October 11, 2016
Last week we announced our September finalists and now we’re excited to finally announce that Grace Xiao Co-Founder of Kynplex is our September Qualification Grant winner!
Read on to learn more about Kynplex it’s bringing the science world together.
WN: Please tell us about Kynplex in a nutshell and how you got started.
EW: The idea for Kynplex emerged when my co-founder Raul and I were trying to find research labs at Harvard that we wanted to join. We were shocked by how difficult it was because scientific information is scattered across thousands of publications and websites. We realized that we could tackle the challenge of inefficient scientific communication by creating a platform specifically designed for science. We started designing and building Kynplex, with the support of the Harvard Innovation Lab.
WN: Can anyone be a part of the online scientific community?
EW: The Kynplex network allows scientific companies and institutions to share updates on a single platform so that anyone can discover the scientific advances happening in specific fields.
WN: Will you need a paid membership to access the Kynplex community or will it be free?
EW: Anyone can use Kynplex to discover what’s happening in fields like cancer or Alzheimer’s disease research. There will be subscriptions for company users to access additional features on Kynplex.
WN: What is the next step for Kynplex?
EW: We’re currently expanding the Kynplex network and developing more features that will help research ideas become impactful drugs and treatments. Stay tuned for some exciting features that will be open to the public soon!
WN: Any advice for other women entrepreneurs?
EW: There is no right answer in entrepreneurship so just believe in yourself and others will believe in you too.
Thanks for reading! Remember that we award a grant every month – if interested, please apply today.
And if you’d like to vote for Grace to win the $1,000 Amber Grant, you can vote for her here.