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There are many milestones in life. First day of college, graduation, marriage, first child, first grandchild, retirement, and many more. Second Act, group of Rice MBAs and their friends, came together to focus on the life after retirement. They thought they found a huge market in the recently retired community, so they came up with the idea to match retirees...

Can you imagine not knowing when you need to use the restroom? Your bladder fills up as it normally does, but you have no concept of how full your bladder is getting. This is the struggle that patients with neurogenic bladder face in their everyday lives. Having a neurogenic bladder means that their bladder and brain don’t communicate with each...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text]When you think of a stereotypical entrepreneur, what do you think of? Someone with a degree in business? Brittany Barreto is unconventional. She jumped into the entrepreneurship world with a science-centered background—bachelor’s in biology and a doctorate in human genetics—and a crazy idea from college. As she worked tirelessly to finish the doctorate,...

Did you know that healthcare labor management is managed entirely by hand using Excel spreadsheets? Talk about a lot of work! Here’s where Myze comes in: Nikita Rayani, the founder of Myze, is developing a software that automates labor costs and productivity management....

Anyone with a severe food allergy is familiar with the EpiPen. Anyone who is related to or is close to someone with a severe allergy is also familiar with the EpiPen. They also know that EpiPens are clunky to carry around—they’re big and bulky, making it a hassle to store easily. Adren wants to change that. Founded by Justin Tang...

Graduating from Texas A&M University with a marketing and business degree in 2007, Chris Buckner had his heart set on working for a large advertising agency. He wanted to be Matthew McConaughey in How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days—pitching advertising ideas to large companies (and marry Kate Hudson). Though he did not land his dream gig, he gained...

Many college students today face housing struggles. They want or need to live off campus, but housing is very limited and often, schools do not provide adequate resources to find off-campus housing. This process is stressful, time consuming and can be difficult. Jonathan Bunt and co-founder Peter Rizzi, created KickedOC, a website that makes rental interactions between property managers and...

Jacques Zaneveld is the founder of Lazarus 3D, a company that 3D prints silicone body parts. The common misconception is that all organs look the same, but in reality, they all look different. Everyone’s tumors look different as well. The problem arises when physicians have to prepare for a new surgery with generic alternatives for that operation and they go...

With a deep background in sales and marketing, Leland Putterman dove into the entrepreneurship community almost inadvertently. After spending years at IBM, he transitioned to a smaller company, Oracle. He later invested in a startup called ACORN, who then asked him to join them in building another startup. In 2012, he co-founded Trivie, a trivia based corporate training app, and...

For the women out there: have you ever felt anxious going to the gynecologist for your annual exam? Have you ever felt uncomfortable during the exam? LilySpec is redesigning the vaginal speculum for improved patient comfort and visibility for OBGYNs....

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