eLab Announces the Class of 2018 Student Startups

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Student Agencies Foundation is excited to welcome the new class of startups to the eLab accelerator. eLab has worked with hundreds of Cornell students over the years in order to actualize their startups into viable businesses, and we are especially excited about this year’s program.

The eLab program offers a multitude of resources to the participating teams including a $5,000 investment, mentorship opportunities, and the ability to earn college credit. eLab has worked with hundreds of students since the program’s inception in 2008.

This year’s startups include:

AntithesisJason Goodman (Ph.D. ’20), Ashton Yoon (M.S. ’19), Wenqin Tang (M.S. ’19), Xiaozhen (Candice) Zheng (M.S. '18), Julia Yutong Wu (M.S. ’17), and Siyu Chen (M.S. ’17) - producing deliciously nutritious snacks while embracing food processing;

bumble & butter - Jamie Kim (’19) and Katie Lee (’19) - a granola brand sold online, in retail, and in markets that focuses on unique, sweet and savory flavors baked from high quality, locally sourced ingredients;

Combplex - Hailey Scofield (Ph.D. ’20) and Nathan Oakes (Ph.D. ’20) - provides mobile, in-colony, remote monitoring devices and real-time analytics for honey bee colonies;

Doplr - Maya Carmeli (MILR ’18) and Cory Pisano - team analytics platform that discovers underlying issues in teams, and provides leaders with data-driven insights to unlock their team’s potential;

Dragon Catcher - Tianyi Jiang (J.D. ’19) and Qian Liang (J.D. '19), and Yan Du - service that can automatically identify, monitor, and generate a report of trademark infringement incidents on global e-commerce websites;

Esta - Steven Lai (’19) - connects general contractors with customers via picture messaging. Customers simply snap a picture, describe their issue, and get matched with pros;

Ezra Box - Anvita Khosla ('19), Dean Xu ('18), Zeyu Hu ('19), and Joaquin Amante ('19) - peer to peer affordable storage platform and online marketplace for college students;

Guardian Health - Seth Aschen (MBA ’17), Andre Hook (’18), Lana Strazhkova (MBA ’17), and Quetrell Heyward - service provider that makes managing a loved one’s medical crisis easier;

HairDays - Tiffany St. Bernard (Ph.D. ’19), Sheldon Davis and Keshia Ashe - technology-driven beauty company that targets the $500B black hair care industry by curating content;

ÍkoSystems - Michael Eaton (’18), Santiago Alegria (’18), Liad Hare (’18), Jaiveer Singh (’18), Sivan Sud ('18) and Benjamin Sword (’18) - brings organic design into the home; starting with sophisticated appliances that grow flavor-rich herbs for home cooks;

Loch - Michael Gingras (’18) and Brandon Walker (’18) - the world’s first zero-fee crypto-investing platform that positions cryptocurrency as an investment in the future;

Milk + Honey - Adora Nwankwo (’18) - social enterprise that curates a skincare subscription box for women of color to improve and maintain the health of her skin;

Paircon - Justina Chen (’18), James Russo (’17), Mahak Garg (M.Eng ’17), and Syed Mutahir Hussain Kazmi (M.Eng ’17) - delivering personalized paper and lecture recommendations to each researcher based on his or her past publications and interests;

Rewardzzz - Hunter Friedland (’19) - universal rewards points platform that connects merchants giving freedom for users to earn and redeem points across all merchants on the program; and

My WanderList - Brynne Merkley (’20) and Colby Triolo (’19) - platform matching wanderlusters with their ideal partners to travel and explore with.

The fall programming will culminate in a pitch night held that will be held on December 1 from 4:30-7:30 PM at 7 World Trade Center, WilmerHale Floor 45. This event helps to build relationships between these startups and future mentors. Learn more about the eLab here.

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