Strella Optimizes the Food Supply Chain

  Strella Biotech, founded by Katherine Sizov (University of Pennsylvania ’20), helps optimize the food supply chain and eliminate waste. Fresh off of winning “The Pitch” and securing a $20K investment from Dorm Room Fund, I sat down with Katherine to talk about Strella and her vision for the future.   “Hacking Fruit” Did you…

Aegis AI: Gun Detection Technology for the Future, Here Today

Aegis AI is the brainchild of Sonny Tai (Chicago Booth ’15), who grew up in South Africa and fled to the United States with his family after experiencing persistent gun violence. Through the Booth network, he met Ben Ziomek (Chicago Booth ’19) and the two co-founded Aegis AI to create software that employs computer vision to automatically…

Supportiv: Powering the Next Generation of Peer Support

  Supportiv is a stigma-free, anonymous, and affordable place to receive hyper-targeted peer support service addressing users’ underlying relationship, work and family needs. Alex Efron spoke with co-founders Helena Plater-Zyberk and Pouria Mojabi to discuss how Supportiv’s AI-enabled digital health platform expands mental health access and strengthens interpersonal communication.   The United States is facing…

Sigo Seguros Introduces Accessible Auto Insurance to the Non-Standard Market

  High premiums, added fees, and payment limitations are some of the many barriers non-standard customers often face when purchasing auto insurance. Sigo Seguros is a digital insurance provider addressing this challenge with a simple, fair, and transparent insurance brokerage platform that allows customers to shop for and purchase auto insurance online in their native…

Speciate AI: Analytics-Enabled Product Development

  Speciate AI aims to improve the product development life cycle, overhauling the way companies interact with their consumers in the process. With a usable dashboard capable of providing real-time updates, and a unique solution for white space discovery, Speciate uses artificial intelligence tools to aggregate, analyze, and generate insights from unstructured data. Midwest Scout Dan…

Identify3D: Creating a Digital Thread for Industry 4.0

  Software is “eating the world” and tech has become an essential component of all industries, even those traditionally far removed from high-tech processes. The integration of tech into traditional industry is a key component of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, or “Industry 4.0.”  Identify3D is at the forefront of this revolution, enabling industrial companies that…