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Darden Business Incubator announces latest business ventures

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From “smart” athletic equipment to a mobile calendar application, the Darden Business Incubator has announced the latest 12 entrepreneurs admitted into the one-year program.

The incubator is designed to support promising early-stage business ventures of Darden’s MBA students or recent graduates. The incubator provides each entrepreneur with more than $13,000 to cover expenses and provide support development. It also offers entrepreneurs office space, legal, marketing and technology advice, and assistance in finding third-party investments.

This year the program has added a series of “pre-incubator” workshops, including g a legal clinic, a workshop with technical experts and an Internet-startup advice session.

Some of the entrepreneurs this year include:

Abt Labs, founded by Darden student Kevin Abt. Abt is creating a line of “smart” sporting goods and apparel that help measure athletic performance through embedded sensors.

DealStage, founded by Darden student Greg Herrington. DealStage is software that helps law firms manage deals between multiple law and client firms in a transparent and less expensive way.

NOMUDA Games, founded by Joe Chard, a 2011 Darden graduate and winner of the 2011 Darden Business Plan Competition. The company is develops story-based game content for mobile platforms.

SynkMonkey, founded by Hunter Murchison and Jay Subhash, both 2011 MBA graduates. This is a mobile application that allows users to schedule meetings and appointments with rich text messages, allowing the application to target ads and services to the user based on his or her future plans.


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