I've listed the company name below, the founder or CEO who'll be presenting today, and a brief description. When companies are based somewhere other than Boston, I've listed that in parentheses. (At right are Fashion Project co-founders Christine Rizk and Anna Palmer.)
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Gathering data and building predictive software to understand which drug for instance, a birth control pill or an anti-depressant may be most effective for an individual patient, with the fewest side effects. Previously participated in Highland Capital's Summer@Highland program.
Building a marketplace for private sports coaches. CoachUp raised some money last month at a "Shark Tank" pitch event, and I covered them earlier this year. The company also participated in MassChallenge this year.
Enables consumers to donate high-end apparel and accessories to charities, with a more powerful economic impact for those charities. Founded by two Harvard Law School grads. I covered the company earlier this year, and Palmer presented on my Entrepreneurs Grill show recently.
Making impulse saving as easy as impulse spending. ImpulseSave says its average user banks almost $4,000 a year. The company raised $200,000 before the start of TechStars. I wrote about ImpulseSave in 2011.
Developing technology to extract water from the air, using nanotechnology that mimics the way the Namib Desert beetle pulls humidity from desert air. Company will license its technology to others. One application would be for irrigation; another would be a self-refilling two-liter bottle of water. NBD raised a bit of money last month.
Scan your grocery or drugstore receipts with a mobile app, and learn how you could save money by shopping elsewhere. Saverr recently demoed its app at the Web Innovators Group gathering.
A pair of boots that enable you to bounce like Tigger. Avid Technology founder Bill Warner is an early investor. I mentioned the company in this piece, back in June, and there's a video below.
About Scott Kirsner
Scott Kirsner was part of the team that launched Boston.com in 1995, and has been writing a column for the Globe since 2000. His work has also appeared in Wired, Fast Company, The New York Times, BusinessWeek, Newsweek, and Variety. Scott is also the author of the books "Fans, Friends & Followers" and "Inventing the Movies," was the editor of "The Convergence Guide: Life Sciences in New England," and was a contributor to "The Good City: Writers Explore 21st Century Boston." Scott also helps organize several local events on entrepreneurship, including the Nantucket Conference and Future Forward. Here's some background on how Scott decides what to cover, and how to pitch him a story idea.
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December 9: Web Innovators Group
Demos of new mobile apps and web ventures at the Royal Sonesta Hotel in Cambridge. Free admission; cash bar.
December 10: Fintech Demo Day
Short demos from startups in the financial technology realm.
December 11: Unpitch
Entrepreneurs and investors sit down for lunch, advice, and feedback. Entrepreneurs must apply to participate.