Avni Ahuja

Avni Ahuja, Co-Director
SEAS’22

Avni is a junior from New York, New York studying Computer Science and Cognitive Science. She loves learning about startups and is passionate about product development. Having worked in a startup for 3 years (*plug*: nobias.com), she is experienced in product development, design, user acquisition and user testing.

Areas of interest: NLP, UI/UX, FinTech, EduTech, any _Tech.

Gabriel Frydman

Gabriel Frydman, Co-Director
SEAS’22

Gabriel is a junior from South Florida studying Systems Engineering with a concentration in Data Science and Artificial Intelligence. He loves meeting with founders and talking about their tech and after spending last summer at a VC fund in Miami, he has experience working with ventures in the Fintech, Micromobility, and SaaS spaces. In addition, Gabriel is working on Showcase, a consumer insights focused Wharton startup.

Areas of Interest: Fintech, Enterprise Software, CPGs and everything in between.

Deniz Yilmaz

Deniz Yilmaz
W’21

Deniz is a Joseph Wharton Scholar studying Finance and Statistics. She grew up in Istanbul, Turkey where she started her social business, El Emegi, which provided jobs for 10,000 rural women in the country’s Anatolian region. She has interned in hedge funds, most recently an investment bank, and has been working on Clarus, an art analytics startup.

Areas of interest: Food tech, e-commerce, technology.

Mimi Deddens

Mimi Deddens
COL’22

Originally from Villanova, PA, Mimi is studying Cognitive Science and has been a member of WeissLabs since Fall 2018. Her interests include AI/Machine Learning and SaaS. Mimi is an avid reader and likes to cook.

Areas of interest: Artificial Intelligence, Healthcare, PR & Marketing

Amy Zhou

Amy Zhou
SEAS’22, W’22

Amy is a sophomore from Memphis, Tennessee pursuing dual-degrees in Computer Science and Finance in M&T. She is passionate about entrepreneurship and product development, along with market research and graphic design. In her free time, she enjoys photography, painting, and food adventures with friends.

Areas of interest: Financial Technology, Marketing/Design, Business Consulting

Alex Carbonell

Alex Carbonell
SEAS’22, W’22

Alex is a sophomore from Maryland studying Mechanical Engineering and Management in the M&T Program. He is interested in entrepreneurship (obviously!) and assistive technologies, as well as mechanical watches and science fiction novels. In his free time, he enjoys working out and playing bass guitar.

Areas of interest: Hardware startups, Education technology, Healthcare

Marissa Senkfor

Marissa Senkfor
COL’22

Marisa is from Denver, Colorado and is double majoring in Cognitive Science and Computer Science. She is passionate about entrepreneurship and started her own non-profit company called iPure. Marisa has experience in product development, biotechnology, and food industries. In her free time, Marisa enjoys hiking, drawing, going to coffee shops, and playing frisbee.

Areas of interest: Design, AI, and eCommerce.