Watch the pitches from Combine Demo Day 2018

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Last month at Combine Demo Day, teams pitched their concepts to an audience of corporate executives, university leadership, mentors and potential investors. Watch the full pitches below to learn more about each team’s venture, and contact Amy Chen to get in touch (amy.chen@nycmedialab.org).


Ovee
Courtney Snavely, Jane Mitchell
University Affiliation: Parsons School of Design
University Program: Design & Technology
Ovee provides personalized tools for women to take control of their sexual and reproductive health.
Target Market: Women’s health
Technology: Mobile chatbot

Aduri
Jesal Trivedi, Jahde Eve, Chaitanya Pattewar
University Affiliation: NYU
University Program: Interactive Telecommunications Program (ITP)
Aduri is creating a connected meditation system that combines live content and a physical multi-sensory environment that helps you become a consistent, more engaged meditator.
Target Market: Enterprise Corporate Wellness
Technology: IoT

Brimly
Yue (Lilian) Yuan
University Affiliation: School of Visual Arts
University Program: Interaction Design (IxD)
Brimly is an augmented reality mobile application that helps people with diabetes efficiently choose healthy foods and meet personal preferences while grocery shopping.
Target Market: Health and wellness
Technology: Augmented Reality

BitRights
Charlie Hanna, Chris Robichaud, Zane Grube, Jerry Lin
University Affiliation: Columbia University
University Program: Columbia Business School, Columbia College
BitRights is a lightweight content licensing platform built on the Ethereum blockchain.
Target Market: Digital video and media
Technology: Blockchain

Akohub
Ray Kung, Tinki Cheng, Jeremy Lin
Affiliation: Taiwan Startup Stadium
Akohub provides a chatbot retargeting solution that helps ecommerce merchants convert high potential customers into buyers with purchase behavior prediction technology.
Target Market: E-commerce marketing
Technology: IoT

Fish Eyes
Vivian Lee, Hannah Ekman, Tong Zhang
University Affiliation: Parsons School of Design
University Program: Design & Technology
Fish Eyes is an AI software that analyzes video footage to improve future spatial planning.
Target Market: Enterprise marketing and analytics
Technology: AI and computer vision

Playgrounds
Tyler Bisson, Andre Kostiw-Gill, Willie Payne
University Affiliation: NYU
University Program: Steinhardt (Music Technology, Music Business)
Playgrounds is an interactive online platform enabling cultural institutions to reach new audiences and young people to learn and create alongside a diverse representation of artists.
Target Market: Digital media
Technology: Web-based music education technology

NGEMS Inc.
Chetan Hasabnis, Dimosthenis Markopoulos, Michael Kripchak, Nitish Wakalkar
University Affiliations: NYU
University Programs: Interactive Telecommunications Program (ITP)
NGEMS is designing Next Generation Emergency Systems that deliver real-time building information and people location to rescue personnel before they arrive on the scene.
Target Market: Emergency Management
Technology: IoT

Ouvos
Ahmed Ben Mansour, Kevin Navarra
University Affiliation: The City College of New York (CUNY)
University Programs: Grove School of Engineering, Colin Powell School for Civic and Global Leadership
Ouvos is a community based navigation app that allows cyclists to share
real-time road conditions and receive hazard alerts.

Target Market: Cycling
Technology: Audio-based Augmented Reality

Rolling Muse
Sasha Stoikov, Sacha Stanton, Paul Heck
University Affiliation: Cornell University, Columbia University
University Program: ORIE (Cornell University) and IEOR (Columbia University)
Rolling Muse is speed dating for music. 
Target Market: Mobile gaming and music
Technology: Deep Learning Recommender Systems

Spaceplanar
Tao Wei, Hanyu Zhao, Ran Sun, Andrew Mendez
University Affiliation: Parsons School of Design, Cornell Tech
University Program: Design & Technology (Parsons), MS Connected Media (Cornell Tech)
Spaceplanar inspires, customizes and visualizes the wedding visions for couples and recommends the best venues and vendors that can bring those visions to life. 
Target Market: Wedding planning
Technology: Augmented Reality

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