Back to all events 7th Annual NYU-Yale Summer Accelerator Pitchoff Host: NYU Entrepreneurial Institute
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For the seventh year in a row, inspiring young innovators who are building promising ventures will come together (virtually) for a friendly pitchoff competition before a panel of judges at the NYU-Yale Pitchoff.

Join us on Thurs, July 9th to hear from these rising stars from six seed-stage startups. Three teams represent New York University and three will represent Yale University

Watch on Zoom which team can dazzle the audience, excite the judges and take home the grand prize & of course, bragging rights! 

Please click the link below to join the webinar:

Meet the 3 NYU teams pitching:

The Thinkers: an e-learning platform for high school students (13-17 years old) who are seeking to strengthen their executive functioning, future planning, and interpersonal skills through live classes, dynamic facilitation, and peer to peer interaction.

Team Members: Rina Patel (Gallatin ‘20), Micah Copeland

Veccnet offers ubiquitous, ultra-reliable, and low-latency connectivity, allowing drone service providers to reliably control their long-range delivery drones and benefit from fewer mission abortions and reduced costs compared to satellite links.

Team Members: Kim Mahler (CUSP Postdoc), Tom Piechotta

Sabai: creates sustainable furniture without the compromise. Sabai is affordable, flat-packed, quick shipped, and beautiful to boot.

Team Members: Phantila Phataraprasit (Law ‘20), Caitlin Ellen (Stern Langone ‘21)

Learn more about the 2020 Summer Launchpad teams here

Meet the 3 Yale teams pitching:

Bild: a platform for small-medium businesses (SMBs) that integrates automation and AI into sourcing manufacturers and suppliers.

Pradyut Paul (School of Management '21)

Cambium Carbon: this reforestation hub concept aims to help cities meet their climate targets by investing in urban mill infrastructure, building nursery capacity, and channeling revenues to scale new planting.

Ben Christensen (School of the Environment '20), Marisa Repka (School of the Environment '20)

Juno: a reusable menstrual product that can be worn for up to 12 hours. Juno has a built-in applicator to aid with insertion and a stem that allows the product to be drained. Juno is the first reusable menstrual product that includes a pain treatment mechanism.

Phyllis Mugadza (Yale College '21)

Meet the Judges: 

Clayton Bryan (NYU Stern MBA '15): Venture Partner at 500 Startups

Dan Porter (NYU GSAS '95): CEO at Overtime

Donna Lecky (Yale MBA '16): Managing Dir. HealthVenture Capital| CFO & Co-Founder HealthVenture| Co-Founder HealthHavenHUB

Matthew Storeygard (Yale MBA '06): Director on the Venture Team at Connecticut Innovations

*** At the end of the Pitchoff, there will be a networking opportunity from 6 - 7 pm.

Separate Zoom link:

About the NYU Summer Launchpad

NYU Summer Launchpad is a nine-week accelerator for teams of NYU student entrepreneurs that provides $10,000 in grant funding (non-dilutive, zero equity), startup skills bootcamps, 1:1 coaching from NYC entrepreneurs and early stage investors, collaborative workspace for the summer, pro-bono legal incorporation counsel, web hosting credits and other perks to help get the ventures launched. The program is run by the NYU Entrepreneurial Institute.

About the Tsai CITY Summer Fellowship

The Tsai Center for Innovative Thinking at Yale's Summer Fellowship is a multi-week, full-time accelerator to incubate new companies, nonprofits, and initiatives. The fellowship includes $15,000 in grant funding for each team, along with a rigorous sequence of workshops, sprints, mentorship, coaching, and pitch opportunities. This year, 11 student teams were selected to join the cohort.

The NYU Entrepreneurial Institute provides reasonable accommodations to people with disabilities. Requests for accommodations for events and services should be submitted at least two weeks before the date of the accommodation need. Please email for assistance.

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When & Where
Thu, July 9, 2020
4:00 PM ‐ 6:00 PM
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