Hi there! I’m a PhD student in marketing at UW Foster School of Business and I have a world-changing business idea. We are developing a revolutionary brand of soap that will help people determine when their hands are *actually* clean. Most people don't wash their hands long enough (15-20 seconds as suggested by the NIH and the Mayo Clinic) and improperly washed hands are a NUMBER ONE reason of infections in hospitals and spread of disease. People die from germs on their hands! This soap would help them not to ;) and would help the rest of us stay healthy. Being a marketer by trade, I already have a wealth of research supporting just how awesome (read - "profit potential") this idea really is. If you join my team, you will be a part of this product from the start - from creating an exciting brand (including choosing a new name!) to being a part in the research and development process, creating a successful pitch, and presenting it to potential investors. I will share more info with potential teammates, including how this soap works, but let me know if you have any questions in the meantime!
I'm a senior at Foster, studying Finance and Entrepreneurship. After graduation, I'd like to start a career in corporate finance for tech startups and relocate to Silicon Valley. I have experience in financial and business strategy, as well as technical training in programming. While I'm in no way an expert in Computer Science, I feel my foundational knowledge helps me to more effectively analyze business decisions that require understanding of technologies. In addition to my schoolwork, I've interned at a couple of startups, and have real world experience. If you're looking for someone to do capital budgeting, capital structure, pricing strategies, or any other function of FP&A, I'd love to help out.
I am a third-year student majoring in Human-Centered Design and Engineering and minoring in Entrepreneurship and Informatics. The skills I can offer are mobile and web design, user experience design, visual design, and user research. I have been involved in numerous multi-disciplinary teams both in academic and professional settings.
I am a first year MPA - Environmental Studies/Natural Resource Management candidate at the Evans School of Public Policy and Governance. Work experience includes: two years in non-profit fundraising and two years teaching high school math as a Teach for America corps member. I am interested in translating my fundraising skills - strategic planning, major donors, corporate relations, government partnerships - into helping connect a start-up with potential investors. I am a passionate storyteller, driven connector, and strong partnership builder. Am interested in joining any team, but especially interested in: education technology and environmental sustainability related projects.
Informatics major studying people + technology + information with a minor in Entrepreneurship. Approaches problem solving with conscientiousness and creativity. Eager to analyze innovative information technology in business ventures and reengineering how we resolve contemporary social justice issues. Currently thinking about: Immigrants in Politics, Girls in Tech, and the Green Economy.
I am currently a senior in the Materials Science and Engineering (MSE) department at the UW Seattle campus. Next year, I will be pursuing my master’s degree in MSE here as well. I have research experience from UW's Bioengineering and MSE departments and from the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and have always been interested in the intersection between healthcare and engineering. Long term, I would like to do my part in improving the healthcare experience and related technology. In order to do this, I would like to gain experience in developing and promoting innovative products to increase accessibility and in turn change the face of the field.
Relevant Skills: Non-technical product and program management in retail, financial services, and non-profit/social enterprise Developing financial pro formas Education: 2nd Year Full-Time MBA Undergrad: Finance, International Business, Russian Language Past Experience: Starbucks, Liberty Mutual Insurance, Grameen Foundation
I am a physician and a MS student at UW, working to improve healthcare delivery by leveraging the power of technology, design and empathy. Patient Engagement, entrepreneurship and digital health tools excite me. As a consultant, I work with leading healthcare organizations on their patient engagement strategies. Leveraging deep functional and industry expertise, I provide insights to help clients identify key issue areas, reach practical recommendations and build digital capabilities. In my free time I organize health camps to improve the health of the community. In the past I have volunteered as a tutor.
Highly open to ideas but also rather disagreeable, so don't mind me if I'm blunt. Typically I will take the position of a devil’s advocate but only in intrest of "constructive critisim". I enjoy messing around with statistics and have experience in building a business plan and pitching to a handful of VC's.
By day I work at Amazon building a B2B software marketplace, by night I am getting my MBA at the Foster School of Business. I have a deep marketing background, with a specific focus on website UX, analytics, and traffic. I transitioned into a Senior Business Development role and am managing a team that works through contract negotiations, API integrations, and marketing programs to grow integrated partners. In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my family, cooking, running, and sports.
