EdTrips is an online platform that makes it easy to manage educational travel, from K-12 to higher ed and beyond. Every day, hundreds of thousands of teachers still manage field trips entirely on paper. Students as young as six years old are carrying important forms and cash/checks back and forth from school in a backpack. It’s antiquated and not secure. More to the point, it’s a frustrating and time-consuming process for teachers and for busy parents. EdTrips is working to put the entire trip process online, from finding trip ideas to collect forms and payments, so every teacher can easily give their students the experiences that change their lives.
We address the $10 billion/year educational travel industry. Our target audience includes the teachers themselves, schools, school districts, universities, and community groups. We’re also for homeschooling groups, religious organizations, and adult education programs. We’re for anyone looking to organize travel geared towards learning, whether it’s around the corner or around the world.
Right now, our number one need is funding, and to spread the word to teachers. We’re also very much looking to expand our partnerships with educational travel companies and venues, such as museums.
Feedback We Seek:
Intros and connections to schools and field trip venues
CoFounder Contact Information:
Our Product /Service
Classroom21 is a web application that combines Customer Relationship Management tools and tactics with Big Data to create better learning experiences for students in grades 4-10. For decades, the major educational publishers have created “how-to” manuals that are increasingly ineffective. 68% of students are not math proficient when they graduate high school. Today’s information-savvy students want to know why math is relevant to them. To meet their needs, Classroom21 re-purposes the world’s numeric data and provides teachers with lessons that show students how math is used to convert real world, authentic numbers into relevant and useful information. The service: 1) provides a logical, contextual foundation for learning math, 2) is aligned with research on best-practices, and 3) enables teachers to create better math experiences for their students.
The math education market is $2.6 Billion annually. Approximately 28% of mathematics class time is spent using digital tools and/or digital content. Our objective is to seize this block of time and transform it by providing schools with a better solution. Every year, roughly 37 million students enter college or the workforce below basic math proficiency levels. The market is ripe for a makeover and Classroom21 provides the service to bring real innovation to our nations schools.
Our Product /Service
Faze1, Inc. is a lead generation provider for the residential solar sector. We use proprietary technology to identify and attract prospective buyers and deliver the highest quality leads to our partners. We have a unique combination of solar industry experience, proprietary geospatial technology, and data mining and predictive analytics techniques that allow us to increase conversion rates and accelerate the adoption of solar technology. Faze1 leverages highly targeted direct marketing campaigns to engage and nurture leads for its residential solar partners.
The residential solar sector has grown 34% from 2011 to 2012 representing a $2B market with only a 0.4% market penetration. It is a fragmented market with approximately 5,000 solar service providers throughout the U.S. and a high proportion of them located in about one dozen of the most active solar markets. The Massachusetts residential market is ranked 5th in the U.S. and grew 70% from 2011 to 2012 with nearly 3,000 homeowners going solar last year. Faze1’s model is designed for scalability via our virtual sales automation tool and ability to leverage service providers in our target markets. We are looking to capture 10% of the Massachusetts market through our channel partners and scale our efforts in other states.
We are seeking growth capital to scale our services and advisement from direct marketing gurus.
Feedback We Seek (from the panelists of the day)
We are looking for feedback on our pitch, business model, and how fundable our project is. Our business has been operational for 7 weeks and has begun to generate revenue. Given our current status, we’re most interested in what the panelists think we should do next.
Marc A. Guy, co-Founder
Eliot Goodwin, Co-Founder
Our Product /Service
Urvideoprofile uses video technology to make the process of hiring a caregiver easier and less time consuming. The platform enables family members to obtain a more accurate representation of different candidates, so that they can find and connect with the perfect caregiver for their aging parents. No need to go through multiple, static resumes and endless interviews with different candidates to find the right person. Urvideoprofile saves you time and money.
The aging population is increasing due to a variety of factors. AARP estimates that there are 49 million members of the senior population in the US right now, and by 2025, there will be 72 million (1/5). Revenue of the home care industry in 2012 was up to $70 billion. The home care industry is booming. Studies show that 84 % of Americans would rather age in their homes than move to an assisted living facility or nursing home.
We are looking for funding, advisors, and partners who can help us grow quickly and expand to other states.
Feedback we seek (from the panelists of the day)
-The business model
Florence Furaha: CEOof Urvideoprofile
Arnauld Kuhlein: CTO
Ritah Nakandi: Business development Manager
Our Product /Service
Our StreamX product is an EMC, Google, Hadoop system on steroids for streaming data.
It creates a toolset for acquiring, storing, finding, mining, and effectively using Big Smart data. Our product can be seen as private cloud storage system with a customizable search engine and massively parallel execution engine. – We let our users create knowledge from their data and then use that to run analysis based the search results.
Our Market and there is a real race out there
Initial market is safety critical autonomous vehicles especially automotive and UAV. The active safety and autonomous vehicle market is exploding, but there are no good tools to help the companies effectively develop, test and certify their systems. There are about 200 new car models on the US market alone each need testing and certification. Our system will significantly reduce their 4-6 year development cycle and we can become the standard for certification.
Second market is the emerging large data analytics. Our system is the perfect tool for analyzing data that is not textual and which meaning need to be computed. Examples of those markets are pipeline inspection, city surveillance, coastal and border defense and more. Estimates of the BIG DATA market is in the $25B annual, we address a GREEN SPACE working with streaming measurement and video data.
We are looking for angel or venture investment of $500K to $1M to ramp up sales and solidify our leadership position in the automotive market as well as to develop the commercial and defense big data opportunities. The funds will be used to build the sales force, develop marketing and add full time QA to engineering. We will grow the business form current $3M to $40 within 3 years and become the market leader in our field.
Feedback We seek from the panelists of the day
We would like help with clarifying the product and markets to allow for a condensed explanation. Our market and product is hard to condense to a few sentences.
Ideas on fundraising and valuation of the company would be appreciated. We have an international business and a distributed team. Should we separate the offerings?
Founder Contact Information
Dr. Mikael Taveniku: Entrepreneur with 25+ years of experience product strategy, international business, complex systems, machine learning, radar, sonar, and high performance computing. Ph.D. CSE, M.Sc. CE, M.Sc. C.Sc., Undergraduate ME, Swedish Army, 2lt. Combat Engineer.
Mr Christian Wigren: Entrepreneur with 25+ years of expertise in Automotive and telecommunications engineering, building and running business units. M.Sc. C.Sc. and CE, B.Sc. Mathematics
Please contact Mikael Taveniku at +1(978)394-6199, or email email@example.com
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