Element 46 Tech Accelerator Powered by Cela Innovation Concludes 2024 Spring Cohort with Demo Day

The Element 46 Tech Accelerator Powered by Cela Innovation, Westchester County’s full-scale startup accelerator program, hosted a Demo Day to celebrate the accomplishments of its 2024 spring cohort. The event was held on June 13 and was attended by a carefully curated group of more than 100 investors, experienced entrepreneurs, press and mentors, while featuring pitches from some of Westchester County’s most groundbreaking tech startups. 

Westchester County Executive George Latimer said: “The ventures pitched at Demo Day embody the ingenuity, industry-leading standards and creative problem-solving that Westchester County is known for. We are proud to provide free education and mentorship to enterprising tech startups and congratulate this group of Element 46 Tech Accelerator graduates on their growth and success.”

Westchester County Director of Economic Development Bridget Gibbons said: “The entrepreneurs who participated in this cohort of the Element 46 Tech Accelerator are innovating products and services that solve problems, improve processes and strengthen communities. We look forward to witnessing the continued achievements of these ambitious individuals and novel ventures.”

Westchester County Director of Innovation and Entrepreneurship Deborah Novick said: “The Element 46 Tech Accelerator continues to advance the exciting work of talented entrepreneurs and enterprising startups who are diversifying and strengthening our local ecosystem. We are tremendously proud of what this cohort has accomplished and wish them continued success.”

Cela Innovation CEO and Co-Founder John Lynn said: “The Element 46 Tech Accelerator has become the hub for top-tier entrepreneurial activity in Westchester. Several ventures have raised over $1 million in the last 6-months, and more than 60 ventures have been selected to participate in the program’s seven cohorts. 44 of those have come in the last two years under the County’s partnership with Cela. More importantly, companies are consistently leveling up into conversations with investing accelerators in New York City and beyond. This most recent cohort represents not only the best of Westchester’s startup ecosystem, but also powerful opportunities for selected attendees to become part of these ventures’ progress and success.”

Local participants in Element 46’s Spring 2024 Demo Day, included:

Foretold, located in Port Chester, accelerates decision-making for real estate investors by accurately predicting market conditions and zoning trends. Using Data and AI, its tools facilitate the creation of housing by unlocking insights from thousands of data points. Foretold data is already being used to model rents on thousands of new apartments in Westchester. Founders: David Cortez, Julian Diaz. Learn More:

Groopl, located in Mamaroneck, is an app that helps people get together with friends and family by making it easier to plan events and activities. Groopl has an MVP and is looking to launch a beta this summer. Founder: Petra Pasquina. Learn More:

Khonsu, located in New Rochelle, is a travel planning platform that combines artificial and human intelligence to help visitors save time during the trip planning process. Their goal is to help people visiting New York City do more of the things they love with the people they love. Khonsu has a beta in the market with more than 1,000 paying customers. Founder: Robert Coverdale. Learn More:

Qiqo Inc., located in Scarsdale, helps small businesses increase brand awareness through a network of hyperlocal marketplaces. Qiqo already has paying customers on an MVP. Founders: Sandra Nam, Lucas Cioffi. Learn More:

SafeStops Global, Inc., located in Tuckahoe, is a tech company that’s helping to re-imagine how traffic stops are conducted from behind the wheel. Streamlining the process for drivers who feel uncomfortable after being pulled over. Its app is designed to help make each stop equitable and provides drivers with everything they need to complete a traffic stop electronically. SafeStops Global, Inc. currently has over 40 customers and is looking to scale to 5,000 users in the next 18 months. Founder: Adrienne Michel. Learn More:

To learn more about the program and apply for the Fall 2024 Cohort, visit: