Hi there! My name is Eric. I'm a senior studying Finance, Information Systems, and Human Resources at the UW Foster School of Business. I have additional coursework in Marketing and Leadership Development. I am extremely excited for the opportunity to flex my skills to assist a team in a entrepreneurship competition. One of my greatest strengths is my organization--and that can range from anything (scheduling, coordinating, and following-up). I also describe myself as multi-skilled, both quantitatively and qualitatively. I've had the opportunity to work on various Excel models throughout my internships but also synthesize information to compile into a PowerPoint presentation. Thanks for reading! You can feel free to send me a message at (408) 564-2098 or ericch3n@uw.edu.
Hi I'm Woosung Jung. I'm from Korea as an exchange students and my purpose of exchange is to participate in this health innovation challenge. I worked as an intern in Harvard Business Review Korea, Private equity, and Consulting company. The reason why I have interest in healthcare is below; At past, my dream is athlete. But unfortunately, I was injured so bad that I had to have 11 screws in my body. After successfully undergoing a rehabilitation that seemed impossible, I came to realize the importance of healthcare.
Semi-normal guy. Big speaker and plays well with others. Recently left the military (Army) after 10 years as an officer. Experience across GIS analysis, cultural and psychological operations, and communications. I am a current Tech. Management MBA student and corporate consultant in human capital and process development. My skills are primarily in marketing, project management, and operations. My entrepreneurial endeavours include consulting, import/export, and product design. Undergraduate degree in business with a minor in design. In my spare time, I refurbish vintage golf clubs, skateboard, fly fish, and collect type writers. Go Huskies!
A senior majoring in Informatics with concentration in Data Science in University of Washington. I enjoy working on complex projects and coming up with efficient solutions working both in Information Technology and Business fields. Self-motivated, performance driven with deep interest in web technology and business, and with a passion for learning anything new. I have experience both working in a team and individually, enjoy being a project manager mostly because of my good time management and social skills.
The problem(s): 1) Since there is a lack of storage solutions for marijuana stuff, most people still keep their marijuana smoking items in random things like mason jars, tupperware, and shoeboxes. 2) When people first start smoking marijuana, they have difficulty figuring out what it is they need to buy. The solution: StacheBox is a customizable carry-all stoner's starter kit. You select the pipe, grinder, lighter, and jar that fit best to your needs/budget. It becomes a better value buy when you buy everything together rather than separate, and it is also a aesthetically pleasing and convenient way to store all of your stuff.
I am a senior majoring in Business Administration with a focus in Marketing. I am looking to get more involved on campus before I graduate this spring. I have good presentation skills and a great work ethic and feel that I would be a good supporting asset to a team.
Hi, I'm Jou Yukawa from Japan. If I evaluate myself, my personality can be described as future-oriented, prefer novel things, interested in innovative topics, and considerate of a lot of things. With regard to skill set, I have project management skill, event organizing skill, programming skill of android application, and basic web designing skill. I can contribute your team in various ways.
I am a quick learner with an endless curiosity about the natural world. I believe that new technologies can transform our way of life, and that drastic changes are necessary to address the challenge and promise of the future. I have a technical background that allows first-principles thinking for most types of problems. I am an intense worker when needed and easy-going otherwise. I've worked at UW as a graduate researcher, a teaching assistant, and a commercialization fellow with CoMotion.
I am a fourth year PhD candidate in Communication with interests in tech. I'd like to help a team do quality user research and data analysis, and strategic planning.
We are upgrading everyday items to serve a second function- generate electricity. Our goal is to make an inexpensive, safe, easy to install, easy to fix product.
I'm a fifth-year Ph.D. student in Bioengineering at UW. In my thesis research, I've implemented cutting-edge computational protein design techniques to create targeted therapies and molecular tools to treat and study cancer. This work has yielded two patents for designed proteins and a recent publication in eLife. Our protein design technology can be expanded and adapted for high-throughput generation of many molecular probes targeting a wide variety of pathologies. These designed proteins could be marketable both as research tools and therapeutic candidates.
