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GLIDE Portfolio Companies

GLIDE works with companies in all stages of their business development. Some of the companies we work with have become GLIDE portfolio companies by forming an alliance with GLIDE to foster local job growth, innovation, and economic development. These companies are given access to GLIDE mentors and staff members who act as a board of advisors for the companies as they access capital and enter in their products into the market. In return, GLIDE Portfolio Companies agree to retain their headquarters in Ohio and commit to providing GLIDE with updates on their progress.

  • ABSMaterials
    ABSMaterials develops reactive glass products and nanosands for remediation of volatile organic and related spills, plumes or gas discharge.

    ABSMaterials

    ABSMaterials

    Absorbent Materials Company LLC (ABSMaterials) develops reactive glass products and nanosands for remediation or site-cleanups of volatile organic and related spills, plumes or gas discharge. The company's products are engineered to be fully reversible, highly stable, hydrophobic and capable of capturing and recovering a range of hydrocarbons and pervasive solvents.

    Website: www.absmaterials.com

  • Acense LLC
    Acense LLC is developing and testing a sensor focused on early fault warning for oil-immersed electrical equipment.

    Acense LLC

    Acense LLC

    Acense LLC is developing and testing a sensor focused on early fault warning for oil-immersed electrical equipment.

     

    Website: http://www.acensellc.com/

  • ADAP Nanotech, LLC
    ADAP Nanotechnology develops and manufactures carbon nanotube-based adhesives and coatings.

    ADAP Nanotech, LLC

    ADAP Nanotech, LLC

    Akron, Ohio-based ADAP Nanotech, LLC specializes in the development and manufacture of carbon nanotube-based adhesives and coatings that have a variety of applications including serving as high performance thermal interface materials (NanoTIM) that can facilitate cooling of heat generating electronics.

    ADAP's NanoTIM micro-patterned aligned nanotube structures are based on gecko-inspired, CNT-based adhesives jointly developed by The University of Akron and Rice University. ADAP was formed in 2009 by Prof. Ali Dhinojwala and the University of Akron Research Foundation.

    The company received a JumpStart investment in February 2012.

     

    Website:  http://www.adapnanotech.com/

  • Adjuvant Polymers
    Adjuvant Polymers is commercializing a durable, rechargeable polymer-bound antimicrobial.

    Adjuvant Polymers

    Adjuvant Polymers

    Adjuvant Polymers is commercializing a disruptive, antimicrobial platform that chemically binds chlorine to a polymer backbone, thereby controlling and regulating the way in which the chlorine and the environment are permitted to interact. Polymer-bound chlorine is a strong and targeted antimicrobial exhibiting high efficacy (even on C. diff spores), broad spectrum kill, durability (up to several months) and rechargeability. Its products are non-toxic and do not lead to microbial resistance.

    The company received an Innovation Fund award in February 2014.

  • AGES
    American Generated Energy Solutions has an on-site generation system with a theoretical fuel utilization efficiency of 54 to 60 percent.

    AGES

    AGES

    American Generated Energy Solutions (AGES) on-site generation system has a theoretical fuel utilization efficiency of fifty-four to sixty percent (54-60%). When the generation unit is supplemented by the addition of solar energy, the fuel utilization efficiency could be increased to eighty percent (80%). The AGES generation unit is designed to produce 15 Kilowatts of power. The average home usage per hour is only 2 to 3 KWH. Electricity generated by the system and not used by the homeowner can be sold back to the electric company, significantly lowering home utility costs.

     

    Website:  http://www.homegenpower.com/

  • Amplified Wind Solutions
    Amplified Wind Solutions' system can operate in low wind speeds and produce up to six times more electricity than a conventional turbine.

    Amplified Wind Solutions

    Amplified Wind Solutions

    For the telecommunications industry, Amplified Wind Solutions can provide simple, reliable power generation for cell towers in both on-grid and remote off-grid locations, with capital and operating costs that no competing technology can match. Through its ability to amplify wind, the Wind Amplification System offers a dramatic improvement over conventional wind technology, and it can operate in low wind speeds—making wind power economically viable in previously nonviable locations. For off-grid towers, this system can be used in a hybrid configuration with solar and fuel cell technologies.

    By reducing the reliance on diesel generators, the Wind Amplification System can solve a number of economic, logistical, and environmental concerns and allow telecom companies to mitigate rising energy costs, expanding policy directives, and increasing attention to CO2 emissions.

  • Anderson Aerospace LLC
    Anderson Aerospace, LLC pursues opportunities in aerospace, advanced manufacturing, and satellite communications.

    Anderson Aerospace LLC

    Anderson Aerospace LLC

    Anderson Aerospace LLC develops and produces advanced aircraft satellite antenna systems for the aviation industry. Their products are used to provide broadband internet, communications, and satellite television to aircraft in flight.

    The company was founded by Matthew Flannery and Richard Anderson to pursue new opportunities in aerospace, advanced manufacturing, and satellite communications. Its team has 140 years of experience in aerospace with 82 years of experience designing, manufacturing, and selling aircraft satellite antenna systems. Key staff includes experts in RF and antenna theory, electrical engineering, mechanical design, manufacturing engineering, business management, and quality management systems.

    Anderson Aerospace received a JumpStart investment in October 2011.

     

    Website: http://www.anderson-aerospace.com/

  • Apollo Medical Devices
    Apollo is developing a rapid, low-cost, accurate blood analysis system that can return results using a single drop of blood.

    Apollo Medical Devices

    Apollo Medical Devices

    Apollo Medical Devices is developing a rapid, low-cost, accurate blood analysis system that can return results using only a single drop of blood. The company’s patented technology provides patient blood chemistry test results directly to a portable analyzer at the patient’s bedside. Its low-cost, highly portable product opens the field of use to the developing world, the military, and disaster relief organizations.

    The company received a $25,000 Innovation Fund A award in February 2015.

    Website: apollomedicaldevices.com

  • Banyan Technology
    Banyan creates and maintains direct real time connectivity between shippers and their freight service providers.

    Banyan Technology

    Banyan Technology

    Banyan creates and maintains direct real time connectivity between shippers and their freight service providers. We offer a variety of ways to access these tools and can deliver a fully functional user interface or a transparent web service.

     

    Website:   http://www.banyantechnology.com/

  • Beegit
    Beegit helps teams kickstart their collaboration.

    Beegit

    Beegit

    Beegit helps teams kickstart their collaboration. Working with a team on content becomes easier when you centralize your content, communication and organization in a platform that automates steps to keep everyone informed and on schedule.

    The company received a $25,000 Innovation Fund A award in August 2014 and a $100,000 Innovation Fund B award in February 2015.

    website: beegit.com

  • Biolectrics LLC
    Biolectrics combines medical, biological, and electrical research to develop a pioneering new treatment for severe gum disease.

    Biolectrics LLC

    Biolectrics LLC

    Biolectrics combines medical, biological, and electrical research to develop a pioneering new treatment for severe gum disease with a family of oral care devices called the OraFlow™.

  • BioMendics
    BioMendics is using liquid crystalline biomimetics for the treatment of chronic wounds.

    BioMendics

    BioMendics

    BioMendics, LLC is a wound healing technology company using liquid crystalline biomimetics for the treatment of chronic wounds. This proprietary platform technology creates a partially ordered film across the surface of the skin while mimicking growth factors to target all phases of the wound healing process. The technology accelerates wound closure while providing a safe, cost effective & easy to use consumer product.

    The company received the $25,000 Innovation Fund award in December 2014 and is using the funds for additional patent protection, chemical synthesis and experiments toward FDA approval.

  • Blackwolf Tactical
    Blackwolf Tactical’s training platform allows police to turn any physical location into a reactive training environment.

    Blackwolf Tactical

    Blackwolf Tactical

    Blackwolf Tactical’s training platform allows police to turn any physical location into a reactive training environment triggered by the actions and decisions of the officers. Real-time analytics from every point of engagement are captured for future benchmarks and analysis.

    The company received a $25,000 Innovation Fund award in May 2014.

  • Bodies Done Right
    Bodies Done Right is the developer of innovative virtual training software to improve corporate wellness

    Bodies Done Right

    Bodies Done Right

    Bodies Done Right is the developer of innovative virtual training software to improve corporate wellness

  • BodyPhyx, Inc.
    An automated stretching machine that guides the body into scientifically proven exercises to relieve pain

    BodyPhyx, Inc.

    BodyPhyx, Inc.

    Body Phyx is an automated stretching machine that guides the body into scientifically proven exercises to relieve pain. Body Phyx flexes, extends, supports and aligns the body in all the right places. The patient is gently guided by the Body Phyx, so there is no human error and exercises are performed perfectly each time.

     

    Website:  http://www.bodyphyxinternational.com/

  • BoxCast
    BoxCast has developed a professional live video streaming solution, packed in a tiny plug-and-play device.

