New Haven Startup Contest SXSW

Trinity Mobile Networks: Yale Student Startup Pitch Contest

During SXSW, the Yale Entrepreneurial Institute (YEI), had a major presence. We talked a little bit more about the YEI in our post about Hotspot. One event that the YEI hosted was a pitch contest for startups recently accepted into the fellowship program.

One of these startups was Trinity Mobile Networks. Although the product is a bit technical and complex, essentially Trinity Mobile Networks is building a mesh network that will drastically reduce the costs associated with mobile networks, and drastically improve the performance of these networks.

Trinity Mobile Networks is working to improve the capacity and speed of wireless networks by offloading cellular data demand from overloaded cell towers. They are building a centralized mesh network that routes data through Wi-Fi hotspots and coordinates direct transmissions between nearby devices as to increase the effective transmission range of Wi-Fi access points.1

Again, this is a complex platform, and I make no claims to fully understand the use of such a network.

Trinity offers an alternative solution using peer-to-peer technology — mobile devices relay signals from existing Wi-Fi hotspots, allowing people to remain connected without clogging cellular networks. All of this is coordinated seamlessly via Trinity’s central server.2

Take a look at their pitch from the Yale Student Startup Pitch Contest at SXSW.

  1. Thomas Hague, The Kairos Society Blog, “CISCO IOE CHALLENGE: TRINITY MOBILE NETWORKS – “EXECUTION IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN THE IDEA”,” 11 March 2015  
  2. Yale Entrepreneurial Institute, “Trinity Mobile Networks Offers Software Solution for Sluggish Smartphones,” 8 December 2014