OUR FORAGERS

Our Foragers come from a variety of industries, but all share two commonalities -- a passion for their chosen industry and a balance of expertise. All foragers spend months getting up-to-speed on industries and are available for our partners throughout the year for questions and calls

23

Student

Foragers

10

Expert Advisors

6

Emerging Areas

9

Partner 

VCs

FORAGERS

Our student foragers span backgrounds that cover consultants, engineers, educators, bankers, entrepreneurs all with an innate scrappiness, a developed expertise in their area and a long-term (relatively) passion for their research area.

Their work makes this all possible

B2B BLOCKCHAIN APPLICATIONS
CONNECTED
CAR
AI FOR AGRIBUSINESS
AI FOR MANUFACTURING
DIGITAL
HEALTH
NEXT GEN RETAIL MARKETPLACES

CHIEF FORAGERS

Responsible for the operation and growth of the organisation, JJ and Arif both work across all VC partners and directly with the student foragers to ensure reports incorporate the feedback and best practices of our experts and partners alike

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Sarah "JJ" Caffey

sjcaffey@wharton.upenn.edu 

 

B2B BLOCKCHAIN

Our Blockchain team new that with all the hype, they needed to really dig into uses of the technology that had commercial viability sooner rather than later. 

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Colin Keeler

Mattia Flabiano

Julia Madden

Tanvi Shah

 

CONNECTED CAR

Our Connected Car team understood the difference between piloting an innovative idea for autonomous vehicles, and providing a cost-effective scalable approach

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Mike Hamilton

Dylon Chou

Peter Ortez

Lehren Mackay

 

AI FOR AGIBUSINESS

As the agricultural production becomes dependent on sensors and data collection, our team thought hard around how do you get the distribution to have an impact

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Avi Daman

Thabo Matse

Carmen To

Nellie Tan

 

AI FOR MANUFACTURING

From robots to Industry 4.0, our team thought about the areas of clear opportunity to help companies expand their manufacturing globally

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Upadhi Kabra

Gavin Yexra

Sruthi Ravi

Eric Meyer

 

DIGITAL HEALTH

Our healthcare team focused on areas where they new the existing healthcare system needed support and then delved deep to find the startups offering the right solutions

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Judith Ternes

Andrew Scott

Patricia Borges

Matthew Hinchey

 

NEXT GEN RETAIL MARKETPLACES

As consumers ache for a new way to shop and sellers flock to the market, our team through about the types of marketplaces of the future and how to pick the winners

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Deborah Chu

Dorena Tu

Lucy Hong

 

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