Swingbyte is a mobile golf swing analyzer and visualizer. Patent-pending device that captures the trajectory of a golf club, relays it to a smart phone and then the web for instantaneous and subsequent analysis.

NVC Team Members: Brian Payne, MBA ’13, Alex Pedenko, MBA ’13, and Nathan Wojtkiewicz, MBA ’13

Track: Traditional NVC

Year: 2011

Place: 3rd Place (tie)

Prize: $10,000

Favorite NVC Memory: Received a standing ovation for having a working prototype.

How NVC Helped the Most: Learning how to pitch.

Company Founded: 2010


  • Alex Pedenko, MBA ’13, Cofounder and CEO
  • Nathan Wojtkiewicz, MBA ’13, Cofounder and VP of Operations

Headquartered: Chicago, Illinois (USA)

Industry: Consumer Electronics

Website: www.swingbyte.com

Social Media: @swingbyte

Funding Raised: Yes (see Crunchbase)


  • Tied for third place at the Edward L. Kaplan, ’71, New Venture Challenge (NVC) finals in 2011
  • Won the MIT Sloan competition in 2013 
  • Recognized as a Chicago Innovation Awards winner in 2014 
  • Launched Virtual Coach in November 2015