Cohorts


COHORT 20

These entrepreneurs are completing an 8-week program exploring commercialization potential of their early-stage, novel business concepts. They will share their big ideas via rapid, 5-minute presentations during Graduation Day at 1819 Innovation Hub on Tuesday morning, November 15, 2022. We invite you to join us and share your insights, expertise and recommendations to help bring their product to life. 

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Meet the teams


BestShifts

Team Members

Al Bagiro al@bestshifts.com

Joe Moralez joe@bestshifts.com

Overview

Innovative B2B2C mobile app that's the single source for staffing licensed professionals in the healthcare, administrative, light industrial, trucking, construction, and IT sectors nationwide; saves time, money  and headaches for all users.


FiBlocks

Team Members

Stefanie Pettys stephanie.bethuy@uc.edu

Overview

Novel building shapes to expose children to aesthetic concepts using Fibonacci's sequence of numbers, as well as interaction of light wavelengths, relative volume and balance.    


Functional Tablets

Team Members

Chris Petersen chrisdpetersen@gmail.com

Overview

By adding functional ingredients to conventional 'mint' bases, we can design products that delight consumers through not just taste - but provide highly desired secondary benefits - without requiring a habit change. 


Highly Parallel Direct Laser Writer

Team Members

 Imad Agha ihagha@gmail.com

Overview

Novel multibeam direct laser writer to compete with medium-resolution lithography tools; at 1/5 the cost and increased speed for both academic and industrial customers. 


Insulated Bike Growler/ Crowler Bag

Team Members

Angela Anderson andersceam@gmail.com

Overview

Attaches securely to bike and keeps beverage cold while transporting it home from your favorite brewery.


IV Injection Sleeve

Team Members

Samantha Raasch samantha@raasch.net

Overview

IV practice/training sleeve for nursing students.


Methane Emissions Quantification

Team Members

Amy Townsend-Small amy.townsend-small@uc.edu

Overview

Methodology for detecting and measuring methane emissions. I would like to commercialize as a service to take advantage of funding available through the federal infrastructure bill and help clients mitigate excess methane emissions, a major green house gas. 


Mobilizing Oral Health Care Through Children's Charity, Social Enterprise & Blended Funding 

Team Members

Priyanka Gudsoorkar gudsoopa@mail.uc.edu

Greg Krupa greg.krupa@novulismed.com

Overview

Children with poor oral health pose a serious global public health problem; an issue of both ‘access to’ and ‘utilization of’ care. To address this underlying inequity, social enterprise Novulismed SA in coordination with a grant funding will provide high quality mobile on-site dental care and oral health education directly to children beneficiaries.


Modular Large Format 3D Printer by The N3xt Dimension

Team Members

We will disrupt the manufacturing industry by introducing a more cost effective and energy efficient alternative to traditional manufacturing methods. With our expertise from working in CI additive, the team at the hopeful to launch startup The N3xt Dimension is hoping to create a modular printer that will fit any customer's need at a price that will encourage more companies to use LFAM in their normal production. No other company has designed a LFAM printer from the ground up with the intent to be an exact fit for a customer's print needs. 


NarConnect

Team Members

Daniel Arendt arendtdl@ucmail.uc.edu

Claudia Rebola claudia.rebola@uc.edu

Yong-Gyun Ghim ghimyn@ucmail.uc.edu

App and wearable device which will monitor patients vital signs. Should the wearable vital sign monitor detect vital signs that are consistent with an overdose, the wearable device will automatically inject an overdose reversal agent and will notify 911 or friends/family that are nearby who have the reversal agent with them.


Parastrual

Team Members

Tamara Young young3tu@ucmail.uc.edu

A new menstrual cup design that simplifies insertion and removal, as well as provides a more comfortable and less daunting experience for users while on-the-go.   My idea is to use the mechanics of an umbrella to develop a cup using medical-grade silicone of varying densities to eliminate the need for folding the cup for insertion and the necessity of finger insertion to break the suction for removal. 


Prosthetic for Occipitocervical (O-C1 and atlantoaxial (A-A)) Joints

Team Members

Jonathon Forbes Forbesjh@ucmail.uc.edu

Jennifer McGuire Kozioljl@ucmail.uc.edu

Eric Naumen Naumenea@ucmail.uc.edu

Prosthetic implant that helps preserve 'yes' and 'no' head movement, in a single procedure, in patients that are currently treated using a 2-stage cervical fusion surgery.


Sanitary System for Care Facility Beds

Team Members

Mohamed Kamel kamelme@ucmail.uc.edu

Shabaan Abdallah abdallsa@ucmail.uc.edu

Design of a mattress that fits on standard hospital bed frame. This mattress will have a hole in it which is a built-in small toilet in the area were the buttock/perineum rest.  This small toilet will be made from high quality materials that is easy to clean. Through a hose with water seal, this will be connected to a small bedside portable suction machine. This machine will provide vacuum to collect the secretions from the “mattress built-in toilet”.  When the storage compartment in the portable suction machine is full, the human feces/urine, will be disposed of in a sanitary way.


Team Science Learning & Lab Center

Team Members

Stephanie Schuckman schuckse@ucmail.uc.edu

Angela Mendell mendelam@ucmail.uc.edu

Create LLC for CIS Team Science (faculty) as consultants; and/or dedicated lab and educational (safe) space for Individuals and teams to meet and train in-person, online and/or in hybrid environment to innovate, practice and curate with local and national partners in the Science of Team Science.


Ultrabikes

Team Members

Evan Frankfather frankfet@mail.uc.edu

Affordable electric bikes built from converted mountain bikes. Capable of 30mph and 25 miles of range, the Ultrabike is the perfect zero-emissions solution for those commuting 10 miles or less to work.


Please browse our past Cohorts to see the wide varity of innovation products and services that the University of Cincinnati Venture Lab is helping make thier ideas come to life.

  • Cohort 19
  • Cohort 18
  • Cohort 17