National Science Foundation I-Corps Program
2017 - 2018 Teams
Advanced Diabetes Technologies
An app that allows for the safe and easy monitoring of blood glucose.
Daniel Bowers – Entrepreneur, Postdoctoral Associate, Cornell University
Edward Botchwey – Academic Lead, Associate Professor, Georgia Institute of Technology
Tim Hurley – Mentor, Sr. Technology Licensing Officer and Commercialization Strategist, Penn State
A streamlined process of finding and comparing options for creating customized merchandise such as t-shirts and coffee mugs.
Atriya Ghosh – Entrepreneur, PhD Candidate, Penn State
Delphine Lariviere – Academic Lead, Postdoctoral Research Scientist, Penn State
Somreeta Muhkerjee – Mentor, Chief Executive Officer, Customize It
A digital marketing agency developing the world’s first Snapchat geofilter management software.
Benjamin Tarnoff – Entrepreneur, Chief Operating Officer, Hidlo Studios
Richard Weyer – Academic Lead, Instructor in Entrepreneurship, Penn State
Bill Zimmerman – Mentor, Lecturer, Penn State
Custom algorithm solutions for any meteorological need.
Andrew Moffitt – Entrepreneur, Meteorologist, KEZI 9 News
An alternative test of insulin resistance using plasma fatty acids instead of glucose in a simple, clinically friendly way that can predict the development of diabetes.
Rachel Walker – Entrepreneur, PhD Candidate, Penn State
Gregory Shearer – Academic Lead, Associate Professor, Penn State
A mobile blood testing application and proprietary test strip that reduces the need for individuals to travel to a lab for routine blood tests.
Sherveen Karbasiafshar – Entrepreneur, B.S. Student, Penn State
Robert Paulson – Academic Lead, Professor, Penn State
A synthetic bone grafting material called Bone Foam, which provides dentists a more effective and easier to use alternative to current biologic and synthetic graft materials.
Matthew Henry – Entrepreneur, Chief Executive Officer, Osteosynth
Daniel Hayes – Academic Lead, Associate Professor, Penn State
Tim Hurley, Mentor – Sr. Technology Licensing Officer and Commercialization Strategist, Penn State
Pets I’ve Met
A photo-sharing mobile app that allows pet lovers to keep picture memories of all the animals they meet.
Kimberly Tierney – Entrepreneur, Co-founder, Pets I’ve Met, LLC
James Tierney – Academic Lead, Lecturer, Penn State
Christine Faust – Mentor, Director of Development and Marketing, Centre County PAWS
An easy-to-clean surface coating products for bathroom fixtures that outperform current commercial products and allow for up to a 90% water savings.
Birgitt Boschitsch – Entrepreneur, Graduate Fellow, Penn State
Tak-Sing Wong – Academic Lead, Assistant Professor, Penn State
Jerry Hudson – Mentor, International Business Coach, Ben Franklin Technology Partners
A 3D printing technology that allows individuals to create custom footwear based on their individual style and foot size.
Nicholas Unis – Entrepreneur, Masters in Accounting Student, Penn State
Tim Simpson – Academic Lead, Professor, Penn State
A global co-working space community to connect co-working spaces across the world through a platform serving both co-working space users and co-working spaces.
HsiaoTing Ko – Entrepreneur, Chief Executive Officer, Visionese S.
Shyam Sundar – Academic Lead, Professor, Penn State
Linda Feltman – Mentor, Senior Business Consultant, Penn State Small Business Development Center
A wearable/mobile platform that detects cravings in people recovering from addiction disorder by monitoring indicators of stress and anxiety.
James Mundie – Entrepreneur, Mobile Application Developer, Penn State
Tim Brick – Academic Lead, Assistant Professor, Penn State