On Wednesday, August 6th, DreamIt NY’s 2014 class of startups participated in Demo Day. This one-day event allowed our participating companies to showcase all of the hard work they’ve put in during the last three months, present their companies, meet investors, and network with the startup community. This year’s event welcomed over 350 attendees, including budding entrepreneurs, seasoned entrepreneurs, investors, reporters, and writers from the startup community.
BY Melissa DiPento via Technically
No pun intended, but dreams really do come true. That’s Priva Bhutani’s motto right now and she’s sticking to it.
Her startup, RegDesk, which aims to connect life sciences companies with in-country regulatory consultants, was recently accepted into the DreamIt Health Philadelphia program. The program provides funding and mentorship to health IT companies tackling real-world healthcare problems.
BY Issie Lapowsky via WIRED
A mobile phone can do so many things. At any given moment, it can be a camera, a game console, a GPS, or a flashlight, just to name a few of its many guises. But Max Perelman wants to add another. He wants to turn the average iPhone into a tiny laboratory.
BY JASON SALTZMAN via Entrepreneur
I had the honor of attending the DreamIt Ventures Demo Day. The DreamIt accelerator has a special place in my heart for a few reasons. Firstly, Fiestah is one of the earliest members of AlleyNYC, and I am proud to say they were part of this last DreamIt class. Secondly, the NYC team lead by Andrew Ackerman is super legit. They are all about helping these young startups grow, and they work seriously hard at making it happen for them. Lastly, AlleyNYC works with DreamIt on a super cool event we do every quarter called StartUP Battles. This event features some of the hottest startups in NYC, who battle it out for cash and prizes. If you would like to learn more about this event, check it out here.
Without further ado, here is the graduating class of DreamIt Ventures NY 2014…
BY RUTH READER via VentureBeat
Today, DreamIt Ventures introduced its 2014 class of New York start-ups. DreamIt’s accelerator program offers accepted parties $25,000 in seed funding and three to four months to get the company up and running, along with office space and mentorships. Here’s a list of five companies from the program to look out for.
BY JORDAN CROOK via TechCrunch
This week, we met 12 new companies that graduated from DreamIt’s NY Demo Day. We have the scoop on all of them here, from the shoppable Pinterest to an ID scanning app to a real-time CRM app for all businesses. But we also decided to take a lap around the room to get a closer look at some of our favorites.
New Managing Director Andrew Ackerman takes helm of NY-based accelerator, enhancing cycle experience and event for entrepreneurial teams and attendees
NEW YORK CITY – August 6, 2014 – Today DreamIt Ventures and Comcast Ventures will showcase 12 new startups who have spent the last three months building their companies at DreamIt New York Demo Day 2014 (#dreamitNY). The event will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at B.B. King Blues Club & Grill, 237 W. 42nd Street in Times Square. Participating startups will have seven minutes to present to a roomful of potential investors, customers, mentors, media and other industry executives. Continue reading →
BY BONNIE HALPER via AlleyWatch
veryone wants to be the first to see the latest and greatest, so here’s a sneak preview of the companies that are going to kill it at DreamIt Ventures NY Demo Day, and the first class to debut under the aegis of new managing directorAndrew Ackerman.
If there were a theme to this class as a whole, it would be I want what I want when I want it. Which means tech that solves the problem now. Or within the next minute. Or within a click or two. And definitely within the next 24 hours.
They’ve built their companies. Now they’re ready to deliver. And remember: timing is everything…
by Dan Mayfield via Albuquerque Business First
News and entertainment site NewsCastic has been making social media waves with “listicles” — stories such as “10 things you see at every Isotopes game” or “7 things you can do in Albuquerque Old Town for free.”
They’re clickable, fun and easy-reading posts that are shared, and shared and shared across Facebook and Twitter — so far 3.5 million times.
The company has something else to share now: NewsCastic has garnered $350,000 in series A funding from two investors, its first major funding outside of friends and family, the founders said Tuesday.
The news site, which is now in six cities, will use the new capital to expand to more cities, hire more writers and expand its platform to allow for more submissions and content.
by Sarah Gantz via Baltimore Business Journal
Eight startup companies are among 67 recipients of Maryland Innovation Initiative awards in fiscal 2014.
The Maryland Innovation Initiative gave a total of $6.4 million to research projects and startups with ties to universities in the state. The innovation initiative is designed to spur commercialization of university research.
Maryland Technology Development Corporation, which administers the program, announced the awards Wednesday. Here are the startups that got a Maryland Innovation Initiative award:
(DreamIt Health Baltimore Alumn) Emocha Mobile Health, $100,000.00. This mobile health IT company and recent DreamIt Health Baltimore accelerator graduate helps health care providers develop apps that help doctors better track patients’ progress.