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Browse below to see the list of past PROBEs (PRoblem-Oriented Business Explorations) 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.

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Accelerated Informatics

Novel, targeted cures for cancer.
Proprietary algorithmic ideation technology drives discovery of cancer drugs on human tumor samples.


Team Members:
Murat Can Cobanoglu, Computational Biology 2015
Aaron Wise, CPCB PhD Program 2015


A web application that provides gym managers essential information that enables Fitness Centers to manage their clubs and gym, as well as creative tools to manage their trainers and clients. We introduce a new system to digitally interact with fitness programs and exercises thus enabling new service offerings without the need for huge investments in integrated equipment. (Founded 2011)

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Team Members:
Ashton Thomas, Founder and President | H&SS Information Systems 2011
Joel Geiger, VP of Engineering


Technology that makes it possible for business software projects to be assessed and tracked even as work is being performed, as opposed to relying on manually created weekly or monthly status reports and documents. (Founded 2008)

Team Members:
Jainik Shah, Tepper MBA 2009
Manish Grover, Tepper MBA 2009


An online school planner for school communities. Our goal is to simplify school life by providing tools such as an innovative visual timeline of work and assessment scheduling analytics to connect and enhance the teaching and learning experiences. (Founded 2013)

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Team Members:
Daniel Gorziglia: Founder | CIT Electrical and Computer Engineering 2016

Simplifies car buying for consumers and enables dealerships to reach tech-savvy consumers. AutoRef’s mission is to bridge the gap between car dealerships and customers. We believe the entire process of shopping for a car should be easy, fast and enjoyable. We built this service because we think there is a better way. (Founded 2012)

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Team Members:
Todd Medema: COO | Business and SCS  2014
Craig Younkins: CTO | CS 2013
Michael Pena:  CEO
Dillon Grove:  IS | HCI | 2014
Julie Eckstrom: IS | HCI 2014
Michael Bailey:  Business and Film 2012 | University of Pittsburgh
Ilteris Canberk: CS 2015


Leverages off-the-shelf smartphone and global positioning systems to provide support for a rich set of location aware, and context aware mobile applications, including first-responder support, building navigation, retail shopping, smart transportation and more. BeaconSys has developed a cellphone-based solution involving an Internet- and Bluetooth-enabled smartphone to assist the visually impaired with grocery shopping at any store and with cooking at home.

Team Members:
Priya Narasimhan | CEO |Associate Professor, Electrical & Computer Engineering Department
Rajeev Gandhi | CTO | Systems Scientist, Electrical & Computer Engineering Department
Dan Rossi | Vice-President of Marketing|System Adminstrator | Carnegie Mellon Unicersity


Blog ranker, aggregator, and search engine that adapts to user preferences by matching search to the content topic and to the tone and source of content. (Founded 2010)

Team Members: 
Tim Simpson, Dietrich 2012
Matthew Fiorillo, SCS 2013
Collin Scangarella, MCS 2013
Aaron Bernkopf, Dietrich 2013
Alex Kaminsky, Pratt Institue 2012


A micro-collaboration system that enables internet users to find and connect instantly with an expert through voice and live-video conferencing, making Bright the "eBay for advice."


Software solutions for political candidates and organizations. (Founded 2011)

Team Members:
Aaron Marks, Tepper 2011

Capital Round

Network. Mentor. Fund. A platform to engage alumni, and facilitate unprecedented involvement with their alma mater. Alumni can become mentors and investors in companies on the platform, i.e. provide financial and intellectual capital to entrepreneurs. (Founded 2012)


Team Members:
Sergey Astretsov, Tepper MBA 2013
Matt Moench, Tepper MBA 2013
Luis Gonzalez, MHCI 2013

College Zen

Our job is making the college application process as painless as possible.
We're bringing the entire process online and eliminating the struggle of juggling visits, deadlines, and reading through tons of books to find your perfect school. Personalized coaching by current students and former admissions officers  to perspective students on insights into the admissions process and tips on how to improve their chances of acceptance into the college of their choice. (Founded 2011)

