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2017 Mexico Diamond Winner

In CDMX the average time spent commuting is about 2.5h and collective public transportation is perceived as unsafe, inefficient and pricey. Urbvan offers a daily commute transportation system with strategic routes and executive vans, that aims to make commuting in Mexico more efficient, secure and comfortable all through a mobile app. We have a team with experience in successful companies in Mexico working to provide a top service to our clients both technology and service wise.

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 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$1 Tn) is obsolete.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.

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.

Gold Winners
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

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 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.

Silver Winners
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

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.

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 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.

Startups
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

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 Mexico Diamond Winner

In CDMX the average time spent commuting is about 2.5h and collective public transportation is perceived as unsafe, inefficient and pricey. Urbvan offers a daily commute transportation system with strategic routes and executive vans, that aims to make commuting in Mexico more efficient, secure and comfortable all through a mobile app. We have a team with experience in successful companies in Mexico working to provide a top service to our clients both technology and service wise.

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 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 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 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

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 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 Winner

A peer-to-peer lending platform focused in solar energy. GIRASOL provides the best solar financing solution in Mexico, backed by people and companies that wish to invest in renewable energies. The main goal is that residents pay the credit with the savings the system generates. GIRASOL also works as a marketplace that matches clients with professional installers. Through our algorithm we generate automatic, personalized and comparable quotes so the client can make an informed decision.

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 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.