We would like to thank all the teams that applied for this year’s Accelerator and congratulate the following six teams on becoming the first group of startups in GEM. Here is a brief description of what these entrepreneurs will be developing in GEM’s first Summer Accelerator Program.
FLT is based on a technology developed at UCSB that employs a new approach to general lighting. They use an alternative light source to generate white light – a laser diode. Energy efficient and environmental benign like LEDs, laser diodes can expand the future applications of lighting, offering flexible design strategies, efficient high power light sources and low cost maintenance.
NextMover is your friend with a truck. They connect customers with local truck owners who can help the next time you need to move. They use a peer – peer marketplace to make local moving convenient and affordable.
Salty Girl Seafood is a sustainable seafood distribution company. They source seafood products directly from the fishermen and ship them direct to chefs. They are able to provide a fresh, quality and sustainable seafood product to their customers.
Shadow Maps has developed a B2B cloud-based software as a service solution that supplements GPS in urban environments. Their patented algorithms and custom 3D maps have already been field tested, showing a 10x reduction of GPS error to 10 feet.
Shnack allows customers to quickly and efficiently order food at sporting events, so they can focus on doing what they want to be doing – watching the game. Customers will order food from their phone and will be notified when their food is ready to be picked up, allowing them to skip the long lines.
Uptronics is producing a low cost outdoor 3D laser scanner with multiple interface options. They use LIDAR technology that will enable a new generation of products that require accurate 3D range finding data.
The Summer Accelerator will run from July 4th through September 1st (Labor Day). There will be a Demonstration Day the first week after labor day. Good luck everyone!