August 2019

CozyKin: a Boston-based nanny share company, is partnering with She+ Geeks Out

Solstice: Featured on CNBC describing the benefits and opportunities of community solar.

Base Operations: Raised Pre-see $700K

Iterative Scopes: Healthcare startup, raises the standard of cancer treatment.

Surge Employment Solutions: MBA student Brooke Wages seeks to prepare people for high-skilled trade jobs after they’ve served time.

July 2019

Hydroswarm and Airworks appear in Bostinno's Guide: Seven High-Flying Drone Startups Ready to Take Flight

June 2019

Armoire: Fashion rental startup Armoire raises $3M to grow and expand offerings

Zilper Trenchless: A Solution to the US Water crisis.

Acoustic Wells: took home the top prize at the 2019 MIT $100K Launch competition

Relativity6: Meet the Startups in gener8tor’s First OnRamp Insurance Accelerator

Strand Therapeutics: MIT gene-therapy spinout raises $6M, enters competitive mRNA field

Takachar: Founder Kevin Kung selected as an Echoing Green 2019 Climate Fellow

May 2019

Kytopen: Raises $3.6 Million Seed Round

Teach To Learn: Won $15,000 first prize at the MIT Creative Arts Competition

ReviveMed: Founder Leila Pirhaji featured on WCVB ABC5 for her work to help those with fatty liver disease

Elephant in a Box: Launches Kickstarter campaign

Auggi: Announced as a winner of a 2019 Cornell Tech Startup Award

Cozykin: Raised $6M in Series A funding

Pison, Nextiles, Strand Therapeutics, and Project Daredevil: Accepted into this year’s MassChallenge Boston Cohort

March 2019

Zilper Trenchless: Won 5 prizes and more than $435,000 at the Rice Business Plan Competition

Gataca: Founder Irene Hernández provides an overview of Decentralized Digital Identities 

FarmWise: Announces new partnership with MI-based Roush

Solstice: Co-Founder and CEO, Steph Speirs, wins Elle Magazine’s Impact Woman Entrepreneur of the Year Award and the Banana Republic No Boundaries Award

Centaur Labs and Releaf: Teams are featured among the 85+ startups that recently launched at YC

Xapix: Connected vehicle company raises $2M in seed funding

Coco Nutritionist: Featured in MIT News story on exploring the nature of intelligence

LightMatter: Chosen as one of BostInno’s 19 startups to watch in 2019

February 2019

Aavia, Lightmatter, Mayflower Venues, Mobile Pixels: Named Built In Boston’s 50 Startups to watch in 2019

CassVita: Cofounder was interviewed on National TV in Cameroon

Biobot Analytics: Named one of Forbes Top 50 Women-Led Startups

New Day: New startup seeks jobs and growth for Myanmar’s entry-level workers

January 2019

Loro: Company designing a smart personalized companion for wheelchair users wins first place in Harvard CBE

Airworks: Raises $2.3M to help developers map construction sites in near real time

ReviveMed: CEO Leila Pirhaji is named a 2019 Ted Fellow

December 2018

Larissa: MIT Startup Comes Out of Stealth to Turn Post-Surgery Info Into Videos

Pison Technologies: Pison Technology Ignites Innovation to Help People With ALS Communicate

Farmwise: Founder Sebastien Boyer is one of MIT Tech Review’s Innovators Under 35 Europe 2018

Ghamut: Tuka Al Hanai developed an A.I. system that can detect depression in a conversation and is now one of MIT Tech Review’s Innovators Under 35 MENA 2018

Velaron: Pablo Ducru wins the prestigious Schwarzman Scholarship


Escher Reality: Founder Ross Finman was named one of Forbes 30 Under 30

FarmWise: Co-founders Sebastien Boyer and Thomas Palomares were named to Forbes 30 Under 30

New Day: New Day, founded by 2017-18 Fellow Conor Smith, was named “Best Startup in Myanmar” and is the country’s first low-income jobs mobile platform

dotLearn: a video-compression tech venture, was among a small group of startups selected by NJEDA to meet investors in a "speed dating" event called Founders & Funders

ReviveMed, Strand Therapeutics: Bristol-Myers Squibb Awards “Golden Tickets” for LabCentral


Hey, Charlie: Emily Lindemer’s app to tackle the opioid crisis is an MIT News feature story

Humon Hex: Humon’s Clinically Validated Muscle-Exertion Wearable Helped Underdogs Win Titles

Solstice: Cambridge Non-Profit Solstice Is Pioneering the Gig Economy of Solar Panels

