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Centree: Smart Cities and Emergency Detection

Centree focuses on Smart Cities, IoT (Internet of Things) and reporting emergencies. Our goal is to help cities and IoT companies understand their auditory data, and enable them to automatically detect and respond to emergencies, such as car crashes, break-ins and burglaries. Our current focus is on car crashes. Our product SmartBloc is an automated system that alerts emergency medical services (EMS) the moment a car crash has occurred. Using auditory sensors and machine learning we have created boxes that are placed on streets and intersections that listen for car crashes, detect them and report them to the authorities. Reporting the car crashes seconds after they happen reduces the time of response by up to 10 mins depending on the location. Even 1 min can save a life according to EMS and each minute of car-crash caused traffic costs the local economy around $1million. SmartBloc saves lives, time and money and is an essential part of smart cities.

Greetale - Sending Love Has Never Been This Easy

Greetale is the greeting card company of the future. It’s the 2016 way of sending greeting cards. We make it easier, cheaper, and faster to send greeting cards with your own handwriting inside them right from your phone. Write what you want on a piece of paper, take a picture of it in the app, and the app will place your handwriting in the card and send your card physically for only 3 bucks!

Player's Guides for Public Golf Courses

Wrong club again? Know your distances? This junior golfer has set out to create high-quality Yardage Books for public golfers that is very similar to what the pro's get to use every week, for just a few bucks. The Player's Guides will include yardages to all key locations on each hole as well as slopes of the putting greens. As a bonus, there will be a short, illustrated rules guide in the back of each book for a quick reminder of the most frequently encountered (but poorly understood) rules. Did you know there are up to 6 or 7 options when you hit a ball into the water? This project involves the design, sales, and manufacturing of books. This year's goal is up to 15 courses before winter is upon us. Next year, the goal is to do 20 more. Support is needed for advancing our business through better drawing software, laser/GPS measuring devices, and slope measuring devices in order to create the highest quality product possible.

Lace-Up

Lace-Up seeks to uniquely combine trends, price, and reliability to online shoe shopping at a level that has never been accomplished before. Lace-Up’s platform will offer its customers the ability to see the latest trends from the most prominent of athletes and celebrities while also being able to conveniently search, browse, and purchase trending shoes for the lowest price in the market. With over sixty-five online shoe-selling resellers, Lace Up will aggregate inventory and compare prices of the top trending shoes around the nation. Coming this August, there will be no more hassle, wasted time, or wasted money because Lace-Up will be the one-stop shop for online shoes.

DetraPel is a superhydrophobic liquid repellent.

DetraPel solves the problem of getting your belongings dirty or stained. We do this by selling a hydrophobic spray that repels any liquid from porous and nonporous objects. We have been in business for three years, at first going into the B2C and B2B market. When officially launched, DetraPel was in 13 store chains throughout Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Florida mostly in the fashion industry. We also sold directly online and to our primary B2B channels.

Esusu

Esusu is a platform designed to facilitate collective savings as a method to improve savings habits, increase access to capital, and help individuals build credit. Today in the United States alone, approximately 106 million people are still 'unbanked'. Saving is hard for anyone, and even more so for those without access to financial institutions. Esusu allows users to form groups (of people they already know) in which they collectively save money and pay the collective sum to a different user each pay period. Esusu is based on the historical concept of 'susu' savings groups in Ghana, but susu is only one of the many names for Rotational Savings and Credit Associations (ROSCA), or informal savings clubs. Through history almost every civilization established some form of these savings groups and this practice still exists in the 21st century. At Esusu we are integrating this practice into today's technology to make it even more accessible and impactful.

Recent Ideas

List and rent photographic & AV kit in your city.

KitMapper is the first UK Peer-to-Peer rental website dedicated to the creative community which allows creatives to hire photographic, audio-visual and studio equipment. Renting kit from professional rental houses has been an integral resource for many creatives looking to borrow expensive or niche equipment for a shoot. Loaning to a stranger can be daunting which is why KitMapper provides a fully verified and safe platform, wherein both the Lister and the Renter are covered by the KitMapper Gaurantee should kit be subject to an incident. The company was founded in November 2015 by artist and curator David Charlesworth. The KitMapper founder struggled to find a strong network within the creative community to rent from and share kit with. Professional photography, AV and studio equipment is very expensive. Buying kit doesn’t work out cost effective if it is required for a short time or for a one-off project; KitMapper a kit sharing community became the perfect solution.

Elix Incubator

Elix is the world's first social impact incubator for teen entrepreneurs. At Elix, we help fund, launch and consult social enterprises founded by teens in underserved communities both in the US and abroad. Our portfolio currently includes over fifteen companies hailing from Costa Rica to Thailand. By investing in social enterprises, we allow social good and sustainability to compliment each other-- building a better future for our world. Thus far, we've been supported by the 1517 Fund (a Peter Thiel-backed fund), Morrison and Forrester, and even Microsoft. Elix is also the 2017 Diamond Challenge Champion for the Social Venture track. After competing with over 700 teams from around the globe, we were unanimously declared the 1st place venture this past April. Above all, Elix hopes to create bold and lasting change through social enterprise.