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This summer, the NYU Startup Sprint will offer 14 teams, representing 9 different NYU schools, the opportunity to get the support and resources they need to test the potential value of their solutions. The Sprint is a 2-week customer discovery intensive. This year's cohort was very competitive with 100 + applications submitted!
The Startup Sprint is designed to support undergrad and grad students that have an idea and/or prototype, and have began to form a team. Through the Sprint, NYU students engage directly with their target customers to learn more about them, their problems and pain points, as they explore the potential of their ideas and inventions.
Perks of the program include:
- A $500 grant, plus an opportunity for select teams to receive up to $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 workshop
- And much more!
- Read here to learn more about the Startup Sprint program
We are thrilled to welcome and work with the following teams:
Aflingo is a software application that allows students learning African languages to be paired with a study buddy to better understand the colloquial and verbal aspects of learning.
Jumoke Opeyemi (CAS '18), Inedouye Yaboh (GPH '22), Faridat Ayobami, George Addo, Rosa Swaby
Anaplex enables creative artists & community managers to launch NFT collections without writing a single line of code on the Solana blockchain.
Prateek Mahindra (Courant '22), Philip Kutlesa (Courant '22)
Cozier designs stylish sleep essentials and loungewear, prioritizing inclusivity, versatility, and ethical production.
Caroline Huber (Stern '23), Hilary Dubin
DataEarn is a website that empowers individuals to access, control, understand and monetize their personal data from social media and other companies that track them.
Noah Fennell (Gallatin '22), Otis Scott (Tandon '24)
Fertility Yoga utilizes mind/body practices to increase the chances of conception and manage the chronic stress of fertility planning via online streaming, group and individual coaching.
Lauren Blandin (Meyers '22), Fernanda Silva Pacheco (Tandon '23)
gigly connects entrepreneurial college freshmen to early stage tech startup employees through short-term internships, providing professional experience to the student and saving time for the startup.
James Austin (Stern '24), Arshan Hejazi
GOALS is a women's sports sponsorship & marketing agency that helps women’s sports teams & organizations grow through the formation of brand partnerships.
Caroline Fitzgerald (SPS '22), Jane Zorowitz
Jackson's Beef Jerky provides an artisanal alternative to the typical dehydrated, preservative-filled jerky for the health and quality-focused snacker sourced from environmentally regenerative farms.
Cortlandt Meyerson (Gallatin '24), Jackson Baris (Gallatin '24)
Jivika teaches mindfulness through micro-habits to reduce frontline health caregiver burnout and attrition via a series of workshops and a 1:1 digital micro-habit training app.
Ayman Mukerji (Silver '21), Tapan Mukerji
LikeHome is an AI-powered home styling & furniture shopping app for GenZ and young Millennial renters moving into new apartments making it fun, fast (and slightly addictive).
Milo Schindler (Gallatin '22), Karishma Rajagopal (Tandon '23), Angela Shen-Hsieh
Mellow is a website + subscription box service that enables elementary school-aged children to engage in creativity-based DIY projects at home in order to improve their social and emotional skills, build resilience, and practice mindfulness on their own time.
Anastasia Vlasova (Gallatin '25), Rachel Kindangen (Stern '23)
Morbid Electronics is a creative hardware company that provides intermediate electric guitarists with a more affordable, portable alternative to traditional guitar pedals.
Moye Ponnie (Stern '23), Jayjay Ugbe
SavvyWeds is a wedding apparel and decor marketplace that connects former brides who want to recoup wedding costs with future brides who want to save.
Erica Ramos (Stern '23), Justina Breen
Tildenn is a group trip planning app for avid college travelers that need a central place to collaborate and share their trips with friends.
Thomas Yee (Shanghai '22), Karrel May Sinfuego (Shanghai '23)