The 2017 Startup Connection Venture Showcase Companies
AdSwapper Inc (Tech)
AdSwapper is a free web app that filters and only allow ads from advertisers who agree to cooperate and compensate the users. Ads from other advertisers are automatically “swapped” and replaced with those that do.
Agrela Ecosystems (BioScience)
Agrela Ecosystems is a precision agricultural technology company, producing the PheNode, a solar powered, cloud connected, smart field sensor system which will help farmers and researchers to make informed, real time decisions in order to improve their crops and save money.
Airilo is a drone videography startup that creates engaging drone music videos of vacation rental properties across the country. With a nationwide network of drone pilots, Airilo is able to service every vacation rental across the country.
Airpulse, llc (Product)
Airpulse is a fully integrated manufacturer of active wireless audio solutions for consumer and professional audio users.
Applied Particle (Technology)
Applied Particle Technology is developing next generation air quality solutions through advanced air purification and sensing to help prevent occupational exposure to airborne pollutants.
AppsCo Inc (Tech)
AppsCo Inc connects people and things simply and securely. AppsCo enables users to securely manage access to their company’s applications, while presenting easier visibility on company audits and reports.
Balto Software (Tech)
Balto understands phone conversations and instantly alerts reps with the best things to say at high-impact points in their calls. Now, a manager’s feedback doesn’t come after a call has been lost, but before a call finishes.
BIRANO is developing smart fertilizers for agricultural crops that provide highly efficient nutrients at low-cost and provide an eco-friendly alternative to conventional methods.
Casey York Design, LLC (Product)
Casey York produces couture quilts and home accessories. Each piece is hand-painted and sewn in St. Louis and is robust enough to be loved and lived with for generations as an enduring heirloom. Why limit works of art to your walls, when you can literally wrap yourself up in them?
Long airport security lines deter travelers from flying, cause 800,000 missed flights every year, and cost airports millions of dollars every year. CheckTheQ empowers airports to keep security lines short, and travelers informed, by providing airport operations with updates on the length of security lines in real-time.
clEAR is a web-based business that provides customized hearing healthcare to people who have hearing loss. clEAR provides audiologists with a new clinical tool that allows them to provide effective and engaging auditory training for the 35 million Americans suffering hearing loss, teaching patients to recognize speech and exercise their cognitive auditory skills. With clEAR, audiologists can easily monitor progress and customize training to a patient's particular listening needs in a manner that is efficient and cost-effective.
Code Red Education (Education)
Code Red Education fully curates computer science, coding and engineering courses in K-12 schools by providing in depth teacher training, course sequence, and a full library of instructional materials covering 11 different subject areas in the STEM field.
CORE + RIND (Product)
CORE + RIND created deliciously creamy and dairy-free cashew cheese sauce made with only the best health building, organic and whole ingredients. Our sauces make your journey to health easier and tastier. We believe that health begins with one small and delicious change in the kitchen. Let us nourish you.
Corvus Robotics (Tech)
Corvus Robotics improves the way warehouses, distribution centers, and manufacturing facilities understand their physical footprint & associated inventory, using intelligent aerial drones.
Cotton Cuts (Product)
Cotton Cuts is an online provider of premium, pre-cut fabric for the quilting community. We deliver hand selected fabric to our customers on a recurring, monthly subscription basis. Cotton Cuts collects customer preferences and delivers a product that matches their unique quilting style as well as fabrics in their favorite color combinations.
D&C Intelligent Systems (BioScience)
We developed a machine learning in a Big Data environment devoted to uncover the architecture of complex diseases resulting from the multifaceted and multilevel analysis of genomics, and multiple phenomic measurements, including real time physiological and imaging data. Results are accessible for outcome query, risk evaluation, and translation into the clinical practice.
Deep Water Software (Tech)
Supporting the next generation of independent retailers with the fuel of tomorrow - data.
DIYStyle® is a creative lifestyle brand. We launched DIYStyle® in 2007 as a fashion sewing website, videos, and patterns with a focused millennial audience. As we move towards the 10 year anniversary of DIYStyle®, our reach expands to creatives of all ages in the areas of home, hobby and lifestyle. Watch for a new branded DIYStyle® product to debut soon!
