What is Innovation Weekend New York 2016

Innovation Weekend New York is a pitch contest for early stage New York based startups looking to expand internationally. It was the first stop on Innovation Weekend's 2016 world tour which will visit Berlin, Osaka, Tokyo and possible a few other cities before returning to Tokyo at years end for 2016's Grand Finale event in Tokyo.

Dash and Co-Founder Jamyn Edis won Innovation Weekend New York while Journy and its CEO Susan Ho were selected the runner-up. Both companies will be participating in the Grand Finale later this year.


Skin-OS: Skincare devices provide consumers with the ease and cost effectiveness of treating or averting skincare problems in the comfort of their home. 

Grown Ocean: Grown Ocean is the app for your adventures. Create your list, plan the details and conquer the most exciting parts of the world, near and far.

IQID: IQID verifies your government ID to help enable: P2P (Person to Person) O2O (Online to Offline) Transactions.

Jackpocket: Play New York and other official state lotteries from your phone!

Basepair: Basepair brings together cutting-edge technologies in workflow automation, cloud computing, web-based applications and interactive visualization to NGS analysis.

Journy: Journy creates tailor-made travel plans with recommendations from top chefs, sommeliers, and local experts. We understand your unique travel preferences, and give you the inside scoop on what to do and where to go. And yes, we make reservations for you too.

Dash: Dash is a connected car platform, that makes any car a 'smart car'.



Date: April 21st, 2016


Venue: WeWork Chelsea, 115 W 18th street, New York, NY 10011

Free to attend 


Time Table

18:00 Doors open

18:30 Opening remarks by Ikuo Hiraishi, co-founder of SunBridge Global Ventures

19:00 Guest speakers
- Brian Bush, Co-founder SOUS (NY Runner-up of 2015)
- Boris Friedrich Milkowski, Managing Director at Goodpatch GmBH

19:30 Break

19:45 Innovation Weekend Live (Startup Pitches!)

22:00 Reception party and announcement of the winners