Three SEAS teams named President’s Innovation Challenge finalists

Awards ceremony set for May 3

Three teams from the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) have been named finalists in the President’s Innovation Challenge. Sponsored by the Harvard Innovation Lab, the annual President’s Innovation Challenge awards up to $75,000 to students and select alumni to advance their entrepreneurial projects. Winners will be announced on May 3 at Klarman Hall at the Harvard Business School (HBS). founder Rohan Doshi founder Rohan Doshi (Harvard Innovation Labs)

Stochastic co-founders Yuji Chai and Glenn Ko

Stochastic, co-founded by Yuji Chai and Glenn Ko (Harvard Innovation Labs)

Halo Braid co-founders Christian Knight, Yinka Ogunbiyi and David Afolabi

Halo Braid, co-founded by Christian Knight, Yinka Ogunbiyi and David Afolabi (Harvard Innovation Labs) and Stochastic will both compete in the Open Track of the competition. is led by Rohan Doshi, who’s in the M.S./M.B.A. program run jointly by SEAS and HBS. His venture uses artificial intelligence (AI) to help marketing teams generate high-quality visual assets without the need for traditional design studios.

Stochastic was co-founded by Yuji Chai, a Ph.D. candidate in computer science at SEAS, and Glenn Ko, a postdoctoral researcher in electrical engineering at SEAS. Stochastic is a development and infrastructure platform that allows businesses to easily build private and secure AI-powered applications.

Halo Braid will compete in the Ingenuity Award track. Co-founded by M.S./M.B.A. candidate Yinka Ogunbiyi, Halo Braid is an automated handheld hair-braiding device that greatly reduces the time necessary for one of the most popular hairstyles among Black women.

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Topics: Awards, Entrepreneurship

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