We’re thrilled to announce the companies selected for this summer’s program! These finalists were selected from more than 2,000 startups screened during a five-month process. Congrats to these talented teams:
Hoverstat: Hoverstat provides drone-automated roof inspections to the insurance industry. When an insurance adjuster arrives at a house, all they must do is set down the drone and activate the app. The drone then uses an automated flight pattern, sending measurements and damage information to the app where the adjuster can add to the estimate before printing it out for the homeowner. Insurance companies will be able to provide faster, more accurate relief at a lower cost.
Founding Team: Leanne Eckelberg; Mark Sapp
SmartyPans: SmartyPans is a smart cooking pan that connects to a mobile device (via bluetooth) and as you select a recipe on the SmartyPans app, it provides step-by-step cooking instructions. The app also computes calories in real time and integrates with other mobile device/apps, streamlining the flow of nutritional information right from the point of cooking.
Founding Team: Prachi Baxi; Rahul Baxi
Phronesis Techne: Mogee is an iPhone keyboard app enhancing messaging through images; making messenger-based communication more contextual, articulate, and fun. Mogee will become a marketplace for designers and advertisers to release their proprietary content. The vision is to create an image-based global language platform.
Founding Team: Shuai Payne; Michael Moore
Electronic Gaming Federation: The Electronic Gaming Federation is an electronic sports company working to establish an NCAA equivalent for competitive gaming including titles such as League of Legends, Dota 2, and Starcraft. The company also produces eSports media including live broadcasts of events, news, and eSports analysis.
Founding Team: Tyler Schrodt; Rockie Hunter; Josh Roberts; Ryan Vazquez; Kathleen Tigue
BitReady: BitReady is a platform that focused on simplifying Bitcoin to bring it to the masses. Users can deposit fiat currency into their accounts which they can then spend as Bitcoin, circumventing the need to understand the technology behind Bitcoin in order to use it. The service manages the process of buying and spending Bitcoin for the user so our customers can focus on making purchases, not managing their finances. We offer users protection from losses resulting from market volatility and exchange rate variation.
Founding Team: Patrick Kelly; Michael Young