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Diamond Winners
2017 Boston Diamond Winner

At the end of retina surgery, a gas bubble is injected into the eye to tamponade (or affix) the retina in place. To keep the gas bubble (which floats) directed against the back of the eye, patients are required to lay face-down for 1 week or more and cannot see through the gas bubble nor fly until it dissipates. We are developing a optically clear, biodegradable polymer that will remove these lifestyle burdens from patients, as well as improve surgical outcomes and reduce reoperation rates.

2017 Israel Diamond Winner

Severe visual impairment results in a significant decline in mobility and independence, with a huge & growing unmet need of millions. RenewSenses conveys vision through sound to visually impaired people by combining sensory augmentation and computer vision in a wearable device. These IP-protected technologies were tested and validated in the lab of Prof. Amir Amedi at the Hebrew university (co-founder) recruiting the visual cortex of blind people and enabling a new form of sensory experience.

2017 Boston Diamond Winner

We are transforming the livestock management industry by using technology to remove fencing and labor from farms. Our proprietary hardware and software solution significantly increase the efficiency and productivity of livestock farms. To maximize the value of a livestock farm, farmers need to optimize grass growth as well as animal headcount per acre. For millennia farmers have done this using a combination of fencing and manual labor. We enhance our customers profits and quality of life.

2017 Switzerland Diamond Winner

The Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, Films and Game industries are all avid consumers of 3D animations. The development of each of those high-tech projects require extensive production times, dozens of professional animators and millions of hours of work.
Acclaimed by the industry, Mosketch allows professional artists to animate their 3D characters with the stroke of a pen. This disruptive software is extremely intuitive and accelerates the production cycle by 300%.

2017 Israel Diamond Winner

100M small farmers in India LOSE money on average from agriculture, largely due to climate risk. Kheyti changes that through its "Greenhouse-in-a-Box", a low-cost greenhouse kit bundled with services. Our greenhouse fits in 2% of a small farmer’s land, protects crops from external risks and grows 7x food using 90% less water. In addition, we work with partners to offer financing, inputs, training and market linkages, creating a seamless path towards steady incomes >$100/month and out of poverty.

2017 Switzerland Diamond Winner

TasteHit is a Software-as-a-Service user engagement platform for modernizing existing online shops using Artificial Intelligence. It provides online merchants with a suite of data-driven user experience tools for web, mobile and email, to increase the sales performance of their shops. TasteHit increases the shop’s conversion rate by up to 20% and is installed in minutes by any non-technical person. TasteHit's customers include niche retailers, specialized marketplaces and famous fashion brands.

2017 Boston Diamond Winner

Off Grid Box is a modular and compact unit that provides renewable energy and treated water in remote areas. We saw that one unit, managed by a local women co-op in a Rwandese village, impacts 1500 people providing Tier 1 electricity and sterilized water with a 20c$/d per family on a Pay-As-You-Go basis (half the current rate).
In less than 2 years, we sold 28 units in 8 Countries to individuals and NGOs.
Add-ons are desalination, wind, and connectivity.

2017 Boston Diamond Winner

For working parents seeking infant childcare, CozyKin is their #1 choice for trusted, personal and developmental care. We match new families based on care needs and location, seamlessly place an incredible CozyKin nanny and nurture the children from both families in one of their homes. Our Montessori development is backed by modern tools, 24/7 customer support and our 100% satisfaction guarantee. Unlike daycares, we provide superior quality of care, shorter commutes and vastly better value.

2016 Israel Diamond Winner

Although women make up 47% of the workforce, they represent only 25% of STEM occupations.
We are changing the the face of the next generation in science by creating a revolution today. Imagine the power of inspiring the young generation to have confidence, mastery, and excitement in STEM experiences. Through the use of strong role models and community support, we have created collections of STEM media to inspire kids.

2016 Israel Diamond Winner

World egg production industries rely on a single sex only (female for layers and male for poultry), while the other sex is usually disposed shortly after hatching.
This causes substantial ethical, environmental and economic problems.
Over 3 billion male chicks are killed annually.
We are developing a technology which identifies the sex at early stage of incubation, saves these chicks from being hatched, avoids their incubation and keeps the eggs within the food industry.

2016 Boston Diamond Winner

Our team is committed to creating actionable intelligence from satellite imagery and other data about the planet. Our technology allows us to quickly go from hypothesis testing to meaningful, global-scale measurements and forecasts aimed at decision makers in finance, insurance, government and agribusiness. Our first product is called Kernel: an in-season yield forecast for US corn that is now in testing with a select group of pilot customers this growing season.

2016 Boston Diamond Winner

EYL provides a hardware-based solution to secure computer network systems and replace software options that can be easily hacked. EYL provides unpredictable quantum random numbers by extracting them from a radioisotope in a tiny 5mm chip. The result is extremely fast and effective random numbers that can be deployed for security systems, computer networks and other purposes. EYL technology is being trialled in the public and private sectors.

2016 Boston Diamond Winner

Surgeons still staple and suture more than they would like, as current glues don't live up to the task. But with limited success: e.g. leakage occurs in up to 15% of bowel resection procedures. We have developed a polyurethane based surgical glue which is fast acting, strong, flexible and fully biodegradable. This unique combination of features allows for use in unprecedented cases. It can function as a replacement for sutures topically, or as a suture or staple line reinforcement internally.

2016 Switzerland Diamond Winner

Versantis is a pharmaceutical company developing an innovative drug capture platform to treat life-threatening intoxications. This liposomal system will lead to disruptive drugs in a broad range of indications of high unmet need. Built on a de-risked lead candidate with an orphan status (VS-01) , a lean development and regulatory path, and a qualified management team, Versantis will commercialize in 5 years the first drug to save patients with acute liver disease whose mortality rate is >50%.

2016 Switzerland Diamond Winner

For manufacturing companies, downtime is expensive. When machines fail, companies lose millions every hour that their plant has stopped. They mitigate this risk by stockpiling all the spare parts that they may need but this method is very wasteful. 30% of all parts inventory (value >$1 Tn) is obsolete. machIQ offers a less expensive on-demand buying model to achieve the same outcome. Customers can also identify & reduce their obsolete inventory and sell them to buyers on our P2P marketplace.

2016 Mexico Diamond Winner

At Gus we develop proprietary artificial intelligence to automate all forms of customer operations. Our technology is pioneering natural language processing in spanish so we can understand the context of users commands instead of identifying key words. We mix humans and AI to go beyond client communications providing instant service across any chat app and saving money in the process.

2016 Mexico Diamond Winner

GasZen is the first gas management platform focusing on the household market. Taking advantage on the Internet of Things and the New Legislation in Mexico; our team has developed a platform that connects the missing piece for most gas suppliers and distributors - the domestic and comercial stationary tank - through our device. Furthermore, the platform allows a communication tool between the end user and gas supplier to get an efficient, transparent and reliable service.

2016 UK Diamond Winner

Sensio AIR is for people with airborne allergies and asthma, who want to prevent their outbreaks. The device, that can be fitted at home, the office or in healthcare and commercial facilities, is the only allergen tracker with state-of-the-art patented technology. Connected trough your smartphone, it shows you in detail what is in the air you breathe: it detects allergens and irritants then informs you on possible actions to reduce your exposure and improve the quality of the air.

2015 UK Diamond Winner

Smarter, Faster, Safer. Sinclair Fire develops and manufactures products leveraging its unique portfolio of fire detection and response intellectual property. The company’s primary innovation is the Sinclair Kitchen Fire Detector, an infrared fire detection device, designed to respond to fires rapidly and without false alarms, saving lives and reducing the cost of fire damage. The product is targeted at the Residential Construction and Social Housing sectors.

2015 UK Diamond Winner

Shoot is a unique website for amateur and professional gardeners to design, manage, care for and share their gardens online. Shoot enables its 90,000 members to get the most from their gardens with Shoot’s award-winning design planner, personal plant lists, bespoke care calendar, email advice and plant identifier forums. Shoot also boasts the largest online plant encyclopaedia with horticulturally expert information on 20,000+ plants.

Shoot just raised £500,000 on Crowdcube.

2015 UK Diamond Winner

Renovagen have developed the "Roll-Array" transportable solar power system. It's a solar farm which unrolls from a container or trailer in a few minutes - to power mobile hospitals, desalination plants, mine sites, military bases and more. Batteries and inverters are built-in for 24/7 power - it can be used just like a genset. Our air-pallet container can be flown anywhere in the world on normal aircraft and packs up to 18kW of PV - 10x more power and much faster setup than existing solutions.

2015 UK Diamond Winner

Combine maps and game tech and you get Mantle, a toolset for prototyping rapid 3D environments. Stop wasting your team’s effort recreating the basics for every 3D spatial project. Mantle is the perfect solution for creative prototyping and discovery doing the heavy lifting for map import, styling and geolocated positioning. It's fast, ready to drop in content, place cameras and tweak lighting in seconds. Start environment projects faster for gaming, built environment and info visualisation.

2015 UK Diamond Winner

Did you know that 1 million children die needlessly every single year due to being born prematurely? What if I told you that according to the WHO 75% of these deaths could be prevented with simple treatments such as incubation. Current incubators are incredibly large, needlessly complicated and expensive. MOM is an inflatable incubator, created to dramatically decrease the size of traditional incubators whilst being available at 1/30th of the cost and retaining all the necessary features.

2015 UK Diamond Winner

As bionics become increasingly advanced we see sophisticated technologies attached to limbs by an old fashioned and not fit for purpose stump and socket model. We are developing an implanted device to interface with the limb and provide an open standard connector to allow plug & play prosthetic attachment. This will allow a higher patient quality of life, cheaper care delivery for healthcare providers and allow prosthetic manufacturers to form a new relationship with the consumer.

2015 Boston Diamond Winner

SHRI works alongside communities in rural India to increase access to essential health infrastructure by providing access to toilets, which convert waste into energy in order to run a water filtration system. SHRI sells safe drinking water at a fair price to generate revenue. SHRI encourages behavior change and positive health outcomes through education. Partnerships with local government ensures land and funding allocated for ending open defecation goes to those most in need of these services.

2015 Boston Diamond Winner

For the long-haul trucking market which faces large diesel costs, Hyliion is developing an add-on hybrid system for tractor trailers that will reduce their total fuel consumption by 30%, with an ROI of less than one year. In addition, it will improve the driver’s quality of life as well as reduce harmful greenhouse gas emissions. We strive to offer a high quality solution that will lead the industry towards a more efficient and safe means of transporting goods.

2015 Boston Diamond Winner

In LATAM, lack of affordable access to decent clothing perpetuates social inequality. Poor appearance limits educational, professional, and personal development opportunities. Estrenón, a for-profit social enterprise, disrupts poverty’s cycle of low self-esteem and exclusion by pioneering the reuse clothing movement in LATAM through a replicable model for buying and selling pre-owned clothing. Our retail stores create dignified & empowering experiences for families to begin improving their lives

2015 Boston Diamond Winner

Biorasis is in the business of developing a miniaturized, hypodermic-injectable biosensor for reliable continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) with autonomous operation for 3-6 months that requires no user intervention. Our goal is to vastly improve the quality of life of diabetics. Our solution eliminates surgery for sensor implantation and extraction, restores active life style, enables remote care for juveniles and the elderly, enhances compliance, and saves 50-70% in annual healthcare costs.

2014 Boston Diamond Winner

SQZ Biotech’s CellSqueeze enables the delivery of molecules into cells by a gentle squeezing. It was invented at MIT in the labs of Prof. Bob Langer and Prof. Klavs Jensen. It's shown 10-100x improvement relative to competing technologies for major unmet needs: primary cells and non-nucleid acid molecules (e.g. proteins). We own the exclusive license from MIT to any application. We started in the research market but plan to pursue higher impact applications (e.g. therapeutics) in the future.

2014 Boston Diamond Winner

200 million people across India and Bangladesh suffer from arsenic and fluoride poisoning due to contaminated drinking water. Drinkwell transforms this $2.3B market into economic opportunity by blending novel water filtration with a franchise business model to provide 20L jugs of water daily to customers for a low monthly fee. Compared to reverse osmosis, the current best practice, Drinkwell delivers 60x more water, is 16x more energy efficient, and reduces waste by 7 orders of magnitude.

2014 Boston Diamond Winner

What if I told you I could save one million lives every year with just refrigerator magnets and a laser pointer? For the 500 million annual infections that go undiagnosed, current malaria diagnostics are slow, expensive, inaccurate, and chemical-based, meaning they require refrigeration and clinical expertise.
But malaria parasites are magnetic. Our reusable, mechanical mechanical device offers a handheld, quantitative diagnosis for 1/10th the cost and 100x the detection level of competitors.

2014 Boston Diamond Winner

Catie’s Closet, provides, through it’s in-school, discreet resource, essential clothing and basic necessities to homeless students and those living below the poverty line. Students are able to privately access what they need – which helps remove barriers to learning and school attendance. Participating students want to attend school. We are helping kids fit in, feel valued and focus on education. By providing a hand-up over a hand-out, we are leveling the playing field for at-risk students.

2013 Boston Diamond Winner

The ViralGains mission is to create authentic relationships between consumers and advertisers through the power of online video. ViralGains delivers Viral Marketing at scale through technology that measures how consumers watch, share, and talk about video content. The ViralGains Viral Marketing Platform is the first of its kind that maximizes views, shares, and conversations in real time for YouTube content.

2013 Boston Diamond Winner

RailPod robots increase the frequency and quality of day-to-day railroad track inspections. Through cost effective robots and data as a service RailPod ensures the safety of railroad track inspectors while providing much needed big data to the multi-billion dollar track inspection industry. RailPod robots provide railroad track inspectors with repeatable and quantifiable data in real time, allowing railroads to make timely decisions that improve bottom line revenue and safety of passengers.

2013 Boston Diamond Winner

Recognized  by  President  Obama  as  one  of  the  best  new  social  innovations,  MT  strengthens  the  economy  by  educating a  generation  of  American  teens  about  money.  Placing  trained college  mentors  in  urban  high  school  classrooms  to  lead teens through action-focused  pop-­culture  curricula,  MT  makes  personal finance  relevant  to  the  kids  who  need  it  most.  MT will scale to provide every student  the  skills  needed  for economic security and prosperity.

2013 Boston Diamond Winner

In the US, over half a million patients suffer from chronic kidney failure (CKF). Most are dependent on hemodialysis to filter their blood. Unfortunately, more than 100,000 patients/year die from CKF, a large reason being the failure of the interface between the patient and the hemodialysis machine known as a “vascular access”. At Hemova, we have developed a blood access device that is safer and more reliable than current solutions; helping to keep our patients healthier and prolong their lives.

2013 Boston Diamond Winner

99Degrees Custom is manufacturing the future of retail. With the rise of me-commerce comes a unique opportunity for US manufacturing. Speed-to-market is key. 99Degrees Custom, based in Lawrence, MA, combines lean manufacturing with innovative technology, automation, and ops systems to manufacture and ship custom apparel within days of an order. We bridge low income workers with family-supporting wage careers in advanced manufacturing through training, living wage employment and next gen benefits

2012 Boston Diamond Winner

RallyPoint gives US military members unprecedented ability to influence their careers by leveraging their own unique military merits and connections. As a military member inevitably transitions to the private sector, we leverage his unique military identity to dramatically improve chances of finding ideal employment. Founders are 2 Harvard B-School military veterans uniquely positioned to lead this venture's success. GEN (Ret) George Casey, 36th Army Chief of Staff, is among Board members.

2012 Boston Diamond Winner

Whether delivering a package for FedEx, carrying luggage for the TSA or just lifting in a warehouse, $50 Billion is spent compensating injuries from workers who lift incorrectly. Strong Arm Technologies, Inc. has developed an elegant solution to those expenditures. The Strong Arm Vest takes the forces of a load and disperses them to stronger more stable areas of the lifters torso, in doing so it constrains the user into a proper ergonomic lifting posture. Workers lift safer and with less effort.

2012 Boston Diamond Winner

LiquiGlide is a revolutionary super-slippery coating platform that allows cosmetic products like shampoo, conditioner, and lotion and thick sauces and condiments like mayonnaise, ketchup, mustard, jelly, and even honey to slide easily out of their bottles. What may seem like a trivial application is actually a $100+ billion industry worldwide. But this is just the tip of the iceberg. LiquiGlide will be a game changing technology in energy, desalination, transportation, manufacturing, and more.

2012 Boston Diamond Winner

20 million people in developing countries need a wheelchair. Existing products don’t work on the rough terrain and break easily. We designed the Leveraged Freedom Chair (LFC) to solve this problem. It uses a lever drivetrain made from bike parts, enabling users to travel 80% faster than a standard wheelchair on tarmac and off-road like no other mobility aid available, while ensuring local repairability. The LFC empowers people with disabilities to access education, employment and independence.

