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OUTSTANDING STARTUP BUSINESS
A qualified Nominee is a growing company, in business for less than (<) five (5) years, with (i) at least one product or service, and (ii) either the product or service is commercially available and installed past the beta stage, and (iii) the company demonstrates the potential for continued growth and success.
Fabrisonic is an Ohio start-up established to provide equipment and services related to the patented Ultrasonic Additive Manufacturing (UAM) process. UAM uses the power of sound to join layers of metal foils to enable “3D printing” of metal parts. Instead of taking a section of metal and machining away until your part emerges, UAM “prints” material just where it is needed to create complex three-dimensional parts. The process produces fully dense metallurgical bonds, and works with metals such as aluminum, copper, and stainless steel.
In combining additive and subtractive process capabilities, UAM can create deep slots; hollow, latticed, or honeycombed internal structures; and complex geometries impossible with conventional manufacturing processes. Additionally, the solid state nature of the UAM bond allows for welding of dissimilar metals. Through the use of UAM, customers are able to manufacture complex parts with unique features and attributes that cannot be produced using traditional manufacturing techniques. Parts currently made through traditional operations can be made with less waste, an increasingly important factor as more expensive, higher performance materials see broader use.
One of the most important activities for any business is B2B networking. Unfortunately, even with the advent of social, the small business community still networks the traditional way: the networking event.
AboutOurWork is the first and only small business connection network that has built a smarter way for small businesses to connect with one another. Our proprietary MatchUp™ recommendation engine automates the B2B introductions small businesses need to succeed - intelligently and automagically.
AboutOurWork is transforming and disrupting the way small businesses connect with one another, saving them time and allowing them to focus on what’s most important - the customer.
Acceptd is an online resource that streamlines the recruitment and admissions process allowing universities to efficiently recruit and screen applicants while also enabling high school students to search and find schools that are the best fit for them.
In the initial 12 months of operations, over 100 clients, including The Juilliard School, and thousands of students have joined the Acceptd network.
Acclaimd is a web platform that helps recruiters better leverage their employees and talent pools through referrals in order to fill job orders more quickly.
By merging job openings with social network data the product greatly decreases the time and effort required to identify the right candidates and connectors, increases the likelihood of a successful call or email and helps a recruiter grow and maintain a talent network automatically.
Founded in June 2011, Azoti is an Internet marketing and business service company that offers an online platform to connect independent farmers and food producers with consumers who want fresh, healthy food delivered right to their workplace.
Through its Employer Connect program, Azoti has redefined locally grown food as an employee benefit whereby employers actualize the nutrition component of wellness thus lowering insurance premiums, employees receive fresh, wholesome food delivered on-site as they leave for the day and farmers can go from sustaining to thriving in less than 1 year.
Bookwithus, a SaaS company based in Dublin, Ohio, provides web & Facebook customer appointment scheduling as well as SMS & email appointment reminders for professional services companies.
The Bookwithus SaaS product improves users’ profitability, client retention and employee productivity by reducing customer no-shows. Additionally, the Bookwithus Facebook app enables users to transform each one of their professional associates into viral marketers. Every hair salon, massage therapist and spa in the country could improve profitability by using Bookwithus.
Churchsys: Software for the entire Church – In today’s world, technology is the engine that drives church productivity. However, there isn’t a one-size-fits-all approach to church software selection.
We provide churches with powerful member intelligence tools that afford them the ability to measure success, identify new opportunities for growth and pinpoint areas of concern. With everything processed in the cloud, Churchsys puts information at your fingertips when you need it the most.
Churchsys delivers an unprecedented set of features and functionality, all integrated into one comprehensive solution that improves efficiency, eliminates redundancy and drives significant member benefits. Inquire today and see what Churchsys has to offer to help your church grow and retain members.
Coalesce Software is a mobile application company founded by Wayne “Skip” Stringfield in 2010. Coalesce Software specializes in creating software people love to use, while also providing outstanding customer service and training. Coalesce Software was initially founded to develop mobile applications to accompany Stringfield’s existing software company My Service Depot’s flagship product, Smart Service.
In March 2011, Coalesce Software launched its initial mobile app Smart Service iFleet for iPhone and iPad. Smart Service iFleet offers current Smart Service license holders -- service industry businesses -- decreased billing cycles and operating expenses through enhanced mobility options.
In March 2012, Coalesce Software launched Routzy -- a complete customer relationship management application for iPad. Routzy offers users all the functionality of desktop and SaaS CRM systems without the expensive desktop software or Internet connection.
