Our team was so thrilled when we saw that we were featured on the front of the Fast Company‘s website. Fast is one of my favorite magazines so it was truly an honor to be written about on their site. Thank you to Lisa Nicole Bell and Fast Tech Co-Editor Chris Dannen for the great article! Check it out here: www.fastcompany.com/3005041/startup-slumber-party-how-living-your-cofounders-can-save-your-company
Thanks Haas for featuring an article about Nanoly’s prize at the Intel Global Challenge!
GOOD is one of my favorite magazines! I can’t believe Nanoly’s featured on their site! Our team is so thrilled! Here’s the link to the full article: http://www.good.is/post/nanotech-jackets-to-keep-vaccines-from-spoiling-off-grid/
One of the most incredible 3-weeks of my life, the Summer Social Innovation Lab brought together 19 social innovation entrepreneurs from 16 different countries. The lab was completely paid-for and sponsored by the Transformative Action Institute and Dell. We lived in a gorgeous, beach-front mansion in Boston, Massachusetts (we were so spoiled!!). With a camera crew that documented every step of our journey, I look forward to sharing the videos of our experience in a future post!
In these 3 weeks, I was so inspired by the work that the fellow lab fellows have already accomplished and are in the course to accomplish. From a South African who is developing a work-training program for low-income women to a Rhodes Scholar who built the largest student-run non-profit consulting group to a Nicaraguan building affordable housing, living with these leaders was fun-filled and exciting. The most important part of this summer lab was that I formed friendships that I know will last for the rest of my life.
We never had a day where we did the same thing…but, here are some typical things we did and some things I really loved:
- Waking up at 8am to prepare breakfast for one another
- Pitching to investors
- Attending workshops hosted by successful entrepreneurs, professors, and industry-leaders
- Playing on a Steinway Grand Piano
- Watching the Olympics
- Hosting and attending networking mixers in our house
- Playing air hockey and pool in the game rooms
- Lounging on the beach
- Traveling to New York
- Dance parties in the basement
- Learning design-thinking
- Having the time of our lives!
My biotech startup, Nanoly Bioscience, is a Top 10 finalist for NASA’s $110K Award for businesses creating new technology that will benefit space. It’s been more than exciting that a project I started with my friend last year has been recognized by NASA!
It has been an incredible journey with the Nanoly team. I don’t think any of us realized, when we first started theorizing our technology solution, that it could be so transformative-let alone something that NASA might use. Hopefully, this demonstrates how important it is to always Think Big!
A collaboration between NASA and The Space Frontier, The NASA New Space Frontier Competition recognizes entrepreneurs developing supporting, problem-solving, and game-changing technologies for the space industry.
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What an absolute thrill this past week has been for Nanoly, a company that started out as a fun project my friend Balaji and I wanted to do because of our passion for global health. We found out that Nanoly was selected as 1 of 5 finalists out of 1,800 projects for the Dell Social Innovation Challenge. Dell flew us out to Austin, Texas for the final event where we stayed at the gorgeous W Hotel. Our schedule was packed! Here are the highlights from the week! Thank you Dell and the organizers for making this such a phenomenal experience for us!
I didn’t get a picture, but we also had dinner with John Mackey, the founder of Whole Foods! He’s such an inspiration!
Nanoly received 1st place at the Life Sciences Investor Pitch competition hosted by VC Taskforce! At the event, we showcased the strength of our company’s social innovation and global impact on improving vaccine access.
Nanoly is 1 of 5 finalists selected out of over 1,500 submissions for the Dell Social Innovation Challenge. I couldn’t be more excited!
Dell’s Social Innovation Challenge aligns precisely with Nanoly’s social mission. Our team is motivated by our goal to bring vaccines to places in the world that traditionally do not receive proper immunization access. This competition is an incredible opportunity for Nanoly to demonstrate our global impact!
The finalist competition is in Austin, Texas from June 8-13. My teammate Peter and I will be traveling to Austin to present to a panel of judges. We’ll keep you updated!
The Duke University Start-Up Challenge has truly been a rewarding experience for our team. Our team was shouting and hollering with excitement when we won the competition out of 118 teams! We gained not only a nice cash reward, but significant mentorship. Many of our advisers on our company were introduced to us through the Duke Challenge. We give infinite thanks to Duke University for hosting such a phenomenal event and helping our company reach our milestones!