World's First Pod-Based Vaporizer.CannaKorp is here to change the way you think about cannabis and herbal remedy consumption. They’re revolutionizing the industry through creating the world’s first pod-based vaporizer system. Called the Wisp, you simply insert a pod into the sleek white vaporizer, wait for it to heat the herbs inside, and then inhale the vapor produced for an easy, simple way to relax. The people behind the Wisp include some of the same people who made Keurig successful, and the concepts between the two designs are quite similar. The Wisp is now ready to go to market, and they’re looking to start sales in the US, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. With the talented team and the ever increasing acceptance and use of Cannabis, the Wisp is slated to become the next go-to home appliance for vaporization and herbal wellness.
The fresh, fun way to learn piano or keyboard.iPianoLab is revolutionizing the world of piano lessons. Their award-winning method teaches students how to play their favorite songs at their schools or in their homes, at their own pace. They also offer after-school classes, called Keyboard Clubs, where students can learn with iPianoLab certified teachers. So far, they’ve recorded $148,000 in revenue in 2015-2016 and $260,000 in 2016-2017, and sales have increased by 76% each year. iPianoLab is currently offered in over 75 schools, including in the Las Vegas, Austin, and San Antonio markets, and over 3,300 children have learned to play keyboard using iPianoLab. Keyboard Clubs are active in over 60 schools, and they plan to add clubs in an additional 40 schools in the Dallas-Fort Worth and Houston area in 2018.
Platform to help companies leverage loT and Blockchain.Atmos Digital understands that enterprise technology drives corporate operational performance, and their solution offers a way to monetize space to benefit both the owner and consumer. Their cloud-based platform integrates technologies, like the Internet of Things, Blockchain, and artificial intelligence, to redefine space by “transforming existing and underutilized space into new, efficient channels of distribution.” Their platform can help everyone from hospitality teams to retail groups, and their patent-pending XR™ technology creates a personalized atmosphere for the consumer, which helps drive transactions and increase margins. With Atmos Digital, space everywhere can become efficient, smart, and profitable. For example, XR can “connect” hotels in new ways, enhancing their capabilities and providing everything from keyless entry, anti-theft, and in-room vending products and services, to eliminating the need for a front desk, creating automatic login for guests’ multimedia channels, and reservation support.
Green, nontoxic, and cruelty free beauty and personal care subscription box.Love Goodly is on a mission to help women love their bodies….and feel good about it, too. Named “the Green Sephora” by Forbes, Love Goodly offers a women’s subscription box service that provides healthy, nontoxic, and cruelty free beauty products. Each subscription box contains 4-5 full sized products, including at least three beauty, skincare, and personal care products, as well as a wellness, eco, or style accessory or healthy snack. Women can also shop for their favorite items on Love Goodly’s e-commerce shop, where each purchase supports a cause. So far, Love Goodly has had over 200% growth in gross profit from 2016 to 2017, and they shipped over 2,000 boxes last month alone. In fact, the company doubled in revenue in the last year and recently reached profitability. They’re also backed by Third Wave Digital, Allen DeBevoise early stage fund, and celebrity curators include Alicia Silverstone and Emily Deschanel.
Igniting humanity’s capacity to help one another.CircleOf is a mobile app designed to help people in need. With CircleOf, people can form teams of family, friends, and co-workers to privately share important information, provide assistance, or volunteer knowledge or time. In the company’s words, “CircleOf is both a resource and social communication tool ─ allowing anyone to create a connected community of care at any time.” It utilizes machine learning and artificial intelligence algorithms to help ensure the right information is given to the right person at the right time for the utmost care. For HR teams and business unit heads, CircleOf can help improve productivity and reduce absenteeism by helping employees become more aware of employer-provided work-life resources and balancing their caregiving and work responsibilities. CircleOf was incubated at the Cisco Hyper-Innovation Living Lab, and its partners include Cisco, Community Health Network, and the Northeast Business Group on Health.
The ultimate 3D listening experience.OSSIC is here to revolutionize the world of audio. They’ve created the OSSIC X smart headphones, which leverage a proprietary technology platform to deliver the most immersive audio experience possible. The platform focuses on individual anatomy calibration to represent the real 3D sound we hear each day. The technology behind their headphones also significantly increases localization accuracy and sound quality, which means that the sound accuracy is increased from 20% to 90%; they have 14 patents and registrations pending; and their technology platform is modular, so it can extend into other smart hardware and software applications. To start, OSSIC launched one of the most successful Kickstarter campaigns and received over 13,000 pre-orders for $3.5M for the OSSIC X, with the first units shipped out in January 2018. They’ve also received numerous industry awards, such as the CES “Best of Innovation” 2017 for all Headphones award and Popular Science Magazine’s “Best of What’s New” for 2016 Grand Award.
Producing world-class beers and ciders using local ingredients in Hawai'i County.Ola Brew Co. is here, and they want to share their locally sourced and brewed craft beers and ciders with the Hawaii County community. Created by the same people that brought you Hawaiian Ola, the energy drink brand, they plan on using their proven track record with beverages to help grow Ola Brew into Hawaii’s brewery. For example, they already have relationships with 422 partners, such as Whole Foods, Safeway, and 7-Eleven, and they plan on leveraging those relationships for Ola Brew. They plan on being the first to bring production scale, locally sourced, craft cider to Hawaii, and so far, they’ve raised over $900,000 for the necessary equipment and facilities. Their brewmaster has won multiple gold medals, and they’ve already partnered with local chefs and farmers for sourcing and pairing in their taproom. Plus, it’s clear that people want them to succeed, as they raised almost $500,000 on Wefunder in May 2017 from just 387 investors.
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