LAUNCH 20th Annual Demo Day — Winners Announced!

LAUNCH, the three-month startup accelerator run by MBA and undergraduate students at the University of California-Berkeley, concluded its 20th Annual Demo Day (April 26) as 23 startups pitched for a record-setting crowd of nearly 400 students, investors, and entrepreneurs, vying for prizes totaling $36,000 in non-dilutive grants and coveted interviews from LAUNCH partners 500 Startups, The House, and Andreessen Horowitz.

“A twenty-year tradition, LAUNCH Demo Day is a unique opportunity for startups from across the UC system to put their ideas to the test in front of some of the brightest minds in Silicon Valley” said LAUNCH co-chair Jordan Sale. “This year we were excited to welcome a sold out crowd of investors, entrepreneurs, and Cal students, along with keynote speaker Venmo co-founder Iqram Magdon-Ismail.”

Congratulations to the winners of the 20th Annual LAUNCH Demo Day:

1st place: Data Agora, a decentralized machine learning execution environment that enables machine learning engineers to train their models using data that they never own or control and helps data brokers effectively “rent” out their data.

2nd place: Jobwell, a visual and super-intuitive job search CRM with integrated job-hunting and networking tools to help jobseekers land a job faster and easier.

3rd place: Medinas, a data driven marketplace that helps healthcare practices identify, and buy & sell their surplus medical supplies and other assets.

And congratulations to the rest of this year’s amazing cohort on graduating from LAUNCH!

Bear Founders — LinkedIn for university entrepreneurs

BetterJourney — A behaviorial engagement platform built for case managers and their clients

Celestek — Utilizes satellite imagery to help pilots land during emergencies

Clinico — Enables clinical trial patients to profit from their data

Clymb Health — Digital health platform applying AI and collaborative care to chronic diseases

collaboratorium — SaaS to structure online deliberations and improve decision-making

Crediation — Mobile lending for small businesses in Kenya and all of Africa

Cruz Foam — Eco-friendly foam for surfboards that offers sustainability, biodegradability, and performance

Flourish — Engaging app leveraging games and rewards to build savings habits

Hiven — Creates coworking communities at home: anywhere, anytime

loom — Tool to share favorite family memories and stories between generations

nearfarms — Online marketplace connecting local farmers to consumers

PediaCam — AI to automate the diagnosis of ear infections

Polyledger — Cryptocurrency portfolio management platform that helps users create, track, and analyze their investments

PredictEV — Cryptocurrency-powered, prediction-focused social network

QPi — EdTech startup that breaks down complex STEM topics for teachers

Respira Labs — AI-powered, sound-based device that predicts COPD crisis

SnapSupport — Fastest way to provide instrument support to your field and lab technicians powered by mobile and analytics

Social Filter — Identify and remove unprofessional & risky content from social media accounts to present your best self online

Vision Science Labs — We help people achieve peak performance through better vision