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1776NY’s class of startup fellows is really impressive

The incubator/coworking space is new to Brooklyn but added some impressive companies.

Inside 1776NY, housed in the Brooklyn Navy Yard. (Photo via 1776/Twitter)

1776NY, the new incubator/coworking space at the Brooklyn Navy Yard announced its inaugural class of 19 of startups and by the looks of it, the place is stacked.

In December, 1776NY announced it was taking applications for a class of startup fellows in the energy, health, education, fintech, smart-city and transportation fields. The fellows get free office space through August as well as mentorship and inclusion in a curated network of fellow startups.

Some of the startups in the fellowship program are ones who’ve gotten established in Brooklyn already, and others are relative newcomers, whose missions are super compelling.

At the top of the list is Benefit Kitchen, which won the Civic Engagement category at NYC BigApps in 2015.

“It’s an app that low-income families can use to understand the benefits they’re eligible for,” cofounder Dan Beeby said then. “They do a short, 10-minute interview questionnaire about their family size, age, income and more, and at the end you get a report about the dollar amount you could be eligible for, as well as budgeting information.”

Hacking Alzheimer’s builds tools and games for seniors, with the goal of keeping their brains engaged and running smoothly. The startup’s Erum Azeez Khan was nominated in our own Brooklyn Innovation Awards as Scientist of the Year.

Another promising member of the class is Acculis, which uses augmented reality software to help in making building construction more efficient. “On-site workers will be able to use their smartphones and tablets to view virtual projections of building design onto the work space,” according to the company’s description.

Re-Nuble is a brand new startup that turns trash into treasure or at least, like, something really usable. “Our proprietary process enabled by technology allows us to convert food waste into a cheaper, highly sterile and stable, organic-based liquid fertilizer for the indoor agriculture industry,” according to the company.

That’s just four of the 19. Check out the full list here.

Companies: 76 Forward
Series: Brooklyn

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