I am a junior mechanical engineering student, interested in startup culture, ideas, and making a positive chance first-hand. I am looking to join a team and apply my skills and education to something tangible. I am in it for the experience and the chance to make a real difference.
I am an engineering student who is really interested in applying my engineering skills in solving sustainable problems. I have experience in k-12 education, designing concrete canoe,and have taken sustainability and technology courses online. Really looking forward to make some changes!
I am currently a dual-degree MD/PhD student working on my PhD in Molecular & Cell Biology. My current work largely computational in nature and involves the design of algorithms for genome assembly; I have extensive laboratory experience with genomics. I am also in the Technology Entrepreneurship Certificate Program at the Foster School of Business and will have completed the TEC program by Dec. 2016. In addition to my research, I am the Clinic Manager at a free medical clinic for the urban underserved in the Seattle area and I am a Science Communication Fellow at the Pacific Science Center. I also work at UW CoMotion as a Technology Licensing Fellow (I help evaluate early-stage UW innovations from commercialization and technology readiness perspectives). Before coming to Seattle, I got undergraduate degrees in Pharmaceutical Sciences and Biochemistry/Molecular Biology and I have experience working in both academic and industrial laboratories.
My professional concentration area is regenerative medicine and biomaterials, with knowledge in medical sciences, and some knowledge in economics too(as the second degree). I have prototyping skills, and am able to build 3D models using AutoCAD and print it out. I am also able to do laser cutting and engraving on different kinds of materials.
I am an individual, Not a student, I am looking for team members with app development skills. I have 2 MBA students on my student team. I work with people with dementia and have discovered that many of their needs could be met with a wearable device that could keep track of them and remind them of things they have forgotten. I would like to develop this in conjunction with a team of students from the UW. I have collaborated with Dr. Rhoads of the UW Medicine Memory and Brain Wellness Center and we think this device could be revolutionary in the treatment of Alzheimer's. I think this can win the health innovation challenge. I have a work history of Marketing, Customer Relations, Accounting and ran a business flipping houses. I have never developed a product, that is where I need help. But I could help and inspire a team to make a much needed innovation for this challenged population and their overworked caregivers.
I'm an experienced software professional working as a Software Development Engineer with Amazon Kindle Products group. I'm interested in cloud-based networking apps, online study platforms and VR. I have some interesting ideas but haven't formalized them yet.
Airy provides battery-free, wireless home security solution through sensors that can be mounted on the door or window frame to harvest electrical energy from the mechanical impact in operation. For some more information, check out www.airyliving.com Airy is our second product. Our first product, Hook Smart Home Hub, was 2015 EIC 1st runner-up and BPC 2nd runner up, funded through Kickstarter, and is now available on Amazon. If you have questions or want more information, email us.
I am an engineer with a broad range of skills, and I have just started an MBA program at foster. I am not joining a team this year for BPC because I am acting as MBA co-chair, but I can't wait to see all of the ideas this year!
I am an Engineering Manager at Boeing working on 777X Primary Flight Control Laws. I have undergraduate and graduate degrees in Aerospace Engineering and am now halfway through my evening MBA degree. I have many years of experience designing, developing, and testing complex technical products for market. I also have a strong interest in team development and organizational behavior.
We are building a platform that supports proximity media that will lead to advancements in social automation and Artificial intelligence. Our conservative interpretation of internetworking systems can be viewed as an internet of places. This network of physical locals will allow our users to interact with one another through an AR supported Social media.
