Zennea Technologies team members Amanda Hehr, Ryan Threlfall and Rachel Chase.

eCo-op sends mechatronics student start-up to China’s largest hardware accelerator

March 22, 2018

Members of Zennea Technologies, a student start-up composed of students from the School of Mechatronic Systems Engineering and the Beedie School of Business, are taking their venture to Shenzhen, China through a new entrepreneurship co-op program. They will join the HAX accelerator program — the world’s first and largest hardware accelerator — in a region of China known as the Silicon Valley of hardware.

“Getting the chance to build our own company and really help people with our device is already phenomenal, but getting the chance to do that in Shenzhen and San Francisco is a dream-come-true,” said Ryan Threlfall, co-CEO of Zennea Technologies and mechatronic systems engineering student.

Mechatronics students Nell Du and Oliver Luo, as well as business student Rachel Chase, co-founded the company with Threlfall.

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