Amidst headlight hats and 1,000-piece puzzles, eLab alumni startup SnappyScreen recently earned a coveted spot on Oprah’s Favorite Things 2021 List. Founded by Kristen McClellan ‘12, SnappyScreen got its start as a sunscreen misting booth that evenly disperses product to avoid splotchy tans or missed coverage, ultimately hoping to reduce rates of skin cancer.
However, at the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, the company decided to expand its product line and implement that same misting technology into a touchless hand sanitizer dispenser.
The SnappyScreen Touchless Mist Sanitizer not only kills 99.9% of germs, but provides users with a high-tech, luxury experience while doing so. The unique sanitizer is infused with three different moisturizers, and comes in scents like “Escape to the Sea,” “Day at the Spa,” and “Rooftop Garden Champagne.” The device is rechargeable, and one cartridge can last over 3,000 sprays.
McClellan founded SnappyScreen in 2009 during her freshman year at Cornell, and spent her college career working with eLab mentors and peers to build prototypes and perfect the business model.
“eLab is a support system that is second to none. As a freshman, eLab welcomed me to this amazing network of mentors and students who for four years guided and supported me through the ups and downs of running a business,” stated McClellan in 2015. “Even now, after graduation, I am still only a text message away from my eLab mentors. eLab is comprised of a dynamic community of students who are there to celebrate one another’s triumphs and lend advice and encouragement.”