Business Summary Sixteen most promising startups 2012
ForewordSixteenth companies from more than a hundred, have been selected as the Global Entrepreneurship Competition Finalists 2012. Theycome from three main categories: Information Technologies and New Media, Energy and Environment, and Life Sciences and Health.Candidate companies are nominated by the Global Nominating Committee, composed by representatives from distinguished educationalinstitutions and government agencies in Asia, Europe, Latin American, and USA who selected outstanding new ventures in their regionsas nominees for the competition.The Global Judges Committee is a diverse group of prominent venture capitalists, successful entrepreneurs, international corporateexecutives, and government leaders who will be in Barcelona and will evaluate the finalists companies and choose the top three prizewinners.Finalists are chosen on the basis of the following criteria:1. Innovation: The company must be truly innovative. A new version or repackaging of an already well-accepted technological solutiondoes not qualify as an innovation. The innovation and commercialization should be recent. The company should invest significantly inR&D.2. Potential impact: The company must have the potential to have a substantial long-term impact on business and/or society.3. Growth and sustainability: The company should demonstrate the potential to be a long-term market leader and should have well-formulated plans for future development and growth. Finalist 2012 James Martin CoFounder AAAS Steering Limited London Matthew Scullin CoFounder Alphabet Energy San Francisco Tetsuya Kakuta CoFounder AsukaLab Inc. Tokyo Neo Kok Beng CoFounder AWAK Technologies Singapore Ana la Borde CoFounder BioSolution Monterrey Anuj Patel CoFounder Ecolibrium Energy Bangalore Pascal Magnier CoFounder EXPERNOVA Paris Pau Garcia-Milà CoFounder EyeOS Barcelona Marcus Figueredo CoFounder Hi Technologies Rio de Janeiro Anthony Douglas CoFounder Hole19 - Smarter Golf Lisbon Zubin Chagpar CoFounder Mashpan Madrid Stephanie Starke CoFounder microDimensions GmbH Munich Jaume Betrian CoFounder Ofertia Barcelona Hendri Dacquin CoFounder SMALL TOWN HEROES Ghent Wesley Lynch CoFounder SNAPPLIFY Cape Town Jaanus Kivistik CoFounder Streamtainment Systems Tallinn
Committee Global Judges Committee Global Nominating CommitteeAaron Crum Principal Google Carlos Scheel EGADE MonterreyAndrea Bohmert Partner KnifeCapital Chris Vermeulen City of Cape Town Cape TownBill Magill Founder Venture Scout Harkesh Mittal Government of India BangaloreChris Pommerening CoFounder Active Capital Partners Helmut Schoenenberger Technical University of Munich MunichChristina Brodbeck Team founder member YouTube Itxaso del Palacio London College University LondonCliff Reeves General Manager MICROSOFT Jerry Engel Berkeley San FranciscoGarrett Gruener CoFounder Alta Partners Juan José Güemes IE MadridIgnacio Fonts CEO Inveready First Capital I Lourdes Casanova INSEAD ParisIker Marcaide CoFounder PeerTransfer Luisa Alemany ESADE BarcelonaJoan Roure President AEBAN Mathieu Carenzo IESE BarcelonaJordi Robert Partner XGR Mauricio Guedes Rio Tech Park Rio de JaneiroJordi Viñas General Partner Nauta Capital Poh-Kam Wong National University of Singapore SingaporeJudith Iglehart VicePresident Keiretsu Forum Raivo Tamkivi TEHNOPOL TallinLaia Crespo Investment Manager Ysios Capital Shigeo Kagami University of Tokyo TokyoLuis Font CEO Zyncro Thembinkosi Siganda City of Cape Town Cape TownManav Subodh Global Manager INTEL Virginia Trigo AUDAX / ISCTE LisbonManel Sarasa CoFounder OpenBravo, WineisSocial Wim De Waele IBBT GentMarcos Cuevas CoFounder LayersMercè Tell Director BcnHighGrowthNuria Bosch Partner Baring Private Equity PartnersPhil Sanderson Managing Director IDG VENTURESRandy Komisar Partner Kleiner Perkins Caufield & ByersRebeca Hwang CoFounder YouNoodle, CleanTechOpenRoy Sandbach Research Fellow Procter and GambleSean Foote Founder LabradorStefan Heuser VicePresident SamsungSteve Seuntjens Partner Graft Capital PartnersVerne Harnish CoFounder GazellesXavier Lazarus Partner Elaia partners Team Aleix Planas Director bizBarcelona Barcelona