Introducing the 2021 Startup Incubator Cohort

It’s that time of year again! We’re excited to announce the sixteen student-led ventures who will participate in our 2021 Startup Incubator Competition: 

AccuroLab An intermediary between smartphone users and trusted health organizations in Africa, flagging inaccurate information
AlgoRythm An app that aims to teach and reinforce data structure and algorithmic concepts, with a focus on helping individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
Civic Monitor A nonprofit organization that helps citizens become more civically engaged in the democratic process, starting in Nigeria
DTD Hero An app that helps those with Developmental Topographical Disorientation (DTD) better navigate indoor spaces
EduTech360 A platform creating and sharing high quality VR educational content
Fasfit Communicators A hub for fashion that promotes inclusivity and originality through creative services
GoodMD A web-based discount health insurance service for clinic patients
I am My Health (IMH) An integrative health platform that empowers women of color with resources to advocate for their health in order to access quality healthcare
Nailerz An app for nail technicians to become certified, display their art, and find & book clients
Periodic Skin A new technology brand that targets hormonal acne for women
Project Pipeline A job search portal for high school students
SpineAlign A technological solution for the recovery of scoliosis that solves the problem at its core rather than preventing the consequences
Sudo A device that makes topical cream and lotion dispensing more efficient
Team UV An air purification product to leverage UV light for ride sharing vehicles
TriMenu A mobile application where restaurants may provide diners with menu options
Visual A tool advancing the visually impaired to better understand their surroundings

As part of our program, students will complete our Lean Startup Bootcamp, work towards completion of an MVP for their startups, and prepare pitch decks. The program will culminate in a virtual Demo Day (May 6th) & Final Pitch (May 7th). They will also meet with expert mentors throughout the program.

The startups in this cohort are tackling complex problems, in fields like healthcare, education, and more, at home and abroad. Many are also focused on solving issues that the pandemic has brought into focus, and are creating solutions to serve New York’s hard-hit industries like the fashion and restaurant industries. Additionally, some of these startups were born out of classroom projects at CCNY, including the MPA program (AccuroLab & Civic Monitor), an Architectural Lighting course (Team UV), and a CEN-granted class that combines computer science, entrepreneurship, and branding (AlgoRythm & DTD Hero). 

The 2021 cohort will work with us entirely online, and we’ve adapted our program for a virtual setting. We’re excited for the flexibility remote learning affords our students! In addition to our weekly Startup Bootcamp courses, mentor hours, and pitch practices, students will participate in optional skill boosting workshops and connect with founders at virtual speaker series & mixers. Many of these additional events will be open to the public, allowing for more students at CCNY, and entrepreneurs in the local community, to take advantage of our resources. 

The full calendar of events will be updated towards the end of December, and you will be able to find it on our Virtual Welcome Center page of our website.

For now, keep Demo Day & Final Pitch on your calendars, and follow us on social media (Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn) for updates @zahncenternyc 

Additionally, if you are interested in mentoring the teams listed above, fill out our form here.

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