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Startup Yale: 2020 Winners and Finalists

Meet the student teams who participated in the Startup Yale 2020 prize pitch-offs.

Rothberg Catalyzer Prize winner

Team headshots from CtrlTrial team

Powered by AI and Natural Language Processing, CtrlTrial accelerates the patient screening process for clinical trials by automated scanning of clinical trial protocols, patient’s electronic medical records, genomics data and real world data.

Rothberg Catalyzer Prize finalists

DM Health: DM Health is a searchable SaaS platform that aids the patient in the customer journey to find healthcare providers, selectively share health records, maintain treatment plans and compare prices.

KovaDxKovaDx is making the diagnosis of blood cellular morphological diseases quick and affordable by combining 3D Phase Imaging with Deep Learning.

ThermaBand: Imagining a world where we control our thermal comfort and wellness naturally, effectively and stylishly. ThermaBand™ will empower individuals to moderate their body temperature without changing the thermostat levels, undergoing invasive treatments or using current ineffective or undesirable solutions.

New Haven Civic Innovation Prize winner

Group photo of Havenly team

Havenly Treats is a food business and job and leadership training program for refugee women. Havenly is women-run and its objective is to become refugee-run by 2030.

New Haven Civic Innovation Prize Finalists

Cambium Carbon: Cambium Carbon works to plant 1 billion new trees in the US by 2030. We facilitate a new urban forest economy by linking existing independent players and connecting national-scale funding and partners to local circular economy initiatives across the US to provide the necessary momentum to catalyze change.

DreamKit: DreamKit is a 501(c)3 social impact start-up that leverages technology to create a city-wide data-driven ecosystem that supports homeless youth financially, socially, and professionally.

WISSP: The Widely-Integrated Social Services Platform (WISSP) is a social safety net for housing unstable Connecticut residents. Our platform networks tenants, landlords, and social services together to improve housing outcomes.

Rita Wilson Prize winner

Headshot of KovaDX founders

KovaDx is making the diagnosis of blood cellular morphological diseases quick and affordable by combining 3D Phase Imaging with Deep Learning.

Rita Wilson Prize finalists

EnlighteN: EnlighteN Naloxone Sensory Injector is a technological solution to the growing number of opioid overdose deaths that occur when patients are alone.

Fresh Air: This team has developed a low-cost wearable air monitor that detects hundreds of environmental contaminants to make chemical exposure assessment more accessible.

WISSP: The Widely-Integrated Social Services Platform (WISSP) is a social safety net for housing unstable Connecticut residents. Our platform networks tenants, landlords, and social services together to improve housing outcomes.

Sabin Sustainable Venture Prize winner

Headshots of Floe team

Floe is an automated, safe, and energy-efficient solution to prevent the extensive water damage caused by ice buildup on roofs and similar infrastructure in the winter. Compared to the benchmark product, our sustainable solution offers customers significant cost savings and produces 1% of the emissions.

Sabin Sustainable Venture Prize finalists

AgriCORE: There is an imbalance between environmental scientists and agriculturalists when it comes to soil-analysis accessibility, due to a lack of simple, scalable, and affordable soil-sampling and soil-testing methods. AgriCORE’s mission is to close this gap by enabling the use of in-field light spectrometry and simplifying existing sample preparation methods.

Cambium Carbon: Cambium Carbon works to plant 1 billion new trees in the US by 2030. We facilitate a new urban forest economy by linking existing independent players and connecting national-scale funding and partners to local circular economy initiatives across the US to provide the necessary momentum to catalyze change.

Upright: Upright offers the first and only oatmilk as nutritious as dairy that’s both good for humans and our ecosystems. Each delicious cup is fortified with 8g of oat protein, 15% of vitamins A and D, 25% of calcium daily needs while using 13 times less water than dairy.

Thorne Prize winner

Headshots of ePharm Hub team

ePharmHub offers a mobile application where patients can search medications and find pharmacies that have the medication in stock, displayed from the closest to the furthest. For patients who cannot afford their medications, they can send a link to a relative abroad who can purchase the medication for them with just a few clicks.

Thorne Prize finalists

Cocoa360: By addressing social determinants of health such as access to education and healthcare, Cocoa360 is advancing a self-sustaining model for rural development with the overall goal of delivering health equity to rural communities.

Havenly Treats: Havenly Treats is a food business and job and leadership training program for refugee women. Havenly is women-run and its objective is to become refugee-run by 2030.

iDocta: iDocta’s mission is to provide quality healthcare by increasing access to health professionals for patients everywhere through telemedicine services and in-person appointments using microinsurance as a catalyzer.