2011 Boston Diamond Winner

Tinfoil Security is providing the simplest security solution. With Tinfoil Security, your site is routinely monitored and checked for vulnerabilities using a scanner that's constantly updated. Using the same techniques as malicious hackers, we systematically test all the access points, instantly notifying you when there's a threat and giving you step-by-step instruction

2011 Boston Diamond Winner

Sanergy permanently reduces sanitation-related diseases in Africa's slums by making hygienic sanitation affordable, accessible, and sustainable. Our team of engineers from MIT and University of Nairobi have developed a low-cost high-quality sanitation center. We franchise a dense network of these sanitation centers across the slums to local entrepreneurs who run them as viable businesses. We collect the waste from each center and convert it to electricity and fertilizer that we sell for a profit

2010 Boston Diamond Winner

Samanta Shoes creates life changing experiences for women who have trouble finding stylish shoes in their size. The US footwear industry consists of annual retail revenue of $40 billion, however top brands are reluctant to cater to the oversize womens shoe market. Samanta recently signed an agreement with Amazon.com, and has sold them over $600,000 in large size women's shoes in 2010. Samanta is seeking $500,000 to relaunch their retail website, increase inventory levels, and restructure debt.

2010 Boston Diamond Winner

1.1 Billion people do not have access to clean drinking water; 3.5 million die every year as a result. Clean water is difficult to come by; used soda bottles that clutter our planet are not. OsmoPure up cycles this trash into simple and effective water filtration systems that are vital to life in disaster situations and commercially attractive for recreation. We aim to ease the water crisis with a profitable business that will remain strong when efforts running only on good will have dried up.

2010 Boston Diamond Winner

Cadio (rhymes with "radio") analyzes GPS data from mobile phones to better understand consumer interests and habits. Using a privacy-aware opt-in model, Cadios algorithms generate brand-relevant inferences about where people go and what they do, creating robust predictions about future behaviors. Cadios addressable market includes consumer research and campaign effectiveness monitoring, worth approximately $1.2 billion/year in the US alone.

2010 Boston Diamond Winner

You know that "You must reboot to install new updates" message? Ksplice has developed technology that can install those updates, without rebooting. Rebooting for updates is pervasive and painful: downtime has real financial cost. But not updating is exposing yourself to security risks: 90% of attacks take advantage of vulnerabilities you'd be secure against if you kept up to date. So Ksplice is a lifesaver for IT administrators: just ask our 100+ customers. Rebooting is obsolete!

Platinum Winners
2016 Boston Platinum Winner

BlindHash has developed and has been granted a patent on a new way to secure passwords and user databases on the internet. Our "blind hashing" solution completely eliminates the possibility of password theft, protecting companies and their customers from costly and disruptive data breaches. Our technology can economically protect any business from the smallest SaaS startups to Amazon and Facebook.

2016 Boston Platinum Winner

Every few hours, one Library of Congress worth of data is created on orbit by commercial satellite operators. The cost to get this data down to the ground for use is excessive and growing more complex. Analytical Space is creating a network of in-space relays that utilize laser communications to solve this problem, allowing operators to offload more data at costs comparable to cellular data plans, all while using their existing hardware.

2016 UK Platinum Winner

WeTrack provides a new way to manage projects. Born out of the London 2012 Olympic Games, WeTrack is a project management software built specifically around client needs. It covers the key principles in project management by combining all the best parts of an objective/tasking system with a full risk and issues register without the red tape. With a key focus on UI/UX, WeTrack is the easiest way to manage any large scale event, boasting clients such as The FA, Ryder Cup and The Jockey Club.

2016 UK Platinum Winner

We produce animal feed the way nature intended.

Entocycle, is an innovative feed company that is developing one the most advanced, efficient and sustainable systems to feed the world.

We are utilising the power of Hermetia illucens (Black Soldier Fly) to 'up-cycle' organic food waste into a sustainable protein feed alternative for aquaculture and livestock.

"Nature does not believe in waste, and neither do we"

Gold Winners
2017 Boston Gold Winner

There is a crisis in medical imaging. Current MRI contrast agents (GBCAs) contain toxic gadolinium. GBCAs cause brain deposition of gadolinium in all patients, and pose devastating risks to renally impaired patients. Each year over 4 million very sick patients worldwide must be denied crucial diagnostic imaging, and over 30 million patients are put at risk.
Reveal solves this >$1B problem with a biocompatible gadolinium-free contrast agent that is a safe, direct substitute for GBCAs.

2017 Boston Gold Winner

W8X helps athletes get the most out of their workout. Inspired by robotics, we developed a training system that automatically changes resistance to adapt to a user's needs. The system has the size of a shoebox but provides safer and more effective training than traditional equipment. Controlled through an app, the system tracks metrics and provides valuable feedback. We work with leading coaches and professional athletes to reinvent strength training for the gym and for the home.
*fundraising

2017 Boston Gold Winner

Y2Y is building a network of student run homeless shelters for young adults ages 18-24. Young adults are uniquely vulnerable on the streets due to high rates of LGBTQ identity and experience in foster care. Y2Y provides sanctuary to move guests quickly off the streets, surrounding them with resources to facilitate their pathways out of homelessness. Y2Y provides opportunities for guests and volunteers to become the next generation’s leading advocates for youth-driven solutions to homelessness.

2017 Boston Gold Winner

We create functional, line management garments for patients with implanted intravenous lines.
Implanted intravenous lines leave patients at risk for many complications such as infection, dislodgement, and skin breakdown. Managing the lines leads to stress, discomfort, and unnecessary costs for patients, caregivers, hospitals and payers.
Our garments decrease line dislodgement, lower per patient costs, and improve safety and quality of life for patients with implanted lines.

2017 Boston Gold Winner

Athletes of Valor was inspired by our CEO/founder's difficulty re-adjusting to civilian life, and realization that sports provide the support structure and camaraderie that veterans need when returning home. We are changing the trajectory of veteran's academic lives and careers by presenting unknown opportunities in college sports. The platform is free for service members with hopes to increase veterans' retention/engagement on campus and improve employment outcomes.

2017 Boston Gold Winner

Recent clinical studies proved that consistently introducing food allergens to infants before 6 months old prevents allergies by over 80% (*LEAP, EAT). The trouble is that parents find it scary, inconvenient, and stressful to introduce a range allergens regularly to their infants. We have created a convenient set of organic fruit puree pouches that contain the same amounts of allergens as the breakthrough studies, making it easy and stress-free for parents to prevent allergies.

2017 Switzerland Gold Winner

Dechets a l'Or is a tech-enabled provider of infrastructure services to fast growing cities of West African. We use a proprietary database system to enable city mapping to support service delivery to households and businesses. We collect and process solid waste to produce, fertilizer, energy, and electricity. Dechets a l’Or uses technology to provide better waste collection service, our mission is to make cities cleaner places with brighter futures through professional service delivery.

2017 Switzerland Gold Winner

The ChemAlive platform is designed for cheaper and faster access to computed chemical data with no expertise, hardware or software barrier through a SaaS model executable by any chemist on-line. Our system brings machine learning and big data to the chemical and Pharma industry who have a need for accurate reaction metrics to design, predict and understand chemical processes. The speed opens up new markets where interactive accurate data can be used as a sales, marketing and R&D tool.

2017 Switzerland Gold Winner

Novel membranes (PCT, USA patent) for separating hydrogen and oxygen during hydrogen production in alkaline water electrolysers have been developed by a start-up company MEMBRASENZ GmbH. Taking into account the relevance of hydrogen as a future energy career in providing green energy supply for industrial and domestic use and mobility applications, this technology possesses the potential to contribute solving some of the future energy challenges.

2017 Boston Gold Winner

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 Israel Gold Winner

Our technology transforms carbon dioxide into impurity-free ethanol for use in consumer products. We do this using only water and sunlight as the other two inputs. At scale, we are both both more profitable and better for the environment than ethanol derived by fermentation, which we achieve while actively removing the most abundant greenhouse gas from our atmosphere.

2017 Boston Gold Winner

Nonspec delivers affordable, adjustable prosthetic limb kits to clinics worldwide. We mass produce easily customizable prostheses that can fit any amputation site. Our initial focus is applying our patented core technology to below knee amputees. Our lightweight device allows the same components to be fit to an 8 and an 18 year old and expand as needed to compensate for patient growth, while maintaining comfort. The device can be fit and adjusted with minimal training and equipment.

2017 Switzerland Gold Winner

Lymphatica is a medical device development company that has designed and patented LymphoDrain, a novel implantable system replacing lymphatic vessel draining function. The system is based on magnetically controlled micropumps, and it has been conceived to treat chronic lymphedema, a common side effect of cancer therapies. Currently there is no cure for lymphedema. LymphoDrain represents the first effective solution for more than 10 million lymphedema patients in EU and United States.

2017 Israel Gold Winner

Over 300 million people around the world experience daily frustration.
They have lost the use of their hands due to disease, injury or paralysis.
This affects their independence, communication and even the way they relax, watch TV or play games.
We give 300 million people back their freedom with Crescent™ - "Independence in a band".
Crescent™ all day, light, wearable that enables unlimited control over a Computer, Tablet & Smartphone, effectively replacing a mouse or finger on a touch-pad.

2017 Switzerland Gold Winner

Heart failure as a consequence of myocardial fibrosis is the world’s biggest killer and represents a significant unmet medical need. No therapies currently exist that either directly target the heart or the fibrotic process itself. We have discovered a heart specific regulator of fibrosis – the long noncoding RNA, Wisper. By using our first-in-class proprietary approach to target Wisper, we are able to block myocardial fibrosis and treat heart failure in pre-clinical animal models.

2017 Boston Gold Winner

Voatz enables citizens to vote in all kinds of elections or voting events via a smartphone. Past attempts at internet based voting have failed or not gone mainstream due to fundamental concerns around security, auditability and voter anonymity. With Voatz, using biometrics for security and the Blockchain for irrefutability, we are able to tackle all these challenges and significantly streamline the process of voting and identity verification.

2017 Boston Gold Winner

According to the Word Health Organization up to 50% of medications worldwide are substandard or counterfeit. Veripad has created an affordable and portable solution that allows for rapid screening of medication quality. A user would simply place the medication in question onto our chemically pre-treated paper then place the paper in some water. The water then mixes the reagents with the medication to create a unique color pattern which our mobile app interprets.

2017 Boston Gold Winner

Miracle Messages helps homeless people record short video messages to their loved ones, and delivers them via social media as a step toward reuniting families. It’s deceptively simple, and it works. To date, our mobile and web apps have reunited 42 people, 14 of whom are now in stable housing. We just received a $200K grant to implement MM at a systems level in SF, and many other cities have reached out after learning about our impact from 350+ articles. Our goal is to reunite 1M people by 2021.

2017 Boston Gold Winner

Adolescent girls globally face many health-related challenges, including inadequate nutrition and anemia, menstruation-related taboos, mental illness, gender-based violence, and teen pregnancy. Adolescence is a critical point of intervention to prevent poor health outcomes later, as these girls are on the cusp of womanhood. Girls Health Champions aims to train adolescent girls in these critical topics and cultivate peer educators who will become health leaders in their schools and communities.

2016 Boston Gold Winner

Parents unable to console crying babies can become anxious and discouraged, which can weaken the parent-baby bond. Witnessing their heartache inspired a maternity nurse to design Tranquilo Mat to soothe babies in seconds by mimicking the womb’s familiar sounds and motions including gentle vibrations, whooshing, and heartbeats. The mat is a portable and versatile solution, usable anywhere, even in parents’ arms. Tranquilo creates happier families and a more peaceful world, one baby at a time.

2016 Israel Gold Winner

Versatile Natures is a data mining and AI platform helping field construction managers and their headquarters build faster, safer and with better cost & efficiency, using the crane as an IoT data provider, utilizing advanced process control methodologies that have minimized waste and increased efficiency in hitech fabs for years.

2016 Israel Gold Winner

We solve the most frustrating unsolved problem in laparoscopic surgeries - camera fogging. Laparoscopy has evolved into a surgical standard with many of open surgeries shifting steadily to this surgical procedure, currently 15 M surgeries are performed annually worldwide. Using breakthrough plasma technology, we eliminate the problem and maintain a clear view for the whole operation. By a simple and single pre-op treatment, done by the nurse, we make the surgeon forget the problem ever existed.

2016 Israel Gold Winner

ALS and other "Locked in" patients represent a subgroup of people with fully functional cognitive abilities who gradually lose their ability to speak and the ability to use their upper limbs.
The existing communication means are very expensive, cumbersome to calibrate, require a screen, and most of all, they are not fully mobile.
EyeControl is an affordable, mobile and easy to use communication device, that will unlock ALS and other "locked in" patients worldwide.

2016 Boston Gold Winner

Whole Heart Provisions is going to make you crave vegetables. We are a fast casual restaurant concept that takes flavors you'll find in the world's best restaurants, and serves them in under two minutes, for under $10. All of our food and packaging are plant based, helping us please the planet, our bodies, and most importantly, our taste buds. Since our launch in October 2015, we've served over 40,000 customers. We plan to become the Chipotle of the flexitarian generation.

2016 Boston Gold Winner

IBM called us the Uber for Education.

Jasmine is a mother from a Nigerian slum in our program & she doesn’t have education for her children, but she does have a mobile phone.

So we train & certify Home Educators from Jasmine’s own community to teach her thru SMS text messages. Jasmine then educates her children in her own home.

For educating her children and answering a quiz correctly, Jasmine is rewarded with free minutes and texts to her mobile phone, gamifying the learning process

2016 Boston Gold Winner

Neither kids nor adults enjoys having current orthodontic braces. You have to wear them 2-3 years and often get stuck with “metal mouth.” Signature Orthodontics addresses this problem by applying patented, next-generation manufacturing technology adapted for use in orthodontic treatment by the industry's leading experts.

2016 Boston Gold Winner

Sea Machines Robotics is building the technology that will enable the era of autonomous and remote-commanded marine & maritime vessels. Sea Machines systems allow surface craft to operate & navigate safely and efficiently with or without an on board crew. Initial applications ready to take advantage of autonomy are tugboats, launches, survey work boats, and dredging vessels, and as the technology gains wider acceptance we will expand into the over-the-horizon operations such as cargo shipping.

2016 Boston Gold Winner

RateGravity addresses the major issues in the $2.0T US mortgage market. Due to the actions of the highly commissioned mortgage salesperson, consumers are paying tens of thousands of dollars in excess interest on their loans and only 1 of 4 borrowers applies with more than one lender. RateGravity is redefining how consumers finance their home by eliminating the salesperson and providing a solution to compare, choose and close with local lenders, saving tens of thousands of dollars in interest.

2016 Boston Gold Winner

Joulez will empower tween girls globally with the skills, knowledge, vocabulary and courage needed to create the world-changing innovations and tech jobs of tomorrow. Playthings directly impact career choice – Joulez disrupts the boy-centric STEM toy offering with products proven to resonate with girls and their parents through deep user testing. Our kits let girls build and personalize beautiful crafts while learning valuable STEM skills and exploring fun, engaging online content.

2016 Boston Gold Winner

CoolComposites is a startup that is working to produce a phase change material (PCM) for energy efficient buildings. Competing PCM products are extremely expensive, require substantial modifications to building construction, or both. Our goal is to produce a drop-in additive for building materials based on inorganic PCMs, which are more than 10x cheaper than their existing organic counterparts. This will allow us to offer a 'zero-day' payback period enabled by novel materials synthesis.

2016 Boston Gold Winner

BrainRobotics is based in Boston MA and focuses on developing EEG (aka, Electroencephalography, or brainwave) controlled robotic prosthesis, which can be directly controlled using brainwave without using hands on a cost effective basis. This can be a life changer to those who suffered from loss of limb. The project is perceived as a great combination of cutting-edge technology and social responsibility. With BrainRobotic’s technology, you are in control to live a wonderful life.

2016 Boston Gold Winner

Independent Beauty Professionals are having problems maintaining their skills in their craft and managing a business at the same time—BeautyLynk solves that problem by creating a full software solution that will manage the entire beauty business operation. BeautyLynk provides independent contractors and salon owners with a software platform that handles on-demand appointment booking, financial transactions, record keeping, and customer sourcing.

