Curtain

Curtain is creating a mobile dating application with the mission of bringing face-to-face human interaction to dating in the digital age.

Founder(s)

  • Brenden Strauss (SPS '20) |
  • Ben Honig
  • Alexa Strauss |

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Chorebug

ChoreBug provides a web platform that connects high-school students looking for part time work to community members near them for help with odd jobs.

Founder(s)

  • Avante Price (Stern '22) |
  • Oliver Leopold |

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Bloc

Bloc provides a management platform for soft skills training that utilizes smart career tools to help workforce programs prepare their talent for the future of work.

Founder(s)

  • Riley Jones (Law '20) |
  • Amina Yamusah |

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Miranda

Miranda is creating an intelligent web app that digitizes independent insurance agents’ front-desk operations by integrating chatbot framework with popular messaging apps and CRMs.

Founder(s)

  • Sara Liu (Stern '22) |
  • Alberto Chierici (Tandon '22) |

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Runway

A toolkit that allows creators of all kinds to use artificial intelligence in an intuitive way.

Founder(s)

  • Anastasis Germanidis (Wagner '18) |
  • Cristóbal Valenzuela Barrera (Tisch '18) |

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Grounded Upcycling

An “Upcycled Coffee Exfoliating Bar” created from spent coffee grounds from local cafes and coffee shops.

Founder(s)

  • Parker Reposa (Gallatin '20) |
  • Drew Enyedi (Stern '20)

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Holojam

A platform that streams interactive procedural 3D character animations from the cloud to native and rich media compliant ad formats.

Founder(s)

  • Ken Perlin (Courant faculty) |

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WOKEN

A platform that helps users figure out what career path they’ll actually like and excel at.

Founder(s)

  • Rachel Serwetz (Stern '20) |

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Revelio Labs

A platform that uses data from millions of resumes, job postings, and online profiles, and standardizes employee data automatically.

Founder(s)

  • Benjamin Zweig (Stern faculty) |

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SeaStraws

Drinking straws made of compostable paper as well as reusable stainless steel and silicone that aim to cut the amount of plastic entering our oceans.

Founder(s)

  • Sophie Kennedy (CAS '19) |
  • Echo Chen (Gallatin '20) |
  • Antonio DiMeglio (Stern '20) |

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Yo Stay Hungry

A culinary competition that bridges food, beverage, and hip-hop.

Founder(s)

  • Syreeta Gates (Tisch '20) |

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GigFinesse

A platform that connects artists and venues to create unforgettable shows.

Founder(s)

  • Mir Hwang (CAS '19)

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Hutsy

Hutsy is a real estate brokerage that makes finding a new home delightful. We provide digital and in-person experiences that are simple, transparent, and easy.

Founder(s)

  • Abhiroop CVK (Tandon '19)
  • Rashid Aziz (Tandon '19)

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RISE Products

Giving a second life to food waste materials by transforming them into new products and ingredients.

Founder(s)

  • Jessica Aguirre (SPS '15) |
  • Bertha Jimenez (Tandon '16) |

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Battery Fingerprint Technologies

Technology allows people to scan the inside of a battery in less than a minute using an MRI scanner.

Founder(s)

  • Mohaddese Mohammadi (GSAS '19) |
  • Alexej Jerschow (GSAS faculty) |

SensoDX

OEM diagnostic solutions for strategic partners that already have established customer bases yet are in need of a next generation diagnostic platform.

Founder(s)

  • John T. McDevitt (Dentistry faculty) |

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The Ocean

A decentralized blockchain trading platform.

Founder(s)

  • John Piotrowski (Courant '18) |

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Emcee

A marketplace where users can directly monetize their investment ideas.

Founder(s)

  • Arash Asady (Stern '17) |

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YDK Chinese

YDK Chinese Tonal Keyboard is a mobile keyboard application that helps intermediate and advanced Chinese learners practice and perfect correct pronunciation.

Founder(s)

  • Denis Kaydanov (Tandon '19) |

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The Diversity Org

Combating social issues by uniting people through education, media content and impacting communities.

Founder(s)

  • Joshua Pierce (Stern '18) |

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Sunthetics

Provides a cost effective chemical path to manufacture sustainable nylon.

Founder(s)

  • Myriam Sbeiti (Tandon '18) |
  • Daniela Blanco (Tandon '21) |

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Street Smarts VR

Designs and creates original VR training content that simulates the most difficult policing encounters.

Founder(s)

  • Alice Formwalt (Steinhardt '18) |
  • Oliver Noteware |

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Sabai Design

Offering affordable, deconstructable, and stylish furniture for modern and transient living with a focus on financial flexibility. Through a buy-back program, Sabai Design solves the headache of disposal/reselling and offers an even cheaper line of refurbished furniture.

Founder(s)

  • Caitlin de Lisser-Ellen |
  • Phantila Phataraprasit (Law '20) |

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peblio

A mixed media development environment for computer science education.

Founder(s)

  • Mathura Govindarajan (Tisch '17) |
  • Esther Hersh (Tisch '17) |
  • Regina Vetka (Tisch '17) |

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NextGen Bootcamp

Computer science summer boot-camps tailored to high school and college students.

Founder(s)

  • Zach Cohen (Gallatin '21) |

We Are The New Farmers

An urban farm growing sustainable produce for specialty markets lacking year-round local supply.

Founder(s)

  • Dan Bernstein |
  • Michael Udovich (Tandon '18) |
  • Jonas Günther (Tandon '18) |

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Merciless Motors

Building a more efficient, powerful, and lightweight electric motor.

Founder(s)

  • Anna Kotyza (Gallatin '19)
  • Nader Ahmed (Tandon '19) |

Govern for America

Building a pipeline into key roles in states for young leaders to close the talent gap and create better government.

Founder(s)

  • Kyleigh Russ (Wagner '19)
  • Octavia Abell

Rilla

Powered by Artificial Intelligence and Audio Recognition, the Rilla’s RillaVoice engine allows CPG companies to capture insights from the millions of interactions consumers have with their brand at events or points of sale.

Founder(s)

  • Sebastian Bienen (CAS '18) |

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Motivote

Helping young people hold themselves and their peers accountable for voting using behavioral science.

Founder(s)

  • Jess Riegel (Wagner '18) |
  • Rachel Konowitz (Wagner '18) |

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qMindLabs

A neurotech startup which develops a wearable device for effective meditation learning.

Founder(s)

  • Dino Dvorak (GSAS) |

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DeepMagic

Helping retailers establish new store formats, save cost, and provide inspiring customer experiences powered by AI.

Founder(s)

  • Bernd Schoner |
  • Davi Geiger (Courant faculty) |

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Pierre Henry Socks

Over-the-calf socks, re-invented. They fit comfortably, adapt to your calf, and stay in place all day.

Founder(s)

  • Alejandro Alvarez (Stern '19)

XiMiO

Saving patients’ lives by improving response quality in critical care.

Founder(s)

  • Beno Oppenheimer (Medicine faculty) |

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Food Period

All-natural food products packed with endocrine supportive nutrients that can naturally improve menstrual symptoms.

Founder(s)

  • Britt Martin (GSAS '17) |
  • Jenn Kim

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Gravy

Recommends users food based on their taste by giving them free samples and hearing their feedback.

Founder(s)

  • Emily Wallen (Stern '18) |
  • Divya Jayachandran (Stern '18) |

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Aduri

Aduri is driven to push human senses by creating cutting edge immersive experiences to help people achieve ultimate wellness. Our first product is a smart meditation cushion that helps amplify and track meditation practice.

Founder(s)

  • Jesal Trivedi (Tisch '18) |

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SightX

Provides users with technology and support to can collect powerful data.

Founder(s)

  • Naira Mussallam (SPS faculty) |

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Detectica

An intelligent compliance system that helps users close compliance gaps they didn’t even know they had.

Founder(s)

  • Foster Provost (Stern faculty) |
  • Panos Ipeirotis (Stern faculty) |

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Sukoon

A high-performance hijab to re-define activewear.

Founder(s)

  • Arshiya (Wagner '14) |

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Pepper

A bra designed to close the gap for women with small cup sizes.

Founder(s)

  • Lia Winograd (Stern '19) |

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WebReel

Curated collections of websites, documents, videos, PDFs, and more.

Founder(s)

  • Bill Haig (Stern '17) |

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My Wellbeing

Matching individuals with quality therapists to ease access to a personalized healing relationship and enable therapists to help more people.

Founder(s)

  • Alyssa Petersel (Silver '17)

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ShopDrop

An app that enables the discovery of sample sales in fashion capitals of the world.

Founder(s)

  • Estee Goldschmidt (Stern '17) |

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Leest

A hotel technology company providing cloud-based solutions for increasing direct bookings.

Founder(s)

  • Irem Yallagoz (Stern '15) |

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MEG Cura

Know your body’s data™

Founder(s)

  • Maryam Alkhaldi
  • Meshal Alhathal (Tandon '16) |

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MediVis

Bringing medical imaging into the future, allowing for clearer, faster, and more intuitive understanding of the human body.

Founder(s)

  • Osamah Choudhry (Medicine) |

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Geopipe

Immersive virtual copies of the world, built by algorithms, for architecture, real estate, and beyond.

Founder(s)

  • Christopher Mitchell (Courant '16) |
  • Thomas Dickerson (NON-NYU) |

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Acculis

Workflow management software that reduces the complexity of BIM management through a single collaborative platform.

Founder(s)

  • Ada Slusarczyk (Tandon '17) |
  • Chris Lysiuk (Tandon '17) |
  • Darren Yee (Tandon '16) |
  • Nick Molinski (Tandon '16) |

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Kinvolved

Founder(s)

  • Miriam Altman (Wagner '13) |
  • Alexandra Meis (Wagner '13) |

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Keen Home

Develops proactive hardware and software products to protect and enhance your home’s core systems.

Founder(s)

  • Nayeem Hussein (Stern '13) |

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Brooklinen

Simple, beautiful, comfy bedding that makes your whole bed feel like the cool side of the pillow.

Founder(s)

  • Rich Fulop (Stern '14) |
  • Vicki Fulop (CAS '17) |

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Statespace

A neurocognitive analytics and training platform for competitive gamers.

Founder(s)

  • Wayne Mackey (CAS faculty) |
  • Jay rfuller (CAS faculty) |

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Stereotheque

A mobile music streaming app to discover music based on location and music scenes.

Founder(s)

  • Tomas Uribe |
  • Kristian Diaz |

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Mirrored Motion Works

Mirrored Motion Works builds rehabilitative training devices that helps helps stroke patients regain functionality of limbs damaged by the stroke.

Founder(s)

  • Dr. Preeti Raghavan (Medicine faculty) |

Smart Vision Labs

A company revolutionizing the global vision care industry by making care accessible to one billion people in need across the globe.

Founder(s)

  • Yaopeng Zhou (Stern '14) |

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OpenTrons

OpenTrons builds 100% open-source liquid handling robots for personal use in the lab.

Founder(s)

  • Will Canine (Tisch '14) |

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KitSplit

Camera gear rentals made easy

Founder(s)

  • Lisbeth Kaufman (Stern '15) |
  • Kristina Budelis (Tisch '15) |

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Physiclo

Fitness apparel company inventing sleek fitness apparel built with patented resistance panels and bands to burn calories faster and effectively activate key muscle groups in less time. Formerly known as RXActive.

Founder(s)

  • Frank Yao (Medicine '18)

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Sunhouse

The makers of Sensory Percussion, next-gen electronic drum technology for the modern musician.

Founder(s)

  • Tlacael Esparza (Steinhardt '14) |
  • Tenoch Esparza |

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PainQx

Objective and quantitative pain measurement

Founder(s)

  • Leslie Pricep, PhD (Medicine faculty)
  • Frank Minella

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Vidcode

Teaching computer science through creativity.

Founder(s)

  • Allie Diracles (Tisch '14) |

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Ephemeral

Permanent tattoo ink that can be removed.

