Futureworks Incubator startups at "Renew Me" NYC Design Week Show

Futureworks Incubator startups at "Renew Me" NYC Design Week Show

Futureworks Hardware Incubator Fellows & Entrepreneurs Join “Renew me

We’re thrilled to announce that 6 Futureworks Hardware Incubator Fellows are joining our NYC Design Week show “Renew Me”! The show takes place in the Usagi Gallery in Dumbo from May 10-12. Futureworks is an initiative by NYCEDC & SecondMuse. The incubator is an 8-month program that comes with access to makerspaces, workshops, & support from experts around NYC.


Each startup is tackling sustainability in a unique way.

Check out the included Futureworks Incubator Fellows below & the projects they are working on.



bioMATTERS creates new materials through reprogramming living systems that feed on waste to create innovative biopolymers.

Team: Nancy Diniz & Frank Melendez


 We Are The New Farmers 

We Are the New Farmers grow fresh Spirulina indoors in the Sunset Park Brooklyn Army Terminal using proprietary technology developed by their team. Why? Fresh Spirulina is an incredibly nutrient-dense and energy-efficient food.

Team: Daniel Bernstein, Jonas Guenther, & Michael Udovich



A portable e-motor device to instantly transform any of the world's 2 billion bicycles into e-bikes.

Team: Somnath Ray & Clement de Alcala


 Folia Water 

A low cost water filter for working poor in developing countries

Team: Teri Dankovich, Jon Levine, & Daniel Canestaro-Garcia


Ana Cheza

AnaCheza’s Automated Paper Rolling Machine is a closed-loop manufacturing technology that upcycles mixed low-grade waste paper by automating a dexterous handcrafting process.

Creator: Njeri Mathu


Plus CYKLR, A compost device 180x faster than traditional compost bins, reducing food waste up to 80% thus creating an on-demand compost supply.
Team: Yu Nong Khew, Alexander Cornelius, Dr. Ken Lee, & Tan Ee


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