Meet the 2022-23 Entrepreneurs Challenge Finalists! These promising teams hail from across NYU’s global campuses and their concepts reflect that diversity.
|Somewhere Somehow||Internet/Web/Mobile||Somewhere Somehow is building a social app to remember and share your time with your friends - not your followers. We are creating the ultimate OS for you and your friends by connecting the intimate “Finsta” experience and digital identity ownership of MySpace.|
|UHustle||Internet/Web/Mobile||UHustle is an online marketplace for college students with side hustles.|
|buildplan||Building/Construction/Real Estate||Buildplan is a platform that simplifies building design and construction project management with 3D modeling, contractor matching, and easier material procurement.|
|Muse Tax Inc.||Financial Services/Insurance||Muse is a platform that helps individual taxpayers and SMBs find every tax deduction and credit available to them, maximize their refunds and create personalized tax and financial plans through an AI-based tax engine.|
|bia||Advertising/Marketing||bia is designed to digitize the agency experience for both creators and brands by offering a suite of workflow tools that manages the entire sponsorship transaction end-to-end.|
|Diddo||Internet/Web/Mobile||Diddo aims to radically change consumer shopping by allowing viewers to purchase products they see on TV via computer vision.|
|Heliotrope||Cleantech/Renewables/Sustainability||A light-shifting film that boosts the efficiency and lifespan of solar panels, reducing production costs for solar manufacturers and lowering electricity prices for consumers.|
|StepWise||Cleantech/Renewables/Sustainability||A device that allows residents in older homes to draw power for new electrical loads without needing to pull a new utility power line.|
|ProViZiGen||Biotechnology/Life Sciences||ProViZiGen is a biotherapeutics company developing the first of its kind injectable material capable of preventing and reversing osteoarthritis after joint injury.|
|Vital Audio Systems Inc.||Healthcare/Wellness||Vital Audio is a subscription-based remote patient monitoring and patient screening technology.|
|EriVan Bio LLC||Biotechnology/Life Sciences||EriVan revolutionizes the regenerative medicine space by delivering therapeutic mRNA and protein cargos via exosomes as natural targeted vehicles through partnerships with key external medical stakeholders.|
UHustle is an online marketplace for college students with side hustles. It’s a centralized platform for student gig-workers to market and offer affordable products and services to their local communities.
UHustle helps students leverage their existing skill sets to build their professional portfolios.
Carolyn Cabrera, Wagner M.S. ‘24
Hear from UHustle’s founder about their mission and what’s next on the horizon.
A light-shifting film that boosts the efficiency and lifespan of solar panels, reducing production costs for solar manufacturers and lowering electricity prices for consumers.
Increases solar panel energy yield by 10% to 20% from a single layer of nontoxic materials. Easy to integrate with existing solar panel technology and manufacturing processes.
Minh Tran, Tandon Ph.D ‘23
Casey Bloomquist, Tandon Ph.D ‘24
Hear from Heliotrope’s founder about their mission and what’s next on the horizon.