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LaunchX Alumni and Startups

Learn more about LaunchX Alumni and some of the startups that launch during the LaunchX summer program.

LaunchX Alumni

LaunchX Alumni go on to do incredible things and grow as established entrepreneurs. Even after the program, many alumni continue to grow their LaunchX startups, build amazings careers, start new ventures, and make notable contributions to their community. Learn more about LaunchX Alumni and startups that launch during the LaunchX summer program below.

Mrigank Pawagi 

  • 2021 LaunchX Alumnus
  • Top-6 finalist of Wai Wai Glocal Teen Hero India
  • Co-founder of EcoGo
  • EcoGo was selected as a top-6 finalist in the Youth Founders’ Summit by Smarter Me Singapore
  • EcoGo was recognized as a Winner at ‘Powered By Youth’ Hong Kong

Joana Baptista 

  • 2017 LaunchX Alumnae
  • Multi-award winning social entrepreneur
  • 3 times TEDx speaker
  • Current company, She., reaches over 15 countries and has received notable endorsements

Michael Matias

Harshita Arora 

  • 2017 LaunchX Alumnae
  • TedX speaker
  • Co-founder of a technology startup in the Bay Area that raised over $100 million in venture capital
  • Founder of a Crypto Price Tracker app that ranked #2 in the finance category on the App Store

Andre Bertram 

  • 2016 LaunchX Alumnae
  • CEO and Co-founder of HelpWear Inc, a company that brings more affordable and accessible healthcare to cardiac patients.
  • Thiel Fellowship Recipient, YC Alumni, and a AVP at Pioneer Fund
  • Founded Beyond Aging, a functional working group that removes barriers facing the longevity industry

Molly Cantillion

  • 2019 LaunchX Alumnae
  • TedX Speaker
  • Co-founder of GirlTechBoss 
  • Social entrepreneur and intrepid researcher
  • Co-founder of Techshare Project, a student-led 501(c)3 that initiatives inspiring the next generation of engineers and entrepreneurs

This is the tip of the iceberg of the amazing entrepreneurial pursuites of our alumni, though given the extensive alumni base, it would take pages to list everything. A few other short highlights, though, include:

  • Neil Deshmukh – Founder of PlatntumAI, co-founder of VocalEyes at LaunchX
  • Annie Lu – Founder and CEO of H2Ok Innovations, Forbes 30 Under 30, recent Venture Capital Fellow at Pear VC
  • John Peurifoy – Co-Founder of Floating Point Group, previous co-founder of Fue Algorithmic Trading, previous co-founder of Essace, previous Lead Developer positions
  • Johnny Wang – Co-Founder at Crosswire, previous co-founder of Payloc
  • Michael Meadows – Co-Founder of Protein Pints, Accelerator Program Director of Maximize, Previous Branch Manager of Young Entrepreneurs Across America, several previous positions at LaunchX
  • Karina Popovich – Founder of INERTIA, Teen Vogue 21 Under 21, Kleiner Perkins Fellow, Previous Founder of Makers for COVID-19
  • Devishi Jha – Founder of Voyagers, mentor at TechStars, sit on the board at American Lung Association
  • Ben Latz – Co-Founder at The Tie, previous co-founder at Wingman Collective LLC
  • Akshaya Dinesh – Founder of Spellbound, previous co-founder of Ladder, previous angel investor / scout for Andreeson Horowitz, previous founder of Girls Makes Apps

And many, many more!

LaunchX Alumni Key Lessons

LaunchX alumni learn many incredible things from the materials, staff, and their peers while enrolled in the LaunchX entrepreneurship summer program. Even after the program, these lessons seem to resurface in their entrepreneurial journeys, careers, and personal lives. Watch the video below to hear what lessons LaunchX alumni have learned.

LaunchX Startups

LaunchX students start companies across all industries and business types, focusing primarily on scalable innovations and solving problems where they can add value in the world. LaunchX startups create traction during the LaunchX summer program and many continue to grow after the summer program. Below are some of the amazing startups that have launched during the summer program.


Bridging the digital and physical world of at-home therapy, one kit at a time.

Auesome’s mission is to make therapy more accessible and affordable. AUesome’s kits, instructional videos, and app simplify the at-home therapy process for parents of children with special needs.

  • Raised over $1,810
  • Distributed over 200 kits
  • Reach in 9 States


EcoGo provides user-friendly, dynamic listings of eco-friendly stores and products to make sustainable shopping an easier experience for all.

EcoGo’s mission is to help the world pursue a greener lifestyle in hopes of making the world a better place for us and future generations to come.

  • Selected as a top-6 finalist in the Youth Founders’ Summit by Smarter Me Singapore.
  • Winner at ‘Powered By Youth’ by Kids4Kids Hong Kong – receiving mentorship as well as a grant

Vitto Baskets

Vitto Baskets is dedicated to promoting a healthier, more sustainable lifestyle and supporting local farms by making organic local produce more accessible.
  • Sold more than $1,000 of their offering within a month of operation
  • Soon to come additional locations, newspaper publication, and partnership with local nonprofits

See more in their blog post

Terraridise – customizable terrariums

Each order starts with a personality quiz on our website then the customer is matched to the best succulent, polished crystals, and raw crystals. Along with a selenite stick, the order is then packaged and shipped (two different sizes available).

This 2022 startup has a beautiful designed offering and sold over $250 of the offering during the timeframe of the program with plans to continue.


InternStation is a platform for high schoolers and university students to find internship opportunities around the world.

While many students are excited about the opportunity of connections of young people with work experience, the difficulty is getting real traction, and that’s what set this group of young entrepreneurs apart.  They were able to gain financial commitments from both the companies and the young people, and during the short timeframe of the program, brought in revenue in excess of $2,000!


A multi-platform custom levels video game where people use their head movement to match the beats under various genres of music for neck pain relief

The team has completed over $300 in sales with a very innovative game that includes tutorial, modules, and a lot of fun interactivity!