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VentureBridge Demo Day

The VentureBridge is an initiative of the Swartz Center for Entrepreneurs to connect early stage Carnegie Mellon alumni founders with alumni in the Silicon Valley ecosystems to help them succeed more quickly. The program facilitates connections to mentors, early customers, and value-added investors.

The cornerstone of the VentureBridge is the summer accelerator. This summer, seven teams were selected to come to the San Francisco Bay Area to launch their ventures.

Demo Day is the culmination of our 10-week program. Demo Day is an invitation only event for early-stage investors in the CMU network to connect in an intimate setting with VentureBridge founders.

Schedule of Events - Summer 2019

4:00 - 4:30 PM Registration
4:30 - 4:40 PM Introduction and Welcome
4:40 - 5:00 PM VentureBridge Alumni Startups


5:00 - 6:30 PM VentureBridge 2019 Cohort Presentations
Nimbus Robotics
6:30 - 8:00 PM Networking and Reception

Thank you to our program sponsors.

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K&L Gates

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Meet the Summer 2019 Cohort

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Delta Band is a smart watch strength training platform that brings personal training right to your wrist. By automatically detecting your exercises, sets, and reps in the gym, Delta Band provides data-backed recommendations and training plans that accelerate your fitness progress.

Team Members:
Matt Spettel
Gabriel Madonna

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Nimbus Robotics

Nimbus Robotics is building robotic shoes that enable commuters to walk faster without any extra effort. By strapping our bionic shoes over your everyday shoes, you can make walking a mile take half the time.

Team Members
Xunjie Zhang
Baruch Rubinstein
Elijah Richter
Ted Kuhn
Sun-Jan Huang

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Onyx is a marketplace and infrastructure for driving mobile app installs through livestreams on Twitch and other streaming platforms.

Team Members:
Andrew Seid
Sim Xing

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T4 is the fastest and most complete place to find market research. We reduce an hours long search process to just a few minutes by providing an alternative to endless Google searches and countless market researcher publisher portals.

Team Members:
Maks Khurgin
Yev Spektor

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Talent IPO

Talent IPO is a platform for impact investing and student fundraising, where investors contribute to the educational expenses of a portfolio of students in return for a predefined percentage share of students' future earnings over a set period of time. The model aims to alleviate the student debt burden in the country by applying a 'win-win' model for investors and students.

Team Members:
Aashay Doshi
Michael Lai
Ayush Luthra
Santanu Mukherjee

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Vice Versa

Viceversa is a direct to consumer footwear brand creating high heel shoes that fold to flat shoes – for when all high heels are inevitably uncomfortable. The product looks indistinguishable from traditional shoes both as high heels and flats. To produce these shoes, we built a proprietary supply chain that is speedier than traditional shoe manufacturers and can hit the same quality as luxury Italian shoes at an affordable price point.

Team Members:
Alanna Fusaro

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Enterprise SaaS platform that provides previously-unavailable data about consumer preferences, marketing effectiveness and retail execution to enhance operational intelligence through location-based,
customized mobile experiences.

Team Members
Min Chen He
Ricardo Chen
Nelida Gomez
Orlando Reyes