This summer, the Dingman Center will be conducting interviews with the fifteen student startups who are participating in our Terp Startup summer accelerator at the College Park WeWork. Participating student entrepreneurs received a stipend up to $5,000 that would enable them to work exclusively on their startups over eight weeks in the summer.
Huizhen Li, Mario Martinez, William Sherman, Hang Yang, Wei Zhang
Pendulum Analytics, Inc.
Founder & CEO: William Sherman, MBA ’19, MBA & Master of Finance
Summer Associate and Corporate Development: Mario Martinez ’19, MBA & Master of Finance
Summer Associate and Corporate Development: Wei Zhang, Post Doc, Animal Science, & UMD Tech Transfer SME
Summer Associate, Product Development, and Data Science: Huizhen Li ’19, Master of Finance
Summer Associate, Product Development, and Data Science: Hang Yang ’20, Master of Quantitative Finance
DC: Tell us about your startup. What problem are you solving and for whom?
Sherman: While we are a technology and analytics company, the aim of Pendulum Analytics is to help maintain a healthy global financial sector by strengthening the overall core business posture of individual financial service firms. We believe the benefits of a healthy financial sector will permeate through to other key stakeholders of the global economy. Stakeholders, such as individuals like you and I.
As the opportunities within the financial services domain are so vast, you may ask, what is our starting point? Mitigating the risk of transaction failures across the world. Members of our team have been subjected to the fire storm that comes with a high dollar transaction failures. The immediate and downstream impacts can be detrimental to a financial institution in a number of ways.
We endeavor to build our firm while using our strengths in technology and analytics. In addition to our strengths, we want to leverage some of the cutting edge innovations that are being created here at the University of Maryland. Mainly in effort to build and integrate a risk management center of excellence for each of our member banks.