Finding LinX: Rima Abu-Hamdan’s Platform for Systemic Nonprofit Solutions

Kelsey Burhans | April 2021 Our latest winner of the Harvard Business Analytics Program (HBAP) Pitch Competition brings enthusiasm, empathy, and expertise to her data-driven solution for connecting nonprofit stakeholders in real time. A few months after Rima won first place and Crowd Favorite at the finale pitch event, we caught up with her to learn more about her journey with LinX. Prioritizing Purpose Due to her business background, Rima is predisposed to problem solving. She finds it difficult to isolate herself from world events, especially as a mother observing the disproportionate effects that crises usually have on women and […]

Shared Narratives: HBAP Pitch Winner Suman Roy Tells Her Story

Kelsey Burhans | November 2020 The most recent winner of the Harvard Business Analytics Program (HBAP) Pitch Competition has been leveraging her own expertise and that of enthusiastic advisors to weave a successful narrative for her company, Alena’s Storytime. In this article, we’ll touch base with Suman Roy about her ongoing entrepreneurial endeavors, and hopefully inspire the next wave of HBAP entrepreneurs for the upcoming competition in January. Origin Story Suman has always been an avid learner, and views this as an especially important way of keeping up with a fast-moving world. She first acquired a Master’s degree in Computer […]