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The Center works closely with NYU Tandon School of Engineering's Incubator Program, as well as Columbia University's Technology Ventures (CTV). These are small business incubators within the respective Universities. The incubators give entrepreneurs and start-ups: structure, credibility, access to knowledge and resources, infrastructure, and contacts that are necessary for start-ups to grow and prosper.
Below is a list of start-ups supported by CATT and have successfully commercialized their technologies:
BotFactory, Inc. is a NYC startup co-founded by two recent NYU Polytechnic graduates, Nicolas Vansnick and Carlos Ospina, and one CATT faculty member, Michael Knox. BotFactory manufactures and sells a desktop electronics circuit factory named Squink. The company currently has four full-time employees, one part-timer, several interns and the faculty advisor. The BotFactory office is located in Long Island City, NY. Their product concept started in the spring of 2013 while the co-founders were still students at NYU Polytechnic. They submitted their first prototype design to the NYU Inno/Vention Contest, in which they won third place overall. Soon after, the team was invited to attend the prestigious NYU Summer Launchpad Program, which is a summer-long business development course. BotFactory has won numerous awards including NYCEDC‘s “New York’s Next Top Makers” award for 2014. The team recently completed their production design and is about to ship their first production units.
Mobile Matrix develops, markets and sells advanced multi-modal, indoor/outdoor tracking and positioning products and associated location-aware applications to enterprises.
Digital Assembly is a Brooklyn, New York-based startup developing innovative products for digital forensics and data recovery. The mission of the company is to develop products and technology that can help the users "recover more with less effort." The company's one-of-a-kind SmartCarving™; technology allows its products to recover fragmented files from any media with or without a file system. The first product of the company, Adroit Photo Recovery, helps users recover deleted or lost photos from a variety of digital media.
System Management Arts Incorporated (acquired by EMC) - Acquired by EMC Corp, System Management ARTS, Inc. provides event automation and root-cause analysis for faults across networks, servers, and applications. The company provides enterprise software to manage various IT assets, including computer networks, systems, and applications. Its InCharge platform automatically pinpoints root cause problems in real time and calculates their impacts. System Management solutions automatically map the infrastructure, monitor, and correlate the data across complex relationships to diagnose the authentic problem. The company was founded in 1993 and is headquartered in White Plains, New York.
SecureHardware, LLC is a startup that provides secure testing techniques for digital integrated circuits. The company's work involves safeguarding a protocol used for the configuration, testing, and maintenance of digital systems. There are plans to roll out several products related to the protocol in both the defense and civilian markets. The company aims to present lightweight testing products with that extra level of security.
VMTurbo is a start-up company that provides the world's only genuine real-time virtualization management platform, integrating proactive change control, holistic infrastructure monitoring/alerting, and historical utilization analytics. The company’s management platform is built on a foundation that leverages a core of patented analytics designed to achieve a continuous, holistic balance across the dynamic data center. The end goal of VMTurbo's analytical engine is to minimize interference across the data center while increasing resource utilization related to all layers of the IT stack. VMTurbo enables organizations to achieve drastic capital and operational cost-savings associated with the virtualized data center.
The company was founded in 2008 by a team of five PhD's who previously founded SMARTS in 1992. They sold SMARTS to EMC in 2005 and worked within the CTO's office at EMC and in EMC's Advanced Product Development Group for Software Solutions. VMTurbo is headquarter in New York, with offices in Boston, London, San Francisco, and Israel. The company is backed by Bain Capital Ventures and Highland Capital Partners. For more information please visit: www.vmturbo.com .