The New York Founder Institute graduation ceremony and investor preview is this Thursday, March 25, at 55 Broad Street, 6:00. Up to fourteen businesses are poised to graduate, ranging from a fantasy sports company with a family focus to a business designed to cure cancer. The best business to present, according to a vote by the guests, will win a $5,000 prize on the spot.
Accredited angel investors are welcome to attend. In addition to a free dinner and some fun pitches, Adeo Ressi (founder of the program) will give a 30 minute talk about the lessons learned after aptitude and personality testing nearly 1,000 people interested in becoming an entrepreneur. You’ll be one of the first to hear some of the surprising results about age, intelligence and personality.
Recent success stories from Founder Institute: Skimble, a Founder Institute Graduate, is a finalists for the "Innovative Web Technology" category at the SXSW conference in Austin. TechCrunch has recently profiled a number of graduates: Molo Rewards; RewardChart; Monstrous.
If you’d like to attend: RSVP.
The Finalists are:
Aaron Price of makeMania
– makeMania.com enables a community of Do-It-Yourselfers (DIYers) to connect, compete with, and learn from one another, while accessing relevant exclusive discounts.
Adam Neary of Profitably
– Profitably is a web-based business intelligence solution for small businesses with a simple proposition: Give us 10 minutes, and we will help you run your business more profitably.
Alexander Ressi of Immortalize.it
– Immortalize.it is a tracking tool that blends user-contributed milestones with social media and 3rd party data-sources to create timelines for personal intelligence.
Bryan Housel of Ditto Health
– Ditto Health allows patients to enter their medical data in one place on the web, rather than on paper at every doctor’s office that they visit.
Edward Kim of Simple.PR
– Newswire enabling businesses to reach targeted local audiences.
Jacob Howerton of Zipmark
– Zipmark enables people to make financial transactions with their smartphones.
Joshua Bernstein of Ancile Biomedical, Inc.
– Ancile Biomedical develops medical devices that accelerate wound healing, saving money for payers and providers while addressing the results of global obesity and diabetes epidemics.
Kyle Jasey and Thomas Pierce of Wepoli
– To bring citizens, elected officials and political candidates closer together, and to facilitate and enhance their interaction.
Olivier Couronne of Genomes United Inc.
– Genomes United sequences the genomes of cancer patients in order to identify novels biomarkers.
Shirley Chow of ProjectChow
– Food pictures exist in fragmented areas all over the web. ProjectChow will serve both as an organized repository for these photos by presenting these images alongside the restaurant menus allowing diners to more informed of a restaurant’s offerings.
Tobin Schwaiger-Hastanan of Plan.fm
– Plan.FM is a social utility for collecting the plans you make on other sites and organizing them into a single source that you can access from anywhere. "It’s tripit.com for your events."
Vincent DiBartolo of FanSprout.com
– FanSprout is a family-friendly fantasy sports site with educational components that allows dads and kids to connect in the context of sports.
Vincent Mota of vimota
– vimota creates the tools & intelligence which helps monetize the costs of rich media.
Again, RSVP at: http://nyfi-investor.eventbrite.com . See you there!
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