Updated Aug. 3, 2017 at 9:55 a.m.

Venture conference to feature 100+ NC companies

Published: 2017-08-03 08:00:00
Updated: 2017-08-03 09:55:51


More than 100 North Carolina entrepreneurial companies - from startups to emerging stars - will be making pitches to potential investors at the CED's 33rd Tech Venture Conference.

Executives from new and rising players in artificial intelligence, augmented reality, Internet of Things, fintech, clean tech and much more will be participating.

The Council for Entrepreneurial Development unveiled the lineup Thursday for the conference, which is set for Sept. 19-20 in Raleigh.

Companies will be presenting in a variety of different forums, from a "Demo Room" to the "Showcase" presenters on the main stage.

CED logo  So far, 13 firms were selected to make presentations as "Showcase" companies.

Five others will be featured as "Emerging technologies" based on their potential to be disruptive to their industries.

Another 21 will have the opportunity to make short presentations in a "Lightning Round."

And 56 will have space for booths in the Demo Room.

Companies from North Carolina as well as New York, Virginia and Washington, D.C. were selected to participate by a screening committee made up of investors and entrepreneurs.

“The committee reviewed an all-time record number of applications, and we are excited to provide exposure for over one hundred companies this year with the addition of the Emerging Technologies presentations and even more Demo Room participants,” said CED’s Jay Bigelow, the organization's director of entrepreneurship.

“Similar to previous years, the selected companies represent a diversity of sub-sectors, but we saw a particular increase in business intelligence, clean tech, and HR tech applicants. From early-stage, to emerging growth, to companies with significant traction, the conference will showcase the full spectrum of entrepreneurial activity in this region and will attract both local and outer-market investors with diverse investment criteria.”

Many of the featured speakers were disclosed earlier this week.

The presenting companies announced to date include:

SHOWCASE

The Showcase firms are:

  • Broadvine, BI/Analytics, Raleigh
  • FoodLogiQ, AgTech, Durham
  • IMPATHIQ, Digital Health, Winston Salem
  • InHerSight, HR Tech, Durham
  • Keona Health, Digital Health, Durham
  • LP Amina, Clean Tech, Charlotte
  • MindSumo, EdTech, Durham
  • Myxx, Inc. (myxxrecipes.com), AdTech/Marketing Tech, Cary
  • NeuroPlus, Digital Health, Durham
  • ProcessMaker, BPM & Workflow Software, Durham
  • RxDataScience Inc., BI/Analytics, New York (NY)
  • Sense Photonics, Hardware/Semiconductors, Raleigh
  • Tethis, Inc., Clean Tech, Raleigh

EMERGING

The Emerging Technologies selections are:

  • EcoPRT, Inc., Clean Tech, Raleigh
  • MVTRAK, Digital Health, Chapel Hill
  • Polymer Braille Inc., Assistive Technology, Raleigh
  • StrongKey, Security, Durham
  • Yetta Foundation (yetta.io), FinTech, Charlotte

LIGHTNING ROUND

Lightning Round companies include:

  • Allstacks, BI/Analytics, Raleigh
  • BruVue, Internet of Things (IoT), Apex
  • DataClarity Corporation, BI/Analytics, Raleigh
  • Dor, BI/Analytics, Durham
  • EasyVote Solutions, Cloud/Storage, Wilmington
  • EmployUs, HR Tech, Cary
  • Fluree, PBC, Cloud/Storage, Winston-Salem
  • Jobalo, HR Tech, Chapel Hill
  • Keen Decision Systems, BI/Analytics, Cary
  • Map My Customers, BI/Analytics, Cary
  • mesur.io, Inc., Internet of Things (IoT), Chapel Hill
  • Mira, AdTech/Marketing Tech, New York (NY)
  • PeopleLove, HR Tech, Durham
  • Sideline Fantasy Sports, Gaming, Raleigh
  • Sunscreenr, Consumer Product, Raleigh
  • Textile-Based Delivery, Inc (TexDel), Advanced Materials, Conover
  • The Wed Clique, Ecommerce/Marketplace, Charlotte
  • TiO Home, Inc., Consumer Product, Raleigh
  • Trio Labs Inc, Advanced Manufacturing, RTP
  • Udu, Inc., BI/Analytics, Raleigh
  • WISER Systems, Inc., Internet of Things (IoT), Raleigh

