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14 October 2015

Meet the MassChallenge Boston 2015 Top 26

Our entrepreneurs had a game-changing summer and Im very proud of all of the 2015 finalists, said MassChallenge Founder and CEO John Harthorne. These top 26 startups are poised to make a tremendous impact across a variety of industries from transportation to healthcare to robotics. Each of these startups has great potential, and I look forward to celebrating their achievements with the community at the Awards Ceremony.
Judges will select 10-20 startups from the top 26 who will win equity-free, non-dilutive grants of either $50,000 or $100,000, totaling $1 million. CASIS and Boeing will also award approximately $500,000 to MassChallenge Boston startups to fund research projects on the International Space Station.
Tell us who your favorite is and tweet at #MCAwards15!

Ajiri Tea (@AjiriTea)
USA: PA | General
Ajiri aims to create a sustainable cycle of employment and education. And, of course, a delicious cup of Kenyan Coffee and Tea!

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AquaFresco (@AquaFrescoLab)

USA: MA | Energy / Clean Tech

AquaFresco is developing the next generation close-loop laundry technology that regenerates 95% of wastewater.

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Biorasis, Inc.

USA: CT | Healthcare / Life Sciences

Biorasis is developing a biosensor that will vastly improve the quality of life of diabetics and restore their active lifestyle.

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BovControl (@BovControl)

Brazil | High Tech

Empowering livestock ranchers with reliable herd information that improves efficiency and boost profitability.

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Cogentis Therapeutics (@cogentistx)

USA: MD | Healthcare / Life Sciences

Cogentis Therapeutics is working on a novel and potential disease-modifying peptide therapeutic for Alzheimer's, FTD, and Parkinson's.

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danger!awesome (@dangerawesome)

USA: MA | General

Design and fabrication makerspace producing short-run manufacturing, customization, prototyping, collateral, and event swag for B2B and B2C.

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Estrenon (@estrenon)

Mexico | Social Impact

Estrenon pioneers the "reuse clothing movement" in Latin America through dignifying stores that empower the people to improve their lives.

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Hydroswarm (@hydroswarm)

USA: MA | High Tech

Teams of small, autonomous, underwater robots + cheap sensors + modern mesh networks = a revolution in maritime commerce and security.

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Hyliion (@hyliion)

USA: MA | Energy / Clean Tech

Hyliion is creating an add-on hybrid module for tractor trailers that will reduce fuel consumption by 30% with a payback of under a year.

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LaunchPad Medical (@launchpadmed)

USA: MA | Healthcare / Life Sciences

LaunchPad Medical brings to you Tetranite, the world's first synthetic bone adhesive to stabilize metal hardware and repair fractured bone.

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Lumii (@LumiiDisplay)

USA: MA | High Tech

Glasses-free 3D that works. Lumii light field displays: intuitive depth in the native format of your brain.

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Nix86

USA: MA | High Tech

Restaurants and Suppliers rely on fax-phones-email to manage 1B orders a year; Nix86's B2B cloud solution modernizes it all with ease.

Obz Design (@obz_design)

USA: MA | Social Impact

Obz Design is changing global healthcare: better anemia diagnostics today, 600 million healthier children tomorrow!

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Orange Photonics, Inc.

USA: NH | General

Orange Photonics LightLab: affordable, fast marijuana potency analyzer. An essential tool for the $10 billion legal marijuana industry.

Pavlok (@pavlok)

USA: MA | High Tech

Current fitness bands track the steps you take---but they don't change your behavior. Pavlok CHANGES behavior-and measurably forms habits.

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Recon Therapeutics (@recontherapy)

USA: MA | Healthcare / Life Sciences

Recon Therapeutics has developed a new drug delivery technology that simplifies reconstitution of a lyophilized drug with solvent at the POC.

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RubyRide (@RideRuby)
USA: AZ | General

RideRuby Structured Transportation: People experience proximity by ease of access, not distance. We create proximity by improving access.

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Sanitation and Health Rights in India (SHRI) (@Sanrights)

USA: MA | Social Impact

SHRI fights alongside communities to end outdoor defecation in an ongoing struggle for health equity and social and economic justice.

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SidelineSwap (@SidelineSwap)

USA: NY | High Tech

SidelineSwap is a marketplace where people connect to buy, sell, and trade sporting goods.

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Six Foods (@SixFoods)

USA: MA | General

Six Foods is normalizing insects as a sustainable food. Try Chirps, a cricket chip that has more protein per serving than an egg.

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Spoiler Alert (@MySpoilerAlert)

USA: MA | Social Impact

Spoiler Alert is a B2B marketplace and reporting tool to help businesses manage wasted food, improve margins, and fight food insecurity.

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TVision Insights (@TVisionInsights)

USA: MA | General

At TVision Insights, we leverage state of art computer vision technology to redefine TV rating for new generation TV.

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Unshrinkit (@Unshrinkit)

USA: MA | General

Finally, the emergency sweater saver is here. Unshrinkit helps unshrink wool clothing that accidentally shrunk in the washer or dryer.

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Virtudent (@Virtudent)

USA: MA | Healthcare / Life Sciences

Virtudent - bringing high quality dental care right to your office.

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World Tech Makers (@worldtechmaker)

Colombia | Social Impact

World Tech Makers is the first on-site and immersive coding bootcamp in Latin America. We teach anyone how to code from scratch in 12 weeks.

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XactSense (@XactSense)

USA: RI | Social Impact

XactSense builds LIDAR scanning UAVs for the $270B geospatial industry our scanning robots make the next generation of 3D maps in minutes.

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