Founder Fellowship at The Tech Incubator at Queens College (TIQC) Hosts Demo Day Celebration on June 22

(EZ Newswire)

QUEENS, NY -- On June 22nd from 6 to 8:30 PM EST, The Tech Incubator at Queens College (TIQC) will host a Demo Day for the twelve start-ups which received the founder’s fellowship this year.

This program is the culmination of a six-month project in collaboration with the New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) Founder Fellowship program.  As a result of this fellowship, all start-up founders from underrepresented communities have gained access to the NYC tech startup ecosystem, through the joint network of the NYCEDC. “I see this extended access to the tech ecosystem as a great advantage for being a Founder Fellow in the program,“ says Ying Zhou, executive director of TIQC.

On June 22nd, demos of the groundbreaking work being done by the founder fellows at  TIQC will be showcased. The event will take place at the Benjamin S. Rosenthal Library, Room 230, Queens College, 65-30 Kissena Boulevard, Queens, NY 11367. Register here to attend:

One of the startups Kquika is using machine learning predictive technology to help airlines resolve flight delays and maintain equipment, thereby saving them significant amounts of money. Victor Oribamise, founder of Kquika, will present on his progress and how he has been invited by the Paris Air Show to represent the U.S.A.

”The common thread of the other startups in the TIQC program is that they are first and foremost social entrepreneurs. They are using technology-based solutions to solve challenges their communities are facing. The founder fellows have diverse background and are from different industries, including FinTech, HealthTech, LegalTech, UrbanTech, Entertainment Technology, AI, Data Analytics, and Ecommerce.”

More info on each of these start-ups is below. 

5050 Style, created by Charlie Lin, delivers elegantly designed, uplifting organizational products and services that seamlessly integrate into daily life, helping individuals cultivate healthy habits and unlock their full potential in both personal and professional spheres.

Animation Nights New York (ANNY), founded by Yvonne Grzenkowicz, is a platform that elevates and connects animators, gamers, artists, and technologists globally through monthly screening events and annual festivals. ANNY has curated the best Animated Short Films, virtual reality animation experiences, and interactive games from all around the world. Projects have been submitted from over 20,000 international teams. ANNY Exchange is a hub and platform connecting animation talent to opportunity.

TheraMotive, (previously named BodyLogicPT), founded by Dr. Omolola Omishore, is a breakthrough industry disruptor that is driving innovation in healthcare and impacting healthcare accessibility and inequity with a "Wellness on Demand" approach. The start-up is creating the nation's first fully equipped, tech-empowered mobile Physical Therapy clinic to serve more people in more communities in half the time.

Innocuous AI, founded by Regina Jaslow and Noam Rosenberg, helps enterprises harness the power of generative AI to boost productivity and enhance customer experiences. The startup is creating an easy-to-use B2B SaaS platform that enables businesses that may not have an AI developer team to take advantage of the power of GPT with their own proprietary data or any ever-changing external data to streamline workflows and enhance the value they provide to their customers.

Layman, founded by Esosa Ohonba. reclaims the legal system for the people using the power of the people. Layman is a web application that uses AI to help regular people crowdsource legally binding documents and contracts without needing lawyers for free in only a few minutes.

Light Pong & Friends, Inc., founded by Aaqib Usman, specializes in creating super cool connected toys for "kidults," catering to those who still feel like a kid at heart. The company's flagship product, Light Pong, is the world's first 1-dimensional game console, offering engaging games that can be enjoyed solo or with a friend and is suitable for ages 6 to 106.

REEAPA, founded by Maulana Randall, celebrates the diverse talent of Harlem, New York by creating local events and popup shops to allow musicians, dancers, street artists and more to showcase their talent. “Everybody’s life matters.”  She has a passion for helping the youth in her community and created Spitdatpain which builds strong communities through youth led communication and policing programs.

SaveAway®, founded by Om Kundu, Pioneering the “Save Now, Buy Later” category, SaveAway®’s patented platform offerings empower underserved buyers and sellers alike to realize opportunity where they least expected it: to render the unaffordable affordable, sustainably—by making more informed buying decisions and seeing those purchases fulfilled by seamlessly combining social advice + gifting from friends, with intelligent direct-deposited auto-saving, and sales offers — without the slippery slope of credit resulting in debt for far too many.

Solid Gold Global (Sagos Distro), founded by Kofi Mensah, is a new (global) music and video distribution platform with a network in over 60 countries. It is a full-service platform that provides end to end solutions to monetize on Web2 and Web3 and integrates NFTs as forms of payment and secures both royalties and protects the copyright & publishing for its artists.

TrustFundRegistry™, founded by Aixa Elgazwe. is an artificial intelligence wealth tech platform that aims to deliver automated financial tools and education through a gift registry business model. It empowers families in the BIPOC community to build and transfer intergenerational wealth.

Walkspan, founded by Bernardita Calinao, is a data-driven and location intelligence technology platform dedicated to advancing urban livability and walkability at a global scale with a preferential mapping technology allows users to find sidewalks that meet their walking criteria.  Rather than relying on the shortest route available, Walkspan empowers people by providing options like tree lined paths, shopping corridors, building edges marked with beautiful architecture, neighborhood vibrance and more.

“All the founder fellows are making progress towards realizing their vision. The program has helped them align their purpose with strategy and execution, move forward with clarity in their vision, and the essential connections and support from the mentors, advisors, the tech ecosystem and the community at large,” continues Zhou. “As the program draws to an end soon, all the founder fellows will continue to benefit from the founder fellows’ alumni network, including access to the collective recourses and receive additional perks such as one-year free WeWork access.”

For more information about the Founder Fellowship at Tech Incubator at Queens College, visit or contact Ying Zhou at



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