Carmen Adán Project Manager XpCAT Barcelona Daniel Borrero Global Director Keiretsu London Ignasi Ferré CEO Barter Barcelona Janira Tor Project Manager GEC Barcelona Jerome Engel Chairman GEC San Francisco Joan Bellavista CEO XpCAT Barcelona Josep M. Pique Commissioner GEC Barcelona Ricard Garriga Business all-around YouNoodle San Francisco Shirley Fischer Project Manager GEC San Francisco Aleix Plan as Jerom e E ngel Josep M. Piqué Director bizBarcelona Chairman GEC Commissioner GEC Fira a de Barcelona General Partner at Monitor Ventures President XpCAT Founder of the entrepreneurship program Barcelona City Council At UC Berkeley
AAAS Steering Description AAAS Steering improves upon centuries-‐old methods of steering. Tyre wear is drastically reduced alongside improvements in handling and fuel consumption. We initially aim to be the steering system of choice in materials handling vehicles. James Martin Itxaso del Palacio Website -‐ CoFounder Teaching Fellow in Category Automobile engineering AAAS Entrepreneurship email firstname.lastname@example.org Founded 2011 University College London University College London Video Elevator pitch video (Click) London Founder London Nominator Business Summary AAAS Steering is a patent-‐pending steering system, initially for forklifts and other materials handling vehicles. It can be retrofitted to existing vehicles or be installed at manufacture. Users can realize significant reductions in tyre wear during turning, whilst improving handling and fuel consumption. Initial estimates are an extension of tyre life by 40% and reduction in fuel usage (can be electric) of 15%. To date AAAS Steering Ltd has received over £11,000 in funding from Camden Innovation Central, UCL Advances Bright Ideas and Shell LiveWIRE; which has been used for rapid prototyping development and patent costs. A scaled model has been successfully completed and fitted to a remote controlled car to show proof of concept. The design is currently patent pending. Potential competitors have designs, which are complex, and feature more design limitations. AAAS Steering products can therefore be brought to market at a lower cost, with a more flexible design. The founders James Martin and Peter Johnson are both Engineering PhD students at UCL. James has also worked at a Business Summary in London. Between them they have the necessary technical and management expertise to bring Management Consultancy commercialize the AAAS Steering system.
Alphabet Energy Business Summary Alphabet Energy, Inc. is commercializing a breakthrough, inexpensive waste heat recovery technology initially developed at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Alphabet Energy is a development stage company commercializing a revolutionary silicon thermoelectric material for use in energy recovery systems. The company was founded three years ago, has significant intellectual property and h as received Series A financing to continue its development. The market that Alphabet Energy is approaching is the potential $100B waste heat recovery market. They have a fantastic team of scientists, engineers and b usiness people from UC Berkeley. Matt Scullin David Charron Website alphabetenergy.com CoFounder Executive Director Category CleanTech Alphabet Energy Entrepreneurship Lab email matt@ alphabetenergy.org Founded 2009 Berkeley Berkeley Video -‐ San Francisco Founder San Francisco Nominator What problem are you solving? Waste energy recovery from heat sources with high ROI. Alphabet can do this cheaply and solve energy problems for manufacturing, power generation and transportation. Product / Service / Solution The first modular waste heat recovery product from breakthrough silicon thermo-‐electrics that is provides high ROI. Target market and Sales / Marketing strategy Heavy manufacturing facilities, engines and gas turbine facilities. Who are your primary competitors? Organic rankine cycle producers such as Ormat and Calnetix. Competitive advantage Business Summary Proprietary silicon technology as a thermoelectric. This technology is much easier to install and operated. Revenue model Sell thermoelectric modules to end-‐users or engine OEMs.