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Global business leader with 15+ years of enterprise experience in the tech industry. Results-driven, energetic, loves challenges and has a diverse skillset. Lead dynamic teams to help C-suite decision makers at Fortune 500 companies solve business problems. Proven ability to learn quickly, deal with ambiguity and make data-driven decisions to deliver innovation and impact. Key Skills and Strengths • Proven record of effective Program and Account Management for large Enterprise customers • Proven ability to develop and maintain strong customer/partner relationships • Excellent interpersonal awareness and communication skills at an executive level • Effective cross team collaboration with various functional groups and regional teams • Strong technical background, problem solving skills and data driven business acumen
Water, the blood of plants, must not be taken for granted when attempting to solve the global food crisis. 4th-Phase Water Technology aims to improve crops yield with a modular turnkey device compatible with existing indoor farm operations. Our technology is focused on maximizing waters ability to fuel plant growth and is the only water-enhancing technology of its kind.
I have many years work experience in IT, including application development cycle, project management, startup businesses, and GIS (Mapping). I would like to join a team to provide my years of experience on business and IT. I am working in City of Seattle and currently is in TMMBA program. Please contact me if you need further detail information about me and we can discuss possibility to work together on the startup.
Common Good Property Management brings together two trends in property management, the shift towards community-centered design and the conversion to cooperative ownership to counter displacement and build rooted ownership in urban communities.
Vicinity is the first online platform to aggregate rentable public spaces, repurposing and realigning resources through technology. It allows community members to easily identify, filter, and book spaces owned by public institutions that are currently underutilized and/or require cumbersome booking processes. Vicinity operates through a tri-sector lens to make the public sector more efficient, the social sector more effective, and the private sector more profitable. Our tool is currently being created under the leadership of Lassana Magassa, a PhD student in Information Sciences, with a team of four graduate student developers.
I'm a junior at the University of Washington majoring in Business Administration with a focus in marketing and information systems. I was born in Michigan, but spent most of my life in Taiwan. I'm seeking a career in data science and have held past internships in multiple marketing analytics positions in companies such as KPMG.
I'm a 5th year PhD student in Bioengineering at UW Seattle. I'm currently in the process of forming a team to start a company in the field of molecular diagnostics. During my time at UW, I developed a rapid and inexpensive workflow to perform gene expression diagnostics. I demonstrated this workflow in the context of cancer screening and infectious disease. I'm currently working on streamlining the process and enabling detection of small amounts of clinical samples.
Bioengineers without Borders is a student organization with the mission to develop low-cost, sustainable medical technologies while providing students with engineering design experience and professional development. The project focuses on the prosthetic socket which is the most important part of a lower limb prosthesis. Above-knee amputees experience large daily and long-term residual limb volume fluctuations that impact socket fit. Current sockets are rigid and do not allow for adjustments as limb changes cause discomfort and disuse over time. Our goal is to translate adjustable socket technology to low-resource settings.
My company OTOGEAR’s idea OTOTECH is revolutionizing the way you wear hearing protection. Our patent pending technology turns reusable Hearing protection into a wearable device that records the world around you and lights up according to the sound! This technology works great in many different backgrounds whether that be industry settings, music festivals, or live events! We recently won second and best market strategy in the SEBA Science and Technology Showcase and plan to enter the HIC, EIC, BPC, Jones Foster Accelerator program as well as the Social Venture Partners Fast Pitch competition. OTOGEARs original MVP won third n the Hear and Now Noise and Safety Challenge held by OSHA, NIOSH, and MSHA as well as winning second in the regional #INNOVATEHER2017 pitch competition held by Ignite Washington. The original MVP was also featured by Geekwire after our Hear and Now Noise and Safety Challenge win.
I am looking to get involved with the local startup community. My expertise is in biotech and pharma but I am interested in various healthcare related applications. My current job is a Regional Business Manager at Agilent, a large biotech company and I have worked in both development and commercial roles during my 10 years in the professional world. I would like to work with a team and help them develop a commercial strategy, using what I know from sales and information I learn during my MBA.
