It’s that time of year again! We’re excited to announce the twenty student-led ventures who will participate in our 2022 Startup Incubator Competition.
Competing for the Kaylie Hardware Prize:
Bioreactor - A unit that incubates organic matter
Guardian - A wearable camera that prevents assault and notifies loved ones
Hobbs - A digital weight machine that allows you to work out at home without equipment
Hydroot - A friendly smart planter
The Cone Screw - A funnel that attaches to cones to fill them optimally
Competing for the Standard Chartered Women+Tech Prize:
Carella - A virtual platform to find auto parts at the best price
Hybridraw - Sustainable sanitary pads
Ooni - An online space that allows black women to challenge the cultural narrative around haircare
Skinschip - A service to culture skin and provide personalized skincare needs via an organic chip
Rx Reminders - An application that reminds the elderly to take medication
Competing for the Zahn Social Impact Prize:
AfroCrops - A farmer’s coalition that helps farmers develop their agri-businesses in African nations
Homequisite - A mobile app that allows users to share and try different regional dishes
I AM LIT - A virtual mentoring organization offering inexpensive resources for aspiring authors of African American children’s books
Set Settal - An organization that aims to reduce e-waste
Healing Arts - An organization that provides art therapy for senior citizens through painting
Competing for the Zahn Tech Prize:
Arle Clothing - An automated apparel authentication system
Autism Bridge - A mobile platform that connects job seekers with ASD and employers
MEDtalk - A mobile application helping non-English speakers communicate in hospital settings
Parkit - A web-based platform that explains parking signs
THOR - A 3D mapping technology for geological researchers
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 Demo Day (May 3rd) & Final Pitch (May 5th). They will also meet with expert mentors throughout the program.
We plan for the 2022 cohort to engage with us in a hybrid model, both in-person and online. 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 in the New Year, and you will be able to find it on the events 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 the form here.