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Zylö accepted into NYU’s exclusive Endless Frontier Labs mentorship program


Courtesy of Global Newswire

Zylö Therapeutics has been selected to join the Endless Frontier Labs (EFL) 2023-2024 cohort alongside 77 other startups. Over 1,400 companies applied, including over 350 life science companies, with only 26 chosen in each of the three tracks: life sciences, deep-tech, and digital tech. Over the next nine months, EFL mentors and NYU Stern MBA students will work with Zylö’s executive team to fine-tune Zylö strategies, craft an improved pitch deck, and set/achieve value-added objectives. Zylö hopes also to gain access to EFL’s connections in the investment community, as it considers spinning out the pharmaceutical side of its business.

Scott Pancoast CEO + founder of Zylö, stated, “It is a great privilege to be chosen as a participant in the EFL program. We look forward to the unparalleled mentorship that the program offers to startups like us.”

Added Charles Hinkle, CFO of Zylö, “We hope to advance Zylö’s growth mission by working with prominent EFL mentors and passionate NYU Stern MBA students.”

About Endless Frontier Labs: EFL, a program for early-stage science and technology-based startups at New York University’s Stern School of Business, is structured to optimize each startup’s chance of scaling into a successful company through a goals-based mentoring process. The mentors include industry leaders and seasoned operators that help develop a startup’s roadmap to land strategic partnerships, gain regulatory approval, or acquire customers. In addition, the EFL startups have access to VCs and angel investors that provide critical advice from a “smart money” perspective and help make connections in the investment community. Startups are often able to attract financing from such efforts.

Further, NYU Stern MBA students work closely with founders to fine-tune business strategies and explore potential markets; and EFL’s corporate partners donate hundreds of thousand of dollars’ worth of in-kind legal, financial, and technological services to participating startups.

Consistent with its mission as a non-profit, EFL is a founders-first program and charges no equity or fees from participating startups. No NYU affiliation or relocation to NYC is required to participate. The program is appropriate for founders from around the world seeking deep connections to the thriving New York ecosystem or U.S. markets.

From NYU Stern Professor Deepak Hegde, Founding Director of EFL: “Our mission is to bridge the gap between science and markets. We believe business strategy, validation by scientific peers, and connections to investors are critical for the successful commercialization of scientific breakthroughs. To that end, EFL provides founders access to an unparalleled network of business coaches, scientists, investors, and Stern MBA students to help transform their ideas into high-growth businesses.”

About Zylö Therapeutics: Zylö is commercializing the ‘Powered by Z-pod®’ technology platform, a disruptive topical delivery system that extends duration of effect, improves targeting, and enhances product performance of many therapeutic and cosmetic agents. Notably, the Z-pod technology can also be adapted to provide sustained topical delivery of nitric oxide for multiple therapeutic indications. For more details, please visit our website,, and follow us on Twitter (@ZyloTherapies).

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Tamia Sumpter

Tamia is a driven senior undergraduate Bioengineering student currently enrolled at Clemson University. With a strong foundation in her field, she has honed her skills through hands-on experience in research and development at Eli Lilly & Company. During her time in the ADME department, Tamia contributed significantly by working on siRNAs and their applications in finding In Vitro-In Vivo Correlation (IVIVC). Looking ahead, Tamia has set her sights on a promising career in law. She aspires to specialize in Intellectual Property Law, with a particular focus on serving as in-house counsel for leading medical device or pharmaceutical companies. Her enthusiasm for this role is palpable as she prepares to embark on her legal journey! She is also a proud member of the Omicron Phi chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., PEER Mentor for Clemson PEER/WiSE, and currently serves as the President of Clemson Bioengineering Organization (CBO). With her unique blend of scientific knowledge and legal interests, Tamia is poised to make a meaningful impact in the healthcare and life sciences industries.