2016 Boston Gold Winner

3DFortify is a materials company spun out of Professor Randall Erb’s lab at NEU. Our innovative 3D Magnetic alignment technology controls the orientation of composite reinforcement in three dimensions. This merges superior mechanical properties with the customization of 3D Printing. Current composites are expensive, time intensive, hard to customize, and have limited geometries. Our patented technologies allow for cheaper, faster, and the most complex composite manufacturing to date.

2016 Switzerland Gold Winner

Xsensio develops the first “Lab-on-SkinTM” wearable sensing platform for next-generation wearable solutions: a modular sensing tool able to continuously detect biomarkers at the surface of our skin to provide real-time continuous information about our health condition. Xsensio positions itself at the intersection of two massive and fast-growing markets: biosensors with blood tests, and wearables with simple, continuous and non-invasive feedback.

2016 Switzerland Gold Winner

TwentyGreen addresses the huge societal challenge of meeting growing world demand for protein by offering a solution to animal feeding that is at the same time more beneficial for the farmed animals, more profitable for the farmer, and more sustainable for our environment.

TwentyGreen produces a natural animal feed probiotic that provides a combined solution for today’s three major animal farming problems:
1. Feed cost
2. Disease burden
3. Ecological impact

2016 Switzerland Gold Winner

Kenyan farmers get 1% from every cup of coffee drunk worldwide. The rest of the 99% remains in the Supply chain. There has been a decline in Kenyan Coffee Production despite rising Coffee demand over the same period.

Taste of Kenya was established to ensure farmers benefit through direct trade and the Kenyan coffee production improves. This will ensure farmers get better prices and are paid on time while roasters have access to premium Kenyan coffee supported by farm traceability.

2016 Switzerland Gold Winner

SwissDeCode puts the power of DNA in your hands. Our DNAFoil line is the world’s 1st portable, self-administered, DNA detection kit. Revealing DNA of major contaminants, your staff confirms safety & compliance on the line. Invented at the University of Geneva. Certification label acceptance from the Swiss CTI. MC sponsors and other F&B customers are securing Right-First-Time processes with a tool simple as a home pregnancy test. Know it when and where you need it with DNAFoil.

Swissdecode.com

2016 Mexico Gold Winner

We build technology that leverages Blockchain and Bitcoin to achieve faster, cheaper, more secure, and more accessible financial services for individuals and businesses in Mexico. We believe digital currencies will revolutionize our global financial system and cross-border payments by reducing operational friction and lowering the cost of these services. We have a particular focus on remittances, international payments, payment processing, and micropayments.

2016 Mexico Gold Winner

Bayonet is a financial technology company, focused on increasing ecommerce acceptance rates and reducing chargebacks due to fraud related issues. According to Visa, over 1.2 billion USD were lost to fraud related issues in Latin America during 2016. A 60 billion USD online sales region, where Mexico faces a 13.9% rejection of all orders due to suspected fraud and more than 1.9% of chargebacks. Bayonet's team experienced this problem first hand at a local payment gateway and is now solving it.

2016 UK Gold Winner

Donor breast milk (DBM) is used to enhance the chances of survival and long-term health of sick and premature babies who have no access to maternal milk. There is currently a lack of equitable access to DBM across the UK. The HMB will also establish a first-of-its-kind research biobank to enable novel studies, collaborating with scientists across nutritional analysis, cancer research, microbiomics, and optimal donor milk usage. Surplus revenue will support local perinatal services.

2016 UK Gold Winner

We make cardiovascular surgeries more accurate and safe. Our technology helps clinicians accurately plan and rehearse stent placements inside blood vessels. Using predictive computations and AI, we make maximum use of available patient data and previous cases to accurately predict the behaviour of devices inside each patient’s configuration. This allows clinicians to optimise device selection, thereby reducing complications and associated cost of stenting surgeries for hospitals and society.

2016 UK Gold Winner

As the world population rises and our natural resources become ever more depleted, the pressures on world agriculture have never been greater. Precision agricultural technologies are key to achieving maximum efficiency from our land, natural and manufactured resources. The onTrak precision guidance system developed by Agricision aims to provide access to some high impact technologies for the many producers for whom the large investment currently required is a major barrier to adoption.

2015 Boston Gold Winner

Oral health affects heart disease, Alzheimer’s & diabetes and is the 2nd largest out of pocket healthcare expense: $250 BN! Yet 40% of Americans are not accessing this basic healthcare need. Sadly, this percentage is growing due to rising costs & inconvenience.
Virtudent leverages innovations in portable equipment & telehealth technologies to bring oral healthcare to the workplace for a fraction of the cost.Through Virtudent's pop-up dental clinics, high quality care is made easy & accessible.

2015 Boston Gold Winner

Spoiler Alert creates the first cloud-based marketplace and reporting platform to allow organizations to sell, donate, and recover wasted food. Whether that’s healthy surplus product or valuable organic waste, we enable them to get it to those who can use it – quickly. We've built a more seamless user experience - supported with real-time notifications, easy payment processing, and reporting capabilities. As a package, we empower companies to save money and become better community citizens.

2015 UK Gold Winner

You can book a car, a plane, even book plastic surgery online, but you cannot book a meeting room. It takes assistants 92 minutes to find and book a meeting, meanwhile companies are tied into 2-10 year leases on their office space, leaving rooms sat empty at huge expense.

Zipcube.com is an online marketplace that allows you to search, filter and book meeting rooms, without having to trawl the internet. Offices can list their space and unlock the value in their redundant rooms.

2015 UK Gold Winner

At Vidsy we’ve developed a game-changing tech platform enabling brands to create fresh micro content & ideas from a unique community of digital natives & creators. Brands can tap into our creative network to quickly produce micro video for mobile viewing and digital channels. Were proud of the service we provide to brands and agencies, the opportunities we give new creative talent & the exciting way we are driving collaborative creation to produce engaging brand content people will want to watch

2015 UK Gold Winner

twosigmas is a Cambridge-based company that specializes in global education solutions. We connect learners from around the world to educators and educational opportunities in the UK, focusing mainly on using our proprietary videochat whiteboard technology to deliver live English lessons from UK tutors to Chinese learners. Our sales and marketing team uses strong personal relationships to partner with companies in China interested in corporate English education programs for their employees.

2015 UK Gold Winner

'Live Better With...' will be a one-stop online store of the latest healthcare, home aid and wellness products, for patients with long-term conditions (cancer, Alzheimers, stroke, diabetes) and their caregivers. It will be a curated range, with visible product ratings from other patients/carers. It will be complemented by an comprehensive information portal and community platform for patients/families, addressing how to manage side effects and symptoms, and live better with the disease.

2015 UK Gold Winner

Great Little Place (GLP) is a mobile app for discovering and sharing “great little places” around you - from quirky bars to extraordinary restaurants, the places that make a city special.

Very simply, we're weaving everyone’s little black book of places together, asking members across the world to say ‘I know this great little place…’ and share their favourite discoveries with one another. So it's just the good stuff.

Our mission is to become the last city guide you'll ever need.

2015 UK Gold Winner

Glisser makes presentations interactive – it takes regular PowerPoint or Keynote slide decks and pushes them out live to audience mobile devices, slide-by-slide, as they are presented. It then enables members of the audience to interact with the presenter or each other, participate in polls integrated seamlessly within the original deck, and provide valuable feedback. Attendees can also electronically mark-up the slides with notes, and keep them for future reference, or tweet slides.

2015 UK Gold Winner

Converge is an end-to-end solution for IoT in industry. We connect existing sensors across industries such as construction or manufacturing with our hardware nodes and provide automated, accurate real time monitoring through our software platform. Our hardware runs a low frequency mesh network and reports data back to our servers for analysis. We've started with construction, and are implementing our technology with one of the largest construction companies in Europe.

2015 Boston Gold Winner

Survey and inspection of our critical infrastructure, such as wind turbines, bridges, oil/gas pipe, and power-line, is slow, expensive, and often extremely dangerous.

XactSense builds fully autonomous, 3D Laser scanning Drones which allow our customer to get more data, at half the cost, and 1/5 the time of existing methods.

Our system is designed to fit the needs of the industry. Custom aircraft, 3-axis stabilized payload, and our own software to create 3D models of any landscape or structure.

2015 Boston Gold Winner

TV rating is the most important number in the $70 billion TV ad market, but there has been no innovation in two decades. TVision Insights leverages state-of-the-art computer vision technology to collect viewers’ demographics, emotional reactions, and viewability/engagement by placing a sensor at the base of a television in a household. This data is extremely valuable to advertisers and media buying agencies who today have no real measurement of their advertisements’ effectiveness.

2015 Boston Gold Winner

At Six Foods, we make healthy, delicious, and sustainable foods with insects. We use crickets milled into a flour to make high protein tortilla chips (Chirps) that are familiar to Americans. We want to normalize insect foods, starting with snacks to meat. The goal is to substitute animal protein with insect protein, thus converting livestock farming to insect farming. By doing so, we will reduce land & water usage, and greenhouse gas emissions.

2015 Boston Gold Winner

Instead of reinventing the syringe, our device, LyoKit, couples a standard off-the-shelf syringe with an external pressurized water chamber, resulting in a simple one-step reconstitution process. As a result, the LyoKit differentiates itself from other competitions by being customizable to a full range of biologic products that require reconstitution. We also have the potential to provide a cost advantage of up to 60% to both the customer and pharmacy, while still generating 70% profit margins.

2015 Boston Gold Winner

Globally, 2 billion people are malnourished and anemic. Health impacts range from impaired physical and cognitive development, to infant prematurity, to death– 1 million people annually. Untreated anemia in children can have lifelong impact; 178M are undiagnosed today.
Obz Design is addressing the critical challenge of anemia diagnostics with a revolutionary non-invasive device that will replace blood testing. Our solution is 50 times less expensive, 400 times faster, and safer for patients.

2015 Boston Gold Winner

Nix86 is a universal order management platform that brings unprecedented scale & efficiency to the food service industry. Each year 990K US restaurants place 1B orders with 17k suppliers by fax, email, and phone calls. Nix86 optimizes order/fulfillment by replacing paper handoffs & data silos with a direct B2B cloud-based connection & central archive. Nix86 aligns restaurants & suppliers, reduces labor costs and food waste, and adds new business intelligence with accessible data.

2015 Boston Gold Winner

Digital and print displays dominate our lives - yet today’s flat displays only show an impoverished slice of reality. To solve the big problems that have prevented glasses-free 3D from going mainstream, Lumii is developing the first commercial light field engine: the evolution of our research at MIT. We can't wait to bring it into your hands.

At Lumii, we are fundamentally changing the way people build glasses-free 3D digital and print displays, by replacing optics with software intelligence.

2015 Boston Gold Winner

LaunchPad Medical is developing Tetranite™, a bone adhesive that is gradually replaced by bone. Such a product has significant load-bearing strength and will provide a new tool for the surgeon to anchor metal implants, fill voids, and fix bone fragments back together while keeping procedures simpler, safer, and less expensive. Tetranite™ has a combination of strength, biocompatibility, and low cost to be commercially viable. The dental implant market will be the initial platform application.

2015 Boston Gold Winner

Today our ability to find new sources of oil to supply our energy needs, prevent illegal drugs from being smuggled into the US on ships, and keep our military safe by freeing foreign waters of dangerous mines all rely on the same thing: risking human lives diving into these unsafe and unknown environments. Hydroswarms solves this problem by using swarms of small, autonomous, underwater robots specifically designed to do this job, saving lives and revolutionizing a multi-billion dollar market.

2015 UK Gold Winner

More important to buyers than product features or cost is the buying experience. Sales reps who deliver relevant information in buyer-friendly, unique ways achieve a significant advantage by making the buying experience easy and straightforward. Aberdeen Research reports that by using buyer portals B2B sales companies attain 28% higher revenue compared to those still using email to collaborate with buyers. BuyerDeck is a unique way for B2B Buyers and sellers to collaborate from lead to close.

2015 Boston Gold Winner

Laundry is about to be reinvented! Current laundry machines use 20 gallons of water and significant amount of detergent to remove just one table spoon of dirty oil compounds, giving a cleaning efficiency of less than 1%. This inefficient process makes an average hotel spend $10K on water and detergent per month! With AquaFresco close-loop laundry technology, 95% of the water and detergent cost can be saved, capturing a market opportunity over $2B/yr.

2014 Boston Gold Winner

Lack of mobility still the biggest barrier for independent life for the close to 300 million visually impaired people in the world. As current tools don't solve the problem entirely, we developed the Sunu band, a sonar bracelet that gently informs the user of obstacles in their way, making their mobility safer and easier. Product was field tested with leader authorities, manufactured and introduced to the market on October 2018.

2014 Boston Gold Winner

Voxel8 is a startup company that is bringing novel materials to 3D printing. We will embed function into the typical shapes of 3D printing. Our materials, based on research by Harvard SEAS Professor Lewis, allow us to print embedded conductors, wires, and batteries into the normal matrix materials of 3D printing.

2014 Boston Gold Winner

Sano offers a disposable, low cost, Point-of-Care (POC) diagnostic platform with first focus on chronic wounds, quantitatively measuring wound biochemistry (enzymes called MMPs) to personalize treatment, promote faster healing, and reduce treatment costs. In parallel, Sano will trial and commercialize an early equine arthritis diagnostic for earlier revenue in Q4 2014. Six other human and vet diseases that are characterized by elevated MMPs will be evaluated sequentially thereafter.

2014 Boston Gold Winner

Aquaculture is the fastest growing animal sector and is one of the best sources of protein to accommodate the world’s growing population of 9 billion by 2030. At the same time, the world’s natural fisheries are in decline and fish farming is unsustainable currently. KnipBio's high-yield proprietary fermentation technology offers a more economical, healthier and sustainable alternative than today's approaches.

2014 Boston Gold Winner

Grapevine is pioneering Advocate Marketing, a powerful new digital marketing platform connecting brands with relevant communities of online influencers to deliver breakthrough advertising ROI.

2014 Boston Gold Winner

Annually 47 million people in the US fall victim to a water-borne infection. Current testing methods take 24 hours or more. This waiting time is too long for efficient quality control and to prevent disease outbreaks. Fluid-Screen brings the power of an entire lab into a portable device. Fluid-Screen detects bacteria in water in 30 minutes or less. The patent pending technology is based on a silicon biosensor chip developed at Yale University. We believe that Fluid-Screen will change the world.

2014 Boston Gold Winner

Power plants have been stuck using the same inefficient condensers for decades. Putting a hydrophobic coating on these condensers would save millions of dollars in fuel and thousands of tons of CO2 every year for each power plant. Until now there hasn’t been a coating that survives long enough while providing good thermal performance. We invented and patented a durable hydrophobic coating at MIT and invented a way to manufacture it at an industrial scale.

2014 Boston Gold Winner

The publishing industry can save millions of dollars annually with Dimples. Dimples, Inc. develops software for reducing the cost of printing documents. Our patented technology enables organizations to use their existing fonts while reducing costs by 30 to 40%. Dimples specializes in engineering ink- and toner-conserving software and font overlays for newspapers, magazines, and more. Our target markets include: publishers, government, institutions, and bulk printers.

2014 Boston Gold Winner

For many diseases whose treatment involves frequent delivery of injectable drugs (diabetes, Parkinson's, osteoporosis, etc.), using continuous infusion pumps often leads to better outcomes than multiple daily injections, resulting in healthier patients and lower healthcare costs. Existing pumps' limitations, however, inhibit their adoption. Our Evopump - a more comfortable, precise, therapeutically flexible, and lower cost pump - should significantly increase adoption, yielding better outcomes

2014 Boston Gold Winner

Power meters are a training and performance tracking tool for cyclists; think of it as a super Fitbit for cyclists. While they've become essential for elite cyclists, their high price (often well over $1,000) prevents mainstream fitness cyclists from using power data to train smarter and ride faster.

We’re Ashton Instruments and we’ve developed a new sensor technology that lets us build a power meter that’s finally affordable to the entire fitness cycling market.

2014 Boston Gold Winner

Anfiro is developing ultra high-permeability membranes for water purification. Our step increase in membrane permeability results in transformative cost reductions by enabling small-scale cost effective systems. The massive footprint reduction translates into large CAPEX savings, while the lower operating pressure results in a decreased energy requirement and associated operating cost. Anfiro's ultra-high permeability membranes are enabling clean and affordable water for a better tomorrow.

2014 Boston Gold Winner

3Derm is a cost-effective skin imaging system that allows any user to take clinical-quality 3D images of concerning skin lesions and upload them instantly for review by a dermatologist. We implement our technology within accountable care organizations as a triage system, allowing primary care physicians to use our handheld imager in their clinics and send images via cloud to an in-network dermatologist for review - ensuring those with alarming conditions are seen as soon as possible.

