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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

Scintillating

Research studies serve to validate strategies, treatments and devices to prove they are beneficial to humans. They open the pathway for innovation and an understanding of certain diseases or methods. Yet, even with their continued importance, less than 10% of them end up being published, even after extensive development. Unfortunately, innovation in the methods used to run these studies are obsolete and end up costing trials $600,000–$8 million per day to manage data. Systems often censor data or put it behind a paywall, which stifles innovation, and are fairly expensive to manage, providing no net benefit to all. Scintillating's flagship product, reBlock, aims to solve the considerable issues in studies today, by using the blockchain to greatly reduce costs and increase transparency between researchers and participants. Using this technology, data collection, maintainability and overall participation in studies can be improved, and thus opens that pathway for research availability.

CampusSelect

CampusSelect is a web platform that connects high school students in the college process with current, like-minded undergraduates at their desired school through video chat. For an affordable price, prospective students will receive personalized, relevant and authentic answers to all of their questions from a current student, which they cannot get on a traditional visit. Through CampusSelect, students can learn both the positive and negative aspects of a school as they can ask about campus culture, nightlife, the application process, specific majors/programs and much more. Our CampusSelect mentors provide real stories and share their own experiences so prospective students can hear from an insiders perspective. CampusSelect is helping students learn about their desired schools in an affordable, genuine and personalized way. The college process is a difficult time, but CampusSelect is helping more students find their best-fit school so they can make the right college decision.