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Team Members:
Neil Soni, Co-founder and CEO | CIT 2013
Jonathan Bender, Co-founder and CTO | H&SS 2013
Wahab Owolabi, Co-founder and COO


A personalized, intelligent software agent that selects and facilitates optimal meeting scheduling and booking services with other users' agents. (Founded 2007)


Connecting crowds to crowdsourcing by pairing micro-tasks requesting crowdsourcing with appropriate target websites with large user bases. (Founded 2011)

Team Members:
Vamshi Ambati, PhD MCS 2011


Feeds on your Food Waste
Digest-O-Mat recovers nutrient and energy from organic waste using the power of natural systems. They provide local businesses low-cost organic recycling stations where they transform their food waste into a rich fertilizer and natural gas. (Founded 2013)

Team Members: 
Jacob Douenias, Co-Founder|College of Fine Arts, Architecture, 2013
Rohan Rathod, Co-Founder | College of Fine Arts, Architecture, 2014


A private virtual library for storing and organizing articles, cases and medical images for physicians and physicians in training. (Founded 2011)

Team Members:
Margaret Goldsztajn, MBA Tepper 2011
Shivdev Rao, Cardiac Fellow University of Pittsburgh
Daniel Benhayon, Cardiac Fellow University of Pittsburgh
Moises Morgenstern, Cardiac Fellow University of Pittsburgh

DSO Global (Development Solutions Opportunities)

A program where students can partner with an international consulting firm to gain practical experience and potential career opportunities in global NGOs, corporations and organizations dedicated to improving the quality of human life. (Founded 2008)

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Team Members: 
Edwin Shao, Masters SCS 2009
Ayan Kishore, Masters SCS 2009
Amanbir Singh, MCS 2012
Brittney Krieger, Dietrich 2011
Stephen Ma, Dietrich 2011
Susan Lin, Dietrich 2011
Larry Han, Dietrich 2011
Sauragn Sanghvi, CIT 2010
Matthew Cheung, CIT 2011
Rajit Kumar, CIT 2010

Echelon Equity

An investment fund that seeks, acquires and actively manages a growing small business in the IT, Business process outsourcing or light manufacturing sectors for an owner seeking liquidity. (Founded 2010)

Team Members:
George Jones, MBA Tepper 2011
Keenan Simmons, MBA Tepper 2011


Bringing crypto currencies to the masses. (Founded 2014)

Team Members:
Fares Nimri, Tepper MBA | 2014


Software product that provides a more cost-efficient and interactive system that revolutionizes the posting of federal and state-required public notices. (Founded 2010)


Team Members:
Brad Barbin, Founder | Tepper 2012
Bin Zhang,  Heinz | Ph.D candidate 2013
Jon Stado, Tepper | 2012
Hao Su, Computer Science M.A  2010

Founded by two computer science professors turned entrepreneurs, is an online tool that connects people and content around a particular topic or theme. Based on machine learning algorithms, Flashgroup has attracted seed funding from NEAInnovation Works, and BlueTree Allied Angels, plus grants from the DoD and an Office of Naval Research SBIR award.

Team members:
Seth Goldstein, PhD Computer Science
Carlos Guestrin, PhD Computer Science


An information hub for networks of restaurants, customers and restaurant delivery services that provide reservation, ordering and transaction clearinghouse services for all food delivery orders in designated target markets. (Founded 2008)



We make educational cartoons for mobile devices and tablets. Our stories and games are designed to teach children fundamental concepts such as STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math). But your kids and you will have so much fun playing our games that they won't know they're learning until it's too late. (Founded 2012)

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Team Members:
Charles Kim, CEO | Tepper MBA | 2011
Antoni Abella Vendrell, Marketing Strategist | Tepper MBA 2011


Is the next generation global B2B platform dedicated to serve the needs of small to medium-sized businesses involved in global commerce. (Founded 2011)

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Team Members:
Rami Saad: Tepper MBA 2012
Hiroshi Higuchi: Tepper MBA 2012
Christopher Jo: CSE MBA 2011
Jason Chen: Penn State 2010


Smart Mobility. We are different than current car sharing services because it is not simply a fleet of rental cars.  It is a set of tools which work in concert and allow municipalities and their citizens to build a smart transportation network that works for them.  Go-Op creates a person-to-person vehicle lending network that allows car owners to convert their idle vehicles into revenue generating assets by renting them to friends, and friends of friends, in their social networks.  When fully implemented, the Go-Op toolset will remove the restriction of round trip travel, allowing member to create flexible chains of one-way trips to accommodate their unique travel plans.

Team Members:

Robert Hampshire| Co-Founder| Assistant Professor of Operations Research & Public Policy, Heinz College and Language Technologies Institute, Carnegie Mellon
Craig Gaites| Co-Founder| MBA / MSPPM Dual Degree, Tepper School of Business & Heinz College

Guerrilla Mobile

Provides cloud centric and customer-oriented phone applications and business-oriented web components infrastructure that allows businesses to shape and manage the implicit social network their customer base represents. Our technology automates and drives word-of-mouth marketing, makes customers more loyal, actively encourages them to recruit their friends, intercepts negative reviews before they got posted to the internet, and passes back all of the marketing data to the business owner. (Founded 2011)

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Team Members:
Davin Lafon, CEO, CTO and Founder | CFA

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An easy to use, non-intrusive tool to help physical therapists understand how patients are performing home exercises.

A social networking site for the deaf and hearing impaired that allows participants to communicate and share resources through chat, blogs, and discussion boards.

Idea Sprig

A social network focused on finding better solutions to sustainability problems through action oriented dialog. Better, means shaping a healthier, happier world that offers the same opportunities to future generations. The network focuses on helping users frame problems and suggest answers in the form of actionable steps.

Institution Connect

A college communication network using mobile phones to provide quick and efficient flow of information among faculty and students.

Invisible Technologies

Choose what you hear

Tyto is a smart phone case that allows you to select the sounds you want to hear and suppress those you don't.


Team Members:
Matt Clark, Co-founder | Masters in Robotic Systems Development 2015
Eric Danziger, Co-founder | Masters in Robotic Systems Development 2015


An online blogging and pen palling platform for classrooms that seeks to increase educational outcomes for African American and African youth, empower them with digital tools and create bridges in the African diaspora.

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Team Members:
Kelechi Anyadiegwu | Founder | HCII & MHCI 


KnowYourStyle, Now you Can Dress Better. A men’s fashion platform that suggests complete outfits based on the clothes they want to wear. It inspires men to dress better, and facilitates the saving and purchasing of clothes.

Team Members:
Daniel Dallala, Tepper | MBA 2014
Steven Musche, Tepper | MBA 2014


A local online marketplace powered by a crowd-sourced delivery system wherein the community members themselves provide delivery services for other community members

Large Scale Image Understanding

Developing a set of tools to automatically categorize large-scale images based on multimodal information including visual features and online tags and community networks if they are available. We build computationally scalable models and develop algorithms to perform efficient inference, such as understanding the image contents and cleaning/completing the online tags.

Team Members:

Eric Xing PhD| Project leader| Associate Professor, Machine Learning Department & Language Technology Institute & Computer Science Department, School of Computer Science, Carnegie Mellon
Jun Zhu, PhD| post-doctoral researcher

Legal Analytics

Legal Analytics allows law firms to harness historical billing, attorney and client data to quickly and accurately predict the costs of undertaking new legal matters. By using Legal Analytics, a law firm will greatly reduce the time and expense spent on the budgeting process, while maintaining, or even increasing, its profitability as the legal industry transitions from the billable hour to alternative fee arrangements. (Founded 2015)

Team Members:
Gregory Martin, Co-founder | Tepper School of Business, MBA, 2015
Aditya Sharma, Co-founder | Robotics Institute, SCS, M.S. 2015
Frances Tso, Front-end developer | SCS B.S. 2017

LeSyn Labs

LeSyn Labs will be the first company to offer a technology (the XO laptop), an extensive application repository, training, and a support platform, focused entirely on education.Our vision is to bring technology to 21st century education in Pittsburgh by creating an ecosystem value-added infrastructure to the One Laptop per Child (OLPC) XO laptops. (Founded 2012)

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Team Members:
Reginald Cox, Chief Administrative Officer | MPM Heinz College 2013
Elizabeth Cullinan, CFO | MPM Heinz College 2013 
Ketaki Desai, COO | MPM Heinz College 2013
Timothy Kelly, CIO | MPM Heinz College 2015


Helping schools process visa documents for millions of international students quickly and seamlessly, without touching a sheet of paper.

Team Members:
Parag Goel | ECE, M.S. 2016
Bill Wang | University of Pittsburgh CS, 2016
George Jiang
Nitish Chamania


We manage how much you pay for electricity. You save.

We help residential electricity consumers save money, save time, and save the planet, by managing how much they pay for electricity.

Team Members:
Prashant Reddy, Founder | SCS PhD, 2013


Service that produces high-quality, 3D images and meshes of microstructures for metal, ceramic and composite microstructures that are ready for analysis and testing. Using the models reduces the time to production exponentially.


A project management training simulator that offers a cost-effective alternative to current training programs employed by leading corporations. The Game Based Learning (GBL) simulator teaches how to successfully plan and manage projects so they are delivered on time and under budget.


Find healthy meals at restaurants nearby that meet your diet (vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free, etc.). Currently available in New York City.

Team Members:
George Steiner | Tepper MBA, 2016
Nick Bartel | Tepper MBA, 2016


Organizes medical information from a variety of forms and sources to provide medical professionals with a highly usable reference library and diagnostic tools to help with the evaluation and treatment of patients.


An innovative social-networking schema that circumvents the creation of stereotypes by displaying anonymous posts for others to ‘like'. With each post ‘liked', the user gains a piece of the author's profile, eventually getting his/her full picture, user name and contact information.

MobileConference Guide

A suite of mobile applications that help festival and conference attendees plan their attendance, receive up-to-date information about event activities, share their experiences through photos and messages and coordinate plans with friends and other attendees.

My Campus

Web and mobile applications that provide a centralized location for campus event postings so that student organizations can effortlessly announce and students can easily search through campus events.

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Mobility Redesigned

NAYAN (Sanskrit for "eyes") is a universally compatible sensor system for walkers that will monitor the walker use and provide feedback reports to users, family members and caregivers. NAYAN thus allows occupational therapists and caregivers to observe patient health and safety from their clinic and provide suggestions whenever needed.

Team Members:
Prasanna R Natarajan | Mechanical M.S. 2016
Brenden Van Buren | Tepper MBA 2017
Christie Chong | School of Design BDes 2018
Steven Ji | School of Design BDes 2018


OnlyinPgh is a social enterprise that is building new ways for making it easier to connect to, participate in and interact with local communities online. Through our web and mobile application called Scenable, we connect people to the businesses, places, events, news and other people that make up local communities (“Scenes”) while also providing a platform for local commerce to happen online. (Founded 2010)

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Team Members:
Brett Wiewiora, CEO | M.A. Heinz 2012
Greg Nicholas, Lead Platform Architect
Lara Schenck,  Lead UI/UX Designer and Developer

Optimization Firm

With offices in Champaign, IL and Pittsburgh, PA, The Optimization Firm, LLC develops innovative software for decision making. In partnership with the GAMS Corporation (Washington, D.C.) and Paragon Decision Technologies (Netherlands), the company provides commercial versions of the BARON software that was originally developed in Professor Sahinidis’ academic research laboratory.

Team Members:
Nicholas Sahinidis| John E. Swearingen Professor of Chemical Engineering| Carnegie Institute of Technology

Outliers Finance

Outliers Finance develops next generation applications for users to do investment analytics automatically. (Founded 2014) (Current)

Team Members:
Feifei Lu, Founder & CEO | CMU Mechanical MS, 2014
Winter Peng, Sales Partner | CMU Heinz MS, May, 2014 
Ting Yu, Co-founder & COO

People's labs

A social venture dedicated to improving socio-economic conditions, such as unemployment, by offering research, education, and consulting services.

Pillow Castle

Pillow Castle is a video game development studio composed of artists, technologists and storytellers coming together to create unbelievable experiences without the need for machine guns or rocket launchers. Their goal is to create safe spaces for daydreamers to explore and imagine — a Pillow Castle, if you will. (Founded 2013)

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Team Members:
Albert Shih | Entertainment Technology Center 2014
Allen Tingley | Entertainment Technology Center 2014
Zhengyi Wang | Entertainment Technology Center 2014
Yuxi Zhang | Entertainment Technology Center 2014
Xiao Li | Entertainment Technology Center 2014


A ‘Blackboard' for managing a university's school campus events.


An algorithms that can dynamically adjust server capacity depending on incoming demand, thereby increasing server utilization, and decreasing the amount of power that is being wasted by idle machines, all without compromising on performance.  POW’s novel approach merges advanced queueing, optimization, and stochastic processes’ theories to produce new, non-conventional analytical models.  Results from POW’s work have demonstrated up to a 30% decrease in response time (for the same amount of power) or up to a 30% power savings (with negligible impact on job response time).

Team Members:
Mor Harchol-Balter| Associate Professor, Computer Science Department | Carnegie Mellon University
Anshul Gandhi|Ph.D. student, Computer Science Department| Carnegie Mellon University
Varun Gupta |Ph.D. student, Computer Science Department| Carnegie Mellon University
Timo Mechler| 2010 MBA Graduate | Tepper School of Business| Carnegie Mellon University

Premier Distributors

Online retailer of imported consumer goods.

Team Members:
Ro Reynolds: Dietrich BA, 2017

Project Aura

A Bicycle Safety Lighting System

We created a system that requires very little rider input and maintenance, while increasing the visual footprint of bikers from all directions especially from the side. We accomplished this by expanding the surface area of light emitted through the use of RGB LEDs inside the rims of the wheels that change from red when slowing down to white when at cruising speed. (Founded 2012)


Team Members:
Ethan Frier Co-Founder | Industrial Design 2013
Jonathan Ota Co-Founder | Industrial Design 2013

Project Productivity Advisor (PPA)

Project Productivity Advisor is engaged in prototype development of an Architecture Engineering Construction (AEC) system element as a project management toolbox. The PPA project is conceptualized as a system used by a professional engineer serving as a project or program manager, both at the office and in the field, requiring a ruggedized laptop with mobile-broadband connectivity, robust graphics and computational processing capabilities to query, remotely collect, analyze, calculate, and store data, and providing visually effective user-defined productivity monitoring information in a secure and timely manner.

Team Mmebers:
Burcu Akinci, PhD | Co-Inventor | Civil & Environmental Engineering, Carnegie Mellon
Anu Pradhan, PhD | Co-Inventor | Drexel University, Civil Engineering
Wm. Westberg, Wilson Held LLC, Technology Commercialization Consultant


A platform to maximize your mobile revenue by creating a mobile-friendly site for your online store. Prooty provides tools and resources to effectively target consumers on mobile devices. (Founded 2012)

Team Members:
Seong Bae, Product Development Lead | M.S. H&SS 2012


A web-based application which predicts how much consumers will enjoy a bottle of wine prior to purchase based on an individualized taste profile that will allow consumers to make more informed decisions on the value of their purchase. (Founded 2010)

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Team Members:
Darren Olson, Co-founder, CEO |  Tepper MBA 2011
Kevin McEachern, Co-Founder | Tepper MBA 2011

Recursive Services

Provides a portfolio of student services to universities such as tools for scheduling laundry and finding study groups. Also provides contract services to start-up companies to help create their online presence and underlying technology.

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Team Members:
Todd Medema, Executive
Craig Yunkins, Technical Officer
Scott Martin, Lead Developer
Ryhan Hassan, Front End Developer
Quintin Carlson, Content Officer


Find a roommmate you like! Use our personality-based roommate matching test to make a friend in a new city, or just to avoid creepy strangers on Craigslist. RoommateFit has been used by over 7000 people, and growing every day. We also integrate with Facebook to make it as easy as possible to find your ideal roommate. (Founded 2011)

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Team Members:
Justin Mares, Founder
Donald Huh, Web Developer & Mobile Designer | SCS 2012


A scheduling tool for college students to plan their course schedules and find out what courses their friends are taking.  Schedule+ is useful for students to know which of their friends are free during a certain time to help organize events.


