PhotoU is redefining collegiate football fan memories. We offer a professional photo experience that extends beyond just a picture. From the scenic Notre Dame setting to the ubiquitous ND leprechaun, PhotoU reproduces the authenticity of the collegiate football experience in an extremely personal and professional way across multiple campuses. PhotoU has campus specific divisions that will operate under campus specific names. For example, the PhotoU division at Notre Dame is called The Fighting Photographers.
Mentor Funding, LLC is an online FinTech company that refinances the student loans of recent college graduates and provides them career-progression mentorship by connecting them to a network of Alumni literally invested in their futures. Mentor Funding is developing a data-driven Internet portal integrated with cloud-based collaboration and Trusted Access platforms to provide a secure student loan refinancing solution; coupling lower interest rates and flexible repayment terms with unmatched career-progression mentorship.
Fintus improves people’s financial health while lowering banks’ customer acquisition and transaction costs through gamified digital literacy training and mobile banking. Fintus is a mobile app that gamifies app-literacy education and mobile banking onboarding.
RePortables Inc. will provide restaurants with reusable containers for take-out and delivery food. We will combat the twin consequences of our society’s runaway use of disposable take-out containers: the tremendous consumption of petroleum and natural gas to produce the requisite polystyrene and other plastics (US plastic production requires 330 million barrels of petroleum annually); the sheer tonnage of waste piling into our landfills afterward (Americans discard 25 billion polystyrene coffee cups alone every year). Our solution is to provide a true alternative and remedy.
Hypsole will be the first athletic equipment and footwear brand to produce cleat guards that bridge the gap between function, convenience, and style in the footwear guard marketplace. These equally aesthetically-driven guards will attach to cleats and have a number of different problem-solving functions, the most important of which is the protection of the cleats from wear and tear. The goal behind the creation of the guards is to transform the world of sports footwear by introducing a product that will eventually, like the cleat itself, become an essential piece of athletic equipment.
The TayCo Ankle Brace is an innovative over-the-shoe brace that has been used by Notre Dame football players since 2012. Its over-the-shoe fit overcomes many shortcomings of traditional in-shoe braces that are uncomfortable and cumbersome. The TayCo Ankle Brace can help prevent and treat a variety of ankle injuries by providing optimal support and stability of the ankle joint. The TayCo Ankle Brace is patent pending and has the potential for practical use in athletics, the medical field, and within other customer segments.
Every Body is an online magazine directed at young women to promote positive body image and general self image, and to use that confidence to empower them to achieve their goals. In a time where photo editing and social media are making beauty standards even more unrealistic, confidence boosting and positive body image is more vital than ever. Our mission is "To redefine women's definitions of themselves to match the truly beautiful people they are, so they can spend less time worrying about appearances and more time focusing on achieving their dream."
Endpoint is a Wireless company committed to researching, developing, and patenting Radio Frequency (RF) / Wireless technology specifically designed to fundamentally change the way data is sent by incorporating the polarization shift in RF waves into our module. Our method of data transmission has inherent security advantages; our customers will include private and government agencies interested in secure communications. Endpoint is working in conjunction with the Notre Dame Office of Tech Transfer, holding multiple patents for the unique technology and the various ways it can be used.
PrevAllergy provides the most accurate diagnostic test for severe food allergies. FooDx™ allows patients to know exactly how their body will react to a particular food, which can go from harmless skin irritation to a life-threatening anaphylactic reaction.
SecūrSpace provides a marketplace to match port-trucking/drayage/intermodal trucking companies in need of parking and storage space for trucks and containers with potential suppliers with unused space on their property, such as in empty lots and open areas of container yards.
JIFFI is an entirely student-founded and run non-profit providing low-interest, secure microloans to Michiana residents seeking alternatives to predatory payday lenders. We officially became a non-profit company in December of 2014 when we received 501(c)(3) status and opened our small storefront downtown. We are seeking to increase our capital base to be able to fully launch two programs that we are currently beta-testing: offering educational loans and micro-grants.
