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Lark is a next-generation wearable application that improves the user’s quality of sleep. Elegantly designed by sleep experts, the Lark wristband application wakes the user through silent vibration, which avoids unnecessary disruption for others sleeping in the same room. A well-crafted solution for users with hearing impairments and roommates with conflicting sleep schedules, Lark is an innovative leader in the emerging category of “quality of life” applications.
Dream Link Entertainment (DLE) is a multimedia solution provider. Their flash animation studio has produced numerous original animation series and movies. The flagship animation is the ‘Secret Society Eagel Talon’, a Japanese hit series that has generated feature movies, merchandise sales and mobile applications. DLE provides comprehensive business solutions for clients who require creative multimedia design, development, production, and distribution as part of their marketing strategy.
Bottlenose is a dashboard that organizes one’s information from multiple social media streams. It is a platform that unifies all social media by providing a solution to manage the explosion of information that individual heavy users and enterprises receive through their social networks. In addition, it provides a tool named ‘Sonar’ that enables graphical navigation of information based on their content, as well as intelligent filters that prioritize messages requiring immediate response.
Roximity brings customer engagement to the next level by delivering personalized, time sensitive offers to the most likely customers. Roximity sends mobile alerts and customized offers to a selected group of customers when they are near a merchant’s physical locations. From the customers’ perspective, they receive only offers that are suited to their preference instead of mass daily deals that are sent through email to everyone. Roximity is the winner of Ford’s Sync App Developer Challenge. Through Roximity, Ford owners are presented drive-by discounts on meals, shows and consumable goods.
Optilly leverages advanced algorithm technology to maximize profits from each advertisement banner. The first solution from Optilly is advertisement optimization for Ads displayed during software installation, which has already connected them to most major banner Ad networks. The next solution from Optilly will provide software developers the ability to monitor user actions within their software. Through this platform, developers will be able to optimize mobile and Facebook display advertising in response to user actions.
I AND C-Cruise.Co, Ltd (IACC) operates Japan’s #1 solar power web portal “Green-Energy Navi”, a marketplace that matches solar power solutions to consumers’ energy requirements. Their web portal presents consumers with user reviews and cost estimates for convenient comparison and selection of solutions from multiple vendors. Additionally, consumers are given practical information such as best practices, government subsidies and tax incentives for using solar energy. IACC will establish its North America subsidiary in June 2013 as part of its push to avail services to the global market.
ShareThis powers the social web with social sharing buttons: an all-in-one widget that allows people to share content on the web via e-mail or social networks such as Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin, and Google+. More than 2 million publisher sites use the social solutions of ShareThis to encourage users to share online content through over 120 social channels. ShareThis provides each online publisher with a rich set of user data analytics to understand the social behaviors of its users, and these insights help advertisers to deliver personalized online advertising campaigns.
Socialize enhances apps by providing a drop-in SDK that adds a row of ‘social’ buttons at the bottom of the screen. By using Socialize, developers can easily enable social network access for their apps, thus greatly accelerating their speed-to-market. Users can now easily ‘Like’, Tweet and comment within an app, and the app developers are given reports of user analytics. Socialize is developed from the founders of AppMakr, an app-making service responsible for over 1% of all apps on the market. In March 2013, Socialize has been acquired by ShareThis.
DJZ (pronounced “dee-jays”) is the MTV of Electronic Dance Music (EDM). By providing its users with exclusive content, including mix tapes, live concert streams, latest news and gossip, DJ tutorials and interviews, DJZ is becoming the global destination for all EDM fans. DJZ is putting the ability to create EDM in the hands of music fans with DJZTXT, the emoji-texting app for creating electronic mixes and DJZ/U, the first ever DJ Tutorial app. The company has been endorsed by the top industries personalities including Snoop Dogg, Paul Oakenfold and Diplo.
Paystack is an exciting mobile payments company which is developing a convenient and simple way to make purchases with your mobile phone. Available soon on a global basis, Paystack also offers consumers the ability to easily track and manage their recent purchases and activity. The company is a graduate of the 2011 Y Combinator class and founded by alumni from the University of Toronto and the Schulich School of Business at York University, Canada.
Adpop Media is building visually engaging and futuristic video advertising technologies which enable brand advertisers to reach new audiences. Based on research from the Stanford Artificial Intelligence (AI) Lab at Stanford University, the company also helps web publishers generate new revenue. A graduate of the 2011 Y Combinator class, Adpop is revolutionizing the art and science of embedded marketing solutions.
gTar by Incident Technology, is the first digital guitar that anybody can play. Once docked with your smart phone, the gTar fret-board illuminates where your fingers should be placed. The adjustable level of difficulty allows even an amateur to start strumming his favorite tune. At the easiest level, ‘SmartPlay’ forgivingly mutes out mistakes to encourage the beginner to practice basic guitar skills. As a player becomes more proficient, higher difficulty levels spot errors and hone the player’s skills. The demand for gTar has been overwhelming with over 900 units pre-ordered through crowdfunding in just one month.
Wevorce is revolutionizing divorce processes by ensuring that kids come first, costs remain affordable, and transition is well-paced, so that couples can focus on parenting, not fighting. Wevorce brings families together to work with an attorney-mediator who guides the couple through a defined and fully-personalized settlement process. Parents and mediating professionals can access a web platform to visualize the progress and remaining milestones. Additional experts in finance and parenting are brought in as needed to ensure that beyond legal issues, emotional and financial challenges are resolved.
99dresses offers an innovative clothes-swapping platform. The founders understand that ladies never have enough variety of clothes and will be happy to swap them with friends. With 99dresses, anyone can list and sell their clothes in exchange for virtual currency, which can in turn be exchanged for clothes from other users. 99dresses has the vision to revolutionize fashion by creating an “Infinite Closet” of endless styles. No woman (or man) has to ever wear the same thing twice.