Living Entrepreneurship Blog / Tag: Summer Catalyst Startups

2020 Summer Catalyst Startup Profile: ReServe

According to Plastic Oceans International, we produce “over 300 million tons of plastic every year, 50% of which is for single use purposes…More than 8 million tons of plastic is dumped into our oceans every year.” Alarmed by the deleterious environmental effects of single use plastics, Mild Suwanpimolkul MBA’21 was eager to make a difference,…

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2020 Summer Catalyst Startup Profile: BONAMI FOOD PRODUCTS

Four years ago, Felix Guelfucci MSEL ’20 volunteered with Gawad Kalinga, a NGO in the Philippines, and realized something about himself: He is passionate about using his skills to address social problems. Seeing firsthand the needs of local communities, he became interested in social entrepreneurship. Fast forward to BONAMI, gourmet seafood products with a social…

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2020 Summer Catalyst Startup Profile: CNF/Rhinno Industries

Climate change can seem like a daunting problem to solve. How can we begin to reduce carbon dioxide emissions? Alex Wu ’21 believes that what we produce and how we produce it matter for climate change: “The solution to it lie lies in the materials we use.” Enter hemp. Yes, hemp! Hemp-based composite materials are…

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2020 Summer Catalyst Startup Profile: Flow Taxes

Andi Deng ’20 is excited about the potential of artificial intelligence – and he’s bringing it to accounting with Flow Taxes. Andi first became interested in accounting when he volunteered with Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA). VITA is an IRS program providing free tax help to people who generally make $56,000 or less, persons with…

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2020 Summer Catalyst Startup Profile: Cabana Health

If your data is about you, then shouldn’t you have access to it and be able to use it? Cabana Health Co-founder MacBrennan Peet ‘22 started out with a broad interest in data democratization and quickly found his niche: health. He began to think about the power of health and wellness data and how it…

2020 Summer Catalyst Startup Profile: Vadati

Imagine what it would be like to practice your presentations in a conference room setting, with an interactive audience that would give you instant feedback. What if you could simply put on a headset, enter a virtual world, and practice presenting in a professional environment just about anywhere you’d like? Sree Dasari ’23, CEO and…

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2020 Summer Catalyst Startup Profile: Mai Soli Foundation

Inspired by her mother’s own life and experience with arranged marriage, Mai Soli Foundation Founder Aria Mustary ’21 set out to find a solution to the cycle of gender inequality. She had the genesis of an idea, when two fellow Babson students and friends, Aaron Wendell ’20 and Glen Ged ’21, joined her team. Together,…

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2020 Summer Catalyst Startup Profile: Leue Home

When Juan Leon Ramirez MBA’20, founder of Leue Home, first showed up at a warehouse fair, he knew he had to get in. So he bluffed his way in, saying he was a buyer, and started to make connections with brands. Shortly after, he used his savings to make his first import of housewares into…

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2020 Summer Catalyst Startup Profile: LIT Learning

Everything changed for Mati Amin MSF’20 and the LIT Learning team on July 13 at 1 p.m. On that day at that time, they launched their beta test. To date, the team has welcomed 446 teachers onto the platform, which seeks to build language proficiency through digital stories and content. These teachers have created 91…

2020 Summer Catalyst Startup Profile: Exidio

Dan Edlebeck MBA’20 is the CEO and founder of Exidio, a software solutions company that provides front end applications necessary to connect with a distributed, decentralized virtual private network (VPN). In 2017, Dan’s passion for emerging technologies, data privacy, and security inspired him to connect with Sentinel, an open source decentralized VPN. After finishing his…