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Diamond Winners
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.

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.

Gold Winners
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 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.

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

Sidecar Winners
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

Silver Winners
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.

Startups
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 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.

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 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 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.

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 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 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 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.

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.

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 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.