• 2019 Startup of the Year Winner is...re:3D!

    2nd Place | IMMERTEC

    3rd Place | SecondKeys

     

    Learn more about the Top 5, Top 15, Fan Favorite, and People's Online Choice Award here. Congrats and thank you to all of the the brilliant Top 100 Semifinalists listed below for participating in #SOTYSummit!

     

     

    Tampa, FL

    180byTwo delivers data-driven, audience solutions by bringing together technology, analytics, expertise, and strategy to help transform their clients marketing programs, providing them with tailored solutions that meet their unique business needs.

    Boring, OR

    A Boring Life makes high quality, chef-curated, all-natural snack foods — including roasted almonds with lavender, dark chocolate & sea salt almonds and sweet & spicy walnuts — that are infused with hemp extract/CBD in order to support a more relaxed lifestyle for their customers.

    Jacksonville, FL

    Apellix designs and builds aerial robots (drones) that autonomously perform work on elevated structures that is otherwise dangerous, expensive and time consuming for humans to perform.

    McLean, VA

    The ARinspect platform empowers organizations to better protect the health, safety, and environment in their commmunities via modern tools that enable data-driving enforcement and smart inspections.

    Valparaiso, IN

    Artunity has developed a platform aimed at ending the cliche of the starving artist by democratizing artist visibility and asset opportunity for new collectors.

    Austin, TX

    At Ease is an online travel agency that provides a listing of federally compliant short-term rentals for official travel, as federal, military, and government contractors are currently prohibited from using short-term rental website to book lodging during official travel.

    Milipitas, CA

    Avocado Systems protects operations inside of data centers and clouds at the web, application, and database tiers against threats in real-time.

    New York, NY

    Axle is a tech-enabled freight factor. They provide freight brokers with short term working capital by purchasing their accounts receivable at a discount.

    Pittsburgh, PA

    Bansen Labs’ Xogo is a universally accessible and fully customizable hardware and software platform that breaks down barriers faced by people with disabilities through affordable, adaptive, assistive tech, thus enabling them to lead more fulfilling, productive, and dignified lives.

    Berkeley, CA

    Deriving cannabinoids from plants is expensive and has a huge environmental impact. Biomedicin makes natural cannabinoids from yeast, a process that is much cheaper and much more environmentally friendly.

    Baton Rouge, LA

    Block provides on-demand lawn care. That means immediate pricing, á-la-carte, schedulable services, in-app payments, and mower ratings and reviews for the customer. It also means a low-friction way for mowers to make money without the administrative burden of acquiring customers, collecting payments or handling support claims.

    Orange City, FL

    & New York, NY

    BLUEWAVE developed a connected healthtech device that is designed to sanitize and deodorize items in as little as 5 minutes, without using any water, detergents, or added chemicals.

     

    New York, NY

    Breathing.ai personalizes screens to reduce one’s stress and improve their attention by using web and phone cams with machine learning to detect one’s heart rate & breathing patterns.

    Columbia, MO;

    Salt Lake City, UT;

    San Francisco, CA

    Calendar.com has developed a calendar that features recorded meeting transcripts, smart scheduling, real-time map viewing, & time management analytics.

    Framingham, MA

    Using innovative nanotechnology, DetraPel liquid repellents create harmless, PFAS-Free, invisible barriers that protect your items from damage caused by water, other liquids and even food.

    Chicago, IL

    Digs is an educational saving app for first time home buyers that allows people to save for a home through an FDIC insured account with a unique contribution matching program that accelerates the saving process.

     

    Doghead Simulations is improving the way we fundamentally educate and collaborate via their virtual reality application, rumii.

    New Orleans, LA

    Don't Get Mad Get Paid is changing the way that moms collect child support with a tech solution that finds absent parents, their income, assets, and generates legal documents to seize them.

    Nashville, TN

    Duranc enables businesses to consolidate video surveillance cameras and take them to the next level, by providing comprehensive real- and near real-time insights that is impossible for a human to do in a reasonable time frame.

