Three interdisciplinary teams of San Francisco State University students were awarded $10,000 in prizes at the virtual 2021 Entrepreneurship Symposium and Innovation Pitch Competition.
Lupini Milk Co.
Lupini Milk is dedicated to their vision of providing a high-protein plant-based milk free from dairy, soy, tree nuts and wheat, recognizing the need for proper nutrition and health in our communities, and the wellness of our planet. Lupine is a nitrogen-fixer, which means that production of lupini beans contributes to the microbiome of the soil in a symbiotic relationship.
Lupini Milk was founded by Hope Flores (General Business), who learned of the health benefits of lupini beans and saw an opportunity. She made the first batch of Lupini Milk in her home kitchen and thought it was good enough to share. Through the Innovation & Entrepreneurship Fellows Program, Hope teamed up with Pandora Sutherland (General Business), Rhythm Kaur Ghandi (General Business), Lajja Shah (General Business), and Angelina Healy (MS in Accountancy) to develop the company. The Lupini Milk Co. team shares values of health, environmentalism, and positive change in the world.
To learn more about Lupini Milk Co., visit their website.
Rhythm Kaur Gandhi
Founded by Leeban Farah and Drake Walker (MS in Quantitative Economics), Localized is a geo-centralized e-commerce platform that allows consumers to enjoy the convenience and ease-of-use associated with multinational e-commerce platforms with the moral, ethical, and environmental benefits of shopping small and local. This mobile app allows users to set - or draw on their phone’s map by hand - a radius around their current location to view local shops. The app displays any hard goods and apparel the small business owners list. Users then have the ability to see their full inventory, purchase the item, and pick it up in-store. Localized's mission addresses the increasing consumer desire for a service that brings them closer to their local community.
Founded by Chriselle Co (Visual Communication and Marketing), Chayanee Jantaradaval (International Business), Alexandria Nesbeth (Mechanical Engineering and Kinesiology), Allen Sales (Management), and Samia Siddiqui (International Business and Apparel Design & Merchandising), Adrenalyn is a brand that creates an experience every time you put on their clothes. From the track to the field, Adrenalyn's goal is to make their customer feel comfortable and confident within their performance. As a team, they aim to bring athletes together and uplift each other to perform to the best of their abilities. For their first product, they are currently solving the issues of track and field performance shorts for multi-events, aiming to address size, fit, and the overall functionality of performance shorts today.