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Cheryl Shao
New York, NY, USA
Art, Business Intelligence, Research and Development
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Years of experience: 0-5 years
Abilities: Very social, At ease with ideas, Active and dynamic, Pragmatic, Imaginative, Like changes, Enthousiastic, Analysis and critical spirit, Attached to principles, Intuitive, Empathy, Persuasive, Spontaneity, Curiosity, Open minded
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BFA, 2009 NYU Tisch School of the Arts DDS, 2018 NYU College of Dentistry Awards: Reynolds Social Entrepreneurship Semi-Finalist 2006 Stern 300K Semi-Finalist 2018

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  • Date attended: from: 2005 to: 2009
    School: New York University Tisch School of the Arts
    Description: Bachelor of Fine Arts, Film & Television, Animation
    Degree: Bachelor's Degree
    Field of study: Film & Television, Animation
  • Date attended: from: 2014 to: 2018
    School: New York University College of Dentistry
    Description: Anticipated graduation date 2018.
    Degree: Other
    Field of study: Doctor of Dental Surgery, DDS


  • Name company: Sympal, Inc.
    Title: Founder
    Location: New York, NY, USA
    Experience abroad: Yes
    Time period: from: 04.2018 to: 04.2018
    Description: Start-up to re-invent a marketable orthodontic system.
Sympal, Inc. creates a comfortable orthodontic user experience by straightening teeth and also improving facial profiles with environmentally-friendly mint-flavored clear retainers infused with antimicrobial properties and fluoride releasing agents. Sympal, Inc. is the first 3D printed clear orthodontic aligner for people of all ages in need of smile correction that handles all severity levels of orthodontic cases with efficiency and economical pricing by reducing patient-dentist visits and replacing visits with a mobile app tracker. Unlike clear aligner systems on the market, we cover all orthodontic cases with no limitations on severity including teeth extraction cases and disproportional jaws. User experience includes mint, fluoride, and antimicrobial-infused clear aligners that straighten teeth while a mobile app tracks progress. It’s the first app of its kind that reduces patient-dentist visits—lowering costs for the patient, dental practitioner, and insurance companies.

Project progress: 2- Prototypeproject-logo-part
  • Patent Law

    Partner's function: Lawyer
    Skills: Legal
    Years of experience: 10-15 years
  • Venture Capital

    Partner's function: Business Developer
    Skills: Business Intelligence
    Years of experience: 10-15 years
  • Programmer

    Partner's function: Engineer
    Skills: Engineering
    Years of experience: 5-10 years
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