AsukaLab Description See beyond past and future with magical goggle. AsukaLab was launched from the University of Tokyo in Japan. Based on the Virtual Reality (VR), Augmented Reality (AR) and Miexed Reality (MR) technology of the university, we are developing Head-‐Mounted Display (HMD) specific virtual tour guide system. Just looking through the special goggle, you can appreciate 360-‐degree interactive 3D view of ancient landscape on historical site via our mobile audiovisual guide. Large screen and head-‐tracking function of HMD are of great advantages over existing mobile AR app on iPhone or Android. Our market is the tourism industry and customers are mainly local government at present. Though our initial source of income is customized software development, we are planning to introduce a revenue share solution to the local tourism market. We believe that our state-‐of-‐the-‐art mobile HMD can replace traditional audio guide service and that will be the world standard of tourist information system. Tetsuya Kakuta Shigeo Kagami Website asukalab.co.jp CoFounder General Manager Category Software AsukaLab Professor email email@example.com Founded 2009 University of Tokyo University of Tokyo Video Elevator pitch video (Click) Tokyo Founder Tokyo Nominator What problem are you solving? When you visit Kyoto or Nara area in Japan, you will find there are only stone bases on the field in some historical site. The ancient city of Heiankyo, Heijokyo and Asukakyo were lost by historical battle or natural disaster such as an earthquake, fire and tsunami. Most of Japanese ruins are similar because our traditional buildings are made by flammable wood. On the other hand, local government, hotels, restaurants, railways, airlines and other tourist business companies always looking for a strong attraction for visitors. Reconstructing ancient buildings with our VR/AR/MR technology on site, they can leverage the potential ability of this site to pull in more sightseer. Seniors and children are often digitally divided from latest smartphone-‐based guide system. But using our HMD, they can easily contact with ancient people on site. And there is another strong demand for effective presentation system for ICOMOS committee in those who are intended to be added to a list of UNESCO World Heritage. Our virtual solution can meet their needs because this technology can satisfy both request of keeping authenticity of original remains and entertainment for tourists. Product / Service / Solution Our business is to deliver VR/AR/MR solutions to public agencies. Specifically we provide a HMD-‐based m obile guide for tourists. Business eneration device draws a clear line separation itself from existing mobile AR services. Tourists would not be satisfied This next-‐g Summary with AR apps, which use small display of iPhone or Android. Now they can experience more large screen and 3D images on HMD. Moreover the head-‐tracking sensor on the goggle makes it possible to interact virtual world intuitively. Do nothing other than looking around through the special glasses; you can explore virtually reconstructed ancient landscapes on the historical site. This is a great advantage for seniors and children who are not used to latest smartphones. Recently we succeeded in developing the world’s first iPodTouch-‐based processing unit for HMD. This will enable us to promote that as a replacement of existing audio guide device. Now we are ready to provide a total solution package of virtual presentation system for customers including mobile hardware, original software and rich CG contents.
AWAK Description Automated Wearable Artificial Kidney, creating a new paradigm in renal dialysis. AWAK Technologies is a medical device company that developed an Automated Wearable Artificial Kidney (AWAK). Our vision is to change the paradigm of renal dialysis; providing freedom and mobility to patients with significant improvement in quality of life. AWAK is a peritoneal-‐dialysis machine that dialyzes continuously and functions like a normal kidney. Patients are no longer subjected to extreme toxic and fluid buildup, hence improving their psychological and physiological states. Being small, lightweight (1 kg) and battery-‐operated, AWAK allows dialysis anytime, anywhere. Neo Kok Beng Poh-‐Kam Wong Website awak.com CoFounder Executive Director Category Other AWAK Entrepreneurship Center email firstname.lastname@example.org Founded 2007 NUS NUS Video Elevator pitch video (Click) Singapore Founder Singapore Nominator Business Summary AWAK Technologies has exclusive licenses with University California Los Angeles for the wearable peritoneal dialysis machine and an exclusive collaboration with Temasek Polytechnic on the sorbent technology and engineering design. The AWAK concept was invented Dr. Martin Roberts and Dr. David Lee, professors at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). The