New Venture Competiton
Katie Kapler, NYU College of Arts and Sciences 2008
Nihal Parthasarathi, Stern 2008
is a community course catalog that partners with local education providers to
make recreational classes easier for New Yorkers to find and enroll in.
Students may browse,
or filter classes by schedule, curriculum, price and location, with the ability to t
directly into the desired course. By centralizing course info and reviews, CourseHorse aims
to simplify the class research process and increase enrollment in programs offered within
communities. The team plans to launch the website in Q1 2011.
Connell McGill, Babson College 2008
Olesya Livanova, Stern 2006
Pavel Khodorkovskiy, Babson College 2007
Enertiv manufactures hardware that monitors buildings’ electrical circuit functioning using a
subscription service model. This hardware allo
ws Enertiv to evaluate the energy efficiency of
the circuit and determine its contribution to the monthly utility bill. In the monitoring and
analysis of circuits’ energy use, Enertiv can advise customers on how to better manage their
equipment remotely an
d lower both their energy consumption and electrical bills.
Event Now Inc.
Alex Kombos, Stern BS 1997
Said Amin, Clark University BA 1995
provides an online space for event and party industry vendors to offer their best
prices and services, allowing potential customers to easily filter through companies based
on their needs and budgets. This site aims to incite competition amongst vendors t
consumers receive the best deals when planning their events.
EN launched an alpha version of the site in Feb. 2010 and a beta version in April. They’ve
signed up 14,800 vendors and launched an updated version of the site in Sept 2010.
Nathalie Parizat, NYU Stern BS 2011
Romy Schreiber, Parsons School of Design BA May 2011
Showcased International is a virtual fashion showcase that will alleviate the traditional
constraints of cost, selection and accessibility encountered by both buyers and designers
alike when attending traditional fashion shows. These shows will last one mo
nth and will
coincide with traditional market weeks, providing an online runway for under
Social Genius, Inc.
Marcos R. Lara, RPI BS 1996
Sanem Alkan, Stern MBA 1999
Mentors: Isaac Arias, Carlos Cesta, Daniel Katz
Designer of mob
ile device applications that allow everyone, no matter how
music or tech savvy, discover music based on friend recommendations and
share music preferences in a fun, social, legal and inexpensive way not
yet done since the birth of digital music.
Alexandra Choli, Stern MBA 2011
Elli Stefanides, Stern MBA 2010
Metavallon functions as an innovation hub for Greek university students, fostering a
community for entrepreneurial endeavors through its Incubation Progr
am. The program will
provide mentorship for five to ten fellows, supporting them in planning, launching and
sustaining high impact ventures relevant to new industries (high tech) and the social sector.
Workshops in business fundamentals, skills
ssions, work space, business services,
a network of experts and seed funding of €50,000 per venture, will all be provided in an
effort to ignite change in the Greek market and create a culture of innovative, quality
Cai, Stern 2007
David Cole, Hamilton College BA 2008
Volkan Unsal, Baruch College BA & BS 2004
Salvagr.com is an online marketplace that connects people to create and market new
products made from salvaged waste material.
See & Be Seen
Drexler, NYU MS 2011
Ben Lillienthal, Stern MBA 2004
Kelley Litzner, Stern MBA 2011
Lindsay Newman, NYU PhD 2012
Jeffrey Witte, Founder, Amend.org; S&BS partner NGO
See & Be Seen produces and distributes reflector
enhanced book bags made for African
dren ages 5
14 in Tanzania and Ghana to help reduce the threat of road traffic injuries
(RTI). By arming these children with bags communicating caution and encouraging road
safety, See & Be Seen LLC hopes to reduce a leading cause of death, injury and disa
is a biotechnology company working to develop a disruptive transistor based
biosensor to detect biological reactions such as DNA hybridization and protein binding for
disease detection. By leveraging the semiconductor industry’s manufacturing infrastructu
Anzenna plans to provide an integrated diagnostic device capable of performing multiple
tests with label
free simplicity and speed at a fraction of the cost of existing solutions.
The team is currently in the prototype research and development phase.
They have begun to
develop large scale sensors with hundreds of transistors and expect to soon have thousands
of sensors on a chip which will allow for large scale reaction measurements that can be
moved over to an R&D product for sales purposes.
Jared Feldman, NYU Tisch/Stern 2010
Sam Hui, Stern Assistant Professor of Marketing
Mashwork is a breakthrough social media listening service that understands opinions.
Joseph Landolina, NYU Poly 2014
Isaac Miller, Stern BS 2012
Suneris Technologies has developed a sustainable, eco
friendly, and durable way to seal,
protect, and heal wounds of all sizes with its product, Medi
gel. A spray
organic bandage that adheres to the wound, Med
gel disinfects, protects and facilitates a
better healing process. From minor cuts and scrapes to severe lacerations, the Medi
alternative bandage is ideal for military application, sports medicine, consumers, and
emergency medical technicians.