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Pinegem selected for Cleantech Open Northeast accelerator
June 24, 2024

Pinegem, a startup that is developing clean energy-powered robots using precision location and visual AI for lawn care, has been accepted into the 2024 Cleantech Open Northeast startup accelerator. The team, which participated in the I-Corps Northeast Hub Propelus training program earlier this year, is working on turning the repetitive chore of lawn mowing into an automated task easily handled by AI-enhanced robotic machinery.

Team Members: George Jiang, William Jiang, Margaret Zhu 

NucleusRx wins award in accelerator program
May 31, 2024

NucleusRx, a digital health company whose mission is to empower healthcare providers through a virtual care continuum and enable patients to be therapy compliant to achieve a better quality-of-life, completed the UMass Lowell's M2D2 IMPACT Accelerator program and received the "Best Presentation Award."

Team members: Projit Aon, Ashok Rakhit

PumpKin team wins SBIR grant
May 22, 2024

The PumpKin team has been awarded a USDA Phase I SBIR grant. This team aims to increase access to safe and nutritious breast milk through storage technology, diagnostic testing, and by providing reliable, scientific information. They participated in the Propelus I-Corps and national I-Corps Teams programs.

Team members: Justin Silpe, Maggie Moore, Katie Silpe, Bonnie Bassler

Makani Homes wins 1st place in GNEC Pitch Competition
April 30, 2024

The Makani Homes team won the $10,000 first place prize in the Greater Newark Enterprises Corporation (GNEC) Main Street Pitch-Off. This team is creating a home-sharing community built for Muslim travelers, where users can share and swap with other Muslim-friendly homes to save on accommodations while traveling.

Team members: Nourin Abubaker, Yara Ourfali

Materium selected for Department of Energy accelerator program
April 29, 2024

The Materium team has been selected for the Department of Energy's Cradle to Commerce (C2C) accelerator program, which provides access to resources and intellectual property at four national laboratories in the United States. The program will accelerate the team's research and development as they apply advanced artificial intelligence tools to optimize production of clean energy devices such as solar panels.

Team members: Scott Daniel, Ravi Ravindra, Sheldon Fereira

BlinkLab lists on Australian Securities Exchange (ASX)
April 4, 2024

The researchers behind BlinkLab, an app that turns an ordinary mobile phone into a device for conducting neurobehavioral evaluations, have listed their company on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX), Australia's largest stock exchange which allows companies and trusts to issue securities (such as shares) to the general public in order to raise funds.

Team members: Henk-Jan Boele, Rachel Tam, Seth Sherry, Peter Boele, Bas Koekkoek, Anton Uvarov

Lambent Data selected for healthcare accelerator
Jan. 9, 2024

The Lambent Data team has been chosen for the highly selective Westchester County Biosciences Accelerator (WCBA). Over the next six months, they will engage with healthcare practitioners, public servants, mentors, investors, WCBA staff, and fellow entrepreneurs in the fast-growing healthcare eco-system that is based in Westchester County, New York. Read the press release.

Team member: Kirsten Hund Blair

Latent Knowledge de-risks business, looks forward to growth in 2024
Dec. 7, 2023

"After a successful Demo Day presentation, Latent Knowledge has completed their time at Techstars in Sydney, Australia. In addition, several leading institutions and organizations will be rolling the product out globally. Latent Knowledge has also been invited to apply for Boeing Aerospace Xelerated, a funded accelerator for software startups delivered by The Boeing Company from their London office.

Team member: James Reilly

Pylon Fairings team wins award in national I-Corps program
Dec. 5, 2023

The Northeast Hub team Pylon Fairings from Lehigh University won the Process Master Award in the national I-Corps Teams program for "using all of the tools that were thrown at them."

Team members: Chris Ruhl, Mohd Hanzla, Arindam Banerjee, Doug Engler

PolyGone Systems co-founders selected for Forbes 30 Under 30
Dec. 1, 2023

PolyGone Systems co-founders Yidian Liu and Nathaniel Banks were selected for Forbes 30 Under 30 Social Impact section. While studying architecture at Princeton, Liu and Banks developed a floating filter that captures the harmful microplastics present in waterways throughout the world.

Team members: Yidian Liu, Nathaniel Banks