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2017  Finalist
Enterprise Software

Waypoint is an award-winning company launched out of MIT and Harvard. We are building a platform that allows businesses to easily create, edit, and deploy augmented reality applications without needing AR developers or expertise. From enabling biotech labs to develop AR-powered SOPs to improve quality and compliance to enabling manufacturers to quickly create and distribute AR-enabled service manuals and product documentation, we are making powerful AR capabilities accessible to all industries.

2017  Finalist
Enterprise Software

Adhark is revolutionizing marketing by giving brands never-before-seen access to their audience's preferences, allowing them to rank, evaluate and transform their creatives making them stand out and be memorable. Using patented AI and data science, Adhark's platform creates impactful insight that guides it's customers creative decisions based on actual audience data, reducing huge marketing dollars spent on traditional techniques. Adhark gives brands data for creative decisions and spend.

2017  Finalist
Enterprise Software

Orai uses latest advancements in AI to give users instantaneous actionable insights. In basic terms, our cool team created an even cooler code that analyzes your voice, picks up on filler words like um, tells you if youarespeakingtoofast… or.too.slow and provides you a transcript of what you just said - which highlights your varying tone projection… or lack thereof.

Why? Because what you say matters.

2017  Finalist
Education + Other - Services

For disadvantaged undergrads* trying to secure an internship/job, Frank is an instant messenger coach offering personalized, step-by-step guidance on how to navigate the job search. Unlike career offices or coaches that are not available on-demand or forums that are incomplete/confusing, Frank offers personalized, no-judgment support in real-time, anytime

*Typically first-gen/low-income students, women entering male-dominant fields, and students at schools with under-resourced career offices

2017  Finalist
Enterprise Software

Life Science sales is really, really hard.

Sales people who consistently meet quota maintain dozens of relationships and qualify/monitor hundreds of potential customers. This is why only 53% of life science salespeople actually hit quota and 79% of execs think improving productivity of existing staff is critical to achieving revenue goals.

Acenna uses machine learning to make it easy for Life Science salespeople to have more meaningful conversations with the right customers, at scale.

2017  Finalist
Enterprise Software

BackTracker offers a solution to the increasing problem of mislabeled or substituted seafood. It is a third party application that links government fishery landing records with seafood products giving buyers absolute confidence in the source of seafood they buy. The BackTracker technology is currently being operationalized on a big scale, in conjunction with the State of Massachusetts, largest groundfish dealer in New England, a large seafood processor and distributor and Wegmans supermarket.

2017  Finalist
Enterprise Software

Cadence is an enterprise event technology focused on helping businesses gather insights from their employees and customers while at events. Our team has been in enterprise SaaS solutions for over 15 years, specifically event-related technology. Ten months ago we set out to create the most modern, visual, accessible, and insightful event technology in the industry. Ten months later, we believe this to be true. We're looking for partners to help us bring Cadence to people's lives.

2017  Finalist
Enterprise Software + Aerospace

Strayos is a computer vision 3D aerial intelligence platform for Mining, Construction and Infrastructure operations to reduce cost, improve productivity and safety by providing highly accurate survey data analytics. Strayos proprietary SaaS platform increases mining and aggregate company ROIs, by automating tasks, directly reducing overhead and enabling enterprises to make actionable decisions from drone data.

2017  Finalist
Enterprise Software

Adian increases the collaboration between corporate researchers and top academics to develop products faster. Our software platform automatically compiles information on over 40,000 faculty members from top research universities, including their financing, research themes, and contact information. We started by establishing collaborations with universities; our products helped start research projects at Harvard, MIT, Boston College, among others. Our mission is increasing research.

2017  Finalist
Internet & Web

WavePost is not only a powerful video collaboration and review tool, but is also leading the charge in 360 video and VR collaboration.  It was built by post production professionals to meet their needs. It's fast, powerful, and saves hours out of your day. Upload videos, share with your clients, receive comments, and publish the final video. Post production has never been so seamless.

2017  Finalist
Enterprise Software + Design

State of Place is a predictive analytics software that quantifies what people love about places - based on over 290 urban design features collected for every block - and why it makes economic sense to make them better. We help cities and developers make the case for great places by literally calculating the ROI of making places more walkable and livable - so they can quell naysayers, get approvals, and secure funding, faster and affordably than hiring consultants.

2017  Finalist
Enterprise Software

Most companies lose 25% of their customers every year. Utilizing machine learning algorithms built at MIT, Relativity6 uncovers hidden opportunities within company databases. We can predict with above an 80% accuracy rate, which high potential lapsed customers has a propensity to make a re-purchase.

2017  Finalist
Cybersecurity

Pixm, funded by Highland Capital, is building computer vision technology to detect zero-day brand new phishing attacks while current tools rely on blacklists, IP reputation to block only already known ones. 91% of breaches are caused by phishing attacks costing $3.2M/yr. We currently have 4 major customers including major Network Security provider and ex-NSA founded cybersecurity startup. Product trials last year flagged thousands of live attacks including one that attacked John Podesta and DNC.

2017  Finalist
Financial Technology

OZÉ is a business insights platform for Africa’s 70M small-and-growing businesses. It collects transaction data at the point-of-sale through mobile phones and then analyzes it to deliver time and location sensitive, data-driven recommendations. We use design-led methodologies to build trust into the platform, working with entrepreneurs from inception to investment-ready, making the African SME sector attractive, accessible and transparent to investors for the first time.

2017  Finalist
Internet of Things

At Oomf, we’ve built an extensible cloud platform that allows any thing to be located and shared. We partner with manufacturers who integrate their products into our platform. We then distribute their products to locations where sharing makes sense and we find a sponsor who makes the temporary use of that product low- or no-cost to the consumer.

In 2017, we’re focused making our first two product integrations, a laptop and a smartphone charger, shareable in the higher education market.

2017  Finalist
Transportation & Logistics

Carriers (e.g., UPS, FedEx, USPS) run overlapping, redundant networks, driving the same streets & making many identical stops each day. This is driven by an outdated, static pricing model that can't price daily network conditions.

OnRout is an optimization platform for parcels. Routing individual parcels to the most efficient carrier for delivery; driving route consolidation, lowering costs for carriers & shippers, & taking trucks off the road.

2017  Finalist
Online Commerce & Marketplaces

The biggest obstacle to successful content marketing isn't a lack of time, talent or budget. It's a lack of original content ideas. So what if the top freelance writers in your industry sent personalized content ideas for free? See where this is going?

nDash.co is a content creation platform that helps marketers generate unique ideas and find freelance writers with specific expertise. Launched in 2016, nDash is already being used by Coldwell Banker, TechTarget, AppNeta and hundreds more.

2017  Finalist
Enterprise Software

KinTrans is a software solution that translates sign language into voice and voice into sign language automatically without the need for sign language interpreters, pen & paper or texting. KinTrans Chat creates face-to-face conversations that allow Deaf signers and hearing speakers to communicate together effectively and effortlessly everyone in their own language at any moment.

2017  Finalist
Enterprise Software

CloudBoost is a complete cloud platform which helps developers build apps in half less time by taking care of all the mundane tasks like authentication, notifications, emails, managing and scaling your database, files, and a whole lot more. Think of CloudBoost as Parse + Firebase + Algolia all combined into one.

More than 60,000 apps are built on the platform today and CloudBoost now serves over 15,000 startups and enterprises worldwide.