Congratulations to the $300K Entrepreneurs Challenge Winners!

The $300K Entrepreneurs Challenge competition finals were held on Friday, June 12. 8 teams pitched across 3 tracks – Social Venture, New Venture, and Technology Venture – and 5 teams emerged victorious. Meet them below, and check out all the startup programs they participated prior to the competition.

Technology Venture Competition Winners

Photo of Envirobe foundersEnvirobe

(also won the audience choice!)

Envirobe is a cleantech company engineering self-sustaining microbes to convert recycled polyethylene terephthalate (PET) plastic into its chemical precursors, generating a new revenue stream for PET processors and closing the loop on the PET economy.

Founders: Samuel Magaziner (NYU Grossman School of Medicine, M.D./Ph.D. '26), Emma Hon, Ravish Rawal

Also participated in: Startup Coaching


Photo of Precision Radiomics founderPrecision Radiomics

Precision Radiomics accurately diagnoses osteoporosis through 3-D imaging data resulting in patient specific measurements.

Founders: Gregory Chang (Associate Professor, NYU Langone Health), Chamith Rajapakse

Also participated in: Startup Coaching, Deep Tech Startup Bootcamp, VC Pitchfest


New Venture Competition Winner

Photo of Fairgrade foundersFairgrade

(also won the audience choice!)

Fairgrade changes the way professors and TA’s grade through combining technology and crowdsourcing to efficiently generate fair and credible grades.

Founders: Kreagan Kennedy (Stern MBA ‘21), Projjol Banerji (M.A. Courant ‘20), Anthony Marciano (Clinical Professor, Finance), Sonia Marciano (Clinical Professor, Management & Organizations), Alexa Marciano, David Kheyman, Samantha Marciano

Also participated in: Startup Coaching


Social Venture Competition Winners

Photo of Bloc foundersBloc

Bloc is a platform that trains underrepresented talent to be better equipped and hireable for jobs using AI powered tools and key organizational partnerships.

Founders: Riley Jones (NYU Law ‘20), Amina Yamusah

Also participated in: Summer Launchpad, Ignite FellowshipStartup CoachingNYU Female Founders


Photo of Sabai foundersSabai Design

(also won the audience choice!)

Sabai Design is a furniture company that offers affordable, well-designed and eco-friendly furniture options.

Founders: Caitlin de Lisser-Ellen (Stern MBA ‘21), Phantila Phataraprasit (NYU Law ‘20)

Also participated in: Startup Bootcamp, Startup Sprint, Summer LaunchpadStartup CoachingVC PitchfestNYU Female Founders