2013 Boston Gold Winner

UPower is developing the only always-on, mobile, emission-free, recyclable nuclear generator for remote and distributed generation where energy costs can exceed 30 cents/kWh, and power is needed 24/7. The reactor is a compact, solid-state, nano reactor that produces 1.5 MWe and can cogenerate process heat for 30 years without refueling. Our unique technology enables us to reduce technical and regulatory risks so we can get to market for 1/10th the cost in half the time as competing technologies.

2013 Boston Gold Winner

Thompson SCI is commercializing a patented device based treatment for spinal cord injury (SCI). This is a patient population that currently has no clinically effective treatment options and represents a multi-billion dollar market. Our team of biomedical engineers and surgeons are completing the development of a system that integrates into current treatment practices to deliver a targeted therapy that inhibits biological responses that result in permanent neurological loss.

2013 Boston Gold Winner

Our mission is to create veteran employment opportunities, reduce waste and strengthen civil-military understanding by profitably selling fashionable bags and accessories made from repurposed military materials. Our name originates from the ancient saying, “to turn swords into plough shares,” which means, to take military technologies and materials and apply them to peaceful civilian applications.

2013 Boston Gold Winner

Silverside Detectors helps governments reduce the threat of nuclear terrorism. Our lithium thermal neutron detection technology matches the performance of standard He-3 radiation detectors, but at 1/10th the price. This inexpensive radiation sensor is low-cost and efficient enough to be a "connected device" for networks of discreet detectors within and around cities, in transportation pathways, and nuclear material storage sites.

2013 Boston Gold Winner

Burns and other skin tissue losses are currently treated with partial thickness skin grafts from healthy skin, a painful procedure that generates additional scarring and has to be performed in an OR under anesthesia carrying complications inherent to surgical procedures. KERADERM consists of 4×4in Skin-cell-coated sheets, cultured from a 5mm healthy skin sample of the same patient. It is a painless, non-surgical procedure that heals in a short period of time with a significant decrease in cost

2013 Boston Gold Winner

Cape Commons Brewing Company is a social impact brewery that has a dual mission: to brew great craft beer and to invest in communities without access to clean drinking water. For every batch of beer we brew, we build one clean water project through our on-the-ground partner, Rainwater for Humanity. One Batch. One Project. Beer for Water. We're getting ready to build a brewery in Brooklyn and have the beer kegged, canned and in your hands by Fall 2014. So the adventure begins now, are you coming?

2013 Boston Gold Winner

Bio-Adhesive Alliance produces an adhesive that is low cost and durable and can be utilized as a substitute to petroleum-based asphalt. It is a green product obtained from a thermochemical process that converts swine manure to liquid asphalt. It has applications is pavement, construction, roofing, sealing, and carpeting. It improves pavement quality due to its enhanced water resistibility and temperature tolerance resulting in significant savings in pavement construction and maintenance.

2013 Boston Gold Winner

Fouling - deposition of ash on surfaces of boilers affects coal and biofuel powered power plants. Deposits reduce energy transfer from the combustion fuel to heated water and steam. In a typical base load boiler losses due to fouling top 5%, $25 million annually. Today there is no fouling sensing technology to direct cleaning of the boiler, driving up maintenance costs and inefficiencies. Our technology can directly measure the fouling buildup and create a close loop to optimize cleaning.

2013 Boston Gold Winner

It is almost impossible to not know someone affected by breast cancer with 1 in 8 women diagnosed. The "Jacki" is a patent approved essential recovery garment that empowers cancer patients enduring extensive surgery. Its unique design increases mobility and independence, while reducing pain. Distributed by oncology network throughout 81 hospitals at the critical timing of diagnosis. This game-changing patient designed surgeon-endorsed garment is leveling the playing field in this unfair fight.

2013 Boston Gold Winner

3dim changes how you interact with your smart devices. We unleash natural interaction by providing the first accurate 3D gesture sensor for the battery-powered mobile device market. Our patent-pending method dramatically reduces power requirements and eliminates sensitivity to lighting conditions, making reliable gesture control on the go possible for the first time. Sized and priced for phones, tablets, and wearables. Leave your screen for display and interact in 3D. Gesture is the new touch.

2012 Boston Gold Winner

We got a crash course in recovery when an EF3 tornado scrambled our town. Groups like the Red Cross bring resources into town, but don’t collect donations, don’t organize volunteers, and don’t stay. Untrained community members are tasked with all of the long-term organizing and given no tools. We can launch TownName.Recovers.org in 2hrs, providing searchable databases, social media aggregation and mobile apps, allowing local organizers to efficiently marshal resources.

2012 Boston Gold Winner

90% of people 80+ want to live at home, but there can be risks. NTG health service has health sensors and software intelligence to detect abnormal patterns in behavior, allowing for early response. Our service detects serious issues -- even if someone is unconscious, has not fallen, or has not pressed an alarm. We help aging people maintain independent, active lives, and assure their families they are healthy and safe at home. We give aging people freedom, and their loved ones peace of mind.

2012 Boston Gold Winner

NBA Math Hoops harnesses the power and influence that NBA stars possess and unleashes it to inspire students to be excited and happy about learning math. We have formed partnerships with the National Basketball Association and Hasbro Games to create an innovative, fast-paced, competitive board game that teaches and applies important fundamental math skills. Students use real-world NBA and WNBA player data to compete against classmates in timed, simulated basketball games.

2012 Boston Gold Winner

Ministry of Supply, founded by 4 MIT students, aims to change how we think about business clothing. With an Advisory Board comprised of members from Patagonia, Zappos, Gilt and Under Armour, Ministry of Supply was Kickstarter's highest ever Fashion funded startup, raising $429K from 3,000+ customers in 30 countries in about a month. It uses its proprietary NASA technology in business clothing to prevent sweat via temperature regulation, and eliminates ironing.

2012 Boston Gold Winner

49 million Americans are hungry and food insecure (including 660,000 in Massachusetts), yet wasted food accounts for almost forty percent of food produced in the U.S. Food is wasted at every level from production to the retail shelf. Lovin’ Spoonfuls facilitates the rescue and distribution of perishable, prepared and unserved foods that would otherwise be thrown away and wasted. We deliver this food directly to local crisis centers, soup kitchens and other social assistance entities.

2012 Boston Gold Winner

Lab Automate has developed and globally patented the A3G technology which can reduce the time to market of Inhalation products by up to 25%. The technology’s feasibility has been independently proven by tests done at Cirrus Pharmaceuticals and by University of Maryland. The technology has a $2.8 billion market which is growing @ 6%/annum. Expects to be profitable in 2nd year with 5th year sales projected @$50MM--is seeking $1.3MM to develop commercial scale equipment.

2012 Boston Gold Winner

Fragmentation of media consumption has made audiences expensive and difficult to reach with the current methods, especially within the $70B US TV ad market. Building on years of experience with viewership data and ad tech, IntegralReach is offering next generation solutions to TV networks and advertisers. We utilize large, rich data sets and analytics to fuel an activation platform that effectively places ads, promotes content and delivers meaningful, cross-platform reach.

2012 Boston Gold Winner

Tooth loss affects nearly the entire adult population and significantly impacts quality of life. Dental implants are often the best treatment; however, it is hard to accurately drill a hole in the jaw to properly place an implant, and mistakes can be costly. We sell 3D image-based drill guides to help surgeons more easily and accurately place implants. Our patented guide solves the design issues of current guides, requires no investment (vs $5-10K), and is half the price of current guides.

2012 Boston Gold Winner

Dynamo Micropower is developing a small gas generator (<30 kW) that provides the operational benefits of a gas turbine and the capital costs of traditional diesel gensets. This is achieved by leveraging a novel proprietary architecture that can utilize fuels on site, requires little maintenance and as designed for scale manufacturing. These unique features will allow Dynamo to dominate the market, while the novel architecture enables low cost production and scalable design.

2012 Boston Gold Winner

CoachUp is a service that connects athletes with private coaches. We believe that private coaching is the secret to reaching the next level in sports + life. Pain 1: It's hard for parents to find and compare private coaches. Pain 2: it's hard for private coaches to find and manage clients. Private coaches lack web, marketing, scheduling and billing - some would like to do private coaching on the side to make money but don't know how - CoachUp can help.

2012 Boston Gold Winner

Institutional investors are plagued by the inability of most trade order management systems to deal effectively with foreign exchange. BuysideFX provides clients all the benefits of modern trading: auto-trading, anonymity, netting, algorithmic trading, etc., in an intuitive "set it and forget it" method that greatly reduces operational and market risk. Brought to you by the people who created eSecLending, and funded by some of the East Coast's top VCs and angels.

2012 Boston Gold Winner

Soldiers, fire fighters, and search and rescue workers put their lives on the line every day so that we don’t have to. Life-saving imaging technology exists that could make their jobs safer, yet current applications are too expensive, classified, and impractical for wide-scale use. Bounce Imaging is developing ultra-low-cost, easy-to-use imaging systems to meet the needs of soldiers and first responders, allowing them to explore potentially hazardous spaces without exposing them to harm.

2011 Boston Gold Winner

Resolute Marine Energy, Inc.'s goal is to complete development and commercialization by 2012 of a wave-driven seawater desalination system that operates completely off-grid and fills a huge gap in the market for seawater desalination systems. Were seeking a two-tranche investment of $3.4M for additional IP protection and pilot-scale trials with a prospective customer in South Africa. By 2014, we will achieve $12 million of cumulative net income, serve more than 900,000 people.

2011 Boston Gold Winner

UberSense is revolutionalizing sports coaching! To win, athletes and teams need to analyze their biomechanics and game tactics. Our popular mobile and cloud platform helps them film their technique using mobile devices, perform analysis using our intelligent and proprietary video analysis tools, and get feedback from their coaches and peers via an online social community. We are the most installed mobile video analysis solution in the market, with over 2.5M videos analyzed till date.

2011 Boston Gold Winner

Using our proprietary light-control technology, products like windows, skylights and rearview mirrors can be instantly adjusted to go from clear to dark, with adjustable tint in-between. These devices can even be controlled to transition between clear and mirrored states.
The result is an aesthetically pleasing look that enhances privacy and energy efficiency. SmarterShade products do not require any electricity and may be designed as built-in or after-market products.

2011 Boston Gold Winner

Larger-breasted women need a highly supportive, comfortable sports bra, yet current bras are woefully inadequate. Problems include: painful bouncing, restricted breathing, shoulder strap pain, too hot/tight, chafing, and underwire pain.
The Lynx bra provides A++ motion control. It is lightweight, breathable, and has no underwires. An Integrated Stability Matrix supports breasts from the sides, taking weight off shoulders. Dynamic Flex Construction provides breathability and freedom of movement.

2011 Boston Gold Winner

Last year, corporations donated $15B and 5B hours to charities. The problem is that the tools they use are obsolete, boring and complicated. Solution: Invup is a fun and easy-to-use web platform that helps organizations manage their volunteering and donation programs. Game dynamics increase employee motivation, social media improve the brand image of the organization and, finally, simple analytics allow effective monitoring of the programs. Better impact for companies, employees and communities.

2011 Boston Gold Winner

For over 2 years, Drync Wine has been the top downloaded mobile app for wine in the world. Drync has received accolades from the New York Times, Mashable, Macworld, and others. Today, Drync manages 600,000 bottles of virtual wine۝ for 300,000 affluent wine enthusiasts and has served over 2 million wine searches.
From this foundation, Drync will dominate the $27b US wine market with a social buying experience for members offering carefully chosen, curated, premium wine deals.

2011 Boston Gold Winner

A common problem artists face is getting their work shown. ArtVenue changes the game by creating a network of new art spaces. We recruit local businesses and connect them with artists, creating an exciting new avenue for showing artwork in the community. Artists and venues find each other and arrange shows through the site, similar to an online dating service. When art lovers at a show see a work they want, they can buy it instantly with their smart phone.

2011 Boston Gold Winner

Artaic aims to revolutionize the design and fabrication of the ancient mosaic art form through mass customization.۝ Artaic's patent-pending robotic precision manufacturing and computer aided design systems drive the production of large scale and/or high volume mosaics. Much as custom print technology revolutionized the carpet industry 30 years ago, Artaic now offers exceptional customization, lead-time and financial value to the $76B global tile industry.

2010 Boston Gold Winner

Symmetric Computing has developed software that changes the way technical computing will be done forever. We have created a completely new and unique operating system enhancement for Windows, Unix, Linux etc. This enhancement transforms a network connected cluster into a homogeneous compute platform. With our kernel modification, all the processors and memory within a cluster, are controlled under one OS image transforming a commodity based cluster into a true distributed SMP supercomputer.

2010 Boston Gold Winner

StorageByMail.com is a unique alternative to traditional self-storage warehouses. It enables customers to ship packages to and from a centralized warehouse using prepaid shipping labels and online inventory management. Customers only pay for they space they use and can access their boxes anytime and anyplace via return delivery. Unlike the self storage industry, which seeks to rent real estate to its customers, StorageByMail.com is a storage services company designed to make storage easy.

2010 Boston Gold Winner

Seeding Labs creates opportunities for scientists in the developing world to conduct world-class research. We work with U.S.-based corporate and academic partners to reduce environmental impact at home and provide affordable and appropriate surplus equipment to talented and ambitious scientists abroad. By transferring equipment from scientists to scientists we connect colleagues to share expertise and pursue new research that benefits the entire global community.

2010 Boston Gold Winner

ScholarPRO is the first ever common application system for private scholarships. After applying for over 350 awards, I wanted to create a system that solved the inefficiencies of the three constituents in the private financial aid space: students, scholarship providers, and colleges. Scholarship providers have a difficult time finding applicants, 70% of students never apply for a scholarship because the process is too complex, and colleges cant keep up with the rising financial need.

2010 Boston Gold Winner

Have you ever tried to rent anything? Finding and booking rentals is a pain - no rental stores let you order online, and finding the information you need is time consuming. Rentabilities makes renting easy. Come to our site, research rentals, and get quotes from stores in your area. Then, choose a store and book online - all without picking up the phone.

2010 Boston Gold Winner

Building off its founding teams successes in car sharing and collaborative lending, RelayRides is the worlds first p2p carsharing service. Without the high fixed costs of owning and maintaining cars, RelayRides can grow faster on less capital than traditional competitors, while also being able serve less dense areas that others cannot profitably. Car owners can not only make thousands of dollars per year, but renters will be treated to rates significantly lower than competitive services.

2010 Boston Gold Winner

With 40 million acres of lawn, Americas biggest crop is grass. Lawn and garden is an $8 billion industry. Health magazine named your lawn the most toxic place in your home! Our patent-pending seed (slow growing, no watering, no chemicals) is transforming lawn care, saving billions of dollars, making us healthier, cutting water waste and protecting our environment. Sold online and through 80 Whole Foods Markets, our seed has garnered dozens of positive reviews and is already in over 4,000 lawns.

2010 Boston Gold Winner

OsComp Systems is commercializing a breakthrough IP-protected compression technology that will revolutionize the natural gas (NG) industry. Our cleaner, higher efficiency hybrid rotor compressor technology allows for shut-in gas wells, unviable due to low gas prices, to produce profitably again. The technology has applications in other industries such as industrial air, energy storage, refrigeration, small scale CCS, among others. Experienced engineers and managers in O&G lead the venture.

2010 Boston Gold Winner

Energesis is a biotechnology company developing therapeutics for obesity and diabetes by targeting brown fat. Our approach is a highly novel strategy directed at increasing the bodys ability to burn stored fat. All previous attempts to combat obesity have focused on reducing energy intake, as opposed to Energesis' approach of increasing energy expenditure. Our management team brings a strong entrepreneurial record together with world-class scientific, medical, and product development expertise.

2010 Boston Gold Winner

Abroad101 is a review website and marketplace for the $40B global study abroad industry. Our mission is to promote intercultural understanding and global citizenship by fostering a safer, better-researched, and most-meaningful study abroad experience for as many students as possible. Abroad101 empowers universities with our market-leading evaluation tool and sells leads connecting students with global experience providers. We are a passionate team of individuals committed to making a difference

2010 Boston Gold Winner

Most web video is not transcribed because traditional methods are cost-prohibitive, yet full text is the only solution for video to be searchable, navigable, and accessible for everyone. We combine automatic speech recognition with human editing to deliver high quality transcripts cost-effectively. Unlike traditional transcripts, ours are time synchronized; each word has a time code, enabling search and interactive capabilities leveraged by our embeddable plugins for our 50+ customers.

