Phoodieur: A Picture’s Worth 1,000 Reviews

Have you ever had a tough time finding a good restaurant? Instead of sifting through thousands of online reviews on traditional platforms like Yelp or Google, you may want to start your next search at Phoodieur: a visual media platform that turns your mobile device or web browser into a fly on the wall at the best restaurants in the world. Phoodieur helps users to evaluate restaurants by showcasing photos of the different dishes offered on the menu and the ambiance they can expect when dining there. With Phoodieur, you can also access traditional user reviews, pricing data, restaurant operating information, and much more. All information is uploaded by customers or restaurants to give you a full understanding of which restaurants look the most appetizing!

Hyphen Connect: How Networking Will Never Be the Same

Say hello to Hyphen Connect: an app described simply as “networking revolutionized.” Hyphen Connect uses location-based technology to pair you with people in your area who have experiences similar to your own based on college attended, job, and clubs. Once you select someone you’d like to chat with, you can message that person within the app to set up a time and place to chat. Hyphen Connect was founded by Alastair Chang (’17), David He (’16), Zhongyuan (Ma) Ma (’17), and Guandao Yang (’18) to help aspiring professionals take a simpler approach to networking.

Julian Moraes (’18) and the Hyperloop

In 2013, SpaceX and Tesla CEO Elon Musk announced his wildest idea yet: the Hyperloop. Musk envisioned the Hyperloop as a fifth transportation system that could get you from Cornell’s campus to see your favorite artist at Madison Square Garden in under thirty minutes. While for many of us, this seems like technology fit for science fiction novels, it’s becoming increasingly real for one group of Cornell students.

Startup Profile: inTouch

Below are comments from Moonyoung (Mark) Lee ECE ’15, Co-Founder of inTouch: inTouch Technologies Inc develops hardware solutions that provide decentralized communication to provide connectivity in places where there are no cellular coverage. InTouch was co-founded by Moonyoung Lee (ECE’15) and Dong Ki Kim (ECE ’16). inTouch began as part of the Life Changing Labs…

ProducePay: Revolutionizing Produce Financing

Pablo Borquez was born into a farming family in Mexico. For generations, his family has worked in the industry and Pablo has always had a passion for it. When he was 23 he went to work for a Guimarra, a produce marketer and distributer. Through his work with Guimarra, Pablo gained experience working at farms…

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…

SoundSpace is Making Sound Tangible

Sound is tangible. Such is the premise of Ray Li (’14)’s latest venture into entrepreneurship with SoundSpace—a gestural music interface that has the potential to revolutionize the world of electronic music. SoundSpace’s interface consists of several motion-based musical instruments, as well as the ability to record and manipulate loops of these instruments.  A recent graduate of the…

CityRaven – Valeri Tsanev

http://www.cityraven.com  Cornellians on Board: Unfortunately it is only me [Valeri Tsanev]. My team is composed of 2 developers and a top 2% real estate agent in NYC but none of them are Cornellians. I would love however to get more Cornellians involved with CityRaven. I do plan to help any aspiring Cornell entrepreneur to achieve…

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…