Company patent strategy covers both technology and market, and extending from design to processing. More than 3 patents filing has been persecuted in 10 countries on the design, engineering functions and the chemical productions. Another 2 more patents filings are being prepared. AWAK Technologies had garnered international awards and recognition from Boston foundation: International Technology Innovation 2009, Wall Street Journal: Asia Innovation Award Finalist 2011 and US Veterans Affairs Innovation Initiative (VAi2) 2011. AWAK is ready for clinical trials in Singapore, Germany and US to meet the stringent US-‐FDA and Europe-‐CE regulatory standards. The clinical trials will run from 2012 to 2014. Product commercialization is planned for 2015. Business Summary
BioSolutions Description BioSolutions is a Mexican company dedicated to the manufacture of b io based plastic resins made out from natural vegetable fibers. Ana Laborde Carlos Scheel Website biosolutions.mx Coounder Professor Category BioTech BioSolution EGADE email email@example.com Founded 2010 Tech de Monterrey EGADE Tech de Monterrey EGADE Video -‐ Monterrey Founder Monterrey Nominator Business Summary BioSolutions is a Mexican company dedicated to the manufacture of bio based plastic resins made out from natural vegetable fibers. Their principal raw material are agave bagasse fibers resulting from the process of making Tequila. With this bio based plastic resins sustainable and environmentally friendly plastic products can be produced. The technology of BioSolutions relies on the creation of a compound m aterial in form of master batch that combines vegetable fibers with traditional plastics. This compound can be used in several applications like packaging, injection parts and bio-‐plastic bags among others. The use of this natural fiber compound reduces the use of petroleum-‐based resins (finite scarce resources) because it acts as a substitute to plastic resins. It allows the plastic industry to look for alternatives in the raw materials used for the manufacture of their products. The technology has been tested and approved at laboratory level. It is currently being scale up to prove it at the pilot plant level. The Patent of this technology has been filed in Mexico under the number: MX/a/2010/006431 it is in the process of revision from the Mexican Institute of Intellectual Property (IMPI). Also it has been filed via PCT and has been published under W02011/155814. Business Summary There is a growing tendency in the plastic industry to look for ways to produce environmentally friendly plastic products and to reduce the dependence they have to petroleum based plastics. A lso their consumers are asking them for these products. BioSolutions commercialization strategy is to start sales in the segment of plastic bags manufacturers in México.
Ecolibrium Energy Business Summary We believe in every watt saved is a watt generated. Ecolibrium Energy provides a wireless, very low cost energy monitoring and optimization solution to Commercial and Industrial Customers, which will help them optimize their energy consumption. We Provide a Demand Response Platform to the utility and their consumers which enables the power distribution company to reduce their losses by not buying power at spot prices and helps their customers, not only reduce their energy bill but earn at the same time. The same could be invested in expanding the existing distribution network. This also enables a country to serve people without power. Chintan Soni H. K. Mittal Website ecolibriumenergy.com CoFounder Secretary Category CleanTech Ecolibrium Energy Technology Development email firstname.lastname@example.org Founded 2010 Government of India Government of India Video -‐ Bangalore Founder Bangalore Nominator What problem are you solving? We are solving 3 problems 1. Power optimization by bringing energy efficiency where more than half of the power is consumed. Thus removing "Energy Blindness" 2. Providing a platform for the utility company to avoid generating losses by buying expensive power 3. 1/3rd of India does not have power, by optimizing losses and removing pilferage the same can be provided to where it’s more needed. Product / Service / Solution We have 2 Products 1. Smart Sense A Very Low cost energy management solution, which can provide an ROI of 6-‐8 Months. This is a wireless solution, which gives the customer the flexibility and a real time view of their energy consumption. As a part or the service we also provide suggestions and improvements in the consumption pattern Business Summary 2. Smart Save This is a Demand Response Platform, which enable the utility company to curtail the consumption at their customers’ premises when it has to buy expensive power. This Platform also provides the ability for the Commercial & Industrial Customers to participate in such program.
