Work, Projects & Community Initiatives

Tech Projects
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  • Lightbank Connect — Single app to apply to our portfolio at Lightbank. Featured on Chicago Inno.
  • ProductHop — Timehop meets Product Hunt. #3 product for the day on Product Hunt. Featured by The Next Web.
  • FlashLine — POS app that allowed for advance ordering. Top 3 prize at AngelHack Chicago 2014. Won a sponsor prize from BitGo.
  • Lingal — Speech translation between languages (Google Translate didn't have it yet). Won a sponsor prize at PennApps 2014
  • Sentry — Home security device. Won a sponsor prize at HackMIT 2013
Research Projects
Community Initiatives
  • Co-Organizer @ Chicago Enterprise Tech Meetup (2016-17)
    • Monthly meetup with 100+ attendees including local VCs, founders, and operators
  • Co-Founder // Co-Organizer @ Chicago Young in Tech Meetup (2016-17)
    • Quarterly meetup with ~50 attendees mostly from the startup / venture community
  • Founders at Illinois (2013-16)
    • I launched/led 2 internal programs: A semester-long startup accelerator for student entrepreneurs and a microgrants program that gave student teams $500 to pay for initial product & marketing expenses. A few startups that went through each program ended up raising proper seed rounds after.