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Meet the Fall 2023 Startups

CCAI

https://getccai.com
Jersey City, New Jersey, United States
CCAI serves the modern consumer market by addressing the pervasive issue of credit card debt and financial management; using advanced algorithms, we provide tailored debt-clearing strategies and integrate an AI-driven virtual assistant trained on credit card insights.
Fintech, AI / ML, Mobile Apps
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CCAI

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Jersey City, New Jersey, United States
CCAI serves the modern consumer market by addressing the pervasive issue of credit card debt and financial management; using advanced algorithms, we provide tailored debt-clearing strategies and integrate an AI-driven virtual assistant trained on credit card insights.
Fintech, AI / ML, Mobile Apps
Sales Motion:
B2C
Revenue Model:
Subscription
Investment Stage:
Pre-Seed
Revenue Stage:
Pre-Revenue
Product Stage:
Pre-Product

Founding Team

Sourabh Dadapure
CEO, Co-Founder

Hericle

https://hericle.com/
Athens, Georgia, United States
Hericle's goal is to give everyone a choice in their appearance by minimizing skin ailments, ranging from cosmetic concerns like unwanted scars to ailments that limit physical mobility such as burn scar contractures.
Medtech
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Hericle

Our Website
Athens, Georgia, United States
Hericle's goal is to give everyone a choice in their appearance by minimizing skin ailments, ranging from cosmetic concerns like unwanted scars to ailments that limit physical mobility such as burn scar contractures.
Medtech
Sales Motion:
B2B2C
Revenue Model:
Services/Fee for Service
Investment Stage:
Pre-Seed
Revenue Stage:
Pre-Revenue
Product Stage:
Pre-Product

Founding Team

Chris Morrell
CEO, Co-Founder

Latte

https://www.latteconnect.com/
New York, NY, United States
Latte is an AI-driven platform that connects users with career mentors.
Mobile Apps, SaaS, AI / ML
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Latte

Our Website
New York, NY, United States
Latte is an AI-driven platform that connects users with career mentors.
Mobile Apps, SaaS, AI / ML
Sales Motion:
B2B, B2B2C
Revenue Model:
Subscription
Investment Stage:
Seed
Revenue Stage:
Pre-Revenue
Product Stage:
Post-Product

Founding Team

Jerry Chen
CEO, Co-Founder

App’d

https://appd.co
New York City, NY, United States
App’d makes it easy for small businesses to use mobile technology to boost sales and engagement.
SaaS, Fintech, Mobile Apps
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App’d

Our Website
New York City, NY, United States
App’d makes it easy for small businesses to use mobile technology to boost sales and engagement.
SaaS, Fintech, Mobile Apps
Sales Motion:
B2B2C
Revenue Model:
Subscription
Investment Stage:
Pre-Seed
Revenue Stage:
Pre-Revenue
Product Stage:
Post-Product

Founding Team

Ike Echebiri
Co-Founder, CEO

Dropshop Technologies

https://www.dropshopit.com/
New York, NY, United States
Dropshop has developed a software to help fashion brick and mortar retailers convert more customers and improve their retention rate by offering a personalized instant delivery and returns pickup experience
Fashion, Beauty, Retail, Retail Tech
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Dropshop Technologies

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New York, NY, United States
Dropshop has developed a software to help fashion brick and mortar retailers convert more customers and improve their retention rate by offering a personalized instant delivery and returns pickup experience
Fashion, Beauty, Retail, Retail Tech
Sales Motion:
B2B
Revenue Model:
Transaction Fee and/or Rental
Investment Stage:
Pre-Seed
Revenue Stage:
Pre-Revenue
Product Stage:
Post-Product

Founding Team

Amr El-shimi
Co-Founder, CTO
Cosimo Corsini
CEO
Ricardo Gomez-cendon
Co-Founder, Operations, Business Development

Headstarter

https://www.theheadstarter.com/
NY, NY, United States
We get engineers to become elite communicators.
SaaS
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Headstarter

Our Website
NY, NY, United States
We get engineers to become elite communicators.
SaaS
Sales Motion:
B2C
Revenue Model:
Subscription with Metered Services
Investment Stage:
Pre-Seed
Revenue Stage:
Pre-Revenue
Product Stage:
Pre-Product

Founding Team

Yasin Ehsan
CEO, Co-Founder

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Meet your directors, peers, and mentors. Get a deep dive into what’s going to happen over the program and what you need to do to make the most from the program.

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Learn how to make the most of your time with customers and get to the bottom of what they need from your startup.

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Get best practice tips on how to ensure your presentation and pitch skills communicate your company effectively and clearly, while also connecting with your audience.

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Hear from industry expert speakers on the factors that go into making products that your users and customers will care about to make your startup a necessary item for their everyday way of doing things. Learn how to find Product-Market Fit.

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Learn the best practices on preparing for investment and how to appropriately attack your fundraising process.

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