Angel Capital Summit 2013 Semi-Finalist Companies

The following companies have had their business plans reviewed and screened by an experienced team of business consultants, advisors and investors. The finalist presenters will be selected from this group. By the time the make their pitch at the Angel Capital Summit, they will have received hours of one-on-one pitch coaching and will have gone through a rigorous pitch practice where they will have input from a group of peers and coaches.

Our goal is to elevate entrepreneur pitches so that investors get the information they need to decide whether they want to continue the conversation. Pitches are condensed story-telling sessions where entrepreneurs share their passion and excitement, in stories that also explain the market and financial possibilities for the investor.

On March 20 we will have a single track of pitches occurring all day

How will we choose the pitching companies? It’s a matter of timing! Determining investor readiness is a fine art. We’ll do our best to identify the companies that are ready for investment right now. Those that will be ready in May or June will be given the time to prepare.

 

 

Company name Description
Arthroventions LLC, Precision Injects for Pain Relief Arthroventions™, a Colorado LLC, is developing a family of devices that distends the synovial fluid out of the joint space and guides the physician directly into the synovial fluid. This approach reduces patient pain and decreases the probability of a “dry tap” (missing the synovial space). Using our device, primary care physicians can safely perform joint taps without referring their patients to a specialist.
BioCare BioCare develops infrared therapy devices to accelerate tissue healing of sprains, strains and fractures. We are initiating a trial showing reversal of TBI/concussion based on successful patient experience. Our FDA cleared products treat conditions representing a $40 billion market. Our 2-tiered market strategy is already selling to elite athletes in Olympic, Pro, and Div-I programs, with an FDA-reviewed clinical plan leading to reimbursement. The company is queued up for immediate sales.
Brighspace Technology BrightSpace Technology targets #1 demand of the top energy consumer: Lighting in Commercial Buildings. Instead of PV & LED’s (only 5% aggregate efficiency!), we utilize fiber-optic cables to route the sunlight within the structure, with retrofit ‘Hybrid’ luminaries that share electric LED’s to compensate when solar resources diminish. IR is stripped off to reduce heat-gain while uniquely driving special CPV cells, to simultaneously “co-generate” electricity while daylighting interiors.
Campuscene CampuScene creates digital tools that redefine the way colleges and applicants learn about one another.
Canvasback Canvasback Enterprises LLC has developed the Automatic Defendant Locator System (ADLS). Our system utilizes smart location technology integrated with offender and business enterprise software to mitigate risks associated with criminal offender management. Our solution is designed to effectively bridge the public and private partnerships that are essential to the responsible administration of the United States Justice System.
Chocolate RX The Chocolate Therapist, Inc was founded by Julie Pech, international speaker and author of “The Chocolate Therapist: A User’s Guide to the Extraordinary Health Benefits of Chocolate.” Her chocolate shop uniquely combines “the perfect storm” of popular consumer trends–extraordinay all-natural chocolate produced onsite, gourmet coffee & gluten-free baked goods, into a boutique-style cafe setting. The shop became a legal franchise in January and is seeking capital for national expansion.
Clear River Enviro, LLC CRE is the maker of Pharma Drain, a water purifier for the drain rather than the faucet. It neutralizes the active compounds in unused medications so they can be flushed without polluting our water supplies. Pharmaceutical Waste Management is a highly regulated industry that is resource intensive (people and dollars). Satisfying the requirements of the multiple regulatory bodies involved is complex and costly and still doesn’t protect our water supplies from the majority of drugs discarded.
Cloud Elements Cloud Elements provides pre-built integrations into leading cloud services that help app developers eliminate weeks to months of development time by automating the selection, provisioning, monitoring and maintenance of connections into cloud platforms. Our clients spend more time building their unique business functionality and less time integrating common services; thereby reaching their market faster and more cost effectively.
CW Dashboard We offer businesses an easy to use dashboard to do all of their inbound marketing from; including Social Media, Text Message & E-Mail. Our customers are businesses of all sizes. Within The CW Dashboard, we enable your company to reach your existing and potential customers through social media, all from one platform. Our dashboard offers more than just a platform to launch your marketing campaigns to multiple networks, it offers solutions. Eliminate the tedious effort of logging into each individual social network to update, post and launch campaigns.
Digital Directions DDI researches, develops, and delivers research based, adaptive, ed tech solutions for the growing Special Needs K-12 markets. Digital Directions International, Inc. (DDI) is a leading provider of digital resources for English Language Learners that individualizes instruction by adapting to each learner’s needs. DDI produces evidence-based (IES What Works Clearinghouse) approved) K-12 mathematics and science (STEM) solutions. DDI’s HELP Math solution was funded by the U.S. Department of Education. DDI has proven management, research based solutions, and proven sales.
