Entrepreneurial Institute

Recap: Friends and Family Startup Demo Day

On Thursday, the NYU Entrepreneurial Institute hosted a Friends and Family Startup Demo Day at the Two Sigma Ventures office downtown. Some of the top NYU founders pitched their startups to an audience of VCs from firms such as Greycroft, Two Sigma Ventures, Collaborative Fund, GV, NY Venture Partners, Radian Capital, 2048 VC, Rosecliff, and more!

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The night started with some food, drinks, and networking. Frank Rimalovski, Executive Director of the NYU Entrepreneurial Institute, spoke about the pitching startups and the NYU accelerators they participated in. After that, Andy Kangpan, of Two Sigma Ventures, spoke about the amazing partnership Two Sigma has had with the Institute.

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After that, attendees heard from 9 NYU startups:

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Riley Jones (Law '20), of Bloc

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Mir Hwang (CAS '19), of GigFinesse

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Antonio DiMeglio (Stern '20), of SeaStraws

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Sara Liu (Stern '22), of Miranda

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Brenden Strauss (SPS '20), of Curtain

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Jonas Günther (Tandon '18), of We Are The New Farmers

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Sebastian Bienen (CAS '18), of Rilla

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Jesal Trivedi (Tisch '18), of Aduri

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Lia Winograd (Stern '19), of Pepper

All in all, it was a very successful evening. The Entrepreneurial Institute would like to thank our partners and sponsors for making this night (and all our events and programs) possible. A special Thank You to Two Sigma Ventures for hosting us!

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