StartUp Showcase: Team Quantify to Pitch Crypto Trading App

StartUp Showcase: Team Quantify to Pitch Crypto Trading App

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Class of 2023 Team Quantify Members (l-r): Shahnt Madalian, Keshav Sule, Akul Khatri, Evan Lovanio, Mariana Antaya, and Andrew Visceglia

Quantify is one of five teams participating in the tenth annual Fairfield StartUp Showcase at the Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts on Wednesday, April 27, 2022.

Our goal is to bridge the gap between premade algorithms and high-tech solutions that hedge funds are using to make crypto trading accessible to all.

— Quantify Team Leader Mariana Antaya '23

This year marks the tenth annual Fairfield StartUp Showcase, a celebration of student entrepreneurship and innovation. The Showcase will return to an in-person format at the Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts on Wednesday, April 27, 2022, where five teams will pitch their business ideas to a panel of investors for seed money to start their businesses. New this year, the StartUp Team is pleased to welcome actor and director James Naughton as the host for the Showcase. This event is free and open to the public. Registration is required.

Returning Showcase participant Mariana Antaya ’23 is a computer science and mathematics double major who is the team leader for Quantify, a cryptocurrency strategy generator deploying artificial intelligence insights to support individuals’ portfolio goals. Antaya knew she wanted to compete for a spot to return to pitch in the 2022 Showcase and is now collaborating with a new team to develop a crypto trading app.

“This summer I had a software engineering internship and in my spare time I read books and watched YouTube videos about how to create different algorithms to come up with my own strategies,” said Antaya. “It all started with my interest in investing, and that snowballed into trading more often and learning new forms of trading, which led me to crypto.”

As Antaya delved into algorithmic trading and started creating her own algorithms, she realized that without coding knowledge it’s difficult for individuals to break into crypto trading. This inspired her to develop the idea for Quantify with five other Class of 2023 students: Akul Khatri, Evan Lovanio, Shahnt Madalian, Keshav Sule, and Andrew Visceglia.

“Quantify aims to provide the building blocks to allow individuals to build and scale their crypto portfolios with less volatility, at their own pace, and with their own investing styles and strategies in mind,” explained Antaya. “Most competitors offer trading with high transaction fees or very limited algorithms. Our goal is to bridge the gap between premade algorithms and high-tech solutions that hedge funds are using to make crypto trading accessible to all.”

The Quantify app will offer users three primary features. The first feature is an educational component that will provide information for individuals who want to learn more about crypto trading. The second feature of the app will allow users the ability to link all cryptocurrencies together to save time and avoid having to trade between different crypto wallets and platforms. The last feature will assist users in developing their own crypto trading strategy in line with their personal financial goals. Through the integration of artificial intelligence, the app will be highly intuitive and scalable in order to meet the needs of each user.

Team Quantify will be joined on stage at the Fairfield StartUp Showcase on Wednesday, April 27, 2022 by four other teams that will make their pitches to a panel of investors: GreenIRR, a SaaS offering allowing investment managers easy access to current environmental data about their investments, ensuring progress is being tracked and climate goals are met; Present Pass, a recommendation engine that helps shoppers buy the perfect gift by matching interests with a carefully curated selection of products; Right Hand Apprentice, a platform connecting students looking for work with homeowners looking for assistance with home projects; and Village, a safe and interactive mentoring platform that connects middle school classrooms with college students engaged in service-learning.

Fairfield University students who make up the various teams for the StartUp Showcase.

2022 StartUp Showcase Teams

To learn more about the StartUp Showcase and to register, visit fairfield.edu/startup.

Fairfield StartUp Showcase

Date: Wednesday, April 27, 2022
Time: Doors open at 6:30 p.m. l Showcase starts at 7 p.m.
Location: Quick Center for the Arts

Additional Details:

Five student teams will make their business pitch live and compete for seed funding. This event is free and open to the public. Registration is required.

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Last modified: 03-18-22 11:12 AM

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