Omega Packets

Omega Packets is building a network vulnerability and security tool set for the consumer level Wi-Fi small office / home office(SOHO) gateway router. They also ensure that the product continually delivers new and innovative solutions. 

Many consumers have difficulty setting up or maintaining a safe local area network(LAN)within their home. Every year millions of consumer’s home networks are hacked and the number of security breaches and amount of money stolen grows every year. Often times the manufacturer of the router is the culprit and the consumer the victim of poorly designed or untested software vulnerabilities – known as zero day bugs.

They Address:
1 - Zero-day vulnerabilities
2 - Phishing and malware scams
3 - Direct network penetration

Omega Packets tools include some open source and proprietary code. The product itself will be a bundle of network test tools plus a VPN service.



Omega Packets's EIR: Louise Kirkbride

Posted on October 16, 2017 .


Education is like water. Syminar’s mission is to enable free-flowing education by making learning
moments efficient to produce, organize, and access.  The initial focus is healthcare education. Clinicians learn in specialized ‘classrooms’ comprised of hospital units, operating rooms, and clinical simulation labs—confined spaces that limit training to small batches of students. Moreover, national supplies of clinical instructors run low.   As such, clinician programs struggle with finding training facilities and faculty, outputting sufficient clinician graduates, and meeting the growing healthcare demands of aging Baby Boomers.

Syminar brings learning environments:

Online in virtual reality (VR)
In VR learning spaces, instructors host and interact with larger groups of students without overcrowding.

Useful affordances
Affordances (actions made possible by the digital environment) augment the interactions and
management of large student groups.

VR sessions are simply conducted by the instructor; precluding the plethora of touch-points traditionally needed for distance-learning (media production teams, IT administrators, equipment vendors, etc.).


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Syminar's EIR: Jeff Smith

Posted on October 9, 2017 .


GoHire provides smart messaging recruiting solutions to engage and recruit the messaging-first workforce. 25% of the current US workforce either doesn't have, or doesn't use, email regularly to communicate, yet nearly 100% of applicant tracking solutions require an email address to apply. Even if a candidate does have an email address, recruiters are frustrated that candidates aren't responding to emails. The workforce is using text and other messaging applications, while HR and Recruiting departments are still trying to use email.

GoHire provides recruiting teams with the ability to use multiple messaging applications like sms / text, Facebook Messenger, and web-based chat to recruit and communicate with candidates.


Learn more about GoHire:

Twitter: @gohireai


GoHire's EIR: Ashwin Gulati

Posted on October 2, 2017 .


Yardarm is a leading Internet of Things (IoT) provider of sensors and communication solutions for first responders. The company enhances officer safety, increases community trust, and saves lives by delivering situational awareness for better decision making during mission critical incidents for law enforcement, private security, and the military. 

Public Safety IoT – Yardarm is the enabling technology that bridges devices and technologies to capture forensic data and automate critical actions for first responders 

Officer Safety – Yardarm delivers realtime mission critical firearm events to headquarters, giving commanders unprecedented levels of event awareness and enabling decisions that save lives 

Community Trust – Yardarm ensures that crucial and decisive data is captured during the use of lethal force, building a bridge of trust between law enforcement and the community through transparency and oversight


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Yardarm's EIR: Hon Wong

Posted on September 25, 2017 .

Worlds Best

When it comes to online shopping, the world’s most valuable consumers are also the most underserved. These consumers value their time the most, yet they spend the most time finding what they want. No company currently delivers the full experience, service, trust, and convenience these clients seek.

World’s Best is “Amazon for the Affluent,” a global product discovery marketplace that curates the best the world has to offer through the most seamless experience. With average orders over $10,000, World’s Best has built a loyal clientele that includes billionaires, royal families, and business professionals. 

World’s Best will become the single destination connecting luxury consumers, merchants, and advertisers


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Worlds Best's EIR: Reena Jadhav 

Posted on September 18, 2017 .

Genetic Foresight

Genetic Foresight is a digital precision medicine company focused on preventing adverse drug reactions, which the FDA estimates to be the 4th leading cause of death. 

