Nikhil Panu ’13 and his app, Squadz, were among just 10 teams selected to participate in the Johns Hopkins Technology Ventures Social Innovation Lab (SIL). “In addition to being promising solutions to pressing social issues in the areas of health, education and community development, these ventures and their leaders represent the strength and diversity of Baltimore’s social innovation and entrepreneurship community,” said Darius Graham, SIL director, in the university’s news story.
The report noted, “Squadz is a social activity and venue booking platform that connects the community to play pickup sports, while generating revenue for community centers and recreation facilities. [It is] operated by Nikhil Panu, a Johns Hopkins University graduate student in the Whiting School of Engineering.”
“As a member of the cohort,” said Panu, “I see Squadz making the transition from a neat mobile app for pickup sports to a true sports community platform. We’ll be able to grow our user base through forming strategic partnerships and expand our venue network by meeting the right community leaders in the Baltimore area.”
Congrats to Nikhil! We’ll be watching to see where he takes Squadz!