    BoxCast

    BoxCast

    Video is the new Web.  Schools, churches and corporations have countless events, but no techical expertise or budget to reliably showcase them.  BoxCast is an best-in-class communication tool that enables anyone with a video camera to broadcast live video through their website, email, or social media.  Viewers tune-in using any Internet connected computer, tablet, or modern smartphone.

    Website: http://www.boxcast.com

  • Brainwashed Software, LLC
    Axiom Neuro is an interactive functional atlas thatbrings the nervous system into clear focus.

    Brainwashed Software, LLC

    Brainwashed Software, LLC

    Axiom Neuro is an interactive functional atlas that uses over 125 animations to bring the incredibly complex and dynamic nervous system of the spinal cord and brain into clear focus giving students, health professionals and even patients a detailed, intuitive look into human neuroanatomy.

     

    Website: http://www.brainwashedsoftware.com/index.html

  • Brilliency
    Brilliency transforms the energy ecosystem by redefining the role of residential consumers and creating new monetary transactions around electric conservation, generation, and consumption.

    Brilliency

    Brilliency

    Brilliency transforms the energy ecosystem by redefining the role of residential consumers and creating new monetary transactions around electric conservation, generation, and consumption. The Brilliant Efficiency platform allows electric, gas and water utilities to develop value-added relationships with the consumers  by rewarding them for making behavior changes that enable utilities to implement new technology roll-outs, pricing structure changes, and infrastructure reinvestment.

    Beginning with Consumer Engagement, the "Brilliant Efficiency" (BE) online service engages and activates residential users to build strong and meaningful relationships with their utilities through two-way communication, data display, gamification and behavior transformation towards conservation and energy management.  The platform also improves day-to-day transactional concerns such as bill payment and peak demand management.

    Brilliency works in partnership with utilities to offer consumers an online service for understanding and tracking their home’s electric, water and gas usage and developing meaningful relationships that do not exist today between the utility and their consumers.

    The company received a $25,000 Innovation Fund A award in August 2014.

    website: brilliency.com

  • BubbleClear
    BubbleClear is developing biomedia technology to increase the efficiency and ability of new and existing wastewater treatment technologies.

    BubbleClear

    BubbleClear

    BubbleClear is a wastewater treatment  company developing biomedia technology to increase the efficiency and ability for new and existing wastewater treatment technologies to treat wastewater. The company is developing and testing a new highly porous biomedia that could significantly increase the performance of any wastewater treatment system that uses biomedia. 

    The company received a $25,000 Innovation Fund A award in August 2015.

  • Centerline Biomedical
    Centerline Biomedical is developing a surgical navigation system for physicians performing endovascular procedures.

    Centerline Biomedical

    Centerline Biomedical

    Centerline Biomedical is a Cleveland Clinic spin-off company developing a surgical navigation system for physicians performing endovascular procedures. Centerline’s technology reduces the amount of harmful radiation associated with these procedures, increases accuracy for better clinical outcomes, and will lower costs associated with these procedures.

    The company received a $100,000 Innovation Fund B award in February 2015.

  • City Thermoelectrics
    City Thermoelectrics is commercializing an advanced thermoelectric material that yields cost-effective electrical energy recovered from waste heat.

    City Thermoelectrics

    City Thermoelectrics

    City Thermoelectrics is commercializing an advanced thermoelectric material that yields cost-effective electrical energy recovered from waste heat. Its unique technical innovation is a nanotechnology licensed from Purdue University that dramatically lowers the material cost of thermoelectric devices.

    The company received an Innovation Fund award in February 2014.

  • Cleveland Whiskey
    Cleveland Whiskey unabashedly brings 21st century science and technology to an industry steeped in traditional practice.

    Cleveland Whiskey

    Cleveland Whiskey

    Cleveland Whiskey unabashedly brings 21st century science and technology to an industry steeped in traditional practice. Making whiskey is done in pretty much the same way it’s been done for centuries and that’s okay, it works, in fact it works quite well. Indeed, it’s a $20 Billion world-wide market, a market that’s growing around the world.

    Read more about Cleveland Whiskey in Forbes and The New York Times.

    Website:    http://www.clevelandwhiskey.com

  • Coag Corp.
    Coag Corp. has developed a single-use prescription product to control nosebleeds.

    Coag Corp.

    Coag Corp.

    Coag Corp. has developed a single-use prescription product to control nosebleeds. The device works for people of all ages, but is primarily formulated for anticoagulated patients.  The company won a $25,000 Innovation Fund grant in November 2013.

  • Collabotive, Inc
    We provide web-enabled systems that empower consumers around the world to easily collaborate and share information.

    Collabotive, Inc

    Collabotive, Inc

    We provide revolutionary web-enabled systems that empower consumers around the world to easily collaborate and share information about products and services. Our team approach and focus on innovation are keys for market leadership and relentless pursuit of enabling high quality information for consumers.

     

  • Complion
    Complion increases the quality and efficiency of clinical trials at hospitals with a comprehensive Regulatory e-System.

    Complion

    Complion

    Complion increases the quality and efficiency of clinical trials at hospitals with a comprehensive Regulatory e-System.

    The company received a $25,000 Innovation Fund A award in September 2013 and a $100,000 B award in August 2014.

    website: complion.com

  • COMS Interactive
    COMS Interactive focuses on processes and systems that stabilize and improve resident health.

    COMS Interactive

    COMS Interactive

    COMS Interactive, LLC focuses on processes and systems that stabilize and improve resident health, while increasing revenues for Skilled Nursing facilities and simultaneously reducing overall costs for the payor. This win-win scenario creates improvements that pay for themselves while enhancing a facility's reputation, winning resident referrals and developing family loyalty.

    COMS Interactive combines disease management, long term healthcare knowledge and business administration to reduce unnecessary hospital readmissions, improve resident healthcare and increase facility revenue. These processes can save lives and billions of dollars, and can turn every COMS facility into a profit center filled with healthier, more stable residents.

    Website: www.comsllc.com

     

  • CorMetrics
    CorMetrics is a medical device start-up developing sensor based interventional devices for the cardiology market.

    CorMetrics

    CorMetrics

    CorMetrics is a pre-revenue stage medical device start-up developing sensor based interventional devices for the cardiology market. The company will design, develop and manufacture these products in Cleveland – we are currently leasing a space at MAGNET. CorMetrics is a spinout of CorCadence Inc., which is wholly owned by Gene Jung, Subba Shankar, and Reza Mohammadpour. The technologies are protected by IP enabling premium pricing and offering differentiated performance. Initial applications were selectively chosen based on opportunity and potential, capitalizing on an emerging trend focused on individualized healthcare delivery, where the use of advanced diagnostic technologies helps optimize treatment for each individual.

    A portfolio of devices is planned. The first is a Fractional Flow Reserve guide wire system for use in percutaneous coronary interventional (PCI) procedures.   This market has shown high growth rates, but remains highly underpenetrated. The current products serving this market are old and vulnerable. Our product incorporates state of the art technologies enabling game changing improvements in performance, cost and patient outcomes.   The preferred 510(k) FDA regulatory pathway has been established for this product.   This offers an attractive ground floor investment opportunity.

    The company received a $100,000 Innovation Fund B award in November 2015.

  • CutterCroix, LLC
    CutterCroix is a process innovator that uses internet technology to simplify complex problems.

    CutterCroix, LLC

    CutterCroix, LLC

    CutterCroix is a process innovator that uses internet technology to simplify complex problems. We believe that the majority of software in the marketplace today are either underutilized or fall short of their intended value because they are too complicated and difficult to use. Human nature tells us that if it’s not simple, it’s probably not going to be used!

     

    Website:    http://www.cuttercroix.com

  • Darkside Scientific
    Darkside Scientific has developed the world’s first and only electroluminescent coating technology.

    Darkside Scientific

    Darkside Scientific

    Darkside Scientific, LLC has developed the world’s first and only electroluminescent coating technology, LumiLor paint. This patent-pending product is capable of illuminating practically any surface, including metals, plastics, wood, fiberglass, and glass. The company differs from what is commercially available today as it can apply LumiLor to any shape, including complex curves and small items. The product can also apply to surfaces in a permanent manner that sill flexes with plastics and does not delaminate.

    Website: http://www.lumilor.com/DarksideScientific.html

  • Decision Desk
    DecisionDesk's software gives you the ability to upload video, audio, documents and images from anywhere, any time.

    Decision Desk

    Decision Desk

    DecisionDesk's cloud-based hosting software gives you the ability to upload video, audio, documents and images from anywhere, any time. There are no size restrictions, and you will have access to unlimited storage on our secure server. Featuring daily backups and a proprietary upload and transcoding process, your data is safe and protected.

     Website:  http://www.decisiondesk.com/

  • Design Flux Technologies
    Designs, manufactures, and licenses Software-Defined Power Management Systems that reduce cost, enhance performance, and ease integration of energy storage.

