Meet the Entrepreneurs In Our 2019 Spring Milestone Makers Cohort

The Nasdaq Entrepreneurial Center is thrilled to have the following entrepreneurs in its Milestone Maker accelerator program. The Milestone Maker program is the Nasdaq Center’s flagship program, providing individualized mentorship and executive coaching, as well as access to the Center’s vast network of industry experts to help each founder with his or her milestone. Entrepreneurs in the program were hand selected after a competitive application process. Find out more about the Milestone Makers program here.


Emma Smith


“Eversend improves access to financial services in Africa. We do this through offering a mobile banking alternative with a wallet that facilitates money transfers, access to insurance, virtual debit cards, and more. To date, we have facilitated over $6 million of money transfers and acquired 10k users.”





Prathamesh Prabhudesai


SafeBVM focuses on improving patient outcomes and quality of care through cost-efficient innovation. Our proprietary technology helps healthcare providers to ventilate patients at safe pressures. Thus, reducing complications like ARDS and aspiration pneumonia that have a cost of care ranging up to $140,000 per patient. 





Josuel Plasencia


“Forefront is a corporate education company for the future of work, specializing in cultural competency, inclusive leadership skills, and with empathy and collaboration, improve company cultures everywhere.”




Kwiri Yang



LifeGyde is a next-generation knowledge sharing platform that makes it easier than ever for companies to create a culture of continuous peer-to-peer learning.





Donna Childs


“Prisere develops digital solutions to enable climate and disaster risk resilience. We protect livelihoods and communities by equipping small businesses with enterprise-quality risk management tools. At the end of our 12 weeks together, I will have achieved the Milestone of signing a partnership licensing/sponsorship agreement with a Fortune 500 company that serves at least one million small businesses.”





Ena Zheng


“Indigobank, we are innovating the banking experience for our future generation. We believe that financial empowerment will lead to happier and more successful lives. Our banking services are designed to be accessible, adaptable, and most importantly, built with our customers in mind.”





Jessica Gury


“Teuko helps busy families get inspiration and organization in one place for a simple lunch packing routine. Our community is growing, now with more than 10k Teuko Friends, and more than 30k food tags to search ideas from. From a data-driven platform, Teuko will become a market network.”




Dhruv Suyamprakasam


“iCliniq enables patients to get medical second opinions at low cost from health care professionals around the world. iCliniq has its own global credentialing system that makes sure of the quality of health-care professionals. Over a million opinions have been provided for patients across 196 countries by 3500 doctors on iCliniq.”






Caroline Tsay

Compute Software

“We help DevOps organizations run optimally in the cloud. Compute Software simplifies cloud optimization and delivers the greatest efficiency from cloud spend.  For companies with fast growth that depend on the profitability of their computing, using Compute Software ensures that cloud costs and increasing complexity don’t stop that growth.”





Alexandra Griffon

“BlueCargo is a software company that streamlines container management in marine port terminals. We’re committed to help container terminals solve the yard productivity headache by reducing container shifts and re-handles and solve truck satisfaction with turn times, specifically in gateaway terminals.”





Cody Dodd

“PigeonLine helps organizations make smarter decisions through self-service AI tools, without compromising data privacy. We make AI accessible to everyone, empowering both businesses and governments to deliver better public value.” 




 Find out more about the Milestone Makers program here.

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