Startup of the Year Alumni
Meet the amazing startups that have participated in Startup of the Year. #SOTYAlumni make the world go round!
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PREVIOUS STARTUP OF THE YEAR WINNERS
2019 Startup of the Year Winner
re:3D is committed to decimating the cost and scale barriers to 3D printing. After pioneering the world's first affordable, human-scale industrial 3D printer, they are now enabling 3D printing directly from reclaimed plastic pellets or flake.
Oska Wellness | Carlsbad, CA
2017 Startup of the Year Winner
UPDATE July 2018: Won Best New Technology Solution - Pain Management from the MedTech Breakthrough. This is the second MedTech win - Oska Wellness won in 2017 for the Best iOT Healthcare Wearable Device.
Oska Wellness is committed to developing health and wellness technology-driven products that assist individuals in living a more active, pain-free lifestyle.
ShearShare | McKinney, TX
2016 Startup of the Year Winner
UPDATE July 2018: Selected as a winner for the first-ever Fidelity Labs Reshape the World competition; April 2018 - Won Judge's Favorite at Google Demo Day
Connects salon and barbershop owners to individual beauty operators to fill unused salon suites and stations on a temporary basis, allowing salon and barbershop owners make money on their excess inventory.
Blendoor | San Francisco, CA
2015 Startup of the Year Winner
UPDATE July 2018: Won the 2017 SXSW Interactive Innovation Award for Innovation in Connecting People.
A blind recruiting app that facilitates job matching based on merit, not molds.
HIS Energy | Hampton, VA
2014 Startup of the Year Winner
Maxwell Health | Boston, MA
2013 Startup of the Year Winner
UPDATE July 2018: Maxwell Health acquired by Sun Life Financial June 2018 for an undisclosed amount.
The first ever operating system for employee benefits. Maxwell simplifies benefits, reduces costs, and improves employee health. Maxwell Health has gone on to raise over 69 million dollars in funding.
2019 Top 100
Top 5: re:3D (Winner); IMMERTEC (2nd); SecondKeys (3rd); Fruuttful (4th); Route (5th)
180byTwo | Tampa, FL
180byTwo delivers data-driven, audience solutions by bringing together technology, analytics, expertise, and strategy to help transform their clients marketing programs, providing them with tailored solutions that meet their unique business needs.
a boring life | Boring, OR
A Boring Life makes high quality, chef-curated, all-natural snack foods — including roasted almonds with lavender, dark chocolate & sea salt almonds and sweet & spicy walnuts — that are infused with hemp extract/CBD in order to support a more relaxed lifestyle for their customers.
Apellix | Jacksonville, FL
Apellix designs and builds aerial robots (drones) that autonomously perform work on elevated structures that is otherwise dangerous, expensive and time consuming for humans to perform.
ARInspect | McLean, VA
The ARinspect platform empowers organizations to better protect the health, safety, and environment in their commmunities via modern tools that enable data-driving enforcement and smart inspections.
Artunity | Valparaiso, IN
Artunity has developed a platform aimed at ending the cliche of the starving artist by democratizing artist visibility and asset opportunity for new collectors.
AT EASE | Austin, TX
At Ease is an online travel agency that provides a listing of federally compliant short-term rentals for official travel, as federal, military, and government contractors are currently prohibited from using short-term rental website to book lodging during official travel
Avocado Systems | Milipitas, CA
Avocado Systems protects operations inside of data centers and clouds at the web, application, and database tiers against threats in real-time.
AXLE | New York, NY
Axle is a tech-enabled freight factor. They provide freight brokers with short term working capital by purchasing their accounts receivable at a discount.
Bansen Labs | Pittsburgh, PA
Bansen Labs’ Xogo is a universally accessible and fully customizable hardware and software platform that breaks down barriers faced by people with disabilities through affordable, adaptive, assistive tech, thus enabling them to lead more fulfilling, productive, and dignified lives.
Biomedican | Berkeley, CA
Deriving cannabinoids from plants is expensive and has a huge environmental impact. Biomedicin makes natural cannabinoids from yeast, a process that is much cheaper and much more environmentally friendly.
Block Lawncare | Baton Rouge, LA
Block provides on-demand lawn care. That means immediate pricing, á-la-carte, schedulable services, in-app payments, and mower ratings and reviews for the customer. It also means a low-friction way for mowers to make money without the administrative burden of acquiring customers, collecting payments or handling support claims.
BLUEWAVE TECHNOLOGIES | Orange City, FL & New York, NY
BLUEWAVE developed a connected healthtech device that is designed to sanitize and deodorize items in as little as 5 minutes, without using any water, detergents, or added chemicals.
Breathing.ai | New York, NY
breathing.ai personalizes screens to reduce one’s stress and improve their attention by using web and phone cams with machine learning to detect one’s heart rate & breathing patterns.
Calendar.com | Columbia, MO; Salt Lake City, UT; San Francisco, CA
Calendar.com has developed a calendar that features recorded meeting transcripts, smart scheduling, real-time map viewing, & time management analytics.
DetraPel | Framingham, MA
Using innovative nanotechnology, DetraPel liquid repellents create harmless, PFAS-Free, invisible barriers that protect your items from damage caused by water, other liquids and even food
Digs | Chicago, IL
Digs is an educational saving app for first time home buyers that allows people to save for a home through an FDIC insured account with a unique contribution matching program that accelerates the saving process.