EXPERNOVA Description Expernova.com is the expert Profiler on the Web! This web service is dedicated to scientific experts sourcing and profiling. Expernova.com already provides access to more than one million scientific experts! In the trend of Open Innovation, Expernova.com is the first web service dedicated to scientific experts sourcing and profiling! Expernova.com provides the largest database of experts in Europe and East Asia. The R&D d epartments of more than 30 largest French, Swiss, Belgian and Luxembourg companies are already using the service. Expernova is now preparing the launch of a US pack planned for September 2012. Expernova has developed innovative algorithms for collecting and analyzing scientific data. This technology can automatically generate skill profiles to bring out the specificities of an expert from another. Pascal Magnier Lourdes Casanova Website expernova.com CoFounder Lecturer Category Search EXPERNOVA Strategy Department email email@example.com Founded 2008 INSEAD INSEAD Video -‐ Paris Founder Paris Nominator What problem are you solving? «…the word is becoming too fast, too complex and too networked for any company to have all the answers inside.» Yochai Benkler. Yale University Open Innovation is a strong trend in R&D management. Access external expertise is becoming necessary but expert sourcing is more and more expensive because of : -‐ the increasing volume of scientific data (articles, patents, conferences, reports,...) -‐ the increasing complexity of innovation projects, crossing various and very specific scientific fields -‐ the changing organization of innovation process Product / Service / Solution Expernova.com is a search engine of experts! Concretely, after entering the keywords corresponding to the skills, expernova.com provides a list of experts, academic labs and Business companies. For each one, a detailed profile helps to understand the works and the scientific positioning. innovative Summary Expernova.com provides a European Pack (with more than 1.000.000 experts) and an Asian pack (with more than 300.000 experts). Expernova will launch in September 2012 the US/Canada Pack with more than one million scientific experts profiles. Each m onth, Expernova.com automatically updates all the experts and labs profiles!
eyeOS Business Summary eyeOS. Solutions for a new world. eyeOS invented the web desktop 6 years ago and it is today the leading Cloud Desktop worldwide. Headquartered in Barcelona, eyeOS is one of the biggest Open Source projects in Europe with more than 1 million downloads and communities across the globe. IBM has selected eyeOS as its preferred Open Source Cloud platform in 2010 and signed a global partnership. Gartner named eyeOS Cool Vendor in IT Operations management in 2011. The company has closed its first funding round with Spanish VCs and Business Angels in June 2011 and has just launched in September 2011 its first commercial license, the eyeOS Professional Edition. Pau Garcia-‐Mila Luisa Alemany Website eyeos.org CoFounder Executive Director Category Software eyeOS Entrepreneurship Center email firstname.lastname@example.org Founded 2005 ESADE ESADE Video Elevator pitch video (Click) Barcelona Founder Barcelona Nominator What problem are you solving? Data storage, mobility, collaboration, data security. Product / Service / Solution eyeOS cloud desktop presents, organizes and manages the users’ data, files and apps. eyeOS Professional Edition is the shortest way to virtualize your company’s user workspace, while keeping data under total control in the eyeOS private cloud. It ensures high user satisfaction since users can access their workspace from any device while all their data and files are synchronized and backed up in a single place in the company. The company saves dramatically on servers and software licenses vs. a traditional desktop virtualization solution. For the mobile workforce with data and files access needs, eyeOS Mobility Solution is the perfect alternative to create a private cloud that syncs calendars, contact lists, emails and files while the users continue to work with the native apps of each of their devices. Target market and Sales / Marketing strategy Companies. Licensing through partnerships. Business Summary Who are your primary competitors? Google apps, dropbox, Microsoft Sharepoint, you send it... Competitive advantage Private Cloud, Desktop Interface Revenue model Licensing, support and maintenance, consulting. Video Elevator Pitch
Hi Technologies Description Hi Technologies is a Brazilian manufacturer of electro medical devices. Our mission is to reinvent the medical technology, being inspired on humanization. In 2010, Hi was elected as the best incubated company of Brazil. Visit www.hitechnologies.com.br Marcus Figueredo Mauricio Guedes Website hitechnologies.com.br CoFounder CEO Category Other Hi Technologies email email@example.com Founded 2007 Rio Technology Park Rio Technology Park Video Elevator pitch video (Click) Rio de Janeiro Founder Rio de Janeiro Nominator Business Summary Hi Technologies is a Brazilian m anufacturer of electromedical devices. Our m ission is to reinvent the m edical technology, being inspired on humanization. We will be the leader of Brazilian market in 2016. In 2010, Hi was elected as the best incubated company of Brazil. Our main product is a vital signals monitor called Milli. It is a pulse oximeter able to measure four different vital signals (most competitors monitor only two). Milli has an outstanding design, a touchscreen interface, Wi-‐Fi, Bluetooth, USB, webcam and Internet. It can be utilized as a desktop monitor in hospitals or as a hand held device in ambulances or home care. Normally, the manufacturers produce different models of pulse oximeters, for each situation. Hi produces only one model for every situation. Our clients can download or purchase new applications from our “Hi Market”, using Internet. Thus, Milli can be customized to hospitals, ambulances, home care services, physicians, dentists, and so. The product has received Anvisas clearance (the Brazilian version of FDA) in May 31st, 2011. Since that, we already sold more than 500 Millis, in 10 different Brazilian states and 3 different countries. Our clients are governments, big hospitals, private clinics, emergency companies, home care services, individual physicians and dentists. In May, we will present two new medical devices, with the same technological level. Until 2016, we may have 15 different Business Summary products.
