Mekonos is developing a new approach for non-viral cell programing using a proprietary silicon chip technology (code named: KAREL) that delivers biomaterial or molecules into potentially, millions of individual cells on a massively parallel scale. This will see a dramatic breakthrough in the genetic engineering treatment of diseases such as cancers and variety of rare genetic disorders. Instead of the more traditional method of using viruses which has major safety concerns and are very expensive, our safe, precise and fast silicon based technology, when fully developed will result in at least a 50x cost reduction and a 1000x throughput improvement over competitors
WWStay are creating online booking service/Market Place for global extended stay for corporates, using curated serviced apartments. They are like AirBnB but for corporates. WWStay curate inventories based on Duty of Care norms such as safety/security of employees. They provide real time employee tracking and 24x7 (same timezone ) support. These are key requirements for corporates and not provided by current online players.
With their product , we have automated the process of booking of 30+ days accomodations, which is not currently available with Online Travel Agencies(OTAs). Currently this business is done manually involving large number of manual transactions over mail and phone. They are cutting down transaction time by 70%. Further they provide apartments at lower cost than the market due to aggregation.
With the WWStay product, corporate can save up to 15-20% over current adhoc buying, reduce buying time from a week to 1 or 2 days. cutdown their employee safety risks with very little effort and reduce cost of doing RFPs by 90%.
For suppliers WWStay cuts down the cost of doing business by reducing & automating interactions with customer and reducing cost of sales and fulfillment. It can lead to savings of 20-30% for suppliers as well. Savings for suppliers come from handling more business with same cost of operation and very minimum sales cost. Further they can improve their utilization of inventory. That is why they provide them with deep discounted rates.
Teknol is a cutting edge Education Technology company with core strength in content development, leading edge technology, understanding of education sector and competent team to make knowledge delivery more efficient, helping learning community and institutions transform teacher effectiveness and increase parental participation.
Teknol's EIR: Louise Kirkbride
Boon is a marketplace to increase sales using virtual reality. They believe VR goes beyond gaming and entertainment, and that immersive experiences engage the human mind to retain more knowledge and increase confidence. Effectively, VR is a great way to train customers about a product/service and engage a deeper connection with them compared to presentations, videos or brochures. Boon's entry market is medical companies that need to train the physicians, nurses and patients they sell to, as part of the sale itself. Without proper or differentiated training, it is hard for medical companies, especially medical device manufacturers to grow or compete. Boon will soon expand to other commercial segments such as manufacturing. They foresee VR being the standard for customer training for businesses around the world. Boon provides the platform, monetization, and analytics for increasing sales using virtual reality.
Low-Income Americans are often overlooked by traditional tech innovation.
22% of the US population is on Food Stamps. They spend $94 Billion dollars annually. One of the problems with food stamps is that they are unredeemable online or via popular mobile apps.
All_ebt gives people the freedom to redeem their food stamps online instantly via mobile.
They believe that food is a universal human need and a core component of universal basic income.
Intensivate is making a server that replaces 60 Intel based servers on Machine Learning, Big Data, and other Compute Intensive tasks. It consumes 25 times less electricity, and costs 7 times less to purchase, yet runs the same code as the 60 it replaces.
Tixit is an extensible project management system for team collaboration within companies of any size. They believe that project management software should be easy to use but powerful and customizable. Their product is built to be usable out-of-the box without any configuration or extension, but also allows users to modify and create their own interfaces.
Users will be able to create projects with pre-made configurations from Tixit package library as well as being able to tweak those configurations, build configurations from scratch, and program their own frontend components for use in those configurations. Users will also be able to share frontend components and configurations with the rest of the Tixit community in the package library. Tixit is currently targeting software companies using the Agile methodology, but they hope to some day support workflows for many different industries.
Their mission is to make the world better for pets, and their humans, built off the simple insight that pets improve our lives. There's no better way to advance the well-being of pets than to provide exceptional health and care.
