MedKairos is automating the cancer biopsy assessment process. 1 out of every 5 biopsies taken fail to collect adequate tissue samples to come to a diagnosis. We are a medical technology company building the Bioptic™ system to increase the accuracy of cancer sample collection and reduce the time and labor required to reach a diagnosis. MedKairos has developed the Bioptic platform to verify sample quality at the point of care to make sure that patients will only have to undergo a biopsy procedure once. Bioptic™ uses a proprietary cartridge, camera, and image processing software package to verify that a sample has enough tissue to make a diagnosis - work traditionally done by a pathologist and a microscope.
Michael Moore founded MedKairos to address challenges that he saw throughout his medical education at the University of Michigan. Prior to entering the time constraints of residency, he decided to take a leave from his medical training to develop this venture full time and, ultimately, have a global impact on patient care.
CoPilot Vision Systems
CoPilot Vision Systems is developing a rear view vision system for the commercial heavy duty and do-it-yourself truck rental market. The system is portable and provides a 180° view across the rear of the vehicle. It is a straightforward solution to enable the driver to see what is behind the vehicle; improving driver safety and efficiency, and reducing fleet insurance costs. One patent has been issued and a second patent for a multi-camera vision system is under 4th office action stage review.
John Gray is Co-Founder and President. John earned his B.S. in Engineering at Purdue University and has a rich transportation background. He has managed the start-up of a fuel system business unit from an early prototype into production for Diesel Technology (a Penske-owned company at the time). During the last 10 years, John developed a completely new business relationship with Volkswagen, Audi and BMW in Germany for a Tier 1&2 supplier. These efforts produced supply agreements in the US, Mexico, Poland and China.
CoPilot was also recently awarded a Grant from Ann Arbor SPARK to be used to obtain assistance with obtaining funding.
Mandy & Pandy
The strength of Mandy and Pandy lies in its magic power to arouse curiosity among young kids, who will then be engaged to learn the language with interest and fun. Everything in the book (texts pictures, activities, etc.) was meticulously developed for this purpose.
Clicktivated transforms video into an immersive, interactive, and shoppable brand experience - an experience that is seamlessly woven into the fabric of video, allowing viewers to easily shop and learn more about the products they like with a click or touch. Effectively taking passive video and making it active by adding a fourth dimension to sight, sound and motion - an “In-video Click”.
We don’t believe in compromising videos with overlays, bull’s-eyes, banners and pop-ups. Instead we utilize simple, yet very effective messaging to indicate that our videos are immersive.
The result of a Clicktivated experience is a fully engaged viewer that stays on content longer, interacts with more products, and is more inclined to make an informed and/or impulsive purchase.
Chris Roebuk graduated from Michigan State in 2006 with a degree in advertising. After graduation, he began his career in the agency world, working for PhD (media arm of BBDO). After a few years within the agency and after identifying quite a few shortcomings, I decided to leave to create a company that would help combat some of these industry challenges. After a few different ventures, we identified the biggest opportunity to date and formed Clicktivated Video, Inc. to help the growing demand for online video and ways to further engage the viewer. We are currently 3.5 years in and are seeing substantial market traction and company growth.
TwoScoreTwo is a cloud platform built on Blockchain technology that that enables implementation and management of secure chain-of-custody, commercial trading, and low cost financial transactions. Available toolsets allow centralized administrative control and efficient user processes to simplify the use of Blockchain technology.
Sam Savant is the Founder and CEO of TwoScoreTwo - The Blockchain Commerce Company.
Sam has 15 plus years experience working with global supply chains in companies like XPO and Ryder. Prior to launching TwoScoreTwo, Sam was the Director of Innovation and Product Development at Ryder. His experience spans Technology development, Sales & Solutions, and Engineering. He has worked both in the trenches implementing solutions for customers at their sites, as well as with the executive leadership selling strategy and getting investments.
