Alumni are invited to the NYU Summer Launchpad Venture Showcase. RSVP at the following link: http://entrepreneur.nyu.edu/event/slpventureshowcase/. The event is open to the public, so feel free to bring guests.
Nearly 90 teams applied to participate in the 6th annual Summer Launchpad, representing 16 NYU schools and colleges. Ventures came from a diverse array of sectors in SaaS, hardware, healthcare/life sciences, and numerous others. Most notable this year, however, was the overwhelming focus on social innovation in women’s health, education, civic action, diversity initiatives and others.
Come meet the following teams at the NYU Summer Launchpad Venture Showcase!
Aduri helps organizations create happier, healthier and more engaged workforces through mindfulness. Aduri was started to not only introduce more people to mindfulness and meditation, but to help them build a consistent habit and tool set rooted these practices proven to support people’s growth in leadership and self-awareness.
Founder: Jesal Trivedi (Tisch '18)
Ballotbox is essentially Eventbrite for politics. We create an all-in-one community/event management platform for political campaigns, activists, and grassroots organizers. Our mission is to use the internet to connect people in the real world where they can build meaningful communities to influence their societies.
Founders: Sebastian Jimenez (Stern '18), Vanessa Chesnut (CAS '18), Tomasz Bachosz (Abu Dhabi '18)
Food Period helps women have great periods, naturally. We design functional food products, grounded in ancient practices, that support women's menstrual cycles using a monthly subscription box model.
Founders: Britt Martin (GSAS '18), Jenn Kim
Govern for America
Govern for America builds the next generation of civic leaders by connecting high-potential, recent grads to high-impact state roles with governments in need of talent through a two year fellowship.
Founders: Kyleigh Russ (Wagner '19), Octavia Abell
HealthHuddle is creating an application to help nurses manage patient information during handoffs, ultimately saving clinicians time, saving hospitals money, and saving patients' lives
Founders: Sabina Braverman (Wagner '18), Andrew Dempsey (Tandon '19), Kerim Davis (NYU Langone FGP), Danny Silk (Wagner ‘18), Sushant Thomas (CAS ‘19)
motivote is a peer-to-peer digital platform that harnesses behavioral science to help young voters hold themselves and their friends accountable for voting. In doing so, we seek to create an informed and inspired voting bloc that affects meaningful and lasting change.
Founders: Jessica Riegel (Wagner '18), Emily Graham (Wagner '18), Rachel Konowitz (Wagner '18)
NextGen is a computer science education bootcamp tailored to high school and college students. During the summer, students will learn the equivalent of 2-4 courses of university level computer science and place into high level internships after the program that we provide.
Founder: Zach Cohen (Gallatin '20)
Peblio is an instructional tool and lesson sharing platform for middle and high school computer science teachers. It leverages a mixed media development environment and social platform to provide engaging, active learning experiences to CS students.
Founders: Esther Hersh (Tisch '17), Mathura Govindarajan (Tisch '17), Regina Vetka (Tisch '17)
Sunthetics provides an alternative path to manufacture a chemical intermediate for nylon that is solar-powered, more efficient and more cost-effective than current methods, in order to improve performance and sustainability in chemical manufacturing.
Founders: Myriam Sbeiti (Tandon '18), Daniela Blanco (Tandon '21), Miguel Modestino
The Diversity Org
The Diversity Org's mission is to combat social issues by uniting people through education, media content and impacting communities. Our diverse team of millennials host high school events, partner with YouTube to create media content and unite people through impact events.
Founders: Joshua Pierce (Tisch ’18) and Claire Laugeois
We Are the New Farmers
We Are the New Farmers is pioneering the most sustainable and healthy foods of the future. We cultivate fresh Spirulina, an ecologically sound and nutrient-dense blue-green algae and a plant-based protein alternative.
Founders: Jonas Guenther (Tandon ’18), Michael Udovich (Tandon ’18), Daniel Bernstein