Their first product, The CatKit, is focused on cat health. Basepaws is the first consumer genetics test for cats which includes detailed information about breed and ancestry, physical traits, health, and genetic markers for potential hereditary disease. This is the first feline report to include over 150 different results, and the only consumer feline test currently available. They study most common hereditary disease and report on traits which can affect the animal late in life, thus giving the owners a peace of mind, and veterinarians a specific action plan. Basepaws tests hundreds of thousands of genetic markers and dozens of genetic diseases. Every owner joins their community and participates as citizen scientist to create a database of genetic data to be used in research.
Personalized pet products - supplements, therapeutics, treats and toys – based on genetic testing and personalized DNA reports is the future of health, for both pets and humans. Basepaws co-founders were part of Singularity University's 2016 incubator on NASA in Mountain View. Out of 3,000+ applicants, 80 have been picked from 40 countries, and the top 30 were accepted into the incubator.
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Basepaws's EIR: Gerry Baranano
Cappasity is a cloud-based platform that lets online stores easily create and deliver 3D, VR and AR shopping experiences.
- Free software to create 3D images using a photo camera;
- Subscription based platform for integrating 3D images into e-commerce stores, websites and mobile apps.
Cappasity users see higher conversion rates, less returns, and less customer inquiries when their products have interactive 3D images. 3D images are proven to increase engagement and conversion over static images by up to 30%.
POM-CO provides a smart, one-touch personal safety device for the college market that instantly connects college community members with the campus safety department, 911 or their personal contacts. When activated, the POM instantly sends your personal profile and GPS location, and establishes a two-way voice call with the dispatcher. No need to pull out a cell phone, punch in a passcode and leaf through pages of apps or phone numbers to call for help. With the POM, the help you need is always at your fingertips.
SVA Games, Inc. is a video game and entertainment focus on the toys to life market. Our product, TitanBots, is an open-world robot fighting game that combines physical toy action figures with NFC technology to bring toys to life in a 3D digital world.
" I feel extremely honored and excited to be apart of the Tech Futures Group. My team and I have been working tirelessly to get our project off the ground and funded. Working with the Tech Futures Group affords us so much access to other experienced entrepreneurial veterans and business resources"
Jamout is a platform that streamlines the creative production & business side logistics for musicians and managers at any level. Jamout also provides resources to help launch a musician’s career ( meeting more talent, distribution and management.)
With U.S. Healthcare striving for better population health at lower per-capita costs, healthcare organizations increasingly aren’t simply paid for services rendered, but for their patients’ health outcomes. Consequently, Specialty Care and Chronic Care teams are challenged to improve performance measures for efficiency and effectiveness, including access to services, referral-to-treatment time, adherence to treatment, and adherence to follow-up care.
Current technology solutions focus on bringing gaps in care – what encounters are missing – to the teams’ attention, but not helping them with how to close the gaps, let alone the related, critical tasks.
LucidAct Collaboration System for Healthcare Teams turns their workflows into online collaboration with machine learning to
· Manage, automatically, each patient’s care like a project
· Facilitate task completion by bringing relevant EMR data into the workflow
· Automate tasks with capabilities such as form pre-filling, e-signature, and voice-to-text transcription
· Enable secure communication and sharing within the workflow across the four walls
· Integrate remote patient monitoring devices into the workflow
· Generate reports for Value-Based Payment programs
· Accelerate process improvement with process insights and AB Testing
The team can get started today, easily adding more capabilities as they go.
Help-Full connects family and friends – near and far – to give and get safe and affordable help caring for an older loved one. They provide two ways to help: volunteer to assist a nearby Help-Full family, earn credits, and give credits to your loved one’s Help-Full account; or, if you have no time to spare, buy credits for their account. Older adults and the family member caring for them can use credits to get help with the most common, nonmedical caregiving activities such as rides, errands, companionship, meals, help around the house, respite, and more.