Hole19 – Smarter Golf Description Hole19 is the Complete Performance Optimization Platform for Golfers! Connecting Golfers with Golf instructors and Golf Courses. Anthony Douglas Virginia Trigo Website hole19golf.com CoFounder Entrepreneurship Category Mobile/Wireless Hole19 professor email Anthony.firstname.lastname@example.org Founded 2012 ISCTE / A UDAX ISCTE / A UDAX Video Elevator pitch video (Click) Lisbon Founder Lisbon Nominator Business Summary Hole19 is where Golf Performance Optimization meets Social Networking. A complete platform comprised of an intuitive mobile application, permitting Golfers to record scores & statistics in real time on the Golf course, complemented by an online analytics platform, where Golfers can either analyze their game themselves, or alternatively, connect with Golf Instructors and Professionals to help them improve their game. Furthermore, the platform will include premium course profiles showing 3D-‐Flyover views of the Golf course, complete course information, user-‐generated content as well as an online tee-‐time booking platform, thereby serving to promote Golf as a vehicle for tourism for an affluent niche target group. Hole19 is doing what no one else has done, namely, become the “one-‐stop-‐shop” that connects Golfers, Golf Pros and Golf courses in one platform on www.hole19golf.com. What problem are you solving? Business several customer problems that will be solved using our service, the most prominent problem being the fact that There are Summary currently the recollection of statistical data can be a hassle. Through Hole19’s intuitive mobile app, Golfers will be able to track the key statistics and scores very easily. We will simplify the process of score keeping and statistical tracking through the smartphones GPS features and touch-‐screen capabilities.
Invoost Description invoost creates the first social virtual stock trading game where users feel the emotional rush associated with investing real money. Johan Wilsson Juan José Güemes Website invoost.com CoFounder Chairman Category Games Video Entertainment Invoost INT. CENTRE FOR email email@example.com ENTREPR. MANAGEMENT Founded 2012 Instituto Empresa Instituto Empresa Video Elevator pitch video (Click) Madrid Founder Madrid Nominator Business Summary invoost is the first social stock trading game where uses trade virtual money and win real money. This is accomplished through a platform that combines the social elements from Zynga Poker, the prizes of Party Poker, and the skill required to invest in the stock market. Social gaming is a growing industry that thrives on the competition between users. We are going to reach our customers by white labeling our product and creating partnerships with large financial newspapers, where our target users get their information. We now have a letter of intent with Expansion (spain’s largest portal) and portals in UK and Scandinavia. Our business model is very scalable as our costs are relatively fixed and we can to expand to multiple countries. Our founding team is comprised of a successful serial entrepreneur in the online gaming industry, a management consultant, and myself with a deep technical background. What problem are you solving? Business Summary 59% of social gamers identify competition as their primary reason for playing. 39% also identify with the opportunity to win prizes. People love competition but lack a realistic platform where they can trade against their friends and others while improving their investing skills. Existing virtual stock exchanges, where investors trade with virtual dollars, fail to capture the emotional rush associated with trading since there is nothing at stake; might as well use monopoly money! Furthermore, investors have been growing tired of the volatility of the financial markets where it is estimated that only one in 10 retail investors beat the market return and one in 4 have stopped investing after the financial crisis.