    Orlando, FL

    ecoSPEARS is a cleantech company that provides the environmental remediation industry with cost-effective, green technologies for remediating contaminated sediments, soils, and groundwater. They are focused on creating better water for a better future.

    Lenexa, KS

    Enduralock offers the first permanently locking fastener that for maintenance is reversible and reusable with standard tooling, reducing the time and cost of installation and maintenance.

    Boston, MA

    Enlivity's mission is to improve the oral and digestive health of patients going through cancer treatment via a dietary supplement that helps those with mouth sores or who have difficulty swallowing due to chemotherapy or radiation.

    Atlanta, GA &

    Washington D.C.

    EnrichHER connects revenue-generating women-led companies seeking up to $250,000 with accredited and non-accredited lenders who want to earn 15% return on their investment while fueling the growth of women-led businesses.

    San Diego, CA

    Enroll Hero helps seniors find the optimal Medicare plan in seconds thanks to a machine-learning based platform that takes user data and recommends the optimal Medicare health plan, across Medicare Advantage, Medicare Supplement, and Prescription Drug plans.

    Denver, CO

    Etta is an artificially intelligent skin cancer detection software. Instantly analyzes a picture of a lesion on the skin to determine whether it may require treatment. Predictive models are used to compare the images with a massive, melanin-diverse, diagnostic dataset. Post-screening, it tracks changes over time and helps patients and doctors keep track of changes.

    Monticello, FL

    Exiom is pioneering the next generation of Orthopedic Casts and Braces with advanced 3D Modeling software.

    Cornwall, Ontario

    FanSaves helps sports teams and other organizations increase their sponsorship sales and fan engagement via a mobile app that gives fans discounts and deals from the sponsors of their favorite teams and allows both teams and sponsors a valuable way to track ROI and customer analytics.

    Dallas, TX

    Virtual wedding planning studio, connecting couples with professional planners to coordinate weddings online to make it affordable for all.

    Milwaukee, WI

    Social learning platform offering live, in-depth group teaching and learning sessions after school for students and educators.

     

    Orlando, FL

    FleetZoo is a powerful AI-based route planning and optimization SaaS platform that delivers increased profitability to fleet owners in the services and last mile delivery space.

    Cincinnati, OH

    Frayt provides an on-demand peer-to-peer shipping service through an automated web and mobile platform.

    Tampa, FL

    Fruutful has a patent-pending design that has simplified an overly complex bra sizing system, allowing their customers to create their own personal fit down to the exact centimeter.

    Denver, CO

    Gearo is the OpenTable for outdoor gear rentals. Their marketplace connects outdoor retailers with adventure seekers looking for gear rentals, while at the same time, simplifying the booking process for gear seekers by connecting them to specialty retailers.

    Fairfax, VA

    Goodfynd enables pop-up retail and mobile vendors to connect with customers virtually by providing increased visibility and online ordering.

    Washington D.C.

    GiveCampus is the leading fundraising platform for educational institutions. By providing software, services and expertise that help schools raise more money from more donors, they’re helping to advance the quality, the affordability, and the accessibility of education.

    Think of Gravy as Uber for hospitality industry staffing. Hospitality pros and employers create profile to find each other and transact through an easy-to-use app.

    Tampa, FL

    Buy one cup of coffee at Starbucks, invest $1 directly into Starbucks stock. This works at any publicly traded company; shop at a local store, $1 goes into a Grifin cash account, which can be used as a savings or as a fund to buy more shares of stock with.

    Tampa, FL

    GuestBox delivers thoughtfully curated welcome gifts to create one-of-a-kind customer experiences, helping distinctive brands drive exclusive engagement and serving as a distribution channel in the travel and hospitality industries.

    Dallas, TX

    Hacware identifies the employees that are most likely to be hacked based on their habits. Hacware will train those vulnerable employees to combat email hacking.

    HelpGetSponsors.com is a cloud based SaaS providing events, media, sports properties and non-profit companies with innovative, functional and easy-to-use tools and skills to more effectively sell and manage sponsorships.