    Design Flux Technologies

    Design Flux Technologies

    Design Flux Technologies LLC (DFT) designs, manufactures, and licenses Software-Defined Power Management Systems which significantly reduce cost, enhance performance, and ease the integration of energy storage systems for global Original End Manufacturers (OEMs). DFT achieves this through a software-defined technology platform that eliminates the need for traditional power management products and peripheral systems commonly sourced in the supply chain.

    The company received an Innovation Fund award in February 2014.

  • Diabetes Daily
    An online community for people with diabetes & their family members searching for the best resources to help them make decisions.

    Diabetes Daily

    Diabetes Daily

    Of the 26 million Americans with diabetes, more than half are currently not meeting medical targets established by the American Diabetes Association.  Another 79 million Americans are at risk for developing diabetes.  Odds are, diabetes impacts your life or someone close to you.  The good news: with the right knowledge and support, people with diabetes can feel good and live strong, healthy lives.

    David Edelman, co-founder and president of DiabetesDaily.com – an online community for people with diabetes – receives queries daily from people with diabetes and their family members searching for the best resources to help them make decisions.

  • Disease Diagnostic Group
    Disease Diagnostic Group is commercializing the Rapid Assessment of Malaria device to diagnose, treat and track malaria.

    Disease Diagnostic Group

    Disease Diagnostic Group

    Disease Diagnotstic Group, LLC (DDG) is commercializing the Rapid Assessment of Malaria (RAM) device to provide a full solution to the malaria diagnostic, treatment, and tracking space.

    Founded in August 2012, the social venture has patented a mechanical approach to diagnosis by manipulating the magnetic malaria hemozoin to attenuate light. Having deployed prototypes to Peru and India for clinical testing, DDG is seeking product approval for commercialization in 2014. DDG expects to steadily capture market share, ultimately becoming the worldwide standard for point of care malaria diagnosis.

    John Lewandowski (CEO/Founder) holds an MBA from CWRU and Dr. Brian T. Grimberg (CMO/President) is a malaria expert, the original inventor, and an assistant professor in the Center for Global Health and Infectious Disease at CWRU.

    DDG received an Innovation Fund A grant in August 2013.

  • DragonID, LLC
    DragonID has developed a device for use during the Transcather Aortic Valve Replacement procedure.

    DragonID, LLC

    DragonID, LLC

    DragonID, LLC has developed a device, the EuCliD or Emboli Capture Device, to be used during the Transcather Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) procedure. The device forces the potentially deadly dislodged emboli into the filter. EuCliD's unique technology prohibits any loosened emboli from traveling to the brain triggering a stroke, or to other areas of the body causing a blood clot.

    The company received an Innovation Fund award in May 2013.

  • Drive My Way
    Drive My Way is a unique, online, personalized recruiting service that matches CDL truck drivers with available jobs based on their qualifications and personal preferences.

    Drive My Way

    Drive My Way

    Drive My Way is a unique, online, personalized recruiting service that matches CDL truck drivers with available jobs based on their qualifications and personal preferences.

    The idea for Drive My Way dates to the late 1990s when our founder, human resource expert Beth Potratz, realized the world was changing, including the relationship between employers and employees. To retain and attract talent, employers needed to create more flexible opportunities that adapted to their employees’ changing needs and wants.

    Fast forward to 2013. Beth was working on driver recruitment solutions for a trucking-industry client. She quickly recognized a two-way challenge – employers were hard pressed to find the best-fitting drivers and drivers were challenged to find jobs that best fit their needs. So she transformed her idea from a decade earlier into a tangible solution called Drive My Way. Based in Chagrin Falls, Ohio, a must-travel state for almost every truck driver, Drive My Way is a unique, online, personalized recruiting service that matches CDL truck drivers with available jobs based on their qualifications and personal preferences. The site’s Match My Way technology sets us apart. It lets both driver and employer know how well they match to each job posting before entering the hiring process.

    In addition, Drive My Way provides valuable news content related to the trucking industry, including topics that are meaningful to drivers and employers. Our strong online presence continues to gain momentum, fueled by the content on our blog and e-newsletters. Our social engagement is also growing rapidly in response to posts on our social media channels. We are building relationships, and even more, a community. We want to be a trusted resource for drivers throughout their career and a partner to help employers focus on quality of hire, increased engagement and retention.

    The trucking industry is vital to the economy and is faced with a shortage of truck drivers that is growing at an alarming rate. It’s the drivers who get the job done! We get it, not everyone wants the same thing. We are passionate about personalizing the recruitment experience for both drivers and employers. On the one hand, we match drivers with jobs that will allow them to live the life they want. On the other, we match employers with talent that is both qualified and engaged.

    The company received a $100,000 Innovation Fund B award in February 2016. 

    website: drivemyway.com

  • DynaMotors
    The DynaMotor is a patented, AC brushless motor with high-torque capacity and variable speed solid state control.

    DynaMotors

    DynaMotors

    The DynaMotor is a patented, AC brushless motor with high-torque capacity and variable speed control by means of LED arrays controlling solid state switches embedded in the rotor.

    Website:    http://www.dynamotors.com

  • EFuneral
    EFuneral makes it easy for undecided families to choose the funeral home that best meets their needs.

    EFuneral

    EFuneral

    Welcome to eFuneral– your online funeral planner. As the only website that enables families in need of funeral services to quickly find and compare local funeral providers, we make it easy for undecided families to choose the funeral home that best meets their needs.

    With eFuneral, you can compare funeral homes based on location, price, service options, and even service quality. There is no cost or obligation associated with eFuneral’s service, and we keep your personal information confidential until you’ve chosen the funeral home that works best for you. We put you in control of the funeral planning process, and we’re with you every step of the way.

     

    Website:   http://efuneral.com/

  • Endotronix, Inc
    Endotronix is developing miniaturized, wireless pressure sensors that are implanted as part of interventional cardiovascular procedures.

    Endotronix, Inc

    Endotronix, Inc

    Endotronix, Inc. is a medical device company dedicated to wireless health monitoring for congestive heart failure (CHF) patients. The company is developing miniaturized, wireless pressure sensors that are implanted as part of interventional cardiovascular procedures and interface to an external measurement instrument.

    Endotronix's "Anytime, Anywhere" wireless sensing platform technology will provide long term patient data and give physicians the ability to dramatically reduce the occurrence of CHF-related events and hospitalizations by remotely monitoring a patient's health status and titrating medications appropriately to prevent worsening heart function.


    Website: www.endotronix.com

  • EntoBio
    EntoBio is developing Liquid Termite™ to naturally dissolve tree stumps.

    EntoBio

    EntoBio

    EntoBio is developing Liquid Termite™ to naturally dissolve tree stumps. The proprietary technology mimics the digestion of termites.

    The company received a $25,000 Innovation Fund A award in August 2015.

    website: entobio.com

  • Environmental Fracturing Solutions
    Environmental Fracturing Solutions is developing an environmentally safe method to treat water used in the fracking industry.

    Environmental Fracturing Solutions

    Environmental Fracturing Solutions

    Environmental Fracturing Solutions, Inc. has developed a variant formulation of their parent company’s technology to provide a safe and cost-effective method to treat the water used in the fracking industry. The proprietary and patent pending technology platform provides a biocide /bio-static product that concentrates ions in their optimal antimicrobial state in solution. It is stable, easy to use and is EPA certified class IV, virtually harmless to handle.

    The company received the Innovation Fund's A award in August 2013 and its B award in February 2014.

  • Enyx Studios
    Enyx Studios is shaping the future of interactive storytelling using virtual reality.

    Enyx Studios

    Enyx Studios

    Enyx Studios is shaping the future of interactive storytelling using virtual reality. The company was founded in 2015 by Don Hileman and is a video game development studio focused on creating interactive experiences for gamers using technologies such as virtual reality. Enyx Studios is a YBI portfolio company and has an office in Youngstown, OH.

    With the gaming industry continuously growing year after year and with the upcoming release of virtual reality headsets, Enyx Studios founder Don Hileman saw an opportunity and applied to become an Approved Developer for both Xbox and PlayStation. After being accepted into both developer program, Enyx began developing an interactive, immersive experience for PlayStation VR. After reviewing the game concept, PlayStation not only approved it but also has been working with Enyx Studios to ensure the success of Enyx's upcoming virtual reality game "A Haunting: Witching Hour". Enyx Studios plans on releasing "A Haunting: Witching Hour" this fall for the PlayStation 4.

    The company received a $25,000 Innovation Fund A award in February 2016.

    website: enyxstudios.com

  • ERIS Medical Technologies
    ERIS Medical Technologies offers solutions that identify missing and noncompliant charges for health care providers.

    ERIS Medical Technologies

    ERIS Medical Technologies

    ERIS Medical Technologies offers comprehensive and automated solutions that quickly and efficiently identify missing and noncompliant charges for health care providers.

    All of our products are driven by a proprietary rules logic engine that boasts over 375,000 algorithms with code pairing capability and clinical leading practice guidelines. This logic is used to identify problem patient bills either prospectively (before the claim is created) or retrospectively (after the claim has been submitted to the payer).

