Thanks Haas for featuring an article about Nanoly’s prize at the Intel Global Challenge!
Nanoly Bioscience, the biotech company I founded in college, won 1st place in Social Innovation at the Intel Global Challenge on November 5-8! Nanoly develops polymers that enable vaccines to survive without refrigeration. The week-long competition was held at UC Berkeley and the Intel Headquarters in Santa Clara. Nanoly was selected to represent the USA in this challenge. There were 28 teams competing representing countries from Russia to Mexico to Bulgaria to China.
As a student at UC Berkeley, I would see banners for the Intel Challenge around campus each year. I always dreamed of being a part of the competition and being selected to represent the US. It was such a joy and honor when I found out we were chosen earlier this year!
Thank you Intel for this incredible opportunity to meet fellow entrepreneurs from around the globe!
I had such a fun time speaking on this panel. My recommendations (not that I am qualified to give any advice) to anyone that wants to start their own company:
1. Team is everything. You can make a great company with a bad idea and a great team, but you can’t make a great company with a good idea and a bad team.
2. Make sacrifices. You need to be willing to make less money, sleep less, and have less free time.
3. You must love and be proud of what you’re building.
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/
Check out my co-founder, Peter Matheu’s interview with NPR’s Youth Radio show, Turnstyle!
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!