microDimensions GmbH Description microDimensions develops and distributes integrated software solutions for processing and visualization of microscopic data. The company focuses on the creation and analysis of accurate 3D reconstructions from previously sliced microscopic samples. Stephanie Starke Helmut Schönenberger Website micro-‐dimensions.com CoFounder CEO Category Other microDimensions GmbH Center for Innovation & email stephanie.starke@micro-‐dimensions.com Business Creation Founded 2012 Technical University of Munich Technical University of Munich Video Elevator pitch video (Click) Munich Founder Munich Nominator Business Summary microDimensions develops integrated software solutions for processing and visualization of microscopic data. The company puts a particular focus on the creation and analysis of accurate 3D reconstructions from previously sliced m icroscopic samples. With our technology several slices can be reconstructed to a high-‐resolution 3D volume. This reconstruction uses algorithmic methods to detect and compensate for deformations in single slices. This guarantees an optimal match between the 3D volume and the unsliced tissue sample. mD generates revenue from two business segments. The first is one the commercialization of the software licenses per customer (€ 15.000 per license) and maintenance contracts. mD distributes the software licenses in cooperation with its strategic partner 3DHistech kft.(manufacturer of virtual slide scanners) and offers corresponding yearly maintenance contracts. Maintenance in the first year after license purchase is free of charge, afterwards a yearly maintenance contract can be purchased for 20% of the initial Product price. Maintenance includes bugfixes, speed improvements and the extension of existing features. Maintenance does not include the integration of new features. The second business segment is services offered by mD: 1. Reconstruction Service: Preparation of reconstructed 3D volumes of already digitized slides (€ 2.500) Business Summary Reconstruction Service: Scanning of glass slides plus preparation of reconstructed 3D volumes (€ 3.375) 2. Full Digitalization and
Ofertia Business Summary Ofertia is informational platform that aggregates local product offers and publishes them online. With Ofertia you will never miss a local offer again! Ofertia is an informational platform that groups offer brochures and publishes them online. We offer a fast, convenient and ecological way to search for products and find the relevant brochures from shops nearby. Ofertia helps you plan your shopping. With Ofertia you will never miss a local offer again! For retailers Ofertia is an additional, digital channel to communicate offers, based on the preferences of the consumer. The Ofertia service is available on www.ofertia.com and on the Ofertia iPhone, iPad, iPod touch and Android mobile applications. Thomas Roggendorf Mathieu Carenzo Website ofertia.com CoFounder Executive Director Category Advertising Ofertia Entrepreneurship Center email firstname.lastname@example.org Founded 2012 IESE IESE Video Elevator pitch video (Click) Barcelona Founder Barcelona Nominator What problem are you solving? Having worked for several years in the fast moving consumer goods industry, we have observed that most of the current product offers are communicated in the form of printed brochures and catalogues. Large retailers, in particular in the areas of grocery, electronics, home appliances, sports or toys, spend approx. €1bn per year on this communication tool. It is a massive “push” with expensive door-‐to-‐door mailings and newspaper inserts. The redemption is low at 3-‐5%. The traditional method is little effective, highly inefficient and generated store traffic is not measurable. We believe we can complement the traditional model with an innovative and more effective concept… Product / Service / Solution Ofertia is an informational platform that groups offer brochures and publishes them online. We offer a fast, convenient and ecological way to search for products and find the relevant brochures from shops nearby. With the Ofertia profile you can create a shopping list, which automatically updates every week with new offers. It is easy to follow favorite brands; products or shops and you will be informed every time a new offer is published. For retailers Ofertia is an additional, digital channel to communicate offers, based on the preferences of the consumer. Business Summary
Small Town Heroes Business Summary We connect TV studios to the real-‐time web 1. We make broadcast production tools. We are building broadcast production tools that connect TV studios to the real-‐time web. We believe that second screen applications become valuable for all TV viewers when the second screen data is inserted into the television show. Our products close the second screen feedback loop. It’s not only about the users who interact; it’s about all viewers. 