IDEA Awards Gap Funding to Four Ventures

Growing_FundIDEA: Northeastern University’s Venture Accelerator is pleased to announce its March 2013 Gap Funding recipients! Narvii, TablelistMenubis, and Solutions each received $10,000 to further their business development.

Narvii is a social service that fosters feelings of recognition and acceptance among teenagers in order to help them grow into confident, successful adults. Narvii uses micro-communities, in the form of mobile applications called “Amnios”  to allow teenagers to share their interests with others just like them from around the globe. Co-founders Benjamin Anderson and Yin Wang plan to use their Gap Funding to hire a new developer to help support Narvii’s rapidly expanding user base.

Tablelist is a mobile marketplace through which nightclub and lounge owners can sell excess VIP tables at last-minute prices to nearby patrons. Julian Jung, CEO and founder of Tablelist, is a student in Northeastern University’s D’Amore-McKim School of Business concentrating in Entrepreneurship. Tablelist received Gap Funding in March of 2013 to support the development of its iOS platform.

Menubis, through a cloud computing based platform and web-enabled set of mobile applications, behaves as a “portal” between restaurants and their patrons. Menubis allows restaurants to process orders directly from their patrons’ personal mobile devices, obviating the need for expensive table-side screens, tablets, or point-of-sale technologies. Patrons can not only place their orders using the Menubis mobile app, but also receive promotions, meal recommendations, and access social media outlets and more. Founded by Jason Garabedian and Chris Ramonetti, both MBA graduates of Northeastern, Menubis received Gap Funding in March 2013 to support the development of its iOS platform. Solutions’ mobile application,, allows restaurant-goers to securely pay their bills, earn personalized rewards and cut down on wait time while dining out. Merchants who use gain the advantages of faster table turns and customer analytics, driving higher customer retention, up-selling and improved service. Founded by Dick Fickling, Dan Moreh, Eric Tarczynski, and Chris Turney, Solutions received Gap Funding in March of 2013 and will use funds to test’s integrability with restaurants’ existing point-of-sale systems and to eventually pilot it in the market.

IDEA is proud to help support these innovative ventures, and is excited to see how they continue to expand and succeed in the future.