Exciting success story for Linar and Nikita (VPT) who graduated from the BEST Lab. They raised $250,000 USD and they got accepted to HAX Accelerator (the World’s first and largest Hardware Accelerator).
VPT is a company started by two York students Nikita and Linar. VPT has a new design of drone which utilizes “Vectorotor, moves by tilting the rotors while keeping the frame stable, fundamentally increasing stability in all conditions.”
Linar’s entrepreneurial dream started very early he had always imagined he would fulfill his dream after completing school and gaining some work experience but altering enrolling at the Lassonde School he realized the BEST lab gave him the ability to fast track this and get started right now.
Nikita started off at the Schulich School of Business and had joined various startups in hopes of finding success with them. His partnership with Linar came from Nikita joining the BEST Lab and becoming friends with Linar which eventually led to their successful partnership.
Both of them have grown from building the vehicle and focusing on building their team to achieve success and said “BEST has been great and we have been able to rely on those services and having that really solid foundation to build something from scratch. Being able to go from sketches and drawings to working prototypes has been paramount and I’m not sure where else we can get that strong support for those foundational support” Along side this, they have pushed further and further to raise more funding for VPT’s continued growth and success.