Sam has 3 graduate degrees: Computational Mathematics from Univ of Michigan, Industrial Engineering from Georgia Tech, and an MBA majoring in Marketing & Finance
Circadian Risk has dramatically improved the physical security risk analysis process so Security Consultants and their clients (organizations) can better understand their risk to an undesirable event at one of their properties, and do so on a daily basis, to actively reduce the probability and severity of those incidents.
Daniel Young completed his Bachelor of Arts and Master of Science degrees in Criminal Justice with a Specialization in Security Management at Michigan State University and his Master of Business Administration in Entrepreneurship from Trident University. Currently, Mr. Young is the Founder and CEO at Circadian Risk Inc., a provider of Software as a Service Solutions for risk analysis to allow a company to understand their True Risk to an undesirable event on a daily basis. And has been a security and risk advisor for over 10 years.
Previously, Mr. Young served as the Regional Bioterrorism Coordinator for District 1 in Michigan. As the regional coordinator, he was instrumental in providing leadership to District 1 organizations and the State of Michigan for preparing communities for an incident either terrorist based or naturally occurring. As a result, the District 1 Regional Medical Response Coalition (D1RMRC) developed a systems improvement plan that provided recommendations to help hospitals, public health, and emergency management prepare for all types of incidents.
Mr. Young acted as the Private Security Liaison for the City of Lansing’s Critical Infrastructure Team. This team identified and documented deficiencies in the city’s critical infrastructure. The Local Planning Team then approved the countermeasures to improve the resiliency of those targets.
Mi Padrino is a moderating organization specializing in the crowd-gifting events for the global Hispanic event market. The company offers a reliable alternative to traditional means of padrinos (financial sponsors) and promotes traditional Latin American cultural celebrations such as Quinceañeras, weddings, Tres Años and baptisms. Offering both a B2C and B2B revenue model, Mi Padrino has solved a huge problem for the Hispanic people yet has given national and local businesses an opportunity to capture the attention of the fastest growing demographic in the US.
CARROT is a mobile health & wellness program that motivates participants on an individual level. Its proprietary algorithm allows members to compete equally for rewards, providing instant gratification for meeting personalized goals. CARROT's easy-to-manage program delivers three times the engagement at one-sixth the cost of traditional fitness initiatives.
Michael Antaran is the Founder and CEO of Marvel Apps, an independent software company based in Royal Oak. A lifelong Metro Detroiter, Michael earned degrees from Wayne State and Central Michigan before spending 15 years as a powertrain engineer with Chrysler and General Motors. Michael took the lessons learned in the auto industry - primarily, a focus on customer experience - to successfully guide his own company.
Since 2008, Marvel Apps has specialized in creating fun, engaging mobile games - and in January 2016, they gamified health and wellness with an innovative program called "CARROT".
SpellBound is a therapeutic tool that uses augmented reality technology to calm children before medical procedures and increase their cooperation with treatment. SpellBound’s 3D experiences are being used in top-tier pediatric hospitals to distract during painful procedures and encourage motor skill rehabilitation, reducing trauma for children and cost of care for hospitals.
Christina York is the founder and CEO of SpellBound, an Ann Arbor-based technology startup that is anchoring the $95Bn augmented reality industry in the Midwest. Christina comes from a user experience background and spent 15 years designing technology solutions for health care and higher ed, building high-performing teams and managing 7-figure budgets. She holds a B.Sc. in Biochemistry and a Master’s in Information Science and is active in the STEM movement in southeastern Michigan.
A patented vacuum accessory mount that allows use on aluminum-bodied vehicles without damaging the roof or any interior or external elements.
As the CEO and Co-Founder of Clingfish Products, Tasneen Bowe is responsible for running all facets of the business. Tasneen has a proven executive management track record and over 10 years of experience driving sales, strategy, and marketing strategies in the real estate, retail, and technology industries. She serves on the board of directors for The Women’s Council of Washtenaw County. In addition, Ms. Bowe earned a BA in Marketing from Eastern Michigan University and a Certified Associates in Project Management accreditation.