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Meet the Cohort: iVenture Accelerator’s 9th Generation
Our first cohort in-person this decade.
Friends, supporters, and alums!
Meet the 9th Cohort of the iVenture Accelerator—11 exceptional startups founded by enthusiastic student leaders and innovators from the University of Illinois. The 9th generation of iVenture is made up of 40 outstanding students representing the Colleges of Applied Health Sciences, Education, Information Sciences, Liberal Arts & Sciences, Media, Gies College of Business, and The Grainger College of Engineering. Our students hail from various corners of the globe, including Taiwan, Panama, and India, and bring their unique perspectives and backgrounds to our distinguished community.
Reach out directly to our ventures if you’re interested in collaborating, have a connection or suggestion to make, or simply wish to learn more about their initiatives!
BYLD Innovations is developing portable and intuitive 3D printing technologies to empower makers who are on the move.
Career Advancement Exchange inspires diversity in the workforce by creating a professional network of underrepresented communities and connecting them to career opportunities.
ClimeCast enables property insurance policyholders with actionable insights into the effects of climate change.
DoubleSpot is a venue management and discovery platform that enables facility owners to maximize their booking potential and event organizers to unlock the potential of their occasion.
Earthworm builds software and nano-drones to help farmers in South Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa understand their fields through soil nutrition, water stress, crop incidence, and pest infestation data.
EmoNet is a secure AI-powered voice journaling platform that promotes self-reflection and personal growth through advanced emotional analysis and insights.
PlayTogether is a versatile hosting platform that connects people across the globe, increasing the accessibility of gaming and cloud technology through intuitive, human-centric design.
Privy Track is the first privacy-focused period-tracking app and holistic menstrual care ecosystem.
Sakura MedTech offers a superior, patient-centric imaging device for cervical cancer screening to reduce patient discomfort and improve medical efficiency for gynecologists.
TooTak – Art of Reading Farsi provides a joyful language learning experience for Farsi speakers through games and gesture-based videos.
Top Tier Lessons matches college student-athletes with parents in the community looking for sports lessons for their kids.
Without the generous backing of our friends at Origin Ventures, our journey wouldn't have been possible. The iVenture Accelerator, an integral part of the Origin Ventures Academy for Entrepreneurial Leadership, owes its resounding success to the gracious gift from Steve Miller (BS '87) and Bruce Barron (BS '77).
Moreover, Steve Miller and Bruce Barron have consistently demonstrated their unwavering dedication by actively engaging with each and every one of our student entrepreneurs, and will do so again, this summer, in person, in Chicago.
Once again, we extend our appreciation to Origin Ventures for their support of iVenture and the other initiatives within the Origin Ventures Academy for Entrepreneurial Leadership at Gies Business.
Keep an eye on our social media channels in the upcoming year as we share our entrepreneurial journeys!
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