Drug Design Methodologies (BioScience)
Drug Design Methodologies develops novel software to chemically optimize and accurately measure drug-target binding. By identifying and focusing resources upon the most promising candidates and eliminating problematic compounds that could exhibit off-target effects, we accelerate and de-risk drug development pipelines in both pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries while lowering costs.
EvalX is a participation boosting software that interfaces with survey systems such as SurveyMonkey and Qualtrics to improve customer participation in surveys. EvalX does this through the more motivating prompt of charity which research has proven to be substantially more effective than direct monetary incentives.
FocalCast allows you to present documents and whiteboards to anyone, anywhere on any device with no downloads or plugins. We provide the collaboration tools for legal, financial and marketing firms to remain cutting edge across the world.
GiftAMeal is a mobile application that helps provide a meal to someone in need each time a user takes a photo at a participating restaurant. Restaurants pay a monthly fee to be on the app to receive the marketing benefits.
GrabMe Delivery (Tech)
Shop online. Buy local. A new way to get the things you need, when you need them.
Heartwork Videos (BioScience)
Heartwork Videos produces high-quality, intraoperative videos for surgeons and surgical training programs. Our videos are used to supplement teaching, accelerate learning, and improve patient outcomes.
Idiomatic (Tech) idiomatic.io
Idiomatic is an enterprise software company that gives beloved companies like Slack, Airbnb, and Intercom a customer-driven way of improving both their product experience and service experience.
Janus Choice (Tech)
Each year up to 32 million hospitals stays need a transition to post-acute care just in the United States alone. Janus Choice provides hospitals an AI platform to facilitate transitions to post-acute care and improve outcomes.
Lean Media, Inc. (Tech)
Lean Media gives agribusiness advertisers a new level of control and confidence when targeting farmers and other niche agriculture audiences via online advertising.
LIFEbinder LLC ("PATHbinder™) (Tech)
PATHbinder™ is an organizational toolkit for parents to teach their autistic teens to manage their own resource networks, and successfully transition to independent living after high school. The kit includes a SaaS Google-integrated web app featuring a Team Table, data storage, printable forms, and a companion binder for portable access.
MathBRIX is cloud-delivered subscription service for engaging math puzzles and games that develop higher-order thinking and problem-solving skills. A school and consumer version are being developed.
MaxOne is the all-in-one training app that empowers coaches and trainers to develop better athletes. We are changing the way coaches coach and the way athletes train. We provide solutions for:
-coaches to train and manage their teams
-club directors to train their coaching staffs and their athletes
-athletes to have direct access to the top trainers in their sport
MetKnow is a patented flash card and quizzing application that helps members in all types of organizations review and quiz themselves on their fellow members to learn their names and group relevant information.
Ditch the noisy coffee shops. Discover work environments that inspire creativity and enhance connectivity. MultiPass is an online marketplace of coworking spaces, bringing freedom, flexibility and unique experiences to traveling workers.
People workout in the gym to accomplish various fitness goals. Most know what they want to accomplish, and why, but struggle with how to achieve them. MyStrengthBook provides a platform for people to track workouts, analyze training data, and access professionally designed training programs through our curated team of fitness influencers.
We believe that many of the most intractable social issues (poverty, mass-incarceration, human trafficking, etc.) can be solved when individuals and organizations have access to the tools, training and technology to ensure that every effort contributes to measurable outcomes. Obodo builds inexpensive, simple to use - yet powerful, case management software for human-service nonprofits.
Pasilobus builds apps and e-commerce solutions for clients on the Shopify platform. The company is headquartered in St Louis and has employees around the world.
PenPath is a digital agency at the forefront of marketing analytics and business intelligence. Leveraging data, technology, and experience, PenPath can help clients understand customer behavior, minimize marketing spend and maximize profitability.
Pico builds one-on-one relationships between teams/artists/brands and their fans connecting through facebook messenger - without asking to download any apps.
A biotechnology company making better, safer and more effective crops through chloroplast engineering, which is a faster, efficient, predictable and sustainable way to make and breed introduce stacked-trait commercial crops.
Popwallet is a mobile wallet marketing automation platform that enables brand and retail marketers to create, distribute, and track usage of promotions through mobile wallets like Apple Wallet and Android Pay.