    Hera Health Solutions is a pharmaceutical device company specializing in the development and commercialization of long acting treatments through proprietary bioerodible implants.

    Tampa, FL

    IMMERTEC provides a proprietary, real-time VR software for medical device training and sales. Their software allows any physician in the world to instantly connect and train in VR.

    New York, NY

    InEvent is an all-in-one event management software. They help companies secure their data through an easy-to-use platform, cutting tech costs, saving operational time, and enabling digital transformation for all events, travel and corporate training.

    Miami, FL

    Intelligent Observation reduces infections in hospitals, making them safer for patients, staff, and visitors.

    ion Learning is the world’s first platform that combines digital learning with small group mentoring at scale, driving culture transformation, retention, and inclusion.

    New Orleans, LA

    Jessie is an on-demand digital clinic for women that streamlines access to today's leading virtual care services through personalized navigation and support.

    Richmond, VA & Denver, CO

    Kamana is an online platform for healthcare employers and professionals to collaborate, fill jobs, and manage their daily workflows far more efficiently.

    Dallas, TX

    Kanna is a marketplace for gigs in cannabis. Licensed farms and dispensaries use their platform to discover and manage candidates for gigs like trimming, budtending, packaging and retail work.

    Chicago, IL

    keepwith provides tailored advice and education that empowers people to form relationships that matter. Said more simply: we teach networking.

    Atlanta, GA

    Changing the world of apparel by making clothing 100% out of recycled plastic bottles and itself is 100% recyclable at the end of its useful life. Made in USA.

    LawCo has developed a website and free mobile app for iOS and Android that instantly connects people in need of legal help with qualified lawyers in a simple, streamlined way in real-time.

    Bentonville, AR

    Luncher™ is a platform that offers free lunch delivery to offices and nearby “hotspots” saving people time, money, and effort during their workday.

    Moxey is an integrated marketplace, payment platform, and community currency designed to help entrepreneurs solve core problems: the need for new customers, better cash flow, and employee retention.

    MyStrongHome is a benefit corporation that builds resilience to increasingly frequent and severe weather disasters. They provide construction upgrades to homes that are vulnerable to catastrophe and finance those upgrades using the resulting insurance discounts.

    Philadelphia, PA

    NeuroFlow is a healthcare technology company that enables behavioral health access and engagement across the continuum of care. Combining validated techniques, evidence-based protocols, data science, and behavioral economics, they allow hundreds of clinics, health systems, and providers to objectively assess, track, and engage patients.

    Denver, CO

    Nikola Power is a clean energy company that provides a platform of energy storage services to solar developers in order to help them navigate the emerging solar plus storage market.

    Miami, FL

    OBE Power is solving the "chicken or the egg" dilemma for electric vehicle and charging stations with its exclusive EV Charging as a Service solution, at no cost to host properties and with charging rates below the price of gas.

    Cincinnati, OH

    Parity Water is using AI to address the need for better technology in Aquaculture. They’re using smart sensors and AI to increase the yield for fish and shrimp farmers, making their operations more profitable.

    Tel Aviv, Israel

    Perimeter81’s cloud-based and user-centric Secure NaaS utilizes the Zero Trust and Software-Defined Perimeter security models, offering greater network visibility, seamless onboarding, and automatic integration with all the major cloud providers.

    Washington, D.C.

    Phylomics provides routine, non-invasive, and accurate cancer screening via a blood test that detects multiple types of cancers in asymptomatic patients.

    Austin, TX

    Picktime is an online appointment scheduling platform that automates the inconvenient process of manual scheduling, making it a one-stop-shop for all scheduling needs. Through Picktime users can manage classes, courses, rooms, equipment, conference halls, camping grounds, events, sell tickets, take payments, and much more.

    Washington D.C. &

    San Francisco, CA

    Pilleve is an integrated pill bottle that helps care providers identify high risk patients and intervene before the onset of an addiction. Patients are prescribed the device along with their prescription opioids, packaged and distributed by a pharmacist, and reimbursed by an insurance company.

