Friday afternoon found the students at the WeWork on Prospect St. to hear from Sesame, a healthcare startup trying to bring down the cost of healthcare by filling medical appointment slots for doctors who have cancellations. Cofounders Michael Botta and John Fontein went over the strategy and and thinking of building a brand new company, and answered questions from a group comprised mostly of computer science and business students.
Students were able to select which of the offices they visited over the week, so each company hosted a different group. Overall, students from seven colleges attended, including many from LIU Brooklyn, City Tech, and NYU Tandon School of Engineering. Fields of study ranged from computer science to marketing to psychology.