Mobile Pixels: Technology that lets users pack their productivity anywhere is a $100K Diamond Winners in the MassChallenge Awards

AirWorks: This team, which provides aerial intelligence and analytics to the construction industry, won the RI MassChallenge

Traive: Traive provides affordable loans to financially marginalized farmers and won Silver in the Boston MassChallenge

Painting with Data: Web-based tool introducing a visual programming language for analysis and visualization of spatial data is one of the 26 finalists in the MassChallenge 2018 Cohort


MIT delta v Demo Day: 25 Startups, Including Sandbox Teams, Will Present at MIT “delta v” Demo Day

MIT Founder Retreat: Here’s What Happens When You Bring 12 MIT Female Founders Together for the Weekend.



Biobot Analytics: Develops cutting-edge technology to bring wastewater epidemiology to cities. Highlighted in the list of 10 startup ideas to tackle the opioid crisis.

Hey,Charlie: Aims to help people avoid environmental triggers that might threaten their recovery from an opioid addiction. Featured on the front page of STAT news. Highlighted in the list of 10 startup ideas to tackle the opioid crisis.


JULY 2018

Airworks: Provides autonomous aerial intelligence and analytics to construction companies to reduce quality errors and improve project efficiencies. Featured in Forbes Magazine.

Bloomer Tech: Integrating advanced fabrics technology and machine learning to turn everyday clothes into lifestyle medical and healthcare devices. MIT Technology Review.

Carbo: Developing large format additive manufacturing technology that makes complex composite parts, faster, lighter and cheaper. MIT Alumni News.

Hackidemia: Personalized AI education for families mediated by playful intelligent agents. Featured in The Globe and Mail.

Tarjimly: Helps refugees and aid workers overcome language barriers by connecting them with a volunteer translator. UNHCR (The UN Refugee Agency) staff has started using Tarjimlyapp.

Karuna Health: Building a network of “health guides” that patients can contact online to get help about health-related administrative tasks. Raised a $1.2 million seed round from investors.

Sigma Ratings: Non-credit risk rating agency: Closed $2.4 million Series Seed funding round.

Ricult: A fintech data platform and marketplace for smallholder farmers.  Raised $1.85 million to improve smallholder farmer profitability with digital tech platform.


JUNE 2018

Synaps Labs: A software and hardware platform that enables real-time targeted ads for digital out-of-home advertising. Operates in Moscow on 13 digital billboards in partnership with one of the leading European billboard operators

Alba: An online platform built to helping families in Latin America retain the perfect babysitters on time. Featured in Forbes Magazine.

Leuko Labs: Measures white blood cell levels in home, non-invasively. Won $100K at MassChallenge Pulse. Tested the device in 11 patients at MGH and a Madrid hospital, after receiving significant grants.

Yellowstone Energy: Reactivity Control Device for Advanced Reactors. Receives $2.5M+ from Department of Energy.

Mayflower Venues: : The AirBnb for non-traditional wedding sites. Raised $450K in funding.

Aam (aavia): Connected hardware device enabling 9.7M U.S. women taking Birth Control Pill from missing a dose. Finalist in MassChallenge Pulse.

Base Operations: Making security transparent, helping people in cities with high crime rates and poor access to accurate information.  Mentioned in World Economic Forum article Here's How Startups will Shape Latin America's Future and Wall Street Journal in A New Level of Security of Your Business Trip.  Won Microsoft Patent Program for Women.

MDaaSDiagnostic and primary care centers for Africa. $10,000 award MIT IDEAS Global Challenge.

Insemble: Retail focused anti-theft, cashier-less checkout systems. Co-Founder, Colin Webb, was appointed to The MIT Corporation (the Institute’s board of trustees) as a full-term members, serving for five years.

EctoTherm: Creating a thermal resonator (TR-1) that can translate diurnal temperature fluctuations into electricity. Chosen as a finalist in the NE and National Department of Energy.

Mobile Pixels: Created a pocket second screen for laptops named DUO. Launched a Kickstarter campaign on Tuesday that hit ~$200K in 72 hours.


MAY 2018

Zilper Trenchless: Significantly reducing the cost of installing underground pipes with versatile, cost-efficient machines that minimizes the impact to the surrounding area. Took home cash prizes, at the annual entrepreneurship competition.

Iterative Scopes: Reduction in colorectal cancer rates globally. Won a $10,000 Booz Allen Hamilton Data Analytics Prize at the annual entrepreneurship competition.