Doghead Simulations | Columbia, SC
Doghead Simulations is improving the way we fundamentally educate and collaborate via their virtual reality application, rumii.
Don't Get Mad Get Paid | New Orleans, LA
2019 Top 15
Don't Get Mad Get Paid is changing the way that moms collect child support with a tech solution that finds absent parents, their income, assets, and generates legal documents to seize them.
Duranc | Nashville, TN
Duranc enables businesses to consolidate video surveillance cameras and take them to the next level, by providing comprehensive real- and near real-time insights that is impossible for a human to do in a reasonable time frame.
ecoSPEARS | Orlando, FL
ecoSPEARS is a cleantech company that provides the environmental remediation industry with cost-effective, green technologies for remediating contaminated sediments, soils, and groundwater. They are focused on creating better water for a better future.
ENDURALOCK | Lenexa, KS
2019 Top 15
Enduralock offers the first permanently locking fastener that for maintenance is reversible and reusable with standard tooling, reducing the time and cost of installation and maintenance.
Enlivity | Boston, MA
2019 Startup Night NOLA winner
Enlivity's mission is to improve the oral and digestive health of patients going through cancer treatment via a dietary supplement that helps those with mouth sores or who have difficulty swallowing due to chemotherapy or radiation.
EnrichHER | Atlanta, GA; Washington DC
EnrichHER connects revenue-generating women-led companies seeking up to $250,000 with accredited and non-accredited lenders who want to earn 15% return on their investment while fueling the growth of women-led businesses.
ENROLL HERO | San Diego, CA
Enroll Hero helps seniors find the optimal Medicare plan in seconds thanks to a machine-learning based platform that takes user data and recommends the optimal Medicare health plan, across Medicare Advantage, Medicare Supplement, and Prescription Drug plans.
Etta Epidermis | Denver, CO
Etta is an artificially intelligent skin cancer detection software. Instantly analyzes a picture of a lesion on the skin to determine whether it may require treatment. Predictive models are used to compare the images with a massive, melanin-diverse, diagnostic dataset. Post-screening, it tracks changes over time and helps patients and doctors keep track of changes.
Exiom | Monticello, FL
Exiom is pioneering the next generation of Orthopedic Casts and Braces with advanced 3D Modeling software.
FanSaves | Cornwall, Ontario
FanSaves helps sports teams and other organizations increase their sponsorship sales and fan engagement via a mobile app that gives fans discounts and deals from the sponsors of their favorite teams and allows both teams and sponsors a valuable way to track ROI and customer analytics.
Fêtefully | Dallas, TX
Virtual wedding planning studio, connecting couples with professional planners to coordinate weddings online to make it affordable for all.
Fiveable | Milwaukee, WI
Social learning platform offering live, in-depth group teaching and learning sessions after school for students and educators.
FleetZoo | Orlando, FL
FleetZoo is a powerful AI-based route planning and optimization SaaS platform that delivers increased profitability to fleet owners in the services and last mile delivery space.
FRAYT | Cincinnati, OH
Frayt provides an on-demand peer-to-peer shipping service through an automated web and mobile platform.
GEARO | Denver, CO
Gearo is the OpenTable for outdoor gear rentals. Their marketplace connects outdoor retailers with adventure seekers looking for gear rentals, while at the same time, simplifying the booking process for gear seekers by connecting them to specialty retailers.
Goodfynd | Fairfax, VA
Goodfynd enables pop-up retail and mobile vendors to connect with customers virtually by providing increased visibility and online ordering.
GiveCampus | Washington DC
GiveCampus is the leading fundraising platform for educational institutions. By providing software, services and expertise that help schools raise more money from more donors, they’re helping to advance the quality, the affordability, and the accessibility of education.
Gravy Work | Alexandria, VA
Think of Gravy as Uber for hospitality industry staffing. Hospitality pros and employers create profile to find each other and transact through an easy-to-use app.
Grifin | Tampa, FL
Buy one cup of coffee at Starbucks, invest $1 directly into Starbucks stock. This works at any publicly traded company; shop at a local store, $1 goes into a Grifin cash account, which can be used as a savings or as a fund to buy more shares of stock with.
GuestBox | Tampa, FL
GuestBox delivers thoughtfully curated welcome gifts to create one-of-a-kind customer experiences, helping distinctive brands drive exclusive engagement and serving as a distribution channel in the travel and hospitality industries.
HACWARE | Dallas, TX
Hacware identifies the employees that are most likely to be hacked based on their habits. Hacware will train those vulnerable employees to combat email hacking.
Help Get Sponsors | Raleigh, NC
HelpGetSponsors.com is a cloud based SaaS providing events, media, sports properties and non-profit companies with innovative, functional and easy-to-use tools and skills to more effectively sell and manage sponsorships.
Hera Health Solutions | Memphis, TN
Hera Health Solutions is a pharmaceutical device company specializing in the development and commercialization of long acting treatments through proprietary bioerodible implants.
IMMERTEC | Tampa, FL
2019 2nd Place, Top 5
Goodfynd enables pop-up retail and mobile vendors to connect with customers virtually by providing increased visibility and online ordering.
