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The New York Founder Institute, the local chapter of the world's largest pre-seed startup accelerator, is proud to announce the newest Alumni from the New York program.

After meticulous selection process and intense four months of aggressive business-building sprints, constant evaluation, and feedback from investors and mentors, just 14 companies were able to make it through. 

Each of these Founders have demonstrated a high level of perseverance and creativity, and their businesses have been thoroughly vetted and supported by a panel of New York's top startup experts and investors.  

And now, without further ado, we present the Alumni of the New York program: 

  • MGNX Activewear - Transforms activewear with EMF protection and a patented headset strap on the hood, offering unmatched functionality and style.
  • Recognition - Developing AI tools to help software engineers get recognition for thier work internally and grow their careers.
  • SiloClick - Assists high-pressure professionals in overcoming their time and motivation barriers to achieve their goals for continuous learning and reskilling.
  • TWO MOONS HEALTH - Offers the first seed cycle capsule supplement for women, promoting healthy hormones and supporting menstrual cycles, PMS/PMDD, and peri-menopause. 
  • Tridemy - Offers a mobile app for learning Indian sign language, meeting the demand for improved communication accessibility in India.
  • ReRootly -  Helps international students prepare for success in U.S. education and immigration with comprehensive tools and a supportive community,including cost-benefit analyses and immigration readiness assessments.
  • MindMerge - Developing an app to help adults with ADHD complete their important projects.
  • tiggoA digital platform that brings urban development specialists together as a team, to work on public space projects, via intelligent matchmaking.
  • Futureshop - An affiliate-model shopping portal for products made with non-toxic, organic, or recycled materials to help people live healthier, greener lives.
  • Two Moons - enhances the wellbeing of women by creating capsules combining the philosophy of seed cycling with an herb, to improve PMS.
  • Bantr - a TV-specific social media app, that provides a spoiler-free experience to connect with friends watching at separate paces.
  • TimeCapsule - conducts monthly live video interviews and provides actionable data to help founder program leaders engage with their founders more effectively.
  • Senpai - A dating app for anime fans. It connects a large, but mostly introverted niche using their shared passions.
  • Castabl - A design platform for online creation via digitally produced jewelry. It enables young consumers to express their feelings and identities outside of trends.

The New York program would not have been possible without help, because it truly takes a city to raise a startup.

Join us at New York Founder Institute Graduation Event on July 16.

New York Local Directors 

We would first like to thank the Local Directors of the New York Founder Institute: Anush Ricci (Director , Founder Institute New York Chapter), Ken Parker (Director, Humans for AI), New York Admin (Founder Institute , New York), Reid Hamilton (Executive Director, NYC Innovation Collective). Our Local Leaders play an incredibly important role in building the local Founder Institute program, and creating an environment and network in New York that is conducive to building to great companies.

In addition, the New York program was supported by some of New York's top technology organizations, including:

Some of New York’s top startup mentors helped our founders in the program, including:

* Adam Kirsch * Adeo Ressi * Arcui Usoara * Candace Ohm * Charlie Kim * David S. Rose * David Silverstein * Don Samoil * Ignacio Castro * Jack McGowan * Jonathan Greechan * Julie Cottineau * Khalil Zahar * Lauren Cascio * Leena Palav * Marcos Polanco * Matt Rodak * Meghan Messenger * Nelly Yusupova * Randy Eager * Reid Hamilton * Rosemarie Truman * Samuel Newbold * Sergio Escobar * Shaun Johnson * Shibin Muhammed * Stefan Klotzbuecher * Sumeet Shah * Thomas Fandrich * Trevor Longino

In the Founder Institute's pre-seed accelerator program, early-stage entrepreneurs and teams build their business alongside a critical support network of local startup experts that share equity in their success, and through a structured and challenging business-building process that has helped alumni raise over $1.75BN. 

After Graduation, the new New York Founder Institute Portfolio Companies now have a fast-growing company that has been fully validated by experienced startup founders, with access to the Founder Institute's global network and post-graduate support programs to continue building their business. 

Leaders of the world’s fastest-growing startups have used the Founder Institute to raise funding, building a co-founding team, get into seed-accelerators, generate traction, recruit a team, build a product, transition from employee to entrepreneur, and more. Based in Silicon Valley and with chapters across 200+ cities and 100+ countries, the Founder Institute’s mission is to Globalize Silicon Valley and empower talented and motivated entrepreneurs to build companies that will create one million new jobs.

The next New York Founder Institute program is being planned now. If you are interested in being notified when applications open, visit

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Alumni of the Founder Institute are creating some of the world's fastest growing startups, having raised over $1.75BN in funding, and building products people love across over 200 cities worldwide.

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