Inventora

Origin: MO | Grant Awarded: 2021 | Status: Active

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What is Inventora?

Inventora is a simple inventory management and planning software for small handmade businesses, and other businesses that manufacture their own products in-house. Dianna and Jeremy started building Inventora in late 2020 because Dianna was unable to find anything viable to manage her inventory across raw materials and finished products for TERRA (her other business which makes candles and other handmade products). Inventora opened up for public use in February 2021, and has quickly grown to a household name that is highly recommended in the handmade industry.

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Dianna Allen

co-Founder

Dianna traveled to more than ten countries before returning to St. Louis to start TERRA (candles & home fragrance) in 2019, and then Inventora at the end of 2020. She is a talented design & marketing mind, and has grown both of these brands from zero to a cult following.

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Jeremy Blalock

co-Founder

Jeremy moved to St. Louis in 2019 for an Arch Grant at a previous company (Adalo), but after leaving the company, he decided to stick around, and started Inventora with Dianna. He’s an engineering leader who has lead large teams and built ambitious projects, not the least of which is Inventora—a whole inventory management and ERP system for small handmade businesses.

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Nebula Media Group

Origin: PA | Grant Awarded: 2021 | Status: Active

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What is Nebula Media Group?

Nebula Media Group is a full-service website and content accessibility consultancy for small and mid-size businesses. From WCAG to ADA compliance, our ‘accessibility-as-a-service’ platform combines people, technology, processes, and legal expertise to help attain and maintain true accessibility for our clients. Let’s build a more inclusive web, together.

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Will Bubenik

Founder

Will Bubenik is a St. Louis native and has three siblings with intellectual disabilities. Seeing his siblings struggle to use the internet showed him that it wasn’t that his siblings weren’t able to access the world…it was that the world was made inaccessible to them. Nebula was born from that experience. Will is an avid sports fan and a proud Temple University alumni, having professional experience with Special Olympics International and the Philadelphia 76ers. Ask Will about Philly sports!

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InfraLytiks

Origin: IA | Grant Awarded: 2021 | Status: Active

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What is InfraLytiks?

InfraLytiks has the main goal of “Making Data Meaningful”. We specialize in data analytics, Machine Learning and development of custom software & automation platforms for productization. We also own and operate a suite of geospatial and Artificial Intelligence products including Verified Data Analytics, Automated Inspections, InfraVIEU, InfraDrone & LiDAR NOW.

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Akash Vidyadharan

Chief Technology Officer

Akash Vidyadharan leads full stack project and product development at InfraLytiks for 5+ years. He holds a BS & MS in Aerospace Engineering and a M.Eng in Systems Engineering from Iowa State University.

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Kevin Prendergast

President

Kevin Prendergast is the President of InfraLytiks and leads business development, sales and marketing. He also has 35+ years experience in leading insurance, software and healthcare companies as President and CMO roles.

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Tyler Carter

Chief Operations Officer

Tyler Carter leads operations and administration at InfraLytiks and has 5+ years of experience in business development, administration and company operations. He holds a BS Mechanical Engineering and a Master of Business Administration from Iowa State University.

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oneKIN

Origin: NY| Grant Awarded: 2021 | Status: Active

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What is oneKIN?

oneKIN is a mission-driven, retail-tech company, and we are singularly focused on providing small businesses creative technology solutions to help them increase their visibility and grow sustainably. Our hyper-focus on small business is very deliberate. We believe that they harness the collective resourcefulness, creativity, and genius of their respective communities. By providing them tech-enabled solutions to grow, we are empowering them to effect widespread socio-economic change.

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Marvin A. François

ceo & Co-Founder

A former Wall Street banker turned self-taught engineer-in-training, Marvin is incredibly passionate about building and investing in disenfranchised communities, and leveraging technology to disrupt the invisible market forces that exacerbate the wealth and opportunity gaps. He completed undergraduate studies at Boston College’s Carroll School of Management where he studied Finance; and later completed graduate studies with a focus on public finance, policy, and economics at New York University.