They offer a genetic test to patients to predict drug response. Their software, aimed at clinicians, integrates this information with evidence-backed dosing algorithms and provides the entire treatment landscape for a given disorder tailored to a specific patient. This personalization is based on the patient’s pharmacogenomics, family experience, medical history, lifestyle, personal health, comorbidities, concomitant drugs, and many other factors. 

The output medication list also includes pricing information allowing for cost effective prescriptions. We incorporate thousands of pages of peer-reviewed research, FDA and EMA drug labels, and medical organization guidelines into our recommendations in real-time for clinicians to make more informed decisions.

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Genetic Foresight's EIR: Hon Wong

Posted on September 11, 2017 .


Everyday, exposure to many chemicals take place undetected. For example, chemical leaks in homes, industry, and transportation such as pipelines, escalate to the point of irreversible damage before detected. Imagine a world where a tiny sensor can see in more than just color, namely, readily identifying material compositions and chemicals of what it sees. 

You can think of our technology as a “super digital camera.” Conventional digital cameras are sensitive to only three spectral bands of red, green, and blue (RGB). However, hyperspectral imaging systems, such as ours, is essentially a digital camera that can see hundreds of bands. This spectral hypervision allows us to detect the amount of energy present in each spectral band, and thus, determine what materials are present in the field of view. This makes chemical sensing as easy as taking a picture.


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MuOptix's EIR: Louise Kirkbride 

Posted on September 6, 2017 .


Pheronym is an Ag biotech company developing non toxic solutions for agricultural pest control. We use pheromones to control microscopic roundworms, nematodes. Thier first product, Nemastim, directs beneficial nematodes to attack insect pests. It increases the efficacy of beneficial nematodes for insect control five times compared to untreated nematodes. Other products in the pipeline target plant parasitic nematodes such as root knot nematode and soybean cyst nematode.





Pheronym's EIR: Ashwin Gulati

Learn more about Pheronym:
Twitter: @pheronym








Pheronym's EIR: Ashwin Gulati

Posted on August 28, 2017 .


Bikeep is a smart infrastructure for future cities focused on personal light vehicles. Our smart bike racks enable easy and secure bike locking, e-bike charging and automated bike rental.

With Bikeep you can lock your bike by using any existing access system or our mobile app, no bike has ever been stolen from Bikeep secure bike racks.

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BiKeep's EIR: Ashwin Gulati 

Posted on August 23, 2017 .


Effne is an online B2B marketplace for interior design professionals to source and buy luxury wholesale furnishings.

Currently there is no online marketplace that replicates the Brick & Mortar system. 
Designers must source product in person at one of 12 major design centers across the country or by bouncing from site to site without access to price or current availability.

Effne, pronounced /ef-fa-nee/ stands for “electronic” FF&E.
FF&E is an acronym (Furniture, Fixtures and Equipment) used as a stand alone term in the interior design industry referring to all products used in a design project that are not part of the building itself. 

Effne is moving the showrooms and design centers online by using technology to provide tools and information to streamline processes, create greater connection and help designers, showrooms, and manufacturers save time and money.

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Effne's EIR: Allan Young 

Posted on August 21, 2017 .

Auto Zen

Fandom communities and their content creators are distributed and use multiple apps and shadow markets to share, connect, and monetize around their shared interests. Platforms like YouTube and Instagram are mainly tools to share videos but remain difficult for tight knit communities to meet and engage, and don't focus on shared values that participatory cultures, like fandom communities, need to thrive. This is evident through examples such as vitriolic comments on video posts.

ZEN is a social video sharing and public messaging platform where content creators in fandom communities can easily meet, collaborate, and create social and economic value around their shared interests. 

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AutoZen's EIR: Gerry Baranano

Posted on August 17, 2017 .


