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With the 10th Annual NYU-Yale Pitchoff just around the corner, we're taking a trip down memory lane to reminisce on the NYU startups that have brought home the competition over the years.
For the last decade, startup teams from our Summer Launchpad accelerator have come together annually with teams from the Yale Tsai CITY Summer Fellowship program for a friendly pitch competition. This time-honored tradition features six promising, seed-stage startups — three representing NYU, and three representing Yale — pitching their ventures before a live audience and panel of VC judges. Below, see the NYU startups and founders who have claimed 1st place, and read our event recaps to learn more about what the day of the Pitchoff looks like.
This year's NYU-Yale Pitchoff will take place on Thursday, July 27 from 5-7pm at the Kimmel Center, Rosenthal Pavilion. This event is open to the current NYU community, alumni, and non-NYU guests! RSVP today to claim your spot to cheer on our hometown startup teams and see who takes home the trophy this year 🏆 🏆 🏆
Ephemeral (2015 Winner)
The Startup: By creating the world’s first tattoo that fades in a year, Ephemeral gives everyone the opportunity to express their individuality without fear or regret.
The Founders: Josh Sakhai (Stern '18), Anthony Lam (Tandon '15), and Seung Shin (Tandon '15)
Levitas (2017 Winner)
The Startup: Levitas offered a wireless patient monitor to help nurses ensure the safety of their patients by reducing the risk of falling and injury.
The Founders: Amar Seoparson (Tandon '17) and Anthony Oganov (CAS '17)
Frich (2021 Winner)
The Startup: Frich is social money platform where Gen Z can access anonymous financial data from their peers to make informed financial decisions.
The Founders: Aleksandra Medina (Abu Dhabi ‘21) and Katrin Kaurov
Jones (2022 Winner)
The Startup: Jones combines behavioral support and science-backed habit formation tools with nicotine replacement therapy to help people quit vaping.
The Founders: Caroline Huber (Stern '23) and Hilary Dubin
Want to be in the running to present your startup at a future NYU-Yale Pitchoff? Book a startup coaching appointment, learn more about applying for our Startup Accelerator Series, and meet the 2023 Cohort of the Summer Launchpad.