Pop-Up Live is a virtual, temporary newsroom that uses a collaborative reporting approach to comprehensively cover events. Events are covered using smart devices and the Evrybit, mobile-first, live storytelling platform. Evrybit allow users to create and edit multimedia stories in real time, collaborate and distribute media, find and engage with attendees, and to monetize content. Stories can be embedded on websites, distributed on mobile devices, shared on social media, and integrated into CMS systems to promote events. Pop-Up Live anticipates adding new technologies (360/VR) for events.
One out of ten patients in America cannot afford prescription drugs. Insurance premiums are unaffordable and continue to rise. Rejected claims are standard. At Watchtower we are patient advocates. We break down barriers that stand between patients and the care they desperately need. Using our unique skill set we work with insurance companies and physicians to ensure that patients needs are met. We get patients what they need, when they need it. Our proven process enhances efficiency, reduces costs, improves coordination of care, and most importantly improves patient outcomes.
We are developing Artificial intelligent web based tools for small and medium sized businesses to help them manage their businesses more efficiently. Our current primary offering is a tool to transform any old website into a new website using AI data mining in just few clicks. We are also working towards creating AI chatbots to be integrated with these websites. These chatbots will be able to answer most of the user questions. Additionally, we plan to offer AI assistant like Siri specifically focused on professions such as Dentist or SPA owners to help them manage their businesses.
Imagine you woke up every day to have a breakfast made with various REAL tropical super fruits, which also contained the exact ideal quantity of every macronutrient you need to reach your fitness goals supervised by an expert nutritionist and a chef. TAKAY is that breakfast, and it can be prepared in less than 1 minute. TAKAY is a healthy meal replacement smoothie kit made with a combination of super fruits, nuts, oats and super foods. You just need to add your favorite milk, blend it and drink it. It can be taken as a Smoothie on-the-go or as a Smoothie Bowl when prepared with yogurt.
The BUmi Smart sensor allows you to manage your garden and monitor its health in real time. The sensor provides important information like soil moisture level and ambient light levels for your plants. The smartphone app alerts the user to maintain optimum conditions to increase plant life, it also employs machine learning and predictive suggestions to provide a complete garden management system. Whether it’s a small backyard vegetable garden, a full scale organic farm or a greenhouse BUmi aims at creating a connected garden and helping gardeners around the world.
CapitalPro (previously Saveright) is a software as a service for wealth advisors (RIAs). It provides automated investment advice based on risk questionaires. It serves wealth advisors to reach to sub-afluent clients that were previously too costly to serve.
Based on a simple, but highly impactful technology, ThermalGreen Solutions (TGS) will commercialize a dynamic temperature control system, eliminating over 40% of wasted heating energy in unoccupied buildings by not running the heat when it's not freezing outside. Our solution gives homeowners and property managers peace of mind - knowing that they are not wasting energy, while adding protection against frozen pipes by heating more when it's most needed.
Integrated Concussion Analytics designs systems to substantially decrease both risk and incidence of brain injuries for the world’s top athletes and military personnel without jeopardizing performance. Our technology outperforms other competitors’ data analysis by using adaptive software that incorporates more variables than ever before. With technology growing faster, smarter, and smaller, we see the potential to grow in these markets as the leading provider of brain incidence analysis, delivering our customers the ability to lead healthier and more fulfilling lives.
In a collaboration between enFocus, the University of Notre Dame Physics Department, and Great Lakes Eye Care (GLEC), we are designing a compact, affordable YAG laser system for much-needed eye surgeries in remote areas of developing countries. By redesigning conventional ophthalmic YAG capsulotomy systems to a simpler, more compact configuration, we will offer an affordable and portable laser system for doctors and NGOs focusing on difficult to reach locations whose residents would otherwise not receive care.
Healthy Jar aims to deliver accessible and affordable healthy food to consumers who are time constrained and need a convenient food option. Our goal is to disrupt the fast food market and provide a socially responsible option for the American consumer.
To address the issues of a lack of safe and comfortable housing for cancer patients receiving outpatient care at Uganda Cancer Institute and the inability for patients to participate in paying jobs during treatment, I would like to design and build a home on the grounds of the hospital where patients can sleep, receive proper nutrition, attend counseling and education sessions, and participate in a meaningful and paying job. And most importantly, the patients will be a part of a community of love and healing that will allow them more effectively battle the evils of cancer.
