Scott Murphy AVG Podcasts December 24, 2019

Stanford Alums Co-found Tempo

10KE grant recipients Greta Meyer and Amanda Calabrese are the co-founders of Tempo, the first engineered tampon.



EP 58: How Two Student Athletes Developed the First Engineered Tampon

Greta Meyer and Amanda Calabrese | Co-Founders of Tempo

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Episode Summary

Stanford alums Greta Meyer and Amanda Calabrese co-founded Tempo to develop the first engineered tampon. They looked at tampon leakage as an engineering problem and developed a solution based on fluid mechanics. Amanda and Greta are also grant recipients from the 10,000 Entrepreneurs (or 10KE) program, a nonprofit founded by Alumni Ventures Group to help young adults explore entrepreneurial careers. We had a chance to catch up with them to talk about the need they’re addressing with Tempo and how they discovered their love of entrepreneurship.

The 10KE program provides undergraduate college students with stipends for summer work at a fast-growing company or their own startup. In 2020, 10KE plans to award a minimum of 25 scholarships, $2,500 apiece for individuals and $5,000 apiece for teams.

  • Apply for the 10KE Internship Grant by January 20, 2020 to be considered in the first round of applicants.
  • Second round applications are due March 23, 2020.

Learn more about 10KE, apply for a grant, or donate.

About Founders & Funders

Venture capital and entrepreneurship is the most important part of the economy. The work of builders, makers, and creators fuels the engine that drives tomorrow. On Founders & Funders, we’ll share the engaging and inspiring stories of entrepreneurs, along with the investors that support their vision of a better future. Doing well AND doing good drives us every day. 

Our podcast is hosted by James Hilliard.

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