InEvent | New York, NY
InEvent is an all-in-one event management software. They help companies secure their data through an easy-to-use platform, cutting tech costs, saving operational time, and enabling digital transformation for all events, travel and corporate training.
Intelligent Observation | Miami, FL
2019 Top 15
Intelligent Observation reduces infections in hospitals, making them safer for patients, staff, and visitors.
ion Learning | San Diego, CA
ion Learning is the world’s first platform that combines digital learning with small group mentoring at scale, driving culture transformation, retention, and inclusion.
Jessie | New Orleans, LA
Jessie is an on-demand digital clinic for women that streamlines access to today's leading virtual care services through personalized navigation and support.
Kamana | Richmond, VA; Denver, CO
Established Ventures Portfolio
Kamana is an online platform for healthcare employers and professionals to collaborate, fill jobs, and manage their daily workflows far more efficiently.
Kanna | Dallas, TX
Kanna is a marketplace for gigs in cannabis. Licensed farms and dispensaries use their platform to discover and manage candidates for gigs like trimming, bud tending, packaging and retail work.
keepwith | Chicago, IL
keepwith provides tailored advice and education that empowers people to form relationships that matter. Said more simply: we teach networking.
Last Bottle Clothing | Atlanta, GA
Changing the world of apparel by making clothing 100% out of recycled plastic bottles and itself is 100% recyclable at the end of its useful life. Made in USA.
LawCo | Chicago, IL
LawCo has developed a website and free mobile app for iOS and Android that instantly connects people in need of legal help with qualified lawyers in a simple, streamlined way in real-time.
Luncher | Bentonville, AR
Luncher™ is a platform that offers free lunch delivery to offices and nearby “hotspots” saving people time, money, and effort during their workday.
MOXEY | New Orleans, LA
Moxey is an integrated marketplace, payment platform, and community currency designed to help entrepreneurs solve core problems: the need for new customers, better cash flow, and employee retention.
My Strong Home | Columbia, SC
MyStrongHome is a benefit corporation that builds resilience to increasingly frequent and severe weather disasters. They provide construction upgrades to homes that are vulnerable to catastrophe and finance those upgrades using the resulting insurance discounts.
NEUROFLOW | Philadelphia, PA
2019 Top 15
NeuroFlow is a healthcare technology company that enables behavioral health access and engagement across the continuum of care. Combining validated techniques, evidence-based protocols, data science, and behavioral economics, they allow hundreds of clinics, health systems, and providers to objectively assess, track, and engage patients.
Nikola Power | Denver, CO
Nikola Power is a clean energy company that provides a platform of energy storage services to solar developers in order to help them navigate the emerging solar plus storage market.
OBE Power | Miami, FL
OBE Power is solving the "chicken or the egg" dilemma for electric vehicle and charging stations with its exclusive EV Charging as a Service solution, at no cost to host properties and with charging rates below the price of gas.
Parity Water | Cincinnati, OH
Parity Water is using AI to address the need for better technology in Aquaculture. They’re using smart sensors and AI to increase the yield for fish and shrimp farmers, making their operations more profitable.
Perimeter81 | Tel Aviv, Israel
Perimeter81’s cloud-based and user-centric Secure NaaS utilizes the Zero Trust and Software-Defined Perimeter security models, offering greater network visibility, seamless onboarding, and automatic integration with all the major cloud providers.
Phylomics | Washington DC
Phylomics provides routine, non-invasive, and accurate cancer screening via a blood test that detects multiple types of cancers in asymptomatic patients.
Picktime | Austin, TX
Picktime is an online appointment scheduling platform that automates the inconvenient process of manual scheduling, making it a one-stop-shop for all scheduling needs. Through Picktime users can manage classes, courses, rooms, equipment, conference halls, camping grounds, events, sell tickets, take payments, and much more.
Pilleve | Washington DC; San Francisco, CA
Pilleve is an integrated pill bottle that helps care providers identify high risk patients and intervene before the onset of an addiction. Patients are prescribed the device along with their prescription opioids, packaged and distributed by a pharmacist, and reimbursed by an insurance company.
Pocket Innovations | Richmond, VA; Austin, TX
Pocket Innovations is solving the common complication of pocket hematoma associated with pacemaker implants using a therapeutic compression device that prevents them from ever developing.
Professional Credentials Exchange | Nashville, TN; Tampa, FL
2019 Top 15
Professional Credentials Exchange facilitates the completely secure and reliable exchange of professional identity and credentials information through a 100% cloud-based platform.
Proov | Boulder, CO
2019 Top 15; 2019 StartupNight SXSW Winner
Proov empowers women to know more about their reproductive health. Proov tests for progesterone, a hormone critical for ovulation, conception, and maintaining a pregnancy.
PulseWear | Brooklyn, NY
PulseWear is a maker of wearable wellness and health-related devices aiming to balance biological rhythms. Its first patented product, DreamOn, gets users the sleep they need via tactile entrainment.
Rantizo | Iowa City, IA
Rantizo provides precise aerial application of pesticides via drone to improve financial returns for the grower.
re:3D | Houston & Austin, TX; San Juan, PR
re:3D is committed to decimating the cost and scale barriers to industrial 3D printing. After pioneering the world’s first affordable, human-scale industrial 3D printer, they are now enabling 3D printing directly from reclaimed plastic pellets or flake.
