The Final Eight

Eight teams have made it to the final round of the 2019 LaunchU Pitch Competition.

Friday, March 8, 2019
4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Birenbaum Innovation and Performance Space
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1st Step 2 Life

1 step 2 life: helping teens in pain take back their livesNancy Darling, Max Kramer, Charlie Maddox, and Emma K. Marcus.

Helping teens in pain take back their lives.

Community Hub

Community HubJohn Petersen, Rowan Hannan, and Tim Robert-Fitzgerald.

Fostering new connections that help people see themselves as part of larger whole.

Full Circle Solutions

fcs logoJonathan Kaufman.

Creating value for the organics waste streams.


Newsreel logoJack Brewster.

Improving news literacy and fostering healthy discourse about current events.

PWR Technologies

PDR Technologies: Ryan Gleeson & Andrew SugarmanRyan Gleeson, Andrew Sugarman.

Fully automate standard urinalysis testing.


Ride: Let's go somewhereKelvin Baker.

Delivering a carbon neutral, community ride-sharing solution.

StoryIt LLC

Storyit LLC logoChristopher Herman.

A digital interactive sports media platform changing how athletes capture, remember and share their memories.

The Read Read

read read logoAlex Tavares.

Offering a technology to assist children classified as “non-readers” how to read.