COME ONE, COME ALL
The $300K Entrepreneurs Challenge at NYU is both an accelerator program & startup competition. Hosted by the W. R. Berkley Innovation Labs at the NYU Stern School of Business, its aim is to identify the most disruptive venture ideas at NYU.
Join us for our 16th Annual Venture Showcase event to meet 37 of this year's semi-finalist teams. Instead of listening to pitches from afar, you'llhave the opportunity mix & mingle with the founders directly & engage with their projects up close. From health management technologies to customized culinary offerings to cutting edge sustainability solutions, these ventures represent the most exciting & innovative startups at NYU. NYU alumni, angel investors, venture capitalists, entrepreneurs, industry innovators & fans of the startup scene are invited to connect with the entrepreneurial stars of the NYU community.
This event will take place at NYU Stern's Tisch Hall. Light hors d'oeuvres & beverages will be served.
5:00 pm: Doors open
5:00 pm - 7:30 pm: Attendees invited to meet & hear pitches from the ventures at respective team tables; Mingling & networking to take place throughout
7:00 pm: Event to conclude
What is the format of the event?
You can think of the $300K Entrepreneurs Challenge Venture Showcase as a science fair for startup ventures. Rather than delivering formal pitches to a seated audience, teams will set up booths in order to mix & mingle with attendees one-on-one. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn more about the ventures, ask questions, & interact directly with the founders.
Who is invited to attend?
Everyone! The event is open both to NYU affiliates & to the general public. NYU students, alumni, faculty & staff who are interested in learning more about the startups coming out of the University are strongly encouraged to attend. We also welcome investment professionals, entrepreneurs, & all parties interested in the New York startup & innovation space.
Will there be refreshments available?
Yes. Light hors d'oeuvres & beverages will be available.
MEET THE TEAMS
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Acadublowers the applicant acquisition cost for colleges who emphasis personal connections with applicants, by curating efficient communication between college recruiters & prospects.
Addinex Technologies has developed a low-cost opioid dispensing system for acute pain patients to prevent addiction & overdose via password-protected dosage access, real-time pain feedback & patient education, easy excess pill destruction, & data analysis to help doctors reduce overprescribing.
BedTrain, an in-bed resistance training device, prevents the dramatic physical decline elderly patients experience in hospitals & long term care facilities.
Curtain Call is a last-minute concert ticket marketplace where users can explore NYC's best hidden talent for less. It's the HotelTonight for concerts!
Demizine Technology focuses on proprietary in-home waste water recycling technology that allows anyone to instantly live anywhere on Earth for extended periods with up to 95% less water consumption & without expensive infrastructure.
Discover.live is an online marketplace where users connect with on-demand video-streamers from around the world to live experience anything & explore anywhere. Discover.live is FaceTime on demand.
eat2explore cooking kits are a fun, tech-free way to connect with family while traveling to a new country's cuisine & culture each month.
emceeis a crowdvesting platform that matches Millennials with DIY investors in a marketplace where they can discover, stream, or track ideas they want to promote & invest in. We are the Spotify of investing.
Equipo manages caregiver guilt, grief & exhaustion by leveraging a technology-enabledsenior health care application.
Food Period helps women have great periods, naturally. We design functional food products, grounded in nutrition protocols & ancient practices, that improve women's menstrual cycles with the simplicity of a subscription-based service.
Grocer8 is Yelp for packaged food. Grocer8 addresses the need for a customer discoveryplatform dedicated to the flavor & quality of packaged foods.
HistoryLIVE creates augmented reality tours that enable any media documentation from any era to become an interactive learning experience & an opportunity to connect with others.
lillipad is a social platform that is disrupting the apartment search process by employing a roommate-first approach that leverages users' trusted social networks to solve their housing needs.
Pepper is an e-commerce company that makes better fitting bras for small chests.We aim to be the Lane Bryant for small-chested women.
PraxisLog helps music students practice consistently, by providing a metronome app that also records their practice, which can then be shared with teachers & parents
SMART PAD is producing a revolutionary new polishing pad for use by semiconductorchip manufacturers when performing Chemical Mechanical Polishing (CMP).
Sorty McSortface is a self-sorting trash bin. It uses computer vision & machinelearning to automatically sort recyclable, non-recyclable, & compostable wasteinto separate compartments.
TrackED is a Personal Relationship Management (PRM) tool initially targeting job seekers that enables users to record & recall key information regarding personal interactions that is valuable in building both personal & professional relationships
XiMio Health's patent-pending smart-watches will act as digital control towers forcardiac arrest situations, providing real-time decision support to rescue teams toincrease a patient's chances of survival.
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ALIVE is a web app that allows anyone to teach anything, to anyone, anywhere in the world, in any language, aiming to democratize the education industry.
FairFrameis a text analysis application that allows organizations to realize the business benefits of workplace diversity, equity & inclusion by enabling users to easily identify & remove bias in their writing.
Folt is making humanity's transition to reusable drinkware through an app for finding water fountains & water tracking, a reusable water bottle that fits in your pocket, & smart refill stations.
Foodture focuses on narrowing the gap between diverse communities & empowering individuals to become more culturally sensitive through incentivized crosscultural integration.
GridSpire is a web-based platform that connects homeowners & businesses to clean energy solution providers & lenders. We provide a service that makes finding on-site energy solutions more accessible, enjoyable, & lucrative for all participants.
MarketVote's platform matches users with companies that share the same political & social priorities & then provides discounts to incentivize loyalty to these companies & continued support of the social issues they care about.
motivote is a platform that boosts young voter turnout & civic participation by making the process fun, social, & habit-forming. Users form teams, commit to voting, & stay engaged with gamified incentives & friendly competition.
Seeds provides plant-based meals with a buy one, give one delivery service that helps low-income communities thrive. It is Blue Apron meets Toms for conscious eaters.
Taqadam optimizes technology & human intelligence to build quality datasets for AI, transforming a social challenge of youth unemployment & mass displacement in the MENA region to a market opportunity providing digital jobs.
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DeepMagic's computer vision technology & AI enables brick-and-mortar retailers to enhance the shopper experience, prevent shrinkage, & run stores autonomously.
DeepSense provides an AI-powered acoustic sensor that enables high-volume manufacturers to reduce downtime, repair costs & waste by automatically detecting & diagnosing machinery faults in real-time.
Evizia offers a new diagnostic tool for blood cancers that quickly & effectively identifies complex biomarkers, resulting in faster, more precise, & more detailed results.
Merciless Motors has developed a new, improved electric motor to facilitate the world's transition to sustainable electrical energy.
Multicorder Science Corporation provides an educational platform to teach experimental sciences such as biology, physics, & chemistry at the K-12 levels by offering both a hardware sensor & a companion desktop, smartphone or web application.
qMind is developing a device that will track brain activity during meditation, provide guidance & feedback, & connect with others to improve mental wellbeing.
Rezonn Biosystems produces a portable fiber-optic biosensor system for high-throughput screening of drug candidates, diagnosis of infectious diseases, & academic research in biology, biochemistry, & medicine.
Sunthetics drives sustainable change in the fashion industry by providing a solar-powered pathway to manufacture environmentally-friendly nylon.
Sympal creates a comfortable orthodontic user experience by straightening teeth & also improving facial profiles with environmentally-friendly clear retainers infused with antimicrobial properties & fluoride releasing agents.