Resprana Wins First Place in 2017 NYU Entrepreneur's Festival

In March 2017, Team Resprana was invited to be one of twenty-seven teams competing for the top spot at the Annual Entrepreneur's Festival at NYU. After a short pitch to investors, and a popular vote, our team and concept won! 

Resprana plans to use the $2,000 in prize money (cash and Amazon Web Services) to continue research development, purchase competitor products, and update informational services such as our website. We're putting the rest in our fund for legal fees and such. Go team!

From left to right: Jai, Sophie, Sukanya, and Micah pitch while Dre was in Australia on a post-grad visit to Australia. Good win, mates.

From left to right: Jai, Sophie, Sukanya, and Micah pitch while Dre was in Australia on a post-grad visit to Australia. Good win, mates.

Resprana Wins Second Grant in NYU '17 Tandon Spring Prototyping Award

Hi from Chengalpattu! Missing our co-founder, Sophie, as she's spent the last two weeks in India conducting market research for Resprana and innovating in women's micro-finance on the side. No big deal.

Hi from Chengalpattu! Missing our co-founder, Sophie, as she's spent the last two weeks in India conducting market research for Resprana and innovating in women's micro-finance on the side. No big deal.

We're thrilled to say we've been accepted to Round 2 of the Entrepreneurial Institute's Prototyping Awards, granting us a new wave of funds with which to conduct research, further develop our prototype, and test our ideas. On top of that, we now have access to BlackStone Launchpad mentors, a rigorous 12-week Launchpad program, and support from the NYU Greenhouse and Entrepreneurial Institute.

Resprana Wins Fall '16 NYU Tandon Prototyping Award

Thanks to the Leslie ELab, Resprana won its first prototyping grant to get started on the business. We used this grant in multiple ways:

- To delve deeper into our market research and conduct a global survey of over 197 cities to ensure we're making the right product for the right people.

- To actually purchase, and use, other competitor wearable air purification devices on the market to test our their unique strengths and weaknesses. By doing this, we were able to see what was successful in practice rather than in theory, and gained valuable information on how we can make our product better.

 
 
The top 15 applicants from 55 total teams were chosen from every corner of the University, estimating a total fund award of nearly $6,000.
— NYU Entrepreneur's Institute

- 3D printing capabilities. Without this grant, Resprana wouldn't have been able to perform their first 3D prototype (which, might we say ourselves, looked great!). We learned about the strengths and weaknesses of the particular shape of our product. Next up, a medical-grade print.

- A 360-degree facial scan. Our co-founder, Sophie, had a lot of fun with this; we hope to use it to properly demonstrate, online and in person, how our wearable air purifier can comfortably fit the human face.

Want more details? Learn more about the NYU Tandon Prototyping Fund here.