Meet the 2019 Emerging Founders
Introducing the twelve next-generation, innovative leaders selected for Emerging Founders. These undergraduates and recent graduates are working on ventures that address issues ranging from the pre-trail justice system, automation, homelessness, fashion, food, financial literacy, and more. Click the photo of each Founder to learn more about their venture.
Han Ju Seo
Founder, Asian Creative Network
Rising Senior, Washington University ST. LOUIS
Asian Creative Network is a platform that strives to inspire and elevate Asian creatives who want to explore and pursue their creative passions.
Founder & Executive Director, Community Bail Fund of North Texas
Recent Graduate, Southern Methodist University
Building a more just America by engaging and evolving the pretrial justice system by exposing flaws in pretrial detention.
Head of operations, flame broiler
Recent graduate, university of southern california
Flame Broiler is a Korean-inspired quick-service restaurant franchise dedicated to serving healthy, quality, and delicious food at an affordable price.
Recent graduate, Babson College
Gentle’s mission is to create opportunities for the integration of gentleness into our daily lives, communities and public engagement, through products, events and partnerships.
Founder, MollyKate Cline LLC.
Rising SENIOR, Columbus College of Art & Design
MollyKate Cline LLC. educates millennial women on environmental issues within the fashion industry, while providing consumers with US made eco-friendly alternatives.
Founder & CEO, Numinar
Recent Graduate, Harvard University
Numinar is an AI-powered grassroots outreach platform for political campaigns that's using technology to transform the way that our public leaders engage with their constituents
Co-Founder & COO, Red Leader Tech
Red Leader is building the ultra-high resolution 3D sensors necessary for the safety and reliability of future automation and automated perception.
Rafael de la Vega
Founder & CEO, Salt Athletic
Rising Junior, University of Colorado
Salt Athletic is bringing fresh style and innovation to the athletic community because we love you. We currently create anti-odor, anti-bacterial athletic bags.
Founder, Simple Charity
Recent Graduate, Duke University
Simple Charity helps the local church practice solidarity with the global poor by engaging college students, conducting research, producing content, and simplifying generosity.
Founder & Author, Start Now Press
Recent Graduate, Stanford University
Start Now Press seeks to educate and empower future generations as a new kind of publisher that specializes in financial literacy content for children.
Recent Graduate, Vanderbilt University
Unlocked is an ethical jewelry brand that creates sustainable pathways out of homelessness by pairing employment with crucial resources like housing and financial training.
CEO & Lead Creative Designer, YWear
Through creativity and positive messaging YWear creates a new path in fashion with an aim to empower people through what they wear.