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Mavity

Origin: N.Y. | Grant Awarded: 2021 | Status: Active

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What is Mavity?

Mavity is the end-to-end marketplace and collaboration tool that connects businesses with 11K+ creative professionals through a skill-quantification method and grouping them in highly effective, on-demand teams. We help businesses source and build teams, while helping creators with features to optimize their productivity including tax compliance, cross-border payouts, and project management tools. Mavity’s investors include Capital Innovators, Pharrell Williams’ Black Ambition Fund, and MassChallenge.

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Tomas Uribe

co-Founder & CEO

Tomas Uribe is an entrepreneur and musician, co-founder and CEO of Mavity, the end-to-end marketplace and collaboration tool for on-demand creative teams. Tomas has been featured in Entrepreneur, Forbes and INC, and an invited speaker at SXSW, MusicBiz, Music Entrepreneur Conference at Harvard University, and Colombia 4.0. Prior to Mavity, he worked as a touring musician and composer, as well as with global brands including Radeberger Gruppe, Leica Camera, and at the United Nations.

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Juan Soto

VP, Sales and Marketing

Juan Soto is VP, Sales and Marketing at Mavity, and Director at AIR Artists in Residence Accelerator and has over 7 years of experience. At Universal Music Colombia, he was involved in the positioning of all Digster playlists on digital platforms to position international artists in the Andean region market. At Kuack Media Group, he directed the creation of applications such as Lola Music, Viva Bolivia, and D Music. He holds a BS in Economics and a masters’ in Digital Marketing.

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Kristian Diaz

co-Founder & CTO

Kristian Diaz has 15 years of technology experience, with a Master’s in Computer Science, and specialized in machine learning and artificial intelligence. He has built products at Royal Caribbean and Newsela, as well as CTO at an ad-tech startup in Miami, FL.

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Pilotbird

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

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What is Pilotbird?

Pilotbird leverages lifestyle analytics to empower life and health carriers to deliver better insurance outcomes for millions of Americans via group ancillary products. Pilotbird offers out-of-box predictive analytics solutions on social data points for risk scoring and fraud detection in group and worksite products. In group underwriting, it enriches traditional actuarial risk factors with social data points (e.g., smoking habits, lifestyle choices, high risk hobbies) to segment cases while staying compliant with regulatory expectations. To reduce claims fraud, Pilotbird surfaces inconsistencies in claimant’s behavior (e.g., claimant of disability policy enjoying an afternoon game of golf).

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Evgeny aleksandrov

ceo

Evgeny Aleksandrov founded Pilotbird with his team in late 2020 to improve insurance experience through power of lifestyle analytics. Prior to Pilotbird, he held multiple roles within financial services industry including at Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan Chase and management consulting firm McKinsey. Evgeny has been fortunate to pursue his passions from birthplace in Russia to metropolitan New York City with pit stops in Vancouver and London. He holds degrees from Cornell University, Columbia Universities and London School of Economics.

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Athlytic Inc.

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

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What is Athlytic?

Athlytic is a fully integrated marketplace that connects student athletes with potential endorsement partners so that they can take advantage of monetizing their likeness without taking away from their ability to perform at a high level in their prospective sport.

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Ashton Keys

co-Founder

Ashton Keys is a Detroit-native and an alum of Michigan State University. He is an established professional in technology with experiences working in UX Design, Engineering, Product Management, and Growth Marketing. He has a background in building marketplaces, where he worked as a Product Manager at Rocket Homes helping launch their mobile app experience. Ashton has a passion for sports and technology, and looks to build Athlytic as one of the leading sports technology companies in the industry.

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Jared Eummer

co-Founder

Jared Eummer is a young entrepreneur who has a demonstrated history of delivering high-level partnerships across several different platforms and industries. As a graduate of coveted HBCU FAMU; Jared got his start in sports working on partnerships at Roc Nation, and currently works in corporate partnerships for the Cleveland Cavaliers. Jared has been able to take his love of sports and combine that with his entrepreneurial genius to build Athlytic, which he envisions to revolutionize the sports industry.

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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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Inclusively

Origin: VA | Grant Awarded: 2020 | Status: Active

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What is Inclusively?

Inclusively is the technology-centered employment and training platform that enables companies to elevate workplace accommodations from a compliance-reporting function to a competitive advantage. The Inclusively platform creates structure and uniformity around accommodations — providing the solution for organizations to access untapped, disabled talent and future-proof themselves against churn across their entire workforce.

In the era of the Great Resignation and the need to source qualified talent, accommodations are the new currency of culture. Inclusively is the only solution that exists in the market to assist organizations in being an employer of choice in the ongoing war for talent.

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Charlotte Dales

ceo

Charlotte Dales is an entrepreneur and visionary for impactful change. Charlotte co-founded CAKE Technologies, a mobile payment app that was acquired by American Express in 2017. Inclusively was inspired by Charlotte’s cousin, Cameron Northup, who became the first licensed aesthetician in Florida with Down Syndrome.

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Sarah bernard

COO

Sarah Bernard is the Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer at Inclusively, the technology-centered inclusion solution and employment platform for job seekers with disabilities, mental health conditions, and chronic illnesses.

