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2017 Summer Venture Program

In less than two weeks, we will be kicking off the 9th year of the Babson Summer Venture Program! We are excited about the 14 teams this year and are looking forward to hosting the program in downtown Boston for the first time.

The Summer Venture Program (SVP) is a 10-week intensive experience designed to accelerate the development of entrepreneurial ventures. Since inception, SVP has supported over 200 of the most promising graduate and undergraduate entrepreneurs from Babson, Olin College of Engineering, and Wellesley College. The program will support this year’s teams in three key areas: 1) provide essential resources and tools such as housing and office space, 2) build entrepreneurial skills through interactive workshops and access to expert speakers and veteran operators, and 3) accelerate their ventures by connecting them to potential customers, partners, investors, and industry influencers.

Here are the 2017 Babson Summer Venture Program teams!

Bear Sword Boots (Chad Caisse MBA’18 and Gus Barber MBA’18) is the maker of custom-fit safety boots. Bear Sword Boots improves the safety, comfort, and health for workers while increasing productivity and saving money for employers.

Cathexis (John Whalen MBA’18 and Simon Kohnstamm MBA’18) is creating an IoT device that lives in your fridge, tracks the health of your fruits and vegetables, and warns you before they spoil.

CliqBit (Olivia Joslin, Wellesley College ’19 and Hannah Wei, Wellesley College ’19) seamlessly connects companies with Gen Zers for virtual or in-person consumer research.

DetraPel (David Zamarin ’20) is a liquid repellent spray that protects anything from everything for up to a whole year.

Knetic (Wilson Tang, F. W. Olin College of Engineering ’18) aims to revolutionize the way physical therapy treats and manages patients with the power of IoT and advanced data analytics.

Kross (Jacob Riedel, F. W. Olin College of Engineering ’17 and Ryan Louie, F. W. Olin College of Engineering ‘17) is a cloud-based software platform that provides concerned citizens access to safety metrics from visual traffic data.

Lula (Matthew Vega-Sanz ‘19, Michael Vega-Sanz ‘19, Mark “Ryan” MacDonell ’19 and Raunak Siroya ‘19) is the only peer-to-peer car sharing platform for college students.

Magnomer LLC (Ravish Majithia MBA’18) is a product design venture, employing a cradle-to-cradle design methodology to enable closed-loop recycling of plastic packaging.

OSAM (Chloris Ruohan Yang MSEL’17, Anmol Garg MSEL’17, Allen Zhang MSEL’17 and Nathen Xin Nie) provides awesome temperature for your drinks, always.

Project 99 (Yulkendy Valdez ’17 and Josuel Plasencia ‘17) develops immersive experiences that inspire and enable millennials of color to become the leaders of tomorrow’s workforce.

Quonvo (Mitchell Troyanovsky ’19) is a web based Q&A platform that connects students with their peers to receive instant one on one chat-based assistance on academic questions.

Vidvision (Derek Tu ’18 and Kyle Lawson ’18) offers a suite of lead generation tools that helps SMBs drive ROI on their video content.

Vinci (Eagle Wu ’19, Tom Eng and Tiffany Yue) makes product design cheaper and faster with immersive virtual reality.

Wanku – Healthy Tradition (Juan Giraldo MBA’18, Nicolas Estrella and Jose Torres) is an ancestral and refreshing infusion made of more than 20 medicinal herbs and aromatic flowers from the Andes region. It has diuretic, digestive and anti-stress properties and it tastes great!

At the culmination of the program, the Summer Venture Showcase, the teams present their accomplishments and results of their hard work to investors, and members of the Babson and local startup communities. Save the date for this year’s Summer Venture Showcase: Thursday, July 27!

Visit the Summer Venture Program website to learn more, follow all SVP happenings on Twitter and Instagram with #babsonsvp!