Dark Horse Sports Recruiting is a service that helps high school athletes get recruited by college sports programs while also preparing them to be successful academically. Students have a mentor with experience in their sport and personal relationships with coaches around the country. This mentor will identify the student’s target level of play, market the student to coaches, and help them secure an offer to play. Meanwhile, the company will help the students understand what they need to do to improve their academic candidacy, identify scholarships, and build out their admissions application.
WindE is a wind turbine manufacturing company whose product utilizes its patented technology of Low Velocity Wind Turbine. Unlike regular wind turbines, WindE’s products could generate electricity from as low velocity as 0.3m/s from any direction–compared with conventional wind turbines that could only generate electricity from 3.5m/s at a certain direction–which allows for the first distributed generation of wind power that could be used by an individual household.
Resource Central is an app that connects college students to alumni, giving them access to valuable resources, advice, and connections that they otherwise would not have been able to find in an efficient and effective manner. It includes a variety of aspects including job postings, question forums, mentor pairing, success stories, and many other features. Revenue would be generated through subscriptions, advertisements, and cross-server opportunities. The multi-facet design of this product creates many individual benefactors, while also strengthening a university’s sense of community.
Social deficits are typical characteristics of children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Positive social exposures can be beneficial to the development of the child, while negative social exposures can lead to developmental challenges. However, there are no tools available to monitor the social exposure of a child with ASD. Our venture will commercialize a wearable device that continuously monitors a child’s social activities and emotions, thereby providing parents with valuable information about positive/negative experiences and empowering them to control future social events.
“Pass the Aux” is an app designed to address current issues in the music streaming industry. With many platforms like Spotify, Apple Music, and TIDAL to choose from, it is difficult for users to create cohesive libraries and playlists. Pass the Aux allows users to briefly combine and stream from different apps, whether on the user’s phone or on other users' phones in close proximity. Pass the Aux will be popular among young adults seeking simplicity in sharing and listening to music with friends, while artists and platforms will be able to target a broader audience.
Talent Development Insourcing is built to disrupt the recruiting industry and find Perfect Fit Candidates in record time while reducing fees by as much as 50%. We provide dedicated resources by committing a minimum number of hours per week to fill our clients search needs. Our clients have access to a real time report detailing the work performed and we share the candidate list. The 360 Candidate Profile and Interview Scorecard defines the ideal candidate profile before any search begins. By eliminating success fees and billing an hourly rate we are on average 50% less than typical search firm
We will create a secure network that inmates will use through tablets in order to connect with the vast amount of free educational resources found online. We also intend to link our users with outside companies, in order to give them the opportunity to be hired and perform tasks like data entry, interview transcribing, and many others.
Bloom is a cloud-based solution to contingent workforce performance management. It is intended for managers who seek greater visibility into contractor operations and professionals who seek more comprehensive feedback on their work. By breaking down projects into actionable tasks and offering intuitive reporting processes, Bloom delivers a meaningful evaluation experience. Integrating with current vendor management systems, Bloom fills a critical gap by providing feedback of an informal, private, and incentive-free nature through proactive notifications and simple interactions.
We have a unique vision of combining state of the art performance fabrics and fit techniques from technical sports apparel to create a totally new type of ballistics vest. Our vision is to completely disrupt this category at introduction and leap frog over the competitors and work towards other product categories. This new ballistic vest will be the first part of a complete uniform system that we are looking to develop as the company grows.
Spawn Camp is a proposed "eSports bar," where video gaming enthusiasts can enjoy their passion with like-minded fans in a venue similar to a traditional sports bar. eSports is a growth industry with millions of fans worldwide, yet the majority of content is viewed online from one's own home because there are virtually no "sports bars" for competitive video gaming. Spawn Camp seeks to solve that problem by providing not only a physical location (with potential for nationwide expansion), but also through curated events and an online multimedia presence. Not just a bar, but a community.
Figuro3D provides proprietary scanning technology that produces photorealistic 3D models by combining high resolution pictures with 3D point cloud data. Fusing sensor technology and an advanced software algorithm allows our customer to capture more data more quickly than current methods. Our initial commercial product, the Tofi™ Scanner, will allow our customers to scan complex objects as easily as taking a picture.
