
Citizens of Earth is an eco-social organization rooted in health, happiness and harmony that creates products and services to foster sustainable living.

Club Locale – Dean Emerson
Club Locale is a digital media and artist management brand centered around internet culture and media.

Emprology – Sydney Parker
Emprology, LLC is a digital brand consultancy and content creation shop that works to educate black women on building brands that produce high quality content.

Happening – Sani Muhammad Djaya & Gabriel Vallangca
Happening is a event social platform that provides event management software.

InVal– Austen Milone
InVal works with companies and their interns to maximize a mutually beneficial working relationship through better scouting of prospective interns and exit evaluation.

The James Hollister Wellness Foundation – Matthew Hollister, Stefano Brugnerotto & Ray McEvoy
The James Hollister Wellness Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization founded for the purpose of reducing medicinal waste and helping to relieve the world’s drug shortage crisis.

Luminate Jung Lee, Daniel Naval & Tomer Krayzman
Luminate is a donation platform that bridges the disconnect between social impact organizations and their prospective community.

MPLEX VR – Stephen Walsh, Mikhail Sorokin & Galen Stetsyuk
MPLEX is a virtual reality (VR) video game company creating a competitive, multiplayer game with the depth, variety, and personalization worth getting a VR headset for.

Noble Uprising L. Audrey Awasom, Feisal Iddi, Mark Schellhase, Jathselle Pier-Louis, Monio Bonkoungou & Sonji Greene Vazquez
Noble Uprising is a non-profit organization that empowers women experiencing homelessness through career readiness seminars, workforce development programs, and sustainable job opportunities.

NutriChews – Evan Mungan & Jerry Shi
Nutrichew addresses productivity and focus issues that students face by providing a healthy, cutting-edge supplement.

PolisVR – Harrison Linowes & Patrice-Morgan Ongoly
PolisVR creates, deploys and maintains custom virtual or augmented reality web experiences for other companies and organizations.

SLAY Naturals – Breonna Massey
SLAY Naturals is an all-natural handmade skin care line with the purpose of providing affordable, quality handmade skin care to the greater community.

Trashionate – Stephanie Brocato, Aditi Balachandran & Dilene Upendra
Trashionate strives to create a world in which the quality of life for all individuals is improved through a technology-based waste bin that automatically sorts waste into recycling, compost or landfill.

Verdant Innovatives – Anjik Ghosh
Verdant Innovatives is focused on providing solutions to important problems the world faces today.

What Are Those!?!? – Soumya Pattanayak, Sean Brown & Tunji Onigbanjo
What Are Those is a sneaker recognition application that uses augmented reality/machine learning technology and computer vision to scan sneakers from any major brand and provide users with specific information


Meet students in our Hatch cohort and learn more about their startups when you come to our Founders Showcase from 5-6 p.m. preceding Pitch Dingman Competition Finals on March 6. Learn more and register here.

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