WE ARE PROUD TO ANNOUNCE CLASS XXI

Congrats to Our Class XXI – May 2019 Graduates!

Aero Systems West

Builds Hardware and Software to Make Drone Operations — Not Just Drone Flight — Truly Autonomous

Team:

– Charles Neal (Developer for Ardupilot, Leading Open Source Autopilot; M.S. Unmanned Systems Design, Air Force Institute of Technology; B.S. Systems Engineering, US Air Force Academy)

– Ron Marconet (eBay, Amazon, M.B.A., MIT Sloan School of Management; B.S. Mechanical Engineering, UCLA)

– Daniel Neal (Master’s Human Systems Integration, Naval Postgraduate School; B.S. Systems Engineering – Human Systems, US Air Force Academy)

Bayware

Application-Centric Software for Secure, Agile, Multi-Cloud Networking

Team:

– Charles Stucki (Serial New-Product Launcher at Cisco, McKinsey Partner)

– Grigori Dzekon (CEO 10M customers, successful exits)

– Igor Tarasenko (CIO 100K EEs, CTO 10M End Customers, MEE)

ChatCreate

Plugin to Instantly Automate Simple Conversations for Zendesk Chat

Team:

– Jorma Jürisaar (Technical, started his first web-agency at 17, sold his first startup by 21)

– Juhan Kaarma (Built and sold his first startup with Jorma by 25)

DinoPlusAI

Building Latency Optimized AI Processors for Edge Cloud Computing and Cars

Team:

– Jay Hu (Top Tier ASIC Chip Architect and Designer in SV)

– Tong Wu (Cisco, Amazon Lab126, Capsovison)

– Patrick Ang (COO of ESS, a Public Company)

HPC Hub Inc.

Multi-Cloud HPCaaS Platform that Achieves Ideal Price/Performance Tradeoffs Through Optimal Hardware Configurations, Software Tuning and Workload Profiling

Team:

– Eugene Protasenko (MS in CS, MIPT, 8+ years in international M&A, participated in deals with total volume of $9bn+)

– Vilgelm Bitner (PhD in CS, MIPT, IBM Science and Technology Center)

– Andrey Nikolaev (PhD in CS, former head of Parallel Computations lab at MIPT)

Kapalya

Encryption Management Platform for Unstructured Data; Data Collaboration Platform Across Mobile, Endpoints, Public and Private Clouds

Team:

– Sudesh Kumar (Honors engineering degree from IIT, worked at AT&T, CIBC and Gartner)

– Saeed Khosravi (Masters Engineering degree, (CCIE) and (JNCIP) Certification, worked at RIM (Blackberry), Bell, Bloomberg)

– Ciera Nahale (Over 8 Years Marketing Experience Creating Sales Strategies for Selling Solutions to Enterprises)

Mechanica AI

Real-Time AI for Industrial Production

Team:

– Alexander Khaytin (B2B expert)

– Emeli Dral (Co-author of Coursera Data Science Course with 50K students)

– Elena Samuylova (50 Women in Product Europe)

– Jane Zavalishina (Singularity University faculty, 18yrs Yandex)

MotorCortex AI

Addressing the Labor Challenge Inside Agriculture's Semi-Automated Post-Harvest Facilities Where Fruits and Vegetables are Cleaned and Packed

Team:

– Puneet Puri (MS Robotics, CMU Robotics Institue, Stanford GSB, Sloan Fellow)

– Brian White (UPS Foundation Visiting Professor, Stanford University Civil and Environmental Engineering)

OpComm

Perioperative Microcollaboration and Workflow App

Team:

– Jacob Brandon, MD (Indiana University School of Medicine)

– Corbin Frye, MD (General Surgery Resident, Washington University School of Medicine)

Operant Networks

Edge Communications Platform with Advanced Cybersecurity for Distributed Networks

Team:

– Randall King (NTU, MS Eng Mgt, Univ. of WA, MSE Applied Interdisciplinary Mathematics, Univ. of OR, BS Physics; Winner of Photonics Circle of Excellence Award, Sucessful Start-ups)

– Dave Bass (Stanford, Boston Univ., Univ. of IL; managed $350M division at Agilent)

– Keith Rose (MBA AGSM/UNSW, Fordham Business School, Rutgers; Considered Solar Industry Expert, Sucessful Start-up Acquisition)

PayBee

SAAS for Nonprofit Fundraising. We Automate Most Fundraising Workflows of $286B Donation Market to Make it Efficient for Nonprofits and Seamless for Donors.