There is beauty in innovation and potential in everyone. Our goal is to encourage curiosity by merging fashion and technology to education women and girls about computer science, coding and other STEM related disciplines. We provide beautiful accessories that are designed to ignite an interest in computer science and technology development. The accessories have strings of code on them. The user enters in the code to www.DressCODETech.com and it will unlock training modules on how to code.
Next 5 Coaching addresses that primary question previously stated - What will you do in the next 5 years in order to achieve your dreams in the next 5, 10, and 15 years. Next 5 will be the first state of the art, web-based coaching solution that will connect clients to a professional personalized coach from anywhere. All that is needed is a phone, tablet, or computer with internet connection. Next 5 aims to combine high impact quality career coaching, data analytics, and the use of digital technology to help individuals make their dreams a reality.
Winergy Innovations, LLC is a technology startup company based out of Notre Dame, Indiana that specializes in producing innovative energy-harvesting processes, particularly for smartphones and portable electronic devices. Winergy Innovations’ first product is an innovative energy-transferring phone case, dubbed The LifeSavr, that can facilitate energy transfer from one phone to another. It incorporates groundbreaking technology in bidirectional wireless charging, allowing two phones to transfer battery-life when placed within close proximity of each other.
Notre Dame and other school have ‘The Shirt,’ but now it’s time for schools across the country to have ‘The Necklace.’ BAND Jewelry is the future of school spirit. The company’s goal is to target college-age women wanting to rep their school in an affordable and trendy way. Using suede jewelry with one charm, BAND has a very specific brand. With a nineteen-year-old CEO, the company is able to successfully tap into trends and styles in the college-age market. BAND fuses school pride with fashion to create affordable, creative, and diversified jewelry for any and all potential customers.
SVEME diagnostics analyses common bodily fluids, such as urine and blood, for biomarkers that can indicate a cancerous lesion and lead to early diagnosis. This results in earlier disease treatment and increased therapeutic success. The diagnostic system utilizes a patented technology to isolate microvesicles from these bodily fluids which leverages microvesicles' ability to protect biomarkers from degradation and their increased release by cancerous cells which amplifies the disease signal. As a result, SVEME is positioned to become to new standard in disease detection.
Fluxion will automate household inventory management. Through the use of a “smart” container and a mobile application, household items that are depleted will be automatically fulfilled and shipped to the house. Consumers will no longer have to worry about keeping track of items to purchase, many trips to the store, or wasting expired perishables. Our platform will partner with local and online retailers to deliver these household items to the consumer. Efficiently managing household products will turn users into smart consumers, reducing financial, physical and time waste.
Elephant in the Room is an anonymous online mental health forum restricted to students at their own universities where they may post questions and receive responses regarding any type of mental health concerns.
Derecho Company is an online ecosystem connecting technology sales organizations with bleeding-edge, startup Software as a Service companies, providing both with new tools for success. Derecho’s platform provides a sales tools, analytics and access to transformative technology. Our name comes from the weather phenomenon of straight line wind storms. These storms move with speeds of up to 130 MPH, are highly disruptive and are sustained for several days. This disruptive, sustained force is our dictum and will enable our clients to achieve unparalleled competitive advantage.
Our mission is to provide Syrian refugee women with a dignified path to self-empowerment and cultural integration through traditional crafts. We enable the disadvantaged through the training of transferable skills while furnishing an ethical workplace, fair compensation, and fulfilling employment. Through a partnership with Woven Legends, a premier industry partner, the Anka Cooperative will deliver exceptional products that preserve tradition while spreading social awareness. All proceeds are used to further this mission and provide health and educational assistance to refugee families.
SignaCure offers software intended to be built into existing systems which handle sensitive user information that increases the security of users's information. Our software consists of an unobtrusive and user friendly secondary method of user authentication to be used in conjunction with typical user generated passwords.