For many years, a broad base of stakeholders, including physicians, patients, employers, insurers, and hospitals, have touted the benefits to healthcare delivery if health information technology was widely adopted in hospitals and medical practices. The vision of a patient’s medical history being portable and easily accessible to various medical providers and in multiple care settings seemed like an obvious way to improve healthcare delivery and to control costs. Nonetheless, many hurdles blocked the realization of this vision for providers. The Central Ohio Health Information Exchange (COHIE), a non-profit organization, was established in April 2010 to help Primary Care Providers overcome the barriers to Electronic Health Record (EHR) adoption. Through funding provided by the Federal Government’s HITECH Act, COHIE has already served over 1,350 medical providers in the central Ohio area.
COHIE has raised the bar of EHR adoption in central Ohio, which is arguably the most significant step toward enhancing clinical decision making, improving overall quality and reducing healthcare-related costs. We have achieved great success to date and know that our continued work will ultimately benefit the most important part of the healthcare equation – improving patient care.
CUE YOU LTD is a developer of simple to use technology that represents absolute ease-of-use, and provides inexpensive aid to support the independence of those who require assistance to develop or maintain their health, safety and emotional well being.
Our first product, an iOS app called CUE YOU, can permit Seniors with memory problems to live independently, in their own homes, with subtle cues provided by a caregiver who creates and manages a schedule of reminders and messages on the Internet and delivers the schedule to the iOS device using the app. CUE YOU can also permit those with traumatic brain injury and controlled mental illness to regain a sense of control of their lives and enable those with developmental disabilities to benefit from participation within the community to an extent never before available to them. The app is a technological solution that requires no understanding of technology for the end user. It automatically delivers messages and automatically delivers acknowledgement of the receipt of those messages to the caregiver. CUE YOU is simple technology for independent living.
Cuptoopia.com, Inc. is a Internet Technology startup company, with a monetized social network collaboration website that facilitates the development, sale and distribution of digital products and Pay-Per-View Events.
It launched in April 2012 in Columbus, Ohio with the goal of providing access to the latest digital content creation technology that will enable individuals with ideas for apps, music, eBooks, games, eMagazines, eNewspapers and pay-per-view events to collaborate with skilled professionals to develop digital products.
Cuptoopia.com innovative business model will share 80% of the revenue generate equally between all project participants as a way to ensure that all participants are valued and rewarded equally for the success of their collaboration. It’s social collaboration to make you money without greed.
DOmedia’s mission is to simplify the process of finding, planning, buying & selling alternative, traditional and digital out-of-home media. Through our online marketplace, media providers create enhanced media profiles for their properties. In turn, advertisers & agencies can use our extensive & comprehensive database of media properties to find new ideas, plan & even build the perfect out-of-home campaign.
Advertisers and agencies have never had one single source for finding, planning & buying alternative, traditional and digital out-of-home media. Likewise, media providers often have trouble getting their media in front of the right people. Most of us at DOmedia have been in your shoes and knew there had to be an easier way. And by taking advantage of technology that never previously existed, we found it!
EndoSphere Inc. is a pioneer of endoscopically-insertable medical technologies. The company’s flagship product, the SatiSphere™ System, is a non-invasive treatment for one of the world’s largest health issues: metabolic disease including Obesity and Type II Diabetes. The SatiSphere™ device improves the regulation of appetite and satiety by using the body’s natural physiology – providing an incisionless, reversible, and repeatable solution. Clinical studies have shown that the SatiSphere™ device enables obese patients to achieve significant weight loss without the need for surgery or medication. The device has received CE Mark regulatory approval for commercialization in 31 countries. EndoSphere’s game-changing innovations in the industry create a broad IP portfolio including 29 issued and pending U.S. and international patents.
EndoSphere was selected winner of this year’s Fierce 15 award, named by FierceMedicalDevices as one of the 15 most promising medical device companies in the world. Editor Damian Garde said, “EndoSphere’s exciting device, the Satisphere™ System, presents a non-surgical solution for the millions of people struggling to lose weight, demonstrating to be less invasive than bariatric surgery and more effective than diet and exercise.”
Yogesh Khandelwal is the inspirational leader and innovator behind the products and services provided by geoAMPS.
The Powell technology company recently marked its first anniversary. In this short time, geoAMPS has established itself as the leader in creating software solutions to manage land rights and infrastructure assets.
Under Yogesh’s vision, skills and leadership, geoAMPS offers an industry-specific product line for right of way, alternative energy, mineral exploration and production, transportation, railroad, land reclamation, surveying, mapping, document management and communications.
With Yogesh and team members providing stellar products and customer service, geoAMPS has grown significantly in a short amount of time. Our client list is growing, and so is the impact geoAMPS is making in a variety of industries.
Intelligent ID (IID) is a software system which is designed to provide IT administrators, security experts and HR personnel with unprecedented transparency into user and endpoint activity. It protects government, military and commercial organizations from insider threats by predicting, monitoring and alerting management to real and potentially harmful behavior including intellectual property theft, data loss, workplace violence and inefficient use of time and resources.
Intelligent ID incorporates user activity monitoring with an innovative cognitive behavioral model, analyzing past and real-time events to predict and alert to imminent behavior before zero-day events occur.
No other system has the breadth of functionality and analysis of IID, while at the same time presented in an intuitive interface that is user-friendly and highly customizable to meet organizations’ specialized and ever-changing needs.
John Bishop and Aladin Gohar founded IT Martini because IT Professionals in Columbus weren’t socializing as an IT Community – and there weren’t many opportunities to do so. In the Summer of 2008, nearly two hundred IT Pros attended the very first IT Martini event.
The demand for IT Community events in Columbus was apparent, so more were hosted. Hundreds of IT Pros began participating in the IT Martini Hour format featuring panel discussions, DEMOs, and local charities.
The format quickly caught on with IT Communities outside of Columbus during the Summer of 2009. At that point, the IT Martini mission began: to connect IT Pros in YOUR IT Community with events that focus on leadership, entrepreneurship, philanthropy, and FUN.
LogoMyWay.com connects clients needing logo designs to a creative community of more than 15,000 talented logo designers all around the world. Any business can start a logo design contest within minutes and see imaginative design submissions within a few hours!
Formed in late 2010 as a C-corporation, the roots of PaneraTech, Inc., were developed by the knowledge acquired and research conducted at The Ohio State University-ElectroScience Laboratory (OSU-ESL), the nation’s premier and largest university based RF (microwave) research facility. PaneraTech’s R & D center is in the industrial bay of the world-class ElectroScience Laboratory complex.
PaneraTech, Inc., strives to become one of the most innovative RF technology companies in the world, developing unique solutions that far surpass expectations. Our culture is centered on innovating new technologies that solve real world problems. Since our founding, we have been developing innovative solutions based on our core RF (microwave) expertise with primary focus on (1) Nondestructive Evaluation (NDE) sensor systems and (2) advanced antenna technologies.
pH Matter, LLC is a start-up company dedicated to providing materials-based solutions in emerging markets related to alternative energy. The company was formed in November 2010, and is located at the TechColumbus Business Center.
The core business of pH Matter includes the development of novel catalysts, and development of scalable production methods for these materials. Over the past year, pH Matter has developed a new catalyst material for air cathodes that will replace currently used precious metal catalysts. These lower cost and more durable materials will be used in a number of applications, including metal-air batteries, fuel cells, and industrial electrolysis electrodes.
Current customers for pH Matter’s materials include the DoD, NASA, and commercial partners. The impact felt by adoption of the materials will span from higher performing energy storage for electronics, cars and grid energy storage, to improved efficiency industrial electrolysis.
The RealWeld Trainer™ scores welding proficiency while performing live arc-on Mig, Stick, and Flux-Cored welds.
The system is used to screen new-hires, confidently fast-track proficient trainees, and upgrade the overall welding skill base of an organization through standardized testing and competitive learning.
The patent-pending motion capture technology was developed by EWI and is exclusively licensed to RealWeld Systems, Inc.
Mark Kelnhofer founded Return On Ingredients LLC in January 2009 and currently serves as the company’s President & CEO.
Kelnhofer started his accounting career in manufacturing cost accounting with a variety of products. In 2002 Kelnhofer was hired by the Bravo Brio Restaurant Group as their Cost Accounting Manager. While there he was involved in the development of systems based on his manufacturing background that assisted in the reduction of costs five consecutive years. This resulted in millions of dollars of savings. It did not take long to see that there was a large need for better tools in the industry.
Return On Ingredients is the premier cost management tool for the industry allowing restaurant operators to identify all their true costs on recipes (ingredients, labor and overhead) and utilize this data to calculate production and ordering schedules, benchmarking, physical inventories and a more methodical way to engineer menus for profitability.
SeeMore Interactive is focused on helping retailers and organizations engage in more powerful ways with consumers by creating a new and exciting level of product interaction.
SeeMore has developed patent-pending software that integrates image recognition, recommendation engine and location-based technologies with augmented reality to turn everything viewed through a consumer’s smartphone or mobile device into a digital, interactive experience. As a result, the shopping experience is revolutionized. Retailers engage with consumers on a whole new level, and consumers have easier and more convenient access to shop for and buy products.