GeoSales OnDemand GeoSales Helps Organizations Analyze, Map, Model & Visualize Marketing, Sales and Customer Big Data to Dramatically Improve Sales. GeoSales helps mid to large organizations analyze, map and model marketing, sales and customer data more effectively with our geo-spatial mapping software-as-a-service. We impact top-line revenue productivity by up to 50% by providing marketing and sales individuals, teams and managers better data driven decision tools while reducing the time and costs on core marketing and selling activities.
Green Guru We are the leading designer and manufacturer of outdoor gear and marketing products produced primarily from hard to recycle material in the United States. We do not make new trash from old trash. We make top quality sewn marketing products from durable, appealing materials, that would otherwise be sent to a landfill. We have two divisions. • Green Guru is a bicycle gear brand, focused on the urban bicyclist • Ecologic Designs makes private labeled products from their materials or ours
Host Path LLC Founded in 2009, HostPath Solutions, LLC. is a SaaS application solution provider. Shawn McCance, Founder and experienced hospitality CPA, has driven the design of the HospitalitySaaS solution set. The solution set (containing 5 unique applications) addresses specific “holes” in the IT infrastructure for hotels. The solution set will be sold either “ala carte” or bundled at a surprisingly affordable price point. Series A Investors will enjoy a preferred return and an est. 48.9% IRR.
Infinite Buyer Inc. An early stage company, Infinite Buyer is the first “C2B” social commerce platform in existence, where consumers have more control and greater leverage of their personal buying process. In today’s world, the consumer has far more access to information on both goods and services that they want to purchase. We provide a venue for consumers to purchase those goods and services, at a price they are willing to pay, when they want these items. Infinite Buyer lead the “Intention Economy”!
Makeena makeena is an aggregator of natural product brand coupons and savings for shoppers. For brands and retailers, makeena is the provider of a means to interact with the shoppers at point-of-purchase in-store, as well as a way to track shopper behavior.
Membrane Protective Technologies Fertility in artificially inseminated dairy cattle has declined in past decades and costs today’s dairy farmer in excess of $300mm annually. Membrane Protective Technologies Inc’s (MPTI) proprietary technology, GameteGuard, will save $10’s mm in this arena. Artificial insemination is used in cattle, pigs, poultry, horses and humans. A recent cattle breeding trial demonstrated at 30% improvement in pregnancy rates using GameteGuard treated sperm. MPTI, a CO C-corp, is seeking $1.5 investment.
MobileIgniter MobileIgniter is a mobile app creation platform. We allow fast & easy creation of mobile apps, without writing any code. With MobileIgniter apps can be created and shipped in hours, versus weeks or months of traditional development. MobileIgniter’s platform produces apps, but we do not sell apps directly. Rather we supply infrastructure for partners wishing to deploy dozens or hundreds of applications. Our platform enables our customer’s mobile strategy.
Monitor My Meds It is a reminder/monitoring program for caretakers of our seniors. It helps avoid costly and unneeded medical treatment such as $300 Billion for medication non-adherence and is part of the aging-in-place market estimated to be $20 Billion by the end of the decade. Solutions like on-site nursing, on-site family, or admission to a facility that can monitor seniors are expensive. Our program is inexpensive, easy to use, uses the phone to call seniors with personal messages and alerts caregivers.
NewCo NewCo is a new venture being formed to deliver network and data security as a service to small and mid-sized businesses. As SMBs adopt Cloud services, the traditional hardware security appliance is becoming obsolete. NewCo will establish early mover advantage by providing network security as a value-added service by internet service providers and Telco carriers. We have a unique technical strategy and business model that can delivery extraordinary returns with minimal investment risk.
MedSecure MedSecure Teleservices provides physicians, healthcare systems and insurance providers with an evolutionary technology platform to manage their after hours patient care. The MedSecure platform allows patients to control the request for after hours consultation with their physician and gives the physician unprecedented control over how the notifications are received and followed up on. The platform is deployed via the traditional web, mobile web and mobile app.
Peak Apps Every day, millions of people lose time on meetings — from poor planning, weak procedures, spotty follow-up, too many meetings, etc. And companies rarely understand what’s gone wrong or how to improve things. PeakApps changes all that with a web app that brings structure and accountability to planning and managing meetings. This goes way beyond merely setting an agenda, providing guidance that improves focus, streamlines processes, and provides a qualitative rating on meeting effectiveness.
