Living Entrepreneurship Blog / Author: Ziyan Liu

Ziyan Liu

2017 SVP Startup Profile: Vinci

Team: Eagle Wu ’19: Co-Founder, CEO Tiffany Yue: Co-Founder, CTO What’s Vinci? Using next-gen virtual reality, we help people communicate and experience the 3 dimensional world in a 3 dimensional space – as it should be. VINCI offers a full service integration covering hardware setup, software development and distribution for Enterprise VR solutions. Our services…

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2017 SVP Startup Profile: Thero

Team: Chloris Yang MSEL’17: CEO Allen Zhang MSEL’17: CMO Nathen Nie: CTO Anmol Garg MSEL’17: CFO Gino Zhang: Product Design What’s Thero? By applying aerospace material science to CPG, Thero focus on creating innovative product that makes a better life. The first Thero Mug helps to cool down scouting hot drinks to perfect temperature in…

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2017 SVP Startup Profile: Gentle

Founders: April Chen ’19: Co-founder (also SVP designer-in-residence!) Michelle Yu, Wellesley College ’19: Co-founder What’s Gentle? Cards are mainly written on and sent during the holiday season, or for someone’s birthday. However, these small gestures of love are often neglected when people are in most need of encouragement, whether it be after a failure, rejection…

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2017 SVP Startup Profile: Quonvo

Founder: Mitchell Troyanovsky ’19: CEO and Founder What’s Quonvo? Quonvo is a mobile and web app that connects people looking for questions directly with other users for 1 on 1 chats. We take a user’s question and match them with another user to chat about the question. What is the story behind your startup? I…

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2017 SVP Startup Profile: DetraPel

Team: David Zamarin ’20: Founder Stephen McKinney: Head of Operations Tom Leary: Head of Marketing Geoffrey Greenhouse ’20: HR and Public Relations Michael Zhang: Data Analytics What’s DetraPel? DetraPel is a super hydrophobic liquid repellent spray that protects any material from any liquid based substance. DetraPel is the only liquid repellent that is non-toxic, biodegradable,…

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2017 SVP Startup Profile: Magnomer

Founders: Ravish Majithia, PhD, MBA’18: Founder and CXO; Vishal Salian, PhD: Cofounder and CTO What’s Magnomer? Magnomer uses cradle-to-cradle principles to redesign plastic packaging for better recyclability. We redesign plastic packaging by adding visual functional magnetizable elements which complement brand designs and enable capture and recovery from waste streams. Watch our video!: What is the…

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2017 SVP Startup Profile: BioStructures

Founders: Chad Caisse MBA’18, Co-Founder Gus Barber MBA’18, Co-Founder What’s BioStructures? We believe that the key to success in business is to take care of the comfort, safety, and health of your workforce. At BioStructures we build state-of-the-art safety boots custom designed to accommodate each wearer’s individual needs, and we work with construction and manufacturing…

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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…