One Month Startup Competition Winner Announced!


For the last month, the students of One Month Startup have been making blazing progress working on their startups. At the end of the 30 days, they each submitted a mock Y Combinator application for a chance to win $2,500.

We've reviewed all the applications and are ready to announce the winner:1

The winner is... Airlift


Airlift stores and ships inventory for online sellers. They're creating a full service shipping solution with simple and seamless software that powers backend fulfillment operations.

The founder, Sheehan Toufiq, was kind enough to share his final project – Airlift's draft Y Combinator application.

I also wanted to highlight two Runners Up:

And the runner up is... Pocket Scholar


Pocket Scholar wants to demystify science by breaking down topics into such bite sized pieces that each new component will build on the last. They're doing this through quizzes that adapt to the user, gamified learning techniques, and group problems.

And another runner up is... Setih


Setih is a crowdfunding web app to make it easier for universities to reach out to tech savvy alumnus for funding. 

Both Pocket Scholar and Setih have a great team, and I want to congratulate Stephen (from Pocket Scholar) and Lauro (from Setih), as well as everyone else for completing this course!

In One Month Startup, we teach you how to turn your idea into a company, find a co-founder, build a team, and launch a product. If you or anyone you know might be interested in participating in our next batch, check out One Month Startup.

1Also thanks to the One Month team for reviewing the applications with me and Sascha Mombartz for serving as an external judge.


Mattan Griffel

Mattan Griffel

Mattan Griffel is the CEO & co-founder of One Month. Teacher at General Assembly. Studied Philosophy and Finance at NYU. Named to Forbes 30 Under 30 in Education. Featured in BusinessWeek, MIT Technology Review, Huffington Post, Mashable and The Next Web.