Almaworks Startups

Our cohorts feature some of the best and brightest student minds in New York City. Our 60+ startups have collectively raised over $14M and have been accepted to programs like TechStars and Y Combinator. Almaworks companies have also won hundreds of thousands of dollars in grants and prizes.

Spring 2019 Cohort

Our latest cohort features teams that are creating products and services in exciting high-growth areas such as biotech, virtual reality, computer vision, and DTC packaged goods.

As a web-based interactive content generation platform, NewsGamer offers a versatile solution to fast-track the creation of newsgames and expands the toolkit of journalists by offering a cheap and easy-to-use interactive story development software.

As a web-based interactive content generation platform, NewsGamer offers a versatile solution to fast-track the creation of newsgames and expands the toolkit of journalists by offering a cheap and easy-to-use interactive story development software.

MitralPrint is the first device to enable surgeons to obtain real-time precise and objective feedback regarding the quality of the repair in heart surgery. MitralPrint integrates the last innovations in sensor technology, providing data concerning physiology and pathophysiology that were, until now, inaccessible.

MitralPrint is the first device to enable surgeons to obtain real-time precise and objective feedback regarding the quality of the repair in heart surgery. MitralPrint integrates the last innovations in sensor technology, providing data concerning physiology and pathophysiology that were, until now, inaccessible.

With our proprietary AI-based solution, BinIt aims to initially manufacture consumer-facing trash cans, and eventually move into industrial machinery, in order to automate waste segregation across the globe.

With our proprietary AI-based solution, BinIt aims to initially manufacture consumer-facing trash cans, and eventually move into industrial machinery, in order to automate waste segregation across the globe.

Leon is an e-commerce petite women's clothing brand transforming the way petite women shop online. Leon's mission is to provide petite women with the confidence that she can find clothes that will truly fit her unique size, whether that be for the office, the club, or simply to be at home.

Leon is an e-commerce petite women's clothing brand transforming the way petite women shop online. Leon's mission is to provide petite women with the confidence that she can find clothes that will truly fit her unique size, whether that be for the office, the club, or simply to be at home.

CoLiberate is a SaaS platform for Makers which, provides a simple, flexible space and tool management system, offers analytics for skill, knowledge, and resource discovery/matching, and serves as a hardware project collaboration nexus.

CoLiberate is a SaaS platform for Makers which, provides a simple, flexible space and tool management system, offers analytics for skill, knowledge, and resource discovery/matching, and serves as a hardware project collaboration nexus.

Graceful Ray enables companies to bring the real world to virtual world by creating photorealistic 3D content of any object regardless of its shape and material.

Graceful Ray enables companies to bring the real world to virtual world by creating photorealistic 3D content of any object regardless of its shape and material.

Oblique makes stylish shoes for women with bunions. Women with bunions have been led to believe their feet are the problem. At Oblique, we want to tell them--it's not you, it's the shoe.

Oblique makes stylish shoes for women with bunions. Women with bunions have been led to believe their feet are the problem. At Oblique, we want to tell them--it's not you, it's the shoe.

FlexIt Inc. is the mobile app that quickly and seamlessly enables users to access gyms wherever and whenever they want, and only pay for the amount of time that they are in the facility.

FlexIt Inc. is the mobile app that quickly and seamlessly enables users to access gyms wherever and whenever they want, and only pay for the amount of time that they are in the facility.

Takumi is the electric car of leather. Its sleek texture and durability make it the perfect alternative to animal leather, and its conductive capacity makes it smart. Finally, a smart fabric that is actually attractive!

Takumi is the electric car of leather. Its sleek texture and durability make it the perfect alternative to animal leather, and its conductive capacity makes it smart. Finally, a smart fabric that is actually attractive!

Caribbrew is a Fairtrade coffee company that roasts hand-picked, organic Haitian coffee beans on demand! We aim to revolutionize the way coffee is consumed through our ecommerce platform and our commitment to excellence, innovation, and equitable trade.

Caribbrew is a Fairtrade coffee company that roasts hand-picked, organic Haitian coffee beans on demand! We aim to revolutionize the way coffee is consumed through our ecommerce platform and our commitment to excellence, innovation, and equitable trade.


Fall 2018 Cohort

Digital content licensing and analytics platform, optimized for today’s content creators.

ReDO Terminal is an interactive digital finance tool that streamlines real estate optimization, instantly.

ReDO Terminal is an interactive digital finance tool that streamlines real estate optimization, instantly.

CBD (cannabidiol)-infused beverage line and lifestyle brand.

CBD (cannabidiol)-infused beverage line and lifestyle brand.

A fashion lifestyle brand that designs, manufactures and retails Made-In-Spain, high quality, contemporary collections focusing in shoes bags and other accessories.

A fashion lifestyle brand that designs, manufactures and retails Made-In-Spain, high quality, contemporary collections focusing in shoes bags and other accessories.

EcoDesign Labs is a design thinking program for Jordanian entrepreneurs in the water and cleantech sectors to develop innovative solutions to the water crisis.