Esher Reality: Enabling cross-platform, multiplayer AR games that save digital objects in the real world: Acquired by Niantic (Pokémon Go creator) and donates back to Sandbox.

Mapify: Social travel platform where people can visualize, find and plan travel experiences: Presents at Start-up Battlefield Europe Finals. Electric fields to manipulate droplets on a surface to enable high-volume, low-cost biology experiments. MIT News.

Iterative Scopes: Provides gastroenterologists with machine learning-powered diagnostic tools that help them prevent colon cancer. Won the $10,000 Booz Allen Hamilton Data Analytics Prize at MIT’s $100K Launch competition.  Awarded one of the TMCx Life Science Accelerator Prizes.

Solstice: Provides community solar so that every household can participate in solar energy.  Has paying customers and has raised $2M; Massachusetts Clean Energy Commission (MassCEC), announced $50K investment; $816K came from DOE funding.

STEMgem:  Device toolkit that allows learners to create real, useful and relevant technology. Winner of MIT ilab Open Track: STEMgem.  2018 Finalist at MIT $100K Launch Competition.

MIT MILK Mama (M^3): Provides pumping mothers with a simple way to feed their baby breast milk while they are pumping it out. The design hit the market. Founder Dr. Katherine Hornbostel’s interviewed on Pittsburgh's local ABC news. 


APRIL 2018

Farmwise: Smart and autonomous robots to solve the problem of weeds in agriculture, saving farmers time and money. Raised $10.2M. Working on delivering their first machines summer 2018.

Revive- Med: AI-Driven Metabolomic Platform for Drug Discovery. Raises $1.5M in VC finance. Featured speaker at MIT Intelligence Quest Launch. Pitched to Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau at MIT Solve.

Legit: Uses AI to speed up the process of applying for patents and other intellectual property protections. Closed a $2.6 million seed round

Mesodyne: High-energy-density, ultra-quiet portable power generator that reduces the battery load of soldiers. Founder Veronika Stelmakh chosen to join Department of Energy’s (DOE) Chain Reaction Innovations (CRI) entrepreneurial program.  

NeuroMesh A managed security and intelligence platform for IoT and Industrial IoT devices. Co-Founder Gregory Falco chosen for Forbes 30 Under 30 for Enterprise TechnologySecond place in MIT’s $100K Accelerate Competition.

OZÉ: Empowering African small business owners to make decisions by analyzing transaction data using a mobile app. Winner of MIT IDEAS Global Challenge.  Also, Wins $150k in prizes at the Rice Business Plan CompetitionWon Top Prize in MIT $100K Accelerate competition. Winner of MIT ilab Social Impact & Cultural Enterprise Track

Loop: Preventing pressure sores for those in wheelchairs in developing countries:   

PreserveAir: Developing climate field storage and transport services for farmers to minimize dehydration losses

Capiche: developing an education discussion platform that uses artificial intelligence to evaluate student learning.

Takachar:  A small-scale, decentralized biomass pre-processing system for use in agricultural or remote areas in developing economies.  Awarded $65K as part of the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center’s (MassCEC) Catalyst program.


MARCH 2018

Sandbox Feature Article: MIT Sandbox Aims to Mold More Student Startups

Biobot Analytics: Develops cutting-edge technology to bring wastewater epidemiology to cities.  Helping to fight the Opioid epidemic.   Interviewed by VCGC.

Need-A-Knee, LLC: A Transfemoral Rotator for the Developing World.  Raised over $50,000 of equity-free financing.

Drones for Humanity: Powers relief organizations with technology to deliver aid when every second counts.  Received over $60K in funding and mentorship support.



EasyMail: Saves time for professionals by finding tasks in email and writing replies to them. This MIT And Harvard Startup Is Making Writing Emails Easier And Effortless.

Lightmatter:  Makes photonic chips that essentially perform calculations at the speed of light.   Raised $11M in Funding with lead investors Matrix and Spark Capital.

CassVita: Processes cassava and turns it into more preservable and durable finished products such as flour, beer, etc.   Scaling up and selling in Cameroon, West Africa.  

Sophia: Matches patients with the right therapist. Techstars 2018. Featured In VentureFizz.



DeepBench: Matching Clients and Advisors faster and better than ever before. Featured in Forbes Magazine.



CozyKin: Pairing families, then matching with Montessori trained nannies in-home, higher quality, lower cost childcare. Won $100K in MassChallenge 2017. Also nearly finished raising Seed Round.

