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Meet the inaugural cohort of the NYU First Generation to College Founders Fellowship

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This Spring, the NYU First Generation to College Founders Fellowship will offer 13 individuals, representing 7 different NYU schools, the opportunity to seek mentorship, build community, and gain momentum for their startups. The Fellows will also have the opportunity to apply for up to $5,000 in scholarships after successfully completing the program.

  • Community: build connections with the NYU Entrepreneurial Institute and meet other student entrepreneurs through monthly events and workshops.
  • Mentorship: receive 1:1 coaching on their venture and peer support on overcoming challenges as a student entrepreneur
  • Momentum: learn about the lean methodology and apply problem-solution fit so that they have the necessary tools to solve a meaningful problem.

This fellowship is sponsored by Santander through their Santander’s Universities program.

We are thrilled to welcome and work with the following Fellows:

Aliyah Brooks (Stern ‘21), Founder of INVIYT

Inviyt is an app that helps professional, travel minded women interested in networking with other professionals find suitable travel buddies based on similar budget, psychographics, and destination. 

Angie Galas (CAS ‘23), Founder of Daily Cup

The Daily Cup is a coffee subscription service that delivers already-made coffee to your door.

Beatrice Fontana (Gallatin ‘22), Founder of Risa Venezia

Risa Venezia is an upcycling fashion brand based in Italy that uses pre-consumer high-quality fabrics to craft ready-made garments. 

Carolina Valenzuela (SPS ‘22), Co-Founder of Food for Thought

Food for Thought looks to create an online food pantry as a platform to serve food insecure students at NYU, with a specific concentration in commuter students, where they will be able to request assistance anonymously to shop at local supermarkets.

Elissa Ha (Global Liberal Studies ‘21), Founder of Abeona

Abeona aggregates content to help BIPOC women feel empowered in their domestic travel decisions.

Hope Ellingburg (Tisch ‘22), Founder of Ugly Cousin Film Production

Ugly Cousin Film Production is a film production company for Native American filmmakers. 

Joe Scott (Steinhardt ‘23), Founder of 1120 Records

1120 Records is a record label looking to dominate the industry in ways other than music

 

Lavar Gold (Tisch ‘23), Founder of Splash of Positivity

Splash of Positivity spreads positivity by promoting motivation, self-love, and togetherness. We sell sports apparel that display positive uplifting messages to heal the hurt, and encourage others to live the “Splash of Positivity” lifestyle.

Mehrin Ali (CAS ‘22), Co-Founder of Food for Thought

Food for Thought looks to create an online food pantry as a platform to serve food insecure students at NYU, with a specific concentration in commuter students, where they will be able to request assistance anonymously to shop at local supermarkets.

Sophia Hiller (Tisch ‘21), Founder of Cozies

Cozies is a form fitting loungewear brand for every body

Tiffany Truong (CAS ‘21), Co-Founder of Sanus Civitas

Sanus Civitas is the parent company of DigitalDoula, an Artificial Intelligence software  that enhances effective communication and understanding between Doctors-Patients.

Vijay Kallem (Tandon ‘23), Co-Founder of Ryme

Ryme is a microblogging short video sharing app

Zuleica Alcantara (CAS ‘21), Co-Founder of Sanus Civitas

Sanus Civitas is the parent company of DigitalDoula, an Artificial Intelligence software  that enhances effective communication and understanding between Doctors-Patients.

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