Meet the NYU Prototyping Fund Cohort!

The NYU Entrepreneurial Institute and the Design Lab @ NYU Tandon MakerSpace are pleased to announce the Fall 2020 Prototyping Fund cohort!

The objectives of the Prototyping Fund are to provide student teams with the support and resources necessary to build prototypes, help articulate and/or move to the next stage of product development and encourage multidisciplinary collaboration between students at NYU. Phase I of the NYU Prototyping Fund awards teams up to $500 to be used to build and test prototypes. This semester, 9 teams were selected to represent 6 NYU schools, totaling over $3,000 dollars!

On Thursday, October 8th, the cohort met virtually to kick off the program. During this session, we discussed various prototyping techniques as well as “why” and “how” to prototype. While some teams are working on physical prototypes & others digital – the principles of early testing, asking questions, and learning from users apply to all of the projects. 

Learn more about the cohort below. We are excited to see what these teams build and how they creatively test/get user feedback in the largely virtual environment. 

Meet the teams!

Augmented Reflections: motivating health behavior change through self-awareness based information visualization. Ayanna Seals, Tandon PhD ‘22

Clean Surf: Surfboard made from recycled ocean plastics and other low environmental impact materials for a cleaner way to surf and ocean restoration. Cortlandt Meyerson, Gallatin BA ‘24 & Gregory Corn,  Gallatin BA ‘24

Delivery Order Fulfilment: A product for restaurants to ensure online order fulfillment through the aid of computer vision. Tarun Paladugu, Tandon MS ‘21; Vedant Desai, Tandon MS ‘21; Smrithi Thudi, Tandon MS ‘21; Sreeja Vangapelli, Tandon MS ‘21.

E-Cube: A portable, bacteria-free, environment-friendly, electrical cube that can ice/heat drinks. YiQi Wu, Tandon MS ‘21; Jose Figueroa, Tandon MS ’21; Aaron Lee, SPS BA ‘24; Dahlia Milevsky, Tandon MS ‘22.

Fishel Aquaponics: Easy-to-assemble, humane, and beautiful indoor aquaponics kits for people who want to grow organic produce in the company of fishy friends. Elizabeth Weissberg, GSAS MA ‘21 & Ella Jacobson, GSAS MA ‘17.

Lymphedema Rehabilitation: A device for Lymphedema Rehabilitation that does the manual lymph drainage therapy. Manthan Pawar, Tandon MS ‘21; Sumit Sethi, Tandon MS ‘21.

Modular Workbook: Modular shell to encase a tablet or smartphone to give it an ergonomic feel for productivity with a touchpad and wireless keyboard on the go. Jonathan Phan, Tandon MS ‘22.

Parkinson’s Limb Rehabilitation Brace: Robust, light wearable brace that locks limb posture and helps reinforce muscle position for comfort and to help in therapy for Parkinson’s patients. Ameya Phadke, Tandon MS ‘21.
Proximity: This is a new, innovative way of displaying advertisements to the general public. Margarita Coronel, Courant MS ‘22; Sukumar Hakhoo, Courant MS ‘22; Neyl Loukil-Borrás, Stern BS ‘22; Madeleine Mai, Tandon BS ‘23.

Reposted from the NYU Entrepreneurial blog