2017 New Venture Teams

Meet the new venture teams developed by the McGuire Entrepreneurship Program, Class of 2017.

Bar Harbor Technology

Bar Harbor Technology is here to improve the inefficiencies of the day-to-day operations in the full-service restaurant industry using RFID and NFC technology. 

Ivan Escobosa, Finance; Garrett Patrick, Environmental Science; Olivia Ripps, MIS; Connor Stewart, Marketing.

Changeover logo

Changeover re-purposes unused warehouses to provide storage space to consumers and offers a platform to rent or sell those items to the community.

Payal Sinha, MBA; Luis Valdez, MBA; Macy Walker, MBA.

CloisterVR Logo

CloisterVR creates virtual reality home tours to allow clients to tour and customize their future home before a brick is laid. 

Daniel Blanchard, Business Economics; Asher Caplan, Architecture; Zachary Shimek, MIS; Justin Tidwell, Business Management

  Conspiracy Cosmetics Logo

Conspiracy Cosmetics designs, manufactures, and sells customizable, high-quality luxury cosmetics with an emphasis on social responsibility, natural ingredients and sustainable practices.

Sarah Boice, Finance; Jessica Lazzeroni, Marketing; Lauren Sayers, Marketing; Amber Simons-O’Neill, Business Management. 

Fasten Logo

At Fasten, we envision an effortless life for individuals who live with disabilities and dexterity issues. Our company offers products that utilize our unique magnetic fastener to make their lives easier. 

Clark Abourisk, Accounting; Amanda DePierro, Business Management; Bryan Eberson, Mechanical Engineering; Inge Hendrikx, Business Management; Jack Trump, Marketing.

Food Change Logo

FoodChange is a developing nonprofit focused on creating sustainable, healthy meals from imperfect produce that otherwise would go to waste.

Stephanie Choi, English - Literacy, Learning, and Leadership; Rachael Drozdoff, Marketing; Sonali George, MBA; Cooper Temple, Economics (SBS), Middle Eastern and North African Studies.

Groupdup Logo

Groupdup challenges the rising prices and hassle of planning a memorable group experience. We provide an online platform for users to leverage group discount rates.

Ian Barrie, Marketing; Matt LaBarre, MIS, William Lee, MIS, Computer Science; Christy Mata, Accounting.


HIPR is a personalized subscription service that delivers a holistic skincare regimen. We offer comprehensive personal care education with input from dermatologists and nutritionists.

Madalaina Conti, Business Management; Hannah Shanken, Marketing; Leila Shevins, Marketing, Retail Science; Alyssa Thompson, Physiology.

Iris Logo

Iris, Electronic Medical Records, is an interactive software that accelerates the patient record process to increase accuracy and reduce ambulances’ running out of service.

Cortez Cubillas, Marketing; Connor Orth, Marketing; Nava Sadeghi, Finance; Elizabeth Spohn, Marketing, Management.

Learn Safe Logo

Using advances in serious games and augmented reality, LearnSAFE provides training products that reduce citations, decrease injuries, and encourage a safety culture in the workplace.

Leonard Brown, Computer Science.

Loop Logo

Loop is a personal relationship management tool that brings data science into personal networking and eliminates the busy work of manually tracking digital interactions.

Chase Jacobi, Finance; Grayson Largman, Finance; Sara Stanfield, Business Management.

MEdLi Logo

MEdLi is a healthcare company dedicated to improving patient understanding of their health through the use of virtual reality.  

Alisha Acharya, MBA; Gabrielle Courtney, Business Management; Michael Dicaro, Electrical and Computer Engineering; Mira Patel, Pharmaceutical Economics, Policy and Outcomes; Poorva Rajguru, Biomedical Engineering.

Nunami Labs logo

Nunami Labs crafts cutting-edge sensor technologies for self-driving cars that enable vehicles to see and understand their surroundings, creating a safer road ahead.

Kory Chinn, MIS; Ryan Leeper, MIS; Scott Marshall; Electrical and Computer Engineering.

October Sports Group Logo

October Sports Group is committed to offering affordable, high-quality, boutique baseball bats, backed by Hall of Fame baseball players specifically designed for youth little leaguers. 

Brett Meyer, Finance; Madison Truman, Marketing; Zachary Wiles, Finance.

OneBlock Systems logo

At OneBlock Systems, we revolutionize home security technology by transforming your Wi-Fi router into a stand-alone detection device, no cameras or sensors needed!

Mason Aboloff, Business Management; Jacob Ferry, Finance; Kirsten Ortez, Accounting, Greg Vogt, Marketing; Michael Wong, Electrical and Computer Engineering.

Pocket Pantry logo  

Pocket Pantry is an app that allows users to watch cooking videos, create shopping lists, and order the ingredients to be delivered to their door.

Nicole Connaghan, Finance; Omri Hazan, Computer Science, Mathematics; Kevin Mahoney, Marketing; Lior Schinagel, MIS, Creative Writing, Finance.

SaluRem logo  

Autoimmune and inflammatory diseases limit the lives of millions worldwide. SaluRem restores patients to health with a natural, pro-biotic style treatment, now starting FDA phase 2 approvals.

John Hansen, Finance; Heather Jackson, MBA; Tiernay Marsh, MBA; Megan Pinela, MBA; Eduardo Ramirez, Mechanical Engineering, Mathematics.


SHAW aims to provide a constant health monitor that tracks an individual’s vitals, in conjunction with an emergency button.

Emmanuel Anderson, MBA/MIS; Reem Aussy, Marketing; Nicholas Copic, Electrical and Computer Engineering; Mitchell Stern, Finance. 

  Specteros Logo

Specteros is an energy management company specializing in indoor horticulture solutions for sustainability and growth. Our products offer customization and flexibility inspired by growers.

Jonathan Besquin, Marketing; Edward LaVilla, Optical Engineering; Cory Owan, Electrical and Computer Engineering; John-Michael Stilb, Marketing.