The 13 startup pitches of Demo Day at Kauffman Foundation (Video)
"This part of the day truly is the real deal," event emcee Thad Langford said, "because you are going to see the great entrepreneurs here in Kansas City and hear about the businesses that they've created."
Over the next two hours, 13 entrepreneurs – 12 from the Kansas City area and one from Joplin – took the stage to pitch their startups, showcase their products and field questions from the audience.
Video of the pitches is embedded above. The name of each presenter followed by a description of the stratup, provided of the Kuaffman Foundation, is below.
- 00:00 - Opening Remarks - Cameron Cushman, Kauffman Foundation
- 00:50 - Demo Day Introduction - Thad Langford, Open Air Equity Partners
- 03:30 - inConcert, Steve Revere - Created Amp'd, a mobile platform that strengthens the bond between concert artist and fan during a live event. Fans use the app to identify the music the artist is playing, purchase the song immediately, share or tweet pre-populated posts, vote for song selections, buy merchandise and more.
- 12:00 - Integrated Roadways, Tim Sylvester - Patent-pending road paving system lasts two to four times longer than traditional concrete and asphalt pavements, installs three times faster, reduces life-cycle roadway management expenses by 40 percent, and allows access to underlying utilities for easier repair.
- 19:30 - Stackify, Matt Watson - Allows companies to provide software developers remote access to their production servers without giving full administrative access. Developers can remotely troubleshoot their applications faster, with exact information needed, in a user-friendly format.
- 27:30 - Klink Mobile, Jessie Bishop - Global processor enables the transfer of airtime minutes and currency built on mobile ecosystems. Transfers are sent to the receiver’s mobile phone or m-wallet in real-time, making them available for immediate use and limiting the fees associated with conventional money transfers.
- 36:20 - KC BioMedix, Michael Peck - This medical device company focuses on developing new diagnostic tools and therapeutic technologies for neonatal care for the 12.5 million premature infants born worldwide each year. Its first product, the NTrainer System, addresses a premature infant’s first required milestone, competent feeding.
- 45:15 - Kaliki, Bruce Hopkins - End-to-end platform that enables busy people to listen to newspapers and magazines in vehicles and on all major mobile devices. Its partnerships with major publishers allow audio versions of content to be offered free to consumers.
- 52:40 - RareWire, Kirk Hasenzahl - Provides an easy-to-use software platform for building rich-media, native mobile apps for smart phones and tablets for those who are not experienced web developers. Market proliferation of smart phones, tables, apps and app stores necessitates a cost-effective way to take existing content and create a meaningful, interactive end-user experience.
- 01:00:40 - Fine Vines Artisanal Ketchup, Bruce Steinberg - High-quality, all-natural product line offering five ketchup flavor variations formulated to enhance the dining experience of consumers by making everyday foods more gourmet.
- 01:08:15 - Prodigy Arcade, Eze Redwood - Through a series of highly interactive, web-based video games, Prodigy Arcade teaches kids ages from 8 to 14 the basic skills required for computer programming. The games also appeal to older individuals.
- 01:16:25 - Caregiv, Jeff Pfaff - Provides easy-to-use TV-based video communication and patient monitoring for the aging population. HD video tracking, motion (Kinect), and environmental sensors provide a seamless, secure, collaborative care experience to patients and caregivers. Caregivers can interact anytime and anywhere using Caregiv’s mobile, tablet and PC-based applications.
- 01:25:20 - Leap2, Mike Farmer - Mobile application development company is seeking to revolutionize mobile search. The Leap2 Search Browser for iOS and Android provides search and browsing of the web in real-time. Final phase of development involves direct search, display and sharing of real-time information streams from several social media outlets.
- 01:33:15 - instin, Rodrigo Neri and Keith Entzeroth - Builds mobile apps and websites for the education industry. The company’s first product, myHomework, is a top student planner in iOS and Android markets. Its follow-up product, which is still in development, teachers.io, will allow teachers to easily share their profiles and assign homework to students.
- 01:42:00 - EyeVerify, Toby Rush - Enables mobile users to authorize transactions and access information through a patented technique called eye vein biometrics. Off-the-shelf cameras, even those on cell phones, are used to image and pattern-match blood vessels in the whites of the eye.
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Credits: Video from Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation on YouTube