Airware (formerly Unmanned Innovation) is poised to transform the Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) industry with its ground breaking Development Platforms. They leverage technologies originally developed for military applications and package them in as a Development Platform that enables rapid UAV creation for a diverse set of commercial applications such as geographic information systems (GIS), infrastructure inspection, industrial security, agriculture, wildlife conservation, and drug delivery to remote villages.
Bia is the first iconic sports brand built around data and women. As the only online and on-body fitness platform with real-time connectivity, Bia is like a coach on your wrist. We turn data into actionable insights, motivate with progress against real life goals, connect you to a supportive community online and at the start line, and provide a one-touch SOS alert for peace of mind on solo workouts. 2,100 Kickstarter backers can’t wait!
Blossom Coffee is developing a patent pending coffee brewing system that tightly controls the parameters that affect the flavor of coffee and tea. The machine will provide baristas unprecedented control over the flavor of coffee, allowing them to not only discover new flavor potentials, but also consistently brew the same delicious cup from any Blossom machine anywhere in the world.
Local Motion is developing car-sharing technologies for fleets. They developed an onboard module that can be installed in any vehicle to make it shareable and smart. It enables users to access the fleet with their existing corporate badge, get real-time availability from their mobile phone and guarantee future rides right from their calendar. Managers get a web-based interface to monitor fleet activity, drastically increase utilization and efficiently communicate with and train users.
Momentum Machines aims to revolutionize the quick service restaurant industry with an innovative device that cooks, assembles and bags fresh and high quality hamburgers. Automation not only reduces costs and improves sanitation, but it produces more consistent and higher quality burgers. Inexpensive modifications allow the device to serve a large market ranging from large chains to gourmet foot trucks by allowing restaurant owners to customize their menus.
NanoSatisifi is a space data company providing affordable and convenient access to space through its nanosatellite infrastructure and user definable data collection capabilities . Applications range from STEM-focused remote learning whereby students access a fully programmable satellite payload for only $250/week, to complex and rich space data for space weather, to valuable economic and financial data for commercial customers, the military, and governments. Nanosatisfi’s innovative business model breaks the existing paradigm of large, long-term satellites and replaces it with the new model of a rapidly improving constellation of space assets, disrupting the existing satellite market similar to the PC’s disruption of the mainframe market.
ParqPlace provides a comprehensive urban parking location and booking experience by leveraging mobile computing and inexpensive hardware. In addition to providing availability for municipal and commercial parking options, the system enables efficient capitalization of spaces owned by schools, churches, businesses and residents. Space owners can set availability and pricing of their spaces when they are not using them, and drivers can locate, hold and pay for these spaces in advance or real-time through their smart phone. ParqPlace is parking perfected.
Revolve Robotics is creating a tablet-based robotic platform that enhances video calling with remote controlled movement thus enabling consumer grade telepresence. The initial product called Kubi is a desktop robotic stand for the iPad. Kubi allows a remote user in a different location during a video call to have complete control of pan and tilt of the iPad and therefore its on-board camera. With Kubi, a remote user can follow the action and movement of people on the other end of the call, look around a large meeting or group, and even convey physical social cues of a present individual such as showing others where and whom they are looking at. Revolve Robotics plans to leverage advances in mobile computing platforms to enable greater functionality in telepresence and personal robotics.
Sproutling makes connected devices for modern parents. Our first product is a new kind of baby monitor that tells a parent the answer to the most important question — “Is my baby breathing?” The Sproutling sensor gives parents peace of mind through their existing mobile devices. It’s a product that all parents understand.