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The Center for Urban Business and Entrepreneurship (CUBE) at Brooklyn Law School invited New York area law school students to compete in its 10th annual Stanley M. Grossman Innovators Invitational on April 18, 2023 to help launch legal tech ventures. This year’s Invitational was the first in-person competition since 2019 and was a two-round event. Teams from Brooklyn Law School, Cornell Tech, Duquesne Law School, NYU Law School, and Pace Law School submitted preliminary applications. Six teams advanced and pitched their legal technology startups to an esteemed panel of judges to compete for $15,000 in prize money to launch their ventures.

Congratulations to our winners!

First Place ($8,000) — Winners of the Manne Prize

Duquesne Law School
Property Assessment Appeal Toolkit a/k/a P.A.A.T.

Team Member(s): Natasha Patel

Project description: An accessible tool for homeowners and lawyers when preparing for a property tax assessment appeal. The tool assists homeowners in evaluating whether their property assessment is greater than reasonable comparable homes within their assessment pool. The program would identify comparable homes and develop a spreadsheet that a homeowner could use to evaluate their property assessment and whether they wish to pursue an appeal.


Second Place ($4,000)

Brooklyn Law School

Team Member(s): Deborah Teslyar

Project description: A menstrual health and e-commerce app, offering users a one-stop-shop for their menstrual health needs. Mnthly operates as a subscription service, eliminating the need to restock on essential products at a moment’s notice. Most importantly, Mnthly will store user information in a data trust, with a healthcare provider as the steward of user’s health data.


Third Place ($2,000)

Brooklyn Law School
Perpetual Legacy

Team Member(s): Joseph Powers

Project description: Perpetual Legacy represents both an inevitable market correction and the answer to a pressing market need. A return to tradition, conservation burial is the practice of internment without embalming, caskets, or concrete burial vaults, expensive services that are both environmentally devastating and offer no real benefit to the consumer. It is cost-effective. It is environmentally sound. It is the opportunity to ensure your final decision is a gift to the world, a Perpetual Legacy.


The Stanley M. Grossman Innovators Invitational at CUBE would not have been possible without the vision, generosity and faith of our sponsors. These include:
  • Stanley and Nancy Grossman Family Foundation
  • The Bob and Grace Manne Family Foundation
  • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute