School: University of Malaya
Sadira’s interest has always been in entrepreneurship. However, without any business experience or academic background, starting Readpublic was a leap of faith. Readpublic is a centralized platform that curates book prices from online bookstores and offers a marketplace feature for readers to buy and sell their used books. Thirst for Learning describes her best because it highlights her commitment to acquiring the necessary entrepreneurial skills that have equipped her to run her business. “When I wanted to pursue this idea, I was afraid to take the opportunity. But a saying which I hold dearly is, “You’ll miss 100% of the chance if you don’t take it”. Thus, I take each opportunity seriously and I believe everything is an chance to grow”.
School: Brigham Young University
Garrett Gee, a Brigham Young University student whose company, Scan, developed one of the most-used apps for QR Code scanning on mobile devices. In their first year, Scan grew to over 10 million users and raised $1.7 million from Google Ventures, Lady Gaga, and other top Venture Capitalists. At age 13, Garrett set the Genius World Record for Tetris.
School: The Ohio State University
Genetesis is a privately held medical technology company oriented towards the development of efficient and non-invasive cardiac current density mapping. Our technology utilizes the body’s weak magnetic fields to reconstruct, computationally, areas of high and low electrical conductivity in the heart. Our software, the Genetesis CardioFlux Mapping System, is able to characterize deep sources of current that are consistently missed by the EKG, and does so with the utmost accuracy and 3D visualization. With its noninvasive design, CardioFlux has exciting diagnostic capabilities which will hopefully improve patient safety and physician confidence, with ultimate reduction in cost to the healthcare system.