SafeFlame aims to tackle a glut of high profile issues effecting people in developing nations. First among these is the potent issue of indoor pollutants. Globally, more than 3 billion people cook using biomass (wood, animal dung, crop waste, or charcoal). The indoor pollution created by burning these fuels results in over 4.3 million deaths annually with deaths particularly high among women and young children, who spend the most time within the home. Additionally, many of these solid fuels are gathered in an unsustainable manner by local communities causing severe deforestation. SafeFlame’s service – which we call an untethered utility – is provided through biodigesters which SafeFlame technicians install directly into customers’ households. These digesters, which are serviced regularly by the team, break down organic content to produce biogas which customers can use to prepare meals on a standard gas cookstove. “Think of it like your water heater at home”, says CEO and current Foster MBA student Kevin Cussen, “Someone installs it somewhere in your house and as long as you pay your electricity bill you reap the benefits of hot water. Once we install a digester, all our customers need to do is pay their bill and they have access to clean burning gas at the turn of a knob.” Those interested in learning more or getting involved are encouraged to check out SafeFlame’s Facebook page or reach out directly to Kevin Cussen at kcussen@safeflamellc.com!
DemocracyLab is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization creating and curating open source tools that help communities frame problems, deliberate solutions, make decisions and take collective action. The specific project we're recruiting for is the construction and marketing of a Civic Tech Exchange, which will create an efficient marketplace for projects that use technology for the public good by accelerating the flow of information between citizens, leaders, developers and donors.
We want to democratize the early venture investment process by offering seed funding of new startups for small investors.
I have a background in the performing arts and am pursuing an MBA here in the area. I am great at ideation, motivation, systems thinking, and presenting. My music degrees are technically science degrees so I can operate with ease with technical details, and drill down on many topics. My arts career was very entrepreneurial and I am a good networker, have worked in a sales capacity in the Puget Sound area with the Puget Sound Business Journal and DocuSign Inc., and have also developed a resourceful network in the region.
I have a computer engineering degree from Purdue University and have 3+ years of experience as a software developer working fulltime at Amazon. I am proficient in programming in languages like Java, C++ etc. and have some experience with web/app development as well. Currently, I am a first year MBA student at Foster Business school trying to learn some business concepts in order to launch my startup.
Pre-clinical drug screening capabilities are failing to meet the demands of the modern pharmaceutical industry, resulting in extraordinary costs and a bottleneck for innovation. This is particularly true for very promising new drug targets that involve the highly specific inhibition of protein-protein interactions (PPIs) which are the cause of many difficult to treat diseases. The average cost of pre-clinical screening for each new FDA approved drug in 2016 was over $1 billion and increasing an 8.5% per year. Pre-clinical screening consists of individually testing thousands or millions of candidate drug compounds for targeting the correct protein without also targeting unrelated proteins. Unfortunately, current methods based on highly automated robots are highly time consuming, expensive and often not accurate leading to expensive failure of drugs during clinical testing or even after drugs are on the market. At A-Alpha, we have developed Pharma-seq: the first truly high-throughput platform for screening drugs that inhibit PPIs. We have taken a synthetic biology approach and developed a screening platform based on yeast mating that can characterize whole protein interaction networks in just a single tube, which allows the screening to be carried out in a massively parallel manner. This disruptive technology will vastly reduce the complexity, cost, and time required for developing PPI inhibiting drugs and will open the door to the development of new classes of drugs.
Consumer cell preservation for future diagnostics and therapies - and using these cells to build your personalized medicine platform.
I am a second year Master of Public Administration student interested in social entrepreneurship and technology. I am a student at the Evans School focusing on finance and international development and I am also pursuing the Foster School Certificate in Technology Entrepreneurship. I am a motivated leader and I enjoy working on diverse teams. My professional background is in business and operations management along with international development.
I am a business leader with 11+ years of tech industry experience. In my current role, in a B2B setup, I help telecom service providers to successfully integrate Ericsson Radio products into their network. I am known for effectively leading large-scale projects, building collaborative partnerships between cross-functional teams, and consistently delivering results. I hold a master’s degree in electrical engineering and am completing my Technology Management MBA at the UW Foster School of Business. I’m continuing to develop my business skills, evolve as a leader, and position myself for the next challenging role. Expertise - Program Management, Customer Engagement, Vendor Management, Pre sales, Data Analytics, Wireless Technologies\IoT Connectivity, Project Transformation, Process Improvement. Areas of Interest - IoT (Internet of things), Cloud, Product Management, XaaS, Business Consulting, 5G Wireless Systems.
