Almaworks Startups

Our cohorts feature some of the best and brightest student minds in New York City. Collectively, our 25 startups have already raised more than $7 million in seed funding and won competitions such as TechWeek NYC, the Columbia Business School Venture Competition, the Columbia Undergraduate Challenge, The Pitch NYC, Flash Pitch NYC, and the Made it in Brooklyn Pitch Contest.

Fall 2017 Cohort

Our latest cohort features teams that are creating products and services in high growth startup industries, including but not limited to insurance, fashion retail, social entrepreneurship, ed-tech, and more.

Trudime provides health insurance plans focused on international students. 

Trudime 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.

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Fall 2016 Cohort

The latest teams from our Fall 2016 cohort are tackling challenges in spaces such as pharmatech, food delivery, hospitality marketing, and are using VR, computer vision, and more to do it. 

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

 

 
 
 

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Spring 2016 Cohort

The startups in our Spring 2016 cohort are aiming to disrupt everything from healthcare to nightlife.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

 
 

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Fall 2015 Cohort

These startups are revolutionizing fields ranging from real estate to medical imaging. Check them out below and read more in-depth interviews with them on CORE Impulse.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

 
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.

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.