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11 minutes | 9 days ago
February Startup of the Month x Pointz
Maggie Bachenberg and Trisha Ballakur are the student founders of Pointz, a safety-focused, community-driven GPS application for micromobilility vehicles. The Pointz platform employs a mapping algorithm fueled by crowdsourced data to provide navigation assistance throughout city streets -- making sustainable transportation safer and more enjoyable for everyday riders.
38 minutes | 2 months ago
Pilar McDonald x Project Matriarchs
Our first Dive In Episode of 2021 showcases Project Matriarchs, a social venture co-founded by Pilar McDonald ‘24. Project Matriarchs is an organization working to provide meaningful virtual childcare support to working mothers during the COVID-19 pandemic. The mission behind the organization stemmed from the reality that women are taking on a disproportionate amount of childcare and homeschooling responsibilities as a result of the pandemic, undermining their ability to maintain the same hours or even to work at all. Project Matriarchs is a growing community of college students committed to supporting working caregivers, particularly mothers, during the pandemic. Tune in to this episode of Dive In to learn more about this remarkable organization.
38 minutes | 3 months ago
November Startup of the Month x Camp Connect
Jack Dermer is the student founder of Camp Connect, an online summer learning platform that employed a project based approach to introduce middle-schoolers to subjects ranging from coding, to medical science, to acting and fashion design. The platform was created in direct response to the Covid-19 pandemic by Jack and his team of passionate students from top universities across the country who had sought to have impact during a time of crisis.
36 minutes | 4 months ago
October Startup of the Month x EmpowerU
Welcome to the Dive-In Startup of the Month Series! Elvia Perez is the student founder of EmpowerU, an online platform that seeks to address educational disparities by providing students with the resources and tools they need to obtain higher education.
17 minutes | 5 months ago
Jack Roswell x Cloud Agronomics
Jack Roswell is a recent Brown Alum and the co-founder of Cloud Agronomics, an agricultural intelligence force on a mission to reimagine sustainable food production. Cloud Agronomics provides next generation analytics on crop and soil performance with the end-game of changing the way the industry looks at sustainability, pricing, and other critical decisions related to food. Listen to this episode of Dive In to learn more about Cloud Agronomics' innovative and dynamic platform, how they are responding to food insecurity as a result of the COVID-19 Pandemic, and their continued efforts to combat climate change.
28 minutes | 5 months ago
September Startup of the Month x Cress Health
Welcome to the Dive-In Start-Up of the Month Series! Michael Lai, Justin Kim, and Matthew Lee are the student founders of Cress Health, a digital platform that develops technologies to enhance personal mental wellness for healthcare professionals. Its mobile self-care app combines data-driven mental wellness features with a confidential peer support platform to democratize access to mental wellness support services and spread awareness of mental health. Special thanks to the Brown EP Community team for collaborating with us on on this effort.
23 minutes | 6 months ago
Albert Saniger x nate
Albert Saniger is the Founder of nate, a venture-backed artificial intelligence startup which acts as a digital assistant for consumers. nate allows consumers to buy any item on any website without human intervention. Tune in to this episode of Dive In to learn how nate is empowering consumer agency everyday.
24 minutes | 6 months ago
Joel Grossman x NUMA (NumberAI)
Joel Grosman is a Brown Alum and the cofounder of NumberAI which developed Numa, an artificial intelligence software. Learn how Numa is helping small businesses with day-to-day operations by anticipating customer behavior and responding accordingly.
38 minutes | 9 months ago
Kara Goldin x hint
Kara Goldin is the founder and CEO of San Francisco-based hint, which is known for its leading flavored water with no sweeteners or artificial ingredients. In 2017, Kara introduced hint sunscreen, an SPF 30 sunscreen using the same essences of its flagship product, hint water. Kara discusses how she has grown her company beyond the beverage industry and the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on hint distribution channels.
