Spring 2017: BetRightBetRight exploits consistent human bias for profit at the race track.
UChicago Booth Alum
John is a medical device industry executive with 20 years of experience in both mature and start-up environments and every stage of growth in between. He obtained his MBA from University of Chicago in 1997 and ever since, it’s been off to the races! John’s interests include traveling with his family, neighborhood Bocci, and the occasional day out at the horse track.
How much is lost through inefficient race track betting? The annual racing handle at US tracks is $13 billion, so perhaps quite a bit!
How does the App Challenge help with this great idea?
Disability is a fact of my life but isolation is not. I no longer accept secrecy, silence, prejudice, or discrimination. The OSD exists to make sure that no student with a disability at the University of Chicago has to suffer isolation or discrimination.
Access UChicago developed through conversations with Stephanie Ban, a first-year in the College. The first time we met for coffee we talked for hours – it was the first time she had talked to another disabled person about her experience. As we continued to talk during the Autumn quarter our frustrations with encountering access barriers, navigating campus, and using existing mobile apps coalesced into a seed of an idea.