Thirty-two startups will be making pitches to a variety of investors at the Triad’s Demo Day event on Sept. 8 in Winston-Salem. They will be looking to cash in as participants in the 2016 showcase did, raising more than $1 million, according to event organizers.
Demo Day “will be remembered as a milestone event for the Triad Startup community,” says Joel Bennett, an innovation consultant who is part of the Triad entrepreneurial group Flywheel New Ventures.
The event “has grown into a showcase for ALL the regional startup activity and programs in general,” he adds.
The 32 offered demo table spots sold out quickly as entrepreneurs signed on for the chance to present. The program, which will take place at the Biotech Place in Winston-Salem. A social hosted by ExitEvent will follow. Nearly 160 people have already registered to attend.
“Flywheel New Ventures has invited many of the primary acceleration and active angel investment organizations to make main stage presentations as well,” Bennett adds.
Featured startup presenters include:
- Arxchitect – Winston Salem; Cofounders: Nate Peaty and Adam Orsborn
Arxchitect is an advanced healthcare systems integration software that empowers health-system leaders to easily visualize, optimize, and customize their rapidly expanding portfolio of pharmacy automation systems, regardless of vendor, from a single solution.
- Funeral Insider – Winston-Salem; Founder: Jay Requarth
Funeral Insider is a web based concierge service helping customers navigate the requirements and options for following the death of a loved one and offering competitive pricing through comparative current pricing of funeral services, burials, and cremations.
- WineAmp – Durham and Los Angeles; Cofounders: Nick DeNitto, Matthew Bowers, Keith Hoerling
WineAmp is a company founded to design, produce, maintain, and improve branded native mobile apps for wineries tailored to their specifications. Wine Amp automates the wine club process and CRM.
- Yanay – Greensboro; Founder: Curt Meinhold
Yanay an application that supports reputation management for small business. It searches and collects sentiments expressed about brands, brand experiences and events on the web and social media and uses language algorithms to create positive or negative score rankings over time. It is a simple, but powerful idea that captures user feedback while users are actively engaged with products, processes, interfaces, or events. It allows companies and service providers the data they need to develop their reputation management strategy.
Also presenting at demo tables are:
- Open Broadband
- H-J Winston
- The Feeling Friends
- Hawkeye Global
- 46 and 2
- EncepHeal Therapeutics
- Leading Role VR
- Pendragon 3D
- Ascend Research
- Threat Sketch
- QuickSilver Care Software
- Care Directions
- Cause Roast
- UpDog Kombucha
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