Fashioning an Elegant Solution

Fashioning an Elegant Solution

It’s a challenge every fashionista faces daily, in cluttered drawers and cramped cabinets: the struggle to contain unruly nail polish. Now, thanks to longtime friends and Wentworth classmates Stephanie Nannariello, BIND ’14, and Deborah Massaro, BARC ’14, a new product may soon make this worry a thing of the past. This startup story began in Rockland...

Cuppow Runneth Over

Cuppow Runneth Over

In many ways, Aaron Panone, BEET ’08, is his own best customer. His company, Cuppow, and its first product of the same name—a drinking lid adaptor—grew out of a simple, personal need: to find a better way to drink out of mason jars. “We always drank out of jars,” Panone says of he and his business partner, Joshua Resnikoff. “It wasn’t like ‘Hey,...

Built to Last

Built to Last

From the driver’s seat of his black Chevy pickup, Albert Cummings, BCS ’87, points to the First Congregational Church in the center of Williamstown, Mass., as he heads east on Main Street. “My grandfather worked on that church, putting clapboards on it,” he says, noting that the building used to be brick. “They changed the whole style of it and modeled...

Light Vest, Heavy Impact

Light Vest, Heavy Impact

  To Benjamin Nadeau, BELM ’13, and Greg Affsa, BIND ’15, coming up with the next big thing isn’t that big of a deal if it doesn’t help someone. Affsa and Nadeau met as resident assistants in the Wentworth dorms. Nadeau had participated in Wentworth’s Accelerate Startup Challenge the previous semester, and Affsa wanted in on the action. But...

High-Tech Highway

UNTIL RECENTLY, walking through the ground-floor corridor of Wentworth Hall was almost like taking a step back in time. Pedestrians were greeted by a painted concrete floor, high-school style lockers, and in some cases, lab equipment that dated to the middle of last century. Today, construction is underway on two major renovations that will transform this...