    ERIS' comprehensive charge-capture solutions have been industry proven and typically improve healthcare provider’s net patient revenue by 1-7% and improve a provider's revenue cycle operational efficiency by up to 70%.

    We provide a superior and quantifiable value proposition with products that deliver immediate financial ROI with relatively no capital expenditure to the customer.

  • Event 38
    Event 38 designs and manufactures drones, specialized optical sensors, and a precision analytics data.

    Event 38

    Event 38

    Formed in 2011, Event 38 designs and manufactures drones (unmanned aerial systems), specialized optical sensors, and a precision analytics data platform for small and medium sized businesses. The company has customers in 49 countries using its products for agriculture, surveying, construction, environmental preservation, and other applications.

    The company received a $25,000 Innovation Fund award in December 2014. The funding will be used to assist in the development of a cloud based drone data management program.

  • Everykey
    Everykey is the wristband that replaces keys and passwords.

    Everykey

    Everykey

    Everykey is the wristband that replaces keys and passwords. The stylish wristband utilizes military grade encryption to grant access to key and password enabled devices.  Everykey also manages a password keychain for automatic login to websites.

    The company received a $25,000 Innovation Fund A award in June 2013 and a $100,000 Innovation Fund B award in February 2015.

    Website: everykey.com

  • ExpenseBot
    A a new way of managing expense reports without all the effort.

    ExpenseBot

    ExpenseBot
    ExpenseBot is a new way of managing expense reports without all the effort. Their integrations, algorithms, and specialists eliminate all the friction of creating, approving, and reimbursing expense reports so that your team can spend their time on important things like their golf ga.. er.. time with their kids, yeah, definitely, that one.
     
    The company received an Innovation Fund award in February 2014.
     
  • Flexible ITO Solutions
    Flexible ITO Solutions produces patterned electrodes on flexible transparent conductive films.

    Flexible ITO Solutions

    Flexible ITO Solutions

    Flexible ITO Solutions (FITOS) produces patterned electrodes on flexible transparent conductive films for the electronics industry. The company has developed a groundbreaking method to controllably crack the ITO conductive coatings by bending the flexible films.

    The company received a $100,000 Innovation Fund award in June 2014.

  • Fluence Therapeutics
    A spinoff of University Hospitals Case Medical Center commercializing photodynamic therapy for the treatment of psoriasis and other skin diseases.

    Fluence Therapeutics

    Fluence Therapeutics

    We are a spinoff of University Hospitals Case Medical Center commercializing photodynamic therapy for the treatment of psoriasis and other skin diseases.  Researchers at University Hospitals Case Medical Center and Case Western Reserve University have over many years developed, patented and conducted Phase I clinical trials on a photosensitizer known as Pc 4.  Pc 4 is a silicon phthalocyanine which, when excited by visible light, attacks tumor cells, abnormal vasculature, and other lipophilic sites and has a number of advantages over other photosensitizers. 

     

    Website:    http://www.fluencetherapeutics.com

  • Groupmatics
    Groupmatics is a SaaS solution used by professional sports teams to collect traditional group attendee data while uncovering hidden revenue.

    Groupmatics

    Groupmatics

    Groupmatics's platform helps group clients attending sporting events and entertainment venues the ability to sell and manage their group tickets while collecting valuable attendee data for the team/venue. It handles all the work involved in the selling process, alleviating group clients from the hassle of collecting payments, tracking sales and distributing seats. The company's ability to capture all attendee data resolves a glaring problem for all sports franchises and entertainment venues.

    The company received a $25,000 Innovation Fund A award in September 2013 and a $100,000 B award in August 2015.

    website: www.groupmatics.com

  • HolePatch
    HolePatch is developing a cheaper, faster, and sustainable replacement to the cold patch method used by governments for patching potholes.

    HolePatch

    HolePatch

    HolePatch is developing a cheaper, faster, and sustainable replacement to the cold patch method used by governments for patching potholes in the winter.

    The HolePatch team consists of five students from Case Western Reserve University. The team won first place in both the St. Gobain Design Competition and IdeaLabs.

  • HotEnd Works
    HotEnd Works has developed a 3D Printer capable of printing advanced materials using a proprietary highly advanced thin film processing technique.

    HotEnd Works

    HotEnd Works

    HotEnd Works has developed a 3D Printer capable of printing advanced materials, such as Alumina Ceramic, using a proprietary highly advanced thin film processing technique. 

    The company was founded in 2012 by Benjamin Becker and Jessica Whittaker to address a market gap in advanced material 3D printing. Their company aims to change the way that advanced materials, such as ceramics, are used today by making the materials more accessible to the engineering / design community. 

    HotEnd Works' 3D printer, the HDfab, uses proprietary high density deposition technology. This technology will allow for high performance 3D printed parts that will drive the cost of advanced material parts down, while performing at the level of today's traditionally manufactured parts.  The 3D printing system will also reduce lead times from several months to days.  HotEnd Works serves the aerospace / defense, general industry, and medical markets. The high performance nature of the materials produced from HotEnd Works' proprietary process has garnered the interest of several major government institutions. Several partnerships have been formed and current investigation into the feasiblity of replacing traditionally manufactured parts with HDfab 3D printed parts is underway.  

    The company won a $25,000 Innovation Fund A award in February 2016.

    website: hotendworks.com

  • IGW Solutions
    IGW Solutions' web-based software, InStoreFinance.com, helps retail stores capture lost credit sales with self-financing solutions.

    IGW Solutions

    IGW Solutions

    IGW Solutions is a billing and account service provider that has developed a unique strategy that allows retail store owners to overcome some of the customer crediting issue barriers. Its web-based software, InStoreFinance.com helps stores capture potentially lost credit sales through self-financing solutions.

    Website:   https://www.instorefinance.com/

  • InfoGPS
    InfoGPS is using current IT Risk and Security technologies and a proprietary process to discover and enumerate sensitive information on personal networks.

    InfoGPS

    InfoGPS

    InfoGPS is disrupting the traditional IT Risk and Security markets by using current technologies and a proprietary process to discover and enumerate sensitive information on personal networks. The company’s real-time index details exactly where information assets are stored, when they move, who is accessing them, and if changes occur.

    The company received a $25,000 Innovation Fund award in May 2014 and a $100,000 award in May 2015.

  • Inkren, Inc
    We want Skritter to help you learn and remember Chinese and Japanese characters better than anything else.

    Inkren, Inc

    Inkren, Inc

    Skritter is a focused learning tool. We don't want Skritter to teach every aspect of Chinese and Japanese. We want Skritter to help you learn and remember Chinese and Japanese characters better than anything else. We've done a lot of math to optimize your learning rate while letting you study anything--you learn the words that are important to you, as fast as possible. And we won't stop making Skritter better until Chinese and Japanese are easier than French.

  • Inlaw.me
    inlaw.me is an online marketplace for law-related jobs that connects legal employers and top lateral candidates.

    inlaw.me

    Inlaw.me

    inlaw.me is an online marketplace for law-related jobs that directly connects legal employers and top lateral candidates. Employers waste millions annually hiring attorneys through costly headhunters. The company's internet-based solution provides an efficient alternative and supports the full recruiting life cycle, including candidate sourcing, screening and management.  And, best of all, it's free for both employers and candidates to use!

    The company received an Innovation Fund award in February 2014.

    Website: inlaw.me

  • Innovative Developments, Inc
    Innovative Developments has developed the next generation of human/computer interface controls for computing.

    Innovative Developments, Inc

    Innovative Developments, Inc

    Innovative Developments is an emerging technologies firm headquartered in Northeast Ohio. Currently, we've developed the next generation of human/computer interface controls for personal, professional, military, and mobile computing by advancing a proprietary combination of sensors and wireless protocols with specialized software controls.

  • InSight Market Data
    Insight Market Data is a start-up company dedicated to improving the efficacy and value of coupons and marketing data.

    InSight Market Data

    InSight Market Data

    Insight Market Data is a start-up company dedicated to improving the efficacy and value of coupons and marketing data through the delivery of incentives to consumers’ smart phones via the patented Ringside Shopper system.   Led by founder, inventor, and entrepreneur Jim Wilson, Insight Market Data has assembled a team of entrepreneurs and strategic partners who are dedicated to achieving this mission.

    Website:    http://insightmarketdata.com/

  • Intwine Connect
    Intwine Connect has created an automated building energy management system that integrates hardware and software.

    Intwine Connect

    Intwine Connect

    Intwine Connect, LLC is an independent company that develops hardware, software and services for monitoring, management and utilization of business-­‐critical performance data. The company’s mission is to be the best at collaborating with customers to provide an end-­to-­end solution that connects machines to businesses and end users via user-friendly, real­‐time, two‐way communications.  

    Founded in 2008 and based in the Cleveland suburb of Chagrin Falls, Ohio, Intwine Connect focuses on the connected home and building.