Hi! I am Stefana Ciustea, a current Sophomore at the University of Washington. I consider myself a well-rounded person with many passions, ranging from medicine to engineering to atmospheric sciences to neuroscience to dancing, and beyond. I believe that all fields of knowledge are connected, and the most successful inventions are ones that combine ideas and skills from different fields on knowledge. I would love to use my creativity and my varying skills in a team filled with people that hold different passions, in order for my team and I to come up with an innovative product or service that will help the environment.
I am a driven student who is currently a freshman at University of Washington Seattle. I plan to major in business administration and plan to become an entrepreneur. I am a hard worker and look forward to joining an entrepreneurial team and doing my best to contribute to the team.
I have developed a process for finding, capturing and alerting banks and lending institutions about stolen consumer financial data
As an associate sales leader for Vestas, Chelsea is a highly ambitious and performance-driven professional with an unparalleled work ethic. She has legal and commercial experience in the wind industry, with a background in environmental law and policy, and is focused on business-based solutions to environmental challenges, with an emphasis on economically attractive deployment. Chelsea graduated from the University of North Dakota with a B.A. in Philosophy, Religion, and Peace Studies and from Lewis & Clark Law School with her J.D. and certificates in environmental and public interest law. She is currently completing an M.B.A. at Presidio Graduate School, focused on finance and systems thinking. Chelsea was named a 2016 Emerging Leader of the Wind Industry by the American Wind Energy Association and a 2016-2017 Net Impact Racial Equity Fellow. She is a dog lover, an avid reader, and a very enthusiastic Scattegories player.
Moo Young Baek is currently in her final year of her Master of Health Administration (MHA) program in the Department of Health Services in the School of Public Health. She is currently an Administrative Intern with Group Health working on projects that include repatriating specialty services by building communication toolkits for providers and increasing patient experience survey scores through the use of nationally recognized communication tools. Before joining the MHA program, she was a team coordinator for the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance where she coordinated care for hematology oncology patients and served as a super user for the Computerized Provider Order Entry electronic health record implementation. She has experiences with workflow layouts, strategy, and change management. Baek's interests are in health informatics, population management strategies, and combating the rising costs of healthcare. She enjoys the outdoors and cooking.
Hello! My name is Alfred Mugho. I have an entrepreneurial spirit, backed by cultivating cultural experiences after living in 3 different countries throughout my life. I am a freshmen and recent admit to Lavin and my goal is to major in Business Administration with a focus in Supply Chain Information Systems. I am a charismatic leader and confident individual who believes in the power of learning and tenacity. I am passionate about everything I put my mind to and have extremely high expectations for myself and my work.
I am a passionate and enthusiastic entrepreneur. My aim is to get involved and make an impact. I travel regularly and have been to 10+ countries for exposure and a diversity of experience that I can bring to the team. I am a strong believer in learning through pattern recognition and read as many stories of successes and failures to learn from others' lives. I consider myself strong in pattern recognition and foreseeing potential outcomes. I am a team player and advocate for team satisfaction, and I can step into leadership positions if we get stuck.
Hello. I have a passion for startups. The dedication to creating innovative products by throwing out the status quo to achieve big goals intrigues me. I've been learning all I can on the business end from finance and marketing to innovation theory. My goal is to apply these skills to help a team who needs a business guy to turn their technology idea into a real organization.
I’m passionate about human-centric approaches to problem solving and leading people with empathy. People who know me recognize my drive, commitment, and a passion for building a better tomorrow – hard work, persistence, and positivity. Most recently, I volunteered abroad in Costa Rica with UBELONG, and provided caregiving services at a local non-profit. Additionally I’ll be working on a legacy project with Chief Seattle Club and Pike Place Market this school year, 2016 - 2017.
