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BLOOM OCTOBER 2020

OCTOBER 17TH - NOVEMBER 1ST, 2020

Learn more about the winners, speakers, workshop events, and judges from our October 2020 Bloom event.

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WINNERS

Namratha Kyathi Kadali

1st Place - "A non-invasive method for diagnosing and monitoring diabetes"

This product relates to a novel method of diagnosing and monitoring diabetes non-invasively. In particular, this product includes a mobile-based device that measures breath acetone through a microcontroller helping patients take preemptive measures at the early stages of diabetes. The development of this device for glucose measurement can be a life-changing factor for millions of diabetic patients and has vast potential markets both in the developed and developing countries.

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SPEAKERS

Maria Raga

CEO of Depop

Maria Raga is the CEO of Depop. Since being promoted to the position in 2016 from VP of Operations, she has presided over every element of the business from finance and engineering to marketing and product.


An open and collaborative CEO, Maria is dedicated to her team, which has grown to 300+ employees in 4 offices worldwide in the last four years alone. Perhaps most importantly, since she took over as CEO, she has raised close to $100M in funding, which has helped to grow and nurture the community on Depop - now over 20 million users.


Prior to Depop, Maria held successively roles at Groupon and Privalia. Having graduated from Insead MBA, Maria joined Bain & Company as a consultant.


Born in Valencia, Spain, Maria now resides in London with her husband and 3 children. In her spare time, Maria enjoys connecting with Depop’s entrepreneurial Gen-Z constituency and promoting women in the workplace.

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WORKSHOPS

Business Plan Workshop

Led by Bloom organizers

The organizers will help participants with their Business Plan and provide them with a template that they created. All business and marketing related questions will be answered here.

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Shivi Bhatnagar

NYU Stern Graduate and Investment Banking Analyst at Bank of America Merrill Lynch

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Archana Jain

Project Manager at Google

Uswah Shabbir

Wharton School of

Business Graduate and Investment Banking Analyst at Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Shreen Bhansali

Marketing and Project Manager at PULSE

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Danielle Strachman

General Partner, Co-Founder at 1517

MEET THE JUDGES