    The company’s primary product is its Intwine Connected Gateway (ICG), which provides both lower-­‐level, physical-­‐layer gateway functionality and upper-­level protocol translation functionality for the Cloud, “Internet of Things” (IoT) and Machine-­to-­Machine (M2M) applications. The gateway, combined with proprietary software and user-­‐defined interfaces, is the technology backbone that enables customers to connect proprietary and standard monitoring and measuring devices to create “the connected home, factory, warehouse, etc” in an “ecosystem” of third-­party devices that have not previously been connected. The company seeks to deliver real-­world, mass-­deployable solutions.

    Intwine Connect received a $100,000 Innovation Fund B Award in August 2014.

    website: intwineconnect.com

  • JuggerBot

    JuggerBot

    JuggerBot is a technology development firm introducing a line of engineering-grade 3D printers that are both easy-to-use and versatile.

    The company was conceived in August of 2014 after the three founders had conceptualized a product that would be the ultimate tool to promote innovation and improve efficiency for engineers around the world. The JuggerBot 900 combines advancements in software, hardware, and material science to excel in usability and versatility. JuggerBot’s engineering grade printers provide users with an economic, reliable solution to the vast majority of additive manufacturing applications. 

    Its target market is the United States’ manufacturing industry, with a focus on plastics manufacturers in our initial sales and marketing efforts. The JuggerBot 900 is also a compliment to existing 3D printers, and will prove to be most useful as companies make the transition from rapid prototyping to digitally optimized design (DoD). 

    JuggerBot 3D has aligned with local manufactures to execute beta testing, and will deploy beta prototypes into these real-world facilities in March 2016. Over the next seven months, JuggerBot 3D will arrive at a market-ready product and plans to officially launch in September of 2016.

    The company received a $25,000 Innovation Fund A award in February 2016.

    website: juggerbot3d.com

  • KnowledgePost
    KnowledgePost helps employers quickly find the right professional development providers, products and services.

    KnowledgePost

    KnowledgePost

    KnowledgePost helps employers quickly find the right professional development providers, products and services. Today, employers spend roughly $156 billion on professional development solutions, but are forced to search google, reach out to their networks, and go through stacks of promotional mail, something that can take weeks to do.

    The company received a $25,000 Innovation Fund A award in February 2015.

    Website: knowledgepost.co

  • LARAD
    LARAD is using virus-like particle technology to produce universal multivalent vaccines and diagnostics for food-animal diseases.

    LARAD

    LARAD

    LARAD, Inc. is using virus-like particle technology to produce universal multivalent vaccines and diagnostics for food-animal diseases. The company's initial focus is on products licensed from The Ohio State University for an immunosuppressive disease in poultry caused by the infectious bursal disease virus. Its genetically engineered universal vaccine can protect against multiple strains of the virus and its flexibility allows new antigens to easily be introduced, allowing it to keep pace with new antigenic changes in the virus.

    The company received a $25,000 Innovation Fund A award in May 2013 and the $100,000 B award in August 2014.

  • Learning Egg, LLC
    Learning Egg is an innovative software that will allow educators to gain insight into the learners growth.

    Learning Egg, LLC

    Learning Egg, LLC

    The Learning Egg's marquee product, Lightning Grader, significantly reduces the time the time it takes to create, grade and analyze student's assessments and enables educators to provide valuable insight and timely feedback for student learning. The company is currently targeting K-12 educational systems, but plans to address the higher education, healthcare, business and military markets.

     

    Website: https://www.lightninggrader.com/

  • LendULink
    LendULink offers college planning and saving tools to help parents reduce the total cost of their child’s future college education.

    LendULink

    LendULink

    LendULink offers college planning and saving tools to help parents reduce the total cost of their child’s future college education. LendULink’s main product, a LendULink College Savings Account, is the only college savings account in the country that pre-qualifies households for low interest rate future college loans. The company is developing its CollegePricer product, which estimates a user's financial aid package for thousands of colleges based on each user’s own financial circumstances.

    LendULink received a $25,000 Innovation Fund A award in February 2015.

    Website: lendulink.com

  • LifeMedix, LLC
    LifeMedix, LLC is developing a hand-held, ultra-portable medical infusion pump.

    LifeMedix, LLC

    LifeMedix, LLC

    LifeMedix, LLC is developing a hand-held, ultra-portable medical infusion pump. Generating its own electricity in conjunction with a piezoelectric component and battery, the device requires no external electrical power source or battery recharging. Although it will primarily be used by paramedics or military medics in a pre-hospital setting for patients requiring prompt intravenous fluid resuscitation, it can also be used in operating rooms, emergency departments, and on code-carts for immediate fluid or medication resuscitation.

    Designed to bolus and titrate the rate of I.V. fluid infusion, the pump is applicable to a variety of patient needs. The device may be used for shock resuscitation, intravenous fluid infusion, wound irrigation, blood transfusions, traumatic brain injury and medication administration.

    An additional cartridge that facilitates negative-pressure wound (wound vac) is in the innovation pipeline.

    Website:  http://www.lifemedix.com

  • LifeServe Innovations, LLc
    Bridge the gap between academia and medicine to develop medical technologies for critical care and oxygen delivery.

    LifeServe Innovations, LLc

    LifeServe Innovations, LLc

    LifeServe Innovations, LLC is bridging the gap between academia and medicine to develop high impact medical technologies for critical care and oxygen delivery. Our products set a higher standard for innovation in medicine by improving health-care for our patients and their providers.

    Website:    http://www.lifeserveinnovations.com

  • Lygent
    Lygent is developing a novel, easy-to-use ophthalmic screening and diagnostic tool.

    Lygent

    Lygent

    Lygent is developing a novel, easy-to-use ophthalmic screening and diagnostic tool called the iStrab™. It will provide pediatricians and specialists with a quick, automated assessment of eye misalignment and other vision problems.

    The company received a $25,000 Innovation Fund A award in August 2015.

  • M. O. M. Tools
    Brings the benefits of the Dual-Head punch to the metal fabrication, fastener and related industries

    M. O. M. Tools

    M. O. M. Tools

    M.O.M. Tools was established in August 2003 to bring the benefits of the Dual-Head punch to the metal fabrication, fastener and related industries. With a focus on the marketing, sales and design, M.O.M. Tools is providing innovation that improves productivity and reduces tooling, maintenance and scrap expenses.

     

    Website:   http://www.mom-tools.com

  • MascotSecret
    MascotSecret’s online and mobile ticketing technology allows fans to upgrade their seats during the game.

    MascotSecret

    MascotSecret

    MascotSecret is mobile and online ticketing streamlined. Through its mobile application, fans can trade and obtain tickets during the game instantly, providing both sellers and buyers a better game-day experience.

    Website: http://signup.mascotsecret.com/

  • MedCity News
    MedCity News is the leading destination covering the business of healthcare and life science innovation.

    MedCity News

    MedCity News

    MedCityNews.com is one of the fastest-growing sites in healthcare and life sciences. It is the leading destination covering the business of healthcare and life science innovation for decision makers in the healthcare industry. MedCity News offers insight into what’s next and what matters with a mix of breaking news and analysis on startups and established industry leaders, personalities, policies and the most important deals.

  • Mentor Radio
    Mentor Radio produces aviation band radio receivers, transmitters, radio controls and transceivers.

    Mentor Radio

    Mentor Radio

    Mentor Radio traditionally has had a reputation of producing the highest quality, most reliable and dependable aviation band radio receivers, transmitters, radio controls and transceivers available.  Produced at our Ohio manufacturing facility at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport, every unit undergoes extensive inspection and testing.  Our products include our new radio control unit, the new M2115RCU, a FCC certified product used for controlling runway lights, hanger doors and other applications, base station radios that include the model M15-25 and model MB (for G2A/A2G communications with aircraft) and the model M15, an airport mobile transceiver.  The M15 mobile radio was designed for airport vehicle communications, yet it’s flexible enough for many other applications.

     

    Website:   http://www.mentorradio.com

     

  • Micro Datastat
    Micro Datastat is developing a medication dispensing system for use in hospital pharmacies.

    Micro Datastat

    Micro Datastat

    Micro Datastat is developing a medication dispensing system for use in hospital pharmacies. Its product releases the pharmacist to do more clinical activities while preventing medication errors. The company received a $25,000 Innovation Fund A award in May 2015.

  • Micro Fantasy
    MicroFantasy is a free app that redefines sports spectating by letting fans compete against each other for prizes by predicting plays real-time.

    Micro Fantasy

    Micro Fantasy

    MicroFantasy is a free app that redefines sports spectating by letting fans compete against each other for prizes by predicting plays real-time. Stadiums, arenas, schools, and sports bars that offer the game can use Micro Fantasy to earn more revenue through better fan engagement, advertising, and attendance. The company was founded on the principles of simplicity, mass appeal, and family fun and responses so far have been overwhelmingly positive.  Marketing efforts are focused first on the baseball industry because that's where the founder experienced the moment of inception and where the need is greatest.  The web driven app delivers a repeatable fun experience with minimal features.  This allows us to deliver on the number one goal which is performance and widespread delivery.  It may appear basic at first glance. But, like a deck of cards or chess board, the core contruct has infinite combinations depending on the player choices and on-field action.

