Techstars New York City Accelerator recently announced the 12 remarkable companies selected for the Winter Class of 2023. The Founders of these innovative startups were carefully chosen for demonstrating exceptional promise. They 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.
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 worldwide. This is the Techstars NYC Accelerator November Class of 2023:
1.) 1to1 (Jersey City, NJ) – 1to1 is a B2B personalization solution that allows e-commerce vendors to provide their customers with a unique digital experience tailored to them (with improved conversion rates) through the composable single end-point engine that integrates cutting-edge data infrastructure, machine learning, and LLM innovations.
2.) 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.
3.) 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.
4.) Cathie.ai (Austin, TX) – Cathie.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.
5.) 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 empowered by our intuitive mobile apps that enable them to work efficiently and on their terms.
6.) 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.
7.) 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.
8.) 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.
9.) 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.
10.) 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.
11.) 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.
12.) 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.
“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. 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.”
– Jordan Fliegel, Managing Director of Techstars NYC