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Bounce Imaging

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FOUNDING DATE:
March 2012

TEAM MEMBERS:
Francisco Aguilar
MIT Sloan School of Management, MBA 2012
Harvard Kennedy School, MPP 2012

David Young
MIT Sloan School of Management, MBA 2013

THE PITCH:
At Bounce Imaging, we’re developing low-cost, throwable imaging and sensor platforms that enable police officers, soldiers, firefighters, and other first responders to see inside dangerous, unseen spaces without exposing themselves to harm.

THE IMPACT:
Our mission is to make lifesaving imaging technology accessible to those who need it most. Current imaging/sensor solutions (like robots or drones) are too costly and too complex for broad deployment. In a world of new and evolving threats, police officers and other first responders now need access to this type of technology to protect themselves from harm. At our low target price point ($500 — $1,000 to start), the technology will one day be accessible to first responders not only in the United States, but also in the developing world.

THE RESOURCES:
MIT Sloan offered relevant courses in entrepreneurship, space for meetings and calls, and a network that helped us connect to customers and advisors in law enforcement, the military, and other sectors. The MIT Venture Mentor Service also has been immensely helpful.