I am a third-year law student at UW in the Law, Business & Entrepreneurship concentration, and will also graduate from the Foster School's Technology Entrepreneurship Certificate program. I have also completed a Business Development Certificate program through UW Professional & Continuing Education. The intersection of technology, business, and the law is dynamic and demanding. I am inspired by the enthusiasm of entrepreneurs, the analytical mindset of engineers, and the data-driven intuition of business professionals. The opportunity to work in this field is the reason I decided to focus my post graduate work as I have. My main interests are in technology commercialization and startup formation/financing. I have gained practical experience through my time as a law and business school student. I have also worked in sales engineering, project management, and customer support at a startup that provided automation software for national mobile wireless networks. I would love to connect about potential opportunities - feel free to reach out!
I am interested in business and technology. I read a lot of books about the history of silicon valley and the revolution of high-tech companies. I am also a fan of Elon Musk and interested in the application of AI.
Hi, my name is Yui and I am from Japan. I studied ecnomics in Japan and now I am studying global business in UW. I am interested in starting business and want to learn how. I don't really have specific idea so hope I can meet someone who has idea to share!
Check out the link to my "Professional Profile"...it's a pretty good explainer about me (turns out that doesn't show up on the main page...it can be found here: https://goo.gl/tFo5CD) Some things not there: I am trying to write a book; I have a 20-month old daughter; I have a degree in Film/Digital media; I prefer communication via email, text, Slack, small groups, or one-on-ones (networking events are hard and terrible for me); and I just went back to school at age 32 to get a Masters degree in Entrepreneurship. After undergrad, I moved to some places, worked for a while, saw some good stuff and some scary stuff and just kinda tried to do the adult thing. Now I'd like to try to do some more interesting, off-beat things to hopefully make my mark on the world (no matter how big or small). Also I prefer medium-walks in the forest to long-walks on the beach. That sand gets everywhere...
Hello! I'm Sophia, first year grad student studying digital media. I worked at a financial tech startup for about a year and half (full time) as business development and marketing executive. I have experience in/can help with customer research/discovery, social media management, partnership establishment and marketing campaigns. Looking forward to connecting!
I'm a second year PhD student in the school of social work at University of Washington, Seattle. I'm interested in developing integrated service for older adults with dementia, for let them live safe and fully at home. Want to check out if there is any team here sharing the same interests!
We intend to build solar powered phone charging stations. We already have completed a preliminary design and are currently in the process of constructing our first prototype. We are looking for enthusiastic and ambitious team members to bring new perspectives to the project.
I am a MBA candidate in the 2020 MBA Evening program. I have a Mechanical/Aerospace engineering background and 5.5 years of professional experience at an airplane manufacturing company. I am passionate about engineering, clean technology and women-empowering consumer products.
BS/MS Civil Engineer with PE license. Work experience includes 6 years of commercial construction project management experience with buildings ranging in value between $25-$180M. Two projects achieved LEED Gold. As a LEED Accredited Professional, I have extensive management experience consulting with designers, installers and governmental agencies towards developing sustainability design and programming elements for new facilities. See below for a select list of sustainable building elements for which I have management expertise. My prior roles crossed all functional lines including design, construction, cost analysis and commissioning. • Solar photovoltaic arrays • Rainwater capture systems and storm water filtration systems • Green roof planter modules • High power and water efficiency measures • Dynamic glazing (windows that self-tint based on the sun’s position) • Building automation systems (automatic blinds & lights based on occupancy and sun’s position) From an environmental sustainability perspective, I keep abreast of the new technologies and legislation that are being implemented across society. As a result, I will bring practical knowledge of best practices and a first-hand understanding of how to implement new sustainability systems.
