Congratulations to Ignite Fellowship Fall 2016 Cohort!

Six individuals representing five teams from five NYU schools were accepted into the Fall 2016 Ignite Fellowship cohort.

Earlier this semester six individuals representing five teams from five NYU schools were accepted into the Fall 2016 Ignite Fellowship cohort. This is an invite-only program for startups founded by current NYU students, researchers, and faculty across all disciplines, that have committed to a venture concept, formed a team, and begun developing their business.

Each Tuesday from 12:00-1:30PM, the Ignite fellows engages in a peer to peer lunch & learn discussion about their business model, progress they have made and challenges they continue to face building their venture. A guest speaker joins the group each week to discuss applied lean skills and how to execute commercialization strategies effectively.

Check out the ventures below, and save the date for a venture panel on December 13, 2016 to see what these six teams learned at the Ignite fellowship.

Fit A.I.: Bringing Artificial Intelligence to Sports Performance through facility-integrated hardware. Tim Nugmanov, Gallatin School of Individualized Study ‘19.

Kitchen Connection: An online foodie social network where chefs and lay food lovers can teach online and interactive cooking classes. Earlene Cruz, Gallatin School of Individualized Study ‘17.

Smart Stroke Rehab: Portable clinical/telerehabilitation solutions for hemipareticstroke victims. Ashwin Raj Kumar, Tandon School of Engineering ‘19.

TABu: A POS integrated geo-location based mobile payment platform for bars and nightclubs that allows people to open, view, split, and close their tab. Ben Marans, College of Arts and Science ‘19; Kyra Durko, Stern School of Business ‘19. 

WebReel: Curate collections — we call them WebReels — of websites, documents, videos, PDFs, and more. Picture a Google Drive or a Dropbox folder, but social. Bill Haig, Stern School of Business ‘17.

If you are interested in learning about the Ignite Fellowship, please email Desiree Frieson at blackstonelaunchpad@nyu.edu.