Meet the Cooper student teams that have already received grants from M&G!
Fall 2021 Grant Winner: Cooper Purple
We are proud to announce Cooper Purple: Seokwoo (Ryan) Chung (ME '25), Julian Lam (ChE '25), Joonhyuk Woo (Arch '26), and Kyle Ku as the recipient of our Fall 2021 Grant!
Cooper Purple strives to create new fashionable and customizable clothing and items from various recycled materials. Currently, they are experimenting with discarded clothing, but will also branch out with raw materials like discarded wood or bamboo to create biodegradable and environment-friendly material. Their final goal is to use recycled, biodegradable materials to create a wide variety of fashionable products.
Spring 2021 Starter Grant Winner:Ekosfere
Ekosfere was founded in January 2021 by Irisa (EE '21) and Ana Llana to bring natural, sustainable products to NYC's masses. Providing personal care, cleaning, and beauty products Ekosfere aims to show customers how easy it is to be sustainable. They will even deliver bulk refills to your apartment door! Ekosfere has already opened a pop-up store in Bryant Park, launched their website, and will be moving into a new storefront space soon.
Team CUTOUTs is a team of Cooper electrical and mechanical engineering students, consisting of Kevin Kerliu (EE '21). Eugene Jeong (ME '23) and Hans Kiessling (ME '24). We aim to create a more sustainable future by addressing the wastefulness of the current cardboard industry - our planet cannot keep up with it for much longer. With the help of our mentors at Maroon and Gold Labs and our own distinct backgrounds, we hope to solve this problem by reusing wastepaper to create a competitor in the cardboard industry.
Spring 2020 Grant Winner:
CROMAS Shoe Company
Congratulations to Team CROMAS: Chris Mignano, Enea Dushaj, and Yuval Philipson (all ME '21) for winning the Spring 2020 M&G Grant! CROMAS is combining innovative designs with sustainable materials in order to reduce waste and provide customizable individualized shoes.
They have received half of their $5k grant and will be awarded the second half upon the completion of their milestones. They are receiving mentorship from alum JP Nahmias (BSE '03), an official mentor of Maroon and Gold Labs. You can see our full mentor list here. Feel free to contact them at firstname.lastname@example.org!