Founder(s)

  • Anthony Lam (Tandon '15)
  • Joshua Sakhai (Stern '18)
  • Seung Shin (Tandon '15)

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EdenWorks

Edenworks is a Brooklyn-based startup creating the future of farming: data-driven urban food infrastructure. We design, build, and operate a network of automated rooftop aquaponic farms, providing organic and sustainable seafood and produce to local food service businesses.

Founder(s)

  • Jason Green (Tandon '14)
  • Matthew LaRosa (Tandon '16)

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BotFactory

All-in-One Desktop Circuit Printer, Paste Dispenser and Pick and Place. With Squink, print and assemble PCBs in minutes for less than a cup of coffee.

Founder(s)

  • Nicolas Vansnick (Tandon '13) |
  • Carlos Tarazona (Tandon '13) |

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Clarifai

Clarifai provides advanced image recognition systems for customers to detect near-duplicates and visual searches.

Founder(s)

  • Matt Zeiler, PhD (Courant '14) |

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Violet Health

Violet Health’s aim is to break the destructive, global cycle of anemia among pregnant women and their children through culturally appropriate iron-fortified products.

Founder(s)

  • Jenny Tsai (Stern '10) |
  • Matt Edmundson (Stern '12) |

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Cresilon

Medical device start-up focused on producing new solutions to trauma care

Founder(s)

  • Isaac Miller (Stern '12) |
  • Joe Landolina (Tandon '14) |

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Tactonic Technologies

Pressure-sensing multi-touch and pressure imaging sensors

Founder(s)

  • Ken Perlin (Courant '87) |
  • Charles Hendee (Courant '08) |

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Oculogica

Eye tracking technology that unveils how well the brain is functioning

Founder(s)

  • Robert Ritlop (Stern '14)
  • Stephan Ogilvie (Stern '04)
  • Uzma Samadani (Medicine)

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Trail of Bits

World-class enterprise information security, red teaming and incident response

Founder(s)

  • Dan Guido (CAS '08) |

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Mott & Bow

Delivering meticulously handcrafted jeans at a bold price

Founder(s)

  • Alejandro Chahin (Stern '13) |

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Transcendent Endeavors

Helps medical students learn languages online

Founder(s)

  • Bill Tan (Stern '00) |

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Entrupy

Stamp out the global problem of counterfeits, fake goods and forgery

Founder(s)

  • Lakshmi Subramanian (Courant)
  • Ashlesh Sharma (Courant)

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Fondu

Share bite-sized restaurant reviews with friends. Fondu was aquired by Airbnb in October 2012

Founder(s)

  • Gauri Manglik (CAS '10)
  • Orion Burt (Stern '12)

Participated in

numberFire

Next Generation Sports + Analytics

Founder(s)

  • Sean Weinstock (CAS '13)

Website

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Tagasauris

Intelligent data platform for visual data

Founder(s)

  • Panos Ipeirotis (Stern faculty) |
  • Todd Carter |

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Vengo

Mini high-tech vending machine

Founder(s)

  • Brian Shimmerlik (Stern '14) |

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Orca Pharmaceuticals

Oral drugs for the treatment of chronic inflammatory disease

Founder(s)

  • Dan Littman (Medicine)

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BioDigital

Interactive 3D Human Visualization Platform

Founder(s)

  • Aaron Oliker (SPS '03) |
  • John Qualter (SPS '03) |

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Transparent Healthcare

Affordable health insurance alternative

Founder(s)

  • Betty Heiman |

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Framed

Predictive machine learning products to help companies understand their users

Founder(s)

  • Thomson Nguyen (Courant) |

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Transfernation

Eliminating waste culture and enabling the transfer of food to those in need

Founder(s)

  • Samir Goel (CAS '16) |
  • Hannah Dehradunwala (Gallatin '16) |

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HireCanvas

A complete campus recruiting experience

Founder(s)

  • Scott Holand (Stern '14)

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Trademark

Clothing, bags, jewelry, and shoes for men and women

Founder(s)

  • Louisa Burch (Gallatin '12) |

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