2020 has proven to be a challenging yet remarkable year for startups in the Manufacturing industry. Despite the global pandemic, numerous founders have taken up the challenge of starting a new venture, with New York leading the way in launching some of the most exciting startups. Here, we present an elite cadre of manufacturing startups, all headquarteredin the Big Apple, and founded in the crucial year of 2020, ushering in a new chapter of innovation and resilience in manufacturing.
These startups range across multiple industries, employing cutting-edge technology, and addressing several societal needs from sustainability to user convenience. The variety is truly staggering – from clean energy and clothing manufacturing to beverage and food processing. Here are just some of the innovative startups taking center stage.
Without further ado, let’s introduce the companies shaping the future of the manufacturing industry in New York:
Founded by Eric Dahlgren, Aircela started its journey in 2020 with the aim of creating carbon-neutral fuels from CO₂. Based in clean energy, environmental engineering and machinery manufacturing, it plans to achieve its goal by putting shipping containers in the ground.
Co-founded by Maria Intscher and Philip Cohen, Simplifyber is setting out to transform the world’s apparel industry. The company uses unique technology to manufacture clothing in a sustainable manner, aiming to reduce waste, carbon emissions and water pollution. The result is a massive overall positive impact on the environment.
Founded by Alexander Doman and Denetrias Charlemagne, AVEC offers alcohol mixes – made from real, natural ingredients. This consumer goods startup in the food and beverage manufacturing space has made a solid mark within a year.
Uni Products is addressing the serious concern of plastic pollution through their manufacturing of aluminum refill bottles that can be reused and ultimately recycled.
Founded in 2020, Good Charcoal is dedicated to the production of charcoal. This consumer goods and manufacturing startup aims to benefit various communities with its products.
Specializing in the retail, manufacturing and distribution of wine and spirits, Lobos 1707 Tequila is an independent spirits producer that has made its mark in the food and beverage manufacturing industry.
RAIM Solutions is an electronics manufacturing startup founded by Viktor Yehorov. Their area of expertise lies in retail technology.
LANA Spirits is a beverage manufacturing company that stands out for its handcrafted, small-batch tequila produced from 100% Blue Weber Agave.
Founded by Frederic Levy, Kylie Halperin, Laurent Manca, and Martin Steinbauer, SkyX Group designs and manufactures inhalable devices for the healthcare industry with a focus on biotechnology, hardware, health care, information technology, internet of things, and medical device manufacturing.
Simply Eggless is the brainchild of Christopher S. Lee. Their product line includes a variety of eggless foods processed and made using the latest techniques in food manufacturing.
Founded by Leila Velez, Curl Lab is a company specializing in the creation of personalized curly hair products. By combining science and expertise, this startup is revolutionizing the hair products manufacturing industry.