Peak Heart Peak Heart services cardiac pacemakers to improve patient safety, health, & happiness. Peak Heart exists because there is a significant ($750K-$1B) US market servicing these devices. Peak Heart was conceived by a prominent cardiologist to replace the manufacturers as the providers of these mandatory services on a for-charge basis. Peak Heart has performed more than 1,500 services on Medtronic & Boston Scientific devices in 3 states, is operating profitably & is ready for explosive growth.
Rate Pilot EDITRate Pilot, Inc.Our online universal loan profile matches borrowers and lenders. It is similar to lendingtree.com or match.com but it is for business loans. RatePilot.com is a universal, online loan package that can be continuously updated. Borrowers and lenders are matched based on objective measures, such as ratios, without revealing their identity until terms have been agreed upon. Our secure workroom facilitates the underwriting process with secure document sharing, communications and task management. We collect a service fee each time a transaction closes.
Scavado Scavado is a talent search engine for recruiters looking for specialized talent. This talent is not found on job boards or other traditional sources. Scavado searches where prospects live online: Meetups, Twitter, LinkedIn, Code Repository sites, Blogs, and Speaker and Attendee Lists. Scavado streamlines the process of finding the best talent on the Internet giving recruiters a strategic advantage. Scavado was recently named Top HR Product for 2012 by HR Executive.
Secure Outcomes  Secure Outcomes does one thing and one thing only. We build the best and most cost effective electronic forensic livescan fingerprinting systems in the world. Our systems are small and compact, very capable, and they collect, archive, and transmit forensic fingerprint and palm print information easily and reliably. They are a pleasure to use.
Sneakz Sneakz is a line of tasty and convenient foods and beverages that enables healthy moms to ‘sneak’ vegetables into their children’s diets. Sneakz addresses a growing consumer need for vegetable nutrition; currently, 75% of American children do not receive their recommended daily servings of vegetables. The first products are flavored milk drinks with a full serving of vegetables, deliciously disguised. The founders have extensive industry experience with food & beverage brands, big and small.
Solid Power Solid Power is developing inherently safe, ultra high energy all solid-state rechargeable batteries. Solid Power is a spin-out of the University of Colorado. Our all solid-state rechargeable batteries possess a specific energy that is 2-3X greater than conventional lithium-ion while also virtually eliminating all safety concerns that are typically associated with lithium-ion.
Swift Tram Inc. Swift will manufacture the world’s most energy efficient and cost effective high-speed, automated people movers. Our overhead suspended coach technology installs faster and with less environmental impact in congested population regions, while providing high capacity. We are in evaluation with the Denver airport, Colorado DOT I-70 mountain corridor, and others for installations post-2016. All equity funds will be used to develop product and set up manufacturing. Project debt funds growth.
Tagwhat Tagwhat is time and location-targeted messaging for business. Tagwhat has an iPhone and Android app available for download. The best way to describe where we are headed is with an example. A Facebook post from the donut shop next door: “We’re closing early today, 2-for-1 donuts until 2pm!” Tagwhat automatically identifies this actionable post and pushes it to your mobile or desktop. No friending, searching, or salesforce was required to find and deliver this offer.
Tentiko Tentiko.com is the place to discover, book and host local, authentic experiences – an ‘Etsy for experiences’
TrekPak TrekPak has developed an innovative padded divider system for organizing and protecting equipment in a variety of cases and bags. Its unique design is more versatile, durable and easier to use than systems currently on the market. The TrekPak system is applicable to a variety of markets including photography, cinematography, overland, scuba and military. Any industry that needs to organize, protect and transport sensitive gear can benefit from the limitless customization of the TrekPak system.
Vokl Vokl, a Denver based startup, addresses the “dumbphone problem.” Walk into a Target, GAP or Walgreens and try to use your smartphone to engage with that business. Your smartphone is dumb as a banana. Vokl provides businesses and consumers with what they need to turn dumbphones into smartphones and help retail businesses and their customers communicate and do business together.
Weathercloud, Inc. Based on a set of technologies licensed from the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR), WeatherCloud connects with cars and trucks and combines vehicle system and environmental sensor data with a finely tuned Cloud-based meteorology model to predict road weather conditions such as black ice, freezing rain, sleet, fog, and crosswinds. We intend to deliver a hazard warning system to drivers through onboard telematics and mobile phone apps.
Willowcroft Pharm Willowcroft Pharm LLC, over the past 10 years, has developed a market disruptive veterinarian drug that halts the deadly process of acute Laminitis in horses. LAMINIL is revolutionary and the first such drug in the world. In addition to the horse market around the world, LAMINIL has huge implications in treating Laminitis in cows, sheep and goats. Granted MUMS approval by the FDA 2012, awaiting Designation Status Q1 2013. Horse market alone represents over $50M gross revenue end of year three.
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