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Social Innovation Pitchfest

NYU Entrepreneurial Institute

Monday, April 17, 2017 from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM (EDT)

Social Innovation Pitchfest

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NYU Undergrad Student Ended Free  
NYU Graduate Student Ended Free  
NYU Post Doc Ended Free  
NYU Faculty/Researcher/Staff Ended Free  
VC/Angel Investor Ended Free  

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You are invited to attend our very first Social Innovation Pitchfest! Watch student entrepreneurs share their ideas, practice their pitches, and receive feedback from investors, fellow NYU entrepreneurs, and the broader entrepreneurial community.

These ventures leverage technology to create scalable and meaningful impact through sustainable business models. 

Each team will have five minutes to pitch to investors, followed by three minutes of questions and feedback from investors & the audience.

You will have a chance to hear from some great early-stage startups, give them valuable feedback, and network with each other!

You will also have the opportunity to vote for your favorite pitch!

Light refreshments will be served. Mark your calendar!

Monday, April 17th

Leslie eLab (16 Washington Pl at Greene St)

Companies Pitching: 

Resprana:  We are currently developing a first-generation wearable air filter. We will be using nanofiber materials electrospun and placed in an exterior casing created with silicone. We want to create a device that is sleek, attractive, effective and easily adoptable. The Resprana wearable air filter will also incorporate personal quantifying technology so users will know the good they are doing for their bodies. 

Emerge: With the ultimate goal to end the digital divide in education for low-income schools, Emerge is redefining the idea of digital infrastructure in education by providing the optimal ed-tech delivery system.

makeSense: An interactive video platform that helps anyone understand complex political issues through quick animations with questions embedded throughout, and then offers targeted ways to take action. We deliver background information on a particular issue using animated infographics that ask critical thinking questions throughout.  Based on a user’s responses, the user is provided with a bullet point summary of his or her position, which can then be compared with the views of prominent politicians and upcoming legislation on the issue.  We also offer various ways to take action, such as links to political action groups, humanitarian groups, community organizations, and petitions.  All of a user’s activity and responses may be saved to their profile to refer back to later. 


Robbie Ross, Chief of Staff at Purpose

Greg Van Kirk, Ashoka Leadership Group Member 

Kunal Mehta, Venture Associate, NYU Innovation Venture Fund

The event is open to the current students, faculty, researchers and staff of the NYU community only.

Have questions about Social Innovation Pitchfest? Contact NYU Entrepreneurial Institute

When & Where

Leslie eLab
16 Washington Place
New York, NY 10003

Monday, April 17, 2017 from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM (EDT)

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NYU Entrepreneurial Institute

NYU Entrepreneurial Institute leads a university-wide initiative to accelerate the pace of technology commercialization and the launch of successful startups founded by NYU's 60,000 students, faculty and researchers.

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