Tethys AI

Tethys AI is a web-based AI educational program for radiologists, offering customized skill analysis and online training for diagnostic radiologists’ image interpretation.

Founder(s)

  • Laura Heacock, MD (Grossman faculty)
  • Ebrahim Rasromani (Center for Data Science '22) |
  • Krzysztof Geras, PhD (Grossman faculty) |

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MarsCharge, Inc.

MarsChargers are platforms that combines advanced electric vehicle charging technology with intelligent decentralized energy storage systems. Their first product is the MarsCharger Lite, the ‘Jerry Can’ for EVs, a mobile EV charger that can also provide power to homes, equipment, and electronic devices.

Founder(s)

  • Michael Marczi (CAS '19) |

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Kooick

Kooick uses computer vision and AI to enable unattended self-service product purchasing and requisitioning. Their technology empowers sellers with new opportunities to increase sales, build customer intimacy and reduce costs, by offering consumers last-mile, last-minute, personalized convenience.

Founder(s)

  • Davi Geiger, PhD (Courant faculty) |
  • Wendy Lin (CAS '11)

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ViBILLER

ViBILLER aims to develop technology to measure group engagement and emotional arousal in real time and in naturalistic settings like live concerts and performances.

Founder(s)

  • Dana Bevilacqua (GSAS '17) |

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Automanus

Automanus simplifies note taking during meetings for students and professionals so they can generate key points by clicking.

Founder(s)

  • Jianing Qi (Courant '20)
  • Spencer Viviano

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Zuvier

Zuvier is a lifestyle apparel brand that provides an outlet of self expression to a community of high adventure seeking Veterans.

Founder(s)

  • Aditya Sundaresan (Stern '23) |
  • Julie Tzeng (Stern '23)

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UBet

UBet is a decentralized exchange for sports trading.

Founder(s)

  • Daniel Im (GSAS '23)
  • Alexander Kondratskiy

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Tutoruu

Tutoruu is a tutoring network that connects high-achieving undergraduate students with struggling peers who are in need of class-specific help.

Founder(s)

  • Seif Kassem (Abu Dhabi '22)
  • Youssef Abdelhamid (Abu Dhabi '23)
  • Sarah Afaneh (Abu Dhabi '22)
  • Mariam Amer (Abu Dhabi '22) |
  • Mohamed Samer

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Holisticann

HolistiCann is a telehealth service that pairs patients with psychologists to integrate clinical cannabis into mental health and physical therapy treatments.

Founder(s)

  • Zena Nelson (Langone) |
  • Aura Mask

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BlocksFlow

Blocksflow is a blockchain-powered social media and marketplace that empowers creators to share and sell creations with the community.

Founder(s)

  • Jeff Jiang (Courant '22)
  • Tianyi Sun (Courant '22)
  • Zeyu Chen (Courant '22)
  • Winny Wu (Courant '22)

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Baton

Baton is a blockchain-enabled collaboration protocol designed to facilitate the future of creative digital exchange.

Founder(s)

  • Gabe Warshaw (Tisch '23)
  • Armon Naeini (Tisch '23)
  • Sami Forzinetti
  • Claire Bogle

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Alluder

Alluder is a database and Google Chrome extension that allows users to create and discover annotations on Netflix and Hulu shows.

Founder(s)

  • Adam Peterson (CAS '15) |
  • Aaron Peterson (Tandon '23)
  • Tara Wilson (CAS '14)

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BlushRush

BlushRush: the all in one social media platform for all makeup enthusiasts that allows networking between makeup gurus as well as amateurs.

Founder(s)

  • Safi Jami (SPS '22) |

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Kaila Katherine

Kaila Katherine is a luxury vegan brand that works exclusively with the latest innovations in sustainable textiles. Each Kaila Katherine bag is handmade in New York City by experts who are paid a living wage. While other vegan leather products on the market are PVC and PU based, our pieces are made with toxic chemical free plant-based leather alternatives. Our first collection of bags utilizes one of the most recent breakthroughs in textile technology: cactus fiber. This cactus-based material is sourced from a Mexico based, farmer-owner startup whose team has developed a sustainable process using a cactus native to the area, the Nopal cactus, with zero herbicides or pesticides.

Founder(s)

  • Mikaila Roncevich (Gallatin '21) |

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Shop Rodeo

Shop Rodeo is a mobile application that leverages short-form video content to streamline the discovery-to-checkout process for the young, socially-driven shopper and effectively compensates content creators for their direct impact on brand sales.

