Fall 2020 BETA Showcase:
Mark your calendars for the Fall 2020 BETA Showcase which takes place virtually on September 16 from 2-5pm!
Showcase is a beloved startup event bringing together founders, investors, tech enthusiasts, and the greater community to learn about emerging companies and make lasting connections.
We’re excited to share this year’s lineup, presented by JPMorgan Chase below:
Bibliate - Andrew Swisher
Understanding academic research is tough. With Bibliate, research is simplified. Through a mix of automated solutions and subject matter experts, Bibliate’s online platform compresses research into relatable and easily consumable summaries accessible to everyone.
Corqueboard/Blaqueboard - Mike Todaro
Corqueboard/Blaqueboard seeks to democratize community connection and interactive customer engagement for undervalued and underserved communities.
Enlight - Dieumerci Christel
Enlight is a SaaS platform that motivates students to share what makes them unique and empowers educators by surfacing actionable data. Through self-created student profiles and class polls, teachers can quickly build meaningful engagement and create inclusive learning environments online and in the classroom.
Forever Ware - Natasha Gaffer
Forever Ware is on a mission to accelerate the world's transition to reusable food packaging. They offer a service to restaurants and grocery stores that replace single-use packaging with a smart fleet of zero-waste alternatives made of stainless steel that customers can checkout using proprietary software and later return to any participating vendor or drop-site throughout the community.
Hear It UP - Bridget Burnham
Hear It Up provides more convenient and affordable hearing care by offering custom-fit hearing aids programmed by an audiologist through a process that is completed online or at a kiosk at a local healthcare clinic or pharmacy.
JockLab - Alijah Nelson
JockLab is a sports-science company that enhances sports performance and training with the aid of purpose-driven robots. JockLab creates game-like training devices to make training more engaging and maximize athletic potential.
Neiibor Crate - Kong Yang
Neiibor Crate is a grocery delivery service that is direct from farmer or food maker to consumers. Cutting out the middlemen involved in the food supply chain allows for better prices. Transportation, storage and direct to customer delivery is provided, and the model allows for food makers to earn at higher than retail prices for all their products.
Ovation Group / Culture Booster - Stephen Moore
Culture Booster is a web-based employee engagement platform. A one-stop hub for familiar tools like: real-time employee feedback surveys, goal formation and balanced scorecards, it improves the work lives of people in high-stress industries.
ProsperStack - Tony Sternberg
ProsperStack is the drop-in cancellation flow that prevents churn, automatically. Use targeted offers to save customers and capture feedback to make informed product, pricing and remarketing decisions.
Recreogo - David Rochol
Recreogo simplifies and standardizes the booking process for consumers looking for outdoor recreational rental equipment from outfitters. It has 3 components: a marketplace connecting consumers with available recreational rental equipment; a “book now” feature enabling outfitters the ability to capture and convert web traffic into paid reservations; and a backend portal tool for outfitters to manage reservations and grow their business.
See A Star - Mary Tucker
See A Star is a next generation digital sports marketing platform. We create authentic experiences with live video chats to engage fans and builds unique content for their social media channels. Athletes/Pros can support a charitable cause to create a deeper sense of community through social giving.
Sparrow Marketing - Braden Ericson
Sparrow consolidates social media insights through their software to ensure client performance at scale for marketing agencies and freelancers. Sparrow saves time for marketers by helping track progress towards goals for clients, act on personalized recommendations, and simplify white-labeled reports.
WellRoo - Steph Peters
WellRoo is an early stage startup dedicated to making parenting easier. Our flagship offering is an engaging and self-guided web program that is designed to teach parents of children with ADHD the basics of behavior modification skills. We are focused on building an engaging solution that removes the barriers to all parents getting the support that they need.
Your Next Place - Brendan Mooney
Your Next Place is striving to change the rental finding process. With a focus on empowering and educating the renter, Your Next Place simultaneously provides the tools and knowledge to assist landlords in making informed decisions about their properties.
MathTreks - Andrea Touhey
MathTreks develops curious, capable, confident problem-solvers. An intellectual tour guide that supports teenagers in solving complex, applied-math problems, the core service is a 30 minute problem-solving session designed around a personalized, interdisciplinary problem. Learn more.
MadeDaily - Jon Maichel Thomas
Health MadeDaily provides simple, secure, and HIPAA compliant patient intake for healthcare practices. We help patient coordinators move from insecure pdf forms to secure online, mobile-friendly, contactless forms.Online forms save time and keep patients safer. Learn more.
Pawlytics - Lizz Whitacre
Your pets can’t talk, so Pawlytics gives them a voice. Pawlytics creates electronic health records for pets to ensure top quality care across any spectrum of service such as the vet, groomer, boarder, or even the shelter. Learn more.
parrot.md - Colleen Jensen
parrot.md is the only app of its kind allowing credentialed physicians to anonymously trade call assignments, reducing burnout and creating an opportunity for a secondary income source. Learn more.
LEAH Labs - Wesley Wierson
LEAH Labs is curing cancer in dogs. We use gene editing to bring innovative "living therapies" to dogs that has never before been possible. Learn more.
Dream Girl Subscription Box - Dr. Eboni Bell
Dream Girl Box is a Quarterly Subscription Box For Girls With Goals, ages 6-16. By providing a girl's empowerment workbook, inspirational tee shirts and other motivational products, we inspire girls to Dream BIG, helping them to develop their social emotional and leadership skills. Learn more.
EnduraData - Aba El Haddi
EnduraData designs cross-platform software for moving and synchronizing data between sites, heterogeneous systems and clouds. Learn more.
EVENTS & OPPORTUNITIES THAT MAY INTEREST YOU:
This year we’ve got a whole bunch of awesome virtual stuff for you.
Make sure to register to check out our new Resource Library, a whole month of virtual sessions and networking, and of course events like Fall Showcase!
The Fall Backers application closes next week!
BETA Backers will be held virtually on Wednesday, Sept. 23rd from 1-3 pm via Zoom.
Minnesota based startups that are actively fundraising are invited to apply to participate by submitting a 3-5 minute pre-recorded pitch between now and the application deadline on Thursday, Sept. 3rd. Accepted pitches will be sent to investors who will choose up to four startups to meet with virtually on Sept. 23.
Feel free to reach out to the BETA team if you have any questions at email@example.com.
ABOUT BETA SHOWCASE
Showcase is a science fair for startups, where tech enthusiasts, reporters, investors, and the general public meet with founders from a dozen of the top emerging Minnesota companies.
The 2020 Fall BETA Showcase would not be possible without the sponsorship of our strategic partners at JPMorgan Chase.
BETA is a 501(c)(3) organization that develops Minnesota’s next generation of business leaders by inspiring and educating first-time founders. The BETA Group nurtures startups and small businesses with great scalability potential, so that they can grow to become our next Fortune 100s. Learn more.
For more information about BETA Showcase, please contact Kelly Buhl, Operations Lead at firstname.lastname@example.org.