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VentureWorks Student Start-ups

VentureWorks students conceive and develop business ideas, revising and analyzing them until they arrive at commercialization plans. A number of startups have been created by students in the VentureWorks program. 

2020

CyberVision ( 2020 New York Business Plan Competition Finalist )
Video intelligence technologies to assist people who are visually impaired.

Green Plan Redemption
Reverse vending machine that adds meal plan balances for every bottle recycled.

SecretSOS
Jewelry with safety features, such as emergency contact and local authority buttons.

ShadowConnect
A website designed to connect shadow experience-seekers with professionals and trades in
their aspiring fields.

EZ-Meals
Nutritious protein filled ready-to-eat meals sold directly in gyms.

GenGameCon
Geneseo Gaming Convention event with eSports tournaments and competitions.


2019

PonicHops

AgTech & Food:  Hydroponic Hops for Craft Brewing Industry

Biota Foods

AgTech & Food:  Nutrition Bar for a Healthy Biome

Vionyx

Energy & Environment:  Ionic Wind for AeroPropulsion

Zalara

Energy & Environment:  GreenWall for Wastewater Treatment

ZubAir

Military & First Responders:  Flight Data Tracker for Transmitting Plane Date in Real Time

ArkAngel

Military & First Responders:  Pre-planning Tools for First Responders


2018

BlueRescue

SW/IT: App that provides Blueprints to Firefighters

InteliLake

Energy/Clean Tech: Early warning tools for Harmful Algal Bloom outbreaks in freshwater lakes

Volt-Air Tech

Advanced Technology: Wireless Charging Station for Robotic Devices

BeaconOn

Products: Baby Car Alarm

The Forgotten Chest

Services: Vintage Clothing Resale Shop

Awa+

Social Entrepreneurship: Smart Water Bottles w/Charitable Component

MAGIA

I-Corps: MAGnifying Indirect Attachment for Ophthalmoscopes


2017

Prolivio

Biotech/IT:  Migraine headache smart pack

Verdimine

Energy:  Green synthesis for green chemicals

Voludus

Advanced Technology:  A haptic feedback game controller.

Budamundi Lifestyle

Products:  Highly digestible protein bars

Sondi

Services: Musical sonification of financial/stock market data

Stand Up Leadership

Social Entrepreneurship:  On-campus leadership conferences as a recruiting tool for colleges
 


2016

Umbellata

Biotech:  Autumn berries as a nutriceutical, source of lycopenes

Phoenix Pioneer Products

Energy:  Compresser kit to upcycle waste papers into fire starter logs

HyperDry

Energy:  Solar thermal clothes dryer

BallHawk

Advanced Technology/Nanotech:  Golf ball finder to track sliced balls

Italian Table

Software/Information Technology:  Online subscription service delivering monthly food kits

Floss Fever

Products & Services:  Hot sauce for buffalo chicken wings

FiveNorth

Social Entrepreneurship:  Fair Trade chocolate company


2015

TrainSmart

Biotech: Smart diapers for toilet training children with autism

Second Stride

Biotech: Wearable tools for gait recovery after surgery or stroke

GenMedPro

Biotech: Useful medical "tschotches" for advertising clinical practices

TerraPellets

Energy: Renewable energy from pelleted switchgrass

Obiex

Advanced Technology/Nanotech:  DNA taggants for anti-counterfeiting applications

Ashley Parrington Co

Products & Services:  Unique jewelry

Veloxity (aka SpreedTrap)

Products & Services:  Speed-enhancing athletic device

Secrets of Cleopatra

Products & Services:   Skin-care lotions made from goat milk

VisoWorld

Software/Information Technology:  e-Harmony type match-making services for study abroad


2014

Pegasys

Biotech:  Diagnostic force-plate system for assessing equine musculoskeletal health

Skooloko

Software/Information Technology:  Online marketplace for students to sell and exchange goods and services

EMMA Bookstore

Software/Information Technology:  Geneseo self-operated bookstore with technology station

Minerva

Products & Services: Online book publishing for SUNY authors

VisoWorld

Products & Services:   e-Harmony type match-making services for study abroad

ResVerify

Products & Services: 

Finger Lakes Opera

Social Entreprenuership:  Summer Opera Company

Nicaraguan Natural Goods

Social Entreprenuership:  Nicaraguan baskets plus other imported goods for sale on college campuses