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In 2019 we hosted our first Founders Recruitment Process and launched our first company, OmniSync Inc. This year we launched two new companies to pursue market opportunities we’ve identified. Learn more about our selected founders and the companies they are developing.

2019 companies

OmniSync Inc.

OmniSync provides a software solution to help startups and small businesses secure non-dilutive funding through grants (such as SBIRs), contracts, and loans from government and private sources.

Our platform also serves as a one-stop-shop for companies to secure intellectual property assets, and establish strong business and financial systems that enable seamless day-to-day operations. We aim to be your funding partner and virtual COO.

OmniSync Inc.

OmniSync provides a software solution to help startups and small businesses secure non-dilutive funding through grants (such as SBIRs), contracts, and loans from government and private sources.

Our platform also serves as a one-stop-shop for companies to secure intellectual property assets, and establish strong business and financial systems that enable seamless day-to-day operations. We aim to be your funding partner and virtual COO.

Rupak Doshi, CEO

Rupak has over 15 years of experience across startups, industry, and academia. He has a Ph.D. from the University of Cambridge, UK and conducted postdoctoral research on biofuels and antibody discovery at prestigious institutions like The Scripps Research Institute and UC San Diego. 

Norman Huang, COO

Norman is a bioengineer, with experience across startups and academia. A Ph.D. from UC San Diego, he has over 7 years of research experience at the interface of biology, hardware engineering, and machine-learning. Norman is the founder of EatSafe (2013-2019, San Diego), a food biotech company and the co-founder and CTO of Arena Sciences.

2020 companies

Productified

We exist to help inventors and entrepreneurs turn their ideas into products. As inventors and entrepreneurs ourselves who have walked this path before, we are passionate about providing tools and expertise to help makers achieve their dreams!

Productified is a free, all-in-one online platform that provides a guided process to research, design, develop, prototype, build, market and sell products, as well as tools to hire experts, raise funding, and manage projects.

Productified

We exist to help inventors and entrepreneurs turn their ideas into products. As inventors and entrepreneurs ourselves who have walked this path before. We are passionate about providing tools and expertise to help makers achieve their dreams!

Productified is a free, all-in-one online platform that provides a guided process to research, design, develop, prototype, build, market and sell products, as well as tools to hire experts, raise funding, and manage projects.

Alex Triener, CEO

Alex served as the CEO and founder of Pet Wireless, which was acquired in 2018. He has held engineering and management positions at various technology and biotech companies, including 9 years with Illumina. Alex holds 15 patents, an MBA from UCSD, and a Master of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel. 

Sid Jubran, COO

Sid served as the 1st employee of a startup in Silicon Valley, and the founder of a former startup in Austin Texas. He brings a variety of skills and experience with a passion and drive for startup success. Sid holds a master’s degree in engineering from Arizona State University, speaks 3 languages, and volunteers with STEM students and blood banks.

Simply Independent 

Simply Independent’s mission is to remove barriers to aging-in-place and empower everyone to live independently with dignity in the comfort of their chosen communities.

We are a customer-centric company delivering streamlined and reliable services, products and knowledge to help seniors and their families navigate longevity.  Our scalable platform will offer individually tailored solutions that provide lasting utility for customers across the entire aging spectrum.

Simply Independent 

Simply Independent’s mission is to remove barriers to aging-in-place and empower everyone to live independently with dignity in the comfort of their chosen communities.

We are a customer-centric company delivering streamlined and reliable services, products and knowledge to help seniors and their families navigate longevity.  Our scalable platform will offer individually tailored solutions that provide lasting utility for customers across the entire aging spectrum.

Yilan Shi, CEO

Yilan is a published scientist who recently completed her graduate work in Genetics at UCSD. She served as an Associate with the University Growth Fund, a VC fund with $32 million of assets under management. Yilan holds a BS in Biology from UCLA, a Master’s in Biotechnology from Georgetown University, and a Master’s of Science in Biomedical Sciences from UCSD. 

Jenny Kan, COO

Jenny recently served as a lead protein engineer at Caltech. She has worked as a scientific consultant to a number of biomedical and consumer care companies and has started her own businesses. Jenny holds 7 patents and three degrees, from the University of Cambridge: a Ph.D. in Chemisty, a Master’s of Science in Natural Sciences, and a Bachelor of Arts. 

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