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Help-Full's EIR: Reena Jadhav
TeleSense develops and delivers real-time environmental monitoring solutions for industrial applications. Their solutions are designed to help manage the risks posed by today’s dynamic environmental conditions. The TeleSense system collects data wirelessly, analyzes it in the cloud and displays it in ways that allow businesses to recognize critical issues and take immediate action.
TeleSense uses industrial Internet of Things (IoT) technology to monitor several critical parameters 24/7, 365 days a year. Whether assets are at rest or in motion, TeleSense provides real-time alerts when monitored parameters are out of the user-defined customized range. This eliminates human error, improves operational efficiency, and reduces risks, costs, liability, and the burden of regulatory compliance.
TeleSense serves all industries where monitoring temperature, humidity, location, moisture, or asset-movement is important. Application ranges from cold-chain monitoring, food safety, commercial cooking, to physical plant and building management.
User-friendly dashboards allow managers to visualize complex data with ease. Using the enterprise view, users can monitor across assets, buildings, and locations. TeleSense's technology moves way beyond data loggers that require handling and manual intervention, simplifying the otherwise manual process of collecting, displaying, and creating custom reports of critical data
ROOT has created the first smart indoor gardening system that allows you to grow your own flowers, herbs and leafy green plants at home with no soil, no mess, no stress. We are on a mission to give everyone a green thumb and have a garden in every home in the world.
IFPS takes the technology of a traditional laser blaster and puts it into an amazing phone case that changes the way the players play laser tag. The possibilities are endless with the IFPS app where the users will be able to use, build, and buy in game weapons and avatars. This all new in depth customization will allow the user to choose from over 100 different unlockable weapons and weapon skins for a multitude of combinations. The IFPS store will be featuring new weapons, skins, and avatars every week. IFPS has multiple game modes whether it be for playing with friends around the house or when you are out at an IFPS arena near you.
The BattleCase is the newest revolution in laser tag technology with an interchangeable laser and backplate for the fullest form of personalization for the user. The BattleCase HiFi radio sensor takes away the need for the clunky blaster and vest combo which we are all unfortunately accustomed to. The case cam allows the user to have recording of the gaming session in first person. With this revolutionary BattleCase, IFPS will take over the next generation of gaming.
SE3D brings desktop bioprinters and 3D robotic solutions to schools and labs. We empower students and researchers to innovate in the bioscience arena by designing a simple easy-to-use hardware that is versatile and can be used for many different applications from biotechnology, green technology and biomedicine.
Everflux is designing the world’s smallest, user-friendly, onsite commercial anaerobic digester. This device has a footprint no bigger than a small dumpster, and turns food waste into organic fertilizer and renewable natural gas, that can be used directly for cooking for water heating in a commercial kitchen. The benefits include:
- No up front cost to install
- Monthly cost similar to garbage bill
- Customer keeps gas for free
- Everflux conducts all maintenance and repairs
- Eliminates smelly waste storage and disruptive waste haulers
- Saves space in landfills, prevents greenhouse gas emissions & sends nutrients back to the soil
Everflux is turning the conventional waste collection model on it's head by recycling organic waste at the source. This approach reduces capital, maintenance and transportation costs, and is the first environmentally friendly onsite waste management solution that can be scaled rapidly. We have transformed the modern anaerobic digester from a large industrial project, into a compact, modular and mass-producible appliance.
Token Transit offers a simple, secure, cost effective way for public transportation agencies of any size to let riders purchase fares with their phones. It was founded by a team of former Google and Apple employees who are dedicated to building products that make using public transportation easy and accessible for everyone. Thier product offering includes the following:
- Universal App with agency-configurable fare structure
- Visual verification mobile tickets for iOS and Android devices (no hardware necessary)
- Secure mobile ticket purchases using a credit card
- Detailed analytics and integration with existing data infrastructure
Token Transit’s long-term vision is to create a single mobile experience that allows riders to pay for transit anywhere in any city. It will be standalone and will integrate with existing route planning and transportation apps.