Project Title: From Uber to Savage Beast: Algorithmically Predicting Startup Prosperity in the U.S. Market
Project Description: What causes startups to fail? What factors influence a Venture Capital Firm to invest in an idea, a product, or a person? How can we aggregate and compute the success rate of a startup given factors that dictate a startup’s prosperity? Exploring ideas that combine economics, social psychology, mathematics, entrepreneurship, and computer science will enable me to conceptualize modern day entrepreneurship in the United States; through this analysis, I intend to develop an algorithm that can predict the probability that a startup succeeds, given a variety of factors, some of which include industry trends, levels of confidence in founding team, and product adaptability.
Most Important Accomplishment: Two summers ago I hiked Mount Esja in Reykjavík with my dad!
Reflections on the College Scholar Program: The College Scholar program has provided me with the freedom to navigate my interests across varying majors and craft a gratifying academic path. Mere conversations with other College Scholars has enabled me to mentally remove myself from such a structured lifestyle at Cornell and really reflect on aspects of my life that bring me the deepest fulfillment. In all, the College Scholar program has allowed me to a step towards satisfying my unquenchable passion in detangling discrete intricacies within the startup industry.