Real DFM | New Orleans, LA
REAL DFM is a boutique design, development, and manufacturing firm headquartered in New Orleans, LA with a prototyping studio in Dongguan, China and a satellite office in Bath, UK.
Rebric | Denver, CO
Rebric uses machine learning and AI systems to help companies stay compliant with financial regulations and keep terrorists, human traffickers, and other criminals from receiving or sending money.
Rent My Wardrobe | Dallas, TX
Rent My Wardrobe is a female owned and operated company whose app-based platform facilitates a consumer-to-consumer rental service for women’s fashion, empowering women to become their own entrepreneurs and giving them a way to generate additional income.
Resonado | South Bend, IN
2019 Top 15
Patented technology known as Flat Core Speaker (FCS) is the reinvention of the original speaker design, which allows the speaker drivers to be thinner and lighter.
Route | Chicago, IL
2019 Top 5 Finalist
Route is a business management platform for the building services industry, helping teams of any size monitor and streamline their work through real time data on the job.
Saathi | Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India
Saathi’s 100% biodegradable and compostable sanitary pad is made from banana fiber, which is one of the most absorbent natural fibers and abundant in India. They are more comfortable and safer for users because they don’t contain bleach.
SAFE | Los Angeles, CA
2019 Top 15
SAFE is a national healthcare company focused initially on the underserved market of sexual health. Via the SAFE app, users can import their test results from almost any doctor, clinic, or lab for free so they can show their verified sexual health status to potential partners.
SafetyPIN | Baltimore, MD
Safety Pin’s digital trust badge gives users a way to take trust and safety into their own hands with a 3rd-party, forward-facing solution that works on any app or platform. By increasing the level of trust online, they are helping people book more jobs when using on-demand apps.
Savormetrics | Mississauga, Canada
Savormetrics is a technology leader in AI driven portable devices that provide businesses across the food sectors with actionable food safety and quality metrics, allowing companies to reduce waste and increase profits by smart procurement, inventory management and processing.
SCIX | Tampa, FL
SciX is a biotech IoT application development company that creates science-based and health-related mobile, wearable applications and devices for the healthcare industry.
SecondKeys | Memphis, TN
2019 3rd Place, Top 5
SecondKeys simplifies the process of filing maintenance request for residential properties. Software providing end-to-end ticket tracking, predictive analytics and a qualified contractor network to help the rental market live better, manage better and work better.
SegAna | Orlando, FL
2019 Top 15
SegAna LLC is a medical device company that’s developed a cloud-based software platform utilizing artificial Intelligence and a proprietary algorithm that measures changes in patient specific tissue elasticity for enhancing radiation treatment of cancer.
Scholars | Memphis, TN
Scholars is transforming the recruiting process by connecting the Top 5% of college students to businesses.
Smart Beat | Salt Lake City, UT
Smartbeat is a video baby monitor with breath detection that lets parents know their baby is okay with no wearables or contact of any kind. It is so accurate that it can measure the depth and duration of every individual breath, and unlike other non-contact monitors, it does not use radar or microwaves.
SnapShyft | Indianapolis, IN
2019 Top 15
SnapShyft’s mobile platform connects short-staffed Food & Beverage/Hospitality operations with qualified workers, on-demand.
SOIL | Atlanta, GA
SOIL designs products for On & Off-Grid consumers that brings power and connectivity everywhere.
SQRL | Brambletom, VA
SQRL’s workplace wellness program empowers the physical, emotional and financial wellness of the workforce and is made specially for small business owners who want to make holistic wellness part of their work culture but have been priced out by their insurance plan
Stay in the Game | Los Angeles, CA
Stay in the Game offers a variety of work options for professional, highly-educated women who want to balance their careers with care-giving, including flexible, remote opportunities, on-going skills training, and support from an inspiring, authentic community.
Stop & Block | New Orleans, LA
Stop & Block has created an automated sunscreen dispenser that let’s people get single serve sunscreen on the go. The customer selects how much sunscreen they need, inserts payment, and the sunscreen dispenses like Purell.
SureSitter | Dublin, Ireland
SureSitter is an end-to-end solution for sourcing, managing, and paying trusted childcarers, digitizing what is currently a manual, time-consuming, and typically non-compliant process.
Tackle AI | Chicago, IL
Tackle AI’s algorithms and neural network automatically discover data on any document or image, with no previous programming or training. Much like a human, its AI becomes smarter the more it sees and learns, in addition to being much faster, more accurate, and costing less money than the competition.
The Last Gameboard | Denver, CO
The Last Gameboard is a technology company that is building the world's first board game console. Using patent-pending technology, its 15” x 15” Gameboard 1 touchscreen device allows for any game piece to be used to pin-point precision in a three-dimensional volume.
TrayAway | New Orleans, LA
Using a combination of hardware and software, TrayAway keeps track of all hotel tray locations, as well as their duration of use. When a guest is done with his/her meal, he/she simply clicks a TrayAway device to notify the hotel staff for pickup.
TrenLot | Reno, NV
TrenLot’s CrewBuilder is a cloud-based platform that combines project management with resource optimization to help construction companies effectively scale. It’s easy to use, with Field Friendly A.I. and Thinking Schedules that improve usability, insight and value, Real Time 360° Dashboards, Capacity Planning, and PayBuilder in order to expedite customer payments.
