Annie Wang C’05/WG’13 and Zach Simkin C’06/WG’14
ADDING VALUE TO 3D PRINTING
Annie and Zach met in a Wharton MBA innovations class.
The Venture Initiation Program helped them refine their idea.
Awards gave Zach and Annie both validation for their idea and funding to pursue it.
A $10,000 Summer Venture Award let them spend the summer of 2013 working full time on Senvol, and as Zach explains, “At the very beginning, when we were doing a lot of exploration and research, the initial funds we received from the Wharton Venture Award helped us travel to conferences, meet different people in the industry, and it all sort of spiraled from there. Without that money, I’m not sure we’d be where we are today.”
Senvol also won the 2014 Wharton Business Plan Competition (now Startup Challenge) Committee Award for the most disruptive startup.
In 2014, Senvol won the “NYC Next Idea” global new venture competition. They received $35,000, office space at the Columbia Startup Lab, and business services to assist them in launching their venture in New York.
The Senvol Database is moving the additive manufacturing industry forward.
The Senvol database launched in January 2015, creating the first and only searchable 3D printing database for industrial additive manufacturing machines and materials.
“Whether you’re new to additive manufacturing looking to understand the landscape, or a design engineer searching for a machine and material to meet a specific application, the Senvol Database provides the information that you need, all at your fingertips,” explained Annie.
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