is an autonomous anti-phishing company that leverages open-source data, NLP, and data science technology to identify risky behavior, automate sophisticated phishing campaigns, and provide personalized training at scale.
Cyber NYC, a $100M public-private partnership led by the New York City Economic Development Corporation, connects cyber investors and innovators to New York City’s robust university ecosystem with the goal of catalyzing the next generation of cyber startups. The Inventors to Founders (I2F) Initiative is designed to launch new cybersecurity startups sourced from dorm rooms and research labs at premier academic institutions.
Join our PowerBridgeNY Judges and Cycle 4 applicants to see the final pitches that will determine which teams will receive $150K in funding to build their prototype and conduct in-field testing.
Design Partner, The Minimal NYC
Faizaam Ghauri founded The Minimal NYC in late 2012 at the height of the mobile advertising boom. In just 3 years, the agency has emerged as the premier provider of unique mobile ad solutions and has won more creative awards than any agency in North America.
Design Partner, Sparkwave Media
Jessica Annas has studied the art of complex data design for more than a decade. Data Designer at Sparkwave Media, Annas works with the company's roster of Fortune 500 brands to make data more beautiful, relatable, and accessible across every screen.
VP Of Product Experience, Pixel Palace.
Ashton Ajayi leads sustainability initiatives at Pixel Palace, an agency founded on helping companies make good money while doing good things. He primarily focuses on inventing custom business models for companies who want a higher purpose without sacrificing profit.
Dow Chemical Company
Clean Energy Venture Group
True North Ventures
“Design is not making beauty, beauty emerges from selection, affinities, integration, love.”
The Minimal NYC
Cyber NYC Inventors to Founders Demo Day
With $10M in funding from the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA), PowerBridgeNY’s mission is to turn cleantech innovations from the academic research labs of our six partner institutions into strong, cleantech businesses in New York State. We do this by offering teams up to $150K each to conduct 100 Customer Discovery interviews and develop a prototype or conduct in-field testing to move the technology closer to commercialization via a startup (preferable) or license. During the program, we host a series of events and monthly check-ins using the NSF I-Corps/Lean LaunchPad Methodology as well as subsidize the cost of necessary services, provide industry Mentors, and arrange pro bono office hours with experts in law, finance, grant writing, and more.
PowerBridgeNY is two separate proof-of-concept centers (POCC), both funded by NYSERDA, collaborating as one program. One POCC is led by Columbia University and includes Brookhaven National Laboratory, Cornell Tech, and Stony Brook University. The other POCC is led by the Tandon School of Engineering at New York University and includes the City University of New York.