As a MBA Candidate at the University of Washington, I am on a mission to merge social good and economic progress because the most effective version of these concepts are when they are one and the same. In a nutshell, we can’t maximize one without the other in tow. I am exploring how private sector strategy can be applied to social sector work, to influence the ways in which we approach social impact. I seek a Business Operations or Development role on a team that is as dedicated to social impact as I am. The end goal is to maximize value via enhanced operational efficiencies and the strategic allocation of internal resources. Specialties: Project Management, Fundraising/Grant Writing, Equity, Inclusion & Accessibility, Event Management, Sport Administration, Education, Mentorship, Outreach
I am an Electrical Engineer and leading a Product at Intel's Fabrication plant in Oregon. I am a current student at UW TMMBA program and graduating this summer. As a part of my MBA, I have taken many critical courses that can help build a good startup team. Some of the courses are Marketing, Leadership, Managerial accounting, Finance etc. I have participated in BPC last year. I want to join a team looking for somebody who can do market research and use learnings from my MBA classes so far.
My name is Steven and I'm an R&D Program Manager at Fluke Networks. I specialize in product development projects and outside partnerships/sourcing. I have worked in manufacturing for 3 years as a process engineer and have been in R&D for the last 2 years as a program manager. I graduated from UW with an undergrad in materials science, a masters in industrial engineering, and am currently pursuing a TMMBA.
I am a motivated person with a broad skill set. I work in a fast paced Medical Industry as a clinical physicist. I believe that I have strong quantitative skills along with a ability to connect well with people. I just want to stay hungry and explore opportunities.
PhD student in Aero/Astro. Focus on energetics, high-speed flows, numerical methods, and high-performance computing.
Our project aims to elevate owners' experiences with their pets through an innovative goggle. These goggles will be secured to your dog's head with plenty of soft paddings. In addition, our goggles come with a video camera that allows the users to record their favorite outdoor activities through their dogs' perspectives. These will also be fashionable as we hope to develop interchangeable pieces of accessories that could be swapped easily. We also hope to develop a smartphone app that would retrieve the videos from the goggles instantly.
Health Informatician with experience in statistical programing, big data research, and information management. R, SQL > Python, C# Data visualization, Report Generation, Project Documentation Health Data Management, Information Management Research Evaluation, Project Evaluation Project Management Information Systems Design Continual Quality Improvement
I am a second-year evening MBA student with over 20+ years working on/leading Business Intelligence teams and as such have been exposed to numerous functions across an organization. I know some SQL, Tableau, Business Objects and presently working at SAP Concur. I am known to "take care of what needs doing" by my previous managers. I am looking to become part of a team to dig in and drive your business idea forward.
TalentSort is an algorithm Paul is working on that enables hiring managers to discover and recruit niche software engineers that otherwise would be very hard to find. Think blockchain developers, signal processing engineers, web assembly developers etc. We've got an MVP that we'll start demoing to interested parties soon in the Seattle metro area. We chose Seattle because the Seattle metro area has seen the highest increase in compensation in the past year according to the Department of Labor, even higher than San Francisco's. For more information, please visit https://www.talentsort.com/
I am a software engineer with 10+ years industry experience. I have contributed the building and release of many great products in the past years. Currently, I am a TMMBA student at UW Foster School of Business to equip myself with business side of knowledge. I have a dream and passion for entrepreneurship and hope to team with some other great and ambitious people to work on that.
Yans Media is a design-driven animation studio creating startup videos, animated business videos for brands. yansmedia.com We're looking for a motion graphics designer to join our team.
I am currently enrolled in TMMBA program, I work at Nintendo as a Sr. Software Engineer. I am passionate about Entrepreneurship, I have started on working on several pet projects in software but have a guilt of not caring them through due to lack of support or motivation. I would like to discuss/validate my ideas with peers and be part of an innovative team to create something awesome!
Sophomore studying Industrial Design. I have an interest in wearable technology, medical devices and soft goods.
I am a linear thinker and I can provide a systematic way to structure all the information so that we can grasp a good understanding of complex situations. I am also a big-picture thinker since I am studying Classical Studies and International Studies, which offer me a perspective in a large time-frame. I am passionate about figuring out how the world works in a deeper level and I am very interested in business, especially on strategy, consulting, marketing, etc. I am good at starting conversations with people, so I am also a reporter for the Daily, and I enjoy learning about others' stories. I am also taking classes about accounting, economics, and consulting next quarter to enhance my business background.
