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Mad Scientist Coral

We hope to spread the beauty of the reef through easy to maintain desktop coral tanks housing environmentally friendly aquacultured coral.

  • Stage Product In Development
  • Industry Other
  • Location Bethlehem, PA, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded July 2013
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Company Summary

MSC is developing a product that will allow anyone to keep a live piece of coral on display. The aquarium industry has been growing rapidly over the last decade, allowing experienced reef keepers to house more difficult coral than ever. We hope to apply this technology the other way around, so that inexperienced users can enjoy the hobby. This tank would make a unique alternative to flowers, allowing for an opportunity in the gift-giving market.


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    Platte M Gruber

    Platte Gruber is a student in Lehigh University's Master's of Engineering: Technical Entrepreneurship program, which provides training in the art and practice of creating new companies while bringing revolutionary products and services to market. Platte also holds a bachelor's degree in Physics from Nebraska Wesleyan University, and has experience in the areas of management and academic research, and is a long-time, experienced aqua hobbyist.

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    Fred M Carter

    Fred Carter is a graduate student in Lehigh University's Master's of Enginnering: Technical Entrepreneurship program. Fred brings a very diverse skillset to the team ranging from technical skills in 3D printing, to prior start-up experience, all the way to his fluency in German. Fred is an avid scuba diver, and always maintained fish tanks growing up.