Founder(s)

  • Lindsay Perper (Stern '23) |

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Resist Nutrition

Resist Nutrition makes plant-based, keto protein bars filled with science-backed ingredients with functional benefits for hormone health and blood sugar support.

Founder(s)

  • Drew Lederman (Tisch '20) |

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Cozier

Cozier is a direct to consumer sleepwear brand for every/body. Their garments are versatile enough to go from the bedroom to a zoom call, and you’ll feel confident leaving the house in them, too.

Founder(s)

  • Caroline Vasquez Huber (Stern '23) |

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GOALS

GOALS is the first-ever sponsorship consultancy that is solely focused on bringing more investment into women’s sports.

Founder(s)

  • Caroline Catherine Fitzgerald (SPS '22) |

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Tezcat Laboratories

Tezcat is developing a new class of therapeutic biologics to treat patients burdened by the most aggressive and recalcitrant cancers.

Founder(s)

  • Craig Ramirez, PhD (Langone '17) |

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Bristle

Bristle analyzes your oral microbiome to measure your oral health status – including your risk factors for cavities, gum disease, and bad breath – then provides personalized insights to optimize and maintain your oral health.

Founder(s)

  • Danny Grannick (Tandon '22) |
  • Shivam Patel |

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edgi

Where students go to learn about the issues that matter most to our future through open and informed dialogue.

Founder(s)

  • Tinsley Maier (Gallatin '20) |
  • Aashay Mody (Stern '10) |
  • Josh Shapiro (Steinhardt faculty) |

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Shiru

Shiru is creating the next generation of sustainable ingredients.

Founder(s)

  • Jasmin Hume, PhD (Tandon '15) |

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Dev Nation

DevNation is on the mission to empower 50M Pakistani youth with in-demand digital tech skills.

Founder(s)

  • Raheel Ahmad (Stern '18) |
  • Muddassar Sharif (Courant '18) |
  • Hamd Bilal Tahir (Courant '18) |

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Portable Diagnostic Systems

Portable Diagnostic Systems’s Integrity-1 Analysis System was designed to detect over 100 different substances simultaneously, allowing practitioners to build comprehensive test menus.

Founder(s)

  • Glennon Simmons (Dentistry) |
  • Michael McRae, PhD (Dentistry) |
  • Igor Muravchik (Stern '10) |

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Fardah Roshan Academy

Fardah Roshan Academy is a 501(c)3 educational nonprofit dedicated to increasing the literacy rate in Afghanistan by recruiting women in the community to invite neighborhood children to their homes and teach them how to read and write.

Founder(s)

  • Zarina Akbary (GSAS '21) |

Theatre Advocacy Project (T.A.P.)

Theatre Advocacy Project solves the problem of unsafe, inequitable, and costly working conditions for theatre artists and administrators by providing external HR services and offering personal consultants for accountability to regional theatre managers.

Founder(s)

  • Caylin Waller (Steinhardt '22) |
  • Colette Gregory
  • Jillian Weimer
  • C.J. Malloy

Middlemen

Middlemen is an authentication and handling service for safely swapping sneakers online.

Founder(s)

  • Brandon Lee (Gallatin '22) |
  • George Li |

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Frich

Frich is the first social finance app that enables Gen Z to develop mindful spending habits by setting goals together with friends and keeping each other accountable. Imagine a fitness app but for your finances.

Founder(s)

  • Aleksandra Medina (Abu Dhabi '21) |
  • Katrin Kaurov (Abu Dhabi '19) |

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Wasaba

Wasaba allows clinicians the ability to provide prognostic information about distant melanoma recurrence within days from digital pathology scans.

Founder(s)

  • Jing Wang, PhD (Langone faculty) |
  • Yvonne Saenger
  • Chris Barnes |

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Maxwell Biosciences

Maxwell’s CLAROMER™ brand anti-infectives destroy a broad spectrum of viruses, as shown in preclinical studies and imaging of viral structures.

Founder(s)

  • Joshua McClure |
  • Mark Pomeroy |
  • Kent Kirshenbaum (CAS faculty) |

Regenosine

Regenosine is developing a first-in-class disease-modifying regenerative therapy for osteoarthritis.

