TechAviv New York Crowns 2009 Top IDC Zell Student Startup


We’ve got a special event tonight in New York that has become an annual tradition. We’re hosting IDC Herzliya’s 2009 Zell Entrepreneurship Program grad students for an American Idol style competition to crown this year’s top startup. The student teams are coming from Israel to present their startups to 200 TechAviv NY members followed by group Q&A and live SMS voting. We’ll update the bottom of this post with the results. This event will be held at the beautiful Engelman Recital Hall thanks to our hosts Hillel at Baruch College.

Presenting Startups: (Web sites in stealth mode)

  • Wisebo – Browser plugin that displays your Facebook and Twitter friends opinions on movies and other products you see while surfing the web.
  • Funkkit – Web site that lets anyone design, buy and sell sneaker stickers for almost any shoe. Think Zazzle for sneaker stickers.
  • LockTell – Patent-pending screw-bolt automatically signals when loose. Saves millions in plane, train, automobile and housing maintenance.
  • GameSpeak – Enables PC gamers to text and voice chat using their existing IM accounts (e.g. Skype) while playing games in full-screen mode. 


Congrats LockTell, TechAviv NY’s top IDC Zell Startup of 2009!

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11 Comments on “TechAviv New York Crowns 2009 Top IDC Zell Student Startup”

  1. Boaz Katz
    June 10, 2009 at 12:57 pm #

    Good luck for everyone!


  2. Avi
    June 10, 2009 at 8:03 pm #

    Nice presentation everybody, I put my guts and feeling in the gamers team.


  3. Jen
    June 11, 2009 at 1:47 am #

    I think Funkkit may be pretty similar to 😀


  4. Amos Feldman
    June 11, 2009 at 10:24 am #

    Re: Funkkit. No offence meant here guys, but:IMHO “Funkkit” is not a great name for the product marketing – better change it. It sounds like “Fukkit” which is not a good word – and it is not product-specific enough, so the title alone does not convey the type and category of the product.I suggest calling it something like StickSneak or Stick-On (a la Head-On) or even StickOnSneaks… something along those lines just to give you some ideas.Good luck with your product though, clearly you are closer than anyone to an actual execution of a sale of the physical product.


  5. June 11, 2009 at 10:34 am #

    You all done very good job with great presentations, Good luck!!


  6. Idan
    June 11, 2009 at 11:24 am #

    How come no contact info for any of the groups?


  7. tev
    June 12, 2009 at 4:50 am #

    funkit is just a rip off of sneakart, sorry guys not original


  8. Jonathan
    June 13, 2009 at 9:23 am #

    Congrats Arnon and Roni.To contact FunkKit:


  9. Jonathan
    June 13, 2009 at 4:23 pm #

    Congrats Arnon and Roni.To contact FunkKit:


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