Vengo Labs Launches High-Tech Vending Machines at Cornell

Have you ever asked a stranger if you could borrow a phone charger? After launching at Cornell this month, Vengo Labs hopes you won’t have to anymore.

Vengo Labs has partnered with Cornell Store to offer phone chargers, Advil, and more to students on the go through new high-tech vending machines. Unlike traditional vending machines, which are large and bulky, Vengo machines have a small, compact design so they can be mounted on the walls of high-traffic locations.

Pitch Perfectly: The Art of the Pitch Deck

Do you think you have the next big idea? Great! Unfortunately, so does everyone else. That said, how do you make your ideas stand apart?

With more and more businesses competing for funding, the pitch deck has become an instrumental term in the vocabulary of any great entrepreneur. A pitch deck is a short presentation, typically created through PowerPoint, that provides an overview of a startup’s business plan. An entrepreneur’s pitch is often his or her first interaction with an investor, so a strong deck of slides is key in creating a good first impression. In fact, the art of the pitch is so important, that organizations on Cornell’s campus like Life Changing Labs host pitch competitions on campus that offer cash prizes where the delivery and formatting of the pitch are often considered to be more important than its content.

What can you do to create an effective pitch deck? Entrepreneurship@Dyson has you covered. Check out our top 3 tips below:

Shark Tank Profile: S.A.L.T.

Who is on the executive team and how many other students are on the whole team? Because we’re still less than a year old, our executive team is small. It consists of my partner, Eliot Kim, and me. I am a 2nd year PhD candidate at Weill Cornell Medical College. Though S.A.L.T. is not my…

Shark Tank Winner: FloraPulse – Michael Santiago MechE PhD

Below are comments from Michael Santiago: Who is the executive team of FloraPulse? FloraPulse has one student (myself) and two Cornell faculty who are scientific advisors. Michael Santiago (CEO/CTO) Abraham D. Stroock (scientific advisor) Alan N. Lakso (scientific advisor) What is FloraPulse? FloraPulse makes water-stress sensors that, in layman’s terms, measure how thirsty a plant…

Shark Tank Profile: NTi Technology – Shane Heil ’16

Below are comments from Shane Heil, CEO of NTi Technology: What is NTi Technology? Our company has developed a coating technology that continuously cleans and disinfects any treated surface. Unlike other disinfection products that evaporate and leave the surface vulnerable, our proprietary coating remains on a surface and shields it from pathogens by continuously producing…

Johnson Shark Tank Feb 3rd!

Make sure to apply to Cornell Shark Tank to pitch in front of VCs and compete for $1500 in prizes plus ticket to SXSW!  When? Tue Feb 3, from 5-6pm Where? Duffield Atrium/Goldman Lounge-directly across from Matins Café. Who? Open to entire University (Attendee RSVP registration http://on.fb.me/1xZxyQS) Prizes? 5 teams pitch 3 VC Judges to win…

Missed the Action? Shark Tank Videos Up!

Did you make it out to the Johnson School’s Annual Shark Tank event this year? If not, then check out the highlighted companies here and watch TuneTap’s winning pitch! Or just relive the action each team brought to the stage! Be sure to check out E@D’s previous posts on each featured company – hear about…

Missed the Action? Shark Tank Videos Up!

Did you miss out on this years annual Johnson School Student Shark Tank event? Or just looking to relive the action from it? Check out E@D’s exclusive playlist of videos from each student venture and watch TuneTaps winning pitch!  Be sure to read E@D’s previous posts profiling each company competing in this years competition

Shark Tank Profile: Tunetap

Comments from Feifan: Who is on the executive team and how many other students are on the whole team? Executive Team: Feifan Zhou, CEO + dev lead: Cornell University, B.S. CS ’16Bobby Robertson, Marketing lead: High Point University, B.A. Music + Entrepreneurship ’16Mike Falb, Artist relations lead: Cornell University, B.A. Hotel Admin ’14Nicolette Aluisio, Venue…

Shark Tank Profile: inFav

Comments from inFav: Who is on the executive team and how many other students are on the whole team? Executive Team: Ziduan (David) Na, MBA 2015 Howard Zheng, MBA 2015 What is the business? We are at the concept and prototype stage of building a social betting app which employs a full suite of game…

Shark Tank Profile: Lionano

  Lionano – Shark Tank Pitch   Comments from Lionano: Who is on the executive team and how many other students are on the whole team? Executive Team: Siyu Huang Alex Yu  What is the business? Lionano is a manufacturing company selling an alternative material to be used in lithium-ion batteries that will increase capacity 3X,…

Shark Tank Profile: Daapr

  Daapr – Shark Tank 2014 Pitch   Comments from daapr: Who is on the executive team and how many other students are on the whole team? Executive Team: Aaron Schifrin, CEOAlex Meyers, CTO Team: 6 additional team members divided between business development and programming. What is the business? daapr is a social media platform dedicated…

Shark Tank Profile: Saund

Saund – Shark Tank Pitch    Comments from Saund: Who is on the executive team and how many other students are on the whole team? Founder: Kelsey Kruse BS ECE ’16  Executive Team: Vitchyr Pong (ECE/CS 16),Max Weisbrod (Architecture 15),Andrew Bryan (ECE 16)Sue-Jean Sung (Hotel 15)  What is the business? Saund makes headphones that let runners…

Shark Tank Profile: Yorango

Yorango Shark Tank 2014 Pitch Comments from Yorango: Who is on the executive team and how many other students are on the whole team? Executive Team: Adam Kirsch, COO Josh Benamram, CFO Yanbin Feng, Executive Developer Team: 11 additional students on team across programming and business functions. What is the business? Yorango builds software to…