Students Accepted to NYU Summer LaunchPad

Congratulations to the ITP students who are accepted into the NYU 2015 Summer LaunchPad!

As graduation day approaches, the NYU students who will walk the stage in cap and gown look ahead to their next chapter. While many anticipate careers at large corporations or in fields like public service, academia, and medicine, others endeavor to create their own jobs by building and launching new startup ventures. Our team at the NYU Entrepreneurial Institute created a program called the NYU Summer Launchpad to support these entrepreneurs post-graduation, offering them the resources, training, and mentorship they need as they set out on their startup journeys. The Summer Launchpad program, which will kickoff its third cohort on June 3rd, accepts 10 teams of graduating students (undergrad or grad) who are pursuing their ventures full time after graduation. Accepted teams participate in skill building workshops with experts from the NYU and NYC startup community, and receive mentorship from investors and established entrepreneurs, free co-working space at the Leslie eLab, and a $7,500 stipend. The goal of Summer Launchpad is ensure that by the time the program ends in early August, the teams will have developed skills, networks, and business models to launch and scale successful startup ventures.

Healthicare: a mobile health platform for college students with chronic conditions to build supportive peer networks, connect with experts and make informed decisions about products and services. Diana Freed (ITP ’15), Peiqi Su (ITP ’15)

Olympica: a mobile app that allows individuals inside big organizations to get connected through sports, games and other face-to-face activities. Chad Burgess (Stern ’15), Rodrigo Derteano (ITP ’15), Monique Naoum (ITP ’15), Maximo Sica (ITP ’15)

Wizart: bridges a community of the art curious to a community of art experts via a mobile application for iOS devices to create a unique in-person museum experience. Katarina Pasinsky, Michael Ricca (ITP ’15), Amelia Winger-Bearskin (ITP ’15)

Wednesday, May 20th, 2015
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