EcoDesign Labs is a design thinking program for Jordanian entrepreneurs in the water and cleantech sectors to develop innovative solutions to the water crisis.

Civil Impact is the first company to bring socially responsible investing to campaign finance.

Civil Impact is the first company to bring socially responsible investing to campaign finance.

A tech social enterprise that aims to improve refugee access to employment; Digital Backpack CV for a new generation of mobile, global talent.

A tech social enterprise that aims to improve refugee access to employment; Digital Backpack CV for a new generation of mobile, global talent.

Coursedog ( coursedog.com ) provides university administration as a service. Coursedog works with schools like Columbia and BYU to automate their administrative manual work.

Coursedog (coursedog.com) provides university administration as a service. Coursedog works with schools like Columbia and BYU to automate their administrative manual work.


Spring 2018 Cohort

vasAR Technologies harnesses augmented reality to revolutionize guidance in vascular interventions. It provides physicians with a 3D model of patient-specific anatomy during operations for greater speed and safety.

vasAR Technologies harnesses augmented reality to revolutionize guidance in vascular interventions. It provides physicians with a 3D model of patient-specific anatomy during operations for greater speed and safety.

SquarePlan is an intelligent system designed to boost efficiency in the property management industry.

SquarePlan is an intelligent system designed to boost efficiency in the property management industry.

Haimat is a comprehensive enterprise software solution for landlords and their agents to better care for tenants.

Haimat is a comprehensive enterprise software solution for landlords and their agents to better care for tenants.

Legalr allows anyone to easily find and understand the laws that affect their lives.

Legalr allows anyone to easily find and understand the laws that affect their lives.

Anchor is a mobile app that connects users with nearby businesses that may interest them, providing businesses with powerful user engagement analytics.

Anchor is a mobile app that connects users with nearby businesses that may interest them, providing businesses with powerful user engagement analytics.

WIFF is a modern fragrance brand that uses the subscription model to deliver a new pair of affordable, customized scents to customers each month.

WIFF is a modern fragrance brand that uses the subscription model to deliver a new pair of affordable, customized scents to customers each month.

Kalo is a machine learning backed mobile platform combining fashion and technology to enhance social shopping experiences.

Kalo is a machine learning backed mobile platform combining fashion and technology to enhance social shopping experiences.

DAT Bootcamp is test preparation platform leveraging mobile devices and memory algorithms.

DAT Bootcamp is test preparation platform leveraging mobile devices and memory algorithms.


Fall 2017 Cohort

TrueDime provides health insurance plans focused on international students.

TrueDime provides health insurance plans focused on international students.

Mody Data Solutions uses crowdsourced data and AI to provide an insurance industry-wide service against fraud.

Mody Data Solutions uses crowdsourced data and AI to provide an insurance industry-wide service against fraud.

Social Solar helps people purchase, consume, and save energy smartly.

Social Solar helps people purchase, consume, and save energy smartly.

MindfulDonor curates social responsibility projects that match small to mid-sized companies’ values, to increase employee engagement and brand appreciation.

MindfulDonor curates social responsibility projects that match small to mid-sized companies’ values, to increase employee engagement and brand appreciation.

Uni-ke is a fashion design platform framed through a social experience.

Uni-ke is a fashion design platform framed through a social experience.

qLogiX Entertainment engages children to learn STEM through fun, interactive, and innovative play.

qLogiX Entertainment engages children to learn STEM through fun, interactive, and innovative play.

TagToShop is a IoT startup that aims to bring the convenience of online shopping to fashion retailer stores.

TagToShop is a IoT startup that aims to bring the convenience of online shopping to fashion retailer stores.

The Clear Cut is a direct-to-consumer diamond ring e-commerce platform targeting millennial consumers.

The Clear Cut is a direct-to-consumer diamond ring e-commerce platform targeting millennial consumers.

BACKBONE backpacks are engineered differently from any other backpack on the market with one single goal in mind: your posture.

BACKBONE backpacks are engineered differently from any other backpack on the market with one single goal in mind: your posture.


Fall 2016 Cohort

Sqwad is an in-game fantasy sports platform that allows fans to manage their roster during the live game, not just before.

Sqwad is an in-game fantasy sports platform that allows fans to manage their roster during the live game, not just before.

ZED is a tasty 100 mL all-natural beverage that prevents hangover symptoms for the alcohol consumer who doesn’t want to suffer pain or lose productivity the morning after.

ZED is a tasty 100 mL all-natural beverage that prevents hangover symptoms for the alcohol consumer who doesn’t want to suffer pain or lose productivity the morning after.

CityFoody is a fresh grocery delivery service in the city specializing in foods from different cultures.

CityFoody is a fresh grocery delivery service in the city specializing in foods from different cultures.

Droice Labs is a clinician-facing platform that helps doctors choose the best drug for patients.

Droice Labs is a clinician-facing platform that helps doctors choose the best drug for patients.

Tryppy is a virtual reality platform and production company specializing in the hospitality industry.

