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Six Startups. Five Judges. Two Universities. One Trophy. Who Will Be the Ultimate Winner?

Six seed-stage startups from NYU and Yale summer accelerator programs will compete at a live pitchoff 

On Thursday, July 13, eighteen entrepreneurs from six promising startups, representing New York University and Yale University, will come together for a friendly pitch battle before a panel of judges from the venture capital community.

This will be the fourth year in a row that three teams from the NYU Summer Launchpad face-off with teams from YEI Summer Fellowship. Previous winners of the pitchoff are Renewal Mill, Ephemeral Tattoos, and Rally.

The teams will pitch in front of over 300 NYU and Yale community members seeking to impress the judges and the audience to win the championship trophy and of course, bragging rights. The event is hosted at NYU’s Eisner & Lubin Auditorium, in the Kimmel Center (60 Washington Square South, 4th Floor) in New York City. The event will be live streamed via Facebook Live. Engage with us using #NYUYalePitchoff

WHO: NYU will be represented by ShopDrop, Levitas and TABu and Yale will be represented by Alva Health, Penta, and Verb.

WHAT: NYU-Yale Pitchoff is a friendly competition where three startups from each school’s accelerator program will pitch off against one another before a panel of VC judges.

WHEN: Thurs, July 13 from 7-9 p.m.

WHERE: NYU Kimmel Center, 60 Washington Square South, Eisner & Lubin Auditorium, 4th Floor, New York, NY 10012.

Get to Know the NYU Teams: ShopDrop helps urban fashion lovers discover sample sales so they can dress in brands they love without breaking the bank. Levitas offers a wearable activity monitor that helps nurses ensure patients safety by reducing the risk of falling and likelihood of injury. TABu's mobile payment platform integrates directly with leading point of sale (POS) systems, allowing venue owners and their customers to save time and money.

Get to Know the Yale Teams: Alva Health is developing a wearable solution for monitoring neurological disorders. Penta is a social venture that aims to address limb disability in Vietnam through collecting and repurposing used prosthetics in the US. Verb seeks to provide a healthy, tasty, convenient and affordable everyday source of energy for people leading active and engaged lifestyles.

Contact: Remya Thomas, Communications Manager, NYU Entrepreneurial Institute, (972) 369-5900, remya.thomas@nyu.edu