I just completed a PhD in pharmacology and am working as a post-doctoral fellow at UW in the health sciences. My past research was in pharmacology/cancer biology/bone biology. Currently I'm working in muscular dystrophy/gene therapy research. I'm taking courses in the Foster School of Business as a "non-matriculated student" in preparation of applying to full-time MBA programs for Fall 2017 or 18. These courses revolve around the US healthcare space and innovation in this space.
Driven MBA student with a background in human resources and finance. United States Navy veteran with strong leadership and public speaking/presentation abilities and international experience in Asia and Europe. Representative of Entrepreneurship & Venture Capital Club and close relationship with Buerk Center for Entrepreneurship. Bonus 1: Will be working inside venture capital firm during Winter/Spring quarters. Bonus 2: Certificated paralegal with intellectual property experience.
LeanFridge is a mobile application that targets the massive food waste problem in the United States. Every year, approximately 31% of food is thrown out, producing a large amount of methane gas and costing the average family of 4 $1,500 in wasted groceries. LeanFridge helps users reduce their waste by keeping track of their grocery purchases and sending them notifications when their food is expiring. It helps them find a use for this food by helping them find recipes and build menus based on their current inventory, dietary needs, and budget constraints. The application will also offer services such as uploading personal recipes, sharing recipes, and aggregating coupons for items in the users' shopping lists.
Hello! My name is Kenneth and I am an Evening MBA student at Foster School of Business (UW. I have a Mechanical Engineering degree from UW (Class 2007) and have experience designing and program managing Boeing 767, 777, and 787 cabin interiors, with my most recent experience working directly with airline design teams and cabin crew to improve usability and increase functionality of bars and galleys. I am currently working as a business developer for a start-up marketing agency with emphasis on creating targeted sales strategy using customer relationship management (CRM). I have owned two small businesses related to music instruction, and project consulting, which was for a customer survey mobile app company. I'd like to learn more about developing business plans and working with other technical and business-mindset entrepreneurs who are interested bringing to market a product or service that brings value to people and communities (returning in growing market share and top line revenue growth).
I am highly involved in software development and love solving problems faced on a day to day life.
I am a 22-year-old, native Washingtonian burn survivor. A senior at the University of WA-Seattle majoring in Interdisciplinary Visual Arts. I come from an underprivileged/represented background whose mission is to be the change I wish to see in the world. To start a small business in selling consumer products (phone cases) to save/raise money to start-up another business to create a clothing line for all shapes and sizes, that will, in turn, make money to create a non-profit organization to help end homelessness in America in the near future.
SwayPlate is an easily operated, clinical device that can quickly and quantifiably measure balance, providing medical professional with the necessary information they need to design the patient's treatment plan to their individual needs to better prevent falls, increase mobility, and reduce healthcare costs.
In order to solve micro nutrient deficiency, we want to provide non-risky and health beneficial packaged products used super-foods and herbs’ by approachable way (using a APP and a website). We need tech person, nutritionist and naturaphatic. If you interested innovate new products, please contact with me by email.
I am in the Technology Management MBA program. I work on a recruiting team at Amazon strategizing on how to manage interview processes. I am comfortable analyzing data and thinking critically about business problems.
I am a PhD candidate in Bioengineering doing research in DNA nanotechnology and next-generation molecular diagnostics. My interests include subfields of multiple disciplines including: synthetic biology, cancer research, machine learning, genomics and POC diagnostics.
Hello! I now have a team this year. I'm still happy to meet and talk about your business idea, because I love meeting people and talking about business ideas, but I am no longer looking for a team. Good luck!
I am a high energy individual with over 12 years of experience in software development and a student in the TMMBA program at Foster business school.
UW Junior studying Human-Centered Design and Engineering. Lavin Entrepreneurship Club and Husky Robotics member. Interested in improving products to help people, data science, and design.