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jennifer gomez

CmO & Co-Founder

Prior to oneKIN, Jennifer helped brands and startups leverage data and creative storytelling to reach and build authentic relationships with their consumers. She was a marketing force behind some of the biggest brands, multimedia marketing campaigns and global influencer-led projects in recent years including sports & media giants like Major League Baseball and Time Inc., to beauty giants like L’Oréal and NARS, Sephora and more. She holds a B.A. in Political Science from Brown University.

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Another Reality Studio

Origin: MO | Grant Awarded: 2021 | Status: Active

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What is Another Reality Studio?

Another Reality Studio (ARS) is a St. Louis technology startup that creates immersive and interactive extended reality (XR) applications for a variety of industries. Their mission is to be on the cutting edge of AR/VR and 3D application technology to work with a wide range of startups to Fortune 100 companies. ARS is driven by this growth to create a fun work environment that interesting clients and talented employees are attracted to. They develop custom XR applications utilizing the powerful Unreal Engine and Unity development platforms.

The Looking Glass platform is a custom 3D web application that makes design review easier to understand and always accessible to build trust for architecture end clients. It was uniquely developed by ARS to transform complex architectural drawings into a simple to use virtual walkthrough 3D space. Anyone can explore what future environments will become for use with any device, at any time, without direction.

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bradly martin

ceo

Brad Martin is CEO/ Founder of ARS and one of the top-rated AR/VR developers on Upwork. He leads a local developer meetup, been involved with an XR grant at Mizzou, & is AR/VR technology advisor for T- Rex & DisruptED. He specializes in new technology, project management and ideation for clients and industries. Brad is the creator of Looking Glass & has worked as associate architect at a leading St. Louis Architecture firm. Brad’s skillsets includes: Unreal Engine, Unity, AutoCAD, Autodesk 3DS Max, Google SketchUp, Revit, and HTML.

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mauricio espin

CtO

Mauricio Espin del Rio is the CTO & Co-Founder of ARS and leads the R&D/ development team. He is a senior programmer with over 15 years of IT, 3D Modeling, Animation, UI and Unreal Engine developer experience.

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Imanyco

Origin: FL | Grant Awarded: 2021 | Status: Active

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What is Imanyco?

A real-time speaker diarisation and transcription app that transcribes and color-codes each speaker’s dialogue separately to help deaf people enjoy group conversation without wondering who is saying what.

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SaÏda Florexil

ceo & Founder

Saïda Florexil is profoundly deaf. She uses American Sign Language and lip-reading to communicate with others. Saïda is a deaf advocate who focuses on improving communication accessibility for the deaf community. Saïda received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Supervision Management from Palm Beach State College and a Master of Science in Business Administration in Entrepreneurial Management from Lynn University.

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WayLit, Inc.

Origin: MO | Grant Awarded: 2019 | Status: Active

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What is WayLit, Inc.?

WayLit is a platform for employers to manage and track immigration initiatives for their foreign national employees. WayLit helps employers save time and resources associated with immigration and provides transparency to the employees.

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Raj Singh

CEO

Raj came to the US as an international student and studied at Missouri S&T. He has over 11 years of experience in the tech industry, successfully running companies and teams.

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Satya Mishra

CTO

Satya studied in the US as an international student at Purdue University. He has over 17 years of technical experience building products and services.

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MakersValley

Origin: NY | Grant Awarded: 2017 | Status: Active

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What is MakersValley?

MakersValley is an online B2B platform that connects fashion brands to a network of highly-vetted, truly Italian apparel and apparel accessories manufacturers.

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Tiffany Chimal

COO and Co-Founder

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Alessio Iadicicco

CEO and Co-Founder

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Babajide Okusanya

CTO and Co-Founder

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Helper Helper

Origin: MO | Grant Awarded: 2016 | Status: Active

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What is Helper Helper?

Helper Helper is the developer of a collaborative community application designed to connect students to meaningful volunteer experiences. The company’s community service application coordinates and tracks student volunteer hours and simplifies the organization efforts for volunteer coordinators.

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Krista Clement

President and Founder

Krista has a B.S. from University of Michigan and a Masters of Educational Leadership and Masters of Business Administration from Saint Louis University. She previously worked as a teacher in St. Louis Public Schools through Teach For America. Krista was the Saint Louis University Business Plan Competition Winner in 2013.

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