Founder(s)

  • Siddhesh Angle (Langone faculty) |
  • Bruce Cronstein (Langone faculty) |

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Otis

Otis helps you launch data-driven digital ad campaigns on Facebook, Instagram and Google in minutes. Their AI-powered mobile and web app are the perfect solution for businesses who strive to connect with customers and generate results.

Founder(s)

  • Miguel Guerrero (Tandon '19) |
  • Clarence Williams |
  • Rodolphe Ködderitzsch

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Prescient Design

Prescient Design is building AI-based deep learning for macromolecular protein design.

Founder(s)

  • Richard Bonneau (Courant faculty) |
  • Kyunghyun Cho (Courant faculty) |
  • Vladimir Gligorijevic |

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Circle

Circle is an online networking platform with fluid interactions and rich networking features. Schools and students use Circle for alumni mixers, recruiting, and admissions events since it helps attendees make better connections more effectively.

Founder(s)

  • Seoyoung (Claire) Park (Stern '21) |
  • Kidae Hong (Stern '21) |

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Whop Rentals

Whop Rentals is a marketplace for digital goods. Users can buy, sell, trade and rent digital software starting with software helping resellers in the sneaker space.

Founder(s)

  • Steven Schwartz (Stern '21) |
  • Cameron Zoub (NON-NYU) |
  • Jack Sharkey (NON-NYU) |

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Letryx

Letryx is creating a contracts analytics platform for corporate attorneys, starting with the energy law sector. They will replace manual research during contract negotiations with cheaper, faster, and more accurate AI-based analysis and drafting tool.

Founder(s)

  • Vladimir Kobzar, PhD (GSAS '21) |
  • Clifton King
  • Lucas Burns

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Arium

Arium is a browser-based platform for building, sharing and attending 3D exhibition spaces with spatial video chat.

Founder(s)

  • Aidan Nelson (Tisch '19) |
  • Dan Oved (Tisch '19) |

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Visura

Visura is a curated market-network for publishers to discover and hire the world’s top freelance visual journalists.

Founder(s)

  • Adriana Teresa Letorney (GSAS '21) |
  • Graham Letorney |

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Melacast

Melacast Network is a casting platform for BIPOC Directors and Actors in film and television.

Founder(s)

  • Ewurakua Dawson-Amoah (Tisch '20) |
  • Adrian Sobrado (Tisch '22) |

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Fishel Aquaponics

Fishel Aquaponics is developing easy-to-assemble, humane, and beautiful indoor aquaponics kits for people who want to grow organic produce in the company of fishy friends.

Founder(s)

  • Elizabeth Wright (GSAS '21)
  • Ella Jacobson (GSAS '17)

Epistemic AI

Epistemic AI provides a knowledge discovery platform that maps biomedical knowledge and guides users through the discovery process, revealing hidden connections, informing critical decisions, and saving time and cost.

Founder(s)

  • David Heeger (CAS faculty) |
  • Stefano Pacifico |

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Upfront

Upfront makes prices public and searchable so parents can make the best financial decisions for their families quickly and seamlessly.

Founder(s)

  • Dana Levin-Robinson (Stern '15) |
  • Shefali Shah (NON-NYU) |

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Nirova BioSense

Nirova BioSense provides optical sensors to revolutionize early detection of ovarian cancer.

Founder(s)

  • Doug Levine, MD (Langone faculty) |
  • Donna Rounds, PhD |

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HealthBoxed

Companies and their health insurance providers use HealthBoxed to drive meaningful engagement in their employee wellness initiatives. HealthBoxes include wellness products, memberships, and informational material, and can be customized to complement each client’s wellness initiative and to fit their wellness budget.

Founder(s)

  • Paige Anderson (Steinhardt '22) |

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Nourish & Refine

Nourish and Refine empowers you to practice self-care through all-natural and conscious wellness products.

Founder(s)

  • Nikki Powers (Stern '21) |
  • Matt Powers |

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Coffee Card

Coffee Card is a mobile application service that allows users to pre-pay a monthly subscription fee to a number of local coffee shops in NYC.

Founder(s)

  • Courtney Finnegan (Tisch '20)
  • Laura Bokser (Stern '21) |

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Raditube

Raditube is a search engine that makes ‘hidden’ radical content on YouTube searchable for fact-checkers and disinformation researchers.

