Marking the final installment of Venture Connect Online, 21 life science and fintech companies will take the virtual stage on Monday to pitch their innovations to an online audience.

Six of those startups are part of the latest cohort of Queen City Fintech, a 12-week startup accelerator in Charlotte. The remaining 15 companies, mostly local to the Triangle, are focused on therapeutics, disease prevention and pharmaceutical treatments.

Monday’s group will close out the three-part Venture Connect program, hosted by the Council for Entrepreneurial Development. The annual event is typically held in-person in the Triangle, but CED moved the program online this year due to COVID-19.

Here’s a lineup of the companies pitching on May 18:

Life Science Companies:

  • Applied LifeSciences and Systems Poultry, Inc.: A company focused on improving animal health and productivity for poultry, livestock and aquaculture operations. The firm’s first product is a vaccine delivery system for poultry providers. More TechWire coverage here.
  • Lindy Biosciences, Inc.: A biotherapeutics startup that’s developing a system that produces solid microbeads for long-term storage, transport or use in drug delivery formulation. Read more about the company here, here and here.
  • NuPulseCV: A startup that’s developing a long-term implant to treat advanced heart failure. More coverage here.
  • Ten63 Therapeutics: A Duke University spinout with a computational platform to develop therapeutics for incurable diseases.
  • Evecxia, Inc.: A Duke spinout that’s developing a treatment for patients suffering from depression who don’t respond to traditional antidepressants.
  • Veralox Therapeutics, LLC: This startup is developing a molecule therapeutics solution to treat thrombosis and type one diabetes.
  • PrimeNeuro: An AI-powered platform that provides early detection of Autism Spectrum Disorder using brain imaging data.
  • Achelios Therapeutics: A topical medication to help treat pain and inflammation. The startup’s product, TOPOFEN, focuses on treating acute migraines. More coverage here, here and here.
  • Advanced Chemotherapy Technologies (ACT): A startup developing a device that can infuse chemotherapies into poorly vascularized tumors. More coverage here and here.
  • Altis Biosystems, Inc.: A UNC-Chapel Hill spinout that’s developing stem cell technology to recreate the human intestinal epithelium for pharmaceutical research.
  • Avior Bio Inc.: A startup that’s developing a therapy for patients with mild to severe cases of pruritus (itchy skin).
  • LabVoice: An AI voice assistance system for use in lab environments.
  • MycoMed Technologies: A company that’s developing products for early detection and prevention of fungal infections in patients who receive organ transplants, cancer therapy or immunosuppressant medications.
  • QATCH: A Duke-founded startup that’s developing a tool to determine the injectability and manufacturability of biopharmaceutical products. Read more about QATCH here.
  • Basking BioSciences, Inc.: A startup that’s developing a therapy to restore blood flow to the brain during ischemic stroke, preventing hemorrhage and long-term damage.

Queen City Fintech Companies:

  • Agingo: Charlotte-based Agingo allows users to earn money from entering their data for businesses.
  • Cirrus Secure: A secure document management system for banks and lenders. The company is based in Evergreen, Colorado.
  • FINBOA: This Houston startup provides a SaaS automation platform that helps banks track disputes and improve customer experience.
  • Neontri: This startup (formerly known as Braintri) provides B2B mobile banking and payment solutions for banks and financial services institutions. The company is based in Warsaw, Poland, but has an office in Raleigh.
  • Redactable: New York-based Redactable is a web app that helps law firms and legal departments automate their document redaction process.
  • TuningBill: London-based TuningBill is a digital banking and account management system for international traders.

After the pitches, investor attendees can gather for an exclusive discussion with VCs from Hatteras Venture Partners, KdT Ventures and Pappas Capital.

Following, all attendees are welcome to join an educational webinar covering best-practices and tips for working with university tech transfer offices.

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