Meet the Teams: NYU Tech Venture Workshop Fall 2023 Cohort

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We are pleased to introduce the teams in the Fall 2023 Cohort of the NYU Tech Venture Workshop.

The Tech Venture Workshop is a three half-day immersive program where NYU faculty, PhD, postdoc, and research teams learn how to test the commercial potential of their innovations directly with customers and partners. Participating teams receive grant funding from the National Science Foundation, coaching, and access to workshops on selecting the right market, customer segment, IP, and more.

After completion of the workshop, participating teams are eligible to apply to participate in the NSF I-Corps and Tech Venture Accelerator, which collectively award $100,000 in grant funding to further your research commercialization efforts.

Learn more about the program and how to apply at the next Tech Venture Accelerator info session on Jan. 31.

AI for Headache Diagnosis and Treatment

Project: Artificial intelligence platform for diagnosis of headache type in patients presenting to primary care.

Team: Jack Tsao, MD (Clinician, Langone Health), Xiaolei Huang, PhD


Project: Technology for performing independent, third-party “bias” audits on Large Language Model (LLM) enabled hiring tools, ensuring compliance with legal regulations.

Team: Akshaj Kumar Veldanda (Tandon ‘23), Fabian Grob, Ramesh Karri (Professor, Tandon), Siddharth Garg (Institute Associate Professor, Tandon)

BirdNest Analytics

Project: SaaS platform for researchers who want to engage with community participants by using mobility data to study social determinants of health.

Team: Thomas Kirchner, PhD (Associate Professor, GPH), Emilia Ascanio Carrera, MPH (Researcher, GPH)


Project: Synthetic biology solution which offers real human enamel for use in veneers.

Team: Shean Fu Phen (GSAS ‘25), Ashlin (Stern ‘24), David Truong, PhD (Assistant Professor, Tandon)


Project: A sensor network delivering reliable, realtime flood impact intelligence for parametric insurance structurers, increasing payout probability & reducing payout time. 

Team: Charlie Mydlarz (Research Associate Professor, Tandon)

Omios Biologics

Project: A novel class of cancer vaccine vectors able to induce Immunogenic Cell Death (ICD) in cancer cells, and modify the tumor microenvironment to initiate and boost an antitumor immune response. 

Team: Aldo Pourchet, PhD (Fmr. Postdoc, Grossman), Laurent Fanget, Ian J. Mohr, PhD (Faculty, Grossman)


Project: Services company offering strategic and technological support in collecting and analyzing electrophysiological data recorded from the brain.

Team: Kathryn McClain, PhD (Postdoc, Grossman), Mihály Vöröslakos, MD, PhD (Postdoc, Grossman)

Shrink Ray

Project: SaaS solution providing Lossless data compression for single cell and single molecule images, for research labs which handle large volumes of lifecycle management data.

Team: Adam Rubens (Staff/Administrator, Grossman)


Project: Electronic Design Assistance software to help researchers designing superconducting quantum devices to speed up design cycle times.

Team: Clark Miyamoto (GSAS), Carson Gilliland (Courant ‘25)

Walters Consulting

Project: Tailored consulting services that empower NGOs to secure more funding, expand their programming capacity, and deliver high-quality, effective services that transform the lives of individuals and communities.

Team: Suzan M. Walters (Assistant Professor, Grossman)


Project: We unlock perpetual autonomous drone operations by providing the smallest and most reliable autonomous charging system for drones.

Team: Vivek Radhakrishnan (Tandon ‘23)