Startup Challenge Semifinalist: PolarNews


Team Leader:
Davis Filippell, WG’18
Team Member:
Amelia Bell, G’18/WG’18
Matt Alexader, G’18/WG’18

elevator pitch: PolarNews is a media platform for educated millennials to break their news bubble with digital feeds that pair two polarized views on one screen.

Where did the idea for your venture come from?
Brexit and the US Presidential election showed us that polarized digital media is a problem worth fixing! We sent our first PolarNews edition to 6 subscribers on October 6th and the traction we gained early inspired us to build this platform.

How will your venture change the world?
We intend to change the way people across the world engage with news and media by showcasing two sides of every topic, an impact which will build a community with greater understanding and empower people to think for themselves.

Fun Facts: Davis writes folk music, Matt once went on an archaeology dig in France, and Mimi is a very good knitter.

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