Startup Studio

Projects from Startup Studio.

For Startup Studio at Cornell Tech, I teamed up with three other women to create a streamlined document management solution targeted at social workers so they can place children into foster care faster.


Our company is called Venus and we created a product called Mora.

In Startup Studio at Cornell Tech, all students practice the actions of entrepreneurship, product design, management, prototyping and more by developing a new startup from the ground up.


Sprint 1

Presented on February 24th, 2017.

As part of Startup Studio Sprint 1 at Cornell Tech, I designed and developed a desktop app called Mora that acts as a streamlined document management solution for social workers in the foster care field.

Team Venus – Sprint 1 from Frances Coronel

Sprint 2 

Team Venus – Sprint 2 from Frances Coronel

Sprint 3

Team Venus – Sprint 3 from Frances Coronel

Final Sprint

Team Venus – Final Presentation from Frances Coronel




Open Studio Poster


In Startup Studio at Cornell Tech, teams experiment with creating a startup from the bottom up.

Team Venus, my team, recognized the problem social workers have with placing kids in homes faster in part because of the lack of tech innovation within the foster care industry.

We addressed this problem by creating Mora, a cross-platform streamlined case management and analytics solution for foster care agencies.

At the end of the semester, each team was also tasked to create a poster for their teams in order to display them at Open Studio.

This is the end result.

Feel free to download the PDF here.

GitHub Repo

See other examples of work submitted to Startup Studio here.

By Frances Coronel

Frances Coronel is a software engineer specializing in UI development on the Customer Acquisition Team at Slack where her mission is to make your working life simpler, more pleasant, and more productive.

She has been working professionally as a developer since 2015 and holds a Bachelors in Computer Science from Hampton University and a Masters in Computer Science from Cornell Tech.

Outside of Slack, Frances is an Executive Director of Techqueria, a 501c3 nonprofit that serves the largest community of Latinx in Tech in the US.

She also supports Code Nation as a member of their Bay Area Leadership Council and the Latino Community Foundation as a member of their Latinos in Tech Giving Circle.