Blumio is giving the century-old blood pressure monitors an overhaul. Through an innovative sensor that can detect arterial tissue movements, Blumio makes it possible to measure blood pressure noninvasively and continuously. Unlike optical-based solutions, the company’s sensor is not subject to interference due to variations in ambient light, the presence of tattoos, or perspiration at the measurement site. With Blumio, blood pressure data can be collected for every heartbeat. When incorporated into a wearable form factor, this sensor can be used by anyone, anytime, and anywhere to gain a comprehensive view of their cardiovascular health. Blumio’s innovation will open exciting new possibilities for monitoring, diagnosis and management of cardiovascular health.

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Blumio's EIR: Mark Klopp

Posted on August 15, 2017 .


Cancer claims 7.6 million people in the world.  Catching cancer in early stages and in the pre-cancerous stage can save 70-90% of these lives. Lumenora has developed a way of making early cancer detection possible using their compact, lightweight headset capable of AR and VR




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Lumenora's EIR: Louise Kirkbride 

Posted on August 7, 2017 .


Connext is a payments API for Ethereum developers. Currently, users have to go through an incredibly high friction process (including creating a virtual currency exchange account which can take 3+ days) in order to buy the app-tokens required to use Ethereum applications. Oftentimes, these decentralized apps are cheaper, better and more ethically designed than their centralized competitors but struggle to gain traction with non-technical consumers because of the difficulty of their use.

With Connext, Ethereum developers can sell their app-tokens directly to users with credit cards using a Stripe-like API. This opens up an entirely new market for these applications and brings the technology into the mainstream market.

Learn more about Connext:

Homepage: www.connextapi.cmo




Connext's EIR: Louise Kirkbride 

Posted on July 31, 2017 .


CDC found that 1 out of 6 children have developmental problems & the number of kids is increasing everyday. What’s worse is that half of the pediatricians don’t have time to screen for these issues. To close this gap, BabyNoggin is building an End-to-end child health digital therapeutic empowering parents to track development at home and their physicians to monitor with ease. Their first app allows parents to screen and help their children reach their milestone and their pediatricians to get reimbursed from insurance. The goal is to add AI & machine learning  for predictive analytics later on. BabyNoggin partner with parent groups, pediatricians, insurances, and early childhood educators to help every child reach their full potential. 

Learn more about Baby Noggin



BabyNoggin's EIR: Hon Wong

Posted on July 24, 2017 .


GoalScreen™ for Small Companies offers coaching that utilizes the GoalScreen™ process and software to help small business owners and stakeholders hit goals faster and more easily by discovering where to reallocate resources and when to try something new.

Founder David Apgar has helped entrepreneurs around the world achieve their goals by identifying powerful new drivers of organizational growth. He has advised businesses on best practices at McKinsey and CEB, managed small-business and microfinance funds, and taught at Johns Hopkins and Wharton.

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GoalScreen's EIR: Ashwin Gulati

Posted on July 10, 2017 .


18TH&MAIN is a luxury lifestyle brand where reality and technology meet. This social media platform allows golf and lifestyle to intertwine by delivering a vision that benefits both Country Club & Country Club golfers. Extending beyond apparel, 18TH&MAIN is centered on a world that embraces a particular lifestyle woven together by fine cuisine, jet setting, beauty, fashion, style and elegance. They call this attainable luxury at your fingertips.

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18TH&MAIN's EIR: Jeff Smith

Posted on July 5, 2017 .

Cognito Networks

Cognito Networks delivers enterprise IoT solution that eliminates sensor network silos across multivendor IoT networks and creates closed-loop systems to streamline operations and drive down costs.
Cognito customers have successfully used their solution for energy management, ventilation control, and workflow automation, and achieved 20-35% savings in energy and operational costs. However, they can support numerous enterprise IoT use cases.
In addition to operational savings, Cognito solutions deliver three fundamental benefits:

1.    Multivendor IoT interoperability and management across sensor networks and SCADA systems

2.    Policy-based workflow automation

3.    A modeling environment to validate solutions before you spend money 

You can deploy the solution either in a private cloud within your enterprise or in a public cloud.

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Cognito Networks's EIR: Hon Wong

Posted on June 5, 2017 .


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

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Mekonos's EIR: Louise Kirkbride 

Posted on May 22, 2017 .


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. 

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WWStay's EIR: Gerry Baranano

Posted on April 24, 2017 .