Congratulations to the 2014 ELEVATE Pitch Competition finalists!
The 2014 Harvard Asian Alumni Summit is proud to announce our finalist teams who will go on to compete for over $35,000 in cash and prizes:
DNA and bio-tech tracer to detect water contamination
Justine Chow Kmiecik AB ’10, co-founder and CEO
Jake Rudulph, co-founder and CTO
Adam Rigel, co-founder Paul-Harvey Weiner, co-founder
David Roche, co-founder
Developing next-generation cancer therapies using antibody-drug conjugates, considerably reducing cancer-treatment side effects.
Allen Lin GSAS PhD Candidate, co-founder and CTO
Sourav Sinha, co-founder and CEO
Riley Ennis, co-founder and COO
Errik Anderson, Chief Advisor
Imagining an eco-friendly and sustainable future for food in the Western world by leveraging the abundance and nutrition potential of insects as a food source.
Rose Wang AB ’13, co-founder and CEO
Laura D’Asaro AB ’13, co-founder and COO
Meryl Natow AB ’13, co-founder and Creative Director
Jason Qu JD ’14, Legal Advisor
Geoff Lukas, Head Chef, Sofra Bakery
Cutting-edge anti-counterfeiting technology using rewritable near field communication (NFC) tags on product packaging
Ben Li COL ’16, co-founder
Alex Busarov, co-founder
Yaz Belinsky, co-founder
Entertainment and content to inspire action and increase awareness.
Eric I. Lu AB ’09, co-founder and Board Member
Edward Lee AB ’10, co-founderand Board Member
Jason Lee, co-founder and Executive Director
Elaine Zhou, Chief Operating Officer
One Earth Designs
Enabling families to use efficient cooking tools powered by solar energy; flagship product: SolSource.
Catlin Powers MS ’11 Sc.D ’14- Post-Doctoral Research Fellow Center for Health and the Global Environment, co-founder and COO
Scot Frank, co-founder and CEO
Clement Lam, Chief Business Development Officer
Janet Wu, CFO and Chief of Strategy
Erica Young, Chief Design Officer
Providing clean drinking water to Uganda through local production of affordable ceramic water filters.
Seul (Kathy) Ku AB ’13-14 HBS ’18, co-founder
John Kye AB ’14, co-founder
Suvai Gunasekaran AB ’13, Engineering Director
Billy Raseman, Country Director
Educational venture to encourage and educate students in STEM fields, and become scientific doers of the future; Design SySTEM is a year-long engineering program targeted at elementary school students.
Janice Chong Ed.M ’14, co-founder
Helen Chen, co-founder
On Oct 25th, the ELEVATE finalist teams will present in front of a distinguished panel of startup, tech, and VC industry experts and members of our over 400 summit attendees. Special thanks to our semi-final round judges Amy Chen AB ’11, of FirstMark Capital, Judith Li AB ’06 HBS ’13, of Lilly Asia Ventures, and Janie Yu MA ’07, of Fung Capital. Additional thanks goes out to our current sponsors for making 2014 ELEVATE possible:
William Chang AB ’78