Founder(s)

  • Erik van Zummeren (Tisch '21) |
  • Cameron Ballard (Tandon '24) |

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Rooted Fare

Rooted Fare aims to financially empower immigrant chefs by providing them with resources to successfully turn recipes into commercial products.

Founder(s)

  • Ashley Xie (Steinhardt '20) |
  • Jasmine Shen (Stern '22) |
  • Hedy Yu |

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Vision Voice

Vision Voice helps companies & startups, who are seeking to diversify their engineering teams, hire and retain female Black, Indigenous People of Color (BIPOC) software engineers, who are seeking access to sustainable careers in tech.

Founder(s)

  • Dessa Shepherd (Steinhardt '19) |

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Techfunic

Math & Coding tutoring for children in the US by women student tutors in India – makes tutoring accessible and affordable to every child in the US, normalizing STEM among girls, empowering students to work in India, helping young women tutors do fulfilling work from the safety of their homes.

Founder(s)

  • Ann Andrews (Stern '23) |

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Tulii Skincare

Tulii Skincare is an ethical, fair trade, all natural skincare line made from leaves and seeds of the Tanzanian Moringa tree.

Founder(s)

  • Margaret Ackah-Yensu (Wagner '21)

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CoStudy

CoStudy automates the administration of team projects/activities in the classroom, giving professors more time, knowledge, and resources to empower their learners with the skills needed to succeed post-graduation.

Founder(s)

  • Brock Nelson |
  • Neev Mittal (Courant '22) |
  • Henry Kaufman |
  • Wyatt Greiner |

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Optemization

Optemization is a digital operations agency with an expertise in the implementation of efficient and smooth organization systems, processes, and habits.

Founder(s)

  • Temirlan Nugmanov (Gallatin '20)

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Cartographr

Cartographr is a social media augmented reality (AR) platform that reinvent the way tabletop roleplayers build visualizations for their players.

Founder(s)

  • Rivelle Levine (Steinhardt '21) |
  • Joanna Liu (Steinhardt '20) |

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Pi-Radio

Pi-Radio’s vision is to democratize wireless research by providing advanced mmWave SDRs to the community at plainly affordable price points.

Founder(s)

  • Marco Mezzavilla, PhD (Tandon) |
  • Aditya Dhananjay (GSAS '15) |

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Maxwell

Maxwell is building an automated transcranial ultrasound device with novel hardware design created for first responders and neurocritical care medical specialists.

Founder(s)

  • Azadeh Sharafi (CAS faculty) |
  • Mehran Baboli (Langone faculty)

Aeragen

Aeragen is a startup dedicated to delivering engineered solutions that fight hospital-acquired infections.

Founder(s)

  • Miles Kilcourse (Tandon '22) |
  • Tom Sowers (Tandon '21) |
  • Ryan Gonzalez (Tandon '20) |

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UltraSight

UltraSight’s AI based solution allows anyone, at any location, to perform a high-quality ultrasound scan to obtain a 4D expert interpretation.

Founder(s)

  • Achiau Ludomirsky (Langone faculty) |

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Dathic

Dathic creates an AI-based platform for CPG that understands the US Hispanic consumers, recommends the best locations to grow and connect communities with the products they love.

Founder(s)

  • Laura Rocha (Wagner '20) |
  • Jose Daniel Ramirez |
  • Luis Felipe Giraldo
  • Santiago Alvarez
  • Diana Prieto
  • Juan David Ramirez

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Voltela

Voltela 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.

Founder(s)

  • Kim Mahler (Tandon) |
  • Tom Piechotta

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She Matters

She Matters provides a community designed to support postpartum Black women who experience anxiety and/or depression, by building individual healthy habits that can be tracked and celebrated. These women serve as role models for one another as they meet their goals, attend our events, participate in our online community and access culturally competent therapists.

Founder(s)

  • Jade Kearney (Steinhardt '20) |
  • Marguerite Pierce |
  • Dwayne Peltier (CAS)

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ShockTalk

Decreases adverse mental health effects by focusing on healing unresolved historical and intergenerational trauma through increasing access to culturally appropriate services, resources and content.

Founder(s)

  • Sutton King (Global Public Health '20) |
  • Austin Serio (Gallatin '19) |

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Resprana

Resprana designs air filters that fits into your style and daily habits. Duo, their main product, leverages its innovative form and disruptive fashion approach to bolster adoption and support setting social standards for air protection. Their patented design and filtration enable a new dynamic form of self-care that fits in with modern life and social trends.

