Take the H.E.L.M. - Hire & Expand in Lower Manhattan
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From an applicant pool of more than 300 companies, 19 finalists were chosen to compete for over $1.25 million in cash prizes. Finalists met with the Selection Committee on November 21, and winners were announced at that evening in the Take the HELM Awards Ceremony. Thank you to all the applicants, and congratulations to the winners!



SiSense is democratizing Big Data Analytics by pioneering a new approach enabling organizations of all sizes to make sense of their data.

Domestic / New to New York

Startup Institute

Startup Institute is an 8-week career accelerator for recent grads and young professionals who want to transition into jobs at startups.


HWKN (Hollwich Kusher)/Architizer

We're a 25+ person progressive architecture firm involved in a diverse range of projects: from pop-ups to large scale mixed-use towers.



Our free online software guides your decision making by connecting all your key online marketing and eCommerce data in one, beautiful, interface.



Software that provides everyone with the power to be creative and exponentially accelerates the innovation process.

Talent Garden

A global network of digital innovators; a physical coworking space for a talented community to meet, work, learn from and support one another.


Online retail services including websites, mobile apps, online ordering, payment gateways, comprehensive marketing and data analytics.

Never Bland

Neverbland is a digital product studio. We develop web & mobile apps, evolving them into business platforms both for ourselves & startups.

DOMESTIC / New to New York

4.0 Schools

Early-stage education incubator, launching ventures that re-imagine how we teach and learn.

Dinner Lab

Strip back the dining experience to its most raw and essential form through three key ingredients - great people, food and interesting place.


Vidcaster is a video marketing platform. Our cloud-based software allows companies to create online video sales and e-learning portals.

Fabricating Partners

Revitalizing US manufacturing by connecting buyers of custom-made parts with US-based suppliers in a powerful e-sourcing application.


We Work

WeWork provides shared office space, services, and virtual tools to small businesses empowering them to collaborate, innovate and succeed.


SHoP is both a design and a technology firm. We are globally recognized architects known for our think tank approach and use of technology.

Blueprint Health

Blueprint Health supports entrepreneurs building innovative companies at the intersection of healthcare & technology.



Splash is the perfect tool for creating the perfect online event experience. Use Splash to meaningfully bring your community together.


Uber is innovating at the intersection of mobile technology and logistics to provide an on-demand transportation option.


Loverly is the world's first wedding search engine, where users can easily search, save, shop and share all things wedding in one place.


Enigma centralizes thousands of siloed public databases, allowing users to uncover connections between people, places and companies.