Team Members:
Adam Weis, SCS and IS | May 2013
Jason MacDonald, SCS and TPR| May 2013
Vincent Siao, SCS and HCI | May 2013
Steven Fackler, SCS and MCS | May 2013


One-stop information hub with integrated and visualized data for high efficiency building management. SchemaFusion is a software solution that uses Machine Learning and Cloud Computing technology to integrate, organize and distribute complex building information to facilities operators and building owners, who can search, visualize and analyze building information using multi-platform devices. By enabling proactive planning and execution of the O&M tasks, SchemaFusion not only directly reduces the maintenance cost, but also minimizes the down-time and yields a safer, more comfortable building environment. (Founded 2013)

Team Members: 
Te Gao | CEE Ph.D candidate, 2013
Jianan Jiang | CEE & EPP M.S., 2013
Chen Feng | CEE & EPP M.S., 2014
Chang Liu | CEE Ph.D candidate, 2014
Xiaofei Wang | Public Relationship and Training Specialist


Online searchable database of local scholarships.


A game-based-learning platform for individualized group training and development. Significantly increases decision-making skills and magnifies content retention in the light of real-world scenarios and pressure using the power of interactive game technology. 

A new style of recommendation/search engine that uses bleeding edge algorithms to help you find more things you'll love.


A Facebook application that enables users to eliminate shipping charges when making online purchases. ShipTogether combines users' orders based upon users' privacy and sharing settings.


SimSim has a vision to be the world’s access management solution. The first product is a smart lock that helps a consumer access homes and buildings in a safe, reliable way. (Founded 2015)

Team Members:
Raghav Kandubai, Tepper MBA, 2015
Priyadharshni Uthirapathi, Backend engineer
Andrew Zhang, CMU Mechanical, 2018
Xing Chen, CMU Computer Science, 2016
Tina Park, Industrial Design, 2018
Xiaokai Sun, CMU Information technology, 2015
Kaifu Wang, CMU 2015, Frontend engineer
Stowe Hammarberg, CMU Industrial Design, 2016
Brian Yang, CMU Industrial Design, 2017
Tiffa, CMU Entertainment Technology, 2016


Technology that dramatically reduces the cost of video-streaming by allowing peer-to-peer file sharing of pieces of video files between browsers of concurrent viewers. This occurs with no special software, local application or plug-in, or deterioration of the original content. (Company acquired)


RFID technology that allows retail stores to increase service quality by generating personalized clothing and accessory recommendations for individual customers.


A segmentation algorithm, Spectral Rounding, with broad applications in the medical image-processing domain. By efficiently computing and exploiting global functions of medical scans, such scans can be decomposed into a collection of meaningful components in nearly linear time. Unlocking the latent potential of medical imaging by providing quantitative analysis tools that satisfy the time and reliability constraints of a clinical workflow.

Team Members:
Hiroshi Ishikawa, MD | Assistant Professor, Department of Ophthalmology and Bioengineering | University of Pittsburgh
Ioannis Koutis, PhD |Postdoctoral fellow, Computer Science Department |Carnegie Mellon University
Gary Miller, PhD | Professor, Computer Science Department |Carnegie Mellon University
David Tolliver, PhD|Postdoctoral fellow, Computer Science Department | Carnegie Mellon University

Synergy Games

Synergy Games is composed of video game enthusiasts that push the boundaries of innovation in modern gaming. Our passion lies in creating inspiring video games that bring gamers together for an addictive and unforgettable experience. Beyond the code and the pixels, Synergy Games strives to create breathtaking moments for you and your friends. (Founded 2015)

Team Members:
Matthew Sheh | Tepper, 2017
Kyle Weaver | MCS ,2017
Jonathan Kim | CFA, 2017