    Richmond, VA & Austin, TX

    Pocket Innovations is solving the common complication of pocket hematoma associated with pacemaker implants using a therapeutic compression device that prevents them from ever developing.

    Nashville, TN & Tampa, FL

    Professional Credentials Exchange facilitates the completely secure and reliable exchange of professional identity and credentials information through a 100% cloud-based platform.

    Boulder, CO

    Proov empowers women to know more about their reproductive health. Proov tests for progesterone, a hormone critical for ovulation, conception, and maintaining a pregnancy.

    Brooklyn, NY

    PulseWear is a maker of wearable wellness and health-related devices aiming to balance biological rhythms. Its first patented product, DreamOn, gets users the sleep they need via tactile entrainment.

    Iowa City, IA

    Rantizo provides precise aerial application of pesticides via drone to improve financial returns for the grower.

    Houston & Austin, TX;

    San Juan, PR

    re:3D is committed to decimating the cost and scale barriers to industrial 3D printing. After pioneering the world’s first affordable, human-scale industrial 3D printer, they are now enabling 3D printing directly from reclaimed plastic pellets or flake.

    New Orleans, LA

    REAL DFM is a boutique design, development, and manufacturing firm headquartered in New Orleans, LA with a prototyping studio in Dongguan, China and a satellite office in Bath, UK.

    Denver, CO

    Rebric uses machine learning and AI systems to help companies stay compliant with financial regulations and keep terrorists, human traffickers, and other criminals from receiving or sending money.

    Dallas, TX

    Rent My Wardrobe is a female owned and operated company whose app-based platform facilitates a consumer-to-consumer rental service for women’s fashion, empowering women to become their own entrepreneurs and giving them a way to generate additional income.

    South Bend, IN

    Patented technology known as Flat Core Speaker (FCS) is the reinvention of the original speaker design, which allows the speaker drivers to be thinner and lighter.

    Chicago, IL

    Route is a business management platform for the building services industry, helping teams of any size monitor and streamline their work through real time data on the job.

    Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India

    Saathi’s 100% biodegradable and compostable sanitary pad is made from banana fiber, which is one of the most absorbent natural fibers and abundant in India. They are more comfortable and safer for users because they don’t contain bleach.

    Los Angeles, CA

    SAFE is a national healthcare company focused initially on the underserved market of sexual health. Via the SAFE app, users can import their test results from almost any doctor, clinic, or lab for free so they can show their verified sexual health status to potential partners.

    Baltimore, MD

    Safety Pin’s digital trust badge gives users a way to take trust and safety into their own hands with a 3rd-party, forward-facing solution that works on any app or platform. By increasing the level of trust online, they are helping people book more jobs when using on-demand apps.

    Mississauga, Canada

    Savormetrics is a technology leader in AI driven portable devices that provide businesses across the food sectors with actionable food safety and quality metrics, allowing companies to reduce waste and increase profits by smart procurement, inventory management and processing.

    Tampa, FL

    SciX is a biotech IoT application development company that creates science-based and health-related mobile, wearable applications and devices for the healthcare industry.

    Memphis, TN

    SecondKeys simplifies the process of filing maintenance request for residential properties. Software providing end-to-end ticket tracking, predictive analytics and a qualified contractor network to help the rental market live better, manage better and work better.

    Orlando, FL

    SegAna LLC is a medical device company that’s developed a cloud-based software platform utilizing artificial Intelligence and a proprietary algorithm that measures changes in patient specific tissue elasticity for enhancing radiation treatment of cancer.

    Memphis, TN

    Scholars is transforming the recruiting process by connecting the Top 5% of college students to businesses.

    Salt Lake City, UT

    Smartbeat is a video baby monitor with breath detection that lets parents know their baby is okay with no wearables or contact of any kind. It is so accurate that it can measure the depth and duration of every individual breath, and unlike other non-contact monitors, it does not use radar or microwaves.

    Indianapolis, IN

    SnapShyft’s mobile platform connects short-staffed Food & Beverage/Hospitality operations with qualified workers, on-demand.

