By Jenny Fielding, Managing Director of Techstars New York City Accelerator
In December, we outlined Health, Wealth and Happiness as key themes for Techstars NYC 2020. At the time, we had no idea that just a few months later we would be thrust into a world full of uncertainty and hardships. Today, our program themes are more relevant than ever. As we confront a global pandemic, economic recession, and new realities of work from home, people are continuing to find inspiration in solving the world’s biggest problems.
The 10 companies joining Techstars NYC this summer are focused on health, the future of work, education, and fintech. The founders, with their grit and ingenuity, are what make these companies truly unique. This is not an easy time to be building a company, and all of them are working hard to make this world a better place. The fundraising environment is challenging, gaining paying customers is hard, and employees feel isolated and vulnerable in a virtual workplace.
However, these passionate founders are persisting against all odds, building businesses that have the potential to transform the world we live in and weather these unprecedented times. I could not be more excited and grateful to be supporting this group of founders and welcoming them into the Techstars family.
Anthill enables companies to retain, engage, and develop employees when work happens away from the office.
Botany.io is a smart virtual coach that helps software engineers and managers build skills and habits to grow into their full potential.
Cabinet is the administrative support platform that enables Admins to be more strategic by providing goal-driven task management tools and access to a network of thousands of Executive Assistants.
COVERR is revolutionizing working capital and complementary financial services for Gig-Economy workers.
Diem is a digital ecosystem for women’s health, changing how users access and engage with digital health communities and education.
MeetFox empowers professionals to digitize, manage, and monetize client interactions.
OnePipe builds and maintains APIs that enable banks to partner with modern digital services and fintechs.
Radish Health provides health monitoring solutions to keep workforces productive and safe from health risks such as COVID-19, cold, flu, and bacterial infections.
StudyFree helps talented students worldwide connect with resources to study abroad.
1sm is a real-time sales and marketing analytics platform, purpose-built for revenue generating, operations and product teams to collaborate and scale, with data at its core.