The Vortex

Home to room KC201, the Venture Vortex is a working space for student ventures at Harvard Westlake. The Vortex is a place where teams come to collaborate and give feedback on each others' projects. Alumni and mentors also visit to give advice and suggestions on student projects. Here are some of our teams.


Logical Nonsense, LLC

Ari Sokolov '19

Logical Nonsense is an iOS and web development company that mixes simple concepts and logic into a never-before-imagined end-product or solution. Right now, Logical Nonsense is starting to tackle the studying and note taking processes with Natural Language Processing, Machine Learning, and Haptics. Started by 13-year-old Ariana Sokolov, Logical Nonsense's apps have been downloaded in over 42 countries and have received numerous awards from Apple, Congress, South by Southwest, and other coding competitions. Apps created by Logical Nonsense include an app that allows people to communicate with each other beyond language barriers and an iMessage Sticker Pack promoting female computer science education.

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Prova Design, LLC

Jonathan Damico ’19, Cameron Schiller ‘19

Prova is a bag company dedicated to producing the perfect backpack for students. As of now, there are no outstanding options for student backpacks. Products available either compromise on function or design and as a result most bags are simply mediocre. By having a design and operational team comprised of only students, prova seeks to use it’s age advantage to curate a backpack perfectly for students. What they have created is a design which elicits a high level of utility while not compromising on aesthetics. Prova will be launching their first bag on Kickstarter in the near future.

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