Sidecar Winners
2016 Boston Sidecar Winner

LambdaVision is developing a protein-based retinal implant to restore vision to the tens of millions blinded by age-related macular degeneration and retinitis pigmentosa. There is no cure for these diseases and current treatments only slow their progression, and people are going blind. LambdaVision's flexible, minimally-invasive, subretinal design, is the first to use a photoactive protein to replace the function of the damaged photoreceptor cells to provide high-resolution vision.

2016 Boston Sidecar Winner

Some people are thinner than others, and DLS has identified a mutation in humans that causes thinness. The mutation in the target protein causes loss-of-function leading to the wasting of energy in the body and results in thinness. DLS is in the process of creating a small molecule inhibitor to the target protein that will similarly cause an inefficient metabolism and lead to thinness regardless of the cause of obesity. Following nature's example provides a safer path to curing obesity.

2016 Boston Sidecar Winner

Angiex is pioneering a new approach to cancer therapy: vascular targeting. Angiex is making an antibody-drug conjugate (ADC) therapy against a novel target expressed by tumor endothelial cells and by most tumor cells.

In preclinical studies, Angiex ADCs have shown an ability to regress human xenograft and mouse syngeneic tumors. If toxicity to the normal vasculature can be limited, Angiex's ADC has the potential to provide an effective treatment for all solid tumors.

2014 Boston Sidecar Winner

Slang is an adaptive language-learning platform for individuals, businesses, and universities that is quickly becoming the largest source for specialized and professional English courses (e.g., Accounting English, Aviation English, Oil & Gas English). Slang optimizes each user's learning path in real time and syncs knowledge across all courses. With each new topic, students and professionals can master the remaining knowledge they need to rapidly advance in their careers.

2014 Boston Sidecar Winner

The World Health Organization states that 200 million children worldwide have learning disabilities such as Autism, Dyspraxia, ADHD. Kinems gamifies therapeutic exercises into highly customisable Kinect learning games that allow children to perform engaging activities with hand and body gestures and improve their skills. The games interoperate with a cloud platform that offers learning & kinetic analytics. Kinems is being successfully used by professionals in several countries.

2014 Boston Sidecar Winner

Droplette is our patent-pending transdermal delivery system for delivery of drugs up to 60% larger than current treatments deep into skin over large surface areas. Our unique device is painless, contact free, portable and generates no disposables. It is designed to deliver antibiotics for serious ulcers and skin infections, reducing risk secondary complications or antibiotic resistance. Future applications include localized delivery of chemotherapeutics for skin cancer and drugs for anti-aging.

2014 Boston Sidecar Winner

CarKnow produces hardware and software designed to capture and generate vehicle data. The CARduino connects to in-vehicle networks, adds digital sensors, and mirrors a user's car in the Cloud. A high-security API features privacy controls and allows developers to build applications to improve the vehicle use and ownership experience. Developers can build applications using our universal API to improve fuel economy, reduce congestion, and improve the vehicle experience. Smart cars = happy drivers

2014 Boston Sidecar Winner

Our vision is that every young person can get answers to any question about any career, anyplace, anytime. At CareerVillage.org, students ask career questions that are answered online by working professionals sharing their real experiences and perspectives. Our volunteers cover every career field and all walks of life. We reach students by partnering with schools, who use our lesson plans and trainings to bring CareerVillage into classrooms. We serve 25,000 students now, on our way to 8 million.

2014 Boston Sidecar Winner

Target, Boston University, New York Times have all been victims of targeted email phishing attacks. Hackers use names and email addresses of known contacts and brands to get employees to open emails and unwittingly share credentials or get infected.

AstraID's PhishingGuardian service uses our patented Impostor Detection technology to combine big data processing and behavioral analytics to protect users against malicious emails.

PhishingGuardian is live and is actively protecting customers.

2014 Boston Sidecar Winner

ArtLifting is the bridge that connects homeless, disabled, and other disadvantaged artists with paying customers. Many skilled artists participate in art groups at hospitals and shelters to create wonderful pieces, but until ArtLifting, there was no sustainable marketplace where these artists could share their work. We sell our artists' work through two channels: an online marketplace (ArtLifting.com) and partnerships with commercial properties.

We are a social enterprise registered as an L3C.

2013 Boston Sidecar Winner

30 million people throughout Asia, Africa and Latin America require assistance from an external device. The current fabrication process requires time consuming steps which need to be carried out by a trained professional. Our low cost socket device is made from a remoldable jammable material that can be fit by the patient. With our outreach partners, the Prosthetic Outreach Foundation, The BETH Project seeks to bring affordable personalized healthcare solutions to the global population.

2013 Boston Sidecar Winner

Vecoy Nanomedicines develops novel nanomedicines for the treatment of HIV/AIDS and other viral infections, using nano-scale virus traps that mimic human cells that lure and destroy viruses. This disruptive approach will revolutionize anti-viral medicine and can save the lives of millions.
The company has secured angel investments, filed a patent application (PCT), accomplished a technological proof of concept and won 1st place at the FutureMed biotech startup event in California on 2013.

2013 Boston Sidecar Winner

Ras Labs makes synthetic muscle. Lenore Rasmussen, PhD, is CEO of Ras Labs. Her brother is a disabled American veteran. In our current conflicts, 90 % of injured soldiers survive, but at great cost. The percentage of amputees returning home is the highest since the Civil War. Most electroactive polymers bend – ours contract and expand. We own the patents for this transformational technology. The Ras Labs mission is to use synthetic muscle to make prosthetics that work, feel, and appear human.

2013 Boston Sidecar Winner

Raja Systems can cut the cost of generating electricity in remote locations in half. A common solution for generating electricity in a remote location is a hybrid power system including a diesel generator, solar PV, and a battery. For a power system like this with multiple sources of electricity generation, it is important to make smart decisions about when to use each of the generation resources. Our software forecasts solar production and electricity consumption to improve the coordination of

2013 Boston Sidecar Winner

Today, stem cells derived from blood are very difficult to harvest. Current harvesting methods end up destroying the stem cells in the process. Quad Technologies has a game changing dissolvable hydrogel technology, QuickGel™, that selectively isolates stem cells from complex solutions while mitigating non-specific binding. QuickGel™ has applications in label-free cell separation, offline-sample prep, and IVD.

2013 Boston Sidecar Winner

We offer a non-invasive solution for measuring intracranial pressure (ICP), a critical physiologic parameter that currently requires a neurosurgeon to drill a hole into the patient’s skull. Our device, RapidICP, has a patented method to noninvasively measure ICP using a portable, inexpensive ultrasound device that can be used by a trained technician. Approximately 40% of the severe traumatic brain injury patients in the US do not receive the ICP monitoring they need and RapidICP can change that.

2013 Boston Sidecar Winner

EnerLeap is a patented, new lithium ion battery technology. In today's lithium ion batteries, the powder binders break down quickly, stunt performance and jeopardize safety. EnerLeap replaces these inefficient binders with a rigid 2D titanium silicide nanonet. The result is a lighter weight, faster charging, longer lasting and safer battery. We have lab scale prototypes and are currently planning to enter the $12B global lithium ion market through the consumer electronic space.

Silver Winners
2017 Boston Silver Winner

People with physical disabilities have little to no access to mobile devices, and thus, a majority are either unable to independently participate in society or are prevented from utilizing integrated services such as transportation schedules, mobile banking, e-commerce, home automation, etc. Our development of an input device which easily allows users to access computers and mobile devices will not only help people live independently but also facilitate higher levels of education and employment.

2017 Switzerland Silver Winner

10% of the world population suffers from sleep apnea. Current take-home diagnostic devices lack accuracy, reliability, or comfort, whereas the clinical overnight gold standard is costly and uncomfortable. Sleepiz is introducing the world’s first non-contact medical grade screening solution for sleep apnea. With our device, anyone to get medically tested for sleep apnea at home without having to connect any sensors or cables – you won’t even know it’s there.

2017 Israel Silver Winner

MoonRun is shaping the next generation of aerobic experiences, fusing a portable plug-n-play urban-running device with an endless multimedia platform straight into your living room. MoonRun will be positioned as a new indoor aerobic solution in a $5.8B market, replacing for many the cumbersome, monotonous and expensive treadmills, ellipticals and indoor cycles. We will provide developers with simple tools to further create multimedia, virtual reality and gaming worlds of fitness.

2017 Boston Silver Winner

Skillist is building a better job platform for America's skilled workforce. Our platform eliminates lengthy job descriptions and cover letters. Instead, Skillist focuses on the actual skills that candidates have and that companies want, leading to better outcomes for applicants and employers alike.

2017 Boston Silver Winner

There are 7.4 billion unique people in the world, but why are wearables like glasses, goggles, helmets one-size-fits-all? Skelmet is providing scalable mass customized wearable products and solutions, with proprietary A.I. Fit Intelligent Design System, combining state of the art 3D scanning with 3D printing to automatically measure, design, and produce bespoke products. With no inventory or footprint, and producing minimum waste, Skelmet is truly manufacturing at the scale of one.

2017 Boston Silver Winner

ReviveMed is a precision-medicine platform that leverages the data from small molecules or metabolites. ReviveMed technology, which was developed at MIT and published in Nature Methods, uniquely overcomes the difficulty of using a large set of metabolomic data, and transform these data into actionable insight. Currently, we selected a few strategic clients from leading pharma/biotech companies to provide them with drug de-risking, biomarker discovery and therapeutic solutions.

2017 Boston Silver Winner

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 Boston Silver Winner

The average person spends fifty minutes a day on Facebook, the same amount of a time spent on a typical lunch break. But ironically, 45% of people report eating lunch alone, the highest rate in over fifty years. In this paradoxical state, we are so much more connected and alone at the same time. The solution is to connect with each other, honestly, authentically, face-to-face. We provide a social-networking service that helps users find new platonic relationships, face-to-face.

2017 Switzerland Silver Winner

Precision vine works with wine producers to provide and integrate remote sensing data into both winemaking and vineyard management. Using drone based platforms and an international network of operators for multi and hyperspectral imaging we offer a vineyard specific data processing service.

Actionable and valuable information is used by both vineyard managers and winemakers alike, solving problems in two distinctive parts of the value added chain.

2017 Switzerland Silver Winner

Alogo Analysis SA is a Swiss incorporated company active in sports analytics. At Alogo, we aim to develop innovative statistics for equestrianism that will increase fans engagement and ultimately educate people on the sport. Alogo SHOW a unique patented system enhance fans experience in venue and raise public interest in the discipline. Alogo MOVE sensors analyze horse’s movement and will allow coaches and riders to precisely quantify their performance and thus improve their training.

2017 Switzerland Silver Winner

We believe the world would be better if consumers started doing their groceries the right way. To make this vision a reality, we need to make it easy for people to eat well and smart.

We created the supermarket 3.0 based on a sustainable and decentralized business-model. No food waste, no packaging, ultimate freshness and same day delivery for more than 800 products, originating from a blend of 30 local artisans.We started in September 2016 in Geneva area and are already break-even.

2017 Boston Silver Winner

47% of all dogs over the age of 10 will die from cancer. With current treatment options expensive and potentially leading to negative side effects, VetiVax is a novel, personalized immunotherapy that uses the animals’ own tumor cells to fight the cancer.

Using a surgically excised portion of tumor tissue, we create a series of treatments that are given back to the animal to help stimulate their immune system to fight cancer, safely and inexpensively.

2017 Boston Silver Winner

Built on a donation-based business model, our innovative and transformable products provide solutions for the immediate needs of displacement, while also being relevant in today’s consumer outerwear market. Our clothing is designed for on-the-go or high-risk situations; this includes wearable shelters, high-visibility jackets, among many others. ADIFF brings attention back to the original purpose of clothing, while creating aid and awareness for global displacement.

2017 Israel Silver Winner

GooseWay, a confidential platform that helps teachers in the kindergarten to manage all the administrative and communication activities in an easy and simple way.
We are focusing on the MENA region, with its highest population growth rates in the world, and a 14 billion dollar market for pre-school education, with our fermium model we will increase our market penetration. And we will achieve that with our passionate, full of potential and experience team

2017 Switzerland Silver Winner

IMVERSE is a spin-off from EPFL developing software and providing services for photorealistic Mixed Reality content creation. Our volumetric solutions reduce the time and money spent on pre-production phases of Virtual Reality movies and Hollywood movies by a factor of 10. This is only possible thanks to our proprietary volumetric graphics engine and our easy and fast process to transform a single 360-degree photo, from any camera, into a 3D VR/MR experience with live hologram actors and VFX.

2017 Boston Silver Winner

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 Israel Silver Winner

We have invented an ingenious patent-pending method for implementing a firewall type functionality into the car network. This is a unique implementation that provides the necessary Intrusion detection and prevention capabilities at the highest level. We call this the "Stamper"
All this without:
-  unnecessary risks/ false positives for the drivers
- long integration time for the customers/OEMs
- additional BOM costs. 
The solution is practical and quick to market

2017 Israel Silver Winner

Women in India have to walk miles to protect their dignity while relieving themselves. Girls usually drop-out of the school without a well-functioning toilet and similar is the story of over 800 Million Indians, mostly women. To combat this, SUKRITI has designed a smart prefab toilet cabin which depends very little on manual intervention for maintenance. It is automated for self-cleaning & self- maintenance, consumes 90% less fresh water, treats and reuses the waste on-site, and works on solar.

2017 Israel Silver Winner

OtheReality will eradicate prejudice and discrimination across the globe by leveraging VR tech through the education system allowing students to experience social situations and to "walk a mile in someone's shoes". e.g., enabling a male student to see the world through the eyes of a female student, Jew as Arab or White as Black. This immersive exposure, directed to the digital generation, will lead to a meaningful dialogue in class, which in turn, will promote empathy learning and social change

2017 Israel Silver Winner

Clidrotech developed a new system that provides solutions for the $2B/year market of "on board scale solutions"
On board scale solutions are used for many years to help fleet managers to optimize their fleet efficiency and safety.
the existing solutions of "on board scale" use either load cell or strain gauge or air pressure sensors, all these solutions are intrusive.
Our solution is a passive sensor that provides onboard scale at a better durability and accuracy at a much lower cost

2017 Boston Silver Winner

UrSure Inc. aims to prevent HIV by driving adherence to the drug, PrEP. If taken daily, PrEP is 99% effective at preventing HIV infections in non-infected individuals. Nationwide, PrEP adherence is estimated between 20 and 50%, but UrSure Inc. has driven adherence to over 70% in its HIV prevention clinic in Philadelphia through its urine tests. UrSure’s urine tests are noninvasive and painless, cheaper, more accurate, and have a faster turnaround time than alternative PrEP tests.

2016 Israel Silver Winner

Access for Life's vision is to facilitate therapies that require repetitive vascular access (RVA) for chronic disease patients. Our patented JEM ™ devices technology & design will preserve the vessel wall & reduce clinical complications due to vessel wall damage e.g. perforation, pseudoaneurysms, hematomas, stenosis & thrombosis, reducing morbidity mortality& costs.
JEM: easier & safer RVA for hemodialysis & chemotherapy & continuous chronic intravenous infusion in adult & pediatric patients.

2016 Israel Silver Winner

Loginno provides unique disruptive solution to convert normal containers into smart IoT containers, able to transmit crucial real time data as an industry standard. Loginno managed to secure several disruptive technological, operational and design advantages, which enable Loginno to be the only company in the world able to offer ROI projects to equip entire container fleets.
Loginno is an SAP OEM partner, working closely together to enable logistics digital transformation in global enterprises.

2016 Israel Silver Winner

We are helping people book free flights by using their airline miles. As of today there are $700 billion USDs worth of airline and hotel miles & points. Yet only a small percentage of people know how to use them correctly, with the rest not knowing how many miles they have, let alone what they can use them for.
That's why we created VOL, which displays real-time, easy-to-book award flights and refers the user to the booking page. VOL also suggests free flights for the user to book.

2016 Israel Silver Winner

Snapp is the business platform for the mobile-only economy
We enable businesses to build their first online presence (Snapp Builder), empower users to discover, connect and transact online (Snapp Wave), allow 3rd party developers and companies to build on top of the Snapp ecosystem and reach instantly the exponentially growing, yet untapped, mobile-only market (Snapp Bridge). 2,000,000,000 People will come online by 2020 and over 110 million businesses will be created only in Latam/Africa/Asia

2016 Israel Silver Winner

bitemojo is an e-commerce application providing couples and small groups the opportunity to experience destinations through their local cuisine by taking self-guided culinary biteTours. In addition to the tasting, biteTours encourage interaction with the local people behind the bites and learn about their personal background. During the tour travelers can gain biteCredits and turn them to free bites as part of the experience.

