Teams advancing to finals
Aeronics, Cytobloom, fit a.i, hubble, releaf, revolution outboards, smartfire, and starflox
Fit A.I is a sports tech hardware company that empowers sports coaches and athletes to quantify strength training data – thus creating a data-driven frontier to minimize injuries and optimize athletic performance in simple, scalable, and inexpensive way.
Metric is an e-commerce network that uses SMS text messaging for buyers to send micropayments to street vendors, useful especially in developing countries where many people have access to mobile phones, but limited access to the internet.
Revolution Outboards is bringing the marine industry on-board towards a sustainable energy future by developing a line of electric outboard motors that have zero-emissions, minimize carbon footprint, and are virtually maintenance-free.
Congratulations to Revolution outboards, tigerlaunch x nyc's audience choice winner!
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2:00pm - Doors open to the public
2:30pm-3pm: Keynote and Judge Introductions
3pm-4:30pm: Pitches I
4:45pm - 6:15pm: Pitches II
6:15pm-6:40pm: Judge Deliberations
6:40pm - 7pm: Awards and Public Dismissal
Meet the speakers
Nasir Ali is a resident of Syracuse, NY and the founder and Executive Director of the Seed Capital Fund of CNY, a private LLC whose members are actively engaged in funding and supporting early stage tech companies. He is a Managing Director of the StartFast Venture Accelerator, a key UVC initiative. Ali also serves on the boards of the Upstate Venture Association of New York, OutMatch (formerly Chequed) and Paper Battery Company.
Prior to founding UVC, Ali was president of The Tech Garden, a not-for-profit organization with the mission of creating an entrepreneurial culture in Syracuse and the Central New York region. In addition to managing the Syracuse Technology Garden incubator, Ali managed a statewide network of experienced mentors. In 2008, Ali co-taught a course in technology entrepreneurship at Syracuse University, which has since grown into a year-long community-campus collaborative effort known as the Syracuse Student Startup Accelerator.
Natasia Malaihollo is the CEO and Co-Founder at Wyzerr, a startup technology company that builds playful, gammified customer feedback surveys utilizing artificial intelligence. Wyzerr is Ms. Malaihollo’s second start-up. In 2012, she co-founded Sooligan, a mobile app to digitalize word-of-mouth. Prior to becoming an entrepreneur, Ms. Malaihollo studied law, with a focus on Intellectual Property (IP) and Technology. She worked for several years as an IP specialist and trademark agent, prosecuting patent applications for companies like IBM and Samsung. Ms. Malaihollo studied Computer Science and Legal Studies at UC Berkeley.
Meet the judges
Sashi Reddi is a serial entrepreneur. His latest company, AppLabs, was a leader in software testing and was acquired by Computer Sciences Corporation (NYSE: CSC) in September 2011. At the time of the acquisition, AppLabs had over 2,500 people in India, US, and UK and served many leading companies in financial services, travel, retail, and technology. Series A investors in AppLabs, Westbridge Capital (later renamed Sequoia Capital India), earned a 10X return on their investment in around 6 years.
His earlier companies were EZPower Systems (acquired by DocuCorp, and eventually by Oracle), iCoop (group purchasing dotcom), and FXLabs (acquired by Foundation 9 Entertainment). Sashi received his BTech degree in Computer Science from IIT Delhi, an MS in Computer Science from NYU and later a PhD from The Wharton School. Sashi serves on the advisory board of the Wharton Entrepreneurial Programs and the advisory board of IIT Hyderabad.
Cack joined Scale Venture Partners in 2014 and focuses on investments in high-growth software companies across sectors including infrastructure, big data, DevOps, security, and cloud.
Prior to joining Scale Venture Partners, Cack was an enterprise sales representative, first at Oracle selling databases and data integration tools, and later at Cloudera, where she sold Cloudera Manager to early-adopters in the push toward distributed parallel computing. Cack was initially drawn to the technology and software sectors while at Montgomery & Company, where she helped advise on software acquisitions and capital raises.
Cack holds a M.B.A from The University of Chicago – Booth School of Business and a B.A. from Princeton University.
Cack is a dedicated runner, racing professionally for Nike for two years at the 5,000m distance and competing in 12 of 12 athletic seasons at Princeton (Cross-Country, Indoor Track and Outdoor Track). While at Princeton she was named the Princeton Female Athlete of the Year and was an 8-time All-America recipient.
Ash joined Converge Venture Partners in 2015 to help incredible founders build internet and software businesses. Within its portfolio of <40 companies, Ash focuses on hiring top talent, growth, and supporting future fundraising rounds.
He's particularly interested in the future of work: making devops, sales, marketers operate more efficiently. Supporting companies that leverage emerging technology, machine intelligence and distributed systems. Some of the companies Ash has led investments in are Chainalysis, Enigma MPC, RocketVisor, Wade & Wendy, and SocialRank.
Denali is an Associate at General Catalyst and Director of Operations at Rough Draft Ventures, an initiative backing student-founded startups. What excites her most about working with young entrepreneurs is the unique energy that drives them to get started now, not someday. She is also passionate about encourage more women to go on the startup journey. That includes working with universities to create the conditions for women to see themselves as entrepreneurs.