CYstarters - Iowa State University Business Accelerator

Casmium, LLC

In spring of 2022, One of my co-founders of Casmium, LLC, Pradyumna Dahal, and I were accepted into the ISU Pappajohn Center for Entrepreneurship's CYstarter Summer Accelerator program: An 11-week bootcamp geared to giving students time, funding, and resources to continue to grow their existing business or business idea.

Pradyumna, three other students (who do not attend Iowa State), and I created the Casmium business back in 2020 right before the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, with the goal of creating a solution to improve the use of stats in high school baseball teams (read more at the link below). In 2022, after nearing completion of our minimum viable product, we desired to learn how to most effectively market our product to our ideal customer and learned about the CYstarters opportunity. Our final business pitch was a success and our company gained an abundance of marketing and customer engagement strategies as well as additional network connections and beta testers.

Technical Specifications

  • Program Duration: 11 weeks at 30 hours/week, May-July 2020
  • Experiences: Lessons in business pitching, customer discovery, team building, product design, marketing, finances, and sales

Co-founder, Chief Operating Officer - Casmium, LLC

Feburary 2020 - Present

At Casmium, I develop the front-end for Casmium Sports Analytics, a web platform for baseball teams to collect and visualize custom metrics of their team's performance. Casmium allows for real-time data collection in the Casmium mobile app, then instant upload to the Casmium dashboard for generating visuals and predictions based on the data collected by the team.

Code Sensei - Code Ninjas Clive, IA

July 2018 - August 2021

From Summer 2018 to Summer 2021, I was employed at a Code Ninjas franchise: A center for kids ages 7-14 to learn how to create their video games and participate in STEM activities. I assisted kids by teaching coding concepts, led summer camps, and observed kids' progress through a self-guided curriculum as they experienced the joy of coding.

Bachelor of Science, Computer Engineering
Iowa State University

August 2021 - Present

Activities and Societies: University Honors Program, ISU Cyclone Football "Varsity" Marching Band, Creative Development Chair: Friley Hall Niles-Foster House.

High School Diploma - West Des Moines Valley High School

August 2017 - May 2021

Extended Learning (Gifted/Talented) Program, Valley Concert Band, Jazz Band, Marching Band, Iowa ICE Robotics 6419 FIRST Robotics Team, National Honors Society, Iowa Statewide Youth Broadband Advisory (SYBAC) Council Member, ValleyHack

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