2016 Boston Silver Winner

80% of America is locked out of the solar market because they cannot install solar on their roof. Solstice expands the clean energy market by rapidly deploying community-shared solar at low-cost and at scale. We do this by creating a viral solar community--we tap the power of organizations and incentivize local champions to earn extra income by enrolling their friends digitally. With community solar, friends enjoy clean energy at no upfront cost and and save money on their electric bill.

2016 Boston Silver Winner

QSM Diagnostics has the fastest and lowest-cost diagnostic sensor platform for identifying and monitoring common bacteria in blood, urine, sputum, or wounds. Our technology provides results in 1 minute by detecting electronic signals from unique bacteria-produced molecules with zero sample preparation. It will provide early guidance at the point-of-care to doctors and veterinarians treating infections. The instrument is battery powered and portable. Only 10 microliters of sample fluid is needed.

2016 Boston Silver Winner

The top rated door knocking app. Polis was created by canvassers for canvassers. It makes managing door-to-door sales or cause based canvassing easy.

Door-knocking managers spend hours training field sales reps, creating walk lists and entering data into spreadsheets. Polis automates logistics, data management and progress reports so your staff can spend more time in front of people and less time behind spreadsheets.

2016 Boston Silver Winner

Neuromotion empowers children to build emotional strength. Developed at Boston Children's Hospital, the company’s proprietary Bioresponsive Therapy confronts the access and quality challenges in mental health by combining the power of wearable technology, video games, and data into a clinically-proven, digital treatment platform for mental health. Neuromotion was founded by a team of scientists and technologists driven to build a new treatment model for mental health.

2016 Boston Silver Winner

Potentially billions worldwide suffer from underserved and treatable visual disorders. Current (so-called) solutions commonly mask the problem (e.g. glasses, contacts) while attempts at treatment are either inaccessible, widely hated, or ineffective after the age of 8. By leveraging mobile VR technologies, perceptual learning and eye training, Luminopia has created an unparalleled, proprietary treatment device that is safe, fun, and fast in order to improve both vision and quality of life.

2016 Boston Silver Winner

We make the world's best alcoholic ginger beer. This is cold-pressed ginger, lemon juice & nutmeg. This is dry, fresh & well-balanced ginger beer. Willie Fenichel, a Cape Cod goat farmer, started making this ginger beer as a hobby. 5 years later, the brew was so good that we had to bring it to the world. Craft beer and, most recently, craft cider & ginger's explosive growth shows that the industry is ready for innovation. Let's go.

2016 Boston Silver Winner

Mobile entertainment has gone beyond sharing videos and playing Angry Birds; millennials are enhancing their videos with facemasks and playing Pokemon Go in Augmented Reality. Escher is going beyond these simple effects to provide a true interactive 3D AR engine for developers. Whether it be turning the floor into lava, playing ball with a digital pet, or having a parrot land on your shoulder, Escher is powering the future of 3D interactive mobile entertainment

2016 Boston Silver Winner

The primary limiting factor of an electric vehicle’s performance is the power and energy capabilities of its energy storage by directly affecting its range, cost, power, and lifetime. Electra’s hybrid energy storage module is a product of electrical engineering combined with chemistry: our system marries the high energy density of safe battery chemistries with the high power density storage creating an efficient hybrid solution optimized for a vehicle’s performance and application.

2016 Boston Silver Winner

Imagine getting admitted to a hospital to get treated, but acquiring an additional infection. Ventilator Associated Pneumonia (VAP) is a Hospital acquired, fatal infection of the lungs, which happens in patients who are on the ventilator. Every year more than 250,000 patients succumb to VAP in India alone,while in US the reported cases of VAP are more than 120,000. Coeo Labs has developed an intelligent secretion and oral hygiene management system to effectively reduce the risk of acquiring VAP.

2016 Boston Silver Winner

Battery Resourcers is committed to changing the dynamics for processing end of life lithium ion batteries. Currently most lithium ion batteries are landfilled. If they are recycled only the metal value is recovered. Battery Resourcers proprietary process allows one to directly synthesize new cathode materials from spent lithium ion cells. The Battery Resourcers recycling process will be able to deliver low cost cathode materials to the lithium ion battery market enabling green technologies.

2016 Switzerland Silver Winner

Sensorwake improves the well-being and health of people by using the sense of smell.

Its first product, an olfactory alarm clock , wakes you up in a good mood with your favorite perfumes like coffee, hot croissant, sea side... all scents being made by Givaudan.

Sensorwake was finalist at the Google Science Fair 2014, made a $200,000+ Kickstarter launch and won an Innovation Award at the CES Las Vegas 2016. Its CEO Guillaume Rolland is 19 y.o. and one of the Google Ambassadors in Europe.

2016 Switzerland Silver Winner

Intento is a spin-off company of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland, developing a solution for the rehabilitation of upper limbs of paralyzed stroke patients. Our solution fosters higher functional recovery than conventional therapy, helping stroke patients to re-learn lost movements, already after two weeks of usage. Our product is based on a novel patent-pending electrode technology and non-invasive functional electrical stimulation.

2016 Switzerland Silver Winner

homePad is the first full-stack SaaS platform for rental activities - €16bn European potential market

A complete solution to generate and manage digital reports (property inspections, furniture inspection, task management, service providers management, tenants communication, etc

With more than 1076 companies using daily homePad Pro our business model is growing in Europe (France, Switzerland, Belgium, Luxembourg and Denmark)

2016 Switzerland Silver Winner

The way we move is important to solving diseases like Parkinson's and cerebral palsy, to becoming a better athlete, from a baby's first step, to winning the Olympics. The way we move is essential to who we are. Gait Up makes and sells next generation wearable technology for motion analysis in the sports, healthcare and wellness industries. Our products include gait and running analysis, physical activity monitoring, and OEM solutions with partners. Motion analytics. Accurate. Easy to interpret.

2016 Switzerland Silver Winner

We provide fast motion sensing based on 3D imaging . Our CMOS sensors promise to revolutionize automotive safety by making LIDAR functionality affordable ; they also enable autonomous industrial vehicle and smart buildings that adapt to occupancy.
3D imager characteristics
• resolution ( > 1.5 mm distance, 160x120 pixels imaging),
• accuracy (operations under bright or dark lighting condition),
• medium range (>50m, VCSEL arrays s),
• speed (>300-1000 fps)
• low cost (50-250$)

2016 Switzerland Silver Winner

Vizir combines thermal vision and augmented reality to give fire fighters a clear vision in dark and smoky environments. Tests with fire fighters show that Vizir increases their sense of orientation and ability to locate victims and hotspots. Our unique visualisation technology provides a comfortable and clear understanding of the surroundings. Active engagement of fire departments and a market research in four countries show a strong interest in our product.

2016 Switzerland Silver Winner

AEROTAIN offers new and innovative ways to interact with audiences. Our flying machine Skye can take virtually any shape and brings brands and products airborne. This allows us to create fun, interactive, and memorable experiences for everyone to enjoy. Skye is safe enough to operate above crowds!

2016 Mexico Silver Winner

Granta is a dream of a group of talented people with the vision of helping the disadvantaged and making a positive change. We provide a high-end solution, to design and manufacture a faster, cheaper, exact and personalised implant for every patient, making possible to have an aesthetical result that facilitates their reinsertion to society. Annually more than 30k people experience this problem in Mexico, of which 90% are from the public health sector which is over saturated & could be benefited

2016 Mexico Silver Winner

Cuantix is a cloud-based platform designed to make it easier and affordable the impact evaluation process of any kind of education program. It is the unique software offering an effective guide to quantify and show how participants’ lives have changed after the program. This is a first piece of solution for one of the most important challenges in impact investment: to know what happened to the beneficiaries of a program (5, 10 years later) and demonstrate the investment’s social return

2016 Mexico Silver Winner

BackStartup is a fast growing, virtual back office that helps Entrepreneurs concentrate in their core business, while revolutionizing how they handle their legal and accounting problems. Through a central dashboard and with a highly competent team of Lawyers and Accountants, we take care of the needs that every small business with big ambitions may have: incorporation, accounting, taxes, payroll, contracts, corporate IP and labor law, amongst others, all in one place and at an affordable price.

2016 UK Silver Winner

Up Learn uses AI and neuroscience to ensure every student can achieve an A*. We detect each student’s strengths and weaknesses to construct a personalised learning experience.

Our beta course in A Level Economics attracted over 1,700 students. On average, students completed 52 lessons each. 95% of those who completed it achieved the highest possible grade in their exams.

It costs only £18 per week, and for every student who pays, we give a course free to a student who can't.

2016 UK Silver Winner

Communication is key to the learning experience, yet there's currently no effective and easy-to-use communication platform dedicated to education. That's the problem Ublend solves. Like Slack for education.

Ublend allows instructors to save time by empowering collaborative learning, structure classroom communication and easily get the attention of all students.

Students benefit from having a dedicated platform where they can discuss and share questions and content with classmates.

2016 UK Silver Winner

Founded by Harvard Business School alum and former start-up executive, Sahar Meghani, Trunkaroo is a monthly subscription box for kids. Every month we design and deliver smart, delightful hands-on projects for 3-8 year olds. By providing all the necessary materials, instructions and inspiration in a “trunk”, Trunkaroo makes the process of creating, discovering and experimenting magical for kids and super convenient for grown-ups. Each trunk encourages “STEAM-based” exploration, is gender-neutra

2016 UK Silver Winner

Half of prisoners lose touch with their families while inside, increasing their chances of reoffending upon release. Prison Voicemail is a social venture using technology to improve communication between prisoners and their families. Our service enables them to exchange regular voicemails, making it the fastest and most convenient way to stay in touch. Launched in October 2015, the service is rapidly expanding across prisons in England and Wales.

2016 UK Silver Winner

By clicking on the Pouch icon in their browser as they shop, our users are presented the best valid Voucher codes and discounts for the specific website they are on, without them ever having the leave the site.

This in turn helps Merchants to significantly reduce their website abandonment rates and monetise their existing traffic without rescinding control of the user journey.

Pouch is paid a commission every time one of our users makes a successful purchase. We work with 3000 Merchants.

2016 UK Silver Winner

Poppins App enables parents to search for fully-vetted childcarers in their area, even at short notice – perfect for last minute theatre tickets and emergencies. They can save their favourite sitters, allowing them to rebook at the touch of a button, and eventually providing them with a trusted network in their area.

The App allows bookings in advance, for a few hours, a few days or on an ad-hoc basis. Parents can pay babysitters within the App, avoiding the awkward money talk.

2016 UK Silver Winner

Oorja aims to provide clean energy access to 450 million un/underelectrified people in rural Indian communities. We deploy smart micro-grids powered by biomass gasification and solar PV systems to generate, store and transmit reliable and affordable electricity to SMEs as anchor load and low-income households. We use a scaleable community-owned business model to leverage energy provision as a catalyst for socio-economic development to alleviate poverty, empower women and tackle climate change.

2016 UK Silver Winner

Naturebytes uses technology to re-connect you with wildlife in new and exciting ways. The Naturebytes kits make new technology and sensors accessible for everybody and provide activities that develop digital skills that enable you to see the natural world in ways that weren't possible before. We are a growing community of makers, engineers, scientists, schools and individuals all transforming digital making to help people to re-connect with wildlife.

2016 UK Silver Winner

Our mission is to make history every student's favourite subject! We create highly engaging and effective short-form history videos and tailored written resources under the guidance of a former OFSTED inspector. History Bombs' Teachers Resources are now available on our website. Since our launch in October 2016, we have made sales to school customers in the UK, USA, Australia and France. Our focus is now to develop our sales and marketing approach and achieve strong market penetration.

2016 UK Silver Winner

DryGro is an Oxford-based AgTech venture that grows food in the desert. Using proprietary technology, DryGro can grow food in high-temperature environments using 99% less water than conventional agriculture. DryGro has the potential to significantly disrupt food markets globally. At scale, this technology could open up unproductive desert land to economic food production, making a significant impact on global food security and water conservation. Lets make the deserts bloom.

2016 UK Silver Winner

Clustermarket is an online sharing platform for life scientists to list, discover and book lab- space, equipment, expertise and tissues within their institution or cluster. The resources can be rented out to external counterparties and can also be shared internally to allow a simple integration in the lab manager ‘s daily tasks. Clustermarket's goal is to make R&D in life sciences more affordable and less time consuming, thereby every idea has the chance to become a breakthrough innovation.

2016 UK Silver Winner

Prostate cancer is a global socio-economic problem. A novel diagnostic approach will help to distinguish between Prostate Cancer and Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia, the most common non-cancer prostatic condition in ageing men with symptoms similar or overlapping with those of prostate cancer. The test can be regularly performed by men using a self-monitoring tool or by a GP using a bench top device. The test will monitor the wellness of the prostate, which is typically affected in cancer patients.

2016 UK Silver Winner

AID:Tech brings transparency and efficient to the distribution of funds and social services by governments & NGOs. We use blockchain technology to create a fully traceable flow of information. Our solution works offline and in environments with interrupted power supplies.

2016 UK Silver Winner

Our online marketplace solves the frustration of finding, calling and emailing dozens of event suppliers only to find that many aren’t available, out of your price range or can’t provide what you need.

Simply tell us your requirements and we do all of the hard work. We reach out to the relevant suppliers in your area and provide you with personalised quotes from those that are available and well suited to your event.

2015 UK Silver Winner

World Around Me (WAM) is local discovery app (available on Android and iOS) to help people worldwide, find services to eat, drink, shop, stay, pray, stay healthy, move, refuel and access money along with helping them visually orient towards a place using augmented reality.
Winner of official Google Play award. Recognised as one of the best apps in the world (among 2.3 million apps) by Google. Available in 25 languages and in 200+ countries.
Adopted as city app for tourists in Genova, Italy.

2015 UK Silver Winner

About a million ear tube surgeries costing 2.7 billion dollars are performed on children every year in North America alone. That means cutting a child’s healthy eardrum. We aim to replace these surgeries with a simple device, called a stent, like a heart stent which keeps arteries open. Our eStent drains fluid from the middle ear without surgery - no cutting!
The Doya eStent is an active stent that can be open and closed upon the body mechanism, and allows fluids to drain through the ET.

2015 Boston Silver Winner

danger!awesome is a retail makerspace bringing high-tech tools, fun events, and creative education to the consumer market. Our design staff, 3D printers, laser cutters, vinyl cutters, CNC and more are available for businesses and individuals needing quick and affordable design, prototyping, fabrication, and manufacturing. We make art, furniture, signs, gifts, and event-swag for customers, while delivering community benefit with free educational events, pro bono services, and scholarship classes.

2015 UK Silver Winner

Every student who drops out of university costs that institution £9,000 in lost tuition fee revenue per year the student misses. This equates to millions per university and is a growing problem.

We use predictive analytical softwares to identify students who are most likely to drop out, allowing the university to use a proactive approach to intervening and giving these students the support they need to keep going.

2015 UK Silver Winner

Talent Rank is an app environment for ambitious candidates to prove and improve their raw business skills. Users are immersed into an interactive game, dealing with real markets and real people; each a stream of fresh situations for their judgement to be tested, quantified and ranked. This pioneering apparatus trains young talent and delivers objective, differential data to assessors.

TR's exhaust data offers a forward-looking sentiment stream for market trading/risk insights.

2015 UK Silver Winner

A company’s reputation is one of its biggest assets, and the hardest to manage and protect. Resonance is applying the latest Cognitive Computing and Big Data techniques to the problem of finding, quantifying and analysing key reputational data.

2015 UK Silver Winner

People across the world are faced with a multitude of problems: lack of access to clean water, poor nutrition - and they spend years waiting on external bodies to secure funding, come in and save the day. Unfortunately over 50% of fundraising campaigns addressing these problems fail on the major CF platforms.

We’re changing this. HelpingB currently has a 100% success rate and intends to maintain a 80-90% success rate through investment in its due diligence and vetting process.

2015 UK Silver Winner

Gormley & Gamble is here to empower women by disrupting the tailoring industry to create a modern-classic; custom-made, feminine, elegant suits. With appointment-only service in the City, on Savile Row, or from the comfort of your home or office, made in Europe with Italian, Scottish, and British fabrics, (absolutely no polyester), and a made-to-measure fit, back with you in 3 weeks and prices starting at just£400, & all monogramming and macaroons included, now is every woman's time to upgade.

2015 UK Silver Winner

GiveVision is a sophisticated software suite that powers smart glasses to be used as eyes for blind people. Developed by an experienced team of 3 Software Engineers, two of whom are completely Blind; it is designed to increase the independence and mobility of Blind and Visually Impaired by converting visual information to audio cues.