W8X:  Uses robotics to improve weight lifting system, empowering athletes to reach their limits.  Won $50K as MassChallenge finalist

Remora Therapeutics: Using platelets to selectively release therapeutics to targeted tissue Won Golden ticket to Lab Central



Kytopen:  Developing an automated cell engineering platform to accelerate discovery of bioengineered chemicals  Accepted into MIT The Engine

MIT’s delta v accelerator 

  • Alba: Caregiving marketplace for parents in Latin America

  • Biobot Analytics: Technology to bring wastewater epidemiology to cities

  • Blockparty: Cooking classes for which participants donate food to those in need

  • Bloomer Tech: Medical sensors embedded in women’s bras to monitor heart disease

  • Divaqua - Selectively absorptive material for limiting toxic industrial effluents

  • GETRID: Collecting and repurposing unwanted quality items

  • Klarity: AI to massively accelerate contract law

  • Mayflower Venues: AirBnb for non-traditional wedding sites, enhanced with online planning

  • Mesodyne: High-energy-density, portable power generator to reduce soldiers’ battery load

  • NueroMesh: A managed security and intelligence platform for IoT and Industrial IoT devices

  • Octant: A Video data collection service for autonomous vehicle developers

  • Pinehealth: Improved health compliance using patient data to trigger text conversations

  • Remora Therapeutics: Using platelets to selectively release therapeutics to targeted tissue

  • ReviveMed: AI-Driven Metabolomic Platform for Drug Discovery.

  • Roots Studio: Curates, digitizes, and markets culturally iconic artwork from isolated artists

  • Sigma Ratings: Provides insight business risk vulnerabilities, focusing on financial crime risk

  • Sophia: Matches patients with the right therapist. Featured In VentureFizz. Techstars 2018.

  • W8X: Strength training powered by robotics

  • Waypoint: AR to change the way workers capture, distribute, and access expert knowledge


JUNE 2017

Rendever:  VR platform to provide aging population with cognitive stimulation, socialization and immersive therapeutic experience. Won $40K at MassChallenge/ Pulse

Hey, Charlie: When recovering from opioid dependency, helping change the individual’s social environment.MassChallenge/Pulse finalist in 2017 .  Won top $15K Prize at MIT Global IDEAS Challenge.


MAY 2017

Multiply Labs:  Making personalized nutritional supplements. Raised over $3M seed round. 2016 YCombinator 

Lightmatter: Winner $100K, MIT $100K Competition Launch Competition

CareMobile Transportation: Empathy-driven, medical transportation, Finalist - 3rd place, MIT $100K Competition Launch Competition

NeuroMesh: Providing managed security and intelligence for IoT devices, Finalist, MIT $100K Competition Launch Competition

Rendever: VR platform to provide aging population with cognitive stimulation, socialization and immersive therapeutic experience, Finalist, MIT $100K Competition Launch Competition


APRIL 2017

Tactile: First dedicated text-to-Braille converter. Won $10K at MIT Lemelson. Forbes Magazine covered teams win MIT IDEAS Global Challenge 2016. Covered in Fox News. Raising seed Capital and featured in Americaninno.  Won Microsoft Patent Program for Women

Relativity6:  AI Machine Learning Company to more accurately predict customer behavior and help reactivates lapsed customers.  Bootstrapping having secured a major $1M contract. Featured in MIT Corp News

MIT Global IDEAS Challenge  



NeuroMesh - A managed security and intelligence platform for IoT and Industrial IoT devices.  Second place in MIT’s $100K Accelerate Competition.



Pison Technology:  Capturing and filtering signals sent to the nervous system, used for VR and neuro-degenerative diseases such as ALS.  Won $400K award of the ALS Assistive Technology Challenge.  MIT News.



Tekuma: Art curation platform that connects artists with less conventional spaces like lobbies of residential buildings.  Bootstrapping – secured major contracts. Supported by Rough Draft Ventures


MARCH 2016

De-Ice:  Fully electric de-icing solution for the aerospace industry. . Featured in MIT news and Bostinno. Member of Greentown Labs. Raised $4M seed round from angel investors

CoolCrop (Go Mango): Rental solar-powered cooling boxes in India to prevent food spoilage.   Featured in Bostinno. And MIT Legatum.

Dueminuti: Healthy pasta, operating a successful restaurant in Seattle. Featured in The Stranger.  

PetsEmpowered: Arranges temporary pet fostering for people in crisis in Mass and RI. Accepted into Mass Challenge

Releaf: Nigerian B2B marketplace that helps African businesses prosper.  Raised $120,000 from YCombinator to expand its business in Nigeria.