I'm currently in the Technology Management MBA program at the Foster School of Business. My background is in product management & design. I'm passionate about solving real-world issues and innovating to make people's lives better.
I offer 10+ years Sales and Marketing experience in multiple industrial technology segments including medical, aerospace, energy, automotive, and consumer electronics. I have launched numerous new products and built sales teams and campaigns from scratch. I also have extensive success in business development and capturing new large Fortune 500 accounts. The companies I have done this for are in niche technology spaces that utilize sensors for data collection (3D Dimensional Imaging) and then use that sensor data in software for manufacturing and engineering applications.
We are a startup that was created through Creating a Company Fall 2016/Winter 2017. GolfScope is a golf training aid that provides a discreet, visual guide that golfers look through during the swing to provide a natural, subconscious way to correct head movement problems and promote a consistent spine angle during the swing to reduce golf injuries, improve accuracy, and lower scores. We have been featured on Kiro, the Seattle Golf & Travel Show, the Washington State Golf Association, and even got a purchase from Jermaine Kearse. Based on the feedback on our current model of GolfScope, and we have plans to create a second model to further expand our customer base but are looking for additional team members to help with this.
Repay is a mobile payment app that allows pay for anything anywhere.
Do you remember picking up an educational video game only to have your expectations met with mediocrity? We do too. Adie Studios wants to change that. We believe that education and video games can and should have a lot in common. Both are chances to achieve excellence through challenges and rewards. Our product, Project Acolyte is an old school RPG style game that teaches players write code as they explore a detailed universe of legacy, mystery, political intrigue, and rediscovery. Adie Studios is in the process of creating our first software product that is foremost an engaging game with driven story line in a detailed universe. And second, a curiosity-driven educational experience.
DemocracyLab is building a platform connecting skilled volunteers to technology projects that serve the public good. Our theory is that by making this connection more efficient, more civic tech projects will launch successfully, resulting in greater adoption by government and nonprofit institutions. This will empower greater engagement by citizens, resulting in more accountable and efficient institutions, and ultimately in a better quality of life for everyone. We have interviewed more than 20 civic tech volunteers and project leads to inform the design of our platform. We have built project onboarding functionality, and are hard at work on building volunteer onboarding and matching capabilities in preparation for a end of March MVP release. To view our work in progress, visit: http://www.democracylab.org/get_involved
I am a first year evening MBA student with an interest in the Health Care industry as a whole. My undergrad majors were biology and economics with biomedical studies as a focus and I was able to intern with the Mayo Clinic and Swedish Hospital during that time. Most recently I have worked in electronic medical records at EPIC and focused on long-term implementation of Radiology, Mammography and Cardiology software at hospitals around the nation. I am familiar with many 3rd party healthcare vendors and have knowledge in HL7 and DICOM standard integrations. I now work a startup in Bellevue where I focus on new partner alliances and implementations with customers and do some work in process improvement for my organization.
I am an entrepreneur who co-founded the semiconductor distribution startup Fizzible. I have experience scaling up a startup from ideation phase to fund-raising phase. I am also involved in a couple of startups in the IoT sector. My key expertise is in E-commerce, distribution, forecasting, supply chain management and team building. I am currently a graduate student pursuing Supply Chain Management at Foster School of Business. I love pitching at Business Plan Competitions. My startup has won 30+ Business Plan till date.
Matching individuals with quality therapists to ease access to a personalized healing relationship and enable therapists to help more people.
My education and background are in architecture and building construction. I am currently getting my MS in Human Centered Design & Engineering. I have also started a 501(c)(3) nonprofit in the recent past. This quarter I developed a project for one of my classes and I am interested in pursuing more information about developing it further and competing in the HIC.
Rentcito was created to take the pain out of the process of renting your investment property. We provide an online service that allows landlords to list, market, maintain and track their rental property remotely. Rentcito provides tools that allow Landlords to receive rent on time, find new renters and fix problems as they arise. At Rentcito we set out to build easy to use technology that helps Landlords spend less time managing their property and more time focusing on what’s important to them. We currently have a limited beta and looking to launch with an MVP this spring.
