Thrive+ is a CPG company that researches, designs, and manufactures products to reduce
alcohol's next-day negative effects in a safe, effective, and socially responsible manner. Their
main product, Thrive+ After-Alcohol Aid, comes in three capsules and is taken before bed.
Applying academic literature published in The Journal of Neuroscience, Thrive+'s founder
brought lessons learned in the Princeton classroom to market through the means of a various
people connected to Princeton, including alumni specializing in chemical patent law and
professors of entrepreneurship.
Today, Thrive+ has amassed over $100k in sales and has been covered by Inc. Magazine, USA
Today, and The Huffington Post. Thrive+'s customers include medical doctors, professional
athletes, and even Olympic Gold Medalists.
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    Matthew Harrington '19

    Hello! My name is Matt Harrington, I’m from Chicago, Illinois, and I’m currently a freshman. I’m a BSE computer science major, and already can’t wait for sophomore fall semester classes to start! I’m a member of our varsity Swimming and Diving team where I swim sprint to mid-distance butterfly and freestyle. I couldn’t be more excited to spend the summer working for Thrive+ and with my incredible teammates!

    Program: 2016 eLab Summer Accelerator

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    Hank Holcomb '18


    Hank was a Biological Engineering major at Louisiana State University before deciding to pursue his passion for coding through intensive coding courses featuring JavaScript, HTML, and CSS. He also learns Python on the side. Hank is a lifelong swimmer and is at the pool multiple times a week. During his downtime he can be found fishing, listening to podcasts, and staying up to date on the newest advancements in tech and coding practices.

    Program: 2017 eLab Summer Accelerator

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    Brooks Powell '17

    Brooks is a rising Princeton senior focusing on the liberal arts & pursuing an Entrepreneurship Certificate. He founded Thrive+ in his dorm-room his sophomore year and has been dedicated to it ever since - balancing the work between school and Thrive+ through discipline he learned as a swimmer. In the words of Mark Twain, he "never has schooling interfere with [his] education."


    Program: 2016 eLab Summer Accelerator, 2016-2017 eLab Incubator

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    Shelby Powell

    Shelby recently graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a B.A. in Communication and a minor in Psychology. She is passionate about storytelling through visual language - primarily though digital photography, videography, and web design. She produces all of Thrive+'s digital media and makes Thrive+'s advertising look like a million bucks.

    Program: 2016 eLab Summer Accelerator, 2016-2017 eLab Incubator

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    Andrew Slade '19

    Hi, my name is Andrew Slade, and I’m a rising sophomore from Greenville, South Carolina majoring in Operations Research and Financial Engineering. My passions lie within sales and marketing, and I cannot wait to begin working with such a talented Thrive+ team! On campus, I am most involved as an officer of the Princeton Men’s Rugby Football Club and member of Princeton Disabilities Awareness. I look forward to an awesome summer with the goal of making your weekend mornings a whole lot better!

    Program: 2016 eLab Summer Accelerator

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    Zach Weingarten '18

    Zach is a rising junior at Princeton with a passion for entrepreneurship. He enjoys logically thinking through difficult problems in order to develop the best possible solutions, and he is committed to taking Thrive+ to the next level. When he isn’t working on Thrive+, Zach plays table tennis competitively. He also plans on finally doing some pleasure reading now that the academic year is over.

    Program: 2016 eLab Summer Accelerator

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    Demi Zhang '19

    Hi there! I’m very excited to spend my first summer of college with this team and help Thrive+ grow (or, dare I say, “thrive”). I’m fortunate to be doing work that I love—designing, refining, and putting together something entirely new—with a group of highly driven people. When I’m not having fun with colors and pixels, I enjoy reading and playing guzheng, as well as playing Dungeons & Dragons with friends on campus.

    Program: 2016 eLab Summer Accelerator