We have built and tested the proof of concept that can recognize banknotes, identify colors, scan product barcodes, at a press of a button. Currently raising seed

2015 UK Silver Winner

In FoPo, we collect ugly fruits & vegetables before expiry from groceries & farms, freeze dry them, & turn them into food powder to preserve their nutrients, prolong shelf life, & maximize logistics. It can be used for smoothies, soups, fruit shakes, & more. The product will be sold via online, supermarkets, humanitarian mission agencies & food companies. With low price, reduced food waste & support for local businesses & farmers, FoPo creates value from the inefficiency in the food system.

2015 UK Silver Winner

Compare and Share is the world’s first comparison marketplace of the Sharing Economy, aggregating a $15 billion market growing faster than Facebook, Google & Yahoo. We act as a gateway to the Sharing Economy, helping consumers & companies access & exploit the world’s £3.5 trillion worth of spare goods without having to trawl through 8000 individual sites. Our vision is to open up the Sharing Economy just as eBay opened up the second-hand goods market & build the go-to global brand for Sharing.

2015 UK Silver Winner

Small businesses in the UK account for nearly 50% of the entire economy, yet historically their environmental impact has largely been ignored. This is despite many business owners expressing a genuine interest in managing their emissions.

As time, knowledge and capital are the largest barriers to action, Carbon Analytics has developed an automated, user friendly and cost effective platform to not only measure, but also reduce carbon, water and energy impacts, empowering action over reporting

2015 Boston Silver Winner

World Tech Makers is the first on-site and immersive coding bootcamp in Latin America. In 12 weeks, we teach people with or without experience how to program since the beginning, so they can become software developers or technology entrepreneurs. To improve the skills and to help our makers in this journey, we count on an international network of allies and mentors. Our purpose is to to promote life-changing opportunities in order to close the digital gap that exists in the region.

2015 Boston Silver Winner

People shrink their clothes. It is a universal truth. While we gripe over cotton clothes, we truly cannot stand ruining costly wool garments.

Unshrinkit is the first ever product made to unshrink wool and help users rescue their beloved shrunken wool sweaters and clothing. And it really works - our patent-pending solution has proven in controlled trials to work better than other home remedies. 

We believe Unshrinkit can be a game-changer in the laundry room.

2015 Boston Silver Winner

In the $15bn market for second-hand sporting goods, SidelineSwap is the first peer-to-peer marketplace built for everyday athletes and fans. Each month thousands of new items ranging from equipment to apparel to footwear are uploaded by our community, making SidelineSwap the best place for buyers to find highly discounted or hard-to-find sporting goods and for sellers to turn their old sporting goods into cash.

2015 Boston Silver Winner

Our blue-sky transportation solution serves people in low-density cities by providing access to the places they want to go. For the healthcare world that means providing large patient populations with direct and efficient access to clinical services. Easy to use, automated, reliable, and friendly.

RubyRide increases access to facilities, practically eliminates the opportunity for fraud and mis-use, and empowers sponsors to measure effectiveness.

Everyone gets what they need.

2015 UK Silver Winner

RE-VANA is working on new drug delivery systems that can provide significant long-term benefits for patients who are suffering from severe eye diseases that can lead to blindness. The new systems that we are developing will enhance patient comfort and improve their vision, which will eventually reduce the burden on healthcare services, patients and care givers.

2015 Boston Silver Winner

Pavlok: the first wearable that transforms your habits

Example: go to the gym by 10am.

Step 1: Accountability.

When you commit, you can’t remove Pavlok until you achieve your goal. It makes loud noises, or posts your fail to Facebook. Initially, it's your drill sergeant trainer. One model can even shock you with 1000 painful volts.

Step 2: Reinforcement

Pavlok adds positive reinforcement to make the habit stick, permanently.

Pavlok transforms you into a better you.

2015 Boston Silver Winner

The legal marijuana market is expected to be $10 billion by 2018. Orange Photonics is poised to meet the needs of the growers, retailers and regulators with a portable and low-cost marijuana potency analyzer that can measure THC and CBD, key marijuana components. Strains high in THC or CBD can yield double the revenue as less sought after varietals. The flexible technology can be easily reconfigured to serve numerous markets including tobacco, petroleum, cosmetics and pharmaceuticals.

2015 Boston Silver Winner

Cogentis Therapeutics is developing a drug to treat a family of neurodegenerative disorders, including Alzheimer's Disease, Pick's Disease, and our initial target condition, Frontotemporal Degeneration, also known as Frontotemporal Dementia (FTD).

Our drug can cross into the brain and prevent the process which leads to neural decay, dementia, and cell death. Due to advances in medical technology, we can target a previously inaccessible pathway and disrupt FTD before it begins.

2015 Boston Silver Winner

Livestock ranchers lack reliable herd information for better decision making. BovControl is a mobile data-collection, coupled with secure data housed [cloud] that improves efficiency and boost profitability. It is changing the way the world produce beef and milk, with a tool to prove they are not destroying the environment.

2015 Boston Silver Winner

The word Ajiri means "to employ" in Swahili. Our goal is to create a sustainable cycle of employment and education in western Kenya. Ajiri's award-winning Kenyan black tea is handpicked on small-scale farms. Our Kenyan AA coffee is freshly roasted. We employ 60 women to hand-make the labels for each tea and coffee box using dried banana tree bark. Each label is unique. 100% of profits are donated to the Ajiri Foundation to pay school fees for orphans. Currently, we sponsor 29 students in school.

2014 Boston Silver Winner

AutoAgronom provides a unique solution that empowers farmers to practice sustainable agriculture. Our systems enable growers to increase yields by up to 30% and save up to 50% of water and 70% of fertilizers. Our patented technologies “listen” to plants and react in real-time to their needs, optimizing levels of oxygen, water and nutrients. We offer potential customers who cultivate large areas in green houses or open fields a complete service package with an annual fee based on area size.

2014 Boston Silver Winner

ZOOS is an all natural, real brewed, first to market Greek Iced Tea launching with 3 flavors: original, peach, lemon. The ZOOS girls crafted an artisan-brewed tea just the way Yia-Yia makes it. Hand-picked from the Greek mountaintops, our tea is a hidden gem and an important staple in the Mediterranean diet. Real brewed means real benefits. It’s true; we actually brew whole tea leaves to create a taste you’ll love. Light, refreshing, and rich in anti-oxidants, we cheers (YAMAS) to you.

2014 Boston Silver Winner

Diagnostic of diseases is a 40 billion USD global market where current technologies are expensive, require specialized equipment and take several hours to produce results, affecting billions around the world mostly in developing countries. We developed a 5 minute and $1 diagnostic technology for infectious diseases that allows health data collection and analysis in real time for disease surveillance, using big data algorithms to help decision makers to create strategies for disease control.

2014 Boston Silver Winner

ReFleece brings new life to old stuff. We partner with trusted clothing companies like Patagonia, Woolrich, Ibex and Polartec to upcycle their damaged clothes and scraps into beautiful, modern accessories like iPad sleeves and laptop bags. Started in 2012 by a former IDEO designer and former science teacher, ReFleece is dedicated to reversing the culture of disposability by demonstrating that upcycling can be scalable and profitable.

2014 Boston Silver Winner

Oncolinx is developing the next generation of antibody-drug conjugates (ADCs)--powerful, targeted cancer therapies that have dramatically fewer side effects. These therapies can be targeted to nearly any type of cancer, and are rapidly becoming the state-of-the-art in cancer treatment. Drawing on the scientific innovation of the National Cancer Institute, the world's leading biotechs and life sciences companies, Oncolinx is redefining the paradigm of cancer therapy.

2014 Boston Silver Winner

Jisto creates an elastic compute cloud out of underutilized enterprise server cycles, and allows enterprises to transparently run more parallelized compute-intensive workloads on their paid-for but unused resources. Jisto operates in on-premises data centers as well as private and public clouds, reducing computing costs by up to 75–90% over acquiring more hardware or cloud resources. Jisto is complementary to, and does not interfere with, most existing systems, virtualized and non-virtualized.

2014 Boston Silver Winner

Gecko Health develops products and services to improve respiratory disease management. We offer a unique solution based on mobile reminders, direct inhalers monitoring, data visualizations, challenges, and rewards that motivate patients, engage and inform caregivers. The system connects a small glowing sensor that can easily be attached to existing inhalers to a mobile app and a management dashboard, and allows patients to automatically log real-time information from their inhalers.

2014 Boston Silver Winner

EdTrips makes field trips easy and drives more visitors to educational destinations by consolidating the booking and payment of trips among multiple locations and services. Over 400 venues in 43 states have joined EdTrips' marketplace to reach more visitors, including 60% of all destinations in Boston. We have created partnerships with 21 venues to exclusively manage the logistics and payments of over 20,000 trips this year.

2013 Boston Silver Winner

Tripzon™ is the first dynamic packaging platform for planning and booking complex trips. We provide a smart itinerary system for flights, hotels, activities, car, and other travel components. With Tripzon, users create and manage custom trips all in one place and save, eliminating the tedious process of having to visit and transact on multiple websites. Unlike traditional online agencies, our system offers itinerary sharing, multi-destination booking, and multi-component checkout.

2013 Boston Silver Winner

As they did with mobile phones, emerging markets can leapfrog inefficient models of higher education. Spire is the first model to enable this jump, combining online content from elite US universities, offline instructional design from the best charter schools, and apprenticeship with top local employers. The result is a world-class education for half the cost of existing options, making the future of higher education available today to thousands of underserved students in emerging markets.

2013 Boston Silver Winner

Rifiniti helps F500 firms optimize workspaces & workflow. Most offices worldwide (a >50B sq.ft. market) are 50% empty at all times, due to new work styles, mobile technologies, & changing needs. This costs firms in US >$180B/yr wasted on rent, & more in lost productivity. Our software compiles and exploits neglected company data sources through scenario modeling & predictive analytics to propose continuous improvements to workspaces & workflow while reducing costs 50%.

2013 Boston Silver Winner

Web service owners are unaware of client-side errors. Front-end errors lead to customers and money loss.
Qbaka is automated front-end problem monitoring and analytics for web services and mobile html5.
We are building easy-to-use tool to track and analyse client-side web service problems at all stages:
from development to production. Including error tracking, perfomance monitoring, analytics of problem
sources and automatec testing.

2013 Boston Silver Winner

Every single drug discovered and every advance in modern medicine depends on laboratory mice. MouseHouse is an iPad + web application that allows researchers in the life-sciences to save time and money in managing lab mice. Its unique proprietary optimization software reduces colony size by 15% and it's the first tablet drag/drop based application that tracks experimental data, health and complex breeding schemes. Scientists from labs across the US--Harvard, Yale, Stanford, UCSF, UChi--are users

2013 Boston Silver Winner

The traditional preparation of fresh tortillas takes a lot of time, it requires know how and experience. flatev provides a new solution starting with a fully automatic machine and corresponding dough-capsules, which enable anyone to make a wide variety of fresh tortillas and other flatbreads in only seconds. Our USPs are authentic freshness, a wide variety of flavors and styles in single portions and quick & hassle free cooking. We focus on the Millennials customer target in the USA.

2013 Boston Silver Winner

Leveraging our strengths in high-throughput screening technology we provide the fastest methods for directed studies of in vivo gene function which results in earlier identification of therapeutic targets. In combination with the rapid development time of small model organisms (4 days) our systems enable rapid iterations to shorten drug development times. We generate humanized transgenic models for mechanism of drug action studies preventing costly drug failures in later stages.

2013 Boston Silver Winner

Over 400000 women each year are drugged and date raped. Prevention is near impossible as drugs are tasteless and invisible in drinks, thus the only current defense is constant vigilance over one's drink or bringing socially awkward drug tests that are impractical, onerous and ineffective. DrinkSavvy can eliminate the risk of date rape in establishments that use our safe and constantly self-monitoring drinking cup, glass or straw/stirrer that immediately changes color if one’s drink is “roofied”.

2013 Boston Silver Winner

Cystic Fibrosis (CF) is an inherited lung disease with 30,000 US patients with a life expectancy of 37. There is no treatment for 96% of patients and a high unmet clinical need. Novel inhaled lead drug, Procaftor, shows clinically predictive efficacy in a human CF model. CF is an orphan disease with a lean development model. Our experienced CF drug development team are asking for a $8m to fund a 3 year IND to end of Phase 2a with several investor exits. We anticipate peak US sales of $1.2bn.

2012 Boston Silver Winner

WindGap Medical’s patient and clinician surveys show that the EpiPen® is bulky and awkward to carry, especially for children. It has tight temperature storage requirements of 68-77°F and will rapidly degrade outside of that range. Through patent-pending microfluidics and miniaturization, our product is as small as a USB drive, intuitive to use, and extends the storage temperature range out to 32-105°F. The market for our product is $1.05B, growing at 20% YoY.

2012 Boston Silver Winner

Ubiqi Health is a mobile personal discovery platform that serves the millions with chronic conditions such as asthma, diabetes and migraine. By analyzing patient-reported and passively collected data, we identify actionable evidence to optimize treatment plans for each individual. By taking the guess-work out of today’s trial-and-error process of health management, we help patients self-manage, enabling providers and payers to strategically reduce costs.

2012 Boston Silver Winner

Stress is a silent killer. Where objective data is now critical throughout medicine and daily life, diagnoses and treatments of stress rely exclusively on subjective reports to evaluate symptom severity and trends. Neumitra (noo-MEE-tra) helps monitor and manage acute and chronic stress with wearable and mobile technologies for health, performance, and happiness. We compute recurring reports of personalized health to aggregate analytics from one person to thousands. Together we’ll solve stress.

2012 Boston Silver Winner

iAgree provides new and innovative online tools to more efficiently and cost effectively manage disputes. Through the iAgree system, parties will be able to more easily initiate and facilitate dispute resolution, collaborate and share information securely with relevant parties, and resolve disputes by identifying and involving the most qualified mediators and arbitrators. Our system allows parties to save time, money and energy while maintaining justice. With iAgree, EVERYBODY WINS!

2012 Boston Silver Winner

Bikesharing has experienced substantial growth over the past few years. It has spread to North America and gained significant traction. However, there is one problem - the lack of helmet availability. Not having helmets available is a safety concern, and it prohibits the growth of bikeshare systems. This is where we step in. We have developed a helmet vending solution that allows for helmets to be easily accessed by users. Our machine dispenses and allows for the return of helmets.

2012 Boston Silver Winner

Current prostate cancer diagnostics are inadequate - they lack sensitivity and prognostic value. Cellanyx is offering a predictive, sensitive, and cost effective solution to inform physicians at the radical prostatectomy decision point. Cellanyx's technology will improve the diagnostic process, increasing patient quality of life - significantly reducing health care costs.

2012 Boston Silver Winner

Black Island Wind Turbines are the toughest wind turbines on the planet. Reliable for over a decade in Antarctica in 200+mph marine environments, our HRX-series turbines will soon be offered to customers demanding high performance and survivability. As the high-reliability option, our HR3 model is the natural choice for meeting critical loads—and demanding customer requirements.

2012 Boston Silver Winner

Cancer is diagnosed today much too late: increasing sensitivity by thousand folds, Akrivis’ Z-TECT technology will allow cancer detection so early that it will be cured faster and with less toxic drugs. Z-TECT can achieve this with blood tests or medical imaging of mm-sized tumors. After selling custom reagents to repeat customers for a year, Akrivis recently signed a worldwide distribution agreement and seeks $250k to hire 2 scientists and accelerate the launch of its first products by Q1 2013

2011 Boston Silver Winner

The Tap Lab makes mobile games that allow players to compete with real people, at real places, in real time.

Our first iPhone game, TapCity, went live on the App Store in March 2011. TapCity is a multiplayer city-building game in which you build and defend your own city made up of your favorite real-world places.

We are an alumni company of the 2011 class of TechStars Boston.

2011 Boston Silver Winner

Pintley is an online beer community and mobile app for consumers and brewers.

Drinkers join Pintley to get personalized beer recommendations, win prizes, and connect with brewers.

Brewers use Pintley to save over 430% on marketing and market research. Our mobile apps automatically collect valuable consumer preference and demographic data while incentivizing consumers to become loyal brand evangelists.

2011 Boston Silver Winner

PK Clean is able to transform the most painful waste (plastic) into the most useful energy (oil). Plastic waste represents an untapped $13 billion annual oil market. PK Clean will slash our metal recycling customers waste fees from $50/ton to $10/ton, saving millions. Simultaneously, we will sell the renewable fuel to refineries. PK Clean has 100% ownership over our IP and already has a 20 ton/day pilot running. Come join us in our mission of converting mountains of trash into barrels of oil.

