We’ve made a lot of exciting changes at ThermApparel! First and foremost, we have graduated from RIT’s Summer Start as a student led project and moved into Venture Creations as a start-up company. We’re grateful to have been accepted into such a prestigious incubator with access to experienced coaches and mentors. We look forward to this next chapter of ThermApparel!
We’ve also made some changes to our company mission. We created ThermApparel to provide wearable cooling solutions to individuals living with MS. However, after talking to Rochester’s community about our products we have learned about other populations that can benefit from our garments. As such we have expanded our mission to serve not only people living with MS but any individual with a need for a cooling garment.
Last month we announced our plans to conduct testing of our products in Nazareth’s College’s physical therapy clinics. We have since raised funds to place our order for the 25 units we’ll need for testing from our manufacturing partners. However, due to the long lead time for our specialized products to be made, the testing at Nazareth will now be conducted during the spring semester. Stay tuned for more updates on clinical testing as we approach February.
Last but definitely not least, we are proud to finally present UnderCool! We have worked on UnderCool for over a year now always keeping comfort and discretion in mind. UnderCool can be worn over or under clothes and provides approximately 2-3 hours of cooling comfort. Plus, UnderCool is unisex, available in three sizes (small, medium, large), and features adjustable straps and Velcro for a great fit. Now available for presales, our first 200 customers will receive the UnderCool for $150. That’s a $50 value! Distribution begins in May, so buy one now and get some peace of mind for next summer!
October certainly kept us busy, but we like that. See you in November!
Crystal R Mendoza Paulin
- 10/27, RAMS Meeting
- 10/27, RIT’s Innovative Housing Showcase
- 10/29, RIT’s IdeaLab
- 10/30 RIT’s IdeaLab
- 10/30 Al Sigl’s WalkAbout