Hardware-focused Startups Join Futureworks NYC Incubator

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Have you secured your ticket for our Accelerator Demo Day yet? If not, you’ll miss out on some new things happening in the maker space.

That’s because half of the startups in our Summer Accelerator program are also part of the Futureworks NYC Incubator in the “Market Validation” cohort. As part of this cohort, startups work to understand their market fit, refine business plans, and explore funding options. Futureworks connects these teams to the Incubator’s alumni and mentors, and also creates workshops and summits that are designed for startups in this stage. The following Zahn startups are part of Futureworks:

Active Joints (previously Active Hands) – A quantified remote therapy device for hip and knee replacement therapy. They have successfully completed their efficacy trials at Burke Rehabilitation and are being courted by ElabNYC, Mt Sinai, and angel investors.

Ouvos (previously Quark) – A situational awareness IoT device for cyclists that combines turn by turn directions with accelerometer data, road congestion data and a backup sensor to “score” routes for safety and comfort. Their solution allows for incorporation into self-driving car navigation data to make sure both the cyclists and the burgeoning automotive automation market can be as aware as possible about the vehicles that are on the road with them. They are getting ready to ramp up production for their Kickstarter campaign.

Nuravine (previously SyStem) – An agtech startup with their first product locked down for distribution in 10% of the 2800 hydroponics stores serving their initial audience.

Since the beginning of the summer, Futureworks has worked closely with each team to help them produce locally, recruit talent, streamline operations, tell their stories, and set them up to raise capital.

You’ll see how Active Joints, Ouvos, and Nuravine have progressed since then at tomorrow’s Demo Day. Make sure you get your free ticket: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/zahn-center-accelerator-demo-day-tickets-37168066688


Futureworks provides hardware startups and entrepreneurs with expert mentorship, a cohort of peers, workshops, and company showcase opportunities. Participating entrepreneurs also receive direct access to manufacturers, investors, production credits, and coworking spaces. Learn more about their incubator program here: http://futureworks.nyc/incubator/#toggle-id-3