2011 Boston Silver Winner

Our first business is based on a patent-pending solution to an important game theory problem in financial markets. Finalta provides a secure, private, off-exchange trading network for global institutional asset managers.

2011 Boston Silver Winner

Driveway Software, Boston based company, helps people save money on auto insurance and brings new clients to insurance companies.
Most drivers feel they are paying too much for their auto insurance policy. Insurance companies offer significant discounts aimed at drivers with low annual mileage and good driving habits. Driveway۪s smartphone app and service make it easy for Auto Insurers to deploy discounts and for drivers to save on policy.

2011 Boston Silver Winner

BIOARRAY Therapeutics is developing innovative molecular diagnostic tests that help women with breast cancer and their doctors identify more effective treatment sooner by predicting chemotherapy response across multiple cancer subtypes. Our test will help reduce the present "trial and error" approach to chemotherapy treatment decisions, helping patients while reducing overall treatment costs.

2011 Boston Silver Winner

ARO Medical is a spinal implant company reducing back pain in patients undergoing their first surgery and reducing the $3 billion associated with failed surgeries. The company۪s patent-pending, minimally-invasive device stabilizes the spine from excessive twisting, a source proven in NIH-sponsored research to be directly linked to back pain. It is used as an adjunct to existing surgery and has support of renowned spinal surgeons. Approvals have been obtained for an initial clinical trial.

2010 Boston Silver Winner

Zyrra uses mass-customization technology to solve a widespread problem: It is difficult to find bras that fit. We have a patent-pending fitting system for bras that goes outside the limited "36C" 2-dimensional sizing model. We take 10 measurements (vs the standard 2) and create a unique cutting pattern for each client. A bra is then made to fit those measurements perfectly, delivered by mail within 4 weeks. Each bra comes with a perfect-fit guarantee.

2010 Boston Silver Winner

ViThera develops new drugs based on engineered beneficial bacteria. Our lead product VT201 targets IBD, such as Crohn's or Colitis, a significant unmet need, and addresses a $10bn/yr market. VT201 is a food strain bacterium (Lactococcus Lactis, typical component of cheese) engineered to express an anti-inflammatory protein which controls inflammation in the gut-after oral intake of the therapeutic bacteria. We have a uniquely experienced team and strong exclusive IP position.

2010 Boston Silver Winner

Targeting the $75B global counterfeit market, Sproxils Mobile Product Authentication" (MPA) provides anti-counterfeiting & market intelligence solutions to companies in emerging markets. Upon purchasing an MPA tagged product, consumers reveal & text a code. MPA replies about the products authenticity. Companies reduce counterfeiting, capture market intelligence data & can also place embedded ads in the replies. Currently operating in Nigeria for pharma, we generated over $300k in rev Q1 2010.

2010 Boston Silver Winner

Relay has developed a software platform that will save the pharmaceutical industry hard and soft costs associated with identifying and evaluating scientific innovation. The software draws on sophisticated algorithms to analyze publications, clinical trials, intellectual property, and commercial potential. Relay has several paying customers in the pharma industry and academia, and will generate revenue through software subscriptions, online transactions, and consulting projects.

2010 Boston Silver Winner

Biofilms, slimy communities of bacteria, cause biofouling, corrosion, energy inefficiency, diseases and $22B in annual costs. Current treatments are toxic, corrosive and environmentally damaging. We have developed a first-in-class anti-biofilm solution that is green and highly effective against biofilms. Our solution is enabled by expertise in synthetic and systems biology and can be combined with existing antimicrobials to eradicate industrial and environmental biofilms, a $2.2B market.

2010 Boston Silver Winner

The JoyTunes group was formed in 2009 with the vision of revolutionizing the way people learn and interact with music. Our unique patent pending technology introduces instrument-activated computer games for fun and education, dramatically shortening the instrument learning process. By combining the traditional world of music with the ever growing world of computer games, music making becomes easier and more accessible than ever before.

2010 Boston Silver Winner

Every day users post and share links to distribute ideas, news and entertainment. Embedly changes the game by providing the best technology to transform links into engaging videos, images and media so that the most relevant message is delivered to the most relevant audience. Embedly is the new link; where users can embed media to distribute ideas, and businesses can reclaim their identity through the power of the consumer.

2010 Boston Silver Winner

Brass Monkey is at its core a networking library for interconnecting mobile devices and computers over a local WIFI. Brass Monkey's primary use is as a controller, where a mobile device, say an iPhone, uses its built in controls to communicate to a web based experience (Flash/Flex, Unity3D).

2010 Boston Silver Winner

Aukera Therapeutics is developing a novel protein therapy, to treat ALS (also known as Lou Gehrigs disease), a rare but devastating neurodegenerative disease that is rapidly progressive and invariably fatal, usually within 3-5 years. There is only one FDA approved drug for ALS which extends life only 2-3 months and has no effect on the symptoms of the disease. Replacement therapy with Angiogenin, has shown significant effect on both survival and motor function in ALS mice studies.

2010 Boston Silver Winner

Software developers spend over 50% of their time making sense of code. Tools today either require significant training or require programmers to laboriously go through code. Instead, Architexa helps developers to easily understand, document, and discuss design with coworkers. Based on a PhD from MIT, the suite supports an intuitive but powerful approach that allows UML diagramming to be code-centric instead of model-centric by giving users an interactive exploratory visualization platform.

2010 Boston Silver Winner

We convert sunlight into heating AND cooling for buildings in a single, integrated solution. Our system integrates proprietary PV/Thermal collectors, solar air-conditioning, and software that proactively minimizes energy costs. The net result is a system that produces 4 times more energy per m2 of surface area than standard PV and we offset the entire heating and cooling load of a building. The ROI on our system is less than 3 years and less than 5 years without government incentives.

Startups
2017 Boston Silver Winner

People with physical disabilities have little to no access to mobile devices, and thus, a majority are either unable to independently participate in society or are prevented from utilizing integrated services such as transportation schedules, mobile banking, e-commerce, home automation, etc. Our development of an input device which easily allows users to access computers and mobile devices will not only help people live independently but also facilitate higher levels of education and employment.

2017 Switzerland Silver Winner

10% of the world population suffers from sleep apnea. Current take-home diagnostic devices lack accuracy, reliability, or comfort, whereas the clinical overnight gold standard is costly and uncomfortable. Sleepiz is introducing the world’s first non-contact medical grade screening solution for sleep apnea. With our device, anyone to get medically tested for sleep apnea at home without having to connect any sensors or cables – you won’t even know it’s there.

2017 Israel Silver Winner

MoonRun is shaping the next generation of aerobic experiences, fusing a portable plug-n-play urban-running device with an endless multimedia platform straight into your living room. MoonRun will be positioned as a new indoor aerobic solution in a $5.8B market, replacing for many the cumbersome, monotonous and expensive treadmills, ellipticals and indoor cycles. We will provide developers with simple tools to further create multimedia, virtual reality and gaming worlds of fitness.

2017 Boston Diamond Winner

At the end of retina surgery, a gas bubble is injected into the eye to tamponade (or affix) the retina in place. To keep the gas bubble (which floats) directed against the back of the eye, patients are required to lay face-down for 1 week or more and cannot see through the gas bubble nor fly until it dissipates. We are developing a optically clear, biodegradable polymer that will remove these lifestyle burdens from patients, as well as improve surgical outcomes and reduce reoperation rates.

2017 Israel Diamond Winner

Severe visual impairment results in a significant decline in mobility and independence, with a huge & growing unmet need of millions. RenewSenses conveys vision through sound to visually impaired people by combining sensory augmentation and computer vision in a wearable device. These IP-protected technologies were tested and validated in the lab of Prof. Amir Amedi at the Hebrew university (co-founder) recruiting the visual cortex of blind people and enabling a new form of sensory experience.

2017 Boston Gold Winner

There is a crisis in medical imaging. Current MRI contrast agents (GBCAs) contain toxic gadolinium. GBCAs cause brain deposition of gadolinium in all patients, and pose devastating risks to renally impaired patients. Each year over 4 million very sick patients worldwide must be denied crucial diagnostic imaging, and over 30 million patients are put at risk.
Reveal solves this >$1B problem with a biocompatible gadolinium-free contrast agent that is a safe, direct substitute for GBCAs.

2017 Boston Gold Winner

W8X helps athletes get the most out of their workout. Inspired by robotics, we developed a training system that automatically changes resistance to adapt to a user's needs. The system has the size of a shoebox but provides safer and more effective training than traditional equipment. Controlled through an app, the system tracks metrics and provides valuable feedback. We work with leading coaches and professional athletes to reinvent strength training for the gym and for the home.
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2017 Boston Silver Winner

Skillist is building a better job platform for America's skilled workforce. Our platform eliminates lengthy job descriptions and cover letters. Instead, Skillist focuses on the actual skills that candidates have and that companies want, leading to better outcomes for applicants and employers alike.

2017 Boston Gold Winner

Y2Y is building a network of student run homeless shelters for young adults ages 18-24. Young adults are uniquely vulnerable on the streets due to high rates of LGBTQ identity and experience in foster care. Y2Y provides sanctuary to move guests quickly off the streets, surrounding them with resources to facilitate their pathways out of homelessness. Y2Y provides opportunities for guests and volunteers to become the next generation’s leading advocates for youth-driven solutions to homelessness.

2017 Boston Silver Winner

There are 7.4 billion unique people in the world, but why are wearables like glasses, goggles, helmets one-size-fits-all? Skelmet is providing scalable mass customized wearable products and solutions, with proprietary A.I. Fit Intelligent Design System, combining state of the art 3D scanning with 3D printing to automatically measure, design, and produce bespoke products. With no inventory or footprint, and producing minimum waste, Skelmet is truly manufacturing at the scale of one.

2017 Boston Silver Winner

ReviveMed is a precision-medicine platform that leverages the data from small molecules or metabolites. ReviveMed technology, which was developed at MIT and published in Nature Methods, uniquely overcomes the difficulty of using a large set of metabolomic data, and transform these data into actionable insight. Currently, we selected a few strategic clients from leading pharma/biotech companies to provide them with drug de-risking, biomarker discovery and therapeutic solutions.

2017 Boston Silver Winner

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 Boston Silver Winner

The average person spends fifty minutes a day on Facebook, the same amount of a time spent on a typical lunch break. But ironically, 45% of people report eating lunch alone, the highest rate in over fifty years. In this paradoxical state, we are so much more connected and alone at the same time. The solution is to connect with each other, honestly, authentically, face-to-face. We provide a social-networking service that helps users find new platonic relationships, face-to-face.

2017 Boston Gold Winner

We create functional, line management garments for patients with implanted intravenous lines.
Implanted intravenous lines leave patients at risk for many complications such as infection, dislodgement, and skin breakdown. Managing the lines leads to stress, discomfort, and unnecessary costs for patients, caregivers, hospitals and payers.
Our garments decrease line dislodgement, lower per patient costs, and improve safety and quality of life for patients with implanted lines.

2017 Boston Gold Winner

Athletes of Valor was inspired by our CEO/founder's difficulty re-adjusting to civilian life, and realization that sports provide the support structure and camaraderie that veterans need when returning home. We are changing the trajectory of veteran's academic lives and careers by presenting unknown opportunities in college sports. The platform is free for service members with hopes to increase veterans' retention/engagement on campus and improve employment outcomes.

2017 Boston Gold Winner

Recent clinical studies proved that consistently introducing food allergens to infants before 6 months old prevents allergies by over 80% (*LEAP, EAT). The trouble is that parents find it scary, inconvenient, and stressful to introduce a range allergens regularly to their infants. We have created a convenient set of organic fruit puree pouches that contain the same amounts of allergens as the breakthrough studies, making it easy and stress-free for parents to prevent allergies.

2017 Switzerland Silver Winner

Precision vine works with wine producers to provide and integrate remote sensing data into both winemaking and vineyard management. Using drone based platforms and an international network of operators for multi and hyperspectral imaging we offer a vineyard specific data processing service.

Actionable and valuable information is used by both vineyard managers and winemakers alike, solving problems in two distinctive parts of the value added chain.

2017 Boston Diamond Winner

We are transforming the livestock management industry by using technology to remove fencing and labor from farms. Our proprietary hardware and software solution significantly increase the efficiency and productivity of livestock farms. To maximize the value of a livestock farm, farmers need to optimize grass growth as well as animal headcount per acre. For millennia farmers have done this using a combination of fencing and manual labor. We enhance our customers profits and quality of life.

2017 Switzerland Silver Winner

Alogo Analysis SA is a Swiss incorporated company active in sports analytics. At Alogo, we aim to develop innovative statistics for equestrianism that will increase fans engagement and ultimately educate people on the sport. Alogo SHOW a unique patented system enhance fans experience in venue and raise public interest in the discipline. Alogo MOVE sensors analyze horse’s movement and will allow coaches and riders to precisely quantify their performance and thus improve their training.

2017 Switzerland Silver Winner

We believe the world would be better if consumers started doing their groceries the right way. To make this vision a reality, we need to make it easy for people to eat well and smart.

We created the supermarket 3.0 based on a sustainable and decentralized business-model. No food waste, no packaging, ultimate freshness and same day delivery for more than 800 products, originating from a blend of 30 local artisans.We started in September 2016 in Geneva area and are already break-even.

2017 Switzerland Gold Winner

Dechets a l'Or is a tech-enabled provider of infrastructure services to fast growing cities of West African. We use a proprietary database system to enable city mapping to support service delivery to households and businesses. We collect and process solid waste to produce, fertilizer, energy, and electricity. Dechets a l’Or uses technology to provide better waste collection service, our mission is to make cities cleaner places with brighter futures through professional service delivery.

2017 Switzerland Gold Winner

The ChemAlive platform is designed for cheaper and faster access to computed chemical data with no expertise, hardware or software barrier through a SaaS model executable by any chemist on-line. Our system brings machine learning and big data to the chemical and Pharma industry who have a need for accurate reaction metrics to design, predict and understand chemical processes. The speed opens up new markets where interactive accurate data can be used as a sales, marketing and R&D tool.

2017 Switzerland Gold Winner

Novel membranes (PCT, USA patent) for separating hydrogen and oxygen during hydrogen production in alkaline water electrolysers have been developed by a start-up company MEMBRASENZ GmbH. Taking into account the relevance of hydrogen as a future energy career in providing green energy supply for industrial and domestic use and mobility applications, this technology possesses the potential to contribute solving some of the future energy challenges.

2017 Boston Silver Winner

47% of all dogs over the age of 10 will die from cancer. With current treatment options expensive and potentially leading to negative side effects, VetiVax is a novel, personalized immunotherapy that uses the animals’ own tumor cells to fight the cancer.

Using a surgically excised portion of tumor tissue, we create a series of treatments that are given back to the animal to help stimulate their immune system to fight cancer, safely and inexpensively.

2017 Boston Gold Winner

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 Boston Silver Winner

Built on a donation-based business model, our innovative and transformable products provide solutions for the immediate needs of displacement, while also being relevant in today’s consumer outerwear market. Our clothing is designed for on-the-go or high-risk situations; this includes wearable shelters, high-visibility jackets, among many others. ADIFF brings attention back to the original purpose of clothing, while creating aid and awareness for global displacement.

2017 Israel Gold Winner

Our technology transforms carbon dioxide into impurity-free ethanol for use in consumer products. We do this using only water and sunlight as the other two inputs. At scale, we are both both more profitable and better for the environment than ethanol derived by fermentation, which we achieve while actively removing the most abundant greenhouse gas from our atmosphere.

2017 Israel Silver Winner

GooseWay, a confidential platform that helps teachers in the kindergarten to manage all the administrative and communication activities in an easy and simple way.
We are focusing on the MENA region, with its highest population growth rates in the world, and a 14 billion dollar market for pre-school education, with our fermium model we will increase our market penetration. And we will achieve that with our passionate, full of potential and experience team

2017 Switzerland Silver Winner

IMVERSE is a spin-off from EPFL developing software and providing services for photorealistic Mixed Reality content creation. Our volumetric solutions reduce the time and money spent on pre-production phases of Virtual Reality movies and Hollywood movies by a factor of 10. This is only possible thanks to our proprietary volumetric graphics engine and our easy and fast process to transform a single 360-degree photo, from any camera, into a 3D VR/MR experience with live hologram actors and VFX.

2017 Boston Gold Winner

Nonspec delivers affordable, adjustable prosthetic limb kits to clinics worldwide. We mass produce easily customizable prostheses that can fit any amputation site. Our initial focus is applying our patented core technology to below knee amputees. Our lightweight device allows the same components to be fit to an 8 and an 18 year old and expand as needed to compensate for patient growth, while maintaining comfort. The device can be fit and adjusted with minimal training and equipment.