Meet the Startups in Our Accelerator


We told you the excitement wouldn’t stop at the Final Pitch! Today, we’re thrilled to announce the ten startups that will participate in our Summer Accelerator Program:

SnapPitch: an electronic baseball strike-zone designed to improve pitching performance through data-driven progress tracking

Quark: a device that enhances safety for cyclists 

Runr: an-campus delivery service for students, faculty, and staff

Wrkbook: a platform that connects contractors with skilled laborers

dawaCare: a patient engagement service focusing on follow-up care in developing nations

UB Cream: makeup for trauma victims that covers and heals scars

SyStem: a computer garden that grows food without soil or harmful chemicals

Enrich : a website/app to help parents seamlessly find and rate after school programs for children

Active Hands: a tracking device that assesses the movements of people with cerebral palsy and other neurological diseases

Gol: customized water filtration solutions for underserved communities in the developing world

During the ten-week Accelerator, each startup will receive a $10,000 stipend so that at least two members from each team can dedicate 40 hours a week to the program. Startups will work towards individual milestones with specific end goals that could include acceptance into a top tier accelerator program or seed/angel round investment. They’ll receive access to expert mentors and will gain introductions to closed-door meetings with senior advisors, investors, and business partners specifically chosen to meet their needs.

There will also be an educational component to the program in the form of daily workshops, as well as tailored consulting from Zahn staff. Startups will spend the summer conducting further market research and finishing their prototypes, all while developing a clearer understanding of their business from a financial perspective. Each team will receive individual help applying for grants, contracts, and other competitions. Experts from BNY Mellon, Wilkie Farr, and Google will mentor startups throughout the program.

If you’d like to become a mentor for our Accelerator cohort, please fill out the form at the bottom of our Mentorship Page:

We’ll share their progress live on social media throughout the summer, so make sure you follow us @ZahnCenterNYC for updates!