    The company has successfully tested in seven sports bar locations at once with more than 100 users. The app currently relies on human inputs for sport results.  Its next steps involve offering Micro Fantasy to entire stadiums of fans in Texas and Kentucky where our first customers are testing the product with their fans.  After that, it hopes to expand to 30 stadiums by season’s end with automated play-by-play results.  At the same time, they'll be developing Micro Fantasy for more venues and other sports.

    MicroFantasy won a $25,000 Innovation Fund A award in February 2016.

    website: microfantasy.com

  • Motion Resolution
    Motion Resolution is evolving the bike pedal by maximizing leg muscles and creating a more efficient pedaling motion.

    Motion Resolution

    Motion Resolution

    Motion Resolution LLC's patented technology is evolving the standard bike pedal by maximizing the leg muscles and creating a new, more efficient pedaling motion. Motion Resolution, which is located at The Incubator at MAGNET, was awarded an Innovation Fund grant in November 2012 and is using the funding to engineer its two remaining prototypes.

  • MOVABLE
    MOVABLE improves health and wellness through simple and affordable group-based products and programs.

    MOVABLE

    MOVABLE

    MOVABLE improves health and wellness through simple & affordable group-based products & programs. Leveraging the explosion in consumer activity devices, MOVABLE's primary offering is a wrist-worn activity monitor, MOVband, tied to a group activity program, MOVchallenge. MOVABLE's affordable solution inspires individuals to move more and ultimately fosters a culture of health and wellness in the group (including organizations, schools and communities).

    Website: http://movable.com/

  • Nautica Windpower, LLC
    Advanced Floating Turbine (AFT) is designed to minimize costs and withstand the offshore conditions.

    Nautica Windpower, LLC

    Nautica Windpower, LLC

    Our Advanced Floating Turbine (AFT) is designed to minimize costs and withstand the offshore conditions. Develops High Wind Sites Near Population Centers Will Drive Rapid Growth in Offshore Wind Energy 

    Website:  http://www.nauticawindpower.com

  • Neoproteomics
    NeoProteomics is a provider of research services and tools that help clients unravel the complexities of pharmaceutical and biological research.

    Neoproteomics

    Neoproteomics

    NeoProteomics is a provider of research services and tools that help clients unravel the complexities of pharmaceutical and biological research. Headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, the company was founded by Dr. Mark Chance, Director of the Center for Proteomics and Bioinformatics at Case Western Reserve University (CWRU), John L. H. Schenkel, Jr. and Steven Chance in 2006, to evaluate and commercialize technologies developed at CWRU. NeoProteomics has licensed an attractive IP portfolio from CWRU, which serves as the foundation of cutting edge services that help researchers increase the speed and accuracy of their biologics and small molecular drug development. NeoProteomics currently provides expert services and tools to numerous partner companies and research laboratories worldwide.

     

    Website: http://www.neoproteomics.net

  • NueVue Solutions
    NueVue Solutions is developing a technology that targets and tracks cells in the body for stroke, orthopedic and cancer therapy.

    NueVue Solutions

    NueVue Solutions

    NueVue Solutions, Inc. (NVS) is developing a new platform technology called Theranostic Hybrid Spectral Molecular Imaging (THSMI). This technology is both an therapeutic technology and imaging technology utilizing custom designed functional nano particles coupled with new spectral molecular imaging technology to target and track cells in the body. NVS is focusing on medical applications of Orthopedics, Stroke, and Cancers.

    Theranostic Hybrid Spectral Molecular Imaging is the combination of X-ray “Spectral Molecular Detection” and “Spectral Signature Image Processing” technologies combined with “Targeted Functionalized Nano Particles”. Theranostics is the combination of diagnostics and therapy. NVS is combining pharmaceutical technology and spectral molecular imaging technology for early identification of materials and diseases for targeted therapy and cures in the body.

    NVS was founded by William K. McCroskey-President/CEO, James P. Sacher-CFO and global business development entrepreneurs, and medical imaging device and drug development scientists and engineers. NVS is planning to use the Glide Innovation funds to implement NVS’s Hybrid Spectral Detector Modules(HSMI) and HSMI Signature image processing with functionalized gold nano particles. NVS is doing a Series A of $4M to develop Theranostic Hybrid Spectral Molecular Imaging System and Targeted Nano particles for Stroke therapy, Orthopedic infections, and for lung, breast, colon, and prostate cancer therapy. The Series A will enable NVS to build R&D Clinical prototypes for early adopter validation of the Theranostic Hybrid Spectral Molecular Imaging and functionalized nano particle contrast and therapy agents. With these proof of concepts, NVS will aggressively develop early adopter sales and market acceptance to build a $60M - $80M rapidly growing business by 2020 in a $200B Theranostics market.

    The company received a $25,000 Innovation Fund A award in November 2015.

    website: nuevuesolutions.com

  • Nuvention
    Working to commercialize technology that converts manure solids into bio oil, which then is converted into a variety of bio resource resin (BR2) products.

    Nuvention

    Nuvention

    Valley View-based NuVention Solutions is working to commercialize a new technology that converts manure solids into bio oil, which then is converted into a variety of bio resource resin (BR2) products, including asphalt binders, roofing materials and fertilizer coatings.

    In addition, the company cleans resulting liquid effluent using an algae bioreactor, making its manure management approach unique in that it's developing technologies to handle every component, solid and liquid.

  • O2 Regen Tech
    O2 Regen Tech is commercializing cost-effective, easy-to-use wound care solutions.

    O2 Regen Tech

    O2 Regen Tech

    O2 Regen Tech is commercializing cost-effective, easy-to-use wound care solutions. The company’s proprietary technology is used in its initial product offering, OXAID™, as an oxygen-releasing, moist, antimicrobial dressing to promote chronic wound healing. The company received a $25,000 Innovation Fund A award in May 2015.

  • Obstetric Laborist Group
    Obstetric Laborist Group is a telemedicine service company that provides monitoring of patients in labor at community hospitals.

    Obstetric Laborist Group

    Obstetric Laborist Group

    Obstetric Laborist Group, LLC (OLG) is a telemedicine service company that provides monitoring of patients in labor at community hospitals. OLG has the goal of improving patient outcomes through patient-focused, expert monitoring, and timely communication. Patients are monitored at OLG’s centralized US-based facility by physicians and nurses that have been extensively trained to read and interpret fetal heart tracings. Its staff continuously monitors patients in labor and communicates with the hospital staff to support confident decisions and timely interventions. OLG’s service leverages telemedicine software and healthcare professionals trained and experienced at patient monitoring to provide cost-effective, real-time, expert analysis of maternal and fetal data.

  • OcuFreeze
    OcuFreeze is introducing new technologies that allow refrigeration users to reduce their energy consumption and environmental footprint.

    OcuFreeze

    OcuFreeze

    OcuFreeze is a locally owned startup that is targeting the commercial refrigeration market (e.g. grocery stores, restaurants, hotels) and introducing new technologies that will allow refrigeration users to reduce their energy consumption and environmental footprint.

    The company received a $25,000 Innovation Fund award in December 2014 and is using the funding to expedite research, testing, and prototyping efforts for their patent pending technology.  

  • On Demand Interpretation Services
    ODIS provides certified interpreters via videoconferencing for courts in 170 languages and American Sign Language.

    On Demand Interpretation Services

    On Demand Interpretation Services

    25 million people across the United States have limited proficiency in English (LEP) and need the use of an interpreter in the courts. In 2011 Courts became required to provide and pay for interpreter/ASL services to comply with Department Of Justice (DOJ) and America Disability Act (ADA) guidelines.

    ODIS provides on demand certified trained interpreters, via remote secure videoconferencing for courts and their public support entities in 170 languages and American sign language (ASL).

    ODIS eliminates the language barrier to the American justice system by helping the courts meet demand, eliminate inefficiencies and reduce costs. ODIS’s services help courts comply with mandatory DOJ, constitutional requirements for Limited English Proficient (LEP) litigants.

     

    Website: http://www.ondemandinterpreters.com 

  • Paragon Robotics
    Paragon Robotics manufactures wireless data acquisition and control products that improve the energy efficiency of buildings and processes.

    Paragon Robotics

    Paragon Robotics

    Paragon Robotics is a manufacturer of wireless data acquisition and control products that improve the energy efficiency of buildings and processes.

    The company received a $100,000 Innovation Fund award in May 2014.

    website: paragonrobotics.com

  • PlanMyFuel
    PlanMyFuel is a software-as-a-service business with a Nutrition Planning Application to help athletes maximize performance.

