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WINNERS OF THE 9TH ANNUAL STANLEY M. GROSSMAN INNOVATORS INVITATIONAL AT THE CENTER FOR URBAN BUSINESS ENTREPRENEURSHIP (CUBE)

The Center for Urban Business and Entrepreneurship (CUBE) at Brooklyn Law School invited New York area law school students to compete in its 9th annual Stanley M. Grossman Innovators Invitational on April 14, 2022 to help launch legal tech ventures. Thirteen teams from Brooklyn Law School, CUNY Law School, Pace Law School, and Touro Law Center 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 ($9,000) — Winners of the Manne Prize

Access to Justice 2022 

Pace Law School
Access to Justice Project

Team Members: Gabriella Mickel, Daniel Guarracino, and Lili Caparosa

Project description: Access to Justice Project, a low-cost, mobile-friendly web application meant to help low-income tenants and their advocates in Westchester address habitability issues.

 

Second Place ($4,000)

Brooklyn Law School
ESI NFT Licenses

Team Members: Don Irwin and Moritz Stilz

Project description: A web application for NFT artists and creators to assemble IP license terms into a customized IP license, which will then itself be hosted fully on the Ethereum blockchain.

 

Third Place ($2,000)

Brooklyn Law School
Court Conscious

Team Members: Jessica Flaherty and Shayna Goldberg

Project description: This program seeks to to help further accountability in our judicial system by creating open access to credible information tracking a wide spectrum of courtroom data.

Judges

We are honored to have outstanding leaders in law and technology serve as judges. Each entry was scored for concision, effectiveness, ambition, innovation, competence, and student/team presentation. Judges include:

Bob Manne (BLS ’77), Founder, The Bob and Grace Manne Family Foundation
Andrea Markstrom, Chief Information Officer at Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP; Founder/CEO at i.WIll (Inspiring Women Igniting Leadership & Learning)
Christopher Doyle, Partner, Stroock, Stroock & Lavan LLP
Chynna Foucek (BLS '21), Associate, Allen & Overy LLP
Craig A. Cook, General Counsel & Secretary, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
D.K. Smith, Managing Director; Founding Member; CMO/Co-Founder, Brooklyn Innovation Center; Brooklyn Angels; dxDigital
Dave Ugelow (BLS '11), SVP of Legal & Business Affairs, Group Nine Media
Fred Rosen (BLS ’69), President and CEO, Red Carpet Entertainment
Leo Kittay (BLS ’08), Partner, Fross Zelnick
Jason M. Sobel, Partner, Brown Rudnick LLP
Jeffrey Berkowitz (BLS ’92), CEO and Director, Real Endpoints
Kevin Mulcahy, VP of Education & Community Programs, Neota Logic
Lili Rogowsky (BLS '16), VC Associate, Atypical Ventures
M.J. Williams (BLS '09), Partner, Wissing Miller LLP
Sydney Abulaly (BLS '21), L3X Ops Commander, LeXpunK

Sponsors

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
  • Stroock, Stroock & Lavan LLP
  • Fross Zelnick
  • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
  • Brown Rudnick LLP
  • M.J. Williams, Partner, Wissing Miller LLP
  • Neota Logic
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Rensselaer
Fross Zelnick
Neota Logic

WINNERS OF THE 8TH ANNUAL STANLEY M. GROSSMAN INNOVATORS INVITATIONAL AT THE CENTER FOR URBAN BUSINESS ENTREPRENEURSHIP (CUBE)

The Center for Urban Business and Entrepreneurship (CUBE) at Brooklyn Law School invited New York area law school students to compete in its 8th annual Stanley M. Grossman Innovators Invitational on April 13, 2021 to help launch legal tech ventures. Eleven teams from Albany Law School, Brooklyn Law School, Columbia Law School, and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute pitched their legal technology startups to an esteemed panel of judges to compete for $12,000 in prize money to launch their ventures.

Congratulations to our winners!

First Place ($6,000) — Winners of the Manne Prize

Columbia Law School
Roost

Team Member: Erin McKissick
Project description: An online platform promoting landlord accountability via a system to review landlords as well as a database of verifiable sources explaining and boosting public comprehension of tenant law.

Second Place ($4,000)

Albany Law School
Patent Attorney Toolkit

Team Members: Matthew Morales and Chirag Arora
Project description: This project uses machine learning to analyze and process patent documents to increase efficiency of routine legal tasks completed by patent professionals.

Third Place ($2,000)

Brooklyn Law School and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Asha

Team Members: Minal Patel ’23 and Shivani Patel
Project description: This application seeks to provide immigrant children specific legal, medical, and educational resources by providing information that enables refugee/government agencies to match with professionals who can offer aid.

Judges

We are honored to have outstanding leaders in law and technology serve as judges. Each entry was scored for concision, effectiveness, ambition, innovation, competence, and student/team presentation. Judges included:

Stanley M. Grossman ’67, Senior Counsel & former Managing Partner at Pomerantz LLP
Bob Manne ’77, Senior Vice President and General Counsel at Ultimate Software Group
Christopher Doyle, Partner at Stroock, Stroock & Lavan LLP
Lawrence Eliot Howard ’93, Sr. Science & Technology Studies Lecturer at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
D. K. Smith, Managing Director of the Brooklyn Innovation Center; CMO and Co-Founder of dxDigital.com; Founder of Food Tech Brooklyn
Andrea Markstrom, Chief Information Officer at Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP; Founder/CEO at i.WILL (Inspiring Women Igniting Leadership & Learning)
Michael Hassin, Chief Technology Officer & Cofounder of Community.lawyer
Leo Kittay ’08, Partner at Fross Zelnick
Kevin Mulcahy, VP of Education & Community Programs at Neota Logic
Dave Ugelow ’11, VP of Legal & Business Affairs, Group Nine Media
Julian Yap, Founder at Serial Box Publishing


Leadership Team

Brooklyn Law School is thankful to the Innovators Invitational Leadership Team:

John Rudikoff
Adjunct Professor of Law
john.rudikoff@brooklaw.edu

Jonathan Askin
Professor of Clinical Law
jonathan.askin@brooklaw.edu

Marcelle Little Dawes
J.D. Candidate, Class of 2021
marcelle.littledawes@brooklaw.edu

Sponsors

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
  • Bob and Grace Manne Family Foundation
  • Stroock, Stroock & Lavan LLP
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