Moviegoing was one of Adam and Olenka Polak’s favorite activities growing up, but their parents limited English skills prevented the family from watching as a group. That motivated the sibling pair to found myLINGO, an app that uses synchronization algorithms to play alternative language tracks through the user’s headphones in real-time.
Before data security issues became a hot topic, Remy’s Founder-CEO Kayla Sanders knew that technology was developing faster than the systems designed to regulate it. Through Remy, a cloud-based management software company, Sanders is working to make regulatory relationships and processes more efficient and transparent for companies.
Founder-CEO Laurel Taylor decided to take on predatory student loan practices when a near-perfect credit score wasn’t enough to secure a low interest rate on her own college loans. Her brainchild FutureFuel.io aims to “crush student debt” by introducing student debt payment and refinancing as employee benefits: companies working with FutureFuel receive higher retention rates, while young professionals enter the workplace with peace of mind.
Boston Microfluidics is led by a team of scientists and engineers committed to expanding the number of medical tests that can be completed at home. Their easy-to-use devices precisely measure and process complex blood samples without the need for trained professionals or specialized lab equipment.
A former member of the Boston University cycling team, Founder-CEO Emily Welsch experienced firsthand that most women’s bicycle apparel is not actually designed for women: the gear is just smaller, pinker versions of its male counterparts. Her company, PIXI Cycling, develops fashion-forward, high-performance fabrics targeted specifically at women indoor cycling enthusiasts.
Pax Republic’s C-Sight technology identifies culture and workplace issues before they ripple through the firm or leak to the press. In leading Pax Republic, CEO and Co-Founder Barbara Sharp integrates her deep desire to understand the human condition with artificial intelligence, producing one-of-a-kind insights for her clients.
Commonwealth Crypto allows cryptocurrency traders to maintain control of their digital assets while trading, providing security to actors in an extremely unregulated sector of the economy. Sharon Goldberg, Co-Founder and CEO of the startup, sports an impressive resume: a Princeton P.h.D. in Information Security, work experience at IBM, Cisco, and Microsoft, and a tenure-track position at Boston University.
When Jessica Kim’s mother was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, she became one of the millions of Americans to watch over of a sick, aging relative. Kim decided to help other families dealing with worsening patient conditions and personal stress at home, so she founded IanaCare, which sells devices that are programmed to help family members obtain the information they need to be effective caretakers.