    PlanMyFuel

    PlanMyFuel

    PlanMyFuel is a software-as-a-service business that offers a Nutrition Planning Application to help athletes maximize performance through evidence based nutrition plans for training and events.

    Founding: Asker Jeukendrup, a Dutch athlete from a young age, was obsessed with finding new ways to improve performance. He became an exercise physiologist, built up an international reputation as a researcher at the University of Birmingham in the UK, a practitioner, and a recognized leader in the field of sports nutrition. In this role he used his access to research and evidence to help other athletes of all levels to reach their potential. His passion was and still is to translate scientific findings into practical solutions for athletes. In many years of working with athletes from weekend warriors to World and Olympic Champions, he witnessed many of them struggle with the vast amount of often confusing information that was available. 

    Bill Braun, based in Ohio, grew up a swimmer and after college began to participate in endurance sports running, cycling and triathlon; as his daughters grew up, they shared the same thrill of cycling, running and triathlon, and now train and race with their dad.  As Bill targeted longer events, he recognized how critical proper fueling was; he also noticed that many other athletes struggled nutrition for their training and events.  He found he had a desire to helping athletes get nutrition right.   He knew it would be possible to do this through an app he was prototyping, but only if the app was built on the most solid evidence-based nutrition research.  While delving into the endurance sports nutrition research to support proper nutrition planning, he came across Asker’s work over and over again.  In the summer of 2015 he decided to contact him and discuss collaboration.  After a few weeks and a couple of joint bike rides later, PlanMyFuel was born; a software application that helps athletes make the right nutrition choices for their events.  

    Earliest Days: Q3 and Q4 of 2015 saw a flurry of activity: a thorough design effort, design focus groups with nearly 100 athletes across Europe and US, selection of software developer and initiation of software development.  In parallel, partnership terms were agreed for the venture, and connections with important partners were initiated. PlanMyFuel was officially established as an LLC on February 2, 2016.

    Market: The market for PlanMyFuel is the rapidly growing, global endurance sports space that includes running (marathons, half marathons, ultra-marathons), triathlon (Olympic distance and longer), cycling (racing and distance touring) and many other sports. PlanMyFuel addresses the athlete’s needs by providing nutrition plans for training and events.  The nutrition plans are personalized for the athlete’s physiology, specific event/activity, preference of fuels, and more.  Further, the software helps the athlete to keep improving by analyzing results and providing feedback.

    Technology/Product:  PlanMyFuel will be offered as a FreeMium product; free for some great introductory capability, and for a fee for important extended capability. PlanMyFuel has been developed as a mobile-responsive web browser initially; this provides broad usability while keeping development lower.  Our technology roadmap includes consideration of native IOS and Android applications as well as integration with other sports technology.

    Milestones: The most exciting recent milestones are completion of initial version of the application and initiation of user testing.  We’re now back doing next wave of development to address great user feedback and to button-up a market-launchable product.

    Next Steps: Our next big steps include limited quantity release of product in mid-March and launch in May.      

    The company received a $25,000 Innovation Fund A award in February 2016. 

  • Plexar Imaging
    Defensible CT Protocol Settings via Image Quality, Powered by ExLCD Technology.

    Plexar Imaging

    Plexar Imaging

    Defensible CT Protocol Settings via Image Quality

    Powered by ExLCD Technology.

  • Poly MedTech
    Poly MedTech’s rubbery adhesive coating keeps wounds closed while letting skin bend and flex.

    Poly MedTech

    Poly MedTech

    Poly MedTech creates polymer-based wound closure solutions for the surgical wound closure market. Its initial product allows the surrounding skin to bend and flex ensuring better wound closure and the company is creating a wound closure kit to optimize and simplify the application. Poly MedTech's goal is to reduce the pain and application process associated with sutures and staples.

    The company received an Innovation Fund grant in November 2012 and is using the funding to optimize the polymer and begin FDA approval.

  • Prezto
    Prezto is a mobile application that allows gift givers to easily, immediately and remotely send small, thoughtful gifts to a recipient over smartphones.

    Prezto

    Prezto

    Prezto makes giving gifts easy, instantaneous and social. The Prezto mobile app allows gift givers to immediately and remotely transport a gift to a recipient through the press of a button. The gift giver, through their text messaging app, attaches an image of a gift such as that of a coffee to their text message as easily as one might attach and send an emoticon. The gift recipient receives the image that includes a QR code, allowing him to instantly redeem that gift symbolized by the gift image. For example, a person running late to a meeting at Starbucks who wants to send the waiting friend a cup of coffee to apologize for their lateness may do so by using Prezto. The gift recipient may play with the interactive image received and then redeem the fresh cup of coffee at the coffee shop where he/she is waiting—exchanging the QR code on the back of the gift image for the real cup of coffee. Prezto charges gift givers a $0.99 delivery fee per transaction.

    The company received a $25,000 Innovation Fund award in November 2013.

    Website:  www.preztoapp.com

  • PROJiTECH
    PROJiTECH works with businesses that design and build civil projects by providing project-specific applications that allow them to quickly and easily access project information.

    PROJiTECH

    PROJiTECH

    PROJiTECH works with businesses that design and build civil projects by providing project-specific applications that allow them to quickly and easily access project information. The company’s app, OnStation, provides features that increase awareness and understanding of the project design, helping businesses organize, communicate, and direct work throughout the project.

    The company received a $25,000 Innovation Fund A award in August 2014.

    website: projitechllc.com

  • Public Insight Corporation
    Public Insight is the developer of 360-Public.com, a public website that transforms community data into valuable insight for communication, analysis, research, and education.

    Public Insight Corporation

    Public Insight Corporation

    Public Insight Corporation is the developer of 360-Public.com, a public website that transforms community data into valuable insight for communication, analysis, research, and education. 360-Public is free to the general public with paid subscriptions for broader, advanced analysis and application. The company is using the funding to market its launch in Ohio and prepare for a national launch in late 2013. For more information, visit www.360-Public.com.

  • Queryly
    Queryly helps users discover more content faster and visually on websites, leading to higher page views and ad revenue.

    Queryly

    Queryly

    Queryly provides search solution that brings instant and visual search to any websites. It makes easier for users to find content they need and helps digital publishers increase reader loyalty, page views and ad revenue. It also helps customers discover more products on ecommerce sites, leading to more transactions. Queryly is a turn-key solution. Businesses can add Queryly onto their sites in 24 hours without the need of additional development.

  • Rabblester
    Rabblester is a SaaS provider that facilitates communication between brands and consumers.

    Rabblester

    Rabblester

    Rabblester is a SaaS provider that facilitates communication between brands and consumers, allowing brands to better analyze the advertising channels and advertising content that is most effective in influencing a consumer's purchasing behavior. The company received a $25,000 Innovation Fund A award in May 2015.

  • RadioCarb Genetics Inc
    Radiocarb Genetics is developing partnerships to explore the possibility of improving both human health and global climate through low radiocarbon food technology.

    RadioCarb Genetics Inc

    RadioCarb Genetics Inc

    Radiocarb Genetics is currently a privately held company working to develop partnerships among scientific researchers, government, and industry to explore the possibility of improving both human health and global climate through low radiocarbon food technology.

  • Rapid Charge Technologies
    Developing and commercializing rapid charging technology for lead acid and lithium batteries that is based on patented technology.

    Rapid Charge Technologies

    Rapid Charge Technologies

    Rapid Charge Technologies (RCT) is developing and commercializing rapid charging technology for lead acid and lithium batteries that is based on patented technology created and tested at the University of Georgia Technology. The company's technology holds the promise of allowing lead acid and lithium batteries to be charged in minutes, not hours, and dramatically extending battery life.

  • Red5Pharma
    Red5 Pharmaceuticals is developing novel diagnostic assays that prospectively determine whether a patient will respond to chemotherapy.

    Red5Pharma

    Red5Pharma

    Red5 Pharmaceuticals LLC is developing novel diagnostic assays that prospectively determine whether a patient will respond to chemotherapy. Its technology enables a personalized medicine approach to chemotherapy— the customization of patient healthcare by tailoring specific treatment decisions and practices to an individual.

    The company received a $25,000 Innovation Fund award in May 2014.

  • Remesh
    remesh gives groups of people a united voice to communicate with so they can speak with anybody or anything just as a person would.

    remesh

    Remesh

    By harnessing collective intelligence, remesh's technology gives a community, group, nation, or planet of people a united voice to communicate with, so they can speak with anybody or anything just as a person would.

    remesh was awarded a $25,000 Innovation Fund grant in November 2013 and the $100,000 award in December 2014.

  • Renewable Carbon & Electric
    Renewable Carbon & Electric is the premier manufacturer of wood based carbon products.