27 minutes | 10 months ago
Sandy Posa x Force of Nature
Sandy Posa is a Brown Alum and Founding Partner and CEO of Force of Nature, a company that harnesses the power of electrolyzed water to serve as a 100% natural, nontoxic multi-purpose cleaner and deodorizer as effective as bleach. In wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, Sandy has seen the demand for his product skyrocket.
38 minutes | 10 months ago
Cliff Weitzman x Speechify
Cliff Weitzman is a member of the Brown class of 2016 and the founder and CEO of Speechify a mobile and desktop productivity app that allows people with dyslexia, ADHD, impaired vision, and other reading difficulties to have any text read out to them. Harnessing the power of artificial intelligence and deep learning, Speechify is able to produce a near human text to speech voice.
18 minutes | a year ago
Jane Mosbacher Morris x TO THE MARKET
Jane Mosbacher Morris is the Founder and CEO of TO THE MARKET, a company that connects businesses and consumers to ethically made products from around the world. She is also the author of Buy the Change You Want to See: Use Your Purchasing Power to Make the World a Better Place.
24 minutes | a year ago
Genevieve Ryan Bellaire x Realworld
Realworld is leveling the playing field and democratizing knowledge by breaking down daunting, difficult to understand concepts into terms that are digestible and helpful to students and recent graduates. Through its engaging cartoon-based modules, Real World Ready provides a comprehensive introduction to some of the more complicated “real world” decisions and experiences and covers everything from personal finance and health care to signing a lease and filing income taxes.
32 minutes | a year ago
Austin Martin x Rhymes with Reason
In 2014 Austin Martin founded and created Rhymes with Reason: an interactive online educational platform that teaches academic vocabulary using popular hip-hop music. Martin started Rhymes with Reason after learning that 67 of the top 100 SAT words can be found in recognizable hip-hop songs. RwR leverages the genre's lyrics, which Martin refers to as “the world's most popular and equitable word bank” to teach literacy and vocabulary in 100-plus education programs. Among Martin's collaborators is musical artist Chance the Rapper's SocialWorks, which teamed up with RwR to make the Chicago Learning Playlist for 1,000 Windy City students.
30 minutes | a year ago
An Interview With Geralyn Dreyfous
Geralyn Dreyfous has a wide, distinguished background in the arts, philanthropic consulting sector, and participates on numerous boards and initiatives. Geralyn Dreyfous is the co-founder of impact partners, a production company with the goal of bringing financiers and filmmakers together to create films for social impact. Additionally, Dreyfous co-founded Gamechanger films in 2013, the first for-profit fund dedicated exclusively to financing narrative features directed by women.
24 minutes | a year ago
Sarah Leary x Nextdoor
Sarah Leary is the co-founder and current board observer of Nextdoor, a neighborhood social networking platform for trusted connections and the exchange of helpful information, goods, and services. Leary took on her current role at Nextdoor after founding, growing, and scaling the company.
21 minutes | a year ago
An Interview with Professor Howard Anderson
Howard Anderson founded The Yankee Group which analyzed the high tech industry and was on the Inc list of fastest growing companies three years running. He sold the firm to Reuters in 1999. He is the co-founder of Battery Venture Capital which has raised over $4 Billion over several funds and has invested in over 350 high tech companies. Since 2000 he has taught graduate students of business at HBS, MIT, Dartmouth, Duke and now Brown. Additionally he has been the Visiting Professor at the Indian School of Business, Technion University of Israel, and Skolkovo University of Moscow.
20 minutes | a year ago
Tom Scott x The Nantucket Project
Tom Scott is the co-founder of Nantucket Nectars and CEO of the Nantucket Project. He discusses the power of creativity and importance of the democratization of knowledge.
21 minutes | a year ago
Jake Heimark x PLUS Products CBD
Jake Heimark is the co-founder and CEO of PLUS Products CBD. He details his unconventional Brown experience and the intricacies of the CBD industry.
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