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Venture Development Program Pitch-off

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Join us to celebrate the amazing accomplishments of our spring 2023 ventures! From physical products to social movements, these teams have worked hard to develop innovative solutions to some of the most pressing problems of our time. You'll have the opportunity to hear from these inspiring innovators, network with our vibrant community, and celebrate the incredible work of our students. Don't miss out on this exciting event - join us and be a part of something truly special!

The lineup: 

Agrikafo: *Abdullah Jallow (GSAS ’23)*Agrikafo is a socially driven venture that supports female farmers in Gambia, to increase yield and raise their living standards.

Apply Guide: Ceilia Gutentag (SOM ’23) Apply Guide is an automated, self-paced learning module on how to holistically prepare for job applications.

Chekhov’s Gum: Lillian Wenker (YC ’23), David Deruiter (YC ’24) Chekhov’s Gum is a new work theatre and production company aimed at reestablishing the importance of live performance through rowdy comedy, experiments in form, and audience interaction for ourselves and a collective of artists.

Corridor: Brendan Powers (RLST ’23), Oliver Creech (RLST ’24) Corridor is an app that allows users to track the legislation they care about in both English and Spanish.

Fines and Fees Freedom FundAlejandra Uria (Law ’23), Liam Grace-Flood (SOM ’22), Caela Murphy (SOM ’23) The Fines and Fees Freedom Fund combats poverty-based incarceration – individually and systemically – through strategic payment of fines and fees, legal support, advocacy, and movement building.

HomySafe: Timothy Skalaban (YPH ‘23) HomySafe is a consulting company that offers services and technologies to reduce chemical exposures in the home environment

Lots of BerriesRakel Tanibajeva (YC ’24) Lots of Berries is an environment design company; currently focused on B-to-C up-cycled high fashion clothing and transitioning into biomaterial manufacturing and production of accessories and textiles.

North Notes: *Inshard Naizer (SOM ’23)*North Notes is the All-in-One Productivity App with Advanced Weather, Celestial Watch, World Clock, and Planner.

PaperariumEvan Kirkiles (YC ’24) Paperarium is a software, studio, and archive for advertisement and engagement through papercraft––the CAD process of unfolding digital models into two-dimensional templates to be cut, printed, and glued back together as tangible objects.

PoolNora Draper (YC ’24), Kiran Sampath (YC ’23) Pool is a two-sided marketplace for creative and ordinary tasks; it functions as a mobile app, connecting you to others within your community on a feed of requests and offers.

Redivi Papers: Wendy Shi (YC ’23) Redivi Papers is a sustainable venture that innovates paper and textile recycling, aims to overturn the mass-produced stationery monopoly, and forwards the most pressing environmental movements today.

Sonadia: Jiayi Wang (SOM ’23) Sonadia is a Web 3.0 listen-to-earn streaming platform that empowers musicians and fans using royalty-sharing technologies and utility-based reward systems.

Spiel LLC: Sylvie Goldner (YC ’25), Jared Shelby (YC ’23) Spiel LLC is the first interactive review platform for friends to share recommendations, expand interests, and deepen relationships.

Yale MenusDavid Foster (YC ’24), Erik Boesen (YC ’24) Yale Menus provides 75% of undergrads with dining hall menus, schedules, and the ability to provide feedback, a feature set that the Yale Menus team plan to bring to other schools and expand into other verticals.