DEMO ROOM

In the Demo Room along with many of the featured presenters will be:

  • Adámas Nanotechnologies, Inc., Advanced Materials, Raleigh
  • All Elements, HR Tech, Cary
  • All Green Recycling Inc., Advanced Materials, Charlotte
  • ARxCHITECT, Healthcare IT, Clemmons
  • AUTOCYB / AIRMIKA INC., Consumer Product, Southern Pines
  • Aware Sign, Internet of Things (IoT), Raleigh
  • Brilliant Sole, Internet of Things (IoT), Wilmington
  • CAARMO Inc, Internet of Things (IoT), Apex
  • Care Directions Inc, Digital Health, West End
  • Clinical Tools, Inc., Gaming, Chapel Hill
  • Cloudadic, Security, Research Triangle Park
  • CloudPerceptions, Cloud/Security, Cary
  • Compatica, Inc., HR Tech, Cary
  • Creative Allies, AdTech/Marketing Tech, Raleigh
  • CrossComm, Virtual Reality/Augmented Reality, Durham
  • Cultivate, AdTech/Marketing Tech, Durham
  • DART Displays, AdTech/Marketing Tech, Raleigh
  • Docsmore, Cloud/Storage, Winston-Salem
  • eMind Science Corp, Digital Health, Greenville
  • eParamus, HR Tech, Raleigh
  • Ethitrans, FinTech, Greensboro
  • Exit Intelligence, AdTech/Marketing Tech, Raleigh
  • Faro10, Healthcare IT, Apex
  • Finsophy Inc., FinTech, Charlotte
  • Fix-A-Latch, Consumer Product, Chapel Hill
  • Funeral Insider, AdTech/Marketing Tech, Winston Salem
  • Grumed Inc., Ecommerce/Marketplace, New York (NY)
  • HaystackCRM, B2B Software, Greensboro
  • Hearful, Ecommerce/Marketplace, Chapel Hill
  • HousePouch, Ecommerce/Marketplace, Washington (DC)
  • InfinityGates, Artificial Intelligence, Raleigh
  • Inirv, Internet of Things (IoT), Durham
  • International Thermodyne, Inc., Clean Tech, Charlotte
  • Klearly, AdTech/Marketing Tech,Cary
  • LogistiVIEW, Virtual Reality/Augmented Reality, Cary
  • LUMEOVA, Hardware/Semiconductors, Raleigh
  • mobiCompete, Gaming, Raleigh
  • NExS Software, LLC, Saas, Raleigh
  • Notable, HR Tech, Charlotte
  • Performance Culture, HR Tech, Wilmington
  • Planktos Instruments, Clean Tech, Morehead City
  • Protopia, Shared Economy, Cary
  • Purillume, Clean Tech, Cary
  • Ravetree, Saas, Apex
  • SafeGuard Guaranty Corporation, FinTech, Durham
  • Smart Material Solutions, Inc., Advanced Manufacturing, Raleigh
  • Snapsolv, Artificial Intelligence, Cary
  • Sportscale, Healthcare IT, Wakefield (VA)
  • Tago LLC, Internet of Things (IoT), Raleigh
  • ThermaWear, Consumer Product, Raleigh
  • Transdata Solutions, Inc., BI/Analytics, Sanford
  • uViiVa, AdTech/Marketing Tech, Morrisville
  • WellScale Inc., FinTech, Hillsborough
  • WineAmp, Ecommerce/Marketplace, Durham
  • Xpertana, Machine Learning, Chapel Hill
  • Yanay, BI/Analytics, Greensboro

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