KDASH - Michael Loyselle
KDASH (K-DASH) or Konnections Dashboard brings the world of eSports into the forefront of statistical analysis; in the same league of professional traditional sports. We are here to create a platform to allow for professional, amateur, and casual eSports teams to facilitate growth in play, consistency, and give them the tools to see the patterns of their play.
Ease of access, data aggregation, data point indexing, database virtualization, visual representations, aids, and revolutionary statistical algorithms all are integral parts of this upcoming platform.
We will make finding out why certain players or team rosters are under or over preforming as easy as a few clicks. Easing statistical support staffs data entry, aggregation, and visualization, and running all this from one user friendly and clear dashboard available as a desktop application.
BoxLocal - Zoe Gabrielson
BoxLocal aims to increase the accessibility of local food and artisan items by bringing them right to customers’ doorstep. A new kind of subscription box, BoxLocal is a box that contains several carefully selected products from around Kentucky, providing value to subscribers by introducing them to new brands and familiar favorites, and to producers by giving them an opportunity to showcase their products to a captive audience of individuals who are passionate about supporting local businesses and trying new things.
In addition, we strive to partner with brands that are sustainable, responsible, and true to the values we stand for; supporting people, the planet, and Kentucky.
W.O.R.T.H - Annea Richardson
Self-worth is not something that is sold and represented in the media. What is this under representation doing to the impressionable teenage girls that surf the internet every day? Social media is now the fastest way to break the positive image of a female. Now more than ever there is a need for programs that target the mental health of these girls.
W.O.R.T.H aims to create an outlet for young women to build self-worth through the arts. W.O.R.T.H stands for without fear, over comer, respect for yourself, true beauty, and honor. Coinciding with curriculum built around these principles, we will use creative arts like dancing and acting to assist us in building self-worth within young girls, while harnessing in on their talent.
Inside Circle Sports - Camron Brown
The sports industry has controlled entertainment and has engaged consumers for many years. In the past couple of years sports have began to lose their hold on the entertainment world. With new platforms and apps taking the attention of major platforms and forcing executives to make huge pivots, Inside Circle Sports has a fresh concept that can help. Inside Circle Sports, is an up and coming Sports Media Platform that is creating a change in the way sports are being received. Inside Circle Sports will begin as a website and become an App. The platform will allow consumers to have a say, engage, and have control over the content they receive.
Common Good - Laura Gallaher
Common Good works with students and families in North Lexington through After-School and Summer Programming. We focus on education, recreation, spiritual formation and leadership development with students in grades K-12. We have vibrant daily programs, but Common Good is more than just that. It's a place to belong and a second family for young people in our neighborhood. Students find space for their dreams to take shape and the support they need to pursue those dreams. We walk alongside the entire family to offer encouragement, stability and increased access to opportunities. We have 70 school age students, 14 CG graduates enrolled in college and as of May 2018 we have our first college graduate. It's an exciting time to be part of Common Good and it's about to be even more exciting: we are starting a business! The two main goals of the micro-enterprise are to provide employment for our young people and meaningful opportunities for leadership development. We can't wait to see where this new venture takes us!
BrainStorm Mining: The Student Mining Program
Why go through the trouble of learning how to manage a cryptocurrency mining operation yourself? BrainStorm is here to assist the Average Joe in entering into the cryptocurrency market. At our core we aim to educate our peers and provide information about cryptocurrency