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13 teams competed in what may have been the toughest NYCEDU yet. One, Mr. Cesar, emerged the victor. Take a peek at the top three teams; you’ll likely be hearing more from them soon:

First Place: Mr. Cesar



In their own words: High-achieving, under-resourced students lack the guidance they need to select and apply to selective colleges. Mr. Cesar is a tool for helping manage the college process from search to submit to enrollment.

What the audience had to say:

  • “Brilliant! Must pick this idea! The winner!!!”
  • “This seems solid”
  • “Love it!”


Second place: Poly


In their own words: Words without borders. A service to help teachers communicate with parents in the language of their choice.

What the audience had to say:

  • “High energy and awesome demo”
  • “Very polished Looking presentation. Bravo on the detail work.”
  • “Great.”


Third place (and audience choice!): Wizart


In their own words: An artist takes you on a unique museum experience.

What the audience had to say:

  • “Nice! I love art and I would use it!”
  • “Great idea as very focused on purpose and meeting a real need; excellent design process; more information on business plan would be helpful.”
  • “Terrific! Can’t wait to use!”

Thanks to all of the participants for a wildly inspirational weekend!

Laura Patterson