Introducing the Startups in the Zahn Center's 2022 Cohort

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.


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