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Meat the Future: Exploring Lab-cultivated Meat in our Supermarkets

How long do you think it will take to be able to eat a delicious, organic and healthy burger that was made using lab-cultivated meat? Although I can’t give you a definite answer, I can assure you that it will not be too far out in the future — perhaps even in the next 5-10 years, depending on regulation.

If you think about the agriculture industry, we’ve come a long way. Up until the end of the 18th century, the vast majority of people were farmers. The 18th and 19th centuries accelerated an ongoing revolution in agriculture, with the use of animal and human labor as key sources of power.…

Stanley Fu Leads Sense Innovation’s Grand Prize Win in Hong Kong

On January 23, Sense Innovation became the Grand Prize Winner of the 2019 Asia Social Innovation Award (ASIA), a pivotal win for COO Stanley Fu (Stern MSBA ’19), who has been with the company since 2016. Staged in Hong Kong, ASIA is a social startup competition partnering with JUMPSTARTER. 

JUMPSTARTER is a startup platform curated by the Alibaba Entrepreneurs Fund, a not-for-profit that aims to “build, empower and boost Hong Kong’s startup ecosystem by bringing entrepreneurs, corporates, investors and the public together.” 

In its 10th year, the competition centered on the “Impact of Things” (IMoT). Inspired by the term “Internet of Things” (IoT), the competition highlighted the significance of the connection between social entrepreneurship and the startup ecosystem. “Eventually,…

Phase of the Moon Bite: Food Period Co-founders Guide Women Through Their Cycles

Following the startup journey, the Stern Oppy continues its coverage of the $300K Entrepreneurs Challenge with an exclusive interview with Food Period, the winners of last year’s New Venture Competition and the $75,000 prize. Back in March, we caught co-founders Britt Martin and Jenn Kim when they were busy being semi-finalists and today, they’re busier than ever in growing their business.

Food Period allows women to choose a natural alternative over pharmaceuticals when managing their menstrual cycle. Rooted in seed syncing or seed cycling, their Moon Bites are made of mainly raw seeds that “supports [the] body’s natural ability to modulate sex hormone production and elimination,” according to their website.…

Beyond the Pill: Framing Today’s Healthcare Challenge at Stern

Healthcare is one of today’s most critical challenges. In the recent midterm elections, 71 percent of voters rated healthcare as the top issue on their mind, according to the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation. While the healthcare system is often framed as a purely public sector issue, it also has its roots in business. Hospitals, insurance providers, medtech, and biotech —all operate as part of the US healthcare system, and each of these segments of the healthcare sector function as a business.

On October 26, Stern students and industry experts gathered on campus to discuss how healthcare delivery is transforming during the NYU Stern Healthcare Association’s annual conference.

Subscription box startup Food Period supports women’s hormonal health

Supplementing your diet has become extremely popular in recent years with the industry booming as more people seek to improve their health without medication. There are many reasons someone may want to supplement their diet. They could be looking to improve their performance in the gym, use dicalcium phosphate to help their calcium deficiency, or just keep their immune system strong – everyone has their own reasoning. And it’s a personal story that motivates this company to promote healthy products and supplements to women.

Friends since age 14, Jenn Kim and Britt Martin probably never imagined that the two of them-a competitive badminton duo-would join forces to create a start-up company: Food Period.…

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