Team:

– Rajeev Prasad (IIT Roorkee, BE, EE; Microsoft Principal SW Architect)

– Nidhi Doshi (University of Illinois Urbana Champaign, MS, CE; Microsoft)

QPi Education

Teaching Tools that Help Non-Technical Educators Teach Computer Science

Team:

– Vivien Macnguyen (Chemical Engineer at Chevron, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, UC Berkeley)

– Ashish Dommety (Software Engineer at UC Berkeley Extension)

RELAYTO/ Document Experience Platform

Turn Static Marketing/Sales PDFs/Decks into Interactive Webpages. 1-Click Way to Get 12x Conversion + Engagement Analytics

Team:

– Alex Shevelenko (Pre-IPO @ SuccessFactors, Salesforce. Stanford MBA)

– Nikita Korotaev (CTO, 2x Interactive Content Founder)

Resilio

Preventing Stress and Improving Workplace Productivity with App-Based Resilience Training

Team:

– Helga Halkjær (Resilience Trainer for +10 Years, University of Aarhus, Denmark)

– Thomas Scherning (Founder of 2 Startups, Built 80+ Apps, Technical University of Denmark)

– Anders Søndergaard (Founder of a Stress Prevention Consultancy, Digital Health Specialist, University of Aarhus, Denmark)

Resolute Labs

Protecting the Infrastructure that Powers Our Lives, Resolute Labs Provides Aerial Intelligence Using AI and Imagery from Traditional Aircraft Patrols

Team:

– Jonathan Gary (Cornell MechEng)

– Karan Chawla (UIUC AerospaceEng)

– Matthew Deyo (MIT AerospaceEng)

SafeMode

Driver-Centric Software to Empower Fleets and Shared Mobility Platforms with Automated Tools for Driver’s Management and Benefits their Drivers for Decent Driving

Team:

– Ido Levy (Former Captain in the Counter-Terrorism Unit of the IDF)

– Prof. Erez Shmueli (Head of the Big Data Lab at Tel Aviv University and a Research Affiliate at the MIT Media Lab)

– Nissim Levy (Serial Entrepreneur, Founded 160 Employees Company, Former CEO of B2B Power Savings Co, Former GM of UK Companies in Africa)

– Marcelo Gilman (Serial Entrepreneur, Former Engineering Manager at Solaredge and CTO at Bondit)

– Professor Ido Erev (Vice Dean and Head of the Behavioral Science, The Technion)

– Boaz Ein-Gil (Former Microsoft (18 years) and Intel (2 years) Engineer for ML & Big Data)

SafetyTek Software

Workplace Safety Engagement Platform

Team:

– Ryan Quiring (CET, Expert In Real Time Automation Systems)

– Craig Fraser (National Construction Safety Officer)

Wisdom

Wisdom's Customer Experience Management Platform is Changing the Way Product Teams Explore, Find, and Fix Broken Customer Experiences Online

Team:

– John Gracey (3rd Data Startup, CompSci@UBC, Former Security Researcher)

– Chris Brooks (Eng, Queen’s U, Sales)

Wwwash

A Digital Platform that Integrates any Car Wash Equipment and Connects it to Mobile and Cloud for a Seamless Experience

Team:

– Kustas Koiv (Barking, Bikeep)

– Mikk Moses (Barking, Bikeep, Elisa)

– Meelis Haidak (Tallinn University of Technology, BA, Mechatronics)

– Ott Reinhold (Tallinn University of Technology, BA, Robotics)

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