Founder(s)

  • Sophie Frank (Stern '17) |
  • Micah Steiger (Stern '18) |

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JRNLclub

JRNLclub is helping scientists increase the reach of their findings while making scientific research and discussion more accessible and engaging through video summaries of scientific journals.

Founder(s)

  • Victoria Fang (Langone '19) |
  • Nicholas Liao (Stern '20) |
  • David Cantor (Langone '19)

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Envirobe

Fighting expanding landfills with plastic-eating microbes.

Founder(s)

  • Samuel Magazine (Langone '25)
  • Manyung Hon |

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OpenAir Collective

Increases the awareness of, support for, and advancing the technology of Direct Air Capture.

Founder(s)

  • Matt Parker (Tisch '09) |
  • Chris Neidl (Gallatin '13) |

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She

A virtual space where thousands of GenZ teens around the world can meet, reach their dreams, build meaningful friendships and find support in every area of their lives.

Founder(s)

  • Rina Patel (Gallatin '20) |
  • Sydney McCoy

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Relay Response

Enabling code response teams to respond competently to cardiac arrests.

Founder(s)

  • Beno Oppenheimer (Langone faculty) |

Accern

Accern is committed to advance the state-of-the-art in the areas of natural language processing, artificial predictive modeling, big data architecture, streaming analytics, data visualization, and investment research.

Founder(s)

  • Anshul Vikram Pandey, PhD (Tandon '18) |

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Tissue Regeneration Sciences

An early stage biotechnology venture founded on the potent novel biotherapeutic, calreticulin, that heals wounds by tissue regeneration.

Founder(s)

  • Leslie Gold, PhD (Langone faculty) |

WannaDate

Provides the sweet, delicious date-based spreads are all natural, low-calorie, vegan, and allergen free yet packed with potassium, fiber, and vitamins.

Founder(s)

  • Melissa Bartow (Gallatin '19) |

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MyAnthritisRx

MyArthritisRx was created to establish an innovative, evidence-based arthritis self-management program with the goal of empowering you to take control of your arthritis and achieve lasting results.

Founder(s)

  • Raj Karia (Langone faculty)

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CariedAway

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  • Habib Benzian (Dentistry faculty) |

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IOL Genie

Cloud Based Workflow Solutions for Cataract Surgeons from your clinic to the OR.

Founder(s)

  • Habeeb Ahmad (Langone faculty) |

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Redesign Science

Redesign Science is a computational chemistry company setting a new standard for early-stage, small molecule drug discovery.

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  • David Rooklin (GSAS '16) |

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The Great Fantastic

The Great Fantastic created Swoveralls: sweatpants + overalls that are cool, functional, and extremely comfortable.

Founder(s)

  • Kyle Bergman (Stern '19) |

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Parallux

Parallux delivers world class immersive experiences to mass audiences.

Founder(s)

  • Sebastian Herscher (Tandon '19) |
  • Gabe Zetter |
  • Kris Layng (Tisch '15) |

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Prime Discoveries

State-of-the-art technology platform integrates automation, machine learning, and advances in computational biology to accelerate microbiome discoveries.

Founder(s)

  • Eugene Joseph (Stern '11) |

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Wrapbook

Created by filmmakers and technologists, Wrapbook is a powerful suite of software for modern entertainment payroll, insurance, and production management.

Founder(s)

  • Ali Javid (Stern '20) |

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Curtn

Curtn is creating a mobile dating application with the mission of bringing face-to-face human interaction to dating in the digital age.

Founder(s)

  • Brenden Strauss (SPS '20) |
  • Ben Honig
  • Alexa Strauss |

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Sector

Sector is a job application tracker that walks you through 4 data-driven steps that will double your chance of getting hired and increase your chance of landing a job by 59%.

Founder(s)

  • Riley Jones (Law '20) |
  • Amina Yamusah |

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Runway

A toolkit that allows creators of all kinds to use artificial intelligence in an intuitive way.

Founder(s)

  • Anastasis Germanidis (Wagner '18) |
  • Cristóbal Valenzuela Barrera (Tisch '18) |

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WOKEN

A career exploration platform guiding professionals to confidently identify which career path they will love.

Founder(s)

  • Rachel Serwetz (Stern '19) |

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Revelio Labs

A platform that uses data from millions of resumes, job postings, and online profiles, and standardizes employee data automatically.

