A large group of local entrepreneurs and business leaders stand on stage in White Plains in front of a blue screen with the Element 46 logo.

Ten groundbreaking tech startups pitch to investors, strategic advisors and fellow entrepreneurs

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The Element 46 Tech Accelerator Powered by Cela Innovation, Westchester County’s full-scale startup accelerator program, recently hosted a Demo Day to celebrate the accomplishments of its spring cohort. The event, which was attended by a carefully curated group of investors, advisors and peers, drew more than 100 attendees and featured pitches from 10 of Westchester County’s most groundbreaking tech startups.

Westchester County Executive George Latimer said: “We continue to be impressed by the level of innovation and excellence that comes from Westchester County’s startup community. These 10 ventures reflect the diversity of our entrepreneurial ecosystem and we are proud to have supported their growth and evolution over the past 12 weeks.”

Westchester County Director of Economic Development Bridget Gibbons said: “Technology-focused companies are one of Westchester County’s core industries. The entrepreneurs who recently completed our Element 46 Tech Accelerator program are innovative, driven and destined for exponential growth. It was a pleasure to see how each participant has grown during the program and hear what’s next for their groundbreaking startups.”

Westchester County Director of Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Deborah Novick, said: “Entrepreneurs – and their startups – play a vital role in our local economy. The education, mentorship and networking opportunities these companies have received over the past 12 weeks will serve them well into the future – and the program’s impact could not have been more evident in each of these Demo Day pitches.”

Cela Innovation CEO and Co-Founder, John Lynn, said: “Each of the Element 46 Spring 2023 graduates represents a high growth company that is poised to positively impact the communities it serves as well as the economy. We are immensely proud of what these 10 companies have accomplished the past 12 weeks and look forward to welcoming a new group of startups into the accelerator this fall.”

The participants in Element 46’s Spring 2023 Demo Day, included:

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. Learn more at: diademcapital.com.

Avi - Avi takes the stress out of air travel. Avi provides travelers with real-time flight data as well as a suite of air travel services and amenities, so that travelers are prepared for anything that the airport, the airline, and the weather throws their way. Learn more at: flywithavi.com.

Makro Fitness and Nutrition - Makro helps busy professionals optimize their health and fitness without sacrificing the foods that they enjoy. Makro is an app service that uses a holistic approach to address mindset, nutrition, and exercise by providing virtual fitness classes, mindset coaching, and personalized nutrition programs tailored to your needs and schedule. That way you can feel more confident in your skin, enhance energy, and eat healthier without feeling deprived. Learn more at: makronyc.com.

Chuck - Chuck is a platform for sports fans who need both curated content and social connection in order to fully experience the joy of sports. The company’s vision is to become the preferred platform for fans to engage with and around sports content. Learn more at: heychuck.com.

Sinfonik - Sinfonik makes it easier for songwriters, businesses and local government entities to license and promote songs. Learn more at: sinfonik.com.

MagicPolygon, LLC - MagicPolygon is a platform that connects children with grandparents and family members living far away, through captivating and educational stories fostering emotional bonding, and connections to their culture and language. With its innovative app and patented methodology, kids, teachers, and families can create, narrate, live-stream, record, and share stories with interactive animations from anywhere at any time. The company’s school-classroom version empowers teachers and early childhood educators to nurture students' creativity, learning experiences and inspire storytelling. Learn more at: magicpolygon.com.

ClubGrub - ClubGrub's mobile ordering app allows golfers to order food and drinks from the clubhouse and have it delivered to their GPS course location. The technology delivers extraordinary hospitality experiences for golfers and unlocks new revenue streams for clubs. ClubGrub is a post-revenue B2B2C SaaS company positioned to reshape the golf industry. Learn more at: clubgrubapp.com.

Green Rush By Design - Green Rush By Design is an online educational platform to help New York residents find a path in the cannabis/marijuana industry. No matter where people are in their lives, they can learn about student opportunities, job opportunities, and entrepreneurial ventures. Learn more are: greenrushbydesign.com.

Greenfire - The company has 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. Learn more at: greenfire.io.

Paragon - Paragon is the ultimate community operation system. At Paragon, the mission is to empower individuals and organizations to connect, communicate, and grow their communities. The company believes that building strong communities is essential for positive social impact and personal fulfillment. By providing a powerful and easy-to-use app, it aims to democratize community-building and foster a more connected world. Learn more at: getparagon.app.

Members of the Spring 2023 Element 46 Tech Accelerator cohort were matched with hand-picked mentors who are leaders in technology, finance, business strategy, venture capital, marketing and other key areas. Participants also gained access to a group of dedicated professional service providers, including accountants and IP attorneys, who provide pro bono services to cohort members.

To learn more about the program and apply for the fall cohort, visit: element46.org.

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.