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Behind-the-Scenes with Our Venture Fellows


Venture Fellows - Mercury Health

Learn about a few of the projects being supported by Sullivan Center students

One of the best ways for entrepreneurs to learn about what it takes to thrive as a startup is to work alongside one. The Venture Fellows program allows students to do just that. Interdisciplinary teams of Student Venture Fellows support startups through a range of projects including the development of a venture's financials and creating accounting systems to conducting deep market research and commercialization strategies. Learn more about the most recent projects performed by Venture Fellows below.

A Rady MBA student, a first year Medical School student, and two undergraduates conducted deep market research for a novel nerve reconstruction medical device developed by Professor Sameer Shah.

LIMBER Prosthetics and Orthotics
Hongyuan (Hayley) Zhang (MSBA '22) provided market research about the manufacturing of customized prosthetic limbs. LIMBER Prosthetics and Orthotics was co-founded by Joshua Peltz and Luca De Vivo Nicoloso, both of whom have Ph.D.s from UC San Diego's Jacobs School of Engineering."Working with the LIMBER team has been invaluable to advancing my understanding of entrepreneurship, innovation, and professionalism," Zhang said.

An interdisciplinary team of five students (including two from Rady's Master of Science in Business Analytics program) conducting deep market and commercialization analysis into a novel piezo foam sensor technology developed by Professor Don Sirbuly.

Four students conducted deep market research and commercialization assessment of a novel nucleic acid technology developed by Professor Debashis Sahoo.

Two Rady MBA students conducted deep market research and commercialization analysis for Daecos, Inc., developed by Professor Ravindra Mehta. The students provided a clinical decision support system for in-hospital acute kidney patients and also drafted the commercialization plan for a Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program. 

Three Rady School Master of Finance (MFin) students providing an AI-technology platform for vision-based monitoring in assisted living and home-health environments.


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