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QBuddy (tied for 1st)

QBuddy is a platform which forms meaningful friendships by introducing people together and hosting virtual events.

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YayNay (tied for 1st)

YayNay revolutionizes constituent engagement, allowing congressional offices to poll and message voters quickly and effectively.

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We develop mobile applications that utilize artificial intelligence and edge computing to provide driving assistance to drivers, generate driving behavior analytics, evaluate driving safety scores, and provide assessments to insurance companies.

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Veggie Cup

Veggie Cup is a start-up based in Ithaca, NY with the goal of providing college students and busy professionals with a tasty, healthy, and vegetable rich instant meal option.

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Invictus BCI (1st)

Our mission is to create an affordable neuroprosthetic that can restore near natural functionality.

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takk (2nd)

takk is a modern, data-driven software solution that helps schools maximize gifts from alumni, parents, fan bases, and friends.

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Alex McKenzieLCL '19

You can find all the startup information you want online, but LCL's real value-add comes from being able to tap experienced people for their knowledge-base in order to apply those broad principles to your specific scenario. Even though the entrepreneurial scene is largely self-directed, there is so much to be gained from having someone show you the ropes, and the specific skills LCL promotes are immediately applicable in your day-to-day (e.g. pitching, presenting, customer discovery). My venture has developed from what I thought was a fully fleshed out idea to an actually marketable product, my interns have been extremely helpful, and the LCL community is filled with sources of inspiration to pull from - 11/10 would recommend.

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