Ryan Carlson, MS '16

Engineering - Mechanics of Solids

Kyle Meyer, MS '16

Biomedical Engineering

The Altor project is an effort to engineer new devices to protect commercial and residential properties. The project can also be utilized to assist law enforcement agencies to optimize their civilian interactions.



Nikhil Arora, MS '16

Program in Innnovation Management and Entrepreneurship (PRIME)

Idil Oksuz, MS '16

Program in Innnovation Management and Entrepreneurship (PRIME)

Skander Jabbes, MS '16

Program in Innnovation Management and Entrepreneurship (PRIME)

Artistery is a window to digitally displayed artwork from the greatest museums, galleries, artist studios, and workshops around the world. Artistery provides the next generation of connected devices and discovery platforms that fundamentally change how people and corporations personalize their most intimate environments. Unlike existing wall décor offerings, the Artistery ‘digital canvas’ makes your wall both personal and responsive, providing means for custom space design on a day-to-day basis. Artistery’s ultra high definition displays and mobile application give unprecedented access to a variety of global artwork, and art from local artists. It also gives the user the ability to customize the canvas to their desired mood.



Josephine Natrasevschi '18

Mechanical Engineering

Ashley Urrutia '17

Computer Science and Public Health

Social status updates are time based, and curation is virtually non-existent as status updates. With all the social plateforms nowadays, major life events and places of significance are mixed together with any other status update (e.g, Political musings). Breadcrumbs is a location based social networking app that focuses on the relevant content WHERE it matters. Breadcrumbs will allow a user, for example, to post to a life event to any social network, but then also leave a geo-fenced “breadcrumb” that can be accessed by any follower.



Ben Bao, MS '17

Computer Science

Michael Snower '17

Business, Entrepreneurship, and Organizations (BEO)

Bryte Photo delivers premium Linkedin headshots at scale.We work with careerlabs from various colleges and universities to make sure their students get the most professional and cheap headshots.



Choose Something Good

Elie Macadams '19


Adrian Grant-Alfieri '18

Social Innovation

Choose Something Good, a social enterprise company founded in 2014, is a nonprofit-volunteer platform that seeks to address several problems within the nonprofit sector. Small, local nonprofits receive minimal funding and rely more on individual volunteer contributions than national nonprofits. Additionally, because of their size, these nonprofits don’t have the capability to advertise their organization, fundraise efficiently, or share their events As a consequence, these organizations are not attracting enough or the right kind of volunteers. Choose Something Good creates a solution to these problems. For $120/year from nonprofits, we advertise, fundraise, gather passionate volunteers, and share upcoming events. Our company aims to correct these problems mainly by actively creating connections and facilitating a relationship between volunteers and local nonprofits. The vehicle for this connection is a personality/strengths-finder quiz, which matches a volunteer with one of the nonprofit opportunities in our database. By taking our quizzes, volunteers connect to programs that match their interests and abilities. As a consequence of this “matching” process, nonprofits will attract better candidates and have less attrition in their volunteer staff.



Doodle Buns

Cameron Sun '17


Bill Wang '17.5

Applied Mathematics - Computer Science

Doodle Buns are artisanal buns made with a special flour mix on the outside, with creative and delicious fillings on the inside. Doodle Buns are hand crafted using local and organic produce - pork belly to beef curry, from mushrooms to tofu, and from nutella to red beans, - which you can eat with your hands. Restaurants, food trucks, convenience stores, and dining halls have established and served essential roles in fulfilling the food needs of a community. However, they are particularly ineffective at catering to a busy, academic institution. Across the board these food service models: have not been innovative in the efficiency of their food production and waste reduction, they are costly to start-up and maintain their operation, and their service turnover time is high. While these qualities are not a problem for the casual diner, they do not serve the student who only has fifteen minutes to eat a healthy, freshly cooked, delicious, convenient meal. Doodle Buns seeks to provide the College Hill with delicious, high quality, convenient, and freshly cooked food alternatives.


MyCare (formally Healthcare Access)

Elaina Wang '17

Immunobiology/Program in Liberal Medical Education (PLME)

Saisanjana Kalagara '17

Biomedical Engineering/Public Health (A.B.)/Program in Liberal Medical Education (PLME)

Marina Adrianzen '17

Biomedical Engineering

MyCare is a telephone service run by student volunteers that connects people with the right doctors and helps them get to their appointment by providing affordable medical transportation and child care. After speaking with dozens of community members and health care providers, it became evident to Elaina Wang ’17, Marina Adrianzen ‘17, and Saisanjana Kalagara ’17, a Biomedical Engineering and Public Health concentrator, that people often don't get the care they need because they have trouble finding the right doctors, especially those who accept their insurance and are currently accepting new patients. There is also a high no-show rate for doctors' appointments because people who are low-income and uninsured or underinsured struggle with finding transportation and child care. MyCare will streamline the way people who are low-income find health care in Rhode Island. The team hopes to launch this fall.


Thomas Abebe '17

Computer Science/Economics

Gregory Carlin '19

Computer Science

Sergio Chen '17

Computer Science/History

Hyperfeit is a blockchain-based product authentication system. It’s a system that uses a fully decentralized, cryptographically secure, and transparent system for tracking and authenticating inventory moving along a supply chain. Counterfeit products account for about $250 billion in losses incurred by the makers of the legitimate products. Current anti-counterfeit technologies are simply not advanced enough to be fully transparent and 100% reliable. Recent innovation in bitcoin and blockchain-based technology has created an opportunity for a better product authentication system to be create.



