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ZELL FELLOWS | 2015-16 COHORT
Tushar Garg '16 2YMBA
Flyhomes FLYHOMES | FlyHomes is a technology company that is making home buying seamless, transparent, and fun for a generation of home buyers that want to own their home buying experience. FlyHomes.com offers a user-led home buying pathway complimented with real-time access to real estate experts and the most unique rewards program in real estate. Buyers on FlyHomes.com can earn one airline mile for every dollar they spend on their next home purchase.

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Jordan Hollander '16 2YMBA
CityKey CITYKEY | Seasoned hoteliers are experts at learning from their guests to improve the guest experience.  The problem is that more than 50 percent of guests’ time and budget is spent outside of the hotel.  Our mission is to help hoteliers improve the guest experience outside of their walls.  CityKey is an outsourced content marketing agency for hotels.  We enable hoteliers to inspire their guests to plan less, do more and travel better.

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Nidheesh Patel '16 2YMBA
Carvnient CARVNIENT | Carvnient is a web-enabled auto concierge business. Through our app, we help you book a preferred service center, customize your service plan, and track your car and its progress in addition to offering doorstep pickup and delivery.

Blair Pircon '16 2YMBA
THE GRAIDE NETWORK | The Graide Network is an online marketplace that connects teachers with qualified teaching assistants to grade and provide thorough, individualized feedback on student assignments. The Graide Network gives teachers more time to focus on the most impactful aspects of teaching, while providing hands-on experience to education majors.

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Bobby Powers '16 MMM
sharEd SHARED | sharEd is improving the huge disparity in early education in developing countries by making high-quality educational curricula and resources accessible through an innovative new sharing model. Through sharEd, teachers can access thousands of dollars of materials every year for a small monthly fee, while at the same time receiving training alongside other local teachers.

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Justin Saeheng '16 MMM
IFM IFM TECHNOLOGIES | IFM Technologies is a platform of intelligent robotics and image processing analytics for indoor & outdoor applications. IFM offers a turnkey system for automated data collection and analysis in various industries.

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Beth Santos '16 PTMBA
Wanderful WANDERFUL | Wanderful is an international community for adventurous, independent, globally minded women who travel. We empower women with the tools they need to go abroad and facilitate a trusted network that can help guide them in their journeys through online content, 18 global chapters and the annual Women in Travel Summit.

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Asaf Segev '16 2YMBA
Syteful SYTEFUL | Syteful helps retailers maximize their potential by bringing them closer to their target customers. Our solution leverages big data analytics to create a commercial real estate marketplace that empowers businesses with unique data and insights about retail spaces and the commercial areas around them.

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Rebecca Sholiton '16 2YMBA
PAK'D | Pak’d provides fresh, customized lunches delivered directly to families’ homes, eliminating the daily stress of making lunch. Our convenient Paks are allergy-friendly, responsibly sourced and designed with a wide variety of options that appeal to even the pickiest eaters. Take back your lunch - try Pak'd!

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ZELL FELLOWS | 2014-15 COHORT
Lorena Arathoon ’15 2YMBA
Snackerie SNACKERIE | Snackerie was conceived with the idea of providing the world with an easy and convenient way of eating fruit and living a healthier life. With that in mind, Snackerie created Tasu 100 percent real fruit chips. The delicious, crunchy, flavor-packed snack takes the guilt out of snacking, as it is made with 100 percent fruit and contains no additives or preservatives.

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Jesse Chang ’16 JD-MBA
MDAR TECHNOLOGIES, INC. | MDAR Technologies, Inc. has developed a new method for 3D scanning using patent-pending technology and proprietary algorithms that outperforms all existing methods when adverse driving conditions require real-time 3D data. Our technology enables autonomous vehicles to see faster and more accurately in snow, fog, under water, and on dusty country roads—a key step for achieving mass-scale adoption of fully autonomous vehicles. Our multidisciplinary team of engineers, scientists, and artists from Northwestern, Stanford, and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory is currently working to prototype our novel technology for use in robotic navigation and industrial automation.

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Michael Jung ’15 MD-MBA
UroProx UROPROX | UroProx is an innovative proximity sensing system to help surgeons more precisely localize the ureter and other vital structures – and avoid injury – during surgical procedures.  

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Stephen Lane ’16 JD-MBA
FLYHOMES | A home’s energy efficiency profile has a significant impact on its market value. FlyHomes is building a software platform that can estimate a home’s closing price, rate the underlying factors – including energy efficiency – that are driving the home’s valuation, and recommend positive return-on-investment improvements that would increase the home's value.
 


Priya Mathew ’15 MMM
Practico PRACTICO | Practico matches aspiring job seekers with experienced professionals as their target companies for paid practice interviews over video chat. Job seekers obtain actionable feedback and realistic practice to help them get their dream jobs. Learn more at www.practicoprep.com.  


