Snapshot: 2019 – 2020 StartUp Worcester Cohort Companies

ACCL Marketing –Avyay Chaganty & Cody Lavallee

Becker College

ACCL Marketing’s mission is to make marketing seamless by providing their clients with tools to increase their brand recognition and increase sales.


AMBassadors Community Development, LLC –Amy Mosher Berry

University of Vermont and Clark University

AMBassadors Community Development, LLC “builds bright futures” through leadership development (work and life readiness training/internships), sustainability education (via What’s Hot TV Show + Podcast and quarterly events), and related consulting and speaking.


Breiter Planet Properties –Andrew Breiter-Wu

Breiter Planet Properties is a solar project origination and development firm, helping real estate owners monetize their properties while helping utilities and large energy consumers reduce their energy costs.

Media Coverage –November 2018         July 2019


GrowBox–Marc Printz, Nathan Rosenberg, Austin McCalmont, Ethan Merrill, & Kay Vail

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

GrowBox creates solutions in the agricultural and food waste industry to help prevent climate change and the impending global food crisis.


HVK Children’s Foundation–Jermoh Kamara

Providence College & New York Medical College

HVK Children’s Foundation plays a vital role in school health education by partnering and working with schools to form a network where coordinated school health and education programs are executed in sub-Saharan Africa and Liberia. HVK’s main program, Lab-in-a-Box, delivers rich off-line content powered by solar panel for schools without internet and electricity.

Media Coverage –February 2019


In Virtu Data Solutions, LLC –Pavel Terentiev

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

In Virtu Data Solutions, LLC is a WPI-based startup, which brings together cutting-edge mixed reality technology and advanced machine learning. The purpose of the company is to enhance the pharmaceutical industry.

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MA¥D 在美国 (Made in America)–Joel Stanley Dunbar Jr.

Quinsigamond Community College

MA¥D 在美国is clothing company embracing cultures from all over the world and giving a sense of unity from the clothes created.


MyTipz –Tarik K. Octave & Leroy Byron

Nichols College & Assumption College

MyTipz is a new accessory that will help protect your aglets from day to day wear and tear.


Phenic Natural Skincare–Sophia El-Hayek & Alexandra Haigis

Assumption College

Phenic Natural Skincare mission is to create effective yet pure natural skincare products.

Media Coverage –July 2019


Proximate–Ross Andrews & Thomas Boles

Quinnipiac University

Proximate is a sales intelligence software tool for enterprise sales teams.


Rydro Farming–Nolan Ryan

Bryant University

Rydro Farming allows consumers to have access to the freshest tomato in Central Massachusetts during the winter season.