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Diamond Winners
2016 Diamond Winner
Aerospace + Agriculture + High Tech

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.

2013 Diamond Winner
Enterprise Software

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.

2012 Diamond Winner
High Tech

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.

2011 Diamond Winner
High Tech

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

2010 Diamond Winner
High Tech

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 Diamond Winner
High Tech

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!

Gold Winners
2016 Gold Winner
Education + High Tech

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 Gold Winner
Financial Technology + High Tech

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 Gold Winner
Hardware & Robotics + High Tech

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 Gold Winner
Financial Technology + High Tech

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.

2015 Gold Winner
Aerospace + High Tech

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.

2014 Gold Winner
High Tech

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 Gold Winner
High Tech + Manufacturing + High Tech

Our mission is empowering people with the freedom of mobility. SUNU create wearable devices, that at their core, use proximity sensing technology - enabling our users to better sense and safely navigate their environments. Our first product is a mobility wristband that is helping the visually impaired better perceive the things around them and navigate their surroundings.

2014 Gold Winner
High Tech + High Tech

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 Gold Winner
Enterprise Software

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.

2013 Gold Winner
Generation + High Tech

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.

2012 Gold Winner
High Tech + Enterprise Software

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 Gold Winner
High Tech + Design

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 Gold Winner
High Tech

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 Gold Winner
High Tech

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 Gold Winner
High Tech

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 Gold Winner
High Tech

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 Gold Winner
High Tech

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 Gold Winner
High Tech

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 Gold Winner
High Tech

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 Gold Winner
High Tech

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
2014 Sidecar Winner
High Tech + Efficiency + General

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

2013 Sidecar Winner
High Tech + Medical Devices

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.

Silver Winners
2016 Silver Winner
Travel & Tourism + High Tech

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 Silver Winner
Telecommunications & Mobile

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 Silver Winner
Efficiency + Energy / Clean Tech

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.

2015 Silver Winner
Design + Design + Retail

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 Silver Winner
Internet & Web + Other - Services

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 Silver Winner
Environment + Energy / Clean Tech

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 Silver Winner
Education + High Tech

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 Silver Winner
Other - Services + High Tech

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.

2012 Silver Winner
High Tech + Healthcare

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 Silver Winner
High Tech + High Tech

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!

2011 Silver Winner
High Tech

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 Silver Winner
High Tech

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 Silver Winner
High Tech + High Tech

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 Silver Winner
High Tech

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.

2010 Silver Winner
High Tech

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 Silver Winner
High Tech

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 Silver Winner
High Tech

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 Silver Winner
High Tech

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 Silver Winner
High Tech

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 Silver Winner
High Tech

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 Silver Winner
High Tech

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.

Startups
2016 Silver Winner
Travel & Tourism + High Tech

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 Silver Winner
Telecommunications & Mobile

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 Gold Winner
Education + High Tech

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 Diamond Winner
Aerospace + Agriculture + High Tech

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 Gold Winner
Financial Technology + High Tech

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 Silver Winner
Efficiency + Energy / Clean Tech

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 Gold Winner
Hardware & Robotics + High Tech

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 Gold Winner
Financial Technology + High Tech

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.

2015 Silver Winner
Design + Design + Retail

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 Silver Winner
Internet & Web + Other - Services

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 Silver Winner
Environment + Energy / Clean Tech

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 Gold Winner
Aerospace + High Tech

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 Silver Winner
Education + High Tech

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 Silver Winner
Other - Services + High Tech

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.

2014 Gold Winner
High Tech

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 Gold Winner
High Tech + Manufacturing + High Tech

Our mission is empowering people with the freedom of mobility. SUNU create wearable devices, that at their core, use proximity sensing technology - enabling our users to better sense and safely navigate their environments. Our first product is a mobility wristband that is helping the visually impaired better perceive the things around them and navigate their surroundings.

2014 Gold Winner
High Tech + High Tech

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 Gold Winner
Enterprise Software

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 Sidecar Winner
High Tech + Efficiency + General

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

2013 Gold Winner
Generation + High Tech

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 Diamond Winner
Enterprise Software

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 Sidecar Winner
High Tech + Medical Devices

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.

2012  Winner
High Tech

We help firms grow their revenue by finding new clients & reaching new prospects through online events. We do this by 1)developing content that positions our clients as thought leaders 2)executing marketing campaigns that connect with prospects 3)running flawless webinars that deliver value to attendees and 4)creating conversations that lead to new clients. By applying our own marketing approach to our growth, we have served 23 clients & grown from $0 to $315k in sales in under a year.

2012 Silver Winner
High Tech + Healthcare

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 Diamond Winner
High Tech

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 Gold Winner
High Tech + Enterprise Software

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 Silver Winner
High Tech + High Tech

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 Gold Winner
High Tech + Design

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 Gold Winner
High Tech

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 Diamond Winner
High Tech

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