Carnegie Mellon University

VentureBridge Demo Day 2020

The VentureBridge is an initiative of the Swartz Center to help early stage Carnegie Mellon alumni founders develop their startups into fundable seed stage ventures. This effort is outside of the traditional education model and serves as a bridge between the many different ecosystems that Carnegie Mellon University alumni live and work.

The cornerstone of the VentureBridge program is the summer accelerator. The summer 2020 cohort was composed of eight Carnegie Mellon University startups across all disciplines and verticals.

VentureBridge Demo Day is the culmination of the 12-week summer program and is intended to showcase the incredible amount of progress our startups have made. 

VentureBridge Demo Day is open to everyone to attend and we invite all of you to join us on September 15, 2020. 

Schedule of Events - September 15, 2020

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM PST | 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM EST

1:00 PM Introductions and Welcome
1:20 PM VentureBridge Alumni Startup Presentations
1:30 PM VentureBridge 2020 Cohort Presentations - Part 1
2:05 PM Intermission
2:15 PM VentureBridge 2020 Cohort Presentations - Part 2
2:50 PM  Closing Remarks
*All times are in Pacific Standard Time | Actual Presentation Times May Differ

Thank you to our program sponsors.

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Meet the Summer 2020 Cohort



Agot uses AI to increase revenues and customer experience and decrease costs for quick service restaurants with make-line models (eg. Chipotle, Subway, etc.) while also allowing them to optionally eliminate the dedicated cashier role. Agot integrates with point of sales systems to allow insights to be maximally useful and easy to integrate into existing processes.

Team Members:
Alex Litzenberger
Evan DeSantola



Visual data (images/videos) is growing exponentially across numerous industries as data science and machine learning techniques keep improving and driving business differentiation. But managing this complex data is time consuming, frustrating, and inefficient with today's alternatives. ApertureData offers a unique and specialized database, ApertureDB, designed for visual data."

Team Members
Vishakha Gupta
Luis Remis



EKTO VR builds wearable robotics that enable the next generation of fully immersive safety and equipment training for mining, energy, and construction companies. Our Traverse Robotic Boots improve training outcomes by enabling intuitive, limitless movement while preventing motion sickness.

Team Members:
Brad Factor
Bobby Li
Antonio Garcia-Smith
Jenny Sharpe



Komodo saves users time by streamlining the municipal credit evaluation process. Komodo extracts and standardizes fundamental credit information into a single location, saving users an average of six hours per week. Komodo makes our users money by allowing them to search for mispriced bonds using any of our forward-looking credit indicators; think instant credit reports for municipal bond issuers.

Team Members:
Joel Perdzock
Matthew Dulac


Organoid Therapeutics

At Organoid Therapeutics, our mission is to develop artificial organ technologies to cure endocrine disorders such as diabetes, hypothyroidism, testosterone deficiency, and infertility. We envision a future in which lab-grown artificial organs can be mass-produced, are made widely available, and become the first-line treatment option for patients with end-stage glandular organ disease.

Team Members:
Ricardo Londono
Denver Faulk



Refiberd is developing a novel textile recycling system that uses AI and a green chemical recycling process to convert used, discarded textiles into new, reusable fiber. By turning waste into a resource, Refiberd is able to offer a new fiber product for textile production that is cost-effective, sustainable, and easy to integrate into existing manufacturing processes.

Team Members:
Sarika Bajaj
Tushita Gupta
Mingyue (Ida) Wang



Sightseek is a social platform for creating and sharing travel stories. We are shaking up the decades-old online trip planning industry by providing a new lens - authentic experiences from people you know and trust.

Team Members
Anna Fuller
Logan Anderson



Sparkline is a visual technology enterprise focused on guiding customer behavior through actionable analytics. The company is focused on opportunities in the retail, parking, and real estate industries.

Team Members
Max Henkart
Vaibhav Viswanathan