    Renewable Carbon & Electric

    Renewable Carbon & Electric

    At Renewable Carbon & Electric (RCE), we strive to make a difference in how energy is produced and how products are made, in order to shift to a more sustainable way of balancing our natural resources. Petroleum products and coal will never be completely replaced, but a balance can be created with more renewable resources to make humanity safer and to preserve the environment. It is our team’s belief that energy can be made from natural resources such as wood to produce energy that has a neutral carbon footprint, and by substituting raw materials made of wood for petroleum based materials currently used in the manufacture of products. Wood based products are cost-effective, environmentally friendly, and perform as good as or better than the oil based materials being used today. Although the founders of RCE come together through diverse backgrounds, each has a goal to reduce environmental problems faced by the world due to coal power. Founding members of RCE bring together a wealth of knowledge and networks they will utilize to grow RCE to an innovative leader in the field of wood product specialty manufacturing.

    RCE creates client specific products through; development and analysis of client needs, consulting with industry experts on effective processes for maximum product benefits, and applying tried and true methods of manufacturing technology. RCE processes renewable biomass through a patented calciner which de-volatizes the material, thereby producing sufficient thermal energy to achieve the process with minimal external energy needed to perpetuate the cycle. Depending on the client needs the carbon that is left behind is manipulated for specific market requirements. The products RCE is capable of producing is far reaching through multiple market segments and represents several billion dollars in revenue. The growth rates in our chosen markets are projected to be in the double digits for the next several years. RCE has identified potential clients across several growth markets and is currently pursuing contracts with these clients.

    The company received a $25,000 Innovation Fund A award in November 2015.

  • Renter's BOOM
    Renter’s BOOM merges social media with leasing to help property managers serve their “right now” renter.

    Renter's BOOM

    Renter's BOOM

    Renter's BOOM provides socially integrated leasing solutions for property managers. Starting with Facebook, Renter's BOOM has created a seamless Refer-A-Friend application that lets renters refer their Facebook friends to their apartment complex, while allowing property managers to track the referrer and the new prospects. Their goal is to create solutions that integrate leasing onto each social media platform. Renter's BOOM received the Innovation Fund grant in February 2013 with the goal of reaching more clients through a nationwide sales strategy.

    Website: http://www.rentersboom.com/

  • Requisite Biomedical, LLC
    Requisite Biomedical, LLC in Shreveport, LA is a private company which is listed under surgical and medical instruments.

    Requisite Biomedical, LLC

    Requisite Biomedical, LLC

    Requisite Biomedical, LLC in Shreveport, LA is a private company which is listed under surgical and medical instruments.

  • Revenue Conduit
    Revenue Conduit is helping retailers grow by attracting, converting and retaining customers

    Revenue Conduit

    Revenue Conduit

    Revenue Conduit is helping retailers grow by attracting, converting and retaining customers. Its SaaS connects four of the world’s leading shopping carts to industry-leading marketing platforms.

    The company received a $100,000 Innovation Fund B award in November 2015.

    website: revenueconduit.com

  • Rhino Systems, Inc
    Developed the Naväge Nasal Irrigation Device.

    Rhino Systems, Inc

    Rhino Systems, Inc

    Developed the Naväge Nasal Irrigation Device.

  • Right Time
    Right Time is building a mathematical system that measures criminal offender rehabilitation efforts.

    Right Time

    Right Time

    Right Time is building a mathematical system that measures criminal offender rehabilitation efforts in real-time and produces computer-generated, evidence-based prioritized reports that can be used to achieve successful rehabilitation outcomes. The patent-pending Personal Achievement Scoring System will act as a unifying data repository for multiple sources of input and use the information to provide a safety measure for the public, scorecard for rehabilitation provider proficiency, and proof of offender pro-social reintegration.

    The company received an Innovation Fund award in May 2013 and is using the funding to finalize the system's algorithms and complete the platform.

  • SafeCare
    SafeCare helps eliminate elder abuse in long-term care facilities by monitoring employees monthly against healthcare and criminal data sources.

    SafeCare

    SafeCare

    SafeCare LLC helps eliminate elder abuse in long-term care facilities by monitoring employees monthly against nationwide healthcare and criminal public data sources. Its web-based screening service constantly monitors employees and reports nationwide acts of abuse and criminal activity. The company brings value to its customers by helping facilities provide patient safety while preserving their reputation.

    Website: https://safecarenow.com/

  • Segmint
    Segmint will analyze and interpret private consumer spend data anonymously, through a technology-based proprietary process.

    Segmint

    Segmint

    Segmint will analyze and interpret private consumer spend data anonymously - through a secure technology-based proprietary process - enabling Financial Institutions and their marketing partners to exceed their clients' goals, needs and interests.

  • SellHack
    SellHack is a platform built for sales professionals who want to automate their manual tasks when prospecting for new business.

    SellHack

    SellHack

    SellHack is a platform built for sales professionals who want to automate their manual tasks when prospecting for new business so they can get back to closing business and crushing quotas. Users can search millions of executive profiles, build prospect lists, verify email addresses or export data to a CRM. The company has plans tailored for sales teams from 1 to 1,000.

    The company received a $25,000 Innovation Fund A award in February 2015.

    Website: sellhack.com

  • Sensor Develoment Corporation
    Sensor Development Corporation designs, develops and manufactures devices for detecting the mold that produces aflatox.

    Sensor Develoment Corporation

    Sensor Develoment Corporation

    Sensor Development Corporation designs, develops and manufactures high sensitivity devices for detecting the mold that produces aflatoxin. This device can be installed in a bin and provides a real-time monitoring for early recognition of molds allowing action to be taken to prevent the spread of the mold. The detector is low cost and does not need skilled personnel to operate. Its use does not require a physical sampling, which can lead to as much as 90% of the error associated with other test methods. The same technology platform could be used to detect other mycotoxins such as DON and insects.

  • Sequentia Corporation
    A web-based, real-time platform that improves and streamlines the process of transitioning an individual from hospital to the next phase of care.

    Sequentia Corporation

    Sequentia Corporation

    Sequentia Corporation has created a web-based, real-time platform for the healthcare industry that improves and streamlines the process of transitioning an individual from the hospital to their next phase of care. The Sequentia Discharge Planning & Placement System™ connects health systems and consumers—from in-hospital patients to at-home individuals and family members—with the optimal provider of extended care services found in the following types of providers: Skilled Nursing, Short-Term Rehabilitation, Long-Term Care, Assisted Living, Independent Living, Alzheimer’s/Dementia, Alcohol & Drug Rehab, Mental Health Care, In-Home Health Care and Hospice. The platform provides improved efficiencies and effectiveness for the discharging hospitals, the patients and the extended care facilities receiving and admitting the patients.

    The company received an Innovation Fund award in February 2014.

    Website: sequentiacare.com

  • Sire Pharmaceuticals
    Developing Umbilical Cord Blood derived stem cells for diagnostics and therapeutics.

    Sire Pharmaceuticals

    Sire Pharmaceuticals

    SIRE Pharmaceuticals is developing Umbilical Cord Blood derived stem cells for diagnostics (toxicity testing), and therapeutics (wound healing and Graft versus Host Disease).

  • Skysun
    Skysun’s patent-pending system of ganged heliostats decreases solar power generation cost and complexity.

    Skysun

    Skysun

    Skysun LLC's patent pending methodology of ganged heliostat arrays substantially decreases solar power generation cost and complexity. Increased economic efficiency will create a competitive advantage in the Concentrating Solar Power (CSP) market. The heart of Skysun's intellectual property is an optical method to eliminate the astigmatism common to high incidence solar thermal systems, allowing Skysun's heliostats to be used in power tower systems.

    The company received an Innovation Fund award in May 2013.

  • Socrates Analytics
    Socrates Analytics integrates data from hospital databases to allow for a data-driven analysis of the entire patient experience.

    Socrates Analytics

    Socrates Analytics

    Socrates Analytics has integrated data from all existing hospital administrative databases to allow for a data-driven analysis of the entire patient experience, resulting in a unique perspective on information that can be used to improve quality and efficiency. Its patient and physician level, procedure-specific reports, which aggregate information on operative times, length of stay, certain post-operative complications, and financial outcomes of care, empower physicians and hospital administrators to accelerate improvements in quality and efficiency by identifying positive and negative outliers and helping to implement best care practices.

    Website: http://www.socratesanalytics.com/

  • Sooth Inc
    Sooth Inc collects and maintains detailed inventory information for every Cisco® IOS device on the network.

    Sooth Inc

    Sooth Inc

    An automated solution to a difficult, yet necessary task--"collecting and maintaining detailed inventory information for every Cisco® IOS device on the network. SEER collects and reports:

    Cisco Model # and all Serial #s

    Cisco IOS Software Version

    Devices aware of or passing traffic to other network devices

    Component inventory

    Structure "blueprint" of neetwork (key for disaster recovery)

    Full "run-state" for each device

    Memory (both DRAM and flash)

    Addressing and Routing tables

    ARP, MAC, Bridge, Root Bridge, VLAN and IP by switch port

    SEER eliminates errors in information gathering and effort for mandatory security and compliance activities. Scanning and refreshing this information daily drastically reduces down-time and speeds parts replacement and repair times when devices fail.