The Element 46 Tech Accelerator Powered by Cela Innovation, Westchester County’s full-scale startup accelerator program, today announced the 11 Westchester-based tech startup companies selected for the Spring 2023 Cohort. The Accelerator participants will receive support with sales, product development, marketing, fundraising, operations, and management. Participants will also make meaningful connections with technology experts, experienced entrepreneurs, and funders of many kinds.

Westchester County Executive George Latimer said: “Westchester County is home to a vibrant community of entrepreneurs who are leveraging technology to drive innovation. We are proud to support these individuals through the Element 46 Tech Accelerator and look forward to working alongside our newest cohort of startups as they evolve and scale.”

Westchester County Director of Economic Development Bridget Gibbons said: “The Element 46 Tech Accelerator is a vital resource for technology-focused startups who are looking to take their venture to the next level. Our newest cohort reflects the level of innovation and excellence that Westchester County is known for and we are delighted to welcome these entrepreneurs into our program.”

Westchester County Director of Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Deborah Novick, said: “Through education, mentorship and networking, the Element 46 Tech Accelerator helps entrepreneurs to refine their concept and grow their network - both of which help lay a foundation for future success. We were greatly impressed by the caliber of startups who applied to this cohort and look forward to watching the chosen applicants write the next chapter for their businesses.”

The members of Element 46’s fourth cohort, which includes eight MWBEs and six female founders are:

Diadem Capital, Diadem is a Funding Marketplace connecting exceptional founders to venture capital and venture debt. Think New York Stock Exchange for private markets while creating a connected investment ecosystem.

Avi, Avi is a mobile app for high-earning Millennial and Gen Z travelers that desire a seamless travel experience. With Avi, travelers can book flights on more than 300 airlines worldwide while receiving complimentary travel perks and benefits with each booking.

Makro Fitness and Nutrition, Makro is a premium app service that helps busy professionals conquer their health and fitness goals without sacrificing the foods that they enjoy. 

E-ko by DATIES, E-ko by DATIES is a community organization-focused app connecting Hudson Valley and Capital Region creatives to monetary and performance opportunities within the tri-state area, primarily focusing on disadvantaged communities.

Chuck, Chuck is a platform for sports fans who need both curated content and social engagement in order to fully experience the joy and community of sports.

Sinfonik, Sinfonik makes it easier for songwriters, businesses and local government entities to license and promote songs.

MagicPolygon, LLC, Storytelling is Connection, love, & Creativity. How can the magic of storytelling come to life from far away, via a screen? MagicPolygon app allows teachers, kids, and their families to record themselves narrating an interactive story - or live stream a storytelling session. 

ClubGrub, We're a mobile ordering solution for golf courses so you can order food & drinks on the course and get it delivered.

Green Rush By Design, Green Rush By Design is an online educational platform to help New York residents find a path in the marijuana industry. No matter where people are in their lives, they can learn about student opportunities, job opportunities and entrepreneur ventures.

Greenfire, We have built a cryptocurrency wallet with bookkeeping and accounting capabilities for DeFi and the Web3 space to solve the problem of proper tracking, reconciling and reporting of cryptocurrency activity for general business practices and tax reconciliation.

Paragon, Paragon is the ultimate community operating system. Our platform helps you create, build, and manage your network. With Paragon, you can connect with like-minded people, build a loyal following around your content, and grow your brand, business, or cause. Our features include a social feed, chat, groups, and channels, giving you the power to build a community around your interests and goals.

Cela Partner and Co-Founder, John Lynn, said: “After the Fall 2022 cohort succeeded in bringing together the top entrepreneurs in Westchester, we are excited for the Element 46 program to continue leading the way in supporting Westchester's world-class founders, investors, and mentors. We look forward to presenting another round of high-growth progress from each founder at the program’s Demo Day when the program concludes this June.”

Members of the Spring 2023 Element 46 Tech Accelerator cohort will be matched with hand-picked mentors who are leaders in technology, finance, business strategy, venture capital, marketing and other key areas. Participants also gain access to a group of dedicated professional service providers, including accountants and IP attorneys, who provide pro bono services to cohort members. This cohort will also benefit from a “Demo Day” at the end of the program, enabling participants to present their businesses to customers, partners, investors, and other potential stakeholders from across the tri-state region.

About The Westchester County Office of Economic Development
The Westchester County Office of Economic Development works to improve the County’s economic well-being and quality of life. This includes a broad range of activities to attract, create and retain jobs, and to foster a resilient, pro-growth and inclusive economy. For more information, visit the Westchester Catalyst website.