Before launching Inclusively, Sarah started her career in enterprise marketing with Forrester Research in London working with industry leaders in technology and business strategy. During her tenure at Forrester, Sarah became a top producing sales executive selling into senior leadership at Fortune 500 companies and helping them drive growth and stay ahead of customer and market dynamics.  Sarah’s business development experience carried over into Inclusively as she helped build the company’s go-to-market strategy and secure the earliest enterprise clients. Under her leadership, Inclusively is helping companies elevate workplace accommodations from a compliance-reporting function to a competitive advantage and create a more equitable, productive workplace for all. Sarah graduated from the University of Dayton and is based in St. Louis, MO with her husband and four children.

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Well Principled

Origin: MO | Grant Awarded: 2020 | Status: Active

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What is Well Principled?

Well Principled’s S&OP software optimizes promo calendars, ad spend budgets and demand plans for consumer durables brands by merging academic business research into A.I. that truly understands consumer behavior. We have the world’s most sophisticated model for understanding “multi-generation consumer durables,” as in, if I run a promo on the mid-range toaster, what will happen to sales of the low and high-end…on Black Friday, if we move 20% of Facebook to Radio, and Wal-Mart is stocked out, all at the same time? Our software allows enterprise brands to know which promos and ad spends to plan and organizes those plans in collaborative S&OP forecasting software.

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Ryan Richt

Co-Founder

Ryan has galvanized teams with bold vision and disruptive, patented innovations since 2003. Ryan transformed distributed analytics across an academic lab, his first bootstrap startup and computational biology and cloud teams at Monsanto. He grew VC-backed CiBO from 7 to 70 engineers and data scientists. Ryan holds an MBA and BA prob/stats from Olin and WashU.

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Joe Wingbermuehle

Co-Founder & Principal Platform engineer& prin

Joe has spent 15 years building foundational platforms, from middleware at AT&T, to startups across FPGA-accelerated high-frequency trading, accelerated ETL, machine learning based network security (acquired by Cisco) and hybrid AI/physical models of global-scale crop simulation. Joe holds a BS in Applied Math and a PhD in Computer Science from WashU.

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Chris Shafer

Co-Founder and Principal Engagement Engineer

Chronically the first customer-facing engineer, Chris has delighted customers with deep-data applications from corn germplasm catalogs to global satellite data and environment simulations. Marshalling his broad expertise from cloud architecture to data visualization, Chris delivers outcomes customers love and leads solutions teams to productize them.

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Kwema

Origin: MO | Grant Awarded: 2020 | Status: Active

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What is Kwema?

Each workday, 7,000 U.S. employees experience an emergency at work and unfortunately some of them result in a loss of life. The time it takes for them to notify they are in danger and for them to get the right help is the biggest factor in these life threatening situations. Kwema bridges this gap and saves lives.

Kwema promotes employee safety using the world’s first smart badge reel to reduce reaction time when an employee is at risk saving companies 100s of thousands of dollars yearly. Kwema focuses on buying time within two main use cases:

1. Quick location based emergency alerts to the right emergency personnel in life-threatening situations where time can de-escalate if not prevent the incident from occurring.

2. Automating roll call and location of where employees are during mass evacuations optimizing evacuation staff’s focus on the employees that are yet to evacuate.

Kwema’s technology is designed to avoid adoption hurdles and training costs by being placed in something 100 MN working Americans already wear, a badge reel.

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Ali Al-jabry

ceo

Ali Al-Jabry is Kwemas CEO. He co-founded an Ed Tech Startup that has grown to 5 countries in 3 years and has been building teams for the last decade. Ali speaks 5 languages and has experience in Business Development/Relationship Building/Project Management/Operations and manufacturing. Ali’s biggest asset is his capacity to delegate and build in people.

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joel ibaceta

cto

Joel Ibaceta is Kwemas CTO, he has won Facebook Developer Challenges twice consecutively against over 5000 developers competing. Joel has co-founded a startup in the past and worked for Latin American Unicorn Mercado Libre as a Tech Leader. His full stack capabilities and experience allows him to undertake any software related needs Kwema has.

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ServiceTarget

ServiceTarget

Origin: MT | Grant Awarded: 2020 | Status: Active

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What is ServiceTarget?

ServiceTarget helps teams quickly create self-service applications designed to make customers more self-sufficient. We combine search, knowledge, flows, and automation to improve customer experiences and reduce customer support costs.

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David Hayden

CEO

Recognized as one of the most knowledgeable product management professionals in the CRM industry, David co-founded ServiceTarget in 2016. Prior to ServiceTarget, David led corporate development for RightNow Technologies and product management for the Oracle Service Cloud. Prior to RightNow, David worked at Alex Brown and Citigroup in investment banking. David has 4 boys, ages 6, 8, 10 and 12.

victoria sivaeva

vp Operations

Victoria is VP of Operations at ServiceTarget and has a deep background in business operations, marketing, client success, and delivery. Prior to ServiceTarget, Victoria worked for RightNow Technologies and received her Masters from Montana State University.

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Neer

Origin: MO | Grant Awarded: 2020 | Status: Active

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What is Neer?

NEER offers comprehensive integrated real time water management platform that leverages Machine Learning to model and assess the risk condition of water, sewer and stormwater infrastructure systems.

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Elango Thevar

Founder & CEO

Mr. Thevar is a Founder & CEO of NEER. He spent more than 15 years of experience on hydrology and hydraulic modeling, water quality modeling, LID BMP sizing, floodplain mapping, water resources system design, asset management and project management. His experience has ranged from working on watershed master plan, sanitary sewer overflow (SSO) and combined sewer overflow (CSO) studies to strategic asset management for water, sewer and stormwater infrastructure.

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raj mani

cto

Mr. Mani has more than 10 years of experience in developing high scale healthcare applications.

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