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Catching Up with Our 2017 Winners – Reveal Pharmaceuticals

Meet Reveal Pharmaceuticals, a 2017 alum and $50K winner that is developing safe gadolinium-free MRI contrast agents for patients who need crucial medical imaging.

Each year over 4 million very sick patients worldwide must be denied crucial diagnostic imaging, and over 30 million patients are put at risk due to toxic gadolinium. Reveal solves this >$1B problem with a direct and safer substitute.

Catching Up with Our 2017 Winners – Voatz

Meet Voatz, a 2017 alum and $50K winner that creates a mobile election voting platform.

Secured with the blockchain, smart biometrics, and real-time ID verification, Voatz enables citizens to vote in all kinds of elections or voting events on their phones or tablets. The platform is currently being piloted by some town governments, state political parties, university student governments, and labor unions. Voatz will soon be accessible to a wider audience in early 2018.

Catching Up with Our 2017 Winners – Miracle Messages

Meet Miracle Messages, a 2017 alum and $50K winner that rebuilds social support systems for the homeless.

With a goal to reunite more than 1,000,000 individuals by 2021, the organization helps those experiencing homelessness record and deliver short video messages to their loved ones via social media. To date, Miracle Messages has reunited 42 individuals, 14 of whom are now in stable housing.

Catching Up with Our 2017 Winners – Adeo Health Science

Meet Adeo Health Science, a 2017 alum and $50K winner that just launched its first product, Inspired Start, to introduce infants to some of the most common allergens.

Clinical studies have shown that early introduction to foods like peanut, shrimp, and egg can be prevent allergies in infants by up to 80%. To help parents introduce allergens safely and conveniently, all Inspired Start pouches contain a puree made with organic fruits and non-GMO ingredients.

Catching Up with Our 2017 Winners - Cellino

Meet Cellino, a 2017 alum and CASIS/Boeing winner that enables gene editing with lasers and nanotechnology.

Sharing in a vision to create meaningful impact, the team is working to help gene therapy companies and research labs to deliver gene-editing cargo to cells with exceptional performance, which is a major challenge today.

We had a chance to catch up with Nabiha Saklayen, Co-Founder and CEO, about her experience going through the MC accelerator:

Catching Up with Our 2017 Winners – Nonspec

Meet Nonspec, a 2017 alum and $50K winner that provides affordable and adjustable prosthetic limb kits for amputees and clinicians worldwide.

The team’s lightweight device allows the same components to be fit to anyone – from eight to eighteen years old – and can expand as needed to compensate for patients’ growth. The best part? The device can be fit and adjusted with minimal training and equipment.

Catching Up with Our 2017 Winners – Pykus Therapeutics

Meet Pykus Therapeutics, a 2017 alum and $100K winner that is developing a dissolvable intraocular device to make retinal surgery less painful and more successful.

Today, patients are forced to lay face-down for a week or more to keep the gas bubble, which is injected to affix the retina during surgery, directed against the back of their eye. The team is working to not only remove these lifestyle burdens, but also improve surgical outcomes and reduce reoperation rates altogether.

Catching Up with Our 2017 Winners – Y2Y

Meet Y2Y, a 2017 alum and $50K winner that is building a network of student-run homeless shelters for young adults.

Using a trauma-informed approach, Y2Y provides guests ages 18-24 with a safe, welcoming, and gender-inclusive overnight environment. The startup also serves as a critical entry point to advocacy, programming, and resources like case management, job training, mentorship, mental health, creative expression, and more.

Catching Up with Our 2017 Winners – Guardion

Meet Guardion, a 2017 alum, $50K winner, and CASIS/Boeing winner that helps governments reduce the risk of nuclear terrorism.

By developing and strategically placing networked radiation detectors across cities, the team can enable federal and local security departments to better protect borders, while dramatically reducing the cost, size, and portability of the solution.

We had a chance to catch up with Dan Esposito, Founder, about his experience going through the MC accelerator:

Catching Up with Our 2017 Winners – Vence

Meet Vence, a 2017 alum and $100K winner that provides virtual fencing and autonomous animal control.

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