The world said goodbye to 2016 this past weekend, and embraced the new year with a clean slate. With the start of 2017 comes the inevitable New Year’s resolutions — self-improving promises that you vow to keep but are likely to break. However, if you are feeling particularly determined to uphold your resolution this year, these New York tech companies may be able to help you out.
Resolution: Exercise more.
While it can be tough to be motivated to go to the gym, Peloton allows you bring a high-end spinning studio to your home. The company makes state-of-the-art indoor bikes with screens that live-stream spin classes from Peloton’s physical studio. The startup also provides over 3,000 on-demand pre-recorded classes, as well as in-depth ride metrics that will help you track your progress this year.
Resolution: Travel more.
While traveling is expensive, it’s important to take time off and have new experiences through the year. A fresh take on traditional travel agencies, Fareportal helps its customers get the best deals on travel. To date, the company operates in North America, Europe and Asia and has partnered with over 450 airlines, 15,000 hotels and hundreds of car agencies to optimize the travel experience for its customers.
Resolution: Learn new skills.
General Assembly is an edtech company that offers classes for students to hone modern professional skills. The company utilizes a bootcamp style format to teach courses surrounding data, design, technology and business, whether it be iOS development or digital marketing. Students can take classes in-person at one of the company’s 18 locations across the globe, and also have the option of taking virtual or part-time courses.
Resolution: Be smarter with money.
Stash is a micro-investing platform, aimed particularly at millennials, that helps people take ownership of their investments with the confidence that they won’t be screwed over by corporate interests at big investing firms. In catering to a financially inexperienced set, Stash doesn’t charge hidden fees, a commission for buying or selling investments or a charge for transferring money in and out of accounts. Instead, the company charges just $1 a month for accounts under $5,000 and 0.25 percent a year for accounts over $5,000.
Resolution: Get better sleep.
Helix Sleep, a growing direct-to-consumer mattress startup, builds customized mattresses that take a customer’s height and weight, sleep positions and mattress-type preferences into account. The company even provides custom-designed mattresses for couples, incorporating individual’s preferences into each side of the bed. Last month, the company opened its first showroom in New York City, which allows guests to meet with a sleep specialist who then guides them through a mattress personalization experience.
Resolution: Get a new job
If you’re looking for a career change in 2017, Built In is here to guide you. Each week, we’ll curate the top tech events you should attend and craft a curated list of startup jobs we think you might be interested in. Once you land an interview, you can also use us as a resource to learn more about your prospective employer, as well as stay current on the local tech scene.