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LaunchPad SBDC presentations by companies who have recently been through the LaunchPad SBDC evaluation process is one of the key components of OCTANe’s annual Technology Innovation Forum (TIF). This year, eight companies will be presenting, along with one success story. These innovative companies have an opportunity to present their products and underlying business models to the entire audience of over 800 attendees.  In recent years, OCTANe has added a competitive component to the presentations. A panel of nine investors will judge the presentations for quality and likelihood of success in attracting investment funding.  One winning company will be selected to receive a bundle of professional services totaling $100,000 in value. Since 2010, LaunchPad SBDC companies, specifically those who presented at TIF, have raised over $650 million.

     

 

 

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TIF 2018 LaunchPad SBDC Award Includes:

$100K Worth of Professional Services from 6 partners of OCTANe:

Experian – Professional Services
     Fuel Source Partners - Operational and Scalability Assessment
Knobbe Martens - IP Assessment
Stradling - General Corporate Legal Services
Veritone One – Professional Services
RSM – Information Technology Assessment and Strategic Roadmap

 

TIF 2018 LaunchPad SBDC Presenting Companies Include:

    Adway is a digital on-car advertisement platform using projection devices to display ads on vehicles  Sasha Krylov, Co-Founder  Trexton Todd, Co-Founder         

Adway is a digital on-car advertisement platform using projection devices to display ads on vehicles

Sasha Krylov, Co-Founder

Trexton Todd, Co-Founder

 

 

 

       NGD Systems SSD Controllers incorporate revolutionary “at storage” hardware acceleration putting the computational capability into the storage itself and eliminating the need to move data to main memory prior to processing. This evolutionary step forward enables new paradigms in Big Data Analytics processing.  Nader Salessi, CEO   

 

NGD Systems SSD Controllers incorporate revolutionary “at storage” hardware acceleration putting the computational capability into the storage itself and eliminating the need to move data to main memory prior to processing. This evolutionary step forward enables new paradigms in Big Data Analytics processing.

Nader Salessi, CEO

 

    Skylift is creating a paradigm shift in the way firefighters combat wildfires by changing the way they get their supplies using drone technology. Their heavy-lift drones will enable firemen to spend more time extinguishing fires rather than shuttling equipment; saving time, money and lives. Skylift’s drone can carry 100lbs of tools for 2 miles 80% faster than a fireman.  Amir Emadi, CEO

Skylift is creating a paradigm shift in the way firefighters combat wildfires by changing the way they get their supplies using drone technology. Their heavy-lift drones will enable firemen to spend more time extinguishing fires rather than shuttling equipment; saving time, money and lives. Skylift’s drone can carry 100lbs of tools for 2 miles 80% faster than a fireman.

Amir Emadi, CEO

       GigaIO is addressing the growing disparity that exists in the current networking/computing model. Their interconnect fabric (LEXTM) will improve cluster performance by increasing bandwidth by 30-50%, lowering latency by 99.3% within the system fabric, and reducing power by a factor of 5. These benefits increase the performance of the overall cluster up to 100X.  Alan Benjamin, CEO

GigaIO is addressing the growing disparity that exists in the current networking/computing model. Their interconnect fabric (LEXTM) will improve cluster performance by increasing bandwidth by 30-50%, lowering latency by 99.3% within the system fabric, and reducing power by a factor of 5. These benefits increase the performance of the overall cluster up to 100X.

Alan Benjamin, CEO

    Sapere is a hardware and software data platform utilizing wireless, cloud connected sensors to test and monitor target chemistry and qualities of wine.  Phillips Sweet, CEO                     

Sapere is a hardware and software data platform utilizing wireless, cloud connected sensors to test and monitor target chemistry and qualities of wine.

Phillips Sweet, CEO

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

       Tallygo empowers any company to put navigation better than Waze inside their own app- TallyGo provides a state-of-the-art real-time navigation SDK that can be integrated into existing apps with virtually no development effort. Built for iOS, Android, and web.  Tom Scaramellino, CEO

 

Tallygo empowers any company to put navigation better than Waze inside their own app- TallyGo provides a state-of-the-art real-time navigation SDK that can be integrated into existing apps with virtually no development effort. Built for iOS, Android, and web.

Tom Scaramellino, CEO

          Moving Analytics provides Movn- a digital cardiac rehab and prevention program that is equivalent to center-based care, with 3x higher adoption at 1/5th of the cost.  Harsh Vathsangam, CEO         

 

 

Moving Analytics provides Movn- a digital cardiac rehab and prevention program that is equivalent to center-based care, with 3x higher adoption at 1/5th of the cost.

Harsh Vathsangam, CEO

 

 

 

       SitchAI aims to bring together geolocation and indoor geospatial awareness with a self-learning, geospatially aware smart ecosystem of technologies and products. These integrated technologies will support the foundation for smart cities and buildings that will enable us to monitor, locate, track and manage for purposes of asset management, security risk management and awareness, and behavioral analytics etc.  Matty Squarzoni, Co-Founder  Chris Foh, Co-Founder   

 

SitchAI aims to bring together geolocation and indoor geospatial awareness with a self-learning, geospatially aware smart ecosystem of technologies and products. These integrated technologies will support the foundation for smart cities and buildings that will enable us to monitor, locate, track and manage for purposes of asset management, security risk management and awareness, and behavioral analytics etc.

Matty Squarzoni, Co-Founder

Chris Foh, Co-Founder

 

    Water Pigeon enables water utilities and companies to collect and analyze timely and accurate usage data by deploying Automated Metering Infrastructure (AMI) capability without replacing water meters or building wireless networks. Eliminating manual meter reading, improving accuracy and giving customers high frequency water usage information to improve conservation and water use understanding.  Clay Melugin, CEO

Water Pigeon enables water utilities and companies to collect and analyze timely and accurate usage data by deploying Automated Metering Infrastructure (AMI) capability without replacing water meters or building wireless networks. Eliminating manual meter reading, improving accuracy and giving customers high frequency water usage information to improve conservation and water use understanding.

Clay Melugin, CEO

Investor Judges:

Michael Beaudoin, Investment Manager, Mark IV Capital

Jeff Bocan, Partner, Okapi

Karim Chehadé, Director of Venture Investments, Experian Ventures

Joe Kaiser, Director, Mercato Capital

Steve Litchfield, Executive VP & CSO, Microsemi

Alex Marquez, Vice President & Managing Director, Experian Ventures

Nate Raabe, Managing Director - Private Capital Group,  ROTH Capital Partners

Alex Rubalcava, Partner, Stage Ventures 

Richard Sudek, PhD, Executive Director, UC Irvine Applied Innovation

Bei Wang, M&A, Ingram Micro

Jeffry Weinhuff, Managing Partner, Visionary Venture Fund

 

TIF 2018 LaunchPad SBDC Company Presentations Sponsored by:

     

 

 

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