Structured Immunity is a cutting edge, service based biotech company specializing in the optimization and enhancement of the human immune system for improved immunotherapy. Using our unique discovery and optimization platform, we engage with pharma and biotech companies to engineer patentable cellular cancer therapies with enhanced tumor targeting technology. Our platform can effectively increase drug efficacy, ensure immune system specificity and help to eliminate possible side effects and aid pharma and biotech companies in successfully gaining FDA approval.
CITADEL | CUSTOM APPAREL CO. is a technology-based apparel company that addresses the biggest pain point in the motorsport apparel market – finding a perfect fit.
A new way to provide healthy meals for those who do not have time or the ability to prepare healthy interesting meals for themselves or their family.
TULIP BRAND is a for-profit, for-good apparel company that produces and sells authentic, high-quality, local items and returns a significant portion of profits to its partners by investing in local community improvement projects. The majority of TULIP BRAND’s apparel items feature a local partner (business or non-profit) that epitomizes the essence of “being local.”
ThiraMed is a start-up pharmaceutical company that has created a novel, small molecule therapeutic for diabetic chronic wound care. It is a gel applied topically to the wound site, and it has been shown to accelerate healing by up to twice as fast in diabetic mice. Our goal is to provide an effective healing treatment that will prevent diabetic chronic wounds, which lead to 73,000 lower-limb amputations every year in the United States.
Have you ever wanted to buy tickets to a concert but couldn’t commit because of your uncertain weekend work or family plans? Twicky is a mobile ticket marketplace that creates an exchange for two parties that want to buy a ticket—one with an uncertain schedule who pays a premium, and the other who receives a discount for standing by. This product allows users to purchase peace-of-mind, and buy tickets without worrying about whether they can attend, especially for young working professionals, parents with kids, and anyone with an uncertain schedule.
Our venture provides a proprietary material that will be used for welding in any atmosphere. It provides a safer, cheaper, and more easily accessible alternative to existing welding processes. With the high costs, extreme dangers, and complications of underwater welding, this business segment has been identified as having the most opportunity for entry.
Safetap is a mobile and web application that serves to connect professional psychotherapists to potential clients, leveraging secure telehealth communications and other technologies.
Vidlocity is a smartphone application providing baseball and softball pitchers with an affordable and convenient means to improve their pitching through video analysis of their form and the corresponding velocity of the pitch. Vidlocity uses computer vision and machine learning to give pitchers the power to connect video of their form with the velocity of the pitch in one interface, giving them instant feedback they can use to improve their performance.
Our company mission is to provide a platform to preserve family history in real time for future generations by encouraging users to create video interviews with family members. Customer will be able to store these videos and photos in their "vault", have the ability to share with family members who are connected in their "family tree" and they can make these items visible to the public. Lineage gives people the power to proactively preserve their family history in a secure location.
This venture’s purpose is to address the need for more food in growing cities (Chicago initially) by making quality produce more affordable as a result of a more efficient and more cost effective production and distribution process. The basic microeconomic equation for production features four factors: land, labor, capital and entrepreneurship. The way, in which those factors interact in traditional agricultural endeavors, results in sub-optimal operations that do not make good food more accessible to more families.
Eligo is a twofold solution that seeks to revolutionize the food and beverage industry by meeting customers’ engagement expectations and providing transparency regarding what we eat. At Eligo’s core is the desire to retain the experience of going out to a restaurant or bar, while understanding how modern consumers want to interact with businesses. Our online platform allows small and large businesses to digitize their menus and create an interactive dining experience. Users will then be able to use our mobile application to conveniently browse, order, and pay at their favorite local spots.
We have a disruptive idea that can change the moving process for millennials. We want to start an inflatable couch company. This will appeal to college students who want an easy to move, comfortable and durable product to study on, hangout with friends on and use during college and a few years thereafter. Our goal is to be everyone's first couch.
Promnis will centralize the shopping experience for consumers, allowing shoppers to research products and categories and click through to purchase from countless retailers. Content is created by individuals who write reviews for products from retailers with whom Promnis has an affiliate marketing agreement. Reviewers are paid on a monthly basis a percentage of referral fees tracked to the reviewer with a portion kept by Promnis. Promnis will do to the online marketplace what Yelp did for physical stores, centralizing information and exposing more shoppers to more retailers.