Founder(s)

  • Benjamin Zweig, PhD (Stern faculty) |

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SeaStraws

Drinking straws made of compostable paper as well as reusable stainless steel and silicone that aim to cut the amount of plastic entering our oceans.

Founder(s)

  • Sophie Kennedy (CAS '19) |
  • Echo Chen (Gallatin '20) |
  • Antonio DiMeglio (Stern '20) |

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Yo Stay Hungry

A culinary competition that bridges food, beverage, and hip-hop.

Founder(s)

  • Syreeta Gates (Tisch '20) |

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GigFinesse

A platform that connects artists and venues to create unforgettable shows.

Founder(s)

  • Mir Hwang (CAS '19) |

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RISE Products

Giving a second life to food waste materials by transforming them into new products and ingredients.

Founder(s)

  • Ashwin Gopi (Tandon '18) |
  • Bertha Jimenez (Tandon '16) |

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OraLiva

OraLiva is positioned to be the first company to provide a powerful yet portable and programmable cytology diagnostic platform for various oncological indications suitable for use at the point of care. OraLiva targets the development of the ‘smart phone of oncology cytology’.

Founder(s)

  • John T. McDevitt (Dentistry faculty) |
  • Anna Grassini |

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The Ocean

A decentralized blockchain trading platform.

Founder(s)

  • John Piotrowski (Courant '18) |

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Bits of Stock

Get stock rewards in the brands you shop with. Like cashback, but better.

Founder(s)

  • Arash Asady (Stern '17) |

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The Diversity Org

The Diversity Org (DO) hosts high school assemblies that educate low-income students on how to obtain corporate and high-income careers.

Founder(s)

  • Joshua Pierce (Tisch '18) |

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Sunthetics

Provides a cost effective chemical path to manufacture sustainable nylon.

Founder(s)

  • Myriam Sbeiti (Tandon '18) |
  • Daniela Blanco, PhD (Tandon '21) |

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Sabai Design

Offering affordable, deconstructable, and stylish furniture for modern and transient living with a focus on financial flexibility. Through a buy-back program, Sabai Design solves the headache of disposal/reselling and offers an even cheaper line of refurbished furniture.

Founder(s)

  • Caitlin de Lisser-Ellen (Stern '21) |
  • Phantila Phataraprasit (Law '20) |

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peblio

A mixed media development environment for computer science education.

Founder(s)

  • Mathura Govindarajan (Tisch '17) |
  • Esther Hersh (Tisch '17) |
  • Regina Vetka (Tisch '17) |

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NextGen Bootcamp

Computer science summer boot-camps tailored to high school and college students.

Founder(s)

  • Zach Cohen (Gallatin '21) |

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We Are The New Farmers

An urban farm growing sustainable produce for specialty markets lacking year-round local supply.

Founder(s)

  • Jonas Günther (Tandon '18) |
  • Michael Udovich (Tandon '18) |
  • Dan Bernstein |

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Govern for America

Building a pipeline into key roles in states for young leaders to close the talent gap and create better government.

Founder(s)

  • Kyleigh Russ (Wagner '19) |
  • Octavia Abell |

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Rilla

Rilla builds voice recognition ai that captures analytics from the billions of face-to-face conversations that happen in offline commerce. Think when you talk to a retail sales associate, a fast food worker, a grocery clerk, a bank teller, a car dealer, a nurse. Field employees wear a mic, they talk with customers like they normally do, their ai listens and it captures a lot of similar analytics to what Google Analytics captures for online commerce.

Founder(s)

  • Sebastian Bienen (CAS '18) |

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Cytodel

CytoDel, Inc., is a biopharmaceutical company developing a platform based on recombinant derivatives of botulinum neurotoxin (BoNT). This platform enables two pipeline programs. The first uses atoxic derivatives of BoNT to create antibody fusion proteins that deliver their antibody cargo to the INSIDE of neurons. These BoNT-based molecular delivery vehicles have been shown to safely inactivate intra-neuronal targets in three species. The second program is developing pharmaceutically active BoNT derivatives to address unmet needs in the current $4B market for BoNT pharmaceuticals.

Founder(s)

  • Phil Band, PhD (Langone faculty) |
  • Konstantin Ichtchenko, PhD (Langone faculty)

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Motivote

Helping young people hold themselves and their peers accountable for voting using behavioral science.

