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.
Seat Side Service
Seat Side Service is a software solution for entertainment venues, enabling their guests to order and pay for concessions directly from the convenience of their smartphone. They have already secured their first client, the Toledo Mud Hens, for 2015 and are now poised to acquire additional clients through their hands-on approach and go-to-market strategy. Seat Side Service is a win-win proposition. For guests, we focus on providing an experience that increases convenience, improves engagement and rewards participation. The concession staff embraces the technology because the platform improves operations and increases sales. From the venue's perspective, Seat Side Service maximizes revenues, harvests rich analytics, and allows for direct communication between the venues and their guests.
Foodstand is a mobile app to reverse the 'dia-besity' epidemic by offering guided, community-powered good eating challenges to help people build healthier eating habits.
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.
MySwimPro is the #1 fitness application for swimmers around the world. The mobile application for iPhone and Android delivers personalized swim workouts, instructional video content and detailed analytics so swimmers can improve their performance and health. Apple named MySwimPro the Best Watch App of 2016 and the company has been featured on the home page of the App store and in Sports Illustrated and numerous international sports-technology publications.
Fares is the Co-Founder and CEO of MySwimPro. A fitness application that helps swimmers achieve their goals. He is a former collegiate swimmer, U.S. Masters swimming national champion and American Swim Coaches Association Fellow. The company has received international accolades by Apple and has been featured in Sports Illustrated and on the home page of the App Store. Without further delay, I'd like to introduce you to Fares of MySwimPro.
Melius Outcomes (TM)
Melius Outcomes™ is a cloud-based software/services solution for hospital clinicians to reduce costs and improve patient outcomes. Using a hospital’s existing electronic health records (EHR) system, Melius identifies point-of-care quality issues and then provides evidence-based recommendations and training videos to correct them.
AkkeNeel Talsma is the Founder and CEO of Melius Outcomes. Dr. Talsma led the development of a prototype data methodology from initial concept to a 25-hospital pilot demonstrating significantly improved surgical patient outcomes. She has over 20 years of clinical performance improvement expertise and is a noted international speaker on quality and safety. Dr. Talsma completed her graduate nursing education from the University of Michigan.
Ripple is a HIPAA-compliant web-based tool that facilitates the recruitment and management of research participants for clinical studies.
Research participant under-enrollment is an endemic problem in the life sciences, with over 70% of clinical trials not meeting their recruitment targets. In fact, participant under-enrollment is the #1 reason why clinical trials fail. Our solution is Ripple, a HIPAA-compliant web-based tool that facilitates the recruitment and management of research participants. Ripple provides teams with new marketing skills via an innovative campaign creation and management tool, more time via extensive marketing automation tools, and better insight into their performance through smart regional analytics. Ripple accelerates the entire research lifecycle by increasing the recruitment and retention of research participants.
Dr. Nestor Lopez-Duran is an Associate Professor of Clinical Psychology at the University of Michigan. He conducts clinical translational research on the development of mood disorders in children and adolescents. He is also an entrepreneur and the co-founder of Ripple, a HIPAA-compliant web-based that facilitates the recruitment and management of research participants for clinical studies. Under his direction, Ripple evolved from a simple idea to a comprehensive cloud utility that transformed the process of research participant recruitment. In his spare time, Dr. Lopez-Duran is an avid sailor who plans to one day circumnavigate the globe.
Parabricks provides accelerated 'data-to-insight' DNA analysis in one hour, which enables hospitals and clinics to provide targeted, life-saving, patient-specific treatments.
Parabricks provides access to personalized medicine for each and every patient. It accelerates data to insight for DNA analysis in one hour instead of days, which enables hospitals and clinics to provide patient-specific medicine and care. Their software runs on the cloud and is positioned to meet the phenomenal challenges of personalized medicine. It was founded by researchers in the Dept. of Computer Engineering at the University of Michigan and is based in Ann Arbor.
Mehrzad Samadi, Ph.D. University of Michigan, is the CEO of Parabricks. He received his Ph.D. in Computer Science and Engineering from the University of Michigan in 2014. He has pioneered several technologies to accelerate software by orders of magnitude. His work has been recognized by more 20 conference and journal papers. He has received numerous awards, including the Young Innovator Award, the I-Corps top team award, the Towner prize, and the MICRO Best Paper Award. He has also worked as a researcher at Microsoft research.