Tryppy is a virtual reality platform and production company specializing in the hospitality industry.

Flutter is an app that lets you see where your friends are at and what they're doing at any given time.

Flutter is an app that lets you see where your friends are at and what they're doing at any given time.

EyeStyle is an AI-powered platform to connect fashion shoppers and retailers via visual data recognition and deep learning.

EyeStyle is an AI-powered platform to connect fashion shoppers and retailers via visual data recognition and deep learning.


Spring 2016 Cohort

Parsegon is an algorithm company that focuses on interpreting English descriptions of Math and parsing it into mutable and visual data forms.

Parsegon is an algorithm company that focuses on interpreting English descriptions of Math and parsing it into mutable and visual data forms.

A web-app that provides a personalized estimated reading time for any article, book, or webpage

A web-app that provides a personalized estimated reading time for any article, book, or webpage

MyJAMS connects musicians with live performance opportunities at local bars and restaurants. Musicians have a need for performance opportunities, and bars hope to host live music to increase marketing and sales.

MyJAMS connects musicians with live performance opportunities at local bars and restaurants. Musicians have a need for performance opportunities, and bars hope to host live music to increase marketing and sales.

Froth is an application-based drinks subscription service, through which members can redeem 5 first round drinks at partner bars for $10 a month.

Froth is an application-based drinks subscription service, through which members can redeem 5 first round drinks at partner bars for $10 a month.

InsureU will make it easy for students, freelancers, and business owners to find a health insurance plan by using simple user inputs to estimate medical costs.

InsureU will make it easy for students, freelancers, and business owners to find a health insurance plan by using simple user inputs to estimate medical costs.

Shruta Care aims to better match patients with affordable, quality care providers in India. https://shruta.in

Shruta Care aims to better match patients with affordable, quality care providers in India. https://shruta.in

45S Club is an e-commerce vinyl record club that offers a vinyl subscription service.

45S Club is an e-commerce vinyl record club that offers a vinyl subscription service.

Cuttime is a marketing intelligence platform that provides audience profiling and partnership recommendations to brands and recording artists.

Cuttime is a marketing intelligence platform that provides audience profiling and partnership recommendations to brands and recording artists.


Fall 2015 Cohort

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Behold.ai is a deep learning diagnostics software that makes it easy for healthcare practitioners to identify diseases from medical image data. Check us out at  behold.ai .

Behold.ai is a deep learning diagnostics software that makes it easy for healthcare practitioners to identify diseases from medical image data. Check us out at behold.ai.

Edu.chat is a messaging application built for students and faculty to collaborate and communicate through their classes, campus groups, and labs. Check us out at  edu.chat.

Edu.chat is a messaging application built for students and faculty to collaborate and communicate through their classes, campus groups, and labs. Check us out at edu.chat.

Swipes is an app for sharing meal swipes between students who can’t afford to purchase swipes and students who have too many. Check us out at  getswipes.com.

Swipes is an app for sharing meal swipes between students who can’t afford to purchase swipes and students who have too many. Check us out at getswipes.com.

Wheeli is a hitchhiking app for college students, working to make hitchhiking safe, smart, and cool. Check us out at  wheeli.us.

Wheeli is a hitchhiking app for college students, working to make hitchhiking safe, smart, and cool. Check us out at wheeli.us.

CareTeam is a mobile communication application for healthcare practitioners. Check us out at careteam.chat.

CareTeam is a mobile communication application for healthcare practitioners. Check us out at careteam.chat.

FINDMINE uses AI to “complete the look” around any stockkeeping unit, unlocking incremental sales across retailers’ e-commerce sites, email campaigns, and retargeted ads Check us out at  findmine.us .

FINDMINE uses AI to “complete the look” around any stockkeeping unit, unlocking incremental sales across retailers’ e-commerce sites, email campaigns, and retargeted ads Check us out at findmine.us.

TalentJungle is a peer-to-peer web platform that enables college students to offer offline mini workshops about his or her hobbies or skills to other students. Check us out at  talentjungle.us.

TalentJungle is a peer-to-peer web platform that enables college students to offer offline mini workshops about his or her hobbies or skills to other students. Check us out at talentjungle.us.

Draftpot is bringing daily fantasy sports to every fan by offering a unique, no salary cap format and more sports than its competitors (even League of Legends is an option). Check us out at  draftpot.com.

Draftpot is bringing daily fantasy sports to every fan by offering a unique, no salary cap format and more sports than its competitors (even League of Legends is an option). Check us out at draftpot.com.

Riley is a personal assistant for real estate agents and property managers through text-message. Check us out at  getrileynow.com .

Riley is a personal assistant for real estate agents and property managers through text-message. Check us out at getrileynow.com.

Visit.org  is an online marketplace for curated authentic travel experiences hosted by nonprofits and community-based projects around the globe. Check us out at  visit.org.

Visit.org is an online marketplace for curated authentic travel experiences hosted by nonprofits and community-based projects around the globe. Check us out at visit.org.