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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. 


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 conferenecs 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

Sofware/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

Sofware/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