Company 1: SpeechTails
Founders: Amy Reno, Todd Reno, Patrick Walters
* SpeechTails is a self-directed online, web-based speech therapy and learning system providing speech assessment to children.
* SpeechTails has already raised $300,000 in convertible debt with a plan to raise an additional $700,000 starting in the second quarter of 2012. This round will be focused on market development and customer acquisition.
* The next product release will include a proprietary speech evaluation tool being co-developed with a grant from WiSys and the University of Wisconsin System.
* A product research panel of parents, professionals, and pilot
schools has been established to guide the future development, direction and positioning of SpeechTails and its products.
* SpeechTails provides fun and engaging online lesson plans for children as a subscription service that is affordable and convenient for parents, professionals and organizations.
* 8 million children between 2 and 8 years of age are left without adequate detection and treatment of speech issues due to resource shortages, budget cuts, high cost of serviced and limited insurance. SpeechTails provides parents, educators and speech professionals the tools necessary to assess every child by addressing speech issues in an affordable and convenient manner.
Company 2: oneEvent Technologies
Founders: Shawn Guse, Dan Parent, Kurt Wedig
* Today's buildings burn 10 times faster because of changes in building materials and designs, but fire detection has not materially changed in over 40 years. oneEvent Technologies (OET) is revolutionizing fire detection.
* OET's first product is an internet-enabled detector that continuously streams live temperature and smoke data to the cloud where our proprietary software analyzes it for faster and more accurate fire detection. This data can be normalized for structure and geography and then trended for even more accurate detection.
* OET can share the data with fire fighters and first responders to help them do their jobs better and save more lives. This will be a first-in-class tool for emergency responders.
* The global fire detection market is over $9B and is ripe for new technology. In addition to the opportunity as a stand-alone product, OET's platform can serve as a basis for connecting many new homes to monitored services, which is significantly attractive to companies looking to expand their "connected home" offerings, including security vendors, electronic lock vendors, telecoms, and wireless equipment providers.
* OET's product will also be propelled by a sea change in the way in which 911 centers access data. Today 911 centers only take information by telephone from live callers. A pilot program just being deployed will enable 911 centers to access data automatically from security systems. OET's product will be the first available to quantify fire information to take full advantage of this change in the way emergency information is distributed.
* OET's products are protected by three pending patent applications.
* OET is lead by a highly experienced team of entrepreneurs and engineers.
Company 3: Strong Microbials
* STRONG MICROBIALS will specialize in manufacturing private label and custom microbial products that include, but are not limited to, direct fed microbials (DFM), silage incoulants, waste treatment products, and environmental products.
* Blending of concentrated raw beneficial bacteria purchased from a specialty fermenter with specific carriers and/or feed based on the clients blend formulation.
* The products are blended and packaged onsite based on customers specifications.
* Stringent quality control and analysis guarantee specificity of bacterial strains, as well as viability and appropriate counts.
* Within 3-5 profitable years, an R&D department will be established for identification of novel DFM strains for agricultural use as well as silage inoculants and waste treatment.
* Use of DFM is the perfect replacement of antibiotics used for growth promoting properties.
* Unlike antibiotics, DFM do not exhaust their benefits to animal health, DFM do not cause resistance from known bacterial pathogens, nor do they create an antibiotic resistant microbes.