2. We enable agencies to make integrated, scalable second screen experiences We want to help agencies to make great second screen applications that add interactivity to television broadcasts. We deliver a scalable platform thats integrated with the TV studio and can be used by millions of people without hick-‐ups. Hendrik Dacquin Wim De Waele Website smalltownheroes.be CoFounder CEO Category Other Small Town Heroes email email@example.com Founded 2012 IBBT IBBT Video Elevator pitch video (Click) Gent Founder Gent Nominator What problem are you solving? Users want rich, interactive TV that is not crippled by the remote control. Broadcasters need tools that connect their back-‐office to the Internet and more precise viewer data. Advertisers want targeted ads + better conversion rates (product placement -‐ one-‐click-‐buy). Product / Service / Solution Our goal is to develop the framework and let it evolve into two products. 1. Studio connector Our flagship product that visualizes real-‐time data in the TV broadcast, it controls multiple screens (tablets, video-‐walls, monitors) in the TV studio and puts Internet data in overlay of the TV signal using alpha channel blending. We are looking to hook second screens with physical objects in TV studios. E.g. The Voice can have a fifth jury chair that is controlled by the second screen users (if enough users vote "yes" the chair turns). 2. Buzzer, a second screen event engine for broadcasters. Buzzer is a real-‐time second screen director tool to push information (questions, polls, surveys, visualizations, games...) Business Summary of viewers in real-‐time. simultaneously to m illions
Snapplify Description Snapplify is a scalable platform that enables publishers to distribute and sell content on mobile devices. The founders have produced technology and services within the publishing industry for 10 years. The Snapplify team has developed publishing and media solutions that h ave been acquired by Kaplan, a division of The Washington Post Company and TNS Global. The team’s experience and close working relationship with the market has enabled us to identify a need. Not all content producers are able to distribute and sell their content. This is the problem are solving. Wesley Lynch Thembinkosi Siganda Website snappifly.com CoFounder Manager Category eCommerce Snapplify Business Support email firstname.lastname@example.org Founded 2012 City Council City Council Video Elevator pitch video (Click) Cape Town Founder Cape Town Nominator Business Summary Snapplify was launched in Oct 2011 at the Frankfurt Book Fair and secured immediate adoption. Global publishers and local niche content producers all over the world are using Snapplify. The platform is also endorsed by technology vendors such as Microsoft and Samsung. Our head office in Cape Town, South Africa serves as the regional headquarters and the center for all development and operations. Snapplify also has new business and strategic partnership personnel based in London. The company is 5 months old, already generating revenue and is projected to be profitable with the next few months. Snapplify is the largest iOS (Apple) mobile application developer in Africa and one of the largest digital publishers of Arabic content in the world. The team’s passionate vision drives us to extend the Snapplify offering into other platforms and devices. As a team we are committed to aggressively acquire market share and continuous innovation. Business Summary
Streamtainment Systems Business Summary Streamtainment develops and sells TV app platform that enables low-‐powered devices to run rich and engaging apps like games, web content and video calling. Streamtainment develops and licenses cloud-‐based software platform which allows telecom and hospitality providers to offer interactive TV based services like games, web content and video calling with 90% less expense than competing solutions while enabling more rich user experience. Streamtainment will launch its own appstore in the end of this year. Jaanus Kivistik Raivo Tamkivi Website streamtainment.com CoFounder Executive Board Member Category Software Streamtainment Systems Tallinn Technology Park email email@example.com Founded 2011 Tehnopol Tehnopol Video Elevator pitch video (Click) Tallinn Founder Tallinn Nominator What problem are you solving? Demand for interactive TV apps and services are increasing but its not feasible to include the necessary computing power in every device. Doing so would make the devices prohibitively expensive. Additionally all device-‐based development environments are non-‐standardized and fragmented. Product / Service / Solution Streamtainment platform is a cloud-‐based platform for delivering interactive TV apps using existing STB or TV devices. Streamtainment platform run standard Linux or Web-‐based apps inside virtual containers and streams them to client devices using patent-‐pending transport technology running on IP connectivity. Platform is able to connect device-‐attached peripherals to cloud backend making it possible to offer services like video calling. Target market and Sales / Marketing strategy Target markets are hospitality and telecom providers. B2B sales both direct and partners. Business Summary competitors? Who are your primary Smart-‐TV m anufacturers (LG, Sony, Samsung etc) -‐ Cloud gaming providers -‐ IPTV game/middleware providers (Accedo) Competitive advantage Low requirements (=cheap ) end-‐user equipment, standardized development environment (= easy to develop apps), on-‐demand computational resource, integrated billing. Revenue model Platform licensing for telecom and hospitality service providers, revenues hare from our appstore.