Kehillah Students Place 3rd at Startup Competition
Kol HaKavod to Juniors Ari Glenn, Jake Darnell, and Andrew Lin who competed in this past weekend’s CSU Monterey Bay Startup Weekend competition. Ari and Jake’s startup, Dermacare, focused on creating a machine learning AI tool and health-related social network to provide extremely low-cost skin care advice to teens. Andrew’s startup, Portabody, also made it into the finals. His concept was to build an affordable video conference robot for medically fragile individuals to virtually travel to social events when it is not possible for them to attend in person. Startup Weekend is a national movement to promote lean startup validation. Over a hundred competitors and thirty startups were pitched over the 54-hour event. Ari and Jake are now planning on taking their idea to the next round, Challenge Monterey Bay, to compete for venture capital funding. Ari, president of Kehillah’s entrepreneurship club would also like to bring a high school startup competition to Kehillah in the future.
Pictured above is Ari Glenn, Jake Darnell, and their team of CSU students.