Meet our 2021-22 Entrepreneurs Challenge Finalists. These promising teams hail from across NYU’s global campuses and their concepts reflect that diversity.
Oraliva develops new diagnostic capabilities for early disease detection and is now positioned through strategic partnerships to become uncontested leader in delivery of life saving cytology oncology screening technologies for use at point of care.
Sipple is building smart sensorized baby bottle collar to ensure optimal feeding of preterm babies and support parents after discharge from NICU.
Celer is a sports technology venture focused on reducing injury and increasing human performance through the use of applied resistance designed to optimize joint biomechanics during exercise.
Crash Course is a cost-effective driving simulator for drivers with Autism Spectrum Disorder to help them find confidence behind the wheel by practicing real life driving situation skills that ASD drivers may find difficult.
Pollen is a personalized accelerator system for solopreneurs. Through a tailored roadmap of tactical sprints and SaaS integrations, Pollen helps solopreneurs start, manage and grow their business. Our vision is to be the modern SBA for the American solopreneur.
Trovbase is Git and Git.Market but for research. Git increases speed and code quality for developers. Git.Market allows developers to sell code built on Git. TrovBase borrows best practices from software to do the same, creating ‘a simple way to science.’
Baton is a blockchain-enabled web platform and collaboration protocol designed for the future of creative digital exchange.
Techfunic is an Ed-Tech product that facilitates affordable, online small group tutoring. Our data-driven technology creates compatible study groups of 3 children and a suitable tutor based on age & skill banding, topic, time zone/availability and compatibility indicators solving for insufficient STEM support for students in US school systems.
The NYU Entrepreneurs Challenge is made possible by the generous support of the Rennert Family Foundation, Mr. Ira Rennert (MBA ’56), and Mr. Ari Rennert (BS ’01). Teams will compete for the Rennert Family New Venture, Technology Venture, or Healthcare and Biomedical Venture prize. Each prize is awarded as seed funding in the form of a KISS agreement. The total prize amount for each track is $75,000.
OraLiva is a powerful and transformative integrated AI-linked medical micro device platform that allows for early cancer detection at the point of care using single cell cytology analysis of noninvasive patient samples.
Smart Precision Feeding Tool for Parents of Premature Infants to resolve difficulties with crucial feeding skills and ensure optimal food intake for growth and development.
MoveCeler is a foot resistance band for athletes that is worn during exercise to reduce risk of injury and enhance athletic performance through optimized foot and ankle biomechanics.
A driving simulator for drivers with Autism Spectrum Disorder that empowers them to be better and more confident drivers through a cost effective and research-backed proprietary platform.
Pollen is an online subscription-based platform for small businesses that increases chances of success by providing tailored 1:1 coaching, exercises, and resources.
TrovBase is a platform that re-implements software engineering best practices to scientific research, making high quality data collection and management accessible for researchers through a simple, intuitive interface. This enables researchers to spend more time on ideas, and less time on logistical annoyances.
Techfunic is an Ed-Tech product that facilitates affordable, live, online tutoring. Our IP curates interactive “co-learning” circles for small groups of children based on age, skill, topic, availability and compatibility indicators using intelligent data profiling. This method ensures a safe, engaging environment for children to succeed academically.