A solidifying force in the NYC Tech scene, Entrepreneurs Roundtable Accelerator (ERA) is graduating its 14th cohort of 11 startups that each received $100K in investment and mentorship from a pool of 400+ experts for the four month program.The midtown-based accelerator, led by Murat Aktihanoglu and Jonathan Axelrod, showcases startups that cover a range of functions from fintech analytics to corporate wellness.
Founded in 2016 by Halston Prox and Joshua Smith, HealNow is an on demand online ordering system for prescription drugs, over the counter medications, and medical equipment that allows pharmacies to manage their customer demands.
Founded by Panos Skliamis (ING, Axiom) in 2015 in London, Spin Analytics allows the financial services industry to use AI, Machine Learning, and Predictive Analytics to convert their data into actionable intelligence through its platform. Its RISKROBOT product helps financial institutions build sophisticated Credit Risk Modeling tools and frameworks.
Founded by Sara Nadel (Harvard and Stanford alum) in 2016, StellarEmploy is a job matching platform that uses compatibility to determine fit based on preferences of both the applicant and employers. Focused on hourly workers where there is a high degree of turnover, the platform is already in use at Dunkin Donuts and DoiT, delivering savings in hiring costs and improving retention.
Founded in 2016 by Heather Waibel (Paypal), Welnys is a B2B platform that connects wellness providers to corporations that are seeking to use these services. The company is already working with some notable clients like PayPal, OrderUp, and Stanley Black & Decker. According to Politico, corporate wellness in the US is an $8B industry expected to grow at 7.8% through 2021. Globally, its $40B and only 9% of the workforce has access to wellness programs at their companies.
Founded by David Stasie (William Blair Investment Banking, Wharton alum) and Jason Christiansen (Citadel Investment Group, Wharton alum) in 2016, Young Alfred is an online marketplace for securing insurance – home, auto, renters, and pet that is accessible online, chat, text, or even phone. Its free for applicants and uses machine learning to provide applicants with a host of choices that are tailored to their needs and circumstances.
Butler Hospitality, founded by Tim Gjonbalic in 2015, is an on demand platform for room service and amenities for hotels to expand their offerings to guests.
Founded by Greg Laptevsky (Plated) in the Fall of 2017, Myro is a personal care brand that offers all natural products. The company is focused on a number of deodorants initially.
Founded by Woongshik Victor Choi (Intel) and Chris Choi (Citi), SPRYFIT is a health and wellness platform that encourages uses to achieve their fitness goals by offering cash incentives. Participants are required to pay an entry fee initially to participate to be eligible to win and they agree to forfeit that amount if they fail to meet their goals. If they win, they will receive their entry free plus an additional bonus, based on how many people participated and successfully completed their goals.
Founded by Cedric Kovacs-Johnson (MakerBot) and Vineeth Bhuvanagiri (Dartmouth alum), Flume Health is a platform that serves as a healthcare concierge. It enables users to compare prices, provide booking preferences, select in network providers all through call, text, email, or through an app. Flume is focused on keeping healthcare costs lower through accountability and transparency.
Founded by Bryan Lee, Orcadex is a business intelligence platform focused on providing information on blockchain and cryptocurrencies.
Founded by Jessie Zeng (Citi, MIT Alum) and Sharon Qian (Citi, Yale alum), Choosy is a fast fashion brand that uses machine learning to forecast trends in the fashion market and manufacture corresponding styles in China rapidly. The company began the program as ShopTheCreative and previously raised $350K according to Angel List.