UChicago Alumni From Around the Globe Pitch for Investment at 2020 ANVCs

The Polsky Center is pleased to invite you to the 2020 Alumni New Venture Challenge (ANVC), the alumni track of the nationally-ranked Edward L. Kaplan, ’71, New Venture Challenge, on Thursday, September 24. The ANVC is a global program dedicated to supporting all University of Chicago alumni who are in the process of launching and developing their startup ventures.

The top eight teams from the six participating regions (Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, North America-East Coast, North America-West Coast, North America-Midwest) will be pitching for investment. The advancing teams are comprised of graduates from Chicago Booth, the College, and non-Booth masters programs. Teams will present their businesses to a panel of distinguished judges and venture capitalists at the ANVC virtual global finals for a chance to win up to $100,000 in funding.

The teams participating in the 2020 ANVC Finals are:

// Mamoru (Asia Pacific) Mamoru is a technology platform that re-engineers traditional asset care and protection processes to create value for all stakeholders.


  • Siva Hota, MBA ’05
  • Venkat Munsif
  • Srini Ramanujam


// Tickendy (Asia Pacific) Tickendy is the first eco-friendly platform that allows establishments to digitize purchase receipts and store them on the user’s mobile app through an innovative NFC system.


  • Sinuhe Arroyo, MBA ’11
  • César de Pablo Haute


// Whitelab Genomics (Europe) WhiteLab specializes in developing AI solutions to allow biotech and pharma companies to bring more gene therapies to the market at a significantly lower cost.


  • David Del Bourgo, MBA ’06
  • Ori Cohen
  • Lucia Cinque
  • Julien Cottineau


// Set You (Latin America) Set You is an online platform that delivers personalized vitamins, supplements, and phytotherapeutics with professional support.


  • Murillo Barbosa Vianna, MBA ’11
  • Juliana Duarte, MBA ’11


// Less Platform (North America – East Coast) Less Platform’s vision is to reduce CO2 emissions and contribute to the reduction of road congestion nationally and globally by moving freight with fewer resources.


  • Anahit Gevorgyan
  • Matthew Echezabal
  • David Modol-Flix, EXP ’22
  • Karan Gill, MBA ’16
  • Vardan Markosyan, MBA ’17, EXP ’22


// NeuroPath (North America – Midwest) NeuroPath’s digital health platform captures data from Parkinson’s patients by using state-of-art technologies to track their physical, mental, and social health.


  • Benoit Tas, MBA ’95
  • Mary Beth Arzac, BA ’88, MBA ’97
  • Narciso Albarracin
  • Kevin Donnelly
  • David Stumpf
  • Keyuri Shah
  • Koen Van den Brande


// Speeko (North America – Midwest)  Speeko is a B2C technology company helping the 70% of people who struggle with public speaking. Its app provides AI-driven speech coaching by analyzing recorded speech, highlighting areas for improvement, and providing fun, interactive exercises.


  • Will Field-Thompson, BS ’18
  • Nico Aguilar
  • Arjun Patel, BA ’20


// Eco to Go (North America – West Coast) Eco To Go reduces trash one wash at a time by replacing single-use disposable products in school cafeterias with reusable ones.


  • Meha Senthil, MBA ’01
  • Shirley Hwang

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