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Ziyan Liu

2017 SVP Startup Profile: Wanku

Founders: Juan Giraldo MBA’18: Co-founder & CEO Nicolás Estrella: Co-founder & CMO What’s Wanku? Wanku is bringing a delicious herbal infusion known as the ‘healing water’ that has been consumed for centuries in the Andes Mountains because of its health properties. What is the story behind your startup? 7 months ago me (Juan) and my…

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2017 SVP Startup Profile: Vidvision

Founders: Derek Tu ’18: Co-founder Kyle Lawson ’18:  Co-founder What’s Vidvision? Vidvision converts video viewers into customers What is the story behind your startup? We met and started working on this idea in our dorm room in eTower, stayed up late brainstorming on the idea-paint walls. Derek worked for start-ups in marketing roles and saw…

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2017 SVP Startup Profile: Project 99

Founders: Yulkendy Valdez ’17: Co-founder and Managing Partner Josuel Plasencia ’17: Co-founder and Managing Partner What’s Project 99? Project 99 is supporting leading organizations engage, retain, and advance their diverse millennial talent. What’s the story behind your startup? We decided to pursue Project 99, because we have experienced the problem we are trying to solve…

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2017 SVP Startup Profile: CrossRoad Optics

Founders: Jacob Riedel, F.W. Olin College of Engineering’17: CEO Ryan Louie, F.W. Olin College of Engineering ’17: CTO What’s CrossRoad Optics? CrossRoad Optics uses Computer Vision to monitor and track road users, including pedestrians, bikes and cars. The data we provide quantifies the road and provides new insight for advocates, retail shop owners, developers, municipalities,…

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2017 SVP Startup Profile: Cathexis

Founders John Whelan MBA’18, Co-Founder Simon Kohnstamm MBA’18, Co-Founder What’s Cathexis Labs? Cathexis Labs uses emerging technologies to change the way that food reaches consumers in order to reduce food waste. What is the story behind your startup? John’s passionate about food, and Simon’s an avid environmentalist/techie. Together we want to change the world and…

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2017 SVP Startup Profile: TheraKnetic

Team: Wilson Tang, F.W. Olin College of Engineering ’18: CEO and Founder Development Team: Yuzhong Huang, Isaac Getto, Trent Dye, Jordan Van Duyne, Hillary Tong What’s TheraKnetic? TheraKnetic is making recovering from a broken bone, or even surgery, easier. We help: Patients stay motivated and get them to understand their recovery process Physical therapists so…

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2017 SVP Startup Profile: Lula

Founders Michael Vega-Sanz ’19: President Matthew Vega-Sanz ’19: CEO Ryan MacDonell ’19: CMO What is Lula? Lula is an online marketplace, allowing individuals without a car, the ability to rent one from those that do, with an initial focus on college campuses. What is the story behind your startup? Being a college student without a…

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2017 SVP Startup Profile: CliqBit

Founders: Hannah Wei, Wellesley College ’18: Co-founder Olivia Joslin, Wellesley College ’19: Co-founder What is CliqBit? CliqBit connects companies with Generation Z for consumer research. Gen Z (ages 13-21) can come onto CliqBit and make quick money by assisting corporate researchers in answering their questions. On the other hand, corporate researchers can finally get the…

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Working in a Co-Working Space

For many start-ups, working in a shared workspace is a great bootstrapping solution to reduce fixed expenses. As the Summer Venture Program started last month in Workbar Boston, I have been able to experience what it is like to work in a co-working space. At Workbar Boston, there are five areas our entrepreneurs have access…

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Week 5: Summer Venture Program 2017

Time flies when you are crazy busy. We are already halfway through the Summer Venture Program! Our ventures are constantly making connections. On Monday, June 19, we had Jill Becker, a scientist and tech entrepreneur specializing in product commercialization and new market initiatives, hold office hours for our entrepreneurs. Dr. Becker thinks that for any…

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