Rishabh Singh '17

Computer Science

Moniyka Sachar '17

Business, Entrepreneurship, and Organizations (BEO)/Program in Liberal Medical Education (PLME)

At Ideate, our goal is to build and launch project-based courseware in advanced technical fields such as voice control systems, wearable computing, brain­ computer interfaces, etc. These are zero­ prerequisite web­ based courses for college students to acquire innovative skills and opportunities. Our current focus is to create and tailor courses for college students in India and Indonesia, many of whom are tech­-savvy and open to using MOOCs to supplement their learning. Our first set of public courses will be hosted on our own interactive, online platform. In addition to our platform, our innovation lies in our courseware. We are building courses ONLY in exciting, advanced fields of technology ­ such as voice control, wearable computing, virtual reality, supercomputing, gesture­ based interfaces, etc. We believe in a “learn ­by ­building” approach where our customers will learn how to build prototypes of cutting edge technological products such as Oculus Rift, Hololens etc online using hardware kits shipped by us.


Kinetic Clothing

Brittany Cohen '17.5

Electrical Engineering

Amily He, MA '18 (RISD)

Industrial Design

We want to create a line of clothes that leverage varies wearable technologies to help the elderly or the disabled get dressed. For example, the vest will incorporate a closure device that closes on its own once the vest is put on. There will also be sleeves that will go down once the vest is put on so that the wearer won’t have to struggle to get their arms through the sleeves.


Soft Energy

Yuhao Wang, MS '16

Mechanics of Solids

Yu Liu, MS '16

Materials Engineering

Lin Zhang, PhD

Materials Science & Engineering

Our venture is based on the idea of high density of soft dielectrics which could be the next generation of energy-storage device. Our product is soft, light, small and with extreme high volume of capacity of electrical power. Our product has already been successfully fabricated in lab.



Isabella Amram '17

Business, Entrepreneurship and Organizations (BEO)

Raj Jaiswal, MS '16

Program in Innnovation Management and Entrepreneurship (PRIME)

John Simpson '17

Business, Entrepreneurship, and Organizations (BEO)

Fetchum is an on-demand delivery service that delivers student and faculty on college campuses anything they’d like from within a certain radius of the designated campus through a network of student deliverers. In a nutshell, students enter whatever it is they’d like into the iOS application, and deliverers in close proximity who also have the app downloaded on their devices pick up and deliver the orders. Orders may range from food to dorm items, clothes, packages, homework - basically anything that is within legal boundaries. Our venture aims to create value by saving students time and effort, and providing jobs and some extra cash to those who don’t want to work a regular, inflexible on-campus job that requires long hours and constant attendance.


Technologies Against Assault - TAA

Richard Park '16

Biomedical Engineering

Bella Okiddy, MS '16

Biomedical Engineering

Technologies Against Assault (TAA) is a benefit corporation that introduces biotechnology into sexual assault kits in order to empower more survivors to seek medical attention. Unfortunately, current hospital examinations are long and invasive, placing recent survivors into potentially re-traumatizing environments from 3 to 8 hours. TAA’s biotechnology aims to shorten the examination, reduce the invasiveness, and alleviate many of the additional burdens survivors face when seeking medical attention. For more information on our technology and goals, check out the article below, written by the Providence Journal. Our Indiegogo Campaign is also still active if you’d like to give!

Providence Journal Article:

Indiegogo Campaign:



Michelle Petersen '18

Public Policy & Public Health

Eric Bai '15.5 & '20

Computational Biology/Program in Liberal Medical Education (PLME)

TextUp is a web-based case management and communication tool meant to strengthen the relationship between the homeless and the agencies that serve them. Case managers can text and call clients via our privacy protected platform and receive summary reports on their communication. Messages can be scheduled to be sent in the future as well as sent on behalf of other permission-granted staff members, making outreach easier and more collaborative. Homeless individuals can also subscribe to receive text or call alerts from agencies on new support programs and changes to resource availability, giving the homeless access to the information they need for informed decision making.



Visual Life

Shrikant Kadu, MA '16

Program in Innnovation Management and Entrepreneurship (PRIME)

Alejandro Damian Serrano, PhD '19

Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

Ammar Hattab, PhD '18

Computer Engineering

Visual life is an online platform in the form of website/app that translates complex data sets to represent the evolution of species into visually pleasing interactive modules.



Evan Ehrenberg, PhD '16 (MIT)

Computational Neuroscience

Sol Chen '17

Computer Science, Mathematics and Economics

Xperii is a software platform that reduces the inefficiency in subject recruitment by linking people with the research studies they are interested in through an automatic, streamlined process. Founded by a Brown University student and an MIT neuroscientist, Xperii’s subject recruitment platform was conceptualized out of a personal need in recruiting subjects for cognitive neuroscience studies at MIT. Xperii serves researchers working in academia, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, focus groups, and product testing, and removes one of the tightest bottlenecks in the research process. We strive every day to make research more efficient and more effective, so that our customers are able to accelerate their research and develop tomorrow’s advancements today.