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 Accelerator Program this summer.

Applied Motions – Wearables that collect biofeedback data to increase strength and agility while preventing injury.

DAPP – A mobile application that connects groups of friends so they can hang out and have spontaneous fun.

Favor – A valet app for simplifying car maintenance and repairs.

Frip – An app that helps K-12 teachers find, plan, and organize curated school trips in NYC.

Gleam – A web platform connecting therapists with their clients in between visits.

Hybridia – A tool to reinvent the way laparoscopic surgery is performed.

Komb -An on-demand app and web platform connecting clients with hairstylists instantaneously.

Plugin Blocks -hands-on educational electronics kits with a customized curriculum aimed to assist teachers, engage students, and develop practical STEM knowledge.

StreetLabs – A smarter system for NYC’s roads, allowing the DOT to make faster and more efficient repairs.

VeriPAD – A technology for low and middle income countries that authenticates medications.

The Accelerator is a ten week program, and 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. In the first week alone, each startup will incorporate itself (or file for a non-profit status). They’ll receive weekly access to investors during Friday “social hours,” 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, 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 full business plan. Each team will receive individual help applying for grants, contracts, and other competitions. Experts from BNY Mellon and Google will mentor startups throughout the program.

We’re excited to begin the next journey with these startups, and look forward to sharing their progress with you. Check our blog and social media for more updates!