Week 2 of UGA’s Summer 2020 I-Corps cohort wrapped up on Monday, June 29, featuring sessions on customer segments, interview styles and techniques, and presentations by each entrepreneurial team. Here is a closer look at the 11 teams participating in UGA I-Corps this summer.
- Design Toolkit (Kieran McMaster, Jenay Beer and Lisa Renzi-Hammond), which is creating tools and resources to disseminate health-related information efficiently and effectively.
- Project Chef (Cameron Spek), which is using artificial intelligence to address various challenges facing K-12 school lunch programs.
- Insect Catcher (Jamal Hunter and Ashfaq Sial), which is developing an insect catcher that reliably increases yields.
- BrickMaster VR (Ian Johnson and David Sutherland), which is providing an affordable and convenient alternative to the current brick building solutions available on the market.
- NovaBlossom (Daniel Shaw, Greg O’Connell, Tyler Russell, Ian Biggs and Bob Schmitz), which is customizing traits in ornamental plants.
- Continuing Education for Landscape Architects (Donnie Longenecker and Ian Biggs), which aims to provide continuing education services to landscape architects.
- UFC Laser (Michael Roberts and Melanie Reber), which is utilizing cost-effective laser technology for quantum computing applications including ultrafast spectroscopy.
- Platelet Lysate (Hannah Kemelmakher and John Peroni), which is applying platelet lysate to treat join disease in horses.
- Tech for Social Justice (Jenay Beer, Shira Chess, Julie Spivey, Gabrielle Darville and Melody Huslage), which aims to address sexual assault and violence on college campuses through video game experiences.
- WellCalm (David Cruz and Rachel Turcios), which is developing a platform that streamlines access to mental health resources and services.
- FaAST (Kaylan Hayman, Govind Dev Kumar and Ian Biggs), which is developing a fatty acid-based antimicrobial as an all-natural food additive.
Week 3 of UGA I-Corps will explore market research and funding strategies and sources.