2013 IDEAxcelerator Class
With innovative ideas in a number of industries, including digital media, education, healthcare, finance, retail, and entertainment, the 2013 class is a true reflection of the evolution and growth of the local entrepreneurial ecosystem:
ENTREPRENEUR: Benjamin Cappiello & Shuchi (SK) Khurana
Bioceptive is a women’s health company developing a novel platform for gynecological devices, beginning with a patent-pending intrauterine device (IUD) inserter that vastly simplifies the insertion procedure with the aim to significantly reduce the complications inherent with current insertion techniques. The Bioceptive Inserter replaces a highly skill-dependent procedure currently requiring up to four tools with an intuitive and easy insertion procedure using one self-contained device. By taking an entirely different approach to the simple, safe insertion of IUDs, Bioceptive has created an inserter that can become the standard of practice for IUD insertions worldwide.
ENTREPRENEUR: Esailama Diouf-Henry & Tyrone Henry
Bissap Breeze LLC is a food and beverage company dedicated to developing and selling products that enhance people’s lives. With a focus on ingredients, freshness, taste, nutritional value, safety and presentation, Bissap Breeze offers the highest quality of beverages available. A portion of the proceeds from every bottle of Bissap Breeze products sold helps to support secondary math and science education and the performing arts.
ENTREPRENEUR: David Buttrey & Joe Fleming
BLK RBBT is a creative company focused on providing motion graphic solutions to those looking to add an attention-grabbing aspect to their communication to the public. They also specialize in on-ground engagements creating interactive videos which react with movement, sound, and lights.
ENTREPRENEUR: Jess Bialecki
Classroom Blueprint is an online community where teachers share and discover best practices for classroom design. Teachers publish their classrooms and the stories behind them, receiving colleagues’ feedback and suggestions to further refine their setup. Teachers also tag specific products they’ve used in their classrooms and these products are linked directly to external online vendors, giving users immediate access to teacher-approved resources. Users can build their own “classroom blueprints” by compiling their favorite spaces from across the site and then can share these blueprints with others.
ENTREPRENEUR: Stephen Fingerman & Lady Fuller
Clothesline Software (CL) launched in 2011 with the objective of developing software that enhances the integration of information between retail and wholesale businesses. The focal point of the software is the purchase order process which digitizes a now manual system. Through cloud technology, CL provides a digital ordering process that enhances the vendor and retailer relationship.
Connect for a Cause:
ENTREPRENEUR: Jason Nicosia, Matt Culpepper & Brian Danos
Connect for a Cause is the first social fundraising platform that allows you to get meetings with influential people by supporting the causes they care about. Anyone can register to bid on available lunch meetings, or make themselves available for auction to support their favorite non-profit. The higher the winning bid for each lunch, the more money goes to the selected charity. Think Linkedin meets Ebay for social good. Networking has changed…for Good.
Digital Forensics Solutions:
ENTREPRENEUR: Daryl Pfeif
Digital Forensics Solutions LLC is a deeply technical company that specializes in computer security and digital forensics. Founded in 2005, DFS has developed a loyal client base and garnered an excellent reputation for its prowess in incident response, evidence preservation, investigation, and analysis. Digital Forensics Solutions is also actively engaged in research and development for the federal government. Registry Decoder, developed for The Department of Justice, was nominated for Forensics Tool of the year and other software tools are imbedded in the standard security toolkits that are used by practitioners in the forensics and security community worldwide.
ENTREPRENEUR: Lorenzo Castillo
Education Everytime is an educational record label specializing in the production of high quality original music and video for schools. Since 2009, its products have been tried and tested in schools with proven success.
eTax Credit Exchange:
ENTREPRENEUR: Peter Loop & Raelynn Tammariello Loop
eTax Credit Exchange is the nationwide online marketplace for trading tax credits and other economic incentives using its proprietary trading platform. The exchange brings greater access, transparency, efficiency and uniformity to the industry, allowing buyers and sellers to gain direct access to trading in real time, and provide efficient clearing. The exchange will include all transferable tax credits and incentives in every market that offers them including: Motion Picture, New Market, Historic and any other state-specific tax credit program.
ENTREPRENEUR: Todd McDonald
Gotointerview.com is a web-based tool designed to connect employers and employees in high-turnover industries. This unique technology creates a channel for employers to review short video interviews of potential candidates answering customized questions initiated by the employer.
ENTREPRENEUR: Andrew Dunn & Natalie Greene
Traverst is an online platform that makes travel planning and booking easier. Rather than scouring multiple travel websites to find the best value hotels, most authentic restaurants, neatest day trips, and easiest way to get from city to city, Traverst allows travelers to connect with a local who will design a custom itinerary suited to the traveler’s desires, tastes, and style. Through the Traverst platform, the local expert will present options best-suited for the traveler and make suggestions that can’t always be found on travel websites or in guidebooks.
Your Nutrition Delivered:
ENTREPRENEUR: Erik Frank
Your Nutrition Delivered takes the guess work out of what to eat, reading labels, tracking points or counting calories by letting their award-winning chefs prepare lunch and dinner for you, fully cooked and ready for re-heating. They provide a regularly-changing menu of salads, wraps and entrees, delivered twice weekly to your door. The Your Nutrition Delivered team believes the key to weight loss success is the stabilizing of blood sugar by eating four to five healthy small meals per day.
ENTREPRENEUR: Scott Wolfe
Zlien provides software and services to help building supply and construction companies manage mechanics lien and bond claim compliance. Zlien leads the nation in its lien compliance resources and services, helping thousands of companies across the United States secure their receivables and get paid.