Phase II Teams Selected for the 2019 College New Venture Challenge

The Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business has officially announced the 10 teams moving on to phase II of the 2019 College New Venture Challenge (CNVC). The CNVC is the College track of the university’s business launch program, the Edward L. Kaplan, ’71, New Venture Challenge (NVC).

Learn more about the teams moving on to phase II of the CNVC below:

American Experience Project is creating an online platform for people from all backgrounds to write about their story of being an American and to allow others to find a role model that share similarities with them, and in doing so, is expanding the definition of diversity and inclusiveness.

Avior Analytics is developing software tools for physical therapy clinics and institutions.  These tools will be used by clinicians and patients, providing the patient with tools and information that they need in order to fully engage in their care and providing the clinician with tools and information to better monitor and address patient engagement within their practice.

Besst is a platform for people to compete with their friends wagering social media incentives instead of money.

Bizarre is an online services marketplace centered around fulfilling the needs of people 65 years and older.

Dr. Shake intends to produce and deliver nutritious and tasty smoothies to office workers and health-conscious consumers in China’s metropolitan areas. Dr. Shake intends to become consumers’ go-to brand for fresh, tasty, and nutritious smoothies that are one click away.

HakimiO is a tech-based, data-driven and patient-centric healthcare provider that uses technology and innovation to transform healthcare into a simple, integrated, and efficient experience in MENA and African regions.

Jiiru is a platform that connects users to affordable one on one sports classes from passionate athletes. It leverages the skills of amateur athletes to help individuals book lessons to stay active and try new sports!

Peau Originaire is a recipe-and-ingredient kit that delivers high-quality natural ingredients with a simple recipe in a convenient box to people who want to create their own skincare products at home.

Podu is the podcasting pioneer in the Arab world. Podu promises to deliver an end-to-end podcasting platform which offers listeners a variety of podcasts that suit their interests and which they can listen to on-demand at their convenience.

RALI Bottle is a smart water bottle that tracks hydration levels, gives audiovisual cues to remind users to stay hydrated, and syncs to phone & health devices (Apple Watch, FitBit).

South Side Cycle Security seeks to provide a low cost, high-quality level of bicycle component security to cyclists. Their tamper-resistant, proprietary aftermarket cycle security bolts makes bolted-on component theft extremely unlikely and bicycle theft much less appealing, at prices around a half to two thirds of our competitors.

WAGR is an online platform that allows users to place bets on their performance in popular online video games (e.g. Fortnite, Dota2, CS: GO, and League of Legends) and earn money through their gaming skills.

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