Entrant Profile

Vinitha Thiyagarajan Upaassana

Location: Cincinnati, Ohio United States

Company: University of Cincinnati

Profession: Student

Inspired by: As a PhD research student working on industry-funded projects, I am inspired by the importance of industry exposure & partnership to realize commercialization of cutting-edge technology. Product-market fit validation was performed by interviewing 30 customers (versatile industries) based on Lean Business model canvas (as a part of StartupUC incubator and UC Venture lab) and the results clearly suggested that Collaborite will not only act as a pain killer but will be a significant gain creator in fueling innovative solutions for creating the right research partnerships and carve the future quarterly budget allocation for research and development.