SauceBox is a convenient and personalized service connecting hot sauce lovers with high quality samples. Vision: Yes, there is a burgeoning craft hot sauce scene in the United States, but it is expensive and time-consuming for spice lovers to discover their favorite hot sauces from the crowd. So we want to make this process easier and cheaper for consumers. Mission: Your next favorite hot sauce is just waiting to be discovered. Hot sauce as an industry is mimicking the developments in the beer industry in recent years. Small hot sauce companies making craft products from high quality ingredients are becoming more and more successful, and more and more prevalent. Hot sauce has an even lower barrier to entry than brewing beer, which means that consumers have to sort through a lot of low-quality products to find the gems. With SauceBox, we hope to improve that process by making samples of craft hot sauces widely available for a cheap price. SauceBox will offer a subscription box full of samples that are personalized to each user’s tastes. It is a Birchbox for hot sauce. Current offerings are “hot sauce of the month” clubs, and do not take individual users tastes into account. Additionally, they send full-sized bottles which may or may not end up being used. By sending targeted samples, SauceBox can be cheaper, still achieve the same effect for manufacturers (consumers have sampled, and will now buy more of my product), and create an engaging tasting experience for customers.
Hello! My name is Alfred Mugho and my goal is to major in Business Administration at the Michael G. Foster School of Business. I am a charismatic leader and confident individual who believes that I make my own luck - nothing will be handed to me. Having lived in 3 countries, my life has been full of diversity. I have persevered through hardships and difficulties to achieve the success I have today. I am passionate about everything I put my mind to and have extremely high expectations for myself and my work. I am looking to network with people who share the same drive and commitment to excellence just as I do myself. I truly want to grow my outreach and my expand my goals.
Academically and professionally, I am a Electronics undergrad who worked in Sony as a Senior Software Engineer and now I am pursuing my Masters in Information Systems. I love to read, cook and play drums(on my smartphone). I have a huge interest for technology products(apps, devices and websites) and aspiring to be a build and manage at least a product in future. I consider myself a listener and a learner.
I am an MBA student at Foster School of Business UW Seattle that has an undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering also from UW Seattle. For the last couple of years, I have worked in business development and business strategy roles for a cannabis marketing agency and now with a pharmaceutical start-up company. My strengths are taking cool ideas and finding ways to commercialize them with sustainable business model that looks at the industry's economics (demand vs. supply), market and consumer purchasing trends, segmentation, computing total addressable market, building a go-to-market plan, writing business plans, presenting business cases for making decisions, and much more. Prior to entering the MBA program, I designed and managed airplane interior development projects, specifically with airplane galleys and bars. These customer touch points led me to conducting market research to understand passenger and flight attendant user experiences on-board an airplane. Through this, I discovered that understanding the demand-side for a product and/or service can help increase consumers' willingness to pay, increasing the overall value of a product/service and the company's brand. Sorry for the long description, but please reach out to me for a phone call, coffee talk, etc. I'm a laid back person, that really wants to help the STEM community grow their ideas into a reality. --Sincerely, Kenneth
• 4+ years' direct experience in information technology integrating in healthcare innovation. • 5+ years’ leadership experience in NPI (upstream) and new product commercialization (downstream) in healthcare industry, successfully launched 3 products lines. • 8+ years’ experience in medical device, pharmaceuticals and healthcare supply in Pfizer, 3M and Baxter on strategy, portfolio management, marketing and sales. • Graduate student in information management (iSchool) with scholarship awards, coding in R, Python, SQL, JavaScript, etc.
I have years of professional full-scale and full-cycle digital marketing experience. I am working as a Digital Marketing Assistant for the University of Washington. I helped the team to transition from Convio to Marketo. I have work experience in HTML/CSS, JavaScript, SQL, and Python. I can help the team to build up marketing strategy from ground zero. I also have academic experience of Content Strategy, Quantitative and Qualitative Analysis, and UX Research. If you are looking for someone who can scale up the marketing effort or build up from zero, I may be the person you are looking for.
