The Zynect Story

Established in 2010, Ithaca, NY

In 2010 a group of Cornell female lab professionals started a book club. On a sunny May day these women hosted a family party. Two of the husbands struck up a conversation and quickly realized they were both tech enthusiasts. That introduction led to the formation of Zynect®. Both motivated by useful technology and a sustainable future, the sensor guys Dirk Swart and Vic Aprea teamed up to make a difference.

Our Brands

Air quality monitors
Cultivating a citizen science community of clean air advocates, and providing educator tools to increase STEM classroom engagement.

Tech kits and engineering services
Providing building blocks for innovation through DIY tech kits. Supporting companies with their software engineering needs.

Smartphone connected sensors
Connecting individuals and organizations with actionable information via wireless sensors and a customized alert system.

Meet the Team

Dirk Swart
CEO | CO-FOUNDER

Victor Aprea
CTO | CO-FOUNDER

Vel Pendell
FULFILLMENT MANAGER

Mitesh Gandhi
SOFTWARE DEVELOPER

Joe Nolan
SOFTWARE DEVELOPER

Molly Murphy
SR MARKETING MANAGER

Awards

Air Quality Egg Kickstarter
In 2012 the Air Quality Egg was launched through a Kickstarter, and earned recognition as one of the best projects on Kickstarter that year.

National Science Foundation Grant
The Air Quality Egg earns Ithaca startup a $742,000 grant from the National Science Foundation.

National Institutes of Health Grant
Received $1.7M for global curriculum data analysis from the National Institutes of Health.