The founders of BUCKY’o'ZUN participated in Blackbox Connect, which brings global startups into the Silicon Valley ecosystem for a 2 week immersion experience, meeting local venture capitalists and startup founders. Deadline to apply for the next group is June 15, 2012 – apply here.
By Sara Naseri & Emilie Kjeldsen (Co-Founders, BUCKY’o’ZUN)
Most 17 year olds go to school, play sports and spend time with their friends, others invent pioneering technologies within the sun protection industry, discuss their project with Nobel Prize Winners, win national as well as international prizes, and travel the world to develop their project. This is what happened to us a few years ago. All of this started out as a school project.
We were walking on the beach one day, wondering why it is impossible to be outside and enjoy the sun without having to fear getting a sunburn, or even worse, developing skin cancer. This was definitely something we wanted to change.