Ignitia Open Finalists


Ignitia Office is proud to announce the Finalists of our first annual Ignitia Open. We were overwhelmed with the quality and number of people that applied to the Ignitia Open. After sorting through a large field of amazing companies we have narrowed our competition down to the 7 finalists. Listed below are the finalists in no specific order.

We will be giving away a $20,000 grand prize of $10,000 cash and $10,000 in coworking space. With an all-star cast of judges that manage billions in assets across many industries. To sign up for the event click here

The event will be hosted at Ignitia Office at 1002 Dean Street in Brooklyn.


Geopipe, Inc.  Creates Immersive Virtual copies of real world built by algorithms, instantly downloadable for simulations, games architecture and beyond.  Geopipe was Founded by 2 computer scientists Christopher Mitchell- Founder-CEO (PHD NYU) and Thomas Dickerson Founder-CSO (PHD candidate Brown).

Christopher Mitchell and Thomas Dickerson

Padspin, Inc.  Finding an apartment can be a real nightmare. Padspin helps cut down on the pain of the apartment hunt by cutting back broker fees and helps connect residential tenants and landlords directly and efficiently. Founded By Jeff Segal.

The LieuBeauty Bars for workspaces. From the founder Rebecca Lima: "We partner with office properties, workspaces, corporations and events to create self-care beauty bars for women."


Lilu, Inc.  is building the next generation of mom-tech products to help mothers pump, track and manage their breast milk supply. Founded By Adriana C Vázquez  Ortiz (MIT Graduate) Sujay Suresh Kumar ( UPenn Graduate).


Biotrak Therapeudics- Behavioral Therapy to assist with those who suffer from migraine headaches led by Adam Kirell and an incredible team of experts.


Podible.  Founded by Sheldon Smickley, Podible uses machine learning to solve both discovery and monetization for podcast authors and listeners.



Futureproof Retail-  Creates high end shopping experiences for both customers and consumers through point of sale technology. Founded by Di Di Chan & William Hogben Futureproof is out to change the way we shop in a big way.

The First Annual Ignitia Open- $10,000 Cash Prize Pitch Event

Ignitia Office is proud to announce our first annual Ignitia Open! June 20th 2018


What is the Ignitia Open?

The Ignitia Open is a winner-take-all pitch competition open to startups based in New York City.  Hosted by Ignitia Office, a premium coworking space located at 1002 Dean Street in Brooklyn, the winning company will receive $10,000 in cash as well as $10,000 in office rental credit to be used at Ignitia Office for a total prize of $20,000. There is no second place prize.

Each of the companies that reach the final round will receive $2,000 in credit for office space at Ignitia Office

*The event will be judged by investors who manage billions of dollars in capital*


Sponsored By Thompson Hine 


Who Qualifies for The Ignitia Open?

Any startup whose primary office is located in New York City. Additionally, in order to qualify your startup must not be a subsidiary of a larger company, must have raised less than $5 Million in funding and must have less than $250,000 in Monthly Revenue.


How to Apply?

Submit the application form in the link below.


***Click Here To Apply***


What is the timeline for the event?


*Deadline for Application Submissions May 25, 2018*

  • May 1 2018 through May 25 2018- Open Registration 
  • May 25-26- Announcement Semi-finalists Announced
  • May 28 through June 8th- In-Person Semi-Finals
  • June 11- Announcement of Finalist Companies
  • June 20, 2018- Main Event 


Does Ignitia Office take a percentage of our company if we win?

No. The cash and the coworking space are gifted without any exchange of equity. It is yours to keep to help grow your business. We believe in helping the NYC startup community and are excited to do so.

Who will the Judges Be? 


Anthony Westreich- Founding Managing Partner , Monday Properties- Under Mr. Westreich’s leadership, Monday Properties has completed over 60 property transactions representing $13 billion in capital value and 28 million square feet, and has leased over 10 million square feet of office space. Mr. Westreich is an active investor and donator to multiple charities.

Peter Mobberley- Managing Director at Stamford-based SPM LLC Hedge Fund- SPM has over $1.5 Billion in assets under management. Peter is an expert in fundraising and throughout his career has raised over $600 million in capital for various funds  

Josh Bobrowsky- CoFounder & CEO of Ignitia Office: Ignitia Office has raised $5 million in Seed Round funding and was named "Top NYC Startups for of 2018" by Inc Magazine. Josh is a serial entrepreneur with over 15 years experience building and running companies.

Terry Rice- Founder of Brooklyn Digital Marketing- Terry is a digital marketing expert and SXSW Keynote speaker. Former employee of Facebook, he currently consults with Venture Capital firms to evaluate potential investments based on their Digital Marketing presence. He also mentors startups at Techstars and the NYU Entrepreneurial Institute.


Jeffrey Bergman- General Counsel and Executive Vice President of Expansion and Development, Westchester Management- Jeff raised capital for The Bergman Residential Real Estate Fund, LP (“BRREF”), a fund managed by Westchester Management, which launched in April of 2016. BRREF  has acquired nearly $100 million worth of assets, and Westchester Management now manages approximately $225 million in assets.

Kristina Fan- Co-founder and CEO of 7 Chord, a fintech start-up that empowers bond traders with predictive pricing and trading signals. BA in Economics from NYU, MSc in Finance from LSE. Markets Choice Awards: Women in Finance 2017. Barclays Accelerator, by #Techstars, Class of 2017.

Jason Cahill- Managing director of McCune Capital (Venture Capital Firm), Jason is an early stage investor specializing in supply chain, infrastructure, agtech and cleantech. Additionally, Jason is a US Army Special Forces combat veteran and a adjunct professor at Columbia University.



For any additional questions about the event please feel free to call or submit a form request.

Ignitia Office Grand Opening Party December 14th

We are excited to announce the grand opening of our first location at 1002 Dean Street.


Our Grand Opening Party will be held from 6-9 pm on Thursday, December 14th. This will be an excellent event for networking and seeing our new location.

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We are a premium coworking space with a focus on community, entrepreneurship and startups. Our space is roughly 17,000 square-feet and can hold teams between 1 and 50 people.

We pride ourselves on creating amazing offices that have everything you need to help your business grow. From exceptional skylight conference rooms, to craft coffee to an amazing member created library.



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