Date(s) - 06/13/17
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Come join us for an inspirational night of pitches and networking featuring 14 amazing startups from WiSTEM’s Spring 2017 cohort. Sponsored by KPMG.
- Tuesday, June 13, 2017 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM
- WiSTEM is 1871’s program designed to foster opportunities for women in technology – connecting women entrepreneurs to capital, community, and technology resources. The 12-week curriculum-based program offers a tailored experience –a rigorous yet flexible program structured around the challenges and opportunities faced by women entrepreneurs.
WiSTEM was founded as part of the Google for Entrepreneurs’ #40Forward initiative. Since then, the program has also been supported by JPMorgan Chase, Katrina Markoff, the Lefkofsky Family Foundation, the Motorola Mobility Foundation, Coca-Cola, KPMG, Accenture and the U.S. Small Business Administration.
5:30PM – Doors Open & Networking
6:00PM – Opening Remarks
6:20PM – Presentations
7:20PM – Networking
WiSTEM Participating Startups
AerialSpaces is an app for creating live immersive learning environments in minutes. Our live video platform and marketplace increases the engagement metrics of remote learners and virtual educational experiences. We’re the Facebook LIVE for educators and the Meetup.com for online educational events.
thriveosity is an innovative and much-needed subscription-model box designed as a gift option for cancer patients, survivors and caregivers, to help support them along the path toward becoming thrivers. Thrivers are those who flourish with unbending resilience in the face of adversity. thriveosity is a tangible, practical and caring way for loved ones to offer meaningful support needed to navigate cancer recovery by boosting the recipient’s spirits while providing the necessary tools needed to survive and thrive beyond a cancer diagnosis.
GoNanny is a ridecare service for kids. Designed by childcare experts with over five decades of combined experience, we help busy parents tackle the child transportation crisis by providing quality care from point A to point B and beyond. Care and safety are our highest priorities, and as such, we provide the following: Consistent GoNannies who have at least three years of professional childcare experience, pass our rigorous 22 point vetting system and complete GoNanny’s training program. Our digital platform offers nine premium features allowing parents to customize rides and care according to their family’s evolving needs.
CurlMix sends our monthly subscribers five to seven all natural ingredients to mix their own hair products with step-by-step instructions and the necessary tools to mix. CurlMix allows customers to create all-natural, luxury hair care products in just 15 minutes. A normal DIY project of this nature can take up to four hours.
Sparkl is a waterless, eco-friendly car wash that comes to you…because, let’s face it: no one wants to stand in line at the car wash! With the touch of an app on your smartphone, you can order a car wash anytime anywhere, and our background checked professionals bring all of the equipment and materials necessary to get the job done. In addition to the B2C market, Sparkl provides convenience to businesses, residential buildings and apps that offer complementary services to increase operational efficiency and to provide additional benefits to consumers, employees and residents.
InReach brings equitable access to higher education, one personalized conversation at a time. Through its college readiness platform, InReach connects prospective and current college students to share authentic and meaningful connections via text, phone and video chat. With InReach, high school students become empowered to make informed and confident decisions on higher education.
Genivity is an A.I. software platform helping financial advisors and insurance agents engage clients and retain next generation heirs through life stage, health risk, & care cost planning.
Lystr makes grocery shopping a breeze. Lystr is a connected home device that lives in your kitchen and creates your grocery list — swipe a product’s barcode past its face or say “Hey Lystr, add bananas” and the item is added to your companion Lystr smartphone grocery list app. Send your list to one of Lystr’s partners and have your groceries delivered or available for pick-up. The Lystr grocery list app is shareable among household members and accessible on-the-go, so you’ll never forget anything at the store again. Lystr previously participated in the University of Chicago Booth School of Business New Venture Challenge.
Leche Libre is an edgy apparel brand which empowers women to confidently breastfeed whenever they want, wherever they go in effortless style. Zippers along the bust allow for easy and discreet nursing access. Leche Libre’s fierce designs can stand the test of time with looks women want to wear whether they’re breastfeeding or not, allowing the modern mom to step out in style without losing their edge. Never worry about breastfeeding in public again! Zip and sip.
VectorScient is a cloud-based platform for e-commerce and retail companies to run effective email and direct mail marketing operations. Our revenue boosting predictions aid in designing hyper-targeted campaigns for increased sales and maximum customer response rates. This is done by analyzing consumer information using advanced machine learning algorithms to generate highly accurate predictions.
Find Your Ditto is a mobile platform that connects individuals living with the same chronic illness locally for on-demand, in-person peer support. Those with a strong peer support system are able to better combat depression and isolation prevalent in chronic illness communities, ultimately leading to better health outcomes.
Purse Strings Insurance and financial institutions are losing market share by continuing to dismiss a 14 trillion-dollar market – women! Purse Strings is changing that by teaching the industry exactly what women want. Purse String accredited financial professionals are given a strong foot-hold to a community of women who have learned what they need to make smart financial decisions for themselves and their families and they are ready to buy from professionals who are willing to earn their dollar.
- Semiautomatic Semiotics: Theater style virtual reality (aka VR) technology has been previously associated with increases in consumer sales into the double digits and with extending dwell time. This approach also better meets various brand amplification needs including those of brick & mortar (B&M) retailers and, alternate Point of Purchase (PoP) such as events, in multiple ways.
Noirefy is a minority referral platform built to connect underrepresented minorities to opportunities globally. Noirefy was established as a response to a lack of inclusion and diversity in the corporate workforce to effectively connect top-tier companies to qualified minority applicants through a digital referral system and virtual social network. The growing, women-led, minority referral system seeks to bridge the gap between minorities that are qualified for positions and the amount that are actually interviewed and hired.
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