Carnegie Mellon University

Student PROBE Projects

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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.

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101

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.

Web | Twitter

Team Members:
Justin Weinberg, Co-founder & CEO | Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, 2018
Igor Belyayev, Co-founder & CTO

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ChiroProktor

We are training the Doctors of Tomorrow
The CPR Dummy for Spinal Manipulation

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Team Members:
Torrell Jackson, co-founder | Tepper, MBA 
Angenique Jackson, co-founder | Chiropractor

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Choitek

Advanced robotics for everyone
We build advanced human-size robots for students, educators, hobbyists and researchers.

Web | Facebook | Twitter | LinkedIn | Vimeo

Team Members:
John Choi, Founder | Bachelor of Computer Science and Art, 2017

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ComYoot

Unleash The Power Of Your Community
ComYoot allows users to offer and receive help from others at their university, or company. 

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Team Members:
Jameel Francis, Founder & CEO | Tepper MBA, 2017 
Jared Pryor, CTO | MHCI, 2011

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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.

Web | LinkedIn

Team Members:
Brenden Van Buren, co-founder, Operator-In-Residence | Tepper, MBA, 2017
Gabriel Chick, co-founder, Operator-In-Residence | Tepper, MBA, 2017

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Hillside Hydro

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.

WebsiteFacebook | Twitter

Team Members:

Hunter Hartshorne, co-Founder | Tepper, 2020
Jasper White, co-Founder | Hobart and Williams Smith, Engineering 2019

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Inventory Connections

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.

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Team Members: 
Kerolos Mikaeil, ECE and Engineering & Public Policy, 2017
John Lipari, Trinity College, Economics and Biomedical Engineering, 2017

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KOPO

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. 

Web | Twitter | Facebook

Team Members:
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

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MyGreenImpact

Connect. Reduce. Save.

MyGreenImpact automatically tracks your home’s environmental impact and recommends customized products and actions to help you save resources and money.

Web | Twitter

Team Members: 
Kyle Gracey, Co-Founder | CIT, Engineering and Public Policy Ph.D., 2019
Colin Rohlfing, Co-Founder


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NeighborYou

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.

Web | Facebook

Team Members: 
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

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NoRILLA

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)

Team Members:

Nesra Yannier | HCII, PhD, 2016
Ken Koedinger | HCII (Advisor)
Scott Hudson | HCII (Advisor)

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Quick Connections

Connect to your world
Quick Connections brings Smart Business Cards & Business Solutions to the market. Quick Connections aims to grow and retain your network by 10X with its advanced IoT and Cloud technologies.

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Team Members:
Gus Jenkins, CEO | ECE, E&TIM 2018
Adam Blazczak, CTO | ECE 2015

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RoBotany

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.

Web | Facebook

Team Members:
Austin Webb, CEO | Tepper MBA, 2017
Austin Lawrence, co-founder
Brac Webb, CTO
Daniel Seim, COO

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StitchBridge

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.

Web | Facebook | Twitter

Team Members:
Sarabeth Boak, co-fouder, President | ETC, Masters, 2017
Jaehee Cho, co-founder, Creative Director | ETC, Masters, 2016

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Toyz Electronics

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.

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Team Members:
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

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VIT

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)

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Team Members:
Andy Chan, CEO
Alex O'Neill, CTO
Connor Young, COO