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Diamond Winners
2016 Diamond Winner
Cybersecurity

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 Diamond Winner
Online Commerce & Marketplaces

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$1 Tn) is obsolete.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.

2015 Diamond Winner
Internet & Web

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 Diamond Winner
Gaming & Consumer

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.

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
Social Impact + Internet & Web

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.

Platinum Winners
2016 Platinum Winner
Aerospace + Hardware & Robotics

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.

Gold Winners
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
Financial Technology + General

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 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
Healthcare Delivery + Diagnostics

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 Gold Winner
Environment + Energy / Clean Tech

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 Gold Winner
Internet & Web

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 Gold Winner
Entertainment & Media

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 Gold Winner
Entertainment & Media

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 Gold Winner
Internet & Web

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 Gold Winner
Enterprise Software

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.

2012 Gold Winner
Social Impact + Internet & Web

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.

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

2014 Sidecar Winner
Education + Internet & Web

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 Sidecar Winner
Enterprise Software

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.

Silver Winners
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
Internet & Web

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 Silver Winner
Education + Internet & Web

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 Silver Winner
Consumer Products + Design

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 Silver Winner
Retail & Advertising Technology

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 Silver Winner
Online Commerce & Marketplaces

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 Silver Winner
Internet & Web + Healthcare IT

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 Silver Winner
Internet & Web

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 Silver Winner
Internet & Web

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 Silver Winner
Financial Technology

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 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
Internet & Web

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.

2014 Silver Winner
Education + Internet & Web

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 Silver Winner
Internet & Web

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 Silver Winner
Internet & Web

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.

Startups
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
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 Diamond Winner
Cybersecurity

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 Platinum Winner
Aerospace + Hardware & Robotics

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 Diamond Winner
Online Commerce & Marketplaces

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 Silver Winner
Internet & Web

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 Silver Winner
Education + Internet & Web

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 Gold Winner
Financial Technology + General

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 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.

2016 Silver Winner
Consumer Products + Design

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 Silver Winner
Retail & Advertising Technology

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 Silver Winner
Online Commerce & Marketplaces

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 Silver Winner
Internet & Web + Healthcare IT

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 Silver Winner
Internet & Web

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 Gold Winner
Healthcare Delivery + Diagnostics

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 Gold Winner
Environment + Energy / Clean Tech

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 Gold Winner
Internet & Web

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 Gold Winner
Entertainment & Media

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 Silver Winner
Internet & Web

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 Diamond Winner
Internet & Web

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 Diamond Winner
Gaming & Consumer

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 Silver Winner
Financial Technology

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 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 Gold Winner
Entertainment & Media

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 Silver Winner
Internet & Web

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 Gold Winner
Internet & Web

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 Gold Winner
Enterprise Software

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.

2014 Silver Winner
Education + Internet & Web

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.

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

2014 Sidecar Winner
Education + Internet & Web

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.