Meet Boston’s new crop of cool startups
Boston Globe - 06/17/2016
Three ventures with ties to Northeastern University have food and beverages on the brain. Gianmarco Di Pino and Nikhilesh More were hunting for authentic and affordable food from Italy and India, their respective home countries, which led them to a business idea. MyOnCampus Chef connects students who don’t have kitchens with those who do and want to earn a bit of extra cash. Early meals have cost about $15.
Hylux is a flavored water spiked with vitamins and electrolytes. Founder Lamar Letts says it has more potassium than a banana — but about one-third the sugar of a standard sports drink. Cookin (which recently changed its name from Mealtime) is building an app that will supply recipes and grocery shopping lists, aiming to help young consumers make quick, simple, healthy meals, founder Connor Russo says. Recipes use just a single pot or sheet pan, he adds.