Make It in Brooklyn: Female Founders Pitch Contest finalists announced!
Five female -founded startups will pitch. Only one will take home $5K.
May 09, 2018
Five smart cities startups have been selected as finalists and will pitch for $5,000 and prizes at the Make It in Brooklyn: Female Founders Pitch Contest on May 21, 2018.
The five finalists (in alphabetical order):
BUPeriod is a lifestyle brand for women to be empowered through their periods. The BUP Smart Menstrual Pad will not only help women manage heavy flow better, but combined with IoT, will inform them of issues related to their overall uterine health so they can take their lives back.
Middle school students are losing interest in science and teachers are looking for new ways to meaningfully engage students. Killer Snails is the Scrabble of learning games making science easy & accessible. We develop award-winning tabletop, digital and virtual reality games to inspire a love of science and was just awarded the International Gold Medal from the Serious Play Conference. Pilot with us and see how STEM innovation happens in the 4th Industrial revolution.
Learning a language by yourself? With Lexody you can now practice your skills with a native speaker, in real life! Grab a coffee or drink with a native speaker who is also learning your native language, and help each other to immerse!
Shimmy Technologies is an early-stage company who believes the future of work in the apparel industry should be fun, dignified, and efficient. We build SaaS-based design and data management tools that aid apparel brands and manufacturers in preparing for AR-based e-commerce, automated manufacturing, and mass customization while increasing worker skillsets so they can become the flexible workforce of the future.
Soundmind creates conversational Artificial Intelligence (A.I.) applications to empower seniors and improve caregiving. Our enterprise solution, Connect the Dots, provides residents, caregivers, and families voice-enabled access to care plans, activities, calling, and more through a network of Alexa-enabled devices.
Each of these companies will have three minutes to pitch and three minutes to field questions from judges.
One winner will take home a $5,000 cash prize, free flex space for two people at NYU Tandon’s Data or Digital Future Lab for one month in 2018, plus in-kind legal services provided by the Brooklyn Law Incubator and Policy Clinic (BLIP) and the Center for Urban Business Entrepreneurship (CUBE) at Brooklyn Law School.
Wondering what it takes to win the gold? Come watch the five finalists pitch on May 21 from 6-8pm at the Made in NY Media Center by IFP in DUMBO. Early bird tickets are $5 and get you snacks, drinks, and networking with investors and fellow Brooklyn entrepreneurs.