Founder(s)

  • Jess Riegel (Wagner '18) |
  • Rachel Konowitz (Wagner '18) |

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Food Period

All-natural food products packed with endocrine supportive nutrients that can naturally improve menstrual symptoms.

Founder(s)

  • Britt Martin (GSAS '17) |
  • Jenn Kim |

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Gravy

Gravy sorts through thousands of products to find the best-tasting packaged foods, personalized for your palate and diet.

Founder(s)

  • Emily Wallen (Stern '18) |
  • Divya Jayachandran (Stern '18) |

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SightX

Provides users with technology and support to can collect powerful data.

Founder(s)

  • Naira Mussallam (SPS faculty) |

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Detectica

An intelligent compliance system that helps users close compliance gaps they didn’t even know they had.

Founder(s)

  • Foster Provost (Stern faculty) |
  • Panos Ipeirotis (Stern faculty) |

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Sukoon

A high-performance hijab to re-define activewear.

Founder(s)

  • Arshiya Kherani (Wagner '14) |

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Pepper

The first brand to design products specifically for women with small boobs, starting with bras.

Founder(s)

  • Lia Winograd (Stern '19) |

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WebReel

Curated collections of websites, documents, videos, PDFs, and more.

Founder(s)

  • Bill Haig (Stern '17) |

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My Wellbeing

Matching individuals with quality therapists to ease access to a personalized healing relationship and enable therapists to help more people.

Founder(s)

  • Alyssa Petersel (Silver '17) |

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ShopDrop

An app that enables the discovery of sample sales in fashion capitals of the world.

Founder(s)

  • Estee Goldschmidt (Stern '17) |

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MediVis

Bringing medical imaging into the future, allowing for clearer, faster, and more intuitive understanding of the human body.

Founder(s)

  • Osamah Choudhry (Langone) |
  • Christopher Morley (Langone '13) |

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Geopipe

Immersive virtual copies of the world, built by algorithms, for architecture, real estate, and beyond.

Founder(s)

  • Christopher Mitchell (Courant '16) |
  • Thomas Dickerson (NON-NYU) |

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Kinvolved

Combining technology tools and human interventions to change the deeply ingrained behaviors and external factors affecting student attendance, including poverty, racism, and socio-economic exclusion.

Founder(s)

  • Miriam Altman-Reyes (Wagner '13) |
  • Alexandra Meis (Wagner '13) |

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Keen Home

Making the home smarter, more efficient, and comfortable. By adding intelligence, automation, and beauty to these core areas, you will finally have a home that takes care of you, instead of the other way around.

Founder(s)

  • Nayeem Hussein (Stern '13) |
  • Ryan Fant (Stern '13) |

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Brooklinen

Brooklinen was built to deliver simple, beautiful home essentials at a fair
price.

Founder(s)

  • Rich Fulop (Stern '14) |
  • Vicki Fulop (CAS '07) |

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Statespace

A neurocognitive analytics and training platform for competitive gamers.

Founder(s)

  • Wayne Mackey, PhD (GSAS '16) |

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Smart Vision Labs

A company revolutionizing the global vision care industry by making care accessible to one billion people in need across the globe.

Founder(s)

  • Yaopeng Zhou (Stern '14) |

Social

Opentrons

Provides an integrated suite of automation tools and protocols for life sciences scientist to conduct experiments to reduce the time to scientific insight.

Founder(s)

  • Will Canine (Tisch '14) |

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KitSplit

KitSplit is making gear rentals more enjoyable and affordable for a huge community of artists and filmmakers.

Founder(s)

  • Lisbeth Kaufman (Stern '15) |
  • Kristina Budelis (Tisch '15) |
  • Ken Amarit (Tisch '15) |

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Physiclo

Fitness apparel company inventing sleek fitness apparel built with patented resistance panels and bands to burn calories faster and effectively activate key muscle groups in less time. Formerly known as RXActive.

Founder(s)

  • Frank Yao (Langone '18)

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Sunhouse

The makers of Sensory Percussion, next-gen electronic drum technology for the modern musician.

Founder(s)

  • Tlacael Esparza (Steinhardt '14) |
  • Tenoch Esparza |

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PainQx

Diagnostic/software company that has developed a next generation approach to objectively measure pain in humans.

