Techstars NYC Accelerator Proudly Announces the 2023 Winter Class

Nov 13, 2023

Techstars New York City Accelerator is pleased to announce the 12 remarkable companies that have been selected for the Winter Class of 2023. The Founders of these innovative startups have been carefully chosen for demonstrating exceptional promise and will be participating in an immersive three-month mentorship-driven program where they will receive access to 125+ mentors and support across every facet of their business. 

“Techstars NYC has a proud tradition among the very top and highest regarded accelerators in the world since the launch of the program in 2011, and we’re thrilled to continue that tradition with this exciting group of talented founders,” said Jordan Fliegel, Managing Director of Techstars NYC. “This NYC class will benefit from those who have come before  – the existing community of mentors, alumni founders and investors who will be eager to meet and support them.” 

On Demo Day, February 15th, 2024 the founders will present their companies and progress to the NYC tech ecosystem in person and virtually to VCs around the world.

Please meet the Techstars NYC Accelerator November Class of 2023:

1to1 (Philadelphia, PA)

1to1 is a B2B personalization solution that allows eCommerce vendors to provide their customers with a unique digital experience tailored to them (with improved conversion rates) through our composable single end-point engine that integrates cutting-edge data infrastructure, machine learning, and LLM innovations.

Alō Index (New Haven, CT)

Alō Index is a B2B SaaS platform that helps Fortune 5000 enterprises meet their corporate travel ESG targets (within budget) by providing actionable, comparative hotel benchmarks to procurement teams for contracting decisions, simple scores to business travelers when they book, and a matchmaker that mobilizes enterprise spend towards hotels that meet their targets. 

aVenture (San Francisco, CA)

aVenture is a platform that helps funds, family offices and angel investors conduct startup research and make better decisions with in-depth company profiles, growth and risk analysis, deal tracking, opportunity discovery, and portfolio management. 

Clotheslyne (Goshen, NY)

Clotheslyne is a peer-to-peer marketplace that helps busy people and boutique hotel/STR operators get their laundry done, folded, and delivered. We bring the ease and convenience of Manhattan-level laundry outsourcing to the rest of the United States through our network of local gig-workers who are empowered by our intuitive mobile apps that enable them to work efficiently and on their own terms.

Coda (Seattle, WA)

Coda is a vertically-integrated pet care company (disrupting the archaic $1.6B pet funeral services industry) that helps pet parents plan for and navigate their pet's end-of-life by partnering with veterinarians to provide empathetic and environmentally friendly end-to-end aftercare services. Coda's services include owned and operated aquamation facilities (a water-based disposition alternative to flame cremation), along with a B2B2C marketplace for add-on end-of-life products and services (urns, cremation jewelry, memorials, grief counseling, resources and more) — think a physical and virtual "funeral director" for pets.

JoyLet (Washington, DC)

JoyLet is a monthly rental marketplace for baby/toddler gear that helps urban parents meet their child's constantly-changing developmental needs while saving time and money through our convenient web-based platform that offers a curated selection of top-rated products, detailed gear guides, timely delivery, and premium customer support. 

Jupiter Card (New York, NY)

Jupiter Card is a “self-directed” credit account management solution that enables credit unions and community banks to drive both financial health and credit portfolio performance by giving their customers the ability to unlock better credit terms automatically by meeting financial goals through our white-labeled, B2B, AI-powered platform that combines rich data sets with unique customer behavioral insights.

kwikkart (Berkeley, CA)

kwikkart is an AI-powered solution that helps grocery delivery drivers (and eventually all shoppers) save time —  while enabling grocery stores to improve margins 4-6% — by automating the in-store checkout process with a unique computer vision-powered device, attached to shopping carts, that automatically scans and verifies items and streamlines payments. 

Leantime (Charlotte, NC)

Leantime is a project management app that helps non-project managers at both enterprises and SMBs easily connect strategy to their day-to-day execution while maintaining employee engagement through the use of behavioral science, motivational psychology and AI.

Nector (Cincinnati, OH)

Nector is a platform that helps commercial real estate borrowers secure better loans by enabling them to create debt packages (loan requests) within minutes instead of days, and efficiently reach a wide range of pre-vetted lenders, through our internal marketplace, AI-powered co-pilot and backend integrations. 

PIEPIE.AI (Austin, TX) 

PIEPIE.AI is a video generation platform that helps marketers and videographers create compelling social media videos at scale by leveraging AI to improve clarity, increase speed, and substantially reduce costs.

Scent Lab (New York, NY)

Scent Lab is a next-gen fragrance brand that's democratizing personalized fragrance & helping Gen Z & Gen Alpha consumers find scents that embody who they are and how they feel by enabling them to personalize their own scented candles (perfume, body care & more to come) with proprietary data and tech.  

About the Author
Jordan Fliegel

Jordan Fliegel is a tech entrepreneur and early-stage investor. Currently, as Managing Director of the Techstars Sports and Techstars NYC accelerators, his team invests in 25 companies per year and provides tremendous resources and support to the founders they back. Since 2019 Jordan has led successful Techstars Accelerator programs, including five Sports Accelerators in Indianapolis, and now two NYC accelerators, resulting in over 75 active portfolio companies that have raised over $150M in venture funding. 

Before Techstars, he was Founder/CEO of CoachUp (the nation's leading sports coaching company, backed by $14M in VC, and a proud Techstars Boston portfolio company) and co-CEO of  (acquired by Paddy Power Betfair for $48M in 2017). He has invested in 250+ startups over the past decade as co-founder and Managing Partner of Founders First, a vertical agnostic angel fund and syndicate, and is on the Advisory Board of several high-growth companies.