Join us Friday, March 25 at 12:30 pm in Stamps Auditorium on North Campus for the third round of The Startup.
In Round 3 of The Startup, students were tasked with the following challenge: Show us your value proposition. Prove that you create real value for real customers. Can you both articulate and demonstrate your value proposition? It is up to you to be compelling about your venture, get actual customers, and sell. Build your product/service. Prototype. Test. Launch. Prove that you have a product or service that people will actually pay for. Get it into the hands of your customers. Get real pre-sales. Get your first 10, 50, or 100 customers. Get revenue.
During your presentation for Round 3, you must demonstrate how your product or service works. Consider this a “live demo day.” If you have an app, build it. Get your website up. Evidence something real.


All U-M and local community welcome to join and participate in voting to select which teams move forward to the final round!

Watch teams get selected to go onto round 3 here! 

NOTE: If you are NOT enrolled in Entrepreneurship Hour (ENTR 407) and are attending as a guest, please use the stairs located in the Stamps Auditorium Lobby to enter the auditorium via the second level. Students enrolled in the class must enter through either side door to the auditorium on the main level to capture attendance. 

The Startup Round 3 Advancing Ventures:

Ohmer – PreDxion
Walker McHugh (graduate) , Caroline Landau (Bio-Medical Engineering): ImMaze is a precision medicine diagnostic company – our first product MicroKine.
Ohmer – Blitz
Tristan MacKethan (Mechanical Engineering, undergrad), Kelly Hall (LS&A Psychology, undergrad), Kevin Kolstad (Civil Engineering, undergrad), Tess Korten (International Studies, Entr Minor, undergrad): MSell is looking to form the optimal online student market place to sell items such as tickets, furniture, etc.
Ufer – Neurable
Ramses Alcaide (PhD candidate, Neuroscience), Dr. Xiaoya Ma, Max Jacobson. Brandon Hodges: Neurable has created the first low-cost, non-invasive brain-computer interface (BCI) that allows for never before seen real-time control of devices such as cars, wheelchairs, tv’s and video games.
Ufer – Wildfire Media
Eric Aleman (LS&A, Math and Entr Minor, undergrad),  Maya Crosman (Art & Design, PIE, undergrad), Kate Toporski, Roland Gainer, Emily Richner, Alexis Brown: Articulate Books helps businesses with their written content marketing strategies while utilizing market data.
Ufer – AOE Med
Arianna Carley (Mechanical Engineering, Entr Minor, undergrad), Eliyahu Fox, Darren Cheng (Mechanical Engineering, undergrad), Christina Tang (Bio-Molecular Science, undergrad), Brandon Boot (Industrial & Oper Engineering, undergrad), Lily Hochman (LS&A Sociology, undergrad), Annie Chen (LS&A Economics, undergrad): AOE Med is a medical device company focusing on solving the problems with patient transfer within care facilities.
Cohen – Trapped Note
Duncan Abbot, Tyler Grinn (LS&A Physics, undergrad), Evan Heugel (Electrical Engineering, undergrad), Robert Stefanski (LS&A English, undergrad): Trapped Note is creating the first open world virtual reality game for the mobile platform.
Cohen – D-code
Sophie Shufer (LS&A International Studies, Entr Minor, undergrad): D-code is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing free tech classes to marginalized Detroit locals.
Fortino – Woodside Distributors
Danny Sheridan (BBA), Alex Glassman (BBA), Mitchell Kasselman (BBA), Rami Kadouh, Danielle Mileto, Ananya Shah, Deep Singhvi, Pierre de Smet, Bailey Tuczak, Jarrell Ku, Shaleen Goel: Woodside Distributors is a national provider of hardware, home improvement, and many other high sales volume products for contractors and consumers.
Fortino – Argo
Andrea Kopitz (LS&A Undeclared, undergrad) , Dania Abdulhamid (LS&A Computer Science, undergrad): Argo creates an opportunity for students to meet someone new for coffee- the catch is you don’t know who you’re meeting until you get there.
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