Entrepreneurial Institute

Meet the 2019 Summer Startup Sprint Teams

Join us in welcoming the 2019 Summer Startup Sprint cohort!

This Summer, the Startup Sprint will offer NYU teams the opportunity to get funding and test the value of their potential solutions. The Sprint is a 2-week customer discovery and mentorship intensive.

The Startup Sprint is designed to support those who have an idea, perhaps formed a team, or have a project they’ve been working on. Through this intensive, NYU entrepreneurs can begin to really build out their startups. Perks of the program include:

  • A $350 grant, plus an opportunity for select teams to receive up to $1,500 in additional funding
  • $5,000 credit from Amazon Web Services
  • Legal guidance from Fenwick + West
  • 1:1 coaching from expert mentors
  • Lots of startup skills workshops
  • 24/7 co-working space at the Leslie eLab
  • And much more!

We are thrilled to welcome and work with these teams this summer!



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.

Founders: Avante Price (Stern '22), Vivianne Ramselaar (GLS '22), Oliver Leopold, Pablo Ramos-Torrescano


CODie provides a user-friendly mobile application which helps students to learn basic coding through gamifying the learning experience.

Founders: Jiayun (Cecilia) Zou (Stern '20), Koken Ishii (Tisch '20)


Exchange provides a marketplace where tech job seekers and universities access technical interview training services from software engineers.

Founders: Daniel Hyun (Stern '20), Krish Chelikavada (Tandon '19)

The Great Fantastic

The Great Fantastic is creating the world's comfiest apparel concepts using sustainable materials and ethical manufacturing resources.

Founders: Kyle Bergman (Stern '19), Elizabeth Bell

Grounded Upcycling

Grounded Upcycling works with the spent coffee grounds from coffee shops to create soap and other products, thereby diverting coffee grounds from entering landfills.

Founders: Parker Reposa (Gallatin '20), Drew Enyedi (Stern '20)


Heybor provides a service that streamlines the rental process for tenants and property owners while opening the lines of communication between neighbors.

Founders: Oatile Ramsay (Gallatin '21), Felix Gaye (Stern '18), Tyler Benjamin (Gallatin '17), Kiola George


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.

Founders: Sara Liu (Stern '22), Alberto Chierici (Tandon '22)

Novelty Interactive

Novelty Interactive is an ed-tech startup that designs and creates accessible story-based learning tools for children with disabilities.

Founders: Jason Charles (Tandon '19), Yael Ezer (Steinhardt '18)


PIVOTtag creates personalized encoded tags that when scanned text the item's owner instantly, for use by individual travelers and in hospitality venues.

Founders: Emily Long (SPS '20), Arahant Ashok Kumar (Courant '20)


PondHop is focused on customer experience improvement through guest-facing technology that optimizes labor for restaurant managers.

Founders: Talib Jafri (SPS '20), Farva Jafri (CAS '10), Daniel O'Brien, Nicholas Konieczko, Nicholas LaVelle


RedCapper is creating a real estate platform focused on virtual tours.

Founders: Marnix Heuker of Hoek (Tandon '19), Jonathan Sgouros (CAS '16), Brian Brink (Stern '15)


Releasur provides an online platform that allows urban Hip-Hop artists to find local technical help needed to complete projects.

Founders: Charles Le Pelley du Manoir (Gallatin '19), Antowan Wallace (Stern '19), William Talley


Startup Sprint is supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant Number 1644681.