I grew up in the mountains of rural Northern California before moving to the beach to study Economics and Linguistics at the University California Santa Cruz. After graduation, I joined the United States Navy and served four years overseas in South Korea where I directed a team responsible for the tracking of time-critical North Korean provocation events including nuclear detonations and peninsula-wide ballistic missile warnings. I've done several consulting projects with startups and nonprofits in the Seattle area as well as a fellowship with Ignition Partners venture capital firm.
I am third year, mechanical engineering student that recently transferred to UW from Whatcom Community College. I have experience with AutoCAD and MATLAB. I also have experience with programming languages such as HTML, CSS, JS, and PHP.
Lonely Produce www.lonelyproduce.com We are currently a team of two. An MS in Entrepreneurship student and a fourth generation farmer working together to reduce food waste. Lonely Produce provides a marketplace for excess goods from local farmers markets. Currently 20-30% of all market goods go to waste after each market day. Farmers harvest what they think they can sell and often bring more than they need to make sure they don't run out. At the end of the day they either throw out the goods or try to sell it to local restaurants. We are creating an online marketplace that pairs up buyers with sellers in real time and facilitates the delivery of the left over goods after the market. We are currently looking for UX designers, Full Stack Developers and Finance guru's. But if you have a drive to get things done we could use your help in both the environmental innovation challenge and the BPC! Here is a little more info on myself and the farm that Brian my business partner owns: www.andrewclapp.com http://collinsfamilyorchards.com/ Interested? I would love to chat with you more! You can reach me at aclapp@uw.edu Cheers, Andrew
My name's Carl, and I'm a 2nd year Evening MBA student at Foster with a passion for sustainability, environmental stewardship, and clean energy. During the day, I work at a nonprofit that invests in entrepreneurs that can't get bank financing. And here at Foster, I'm interested in general management, marketing, entrepreneurship, and finance. Craft3 (www.craft3.org) is a nonprofit loan fund with about $200 million under management in Oregon and Washington. We make business loans from $50,000 to $10 million, generally to businesses or projects that aren't bankable today, but will be in 3 to 5 years. Because we're unregulated (unlike a bank), we have a greater deal of lending flexibility and can finance emerging industries (including clean energy), startups, and in situations where there is limited/no collateral, storied credit, or external factors that have negatively impacted the business. For Craft3, I handle external/government affairs, media relations, communications, and marketing. Because we're a mission-aligned nonprofit, we focus our investments on businesses and projects that make the greatest impacts in the community we serve. Prior to Craft3, I worked for seven years for U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell in Washington, DC managing small business, transportation, and federal appropriations policy.
DermaDot is a mobile device application that allows for identifying potential causes of topical skin reactions in addition to facilitating the selection process of new products.
Freshman, interested in engineering, just trying to see this site
I am a second year student at Foster. I have been in the work field for nearly 18 years, spanning both the field of biology (4 years) and the field of retail/fashion (14 years). I currently work for Nordstrom in the private label division doing merchandise planning and finance. I am exposed to supply chain and product development, but do mostly budgeting, forecasting and business analytics. On my free time, I love to snowboard, hike, and watch all my favorite sports teams. I frequent the coffee shop to do my deepest and most introspective thinking.
Mission: To avoid climate disaster, we need to switch from gasoline to electric vehicles, and from coal and natural gas to grid-scale wind and solar. Better batteries enable both of these transformations. Our mission is to accelerate battery development. We will do this by serving as the de facto IT department for the battery industry. Problem: Cloud Instr. has grown out of a pain point in my PhD research as a battery scientist - the software used to analyze battery test data consists of clunky Excel macros or obsolete legacy software. In industry, tedious data analysis can take 25-50% of an engineer's time. Product: Our first product is a software platform for battery data. We feed it test results and in 1 click I can generate plots that used to take an entire afternoon. The draw of this tool is its ability to save time for routine analysis, and future developments will add more sophisticated analysis tools. Traction: We have been using an Amazon Catalyst award to finance freelance development of the platform. This summer we onboarded our first industry client in Oregon and we are working to add the next batch in the near future.
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