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Phyre - Phyre building a portable device that plugs into anydisplay and makes it easy to wirelessly show visual content onbig screens. The device is called Torch. Torch is wirelesslyaccessible from a phone, tablet, or laptop, and it allows a user toutilize a big screen like it’s an extension of their device. The co-founders, Patrick Allen, Josh Jackson, and Matt Ricketson, are all The Boston College TechnologyBC seniors with collective experience that includes winning the Council PresentsMIT$100K ESC Mobile Track, being named a MassChallengefinalist, being named a BCVC finalist, and developing the mobileapp for a venture-backed Y-Combinator graduate.Contact: firstname.lastname@example.orgViraleigh –Founded by “20 under 20” Thiel Finalist Riley Drake (BC 16), Viraleigh aims to engineer broad spectrum viral treatments that would treat a class of viruses as opposed to a single strain. Riley has worked in labs at Johns Hopkins University and Massachusetts General Hospital. The 2013 Boston College YoungShe aims to create therapies whose far-‐reaching specificities Entrepreneurs Showcasewould allow for the systematic eradication of viruses within a reasonable timeframe, in a manner similar to the global revolution brought on by the invention of antibiotics. BCVC Alumni:Contact: email@example.com • Drizly and Mident • Jebbit (TechStars Boston Spring 2013) w w w • NBD nano (TechStars Boston Fall 2012) • Wymsee (TechStars Boston Fall 2012)Get Involved: The Boston College Venture Competition is a student-‐run Current Student Teams:organization that provides juried competitions, prize money, an • Campus Calories (BCVC ’13 Finalist)accelerator, mentorship and education for BC student • Phyre (BCVC ’13 Finalist)entrepreneurs. BCVC participants have gone on to gain • Viraleigh (Thiel Fellow Finalist)admission to elite accelerators (Y-‐Combinator, TechStars, Summer@Highland, MassChallenge), win competitions at MIT and Yale, launch multiple products, and raise millions in capital. To get involved, visit bcvc.org or contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Drizly and Mident - Launched in 2013 by 3 BC grads (including a ’12). The firm won the 2012 Boston College Ventureprior BCVC finalist) and currently in private alpha, Drizly offers Competition, graduated from TechStars Boston in Fall 2012, andusers the ability to order alcohol with their iOS device and have has received press coverage from the BBC, NPR, and otherit delivered to them by their local liquor store in under 60 major outlets. NBD nano has raised over half a million dollarsminutes. The firm’s software platform facilitates connections in capital to date and has secured exclusive materials licenses forbetween brands, liquor stores, and consumers. Drizlys exclusive the commercialization its technology.joint venture, Mident, is the leader in mobile ID verification with Contact: email@example.com offerings being used by liquor control commissions and lawenforcement at all levels, nationwide. Midents current product Wymsee – started by BC ’11 alumni who participated in BCVCdevelopment and partnerships are paving the way for security in with different ideas, the Wymsee team assembled shortly aftermobile payments and banking that was previously impossible. graduation and has already launched their first product,Drizly and Mident have taken no investment, to date, to accomplish SyncOnSet, a management tool for TV and film production designthe aforementioned. teams. The companys widely-praised products have been used onContact: firstname.lastname@example.org over a 60 productions, including NBC’s 30 Rock, HBO’s Boardwalk Empire, an upcoming Martin Scorsese feature film,Jebbit – After winning the 2011 BCVC competition, Jebbit was and Anchorman 2. Data from the tool will eventually extend tothe youngest founder-team selected to participate in the highly- record product placement and fuel entertainment-linked consumercompetitive Summer@Highland program in Cambridge, MA. The commerce. A Fall 2012 graduate of TechStars Boston, Wymsee’sfirm’s pay-per-performance advertising platform that connects seed round of financing has oversubscribed.brands with the college market launched in Spring 2012, attracting Contact: email@example.com advertisers, including BOSE, Coca-Cola, and Microsoft. Injust 9 months of operation, Jebbit has spread to over 2,500 Campus Calories – a mobile application that allows students touniversities in the U.S. Jebbit has raised over $500,000 in seed access the nutritional information at their school. Students canfunding to date from prominent investors including HubSpot Co- search their school-specific nutritional database and track theirFounder, Dharmesh Shah, General Catalyst Founder, John Simon, daily intake of calories and other nutrients. Launched in Januaryand Boston Seed Capital. Jebbit has been named one of the Top 25 2013 at Boston College, Campus Calories has been downloadedMost Promising Startups in the World by CNBC, and has been over 3,750 times from Apple’s App Store. The app now includesprofiled in Inc. Magazine, Boston Business Journal, and other nutritional information for Boston College, UMass Amherst,outlets. Jebbit was recently named to the Spring 2013 class of and MIT. Students have requested the app over at over a dozenTechStars Boston. The firm is lead by BC undergrads Tom other colleges. In addition to adding more schools to the mobileCoburn (CEO), Jonathan Lacoste (COO), and Chase McAleese app, Campus Calories is working with BC Dining to develop much(CPO). needed software improvements for dining services departments.Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org Campus Calories is currently a BCVC finalist. The team is comprised of founder Jimmy Campbell (a current BC senior) andNBD nano – a material science effort to provide thin-film coatings his BC Skiing teammate Dario Baldoni (BC ’12.)that enhance condensation and heat transfer performance, NBD Contact: email@example.com is led by Miguel Galvez and Deckard Sorenson (both BC