Seven WIN Teams Compete at HUBweek's Demo Day


In October, three current WINners and four WIN Lab alumnae will be participating in HUBweek’s Demo Day, a day of panels and a showcase of some of Boston’s best startups and entrepreneurs. HUBweek was founded in 2014 by the Boston Globe, Harvard University, MIT, and Massachusetts General Hospital with the goal of bringing together “the most creative and inventive minds making an impact in art, science, and technology” in Boston and connecting them with people around the world. HUBweek 2017’s wide range of events include a Robot Block Party, The Female Entrepreneur’s Experience in Boston panel, a collaborative art exercise on Containing Addiction: Painting, Writing, and Rapping Toward Recovery, and many other interesting happenings.

Demo Day is the second to last day of this series of events. Among the panels and the showcase, 32 of Boston’s best startups will be pitching head-to-head, and the final eight will pitch in front of an expert panel to compete for the 2017 title and around $50,000 worth of prizes and cash in the Demo Day Finale. Seven current and past WINners will be among the 32 startups competing. They’ll also be participating in the showcase where registered guests can connect with the startups, innovation labs, and leading companies featured in Demo Day, so if you’re interested, stop by and meet the entrepreneurs on October 14th!

Current Cohort:

Project 99
Project 99 enables diverse millennial talent to be at the forefront of cultural change within leading organizations. We help companies run internal, cohort-based leadership programs that equip their high-potential millennials to harness their collective energy and talent to tackle racial equity in the workplace. Through this work, we will achieve our vision of 30% racial and ethnic diverse leadership across the corporate sector by 2030.

Watch Rx
WatchRx offers a smartwatch with phone & GPS to help seniors take their meds on time, live independent with dignity, reminders showing the name, dosage and image, emergency calls & live GPS tracking and alerts caregivers for missed medication, GPS, emergency via caregiver app.

X.O.I. Beverage
X.O.I is a healthy hydration for both the skin and the body, powered by a Vietnamese traditional skin healing herb called Gac fruit. Through our sustainable and ethical supply chain, we are able to support and empower marginalized Vietnamese farmers who grow and harvest Gac fruit with us.

WIN Lab Alumnae:

Own the Boardroom
Own The Boardroom is a Rent-the-Runway for professional attire. By offering high-end, high-fashion suits for rent, we aim to level the playing field in any business situation by taking status out of the equation, and enabling go-getters in business to represent their best self at the negotiating table.

Artyfactos is an eco-exotic, statement jewelry business that features boldly colored, hand-woven designs by entrepreneurial women in Latin America. Our jewelry is 100% recycled, made with all natural materials such as orange peel, cantaloupe seeds, coffee beans and vegetable ivory (Tagua).

Simone Simon
Cecile Thieulin is an architect and the founder of Simone Simon: a sustainable clothing line for women. She wants fashion to adapt to women, and not women to adapt to fashion. Simone Simon is where high style meets ultimate comfort, finally! She is a true Parisian, but loves and lives the American life.

Unruly Studios
Unruly Studios is a Boston-based EdTech company that creates interactive experiences to empower children with critical STEM skills while encouraging physical play and social engagement. We challenge kids ages 6-12 to make their own rules for creative play.

AUTHOR: Mira Kennedy