in my senior year of high school, i cofounded a startup called ureka. we solved the two biggest problems with the iphone (battery and gravity) with a sexy, durable rechargeable battery case. going through the startup experience, from exhibiting at the consumer electronics show and doing a kickstarter to coordinating product development with manufacturers and negotiating an acquisition, was ridiculously eye-opening. i've been diving deeper into the world of tech and entrepreneurship ever since.
some tech and entrepreneurship stuff i've been lucky to be part of since then:
- investing in and advising top student startups as a partner at dorm room fund.
- took a next-gen web product from 0 to 1 as a product management intern at adobe.
- founded and ran columbia's student-run startup accelerator. we've graduated 18 student startups that have collectively raised $4m+ in seed funding so far.
- grew core, columbia's undergrad entrepreneurship club, from 800 to 4100 members as an executive board member and now senior advisor.
- created pulse@cu, a "reddit for campus events at columbia" that grew to 3600+ users in a semester.
- cowrote a guide on product development for adi devfest.
- advised series-a funded startups on growth as an intern at growhack.
- ran columbia's how to start a startup sessions in conjunction with y combinator's sam altman.
- funded by a blackstone foundation grant to work on growth and biz dev for startups in the nation's first 3d printing startup accelerator.
- helped launch a crm and grow kpi by more than 2x initial projections as a visiting fellow at hubspot.
- created a series of demo days showcasing top student startups from columbia, harvard, penn, mit, princeton, brown, northeastern.
- won a columbia ignition grant for a project that used 3d modeling/printing to preserve works of cultural significance.