2nd Bi-Annual Young Tech Professionals Tech Bootcamp Comes to an End

Group photo of attendees at Young Tech Professional's Demo Day

After 8 weeks of ideation and using Google Ventures Design Thinking framework to build their products with an industry coach from Google, Oracle, or mobileforming, three teams pitched and demoed their products on Demo Day infront of a panel of 5 judges on Wednesday, March 13, 2019.  The judges included:

  • Michael Keithley, CIO at United Talent Agency
  • Theresa Miller, CIO & EVP, Information Technology at Lionsgate
  • Trent Johnson, Executive In Residence at Wavemaker Partners
  • Deanna Evans, Executive Director, Entrepreneurial Programs at Startup UCLA
  • Joel Kehle, Business Development and Technology Transfer Officer at UCLA Technology Development Group


The three teams and products presented were:

           Team: Default Mode

Bruin Board - A platform where UCLA students can leverage each other’s skills to grow and better the community.

Team members: 

Alexandre Denuit, Bonnie Lee, Junhong Wang, Gerald Ko, and Renee Hsu 

Coach: Raj Mistry, Solution Architect at Google 

*Winner of Best Implementation of Idea


           Team: Ideators

B-Walk – A platform to convert UCLA's Bruin Walk into an online portal

Team members: 

David Lin, Bennett Juwvipart, Tanvi Pati, Jack Kennedy, Zihan Liu, and Sanjana Giduthuri

Coach: Johnny Nguyen, Solutions Engineering Manager at Oracle


           Team: Sheldon’s Angels

Rentli – A platform to make the process of matching students to apartments as efficient as possible

Team members: 

Sheldon Dong, Hannah Connelly, Sarah Douglas, Alejandra Uribe, Sofia Young, Julia Wood, and Carolynn Nguyen

Coach: Noeleen Livingstone, Sr. Director of Engineering at mobileforming

*Winner of Best Pitch and Best Idea