Join us at the Pennovation Center, in partnership with 1776 and Revolution, on October 10, 2017 for the Challenge Cup Philadelphia, where 11 startups will pitch for the chance to win a trip to the Global Finals at Challenge Festival!
The 1776 Challenge Cup is a worldwide tournament for the most promising, innovative startups to win prizes, make connections, and share their vision on a global stage. This year, 1776 is partnering with 75 cities around the world to host Challenge Cup Local events, and Benjamin’s Desk is excited to host the competition for Philadelphia’s top startups.
Competing in this year’s Philadelphia Challenge are 11 startups changing the ways in which we navigate their unique industries. From healthcare, to education, to community services — you’ll want to watch as our competitors challenge industry norms.
Continue reading to meet the competitors.
Aerial Applications uses drones to produce accurate, immersive, and meaningful data for a wide variety of business and interactive media applications. From mitigating risk to human lives in the inspection field to capturing virtual reality footage for entertainment and training, their solutions improve how people interact with technology. Using the latest in drone technology and a team of trained expert pilots, they tailor solutions to the precise needs of clients to improve data efficiency, impact and quality.
For more information, visit www.aerialapplications.com
GuestOf was created by two college friends in February of 2016 after getting stuck waiting outside of apartment complexes one too many times. Since then, they’ve expanded their mission to focus on modernizing building access with a keyless, easily retrofitted entry solution for apartment complexes, office buildings, Airbnb offerings, and more. GuestOf puts the control of who comes into your multifamily apartment or condo building, and when, back in residents’ hands.
For more information, visit www.guestofapp.com
LeagueSide has created a new marketing channel that is effective for brands and improves the community; marrying grassroots marketing and social impact to get kids off the bench and into the game. The team at LeagueSide connects sponsors with youth sports teams, not only allowing companies to market to a highly-engaged audience but to also give back to the community by helping lower the cost of kids playing sports.
For more information, visit www.leagueside.com
Lovoco aims to innovate speech and translation AI for accessibility, communication, and educational solutions. Stenopoloy is the brainchild of this goal; delivering top speech and translation AI to speeches enabling keynote speakers, multinationals, and instructors, to present live with real-time bilingual subtitling for superior communications connecting comprehension and collaborations.
For more information, visit www.lovoco.co
NeuroFlow is a digital health company changing the way we see brain health. CEO and co-founder, Chris Molaro, believes that “the brain is one of the greatest last frontiers of science and technology. Our minds are connected to our bodies – and in a way that we can measure.” NeuroFlow’s software effectively serves as a bridge, leveraging biometric data that provides direct insight into the user’s physiological and mental state.
For more information, visit www.neuroflowsolution.com
RoundTrip provides healthcare professionals — including case managers, unit secretaries, social workers, nurses and other transport requestors — with a simple, web-based portal and mobile platform that connects patients with on-demand, non-emergency medical transportation such as medical cars, wheelchair vans, and stretcher vehicles when and where they need it.
For more information, visit www.rideroundtrip.com
During the health hackathon, founder Nick Delmonico posed the question,”how might we help people improve the way they manage respiratory health to live a happier and healthier life?” and Strados Labs was born. Delmonico teamed up with a physician and an engineer to start Strados Labs and develop innovative ways to manage respiratory health. Strados Labs flagship product, Strados, a patent pending digital health and smart sensor technology, bridges the data gap for people looking to understand more about breathing health to improve their sense of control and improve their quality of life.
For more information, visit www.stradoslabs.com
StudyTree integrates academic support services of higher education institutions with artificial intelligence to provide students with a mobile academic assistant. StudyTree analyzes students’ grades and behavioral patterns to construct customized recommendations to improve their academic performance. Additionally, StudyTree serves advisors and administrators by providing them managerial access to the application, which enables insight to useful statistics and an overview of each student’s individual progress.
For more information, visit www.studytreeapp.com
Tassl, partners with schools looking to drive change in the way engagement metrics are utilized and build long lasting relationships with their alumni constituents. Tassl gives users the tools needed to simplify the day with easy-to-implement software that helps generate engagement metrics, visualize data, and build strategy. Easily become more “high-tech” with Tassl Engagement Specialists, and get back the time you need for “high-touch” in your network ecosystem.
For more information, visit www.tassl.com
Tern Water believes that every human has the right have access to clean and sustainable water. Tern creates home water products infused with the latest in home automation technology and a subscription platform for automated filter replacement service. To create a truly efficient home water system, the first step must be to ensure purification and the ease of access to information. To address this need, Tern Water has created the Smart Faucet, ensuring Tern users have access to the cleanest drinking water possible as well as knowledge of their water.
For more information, visit www.ternwater.com
Yellowdig seeks to engage students using a broad array of resources including videos, news articles, blogs and more. This platform allows students to quickly and easily turn their classroom into a collaborative learning community. With Yellowdig, learning is not limited to classroom hours. Students can learn from each other, anytime, anywhere and from any device. By sharing articles, videos, or commentary students can actively and authentically engage with one another, bringing their classroom learning to the real world.
For more information, visit www.yellowdig.com
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Offering a comprehensive portfolio of architecture, furniture, and technology, Steelcase products are designed to unlock human promise and support social, economic, and environmental sustainability. Turnstone, a Steelcase brand, is focused on understanding the unique needs of entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs and helping these groups leverage their space and people to inspire creativity, wherever work happens. Learn more at Steelcase.com
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The Pennovation Center
The Pennovation Center is a business incubator and laboratory that aligns and integrates researchers, innovators, and entrepreneurs for the commercialization of research discoveries. Intended to marry entrepreneurs with an expert workforce and scientifically advanced facilities, key features of the Pennovation Center are the common creative spaces, including coworking areas, a cafe, and a venue for events and programs. Learn more at Pennovation.Upenn.edu
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