SoftSyl Technologies brings total end-to-end inbound IVR, outbound power/predictive dialing, and interactive web and SMS solutions to businesses and call centers in several key industries.
The company’s technology team has over 15 years of experience with designing and developing IVR and telephony systems for Fortune 500 companies. By leveraging this experience, SoftSyl Technologies has built an enterprise-class, cost-effective, proprietary platform that integrates with any IP phone system and at the same time maintains full industry compliance. The company eliminates multi-vendor dependency by offering analysis, design, development, deployment, and support for hosted and on-site solutions.
Terracal was founded in 2009 with a mission to make sustainable energy more attractive. This led us to develop improved aquifer thermal energy storage (ATES) systems, but with a next generation design.
Our key innovation, which we call aquifer immobilization method (AIM) dramatically increases the efficiency of ATES systems and also allows them to be used in a much broader market.
Since then, our company has branched out into additional sustainable energy markets including waste to energy.
TheraVasc is developing TV1001, an oral therapy for the treatment of Peripheral Arterial Disease or PAD.
In animal models of vascular disease, TV1001 was shown to selectively promote new blood vessel formation, stimulate wound healing, inhibit inflammation, prevent tissue necrosis and reduce kidney problems.
The company has recently enrolled the final patient in a multi-center Phase IIa clinical study of PAD patients to assess not only the safety of chronically administered TV1001, but also to determine whether treatment results in biological activity, including improvements in vascular health and biomarkers associated with PAD, a disease that affects 15M people in the US for which there are no truly effective therapies currently available. TV1001 is a repurposed drug, sodium nitrite, and as such, benefits from a well established safety profile, reducing the time and cost associated with clinical development. While the initial trial is focused on PAD, given the breadth of therapeutic activities other indications are being explored. This includes the recent spin off of TheraVasc Veterinary Medicine to begin development of veterinary applications of TV1001.
Updox provides the most rapidly adopted Practice Communications Management (PCM) system in the industry with more than 2,500 practices using Updox to transform the way they communicate with other providers and engage patients. This rapidly growing online service exchanges over one million documents each month to coordinate care for more than 4.5 million patients.
The Updox PCM allows patients to interact with a medical practice’s website to schedule appointments, complete forms, make payments, securely message the doctor’s office and access their medical history. Updox also improves communications by enabling medical practices to easily manage, route and edit documents, and then send the information directly into a patient’s chart. The practice can also send the information to other providers using secure messaging or fax.
By integrating all of these functions into one workflow, Updox allows medical staff to manage all aspects of communications in one place. Updox helps physicians save time and money, get paid faster and improve patient satisfaction! Learn how Updox is Transforming Practice Communications and the Patient Experience at www.updox.com.
Venture Highway creates and distributes entrepreneurial curriculum offerings for college and university instructors and aspiring entrepreneurs. Designed by successful entrepreneurs and highly respected academic thought leaders, Venture Highway elevates the entrepreneurial education experience – both in and out of the classroom. Our products replace traditional textbooks for a richer learning experience.
Venture Highway’s integrated learning platform for entrepreneurship includes textbook-like content, features that are typical of Learning Management Systems, and database driven tools and worksheets, such as an online Business Model Canvas tool and Business Plan Builder. The platform allows instructors to include their own content and customize a course to their specific needs. Students find the material and tools helpful and interesting. Enrollment in the courses that have used our products has grown each semester.
Venueseen is a social media management/monitoring tool that pulls hashtagged and location-specific photos, check-ins and comments from Instagram and Foursquare.
Identify your audience, interact with loyal fans and visitors, respond to suggestions and collect feedback all from our easy-to-use dashboard. The Venueseen Campaigns tool is the first of its kind to let brands easily create, implement and manage hashtag-driven Instagram marketing campaigns while collecting customer contact information.
Zepheira is a professional services firm delivering solutions to integrate, navigate and manage data within and across enterprises. Zepheira’s experts have a long history of leading the design and development of Web standards and delivering open solutions based on these standards to industries worldwide, including library / museums / archives, manufacturing, financial services, medical research and public health.
Zepheira’s Freemix™ platform is based on these open standards and designed to provide the means to businesses and communities link fragmented data sources into easily searched wholes. Freemix provides the ability to surface data from a range of formats into an open Web and easily generate and customize views (interactive maps, timelines, facets, tag clouds) that allow users to experience their data in new and innovate ways.
Zepheira’s qualifications for the Outstanding Start-up Business Category are as a company started in 2007, we have implemented significant cost saving and agile solutions for over 20 clients ranging from such clients as The Library of Congress, Sun Microsystems, Eli Lilly and World Health Organization.