Hello, My name is Duy K Tran. I am 31 years old. I will be studying the Master of Health Informatics and Health Information Management in University of Washington at Seattle from the Autumn of 2018. I used to be a Software Engineer, Sales Representative, and business owner. Please take a look at my professional profile for more details. I am a active sportsman. I have been jogging, running, swimming, ... since I was 10 years old. I like to do exercises because it can improve my health dramatically, especially with Yoga and Kung fu, Yoga and Kung fu have promoted my health and cured some chronic diseases including severe stomach inflammation, colitis, vestibular disorder, etc.; they can help stress relief immediately and so many more. From experiencing some chronic health problems early in life, my health have been improved dramatically by practicing yoga and kung fu. This project is to spread these wonderful workouts. The aim is not only a healthier life, but to TRANSFORM PEOPLE's LIFE COMPLETELY. These workouts are: - right-at-home without any tools - for people from any level of background - only 30 minutes a day (2 days a week for busy people) If you are interested in this project, please send your Resume to duytkd@gmail.com. Thank you
Battery technology will enable greater penetration of renewable energy sources, electric vehicles, and other energy efficiency solutions. However, battery testing infrastructure used for research and product development is both expensive and compromised by 15-year-old software packages. The limited functionality of these data processing tools wastes time. Therefore, manufacturers cannot catch defects in time. For Samsung and its Galaxy Note 7, this failure has been a $17 billion liability!
A sophomore in electrical engineering with EIC experience and skill set on marketing and research.
Our project creates a living indoor commercial growing system to feed urbanites, replacing vast amounts of the land, water, fuel, and waste found in traditional farming and food transport systems. The current system for growing food in North America uses vast amounts of land, creates tons of waste, and burns millions of barrels of fossil fuels transporting food from farms to supermarkets. Traditional farming uses millions of gallons of water, an increasingly precious resource. Also, this system is vulnerable to weather that cannot be controlled but has the power to destroy a season of crops in a short period. Our solution is to move some crops much closer to the source of consumption, using far less space to do so, by creating an indoor hydroponic vertical growing system that is not dependent on soil or sunlight, is not subjected to weather changes, and requires little or no transport. Because our system keeps the crops alive until they are consumed, there is little waste because, for example, a head of lettuce that’s not eaten today simply grows for another day, staying fresh rather than spoiling. We can grow eight or more heads of lettuce per square foot of horizontal space using highly concentrated, energy-efficient LED lights to deliver the exact spectrum of lights required for green leafy vegetables, and not wasting energy by producing other unused kinds of light. Also, our system also uses just 10% as much water as traditional growing methods.
Entrepreneurial-minded Engineer turned MBA student; background in Electrical Engineering (M.S.) and 11 years of industry experience at Boeing and in telecom. Future-oriented, idea-generating and big picture seeking, analytical, quantitative, collaborative, dedicated to teamwork. Experience as a project manager bringing together team resources to solve an undefined, complex technical and business challenge.
Goal - Build or be part of a early stage startup team. Why - Want to understand the process of getting an idea into an actual product/service. Experience - Microsoft Consumer Marketing Intern (Bing, Internet Explorer) (2014) - Concur IT Project Management Intern (2015) - EY Launch Intern (2016) - Apple Finance Intern - This coming summer
Current Work: Program Manager, Google (1 year) Current Degree In-Progress: UW Technology Management MBA Past experience: Software Engineer, Microsoft (4 years) Program Management, Microsoft (2 years) Undergrad degree: Informatics from UW, concentration in HCI (design) and Information Assurance (security) Primary Skills (rough order of relative strength): Program Management, Engineering, Design
IssueCounsel is disrupting the world of argumentation and industries depending on it. It is doing so by using AI and Machine Learning to aggregate the world’s arguments and quotes into the most effective pro/con visual framework to break echo chambers and bolster PR, public affairs, lobbying, litigation, and deliberations. IssueCounsel.com is a new, up-and-running, for-profit website and business. It marries the most sophisticated framework for aggregating and visually framing pro and con arguments and quotes (innovated by the Founder over the last decade) with now-mature AI and natural language processing technology. This marriage enables the vast scaling of the model via the automatic aggregation and framing of arguments and quotes involved in millions of international, national, state, and local issues. IssueCounsel dramatically improves how arguments and quotes are framed, digested, and acted upon by centralizing them into a single, comprehensive, pro/con visual framework to make more efficient and effective corporate decision-making, public-relations messaging, lobbying advocacy, litigation case-making, and governmental & public deliberations. To get a better sense of our core product (Issue Reports) see the image to right, our Sound Transit 3 Issue Report, or our collection of over three-hundred more.
