BlockCarbon - 2022 Sustainability Prize Winner
BlockCarbon is a remote sensing + AI technology-driven marketplace for voluntary carbon credits, with a mission to connect Asia's carbon-zero efforts with the rest of the world. The platform uses deep learning algorithm to generate critical information and insights from a variety of data sources
QUANTiSCOPE is uniquely commercializing universal machine learning models. These models are inspired by those first developed at the Broad Institute in connection with pioneering cell painting techniques. We are automating them as a cloud service that allows researchers to upload phenotypic images of cells and tissues for screening of drug activity based on phenological data analysis.
Simply is a future-of-work start-up that connects companies to vetted and trained remote team members in emerging markets. We’re uniquely focused on overlooked markets that can provide excellent talent at a fraction of the cost.
MiKashBoks brings these groups online, harnessing the power of community and making transactions easier and safer. We enable them to build financial profiles and be connected to formal finance. We are the only end-to-end solution for savings groups.
Lockbox streamlines managing shared funds. DAO treasuries, investing syndicates, VC firms with token portfolios, etc. all involve multiple individuals managing a shared pool of funds. Too often, these groups resort to disorganized spreadsheets (obviously insecure) or multi sigs (that can get locked out) to keep track of spending requests, approvals, and wallet permissions.
basys.ai is a SaaS platform for both hospitals and payers. We use proprietary AI technology (patent pending) to track, predict, and intervene to improve health outcomes for patients with cardio-metabolic conditions.
For craft food and beverage producers, ShelfLife’s ordering platform and vendor network provide volume discounts on common packaging materials and services. Since our competition in 2019, ShelfLife has raised $325K in pre-seed funding from NextView Ventures, MBA Fund, Rough Draft Ventures, Dorm Room Fund, Switch Ventures, and HBS Rock Center.
Congregate is a platform for online platforms, with an emphasis on dynamic features that allow users to interact more naturally. Congregate lets you hold engaging online events for business networking, classroom education, and casual socializing. Since participating in CBE Ventures, Congregate has amassed a user base of over 30,000 individuals, including several Harvard classrooms.
Troav is a delivery platform that delivers anything in just 5 minutes and for half the cost of traditional delivery. It offers a monthly subscription membership, allowing users to access a large inventory of physical goods quickly and easily. Since participating in CBE Ventures, Troav has been acquired by JOKR - a New-York based grocery delivery startup that raised on a $1.2B valuation.
CBE VENTURES COMPETITION
Each fall, CBE hosts the largest startup competition at Harvard, providing non-dilutive funding to student startups as part of CBE Ventures. This fall, CBE is partnering with Harvard Undergraduate Capital Partners (HUCP) to host Innovation Fund X CBE Ventures.
In the spirit of CBE’s mission of promoting sustainable innovation, CBE will also be offering a separate prize for startups in the sustainability innovation space.
Application Deadline: Friday, October 28th at 11:59pm EST
Any company with a Harvard-affiliated founder may apply. This includes but is not limited to, current students at any Harvard school, graduate students, postdocs, faculty, etc. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Oct. 28 @11:59pm
Round 1 Interviews
15-20 min, held at Smith Center or virtually (TBD)
Oct. 28 @11:59pm
Round 2 Interviews
30 min, held at Smith Center
Oct. 28 @11:59pm