Truckish | Memphis, TN
Truckish is dedicated to an efficient and sustainable logistics industry. Their comprehensive SaaS platform is the ecosystem for trucking companies, drivers, shippers, and related vendors to operate and interact.
Uvii | New York, NY
Uvii is a mobile-first, collaborative learning app for speaker seminars. It functions as a learning assessment plugin tool for learning management systems LMS, university portals, and school districts, providing video response tools for students and self-learners.
Verapy | Tampa, FL
Using virtual reality technology, Verapy enhances patient experience through exercise games specifically designed to increase patient retention, while simultaneously, improving operational efficiencies for physical and occupational therapy staff.
Vertoe | New York, NY
Vertoe is America's leading short term storage and daily luggage storage provider with over 300 locations in 20+ cities. By using underutilized space at local shops and businesses, they are able to deliver safe storage spaces that users can book and access within five minutes and for as low as $6/day.
VictimsVoice | Princeton, NJ
VictimsVoice is a tool aiming to fix the legal documentation burdens that victims face when recalling details for reporting acts of abuse, harassment, and discrimination. It meets the strict legal standards (Daubert Standard) of court admissibility and gives complete ownership and control to the victim — no one else.
Waverly Labs | New York, NY
Waverly Labs is ‘breaking down language barriers’. They are an innovative consumer products company converges wearable and translation technology - first with Pilot, earbuds that capture speech with high clarity and next, Ambassador, an over-the-ear live translation piece.
wiseHer | Framingham, MA
wiseHer is a technology platform providing on-demand expert advice to women business owners and entrepreneurs. Their advice-as-a-service platform provides a simple solution by connecting women through phone consultations with “been there done that” experts, who can help them start, build, and grow their businesses.
YogiFi | Atlanta, GA
A blend of ancient science and modern technology, Yogifi is an intelligent yoga mat that offers personalized sessions, tracks asanas with real-time feedback, and correlates body vitals for holistic wellness.
you Belong | Bonita Springs, FL
youBelong is the first social network for people with differing disabilities. It offers users a safe place to express themselves online via technology that can detect and block cyberhate and bullying before it is posted.
2018 top 100
70MillionJobs | San Francisco, CA
70MillionJobs is a for-profit job board for the 70 million Americans with a criminal record.
Alertgy, Inc. | Melbourne, FL
Alertgy is real-time, on demand blood glucose monitoring in the palm of your hands that uses non-invasive wristband technology.
Altopa, Inc. | Seattle, WA
Oblend allows users to make custom herbal remedies at home using the world's first at-home dispensary and app.
Anyware Solutions | Copenhagen, Denmark
Anyware Solutions provides meaningful smart home experiences for connected living that offers users peace of mind and adds convenience to everyday life.
Aperiomics, Inc. | Ashburn, VA
Aperiomics is the only company identifying every Bacteria, Virus, Fungus, and Parasite in one test.
*2018 Startup of the Year Winner!
AppsCo, Inc. | St. Louis, MO
Ario | Norfolk, VA
Ario is a productivity software that increases safety and efficiency in industrial environments by leveraging AR to give teams the ability to create and share spatial information in real time.
Attently helps users create campaign messages that win by generating audience data.
Bartesian is a single serve capsule based craft cocktail maker that makes it simple for everyone to enjoy authentic cocktails.
Bone Health Technologies | San Francisco, CA
Bone Health Technologies is bringing new-age therapies for widespread bone diseases to market.
Bunch.ai | Berlin, Germany & New York
Bunch uses the power of data and psychology to redefine the way companies work.
Buoy Labs | Boulder, CO
Buoy Labs makes a smart home water device that measures and categorizes water usage with remote shut off that eliminates 90% of insurance losses from water damage and cuts consumption by up to 10%.
C2RO Cloud Robotics | Santa Cruz, CA
C2RO makes robots work for your business delivering cloud run AI applications to any connected robot.
Cambridge Cancer Genomics | Cambridge, UK
Cambridge Cancer Genomics is a leading precision medicine start-up, creating intelligent software to enable oncologists to monitor response to cancer therapy in near real-time.
CANDY HOUSE, Inc. | Palo Alto, CA
Sesame is a smart lock that allows you to unlock your door with your phone.
DigDates | New Orleans, LA
Dreyev | Purdys, NY
Drop Software, Inc. | San Francisco, CA
Extend | New York, NY
FanSaves is a mobile app that allows sports fans to receive discounts and deals from sponsors, allows businesses who sponsor to directly track their ROI, customer data, and more.
FastVisa.us | Dallas, TX
FastVisa.us offers a single, integrated platform to serve a high volume of applicants through the complete Visa application process.
FenSens, Inc. | Austin, TX
FenSens brings new car technologies to all vehicles regardless of age with a smart wireless parking sensor.
Fing provides award winning products for device recognition, network, cybersecurity, and troubleshooting.
Goodwings is more than a hotel portal: it combines travel with a passion for creating a sustainable future. For every booking, Goodwings sends 50% commission to projects which benefit humans and the environment.
Harmany, Inc. | Charlotte, NC
Harmany is a mobile application that matches evacuees with willing hosts during times of emergency or uncertainty.
Hashcut | Sunnyvale, CA
Hashcut is building AI to automate gaming highlights so users can enter any Twitch or YouTube gameplay URL and return the best highlights from that match.