Fish feed for aquaculture at competitive prices
rcmasse [11:21 PM] Battery technology will enable greater penetration of renewable energy sources, electric vehicles, and other energy efficiency solutions. However, battery testing infrastructure used for research and product development is both expensive and compromised by 15-year-old software packages. The limited functionality of these data processing tools wastes time. As a consequence, manufacturers cannot catch defects in time. For Samsung and its Galaxy Note 7, this failure has been a $17 billion liability. For our go-to-market strategy, Cloud Instruments is building a platform for battery testing and analytics. In the future, this analytics platform will be extended to address additional Internet of Things devices. Our platform automates data handling, storage, and visualization - tasks that take between 25 and 50% of a battery engineer's time. We provide real-time access to battery production data and send alerts when quality standards are not met. Our analysis tools provide deeper understanding beyond surface-level performance statistics and focus on predictive analytics with machine learning.
• Strong quantitative and problem-solving skills • Clear minded analyzing data and looking for pattern • Interpret issue from multiple perspectives • Expert working in multicultural environment • Meticulous, detail-oriented, and hardworking • Talk friendly with good communication skills • Bilingual: English and Chinese
Graduate student pursuing a PhD related to RNA biotechnology and medicinal chemistry. Background covers lab experience in both an academic and industry setting.
Tongmoun Farang is a traditional homemade artisan cookie company from Scandinavian and Asian origin. The owner discovered this specialty cookie during her visit to Norway and is passionate about bringing it to wider audience in Seattle who enjoy experiencing new delicacies from different parts of the world. Tongmoun Farang brings the cultural value and an authentic dessert experience to mainstream diners and coffee drinkers. Initially, the target market will be Farmers Markets and boutique coffee/tea shops in the Seattle metro area. The business presents a viable financial opportunity that projects to become cash flow positive within the first year and predicting about more than 51% profit from year 3 and onwards.
I'm building a prototype and applying to Amazon Catalyst for funding to build the product . And , I look forward forming a team to work on business side of the project, as well as, additional engineering team members. The project is on map-based social mediaapp which can track and display events in real time. The event icon appearing on the map can inform users information about general description, current number of people , live stream videos , posts about the event. Users will have a better decision if they want to join or not. The definition of events here includes festivals, demonstrations, marching, football games, start-up kiosks, dangerous events ( terrorism, bank robbery, disasters, etc.), SOS, traffic jam .etc. A well-developed map-based social media has a huge potential for residents to use their own urban infrastructure , and for government to administrate cities effectively. Business model is based on advertisements which we can explore and exploit during the app development.
While in the Foster School of Business Evening MBA Program, I work for the University of Washington’s Department of Global Health as a Senior Program Manager. I focus primarily on health systems strengthening interventions in Haiti including clinical mentoring, health information systems for improved patient care and health workforce development. Since I served in the Peace Corps in West Africa, I have been compelled to make health systems work better: to serve more people, more efficiently; to provide a better quality service; and, to ultimately improve health outcomes in low resource settings. I have worked at different levels of implementation: from directly interacting in the local language with the communities served to working for the donor and informing strategic funding decisions. These experiences have enriched my approaches to health systems management and enabled me to understand the impact of programs from multiple perspectives. I have seen health systems fail patients unnecessarily due to inefficient services, poor management of staff and resources, and lack of protocol. I am driven to preventing needless suffering and death through innovated health delivery models, better planning and management, and patient advocacy.
The project is a free food application aimed for students at the University of Washington. The app informs students about the events on campus that serve free food. The app also acts as a place for RSO Organizers to publicize their events and provide food as an incentive to gain more members. The project is handled only by two of us so far and is scheduled to launch the beginning of spring quarter.
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