Koowala is a Twitter-powered news service that provides a fast way to see the world’s most talked about stories.
Nate Stewart (@Nate_Stewart)
Nate Stewart is the founder and CEO of Koowala Inc. He is currently a first year MBA candidate at MIT Sloan focusing on Entrepreneurship and Innovation.
Before starting business school, Nate worked in New York as a lead software developer at Bloomberg L.P, a financial news, data, and analytics company. At Bloomberg he learned to build intuitive, reliable, and scalable software systems for their Portfolio Analytics and Risk department.
Nate is a graduate of the University of Michigan – Ann Arbor where he received his B.A in computer science. He is based in Cambridge, MA.
Rahul Tejwani (@HoolieG)
Rahul Tejwani is focused on Business Development and Operations for Koowala Inc. He is currently a first year MBA candidate at MIT Sloan.
Prior to Sloan, Rahul spent four years as a management consultant in Deloitte’s Technology Strategy practice, focused primarily on post-merger integrations. In addition, he served as Chief Operating Officer of Pencils of Promise, an international development start-up which he helped grow from $120K to $2M in annual revenue and 3 to 45 global team members, primarily through digital channels.
Rahul holds a B.S., in Information Sciences and Technology from Pennsylvania State University. He is a native New Yorker.
Kendall Herbst (@Kendall_to_go)
Kendall Herbst is focused on marketing for Koowala. She is a first year MBA candidate at MIT Sloan.
Prior to business school, Kendall worked at New York magazine, Lucky magazine and InStyle magazine as a fashion editor. She has experience both in digital and print media. Moreover, she helped NYC-based startup Savored with its initial marketing events, emails and guest curation strategy.
Kendall holds a B.A. in English and philosophy from Bates College from which she graduated Magna Cum Laude.
Rohit Singh (@RohitSingh0812)
Rohit Singh is pursuing his graduate studies in the field of automatic program synthesis at CSAIL, MIT. His efforts are directed towards using innovation to make it easier for everyone to understand programming.
Prior to MIT, Rohit was an undergraduate student at Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, India. He was also one of the founding members and CTO of Avanti Fellows, a non-profit organization working towards upliftment of bright underprivileged kids by providing them mentor-ship and resources for better college education. Avanti Fellows (http://www.avantifellows.org) won the Stanford BASES E-challenge in 2010 with a prize money of $50K and has successfully expanded to 6 major cities in India.
As an undergraduate, Rohit participated in various coding, designing and hacking competitions like the International Collegiate Programming Contest and Yahoo HackU. He is very much interesting in building innovative web based systems aiming towards solving existing problems in the society.