Meet the StartupYard Batch 9 Startups
6 New High Tech Startups, Each Focused on an Critical Social Cause, Will Premier for the World at Bio Oko Cinema, on June 13th, 2018
The StartupYard team, and our six Batch 9 startups are pleased to announce our next Demo Day, which will take place June 13th, 2018, at the Bio Oko Cinema.
This is CEE’s Largest Demo Day, attended by investors, entrepreneurs, corporations, and media.
Deep Tech with a Big Heart
Today the recommendation systems of online retailers are broken, relying on a customer’s history and private data to recommend them things they often don’t need or want. Behavee is different: it’s a GDPR-ready SaaS recommendation engine that continually learns from anonymized customer behavior, providing unique “next best offers,” in real time, without any need to compromise an individual’s privacy. Behavee is like an experienced salesperson with instinct and intuition about new and old customers alike, continually improving your offers to customers in real-time.
AI and robotics innovators today face many barriers to testing and prototyping new concepts. Turtle is the answer: an open-source robotics platform that provides makers, academic researchers, and SMEs all the tools they need to deploy robots in the field. Turtle offers a robust and extensible mobile robotic chassis that serves as a base for further invention, and a community that fosters and tests new ideas for software and hardware. Unlike Misty Robotics, Turtle is no toy: it’s the robot that makers and companies will deploy in the field for real use cases.
The Turtle team won 2nd place in the University Rover Challenge in 2013, and first place in the European Rover Challenge in 2014.
Over 25 million people in the UK alone are classified as financially vulnerable, often crushed with debt and in fear and confusion over their options. Elifinty is for people who see no way out: a financial AI that offers custom, pre-approved financial solutions for your unique situation, including charitable options and debt consolidation services. Unlike predatory lenders or aggregators like MoneyDashboard, Elifinty steers these easy victims away from bad debts, focusing on improving financial well-being and rebuilding credit. Elifinty was named a Financial Health Fellow in 2017 by the Financial Innovation Lab of the UK.
Deaf Travel is a life saver for the millions of deaf and hard of hearing people worldwide who can’t fully enjoy tourist sites and activities today, because of language barriers and difficulties with reading. It’s an online platform for deaf people, by deaf people, that provides guided tours, reviews, and resources in sign languages, which are the true native languages of the deaf. Finally, deaf travelers can enjoy the same benefits as hearing travelers, without the need of expensive interpreters, or difficult to read city guides and reviews.
Millions of people would like to quit smoking, but can’t successfully quit alone. AdiQuit is a scientifically validated, interactive mobile assistant, there when you need it most. Adiquit is much more than an app: it’s a pocket therapist, and a unique quitting system with financial incentives for quitters to follow through, including daily cash rewards, discounts, and other perks.
Blocknify is the next evolution of electronic signatures, useful for anyone who wants to sign a contract with complete confidence of privacy and safety. Blocknify is like an electronic notary, employing blockchain technology to provide immutability, collaboration, and 3rd party verification for contracts. Unlike cloud services such as DocuSign, Blocknify secures contracts and signatures using Peer-to-Peer networks, without ever exposing them on the cloud to prying eyes or data breaches.