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Meet the 2018 SVP Cohort at the Summer Venture Showcase!

Join us on Thursday, July 26 for this year’s Summer Venture Showcase at The Federal Reserve Bank of Boston! 15 startups from the Summer Venture Program cohort will share their stories and present their business ventures. Register now (pre-registration is required) >>

The Summer Venture Program is a 10-week intensive experience that builds entrepreneurial skills and accelerates the development of student ventures. This year 15 teams, ranging from consumer products, fashion, and tech industries, were chosen among the most promising graduate and undergraduate entrepreneurs.

At the Venture Showcase, a culmination of the students’ hard work, teams present their accomplishments to the local startup community. We look forward to having you share in the celebration.

Hear from:

BikeLord (Jake Maude MBA’19) is a locally focused marketplace for bikers in cities, starting with Boston.

Dondoctor (Felipe Acosta MBA’18) is an online service to find and book medical appointments in Latin America. (Hari Mahesh ’19) is your personal fashion stylist that helps you decide what to wear everyday. They personalize recommendations to provide contextual outfit advice, based on inspiration from top fashion influencers and trendsetters.

Frostbite Face-Off (Emily Cronin MBA’19) creates fun, coed social/athletic events for coed adult athletes to bond over a shared passion.

Gaido (Marion Benitez MBA’18, Colleen Leung MBA’18 and Mazen Danaf) is an online career counselor that uses machine learning to offer market-driven skills guidance to students at every stage of their educational journey.

Gentle (April Chen ’19) bridges empathy with action by providing a meaningful way for people to connect with others—starting with cards

Hope Sews (Maya Mutalik ’21) is a social venture that sells modern clothing made out of authentic Ghanaian fabrics and provides electric sewing machines to seamstresses who are facing financial hardship in rural areas of Ghana.

ignitED (Mara Steiu ’20 and Georgia Gabriela) is an educational platform in which high school students receive mentoring and support throughout the college application process from highly curated, certified mentors currently studying in the world’s best universities (Harvard University, Stanford University, Dartmouth College, etc.). Our goal is to democratize access to high-quality yet affordable college admission counseling for high school students from all over the nation.

Nanny A La Carte (Salimata Bangoura MBA’19) is a one-stop shop concierge for busy professionals with or without children with cooking, cleaning and laundry services.

Shay Jaffar (Shaymaa Gaafar MBA’19) is a luxury, ready-to-wear fashion brand that creates glamour through modesty and celebrates the power of choice.

Smask (Dillon Galynsky ’19 and Leny Prog) offers a new discrete smoke filtration device with true authentic feel, while also reducing fume emissions by 99.8% and eliminating odor.

TastePal (Ralph Haddad ’20) allows you to discover and capture experiences built for your own taste.

Waec (Brett Wagner MS’18) provides low-cost, last-mile delivery for restaurants using autonomous sidewalk robots.

William Palmer Eyewear (William Tanadi ’18) is an affordable eyewear brand that provides high-quality prescription eyeglasses and designer sunglasses to all people in Indonesia.

Wish Route (Jessica Lynch ’13, MS’13, MBA’18) is a tech-enabled, human-powered service that gets users unstuck and on the path to achieving their wellness intentions.

Register now for our Summer Venture Showcase on Thursday July 26. Follow all SVP happenings on Twitter and Instagram with #babsonsvp!