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2017  Finalist
Education Technology

myKidzDay, is a high impact, high growth and disruptive company, with over 30,000 active users and 160 paying daycares in 35 states. myKidzday is a mobile app to help daycare providers enhance parent communication & meet state regs for record keeping. It attracts millennial parents, boosts profits while reducing staff time & printing cost. Parents love secure real time updates, pictures, reminders to stay “Informed Included & Reassured”. Potential market is 832K centers serving 17 million kids

2017  Finalist
Hardware & Robotics + Aerospace

We make low cost, networked radiation detectors for federal and local security departments for detecting nuclear materials to better protect our borders and cities from nuclear threats.

This solution requires a small, low power, cheap, and highly sensitive radiation detector.
We have developed a new method using electronic properties of carbon nanomaterials that can dramatically reduce the size of radiation detectors, increase their performances, lower costs, and enhance portability. 

2017  Finalist
Poverty Alleviation + High Tech

Many refugees in the current crisis are highly skilled, having completed high school and some college before the crisis. However, due to legal restrictions, they can’t work and are likely to seek income in dangerous illegal markets or possibly re-enter the conflict. WorkAround provides transitional employment to high-risk youth by connecting them with online microtasking opportunities that don’t require a work visa and offer payment alternatives to traditional banking that many lack access to.

2017  Finalist
Travel & Tourism + Efficiency

In the US, only 10% of long-distance trips use mass transit. As a result, such options are in short supply, which makes traveling without driving a nightmare. BusBot reverses this feedback loop by helping airlines, intercity buses, and on-demand drivers adjust their routes and schedules based on real-time traveler preference data. For the long-distance traveler, this means a seamless door-to-door travel experience. For transportation providers, this means the opportunity to 10x their market size

2017  Finalist
Education + High Tech

Our mission is to help military community (transitioning servicemembers, veterans, and military spouses) learn software development, enter the tech industry, and code the future! We do this through mentorship, scholarship programs, and community outreach near military bases. Past and present Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force, and Coast Guard service members, veterans and military spouses are welcome to apply to our programs.

2017  Finalist
Medical Devices

Our augmented reality toolkit allows surgeons to precisely overlay 3D anatomical images, like ultrasound and CT scans, “inside” of patients, while tracking and displaying positions of surgical instruments along with surgeons’ blueprints for the procedure.

2017  Finalist
Water Treatment & Technology

Upstream measures and monitors irrigation over vast geographic areas with field level precision by combining a range of satellite and meteorological data sources. By quantifying water usage, our technology will promote efficient water markets, empower environmental conservation, and reward farmers who produce more food with less water.

2017  Finalist
Hardware & Robotics

Power Assist Solutions is dedicated to reducing fatigue and injury in hospital caregivers by improving patient transport in hospital and healthcare settings. Our design features an affordable and detachable motorized device that can be easily affixed to the sides of wheelchairs, reducing human effort input and improving wheelchair mobility. This works to reduce nursing injury rates, while helping hospitals lower healthcare costs.

2017  Finalist
Financial Technology + High Tech

Nvstr ("Investor") is reimagining stock investing by making intelligent investing a simple, enjoyable, engaging experience for everyone. Our platform helps you answer two of the hardest, yet most fundamental, questions in personal investing: “What should I invest in?” and “How much should I invest?” Find ideas from trusted friends as well as top experts, and let our effortless, data-driven process assist in building your custom, optimized portfolio. In private beta.

2017  Finalist
Gaming & Consumer + High Tech

Mycroft is the open alternative to Siri, Alexa, Assistant, Cortana and Jarvis. Our advantage? We are open. Mycroft inhabits the same segment of the voice assistant market that Android occupies in the mobile OS market or Wordpress occupies in the content management market. Today, companies use Nuance, Alexa or Hound, but these are imperfect(Nuance), don't protect corporate secrets(Alexa) and are proprietary(Hound). There is room for an open alt and Mycroft is the voice assistant for that market.

2017  Finalist
Medical Devices + Medical Devices

Legionarius is a wearable system integrated into shirts and pants that stops the bleeding from gunshot, stab, and blast wounds, and provides remote triage capabilities. It detects impact to the body and sends out an encrypted distress signal to first responders, which includes the severity of the wound, vital signs, and the geolocation of the user. Within seconds, it applies pressure to the wound to stop bleeding. Autonomously and automatically.