Teams advancing to finals
averia, dermtest, find your ditto, kulisha, zd energy
Low-cost and accurate concussion screening using smartphone-based eye tracking.
Have you ever grown your own food? BitGrange is an innovative platform for a new generation of food producers that makes growing plants interactive.
Curiato is leveraging Cloud, IoT and Artificial Intelligence to provide smart and predictive healthcare platforms - a combination of a smart mattress and patient management interface that predicts and automates the prevention of bedsores.
DermTest is a mobile application that uses machine learning algorithms to aid in early diagnosis of melanoma.
Find Your Ditto is the first mobile platform that connects individuals living with the same chronic illness locally for on-demand, in-person peer support.
Gibbs helps commercial spaces save money and helps the environment by eliminating cost and information barriers for green technology.
Snapdesk is a backpack that transforms into a chair and a desk. It makes studying a snap for students in developing countries.
HelpWear develops a 24/7 wearable heart monitoring system that detects when a patient is has a heart attack and contacts emergency services.
Kulisha offers a wastewater treatment process for food and beverage plants that converts organic waste products into a sustainable insect protein for use in animal feeds.
Memento simplifies the Alzheimer’s diagnostic process by digitizing the tools specialists use to help more families get the answers they need; using our web app, neurologists will be able to double their patient throughput for clinical diagnoses.
Creating innovative delivery systems to protect microbiome therapeutics.
Omnipointment saves students at 60 universities around the country from group projects where one person has to do all the work.
Savy democratizes the online shopping experience by letting you, the customer, name your price for the items you love. We’ll email you when your items hit your desired price. Discover your style at your price using Savy and as always #staysavy!
We at Smart Bandage are working on improving the lives of people suffering from chronic wounds through technologies like our inkjet printed patented sensors, provide real-time data to monitor early warning signs of chronic wounds.
Universal Prosthetics is an international medical device company that offers a low-cost self-fitting prosthetic leg that helps amputees in developing nations and low-resource regions around the world walk again!
WeBahn is a platform of crowdsourcing & crowdsensing, designed to provide real time information of public transportation in Developing Countries
My home is sexy and I know it! ZD Energy is the 1st AI ‘personal trainer’ for your home appliances, providing device energy data in real time and customized energy diet plans, let's work out!
Congratulations to Gibbs Free Energy, our TigerLaunch x Chicago audience choice winner!
Booth Harper Center, Room C-01
5807 S Woodlawn Ave, Chicago, IL 60637
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9:30am - 10am: Doors Open To the Public
10am - 12:25pm: Judge Introductions and Pitches
12:30pm - 1:15pm: Keynote Address
2pm - 2:40pm: Pitches
2:40pm - 3pm: Judge Deliberations
3pm: Awards, Networking, and Private Workshops
Meet the speakers
Ted Gonder is a member of the U.S. President's Advisory Council on Financial Capability for Young Americans and the co-founding CEO of Moneythink, the only movement of young people restoring the economic health of the United States through preventative, transformative, and evidence-driven youth financial education. Since 2009, Moneythink has trained over 1000 college leaders to serve as financial mentors and college role models to over 10,000 teenagers across 10 states. In 2014, Ted was named a Bluhm-Helfand Social Innovation Fellow by Chicago Ideas Week. And in 2015, Ted was named to Forbes' 30 Under 30 list as the youngest in Finance.
Meet the judges
Stephen is an Analyst at Hyde Park Angels, the most active early stage investor in Chicago. He helps drive HPA's People First approach by connecting portfolio companies with the HPA network to drive mutually beneficial results. Before HPA, he was the Director of Sales at AMPY, a Northwestern startup that developed the world's smallest wearable motion charger. In his spare time, you can catch Stephen at Wrigley Field or at one of the north shore's concert venues.
Victor Gutwein is the managing director of M25 Group, a micro-VC firm he founded with some family members in 2015. Victor is also the co-chair of the Consumer group at Hyde Park Angels. Previously he has worked in corporate strategy on a variety new businesses in retail & ecommerce. Victor has a passionate history with startups, including a vending machine business and kick scooter company, along with being on the board of the University of Chicago’s first student-run venture fund.
Prior to joining Jump, Yelena was an investor with MK Capital, where she supported MK’s portfolio companies and made investments in enterprise software, cloud computing and marketing technology.
She was also an associate with McNally Capital, where she focused in energy and closed an investment in the clean energy space. Before business school Yelena served as finance manager for DreamWorks Studios, where she was actively involved in negotiating the studio’s raise of new capital and the adoption of a new global licensing strategy.
Yelena holds a BA in economics with honors from the University of Chicago and an MBA from Chicago Booth.
Scott Metcalf is an accomplished product leader and career coach with over 30 years of experience. Currently, he is Assistant Director, UChicago Careers in Business, delivering career development support to students interested in Finance, Consulting, Marketing, and General Management. Prior, Scott was a product leader for nine years at W.W. Grainger, the leading broad line supplier of maintenance, repair and operating products. His responsibilities as Senior Director, Global Product Management included strategic planning and execution of in-country assortments and international sourcing for private label lines. Scott holds a BA from the University of Michigan and an MBA from the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business.
Robert Rosenberg is the Associate Vice President for Communication at the University of Chicago, and an Adjunct Associate Professor in the Chicago Booth School of Business. He works to communicate the University’s leadership in teaching, research, and impact; to strengthen the bonds between the University and the diverse communities it serves; and to promote entrepreneurship and economic development.
Robert received an MBA from the University of Chicago, an MA from Tufts University, and a BA from Harvard University. He and his wife, Ellen, live in Hyde Park.
Mr. Goldman is the Founder and Managing Partner of Navigator Law Group, a boutique law firm focused on corporate and international projects including M&A, securities, technology transactions and significant work with start-ups and angel investing groups. He also represents private and family owned businesses in the restructuring of ownership interests and governance relationships.
David Gomel is co-founder and co-CEO of Finom, responsible for product development and strategy. David holds an MBA with Honors from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, with concentrations in Analytic Finance, Econometrics and Statistics, and Strategic Management. Prior to business school, David worked at CBS Corp. in "intrapraneurial" corporate strategy and product management roles. David holds a BA in International Relations from Brown University. David is a lifelong skier and wishes Chicago was a little less flat.
David joined Pritzker Group Venture Capital in 2015, where he focuses on investments in enterprise software and emerging technologies. Prior to PGVC, he founded and ran MVP Innovation, an enterprise software company in the visual merchandising function of the retail industry. Before MVP Innovation, David worked as a management consultant at McKinsey & Co., where he worked to improve strategy and operations for clients across a variety of industries, including consumer goods, agriculture, heavy industrials, advanced electronics, and petrochemicals. Prior to leaving McKinsey, David was on track to be the youngest partner in the firm’s history.
David graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Industrial and Systems Engineering from Georgia Tech. Go Jackets!