The ‘Netflix' for ebooks. (Founded 2010)

Team Members:
Helen Yangfang Zhou, PhD Tepper 2011
Harry (Jui-Hung) Chien, PhD CIT 2011
Charles Yang, Masters SCS 2011

Tailored Fit

Pandora for clothes shopping

Tailored Fit is the best way to discover clothing online and in the real world. Their clothing genome project learns your personal style and helps you find the clothing perfect for you. (Founded 2014)

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Team Members:
Nathaniel Eliason, CEO | DC Philosophy 2015
Zachary Bush, CTO | TPR MBA 2016
Matthew Baker, CIO
Leanna Verderese, CFO


Software that enables government agencies to manage and analyze the large volume of email they receive from the public. Our software groups comments by similarity, organizes them for browsing, and highlights the unique portions of each comment. Regulatory agencies using our software are able to process public comments much more quickly, more accurately, and less expensively than using traditional techniques.

Team Members:
Jamie Callan| Professor Language Technologies Institute| Carnegie Mellon University
Nancy Steadle| Senior Research Programmer| Language Technologies Institute, Carnegie Mellon


Provides real-time personalized news feeds. (Founded 2011)

Team Members:
Ankur Goyal, SCS 2012
Tudor Achim, SCS 2012


Thinkerous provides the means for collaboration between individuals from different backgrounds to produce new and interesting ideas. Ideas need outside help to develop and we’re there to connect the necessary people to get it done. (Founded 2012)

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Team Members:
Aaron Zhang | ECE 2013
Cheeyoon Lee | SCIArc, Architecture 2014
Christopher Leaf | ECE 2014
Nimi Wariboko | ECE 2014

Transactional DA

Digital electronic devices are everywhere, from smart phones to car navigation systems, and they will only become even more prevalent in the future. Transactional DA focuses on the technology to automate the development of efficient and verified hardware components for such digital devices. At the heart of our technology is the transactional hardware description and synthesis framework, which can automate critical development tasks that traditionally required tedious and error prone manual effort. Our technology significantly reduces hardware development time and effort, while improving the quality of the resulting hardware implementations.
Team Members:

James C. Hoe| Professor, Electrical & Computer Engineering Department
Eriko Nurvitadhi, Ph.D. student| Electrical & Computer Engineering Department

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Ultimate Gift Guide

The Ultimate Gift Guide App is a tool that lets users easily buy gifts for their friends, family or significant others, without ruining the surprise. We know that finding that perfect gift can be hard, and the last thing you want to do is disappoint that special someone by buying them the wrong gift or worse a great gift but wrong size. The Ultimate Gift Guide will enable you to check out a friend or family member’s profile to see their sizes, favorite stores and products they want, so you know exactly what to get. We take the stress and guessing out of gift giving! (Founded 2014)

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Team Members:
Marco Loffreda-Mancinelli, Founder & CEO | HC MSISPM 2015, Graduated


A location-based chatroom service delivered through mobile platforms such as Android and iOS. It allows people at a particular location to share moments with each other in real-time. (Founded 2012)

Team Members:
Prashanth Balasubramaniam, Founder  B.S. SCS 2014
Jeff Grimes – CS and Marketing, UPenn 2015
Frank Zhou – SCS CMU 2013


# marks the spot. A local search tool crowdsourcing tags to increase the visibility and relevance of neighborhood business and culture. (Founded 2013)


Team Members:
Mitch Turck, Co-Founder
Carlos Gil, Co-Founder | ECE 2014


Designs and develops interactive games that will better engage audiences and drive traffic to clients' site and services. Specializes in gaming elements for online dating and library reading programs. (Founded 2009)

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Team Members:
Kenneth Hendrata - Founder and CEO | MBA 2009
Ashnfara Judy - Game Engineer
Saagar Sethi - Programmer (CMU)


Yarn Workforce Management Services

Yarn is a workforce management tool for managers with customer-facing employees. (Founded 2015) (Current)

Team Members:
George Magovern, Co-founder | Tepper School of Business, 2016
Harini Peri, Co-founder | ETIM, 2015