NYC Media Lab Combine Hosts Demo Day for Second Cohort

Thanks to everyone who attended Friday's Demo Day for NYC Media Lab's Combine program. A dozen startup teams pitched ideas ranging from virtual and augmented reality to applications of computer vision and machine learning to haptics.

We appreciate the support of everyone who made this program a success, including our sponsors at NYCEDC and the NYC Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment, NYC Media Lab's member companies, and friends and mentors from across the NYC media and technology community.

Team pitch videos are now up on YouTube, and are linked for each presentation below. Details about the program are available at

If have questions about The Combine, NYC Media Lab, or if you'd like to be in touch with any of these teams, don't hesitate to contact us at

The New School

Jelena Gregov, Moreno Belic

AWOL is an augmented reality platform that provides easy implementation of content, immersive city tours, and virtual pop-up shops to create site-specific experiences.


Ada Slusarczyk, Chris Lysiuk, Darren Yee, Nick Molinski

An augmented reality mobile application for construction general contractors to visualize 3D designs on-site.

Columbia University

Jie Feng, Svebor Karaman

EyeStyle is an artificial intelligence system that discovers fashion products from inspiring visuals.

NYU & Brown

Christopher Mitchell, Ph.D. and Thomas Dickerson

Geopipe builds immersive virtual copies of the real world automatically for architects and beyond.

City College

Aashna Shah, Elnara Mikhaylova, Revital Schechter, Abhishek Samdaria, Karina Vargas, Christine Mossiah

Gleam is a conversational interface that is using automated text reminders to improve patient retention in community behavioral health clinics.



Mithru Vigneshwara, Roi Lev, Ondina Frate, Joakim Quach

Myx is a prototyping tool for VR and 360 to collaboratively create, share and get feedback on your storyboard and idea - it is the google docs for 360 and VR pre-production and planning.

Pratt Institute - NYU Tandon School of Engineering

Evan Huggins, Aaron Nesser, Rebeccah Pailes-Friedman, Caitlin Sikora

Remo is a smart knee sleeve for sports training that helps adjust movement patterns for optimal performance using biosensing and haptic feedback.

NYU - Tandon School of Engineering

Mark Skwarek, Yao Chen, Alice Formwalt, John Pasquarello

Semblance AR lets you make 3D videos of people, places and events with your depth-sensing smartphone and share them with friends and family as augmented reality experiences.

Columbia Business School

George Lamb, Jack Guevara, Todd Wisman

The mission of StreetsSmarts VR is to bring realistic virtual reality simulation training and workforce analytics to state and local police departments.

Pratt Institute

Victor Vina, Lillian Tong, Doremy Diatta, Julian Goldman 

Voice-enabled digital companions for millennials.

Taiwan Startup Stadium

Allen Yu, Sandy Lin, Yu-Yi Chen, Jayson Chiang, Julie Hsieh, Wynn Chen

Toii gamifies your travel experience with AR location-based game.

Taiwan Startup Stadium

Ben Chang, Momo Lee, Pofat Tseng, Cyril Yu

AI personal sommelier who finds the best wine for you.

Visit for more details on the program!