Luciana Silva De Oliveira ’15 2YMBA
New Hope Ecotech NEW HOPE ECOTECH | New Hope Ecotech is a technology solution that leverages the informal recycling flow to create a formal pathway for Brazilian manufacturers to fulfill their government mandate in an economic, transparent, and inclusive way. New Hope Ecotech’s software tracks recycling activity and guarantees that mandatory recycling has been met by issuing a reverse logistics certification. The profits from these certificates are then distributed back down the links of the chain – recyclers, aggregators, etc. – until they reach the very waste pickers who collected the materials. By increasing the income of the urban poor and decreasing the economic costs for manufacturers, we can transform Brazil’s recycling future into an industry of hope.


Kieren Patel ’16 JD-MBA
Opticent Health OPTICENT HEALTH | Our mission is to make personalized medicine a scalable reality by developing cost-efficient, patient-specific medical devices for the diagnosis and treatment of chronic diseases. Among our products, we are developing a customizable 3D-printed ophthalmic implant capable of real-time monitoring of diseases such as glaucoma or diabetes. By combining advanced imaging with high resolution nano-fabrication techniques developed here at Northwestern, Opticent Health aims to push the envelope of possibilities for individualized health care delivery.

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Gaurav Shenai ’15 2YMBA
TouchtrailTOUCHTRAIL | Touchtrail provides actionable analytics for mobile apps. Touchtrail’s recommendation engine plugs seamlessly into mobile apps or games and provides real-time predictive analytics to maximize revenue through in-app purchases.
   


Tyler Wanke ’15 MMM
Innoblative INNOBLATIVE | Innoblative Designs, Inc. (Innoblative), is a medical device company whose mission is to develop products to innovate and improve the way surgeons treat surgical margins post-excision. Our first product is a disposable radiofrequency ablation (RFA) probe that allows surgeons to effectively coagulate and ablate soft tissue beds intra-operatively. The initial market focus for this product is early stage breast cancer patients who would otherwise undergo breast conservation therapy (BCT) – removal of the tumor (lumpectomy), followed by radiation therapy (RT). Our product uses radiofrequency energy to treat surgical margins and effectively kill residual cancer, aiming to reduce the need for repeat operations and eliminate the need for RT.

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ZELL FELLOWS | 2013-14 COHORT
Ty Benefiel ’14 2YMBA
Meter Genius MeterGenius | A free website that provides tools and incentives for homeowners to save money on their electricity bill, MeterGenius gives residents with smart meters the ability to track electricity consumption at a granular level. Customers can set goals, track their progress, compare themselves to similar neighbors, and earn points that can be redeemed for bill credits. Retail electricity suppliers in deregulated energy markets pay MeterGenius to provide their customers access to the MeterGenius platform in order to attract new customers and improve retention.  

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Christopher Chon ’14 MMM
LC LEONARD & CHURCH | Leonard & Church partners directly with leading leather and watch manufacturers to deliver high quality products - without the traditional industry middlemen and markups. Since launching on Kickstarter, the brand has served thousands of customers across over 60 different countries. For more information, please email hello@leonardandchurch.com.

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Mathew Elenjickal ’14 2YMBA
Four Kites
FOURKITES | FourKites is a logistics technology platform utilizing the latest Machine-to-Machine (M2M) technologies. The FourKites platform enables better collaboration between shippers, 3PLs, brokers and asset-based trucking companies by shortening the communication lag time using proactive tracking technologies.
 

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Vaibhov Goel ’14 2YMBA
Tuplee TUPLEE | Tuplee is a new web service that allows users to search through all of their files and photos across various services such as Gmail, Yahoo, Facebook, Flickr, Dropbox, Skydrive, Google Drive and more. Learn more by watching this Tuplee Video.

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Travis Granger ’14 2YMBA
Arbyl ARBYL | Arbyl helps prepare international students attending U.S. higher education institutions by connecting students to native speakers from Ivy League and other top-tier U.S. institutions who provide a live, customized learning experience which focuses on helping students achieve their goals and acclimate to academic and cultural situations.

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April (Yong Kyung) Kim ’14 1YMBA
ChattingCat CHATTING CAT | A platform that connects non-native speakers who want to improve their English writing skills to native speakers who want to help them, Chatting Cat changes the way people learn to write in a foreign language and enables them to confidently write in English for professional communication.  

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Daniel Klein ’15 JD-MBA
Repp REPP | REPP brings the common application to housing, simplifying each time a user moves. Users won’t have to go digging around for their W-2 or social security card. Instead, REPP acts as a warehouse for housing information, helping users easily add parents as co-signers, coordinate with roommates, and connect quickly with new landlords.  


Jeremy O’Briant’14 2YMBA
License Buddy LICENSE BUDDY | Simple and secure storage of your continuing education and professional development certificates so you stay compliant.  

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Jason Sandler ’15 JD-MBA
Innoblative INNOBLATIVE | Innoblative has designed an ablation probe that will allow surgeons to perform an intra-operative procedure that destroys residual breast cancer cells in minutes instead of weeks, does not require dangerous ionizing radiation and dramatically reduces treatment costs as compared to conventional therapy.  

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