    Atlanta, GA

    SOIL designs products for On & Off-Grid consumers that brings power and connectivity everywhere.

    Brambleton, VA

    SQRL’s workplace wellness program empowers the physical, emotional and financial wellness of the workforce and is made specially for small business owners who want to make holistic wellness part of their work culture but have been priced out by their insurance plan.

    Los Angeles, CA

    Stay in the Game offers a variety of work options for professional, highly-educated women who want to balance their careers with care-giving, including flexible, remote opportunities, on-going skills training, and support from an inspiring, authentic community.

    New Orleans, LA

    Stop & Block has created an automated sunscreen dispenser that let’s people get single serve sunscreen on the go. The customer selects how much sunscreen they need, inserts payment, and the sunscreen dispenses like Purell.

    Dublin, Ireland

    SureSitter is an end-to-end solution for sourcing, managing, and paying trusted childcarers, digitizing what is currently a manual, time-consuming, and typically non-compliant process.

    Chicago, IL

    Tackle AI’s algorithms and neural network automatically discover data on any document or image, with no previous programming or training. Much like a human, its AI becomes smarter the more it sees and learns, in addition to being much faster, more accurate, and costing less money than the competition.

    Denver, CO

    The Last Gameboard is a technology company that is building the world's first board game console. Using patent-pending technology, its 15” x 15” Gameboard 1 touchscreen device allows for any game piece to be used to pin-point precision in a three-dimensional volume.

    New Orleans, LA

    Using a combination of hardware and software, TrayAway keeps track of all hotel tray locations, as well as their duration of use. When a guest is done with his/her meal, he/she simply clicks a TrayAway device to notify the hotel staff for pickup.

    Reno, NV

    TrenLot’s CrewBuilder is a cloud-based platform that combines project management with resource optimization to help construction companies effectively scale. It’s easy to use, with Field Friendly A.I. and Thinking Schedules that improve usability, insight and value, Real Time 360° Dashboards, Capacity Planning, and PayBuilder in order to expedite customer payments.

    Memphis, TN

    Truckish is dedicated to an efficient and sustainable logistics industry. Their comprehensive SaaS platform is the ecosystem for trucking companies, drivers, shippers, and related vendors to operate and interact.

    New York, NY

    Uvii is a mobile-first, collaborative learning app for speaker seminars. It functions as a learning assessment plugin tool for learning management systems LMS, university portals, and school districts, providing video response tools for students and self-learners.

    Tampa, FL

    Using virtual reality technology, Verapy enhances patient experience through exercise games specifically designed to increase patient retention, while simultaneously, improving operational efficiencies for physical and occupational therapy staff.

    New York, NY

    Vertoe is America's leading short term storage and daily luggage storage provider with over 300 locations in 20+ cities. By using underutilized space at local shops and businesses, they are able to deliver safe storage spaces that users can book and access within five minutes and for as low as $6/day.

    Princeton, NJ

    VictimsVoice is a tool aiming to fix the legal documentation burdens that victims face when recalling details for reporting acts of abuse, harassment, and discrimination. It meets the strict legal standards (Daubert Standard) of court admissibility and gives complete ownership and control to the victim — no one else.

    New York, NY

    Waverly Labs is ‘breaking down language barriers’. They are an innovative consumer products company converges wearable and translation technology - first with Pilot, earbuds that capture speech with high clarity and next, Ambassador, an over-the-ear live translation piece.

    Framingham, MA

    wiseHer is a technology platform providing on-demand expert advice to women business owners and entrepreneurs. Their advice-as-a-service platform provides a simple solution by connecting women through phone consultations with “been there done that” experts, who can help them start, build, and grow their businesses.

    Atlanta,GA

    A blend of ancient science and modern technology, Yogifi is an intelligent yoga mat that offers personalized sessions, tracks asanas with real-time feedback, and correlates body vitals for holistic wellness.

    Bonita Springs, Fl

    youBelong is the first social network for people with differing disabilities. It offers users a safe place to express themselves online via technology that can detect and block cyberhate and bullying before it is posted.