Garry Cooper

CEO of Rheaply. Garry Cooper started out studying Parkinson’s disease in his lab at Northwestern when he noticed there were a lot of underutilized resources that other departments on campus could use. So he started piling tools and goods onto a cart and walking by other teams to pick up what they need. When he…

Tyla-Simone Crayton

Tyla-Simone Crayton, the 16-year-old founder of Sienna Sauce came up with her delicious formula while her mom was hosting Wine and Wings. After the initial taste test stunned the room, Tyla-Simone recreated the sauce with better ingredients that cut out the excessive sugar and sodium than your regular bottle of ketchup or other condiment, and…

This App Will Give You Real-Time Access to a Live Translator When You Travel

“Uber for ‘x’” is the most overused, maddening phrase in startup land. It’s hype-marketing shorthand for just about every business idea that leverages the sharing economy.   That’s why co-founders Keithan and Quiante Hedrick were initially wary of framing their live-translator-on-demand app, Instaspeakers, as “Uber for translation” to potential investors. But the VCs they spoke…