21 MIT startups to watch

Ignoring the stairs in favor of a jump onto the stage, the general manager of the Martin Trust Center for Entrepreneurship at MIT Bill Aulet told his audience that he had previously been warned not to attempt the jump.

“But entrepreneurs do the impossible,” he said as an introduction to the delta V Demo Day 2022 startup showcase, which was held at MIT’s Kresge Auditorium in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Taking risks and facing challenges is at the heart of Demo Day, the culmination of the Center’s activity delta v throttle. The name comes from the scientific term meaning speed change.

“It’s really important to solve the world’s biggest challenges, not just come up with new ideas,” Aulet said. “Not only do we have breakthroughs, but we bring them to market and apply them in the real world to solve problems.”

The 2022 showcase marked delta V’s 11th year. A new analysis of the previous 10 cohorts showed that 181 startup teams broke through the accelerator and raised more than $1 billion. Of those new companies, 61% are still operating today or have been acquired.

Here are 21 delta V startups looking to add to those stats:


CashEx is a digital banking app designed for African immigrants coming to the United States.


Catalan.AI uses machine learning to develop pricing models for small and medium-sized businesses.

Congo Garment Company

Congo Clothing Company uses money from its clothing sales to upskill survivors of rape and other violent sexual abuse through a partnership with panzi hospital in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.


Cosmosii is a platform that connects customers with custom cosplay creators.


Dapken is a personalized messaging system for people managing their prescription medications.

DaVinci Wearable Devices

DaVinci Wearables is developing smart underwear for women that helps track your ovulation and menstrual cycles.


Eraverse is developing a social networking platform where users interact with relevant members of the community in small “worlds” like a digital college campus for students.


Kino is an AI-powered media management tool for audio and video streams.


Livvi is an app for women looking to socialize in small groups with other women.


Mesophase is developing a surface coating that repels water and improves energy efficiency.


Moshion is an AI-powered scheduling and monitoring system for healthcare workers in charge of converting patients to prevent pressure injuries and infections.

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Crowd Insights is developing an app, BLTN, that provides a dashboard for police departments to collaborate on investigations and related crimes.


Ontologic’s web-based research sharing platform makes it easy for researchers to analyze, share, and reuse data and code.

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Our Kaia is developing a roll-on topical solution for the relief of menstrual cramps.


PAIRA uses a virtual pet to teach teen users self-care habits like resilience and productivity.


Pharmor is developing a protective coating for biofertilizers used in agriculture.

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Skinfluence is a recommendation app that connects users with compatible skincare products.

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Something Brazen offers group career counseling for women.


Vizuara is an online education platform that develops interactive digital content for schools.


Vizzhy is developing an application for the personalized treatment of people with diabetes.


Zumma is designing a money management platform for women in Latin America.

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