HatchApps | Washington, DC
HatchApps allows customers to build the best app for their business without code. It uses an automated app creation platform to launch native apps for iOS, Android, and the web.
HiberSense, Inc. | Pittsburgh, PA
HiberSense connected climate control for every room delivers comfort and up to 40% energy savings in homes with forced air heating and cooling systems.
InMotion Albums | Broomfield, CO
InMotion Albums is the world’s first interactive print, digital, and video book that is a one-of-a-kind experience to relive your memories in one place.
InSpirAVE | Pittsburgh, PA & New York, NY
InSpirAVE's social e-commerce platform inspires people to multiply their savings and afford big purchase goals responsibly without debt.
IssueVoter | New York, NY
IssueVoter allows users to receive alerts on new bills, send opinions to reps before Congress votes, and then tracks the bill's outcome.
iWABOO, Inc. | Mountain View, CA & Milan, Italy
iWABOO is the bridge between tech products and retail shelves, powered by AI solutions.
Jack and Ferdi PBC | Cambridge, MA
Jack and Ferdi is an app that offers business travelers authentic suggestions in the form of 5 things to see or do, 5 typical dishes to taste, 5 souvenirs to bring back, and 5 charities to support.
Kiss & Tell | Austin, TX
Kiss & Tell is a global wedding and group travel booking platform that streamlines event planning, travel booking, guest list management, and group communications into one seamless app.
Knack | Tampa Bay, FL
Knack is the fastest growing peer learning platform for college students. It focuses on impacting student graduation and career pathways by enabling peer tutoring/mentoring on college campuses.
LawnTap | Atlanta, GA
LawnTap's AI bot helps tailor the best lawn care for the customer. It automates the whole lawn care process to where the customer's lawn takes care of itself via Gaia, the personal on-demand lawn care assistant.
Lazarus 3D, Inc. | Houston, TX
Lazarus 3D, Inc. is pioneering cutting edge 3D printing technology in medicine. The technology allows users to rapidly prototype soft models with similar properties to human tissue.
Lifeina is the world's smallest intelligent fridge for the safe transport and storage of fragile medication.
Lilu, Inc. | New York, NY
Lilu is building the next generation of products to help moms pump, track and manage their breast milk supply.
Litesprite | Bellevue, WA
Litesprite builds games to help people manage chronic health conditions with data that delivers insights to clinicians and players.
Love Intently is a community, resource, and participant's personal relationship guide.
Lunii | Paris, France & New York, NY
Lunii offers immersive audio experiences through an innovative device and original contents.
The Mentor Method creates inclusive workplace cultures by mentoring diverse talent. Its mentor-matching platform bridges the equity gap between diverse talent and companies seeking to hire diversely.
MetaVRse is a global leader in vCommerce solutions. Their end-to-end solution transforms physical products into 3D assets instantly for use in retail and E-Commerce on Web, Facebook, Snap, VR & AR.
One Milo | Miami, FL
FDA cleared for home use, Milo's smart rapid result clinical and lab-grade blood, urine, and saliva tests wirelessly sync results to a mobile app and cloud in minutes.
Mixtroz | Franklin, TN
Mixtroz is a networking app that makes events more valuable for organizers and attendees. It drives attendees from phone to face-to-face in real-time, increasing engagement and collecting data.
Moms Can: Code | Pittsburgh, PA
Moms Can: Code is a community of practice around moms who are learning how to code. They train moms to teach other moms how to code online and in their local communities to earn money.
Multisensor Diagnostics | Baltimore, MD
Multisensor Diagnostics is a diversified health and disease management company. MouthLab is their single, non-invasive, rapid medical assessment device.
NEEO, Inc. | Cupertino, CA & Switzerland
NEEO focuses on simplifying the smart home for the mass market.
neo 360 | New York, NY
neo 360's patent-pending technology provides users with a new way to interact with video on any mobile device.
Neuro Rehab VR | Fort Worth, TX
Neuro Rehab VR creates VR/AR cognitive and physical neurological therapy training exercises leveraging the breakthroughs in neuroplasticity for stroke and brain injured patients.
Nopneu | Atlanta, GA
Nopneu is working to save the nearly 1 M children's lives, who annually die from pneumonia with a rapid, diagnostic test that changes color and is easy to read.
Obe, Inc. | St. Louis, MO & Sacramento, CA
Obe creates smart products and services for pet parents to keep pets healthier and happier and for pet industry partners to build value.
OpticSurg, Inc. | New York, NY
OpticSurg is transforming surgery with AR by creating an AR software platform that surgeons can use in real-time.
Park & Diamond | Brooklyn, NY
Park & Diamond is improving cycling safety with our helmet that rolls up into the shape of a water bottle and looks like a hat.
Pass It Down | Chattanooga, TN
Pass It Down is an award-winning storytelling platform innovating how communities tell their stories.
Penji | Camden, NJ
Penji offers unlimited graphic design, all at a flat monthly rate (no hourly billing, can cancel at any time).
Piccles is a collaborative drawing platform that reduces anxiety, relieves boredom, and fosters human connection.
Please Assist Me allows users to come home to everything done. This comprehensive mobile app allows users to outsource all household chores through one platform to a dedicated personal assistant. Users come home to groceries in the fridge, laundry washed and folded, dry-cleaning picked up, house cleaned, packages taken to the post office and more. Users can also request special requests like picking up a birthday cake or waiting for the cable guy to meet individualized needs as they occur.