FanMasque is a face paint that functions like a spa facial. It was developed as a solution to the fact that traditional face paints can be toxic, known to cause skin irritation, breakouts, and staining. Many people refrain from super fan activities because of the negative effects on their skin. FanMasque is all natural/organic. Each ingredient was chosen for its known benefits to the skin. It is water resistant and won't run in the rain, yet washes off easily with soap and water. It even contains a natural sunscreen. Available in 18 team-inspired colors, it is a win for your skin!
Relax & Revel delivers fully planned and personalized celebrations to your door. Celebrations come complete with invitations and stationary, décor, instructions for set-up, online music playlist, recipes, games and activities, and anything else you need to host a great celebration. After you take a short “celebration quiz”, Relax & Revel consultants, with the help of predictive analytics (coming in the future), put together a personalized party from a selection of curated party elements. Consultants are also available for add-on party planning services including arranging caterers, florists, etc. We take the hours of surfing Pinterest and running around the city for party supplies out of the planning. Let us do the work. You Relax & Revel.
Tiny Living Communities (TLC) is a social entrepreneurial development firm that is dedicated to changing how America constructs its homes to be more ecologically friendly, socially equitable and inclusive, and economically sound. We design and build high quality, net zero energy tiny houses (250-400 s.f.) on permanent foundations, clustered in pocket neighborhoods around a shared commons. Our homes and TLCs are intentionally placed to foster the development of diverse, vibrant, and engaged neighborhoods and communities.
Manufacture America aims to bridge the skills gap that is crippling US manufacturing by pipelining talent from nil to skilled, ensuring program completion and retention through incentivized pull mechanisms. This venture enlightens young men and women about excellent career alternatives that are attainable for those individuals who have the aptitude and attitude to succeed, and by marshalling them all the way through the process. In return, strategic partner manufacturers will be enabled to grow the talent they currently struggle to acquire due to lack of resources and process.
Need a ride to space? Galaxial Spacelines, Inc. partners with the world’s leading launch service providers to bring you seamless access to the best secondary payload launch opportunities for small satellite orbital deployment. Contact us with your requirements, select a launch, and schedule payload pickup. We launch and you celebrate. We handle all technical aspects so you can focus exclusively on readying your payload for its important mission in space.
Telaraña is a distributor of homemade goods from South America to the United States. We are solving the lack of a sufficient market for these products produced by families in rural areas, particularly in Peru where we will start. We will at the same time be solving a problem of a lack of supply at a reasonable cost for these goods abroad. We will begin with textiles such as gloves, hats, and scarves, for which we have found a ready market in the United States, and a source of supply in Peru, inaccessible for the current market.
The Arete Project is a character development curriculum, the core of which is an intensive eight-day training on a ranch in Montana’s Bitterroot Valley. The Project takes as its starting point a Classical ideal of virtue-based excellence, building out a model of hard physical conditioning, honest philosophical study, and deliberate community formation. Admission is selective, with the goal of creating and branding an elite network of moral leaders.
College Sponsor is an online platform enabling primarily middle-class students currently overlooked by existing aid systems to crowdfund capital for their tuition costs. The site would host student profiles from schools across the country, allowing donors to find students to support based on a variety of criteria, including university, area of study, academic achievement, and hometown. Students would stay connected to their donors by posting updates throughout the year. College Sponsor helps alleviate student debt and provides a more personal experience for donors.
Impowerus.org is an online platform and mobile application providing free one-on-one aid to young immigrants by connecting them with attorneys seeking pro bono opportunities. Impowerus also supplies youth with tools to navigate the complex structure of U.S. immigration law, including an interactive citizenship test, an FAQ area with common questions for immigration attorneys, and videos presented in the juvenile’s preferred language. Our founders are law students committed to fulfilling Notre Dame's mission statement to “assist the world in creating justice grounded in love.”
CODEinCLASS prepares children for the future by making it easier for elementary schools to incorporate a computer science curriculum. We assemble the best available public resources into a classroom-ready package for both teachers who will deliver the program and administrators who create a vision for their entire elementary school. We also add professional development and in-person training that teachers and administrators desperately need.