Founder(s)

  • Leslie Prichep, PhD (Langone faculty) |
  • Frank Minella (NON-NYU) |

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Vidcode

A female-founded company with a mission to build a rigorous and creative online coding experience that appeals to all students. Vidcode is a 3rd-12th grade web-based JavaScript platform that teaches coding through media computation. Today, Vidcode is used by over a million students all over the world.

Founder(s)

  • Allie Diracles (Tisch '14) |

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Ephemeral

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.

Founder(s)

  • Anthony Lam (Tandon '15) |
  • Joshua Sakhai (Stern '18) |
  • David Shin (Tandon '15) |
  • Brennal Pierre, PhD (Tandon '15) |
  • Vandan Shah, PhD (Tandon '16) |

Social

Upward Farms

Upward Farms grows leafy greens and fish with the highest ecological and quality standards so that everyone can nourish their body, family, and the planet. With 95% of leafy greens grown on the West Coast and 90% of seafood imported, our mission is to heal the broken food system and reconnect eaters with flavorful and nutritious local food.
Upward Farms designs and operates complete ecosystems of plants and fish in vertical farms, supplying these organic and local products to grocers.

Founder(s)

  • Jason Green (Tandon '14) |
  • Matthew LaRosa (Tandon '16) |

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BotFactory

All-in-One Desktop Circuit Printer, Paste Dispenser and Pick and Place. With Squink, print and assemble PCBs in minutes for less than a cup of coffee.

Founder(s)

  • Nicolas Vansnick (Tandon '13) |
  • Carlos Tarazona (Tandon '13) |
  • Michael Knox (Tandon '13) |

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Clarifai

Clarifai’s powerful image and video recognition solutions are built on the most advanced machine learning platform, and made easily accessible via API, device SDK, and on-premise, empowering businesses all over the world to build a new generation of intelligent applications.

Founder(s)

  • Matt Zeiler, PhD (Courant '14) |

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Violet Health

Violet Health’s aim is to break the destructive, global cycle of anemia among pregnant women and their children through culturally appropriate iron-fortified products.

Founder(s)

  • Jenny Tsai (Stern '10) |
  • Matt Edmundson (Stern '12) |

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Cresilon

Medical device start-up focused on producing new solutions to trauma care

Founder(s)

  • Isaac Miller (Stern '12) |
  • Joe Landolina (Tandon '14) |

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Tactonic Technologies

Pressure-sensing multi-touch and pressure imaging sensors

Founder(s)

  • Ken Perlin (Courant '87) |
  • Charles Hendee (Courant '08) |

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Oculogica

Eye tracking technology that unveils how well the brain is functioning

Founder(s)

  • Robert Ritlop (Stern '14) |
  • Stephan Ogilvie (Stern '04) |
  • Uzma Samadani (Langone)

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Mott & Bow

Delivering meticulously handcrafted jeans at a bold price

Founder(s)

  • Alejandro Chahin (Stern '13) |

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Entrupy

Stamp out the global problem of counterfeits, fake goods and forgery

Founder(s)

  • Lakshmi Subramanian (Courant)
  • Ashlesh Sharma (Courant) |

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Fondu

Share bite-sized restaurant reviews with friends. Fondu was acquired by Airbnb in October 2012.

Founder(s)

  • Gauri Manglik (CAS '10) |
  • Orion Burt (Stern '12) |

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numberFire

Next Generation Sports + Analytics

Founder(s)

  • Sean Weinstock (CAS '13) |

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Tagasauris

Intelligent data platform for visual data

Founder(s)

  • Panos Ipeirotis (Stern faculty) |

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Vengo

Redefining the concept of vending through its mini, interactive, and digital vending machines that serve not only consumer-packaged goods but also digital advertisements.

Founder(s)

  • Brian Shimmerlik (Stern '14) |

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BioDigital

BioDigital was founded on the premise that 3D technology will transform the way we understand the human body. Allowing people to see inside the body, using interactive 3D technology, promises to have a profound impact on the way we comprehend our health.

Founder(s)

  • Aaron Oliker (SPS faculty) |
  • John Qualter (Langone faculty) |

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Transparent Healthcare

Affordable health insurance alternative

Founder(s)

  • Betty Heiman |

Social

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Framed Data

Predictive machine learning products to help companies understand their users

Founder(s)

  • Thomson Nguyen (Courant) |

Website

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