ProteXase Therapeutics (BioScience)
ProteXase is pioneering the development of a new class of more effective anticancer drugs which target both the cancer and surrounding support cells which are necessary for tumor growth, survival and progression. Our technology is uniquely designed to overcome and prevent resistance to current cancer therapeutics, including targeted therapies.
RaftUp Technologies creates amazing mobile, web, and iOT technologies for outdoor recreation and public safety.
Riley's Premium Pet Products, LLC (Product)
Riley's Organic dog treats provide consumers an option they can trust and that their dogs love. With distribution expanding both nationally and globally, we are for poised aggressive growth over the next twenty-four months.
Have you ever wondered whether you’re in a dangerous enough situation to call 911? Next time, don’t worry; use SafeTrek. SafeTrek uses advanced tech to get emergency help to your exact location with just 1 button. It can be used when you simply feel uneasy or if you need immediate emergency help.
SensrTrx is a manufacturing analytics application that collects data from sensors, machines and people in the factory to help manufacturing companies improve uptime and performance of their equipment.
SentiAR is a digital health company developing a 3D visualization platform using holograms of the heart to improve interventional procedures treating cardiac arrhythmia.
ShuttrPlace is the go-to destination to be matched with your ideal photographer for any occasion. ShuttrPlace uses an innovative image-loving process to match consumers to photographers.
SmashToast, Inc. (Product)
SmashToast is all about developing smarter ways to build a smart home. Our flagship product, PUCK, allows traditional, dumb devices to be controlled by our free iOS and Android PUCK remote app.
Sparo Labs (BioScience)
Sparo Labs is a digital health company transforming respiratory care. Their flagship product, Wing® (http://mywing.io) is the 1st FDA-cleared, over-the-counter smartphone sensor to measure lung function—empowering people with COPD, asthma, and other conditions to proactively manage their health.
StaffedUp operates as a monthly subscription SAAS company, providing an integrated solution to significantly improve and consolidate the hiring process for applicants and employers in customer service, retail, and hospitality.
Start Right Foods (Product)
Start Right creates convenient, high-protein breakfast foods to fuel your morning.
Strayos is a computer vision 3D aerial intelligence platform for Mining and Quarry operations to reduce costs, improve productivity and safety by providing highly accurate survey data analytics. Strayos proprietary software increases mining company ROIs by automating tasks, directly reducing overhead and enabling enterprises to make actionable decisions from drone data.
Sunstation USA (Product)
Sunstation USA is your #1 resource for community sunscreen dispensers!
Swap is a digital business card and contact management system. It exchanges information faster than LinkedIN and more effectively than business cards. Swap auto-updates contacts, shares information by the nature of a relationship and creates intranets for organizations large and small.
We focus on use cases like employee onboarding and client onboarding, enabling companies that use our app to run smart, run lean, save money and make money through better client impressions. Beyond this, Tallyfy offers a ton of extra benefits, such as transparency for everyone doing a process together and in some cases, over 80% of time saved vs. doing the process via paper, email or spreadsheets.
Testery LLC (Tech)
Testery enables organizations to write automated tests in plain language that run against real web browsers without writing a lot of code or managing the infrastructure. Organizations are able to deploy with higher quality and more confidence.
Ukatsu is a youth development program for young gamers, fostering positive social relationships and turning gaming into a positive tool for growth.
Utility in Field (Tech)
Utility in Field develops productivity and utilization solutions designed to optimize operational performance through digital transformation.
VaxNewMo, LLC (BioScience)
VaxNewMo is developing next generation conjugate vaccines against bacterial diseases using its patented conjugating enzyme technology. Our conjugating enzyme technology is faster, more natural, and more reliable than methods used by pharmaceutical companies.
Viosera Therapeutics (BioScience)
Antibiotic resistance has made it necessary to develop better treatments for deadly infections. Viosera is taking on this challenge.
Wanders reduces the barriers and enhance the experience of taking RV trips.
Z8 Inc. (Tech)
Z8 Inc.’s parallel 3D facial-recognition & voice-verification platforms allow seamless two-way authentications in less than 5 seconds at point-of-sale locations, to eliminate the need of carrying wallets or smartphones for conducting financial transactions.