Student PROBE Projects
Students can start PROBEs (PRoblem-Oriented Business Explorations) through Project Olympus. Browse below to see the list of current student PROBEs at Project Olympus. A key goal is to augment and accelerate the process of moving basic research and great ideas to development and business stages, with licensing, spin-offs, start-ups and corporate collaboration and partnering.
Classroom engagement tools built specifically for STEM
101 builds classroom engagement tools specifically for introductory college STEM courses. Unlike existing tools that rely on generic multiple choice questions, we invent subject-specific modules with novel ways for students to learn and interact with math and science problems.
Justin Weinberg, Co-founder & CEO | Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, 2018
Igor Belyayev, Co-founder & CTO
We are training the Doctors of Tomorrow
The CPR Dummy for Spinal Manipulation
Torrell Jackson, co-founder | Tepper, MBA
Angenique Jackson, co-founder | Chiropractor
Advanced robotics for everyone
We build advanced human-size robots for students, educators, hobbyists and researchers.
John Choi, Founder | Bachelor of Computer Science and Art, 2017
Travel Better Together
ComYoot is a travel platform that connects people who are nearby and a part of similar networks to enable them to commute together when traveling to common destinations. This allows users to network and build connections while saving money on travel costs.
GTE (Generational Transfer Entrepreneurs)
Building the bridge between generations
GTE creates a platform for entrepreneurial operators working to acquire successful lower middle market businesses. Upon acquisition, we look forward to the opportunity to grow these businesses to help the local communities around them.
Brenden Van Buren, co-founder, Operator-In-Residence | Tepper, MBA, 2017
Gabriel Chick, co-founder, Operator-In-Residence | Tepper, MBA, 2017
Portable Hydroelectric generator for the outdoors
Hillside Hydro is a portable hydroelectric generator that utilizes the power of small bodies of moving water to charge your electronic devices.
Hunter Hartshorne, co-Founder | Tepper, 2020
Jasper White, co-Founder | Hobart and Williams Smith, Engineering 2019
Sell more. Count less.
Inventory Connection provides a platform allowing vendors to receive real-time product data empowering Sales Representatives to spend more time selling and less time counting.
The power to purify at the cost of a disposable water bottle.
Kopo creates culturally appropriate, sustainable solutions to developing-world problems. Using passive solar energy, the Kopo can make river water safe to drink, and the Kopo roller significantly reduces the time and effort required to transport water.
Jesse Thornburg, CEO | CIT PhD, 2019
Jon Brooks, Head of Business Partnerships and R&D
Abhinav Gautam, Marketing and Media | CIT B.S., 2016
Brandon Ortiz, Chemical and Materials Engineering, R&D | CIT B.S., 2017
Jane Lien, User Experience | M.A., 2015
Jordan Brooks | Mechanical Engineering
Connect. Reduce. Save.
MyGreenImpact automatically tracks your home’s environmental impact and recommends customized products and actions to help you save resources and money.
Foursquare for conferences, conventions, and trade shows.
NeighborYou is mobile software with a service that makes finiding things to do at events seamless. Finally, a conferences app that doesn't suck.
Brandon Schmuck | ECE 2017
Amolak Nagi | ECE 2018
Ethan Bence | Business Admin, Statistics 2018
Zak Slayback | Dir. of Bus. Dev., co-founder at Praxis, UPenn
Novel Research-Based Intelligent Lifelong Learning Apparatus
A mixed-reality educational platform bridging physical and virtual worlds to improve children's science learning and enjoyment in a collaborative way. It uses depth camera sensing to provide immediate personalized feedback while children experiment in their everyday physical environment.
(Founded 2014) (Current)
Nesra Yannier | HCII, PhD, 2016
Ken Koedinger | HCII (Advisor)
Scott Hudson | HCII (Advisor)
Revolutionizing Vertical Farming With Automated Robotics
RoBotany is automating the commercial vertical farming industry by creating mobile robotic solutions that increase labor efficiency by 25 percent, double crop output and provide an unprecedented level of data collection to improve farm operations.
Interactive tools and services to create virtual reality films.
StitchBridge is developing a serviece platform and tools to help creators make interactive virtual reality films. We also consult on client projects to create interactive virtual reality content.
Sarabeth Boak, co-fouder, President | ETC, Masters, 2017
Jaehee Cho, co-founder, Creative Director | ETC, Masters, 2016
Empowering the diverse & innovative future
We provide accessible, sustainable, and affordable hardware that can be utilized by diverse developers to bring innovation solutions to societal challenges. We conduct innovation conferences that engage the most diverse community in the tech industry.
Damola Idowu, CEO, Syracuse University/Howard University, Mechanical Engineering & Economics
Quincy Taylor, Marketing and Promotions
Andre Kenan, Manufacturing and Logistics, China
Wole Idowu, CTO, CMU, CIT, 2017
Dina Yerlan, PM, CMU, CIT, 2017
Stephen Thomas-Dorin, Engineer, CMU, SCS, 2020
Malcolm Fitts, Engineer, CMU, CIT, 2019
Winston Chin, Developer, CMU, CIT, 2019
Jeena Yin, Developer, CMU, SCS, 2020
Vince Garcia, Developer, CMU, MCS, 2020
Concept. Innovate. Redefine.
VIT is a consumer electronics company focusing on bringing the advancements of medical and biotechnology to the masses. VIT aims to change an industry lacking consumer-driven designs and functionalities by providing simple, elegant solutions. (Founded 2014) (Current)