Pheramor creates personalized products by combining DNA and Digital Data. The first product is a dating app that combines genetics of attraction via pheromones and social media meta data to quantify compatibility between singles.
PolyPort protects valuable 3D assets through a secure collaboration and delivery platform. With PolyPort's unique platform, user's co-located workforce can use their local tools and high performance hardware to work on sensitive designs while protecting their IP.
Project RAY provides tools and services that enable visually impaired people to benefit from digital services and participate in today's social conversation.
Qoins is a new and yet simple way to pay off debt. Users can use the spare change from everyday purchases to automatically pay off debt faster than ever.
Reap is a new mobile app that puts user's farm field log on their tablet or smartphone and takes the mystery and risk out of farming by delivering actionable information mined from a massive body of relevant data.
Respirix is changing the paradigm for non-invasive management of cardiac health. The approach combines a unique physiological signal, off-the-shelf sensors, and cloud computing to predict patient health.
Rose Gold helps women achieve financial independence by launching small beauty-based businesses with the support and tools to help them win.
ROYBI is an AI powered companion robot in early education and language development, currently targeting kids ages 3 to 7 years.
ShyftAuto is a subscription platform that allows customers to book online via a web application and mobile application. The customer selects the car services wanted ad the certified facility for where the car will be serviced. ShyftAuto will send a driver out to pick the vehicle up, deliver it to the certified service facility, and deliver it back once it is completed.
SimpleSense | Reno, Nevada
SimpleSense helps first responders, civilian or military, find people fast. Simple sensors and smart routing takes first responders to where they need to go 10X faster.
Sleepbox creates a new type of technology-driven, micro-hotel concept for the new generation of travelers that can be launched anywhere, even in airports and historical city centers.
Slightech is developing smart wearables that are connected to home devices, 3D stereo cameras, and Robots. Slightech strives to engineer seamless system of hardware, software, and cloud services.
SoundGuard has created a soundproofing paint that is effective and affordable, making it a great solution for commercial and residential properties. SoundGuard is the only non-invasive solution that can block 10+ decibels at an average price point under $3.50/foot including installation.
Soundskrit is fundamentally changing the way sound is captured to improve speech recognition and sound localization. Soundskrit's bio-inspired microphone can separate sounds coming from multiple directions.
Stefanka helps shoppers find the right products and enables consumers to find the ideal fit. Clothing, uniforms, and workwear retailers along with military clothing and sportswear retailers are a few examples. Stefanka has a suite of solutions for every need. The result: fewer returns and a better shopping experience.
swivl is an engagement platform that makes AI accessible, bridging the gap between AI and human interaction with multi-channel WebBots that communicate with other platforms, such as Hubspot, Slack, and MailChimp.
Facebook introduced social network, Instagram introduced social media, Sympl. introduces social learning. Sympl. helps busy college students save time by connecting students directly to the class information they need to know, the network connections they need to excel, and allows them to use their peers as primary academic resources.
Tesloop is creating a collaborative fleet of TESLA vehicles that solve all of a consumers mobility needs from car ownership to car rentals to ridesharing on a clean electric data-driven platform.
Thrillbox solutions provide customers with intelligent behavioral insights into how their users engage with their products. Thrillbox is an end to end streaming data management platform that enables automotive, medical imaging, and entertainment companies to measure optimize and monetize their data.
Tivic Health focuses on empowering those with chronic conditions. Its first product delivers relief of sinus pain for the 34M with chronic sinusitis and 22M with allergic rhinitis. Tivic Health's goal is to deliver home-use devices that help clients stay in control of diseases and conditions without chemicals or side effects.
Torq Labs | Madison, Wisconsin
Torq Labs is connected clothing for lower body safety and performance improvement.
Trust & Will is the easy, fast, and secure way to set up an estate plan online.
Unruly Studios has created the first STEM toy that teaches kids to code and get them active. Unruly teaches kids the logic of coding and challenges kids six and up to apply STEM skills to the real world, creating active games to play with friends.
upByte is focused on the use of technology to help address the challenges of elder care. It is smart clothing that allows caregivers to monitor elders remotely.
Valisure is a novel digital pharmacy that chemically batch-tests all medications for quality and consistency. It is delivered to consumers with an easy-to-understand certificate of analysis.
Velox Robotics delivers a radical new acceleration-based technology poised to disrupt the $1B gravity-based automated weighing industry.
Veripad's portable chemical test card and a companion mobile application make it easier than ever to detect counterfeit and falsified medicines.
WattBuy finds competitive electricity rates to help customers save money through its analytics platform.
Wavelite believes in a world with zero power wireless communication for sensors. By freely riding sensor data on ambient Wi-Fi along with Wavelite's patented software, the sensor’s power consumption is decreased by a factor of 1000x. This infrastructure dramatically increases the lifetime of sensors used in IoT applications.
WeatherCheck monitors property by address for weather damage, notifies when damage has occurred, and provides data to support valid insurance claims.
The Weavy Framework adds instant messaging, team newsfeeds, file sharing, documents from OneDrive, Dropbox, Google Drive, and more in and across all user's web apps.
WeSolv improves diversity by leveraging real-time performance data and technology to expand companies' talent pipeline and make the best hires. By engaging top talent to solve real, hands-on business challenges, WeSolv enable companies to hire based upon performance, not perception.
WorkHound | Chattanooga, Tennessee
WorkHound creates a real-time feedback loop between frontline workers and their companies to give workers a voice, address issues, and improve operations. The platform is custom-built for the remote, distributed driving workforce.
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Airspace Technologies | Carlsbad, CA
Airspace Technologies is a technology-enabled logistics service provider.
Anglr | Pittsburgh, PA
Anglr is a team of technologists, designers, and engineers all motivated by a true passion for fishing.
Baarb | Los Angeles, CA
Baarb is a revolutionary new way to book hotels on your desktop or mobile app.
Babierge | Albuquerque, NM
Our Babierge Independent Trusted Partners provide insured, safe, and clean baby equipment rentals.
BenjiLock | Los Angeles, CA
BenjiLock’s purpose is to redefine the personal security experience using hybrid technology with the consumer in mind.
Bignay | New York, NY
Gi Fly aims to reignite the modernization of bike technology by giving daily commuters an all-in-one bicycle that fulfills their tech savvy needs, adapts to their cities, and promotes a greener and better world.
booqu | Seattle, WA
booqu, like a personal concierge, finds you the most convenient services in your area based on your request.
Brilliant | San Mateo, CA
Brilliant Control replaces an existing light switch to give you and your family touch and voice access to lighting and other smart home products like Sonos, Nest, and more.
Chimani | Portland, ME
The National Parks by Chimani app includes information and photos on more than 400+ units of the National Park System, including national parks, monuments, seashore, historic sites, and more.
Chui | San Francisco, CA
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Cnote | San Francisco, CA
CNote is an award-winning savings platform where you earn more while investing in female and minority small business owners across America.
Dropel | New York, NY
Dropel develops performance-based natural, cotton fibers through material science and process technology.
Event Nation | Washington, DC
Event Nation is an interactive online ticketing and events management platform that’s reimagining the event experience.
EVmatch | Santa Barbara, CA
Whether you're looking for extra charging on-the-go, regular charging near your home, or planning a trip to a far off destination - EVmatch has you covered. Find, reserve, and pay for charging in advance.
Fixt Inc. | Baltimore, MD
No longer active.
FriendlyData | San Francisco, CA
FriendlyData enables non-technical team members to access data quickly and easily, using their own language, without the need for expensive developers or database professionals.
GeniCan | Newton, CT
GeniCan installs easily into your existing garbage can or recycle bin allowing you to add items to your grocery list automatically as you dispose of them.
Golden| San Francisco, CA
Golden gives you the tools and resources to guide you in improving your parent's financial health.
Gooroo | New York, NY
Gooroo is a marketplace where learners and experts come to find a perfect match.
GreenSight Agronomics | Boston, MA
GreenSight provides an automated, agronomic intelligence platform for superintendents, land managers, and farmers.
Laugh.ly | San Francisco, CA
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LetsAllDoGood | Boston, MA
LetsAllDoGood is a content management system that lets you manage your organization profile, news, events, and volunteer opportunities.
Lifeliqe | San Francisco, CA
Lifeliqe introduces the first digital science curriculum that engages students with interactive 3D models.
My Tap, Inc. | Albuquerque, NM
WhichCraft puts a world of craft beer knowledge in the palm of your hand. Whenever you’re at a participating location, WhichCraft will give you personalized recommendations based on your individual tastes.
Nimb | Los Altos, CA
Nimb Ring and app is the only safety device that enables you to call for help with one click, quickly and without drawing unwanted attention.
Orai | Philadelphia, PA
Orai uses artificial intelligence to help solve what is considered one of the largest fears in the world: Public Speaking.
OweYaa | New York, NY
OweYaa is a social enterprise that has set out to change the way the business world works with and hires veterans.
Pawprint | San Francisco, CA
Pawprint is the official pet medical record - start by getting official medical records, direct from the vet, for free.
Pilotly | Oakland, CA
Pilotly creates meaningful engagements between content creators and global audiences so that creators can gather detailed feedback that can ultimately better their business outcomes.
Senstone | San Francisco, CA
No longer active.
Sentio | San Francisco, CA
Your phone doubles as your laptop with Sentio. Get your work done with 'Superbook' - the laptop body that transforms your phone into a laptop.
Smart Alto | Washington, DC
Smart Alto sends quality buyer and seller leads to your inbox and then follow up with email and text.
SmartBeings | San Francisco, CA
Smartbeings is the next generation of smart AI assistants for your home, office, or store.
Unbound | New York, NY
Unbound is a leader in changing how feminists explore and enjoy their sex lives.
Up Sonder | Los Angeles, CA
Up Sonder is a marketplace of FAA-certified drone pilots across the United States with over 200,000 hours of flight time handling drone projects for the oil & gas, construction, real estate, and agriculture industries.
Visabot | San Francisco, CA
Visabot is the first immigration robot powered by artificial intelligence.
Yosi | New York, NY
Yosi is a cloud based patient onboarding and communication software designed for your office needs. Yosi complements existing EMR and billing systems.
ZenSports | San Francisco, CA
The ZenSports team is obsessed about one thing -- creating a delightful experience for finding and connecting with others to play sports.
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