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Starting Up

Never Stop Never Stop Never Stop Never Stop

The Rady School of Management encourages entrepreneurship by educating leaders, who will apply their knowledge and skills to forward-thinking organizations.

In Lab to Market (L2M), the signature capstone course series of the Rady MBA program, students learn how to turn ideas into market opportunities. Rady alumni use the knowledge and skills they gain in L2M to bring innovation to the marketplace by transforming established companies and creating viable startups.

We want to share the stories behind the companies Rady alumni have impacted or started, for networking, mentoring or simply sharing war stories about successes and failures. If you have started a company or work at a company founded by a Rady alumnus, please drop us a note at: so we can recognize your talent, your innovative spirit and your support of our motto... Never Stop Starting Up!


  • Abwiz Bio, Inc.
    (CJ Okumura, Ph.D., FlexEvening MBA 2013)
  • Accelerium Clinical Research
    (Ciro Garcia, FlexWeekend MBA 2006)
    Medical Research
  • A.L.I. Group
    (Ali Esteghlalian, Ph.D. FlexWeekend MBA 2010)
  • Avitacor, LLC
    (Steve C. Gerken, Ph.D., FlexWeekend MBA 2006)
    Clinical Research
  • Bitjacket, Inc.
    (Marc Hermsmeyer, FlexWeekend MBA 2009)
    Software Development
  • BizSociable
    (Terry Williamson and Andrew Blaisdell, Full-Time MBA 2011)
  • Cardea Diagnostics
    (Francisco Hernandez-Guzman, FlexWeekend MBA 2011)
    Medical Diagnostics
  • CODE Fluidics
    (Zeyad Moussa, FlexEvening MBA 2010)
    Product Development
  • Covert Foods, LLC
    (Chris Crowe and Carl Hulle, FlexWeekend MBA 2011)
    Consumer Products
  • Curtana Pharmaceuticals, Inc
    (Gregory Stein, FlexWeekend MBA 2006)
    Life Sciences
  • Cypher Genomics, Inc.
    (Ashley Van Zeeland, FlexWeekend MBA 2012)
    Life Sciences
  • ecoATM
    (Drew Spaventa, Full-Time MBA 2010)
    Green Technology
  • Epitracker
    (Eric Venn-Watson, FlexEvening MBA 2010)
    Medical Data Analysis
  • Everybody Solar
    (Co-founder: Kian Salehizadeh, FlexWeekend MBA 2011)
    Clean Technology
  • Excaliard Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
    (Niall O'Donnell- FlexWeekend MBA 2006)
    Life Sciences
  • Extergo, LLC
    (Simon Bailey, Kevin Lai, Jim Panknin, FlexWeekend MBA 2011)
    Consumer Services
  • FitPass Network
    (Michael Keplinger and German Parra, Full-Time MBA 2009)
    Consumer Products
  • Global Bio Therapeutics USA, Inc. USA
    (Steve C. Gerken, Ph.D.  FlexWeekend MBA 2006)
    Life Sciences
  • Go Green Agriculture
    (Pierre Sleiman, FlexWeekend MBA 2013)
    Green Technology
  • Halo Imaging
    (Byron Myers, Rohit Gupta, Ang Shih, FlexWeekend MBA 2010)
    Medical Devices
  • Inogen, Inc.
    (Byron Myers FlexWeekend MBA 2010)
    Medical Devices
  • Integrated Charts, Inc
    (Kiltesh Patel, Joe Aquilina, Rooz Golshani, FlexEvening 2013)
    SaaS solution to dental clinics
  • Interra Energy, LLC
    (Thomas Del Monte, FlexEvening MBA 2010)
    Clean Technology
  • Lumena Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
    (Ciara Kennedy, Niall O'Donnell, FlexWeekend MBA 2006 and Turner Jenkins, Full-Time MBA 2008)
    Life Sciences
  • McNamara Real Estate Ventures
    (Keegan McNamara, FlexEvening MBA 2010)
    Commercial Real Estate
  • MDMBA Consulting, LLC
    (Royan Kamyar, M.D., Full-Time MBA 2007)
  • Memx Biosciences, LLC 
    (Puneet Souda and Marie Zhang, FlexWeekend MBA 2009) Life Sciences
  • MicroStem
    (Thomas Fellner, Jessica Wei, Justin Bingham, Marie Zhang FlexWeekend MBA 2009)
  • Neuromap, LLC
    (Daniel Norton, FlexEvening MBA 2012)
    Medical Research
  • nPruv, Inc. 
    (Brad Pruitt, M.D., Full-Time MBA 2011)
    Healthcare Information Technology
  • The Nicholas Conor Institute
    (Beth Anne Baber, FlexWeekend MBA 2009)
    Medical Research
    (Rob Hastings and Ron Luning, FlexWeekend MBA 2012)
    Consumer Services
  • Opus Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
    (Gregory Stein FlexWeekend MBA 2006)
    Life Sciences
  • Page 90, Inc.
    (Forrest Wright, Full-Time MBA 2007)
  • Prucor
    (Brad Pruitt, M.D., Full-Time MBA 2011)
  • RoboCFO, Inc.
    (Siddharth Shetye, FlexEvening MBA 2010)
    Finance Technology
  • SellerBid, Inc.
    (Ning Wang, Full-Time 2009) Consumer Services
  • EyeKinesis
    (Siddharth Shetye, FlexEvening MBA 2010)
    Wireless Technology
  • SmashBrand
    (Michael Keplinger, Full-Time MBA 2009)
    Service Branding and Design Agency
  • Smokerz Fire
    (Brett Scott, FlexWeekend MBA 2009 )
    Consumer Retail
  • Sova Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
    (Gregory Stein, FlexWeekend MBA 2006)
    Life Sciences
  • Sow Experience
    (Ichizo Yamamoto, FlexWeekend MBA 2014)
    Consumer Services
  • Sterlings Mobile Barber Co.
    (Kush Kapila, FlexWeekend MBA 2010)
    Consumer Services
  • Syte Sleeve
    (Joseph Young, Full-Time MBA 2009)
    Consumer Products
  • telmedx
    (Co-Founder Andrew Edward Ajello MBA 2013)
    Telemedicine, Wireless Health
  • Xeris Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
    (Steven Prestrelski, FlexWeekend MBA 2006)
    Life Sciences
  • Vascularis
    (Steven C. Gerken, Ph.D., FlexWeekend MBA 2006)
    Medical Diagnostics
  • Wellaho
    (Royan Kamyar, M.D., Full-Time MBA 2010)
    Health IT