2019-2020 AMP Batch 1

The ten inaugural impact startups that form Batch 1 are all founded and led by current students pursuing graduate and undergraduate degrees across the UC Berkeley system.

Democratizing access to justice by using technology to increase attorney efficiency and reduce legal costs

Omer Ardic

Business Leader with three years of operational experience at McKinsey. Implemented AI solution for petro factory system featured at Davos World Economic Forum 2020.

Omer Ardic

Full-Time MBA
Chris Schletter

Lawyer-Entrepreneur with California Bar. Worked in big law and has experience with small practices. Avid techie who used most recent innovative legal technologies.

Chris Schletter

Berkeley Law
Abhinav Bhaskar

Full Stack Developer and former Director of UC Berkeley’s official statistic club. Coded their web presence and created coding lessons for beginners.

Abhinav Bhaskar

Applied Mathematics

Aggregating, validating and communicating climate change solutions.

Sadie Frank

MDP candidate with a focus in climate policy, emerging technology, and sustainable futures. Background in strategy, operations and digital marketing.

Sadie Frank

Master of Development Practice (MDP)
SrikarV

Second year Master’s graduate in Information Management. Have experience leading a Data Science team and building AI products for various industries

Srikar Varanasi

Berkeley MIMS
Amaani Hamid

MDP candidate focused on sustainable development, grid modernization, and environmental policy. Work part-time to bring DERs onto the grid to ensure grid reliability and resilience.

Amaani Hamid

Master of Development Practice (MDP)

Leveraging technology to reduce food waste in dining halls and restaurants

Paran Sonthalia

Second year undergrad studying computer science.
Past experience working at Pivotal and LeanData with enterprise products. Hoping to reduce food waste and donate to help people be fed.

Paran Sonthalia

Berkeley CS
Pranshu Bansal

Second year student studying EECS. Past experience in taxation and financial consulting. Interested in pedagogy and theoretical CS research.

Pranshu Bansal

Berkeley EECS
Daniel Ciao

Second year CS student, vision and language researcher. Past intern experience at Google. Interested in using ML to make the world greener.

Daniel Ciao

UCLA CS

Detecting fake videos to protect online trust

Raymond Lee

Data Science Consultant at the D-Lab. Graduated Winter ‘19 with a Master’s in Information & Data Science. Previously worked as a data analyst at an energy company.

Raymond Lee

Berkeley MIDS
Vijay Singh

PE at NetApp with over 20 years of software engineering experience with specialization in IP networking. Machine learning projects in NLP and computer vision.

Vijay Singh

Berkeley MIDS
Arvindh Ganesan

Data scientist at Cisco systems,Inc. Graduated Summer ‘19 with a Master’s in Information & Data Science. Interested in using data science to make social and economic difference!

Arvindh Ganesan

Berkeley MIDS

Expanding access to job opportunities by connecting informal blue-collar workers with hiring employers in Africa

sarahlebu

Graduated from Makerere University. Work experience in social enterprises in East Africa. Interested in using entrepreneurship to build inclusive communities.

Sarah Lebu

Berkeley MPH, MCP
Kwinoja Kapiteni

Graduated from Berkeley’s Master of Public Health Program. Research experience working with vulnerable populations in East Africa. Interested in entrepreneurship research with similar populations.

Kwinoja Kapiteni

Berkeley, MPH
Chidi Uwaeme

Graduated from University of Jos and has experience in health literacy, advocacy and impact assessment in West Africa. Interested in community development through social entrepreneurship.

Chidi Uwaeme

Berkeley MSW
Kenneth Lebu

Graduated from Makerere University. Work experience in software engineering in banking and health sectors. Interested in using technology to improve access to essential services.

Kenneth Lebu

Software Engineering, BS

The easiest way for local artists to show their art at unconventional venues

Lucas Tepman

Fulbright Scholar from Argentina on his last semester at UC Berkeley. Experience on management and public affairs. Previously Head of Advisors for National Ministry of Industry of Argentina.

Lucas Tepman

Berkeley MDP
Adam Sherman

Operations and Strategy manager at an internet education company. Previously worked in finance and data analysis at a hedge fund in NY.

Adam Sherman

Berkeley MIDS
Nancy Reyes Mullins

Second-year MDP focused on social impact measure- ment and reporting for NGOs and corporations. Prior experience in sustainable investing, sales, & strategic planning.

Nancy Reyes Mullins

Berkeley MDP
image19

Graduated from UC Berkeley. Experience in the art world as gallerist and artist.

Magdalena Fraga

aaronscherf

Impact evaluation specialist, with experience evaluating social systems at the European Institute for Economics Research and data analytics for USAID.

Aaron Scherf

Berkeley MDP
Ollie Downs

Berkeley alum, now MIDS student (School of Information) and Student Lead at CDSS. Data Ecologist, Data Ethicist, and MUSA’s biggest fan.

Ollie Downs

5th Year MIDS

Monitoring the world’s oceans to locate and evaluate the environmental impact of every marine aquaculture operation in the world

Zack Dinh

Master’s student in final year with specialization in geospatial and earth observation technologies for environmental monitoring.

Zack Dinh

Environmental Planning
Shelby Oliver

Graduate of UC Santa Barbara in Marine Resource Management and now works as a fisheries certification auditor.

Shelby Oliver

Marine Resource Management
David Wang

Computer science undergraduate specializing in geospatial data processing and machine learning. Prior experience includes interning at Uber.

David Wang

Computer Science
Juliana Chen

Business administration undergraduate.

Business development and marketing.

Juliana Chen

Business Administration

Higher education business intelligent solutions that eliminate achievement gaps

manny

Experience in technical program management. Passion for using technology to helping purposeful organizations eliminate achievement gaps.

Manny Smith

Berkeley FTMBA
alyson-winko

Creative problem solver, with a passion for design and entrepreneurship. Alyson aims to use her experience in community college to improve access to education.

Alyson Isaacs

Berkeley Haas BS
Henry Keyton

Interested in entrepreneurship and has experience as a data scientist. Formerly, a quantitative hedge fund analyst at Two Sigma, front-end developer for 2U.

Henry Keyton

Berkeley EWMBA
Daniel Smith

Full stack developer with experience developing B2B and B2C software apps. Interested in using software, data visualization, rapid prototyping to advance underserved.

Daniel Smith

Software Engineer

Locally transforming plastic waste in Uganda into quality, affordable, construction materials. 

Paige Balcom

Graduated from University of New Hampshire and has experience with engineering in Uganda. Hopes to teach at Ugandan and U.S. universities and launch social enterprises in Uganda.

Paige Balcom

Mechanical Engineering, PhD
Juliana Mora

A fourth-year Mechanical Engineering undergrad at UC Berkeley. Previous experience as a Product Manager at Apple. After graduation plans to work as a PM in tech with a focus on corporate social responsibility.

Juliana Mora

Mechanical Engineering, BS
peter

Experienced impact startup entrepreneur

Peter Okwoko

Portable power and internet to the most rural regions of the world

Akon

Engineer from Ecole Polytechnique de Louvain and graduating HEC Paris, Akonkwa has experience in Computer Forensics and Forensics Investigations in Europe and Africa.

Akonkwa Mubagwa

Berkeley FTMBA
Wing

Engineer from Chimie ParisTech and graduating from HEC Paris, Wing has experience leading international business development in South East Asia as well as trading between China and Africa.

Wing TSE

CEIBS FTMBA
alyson-winko

Junior at Berkeley Haas, Alyson has been leading Winko Solar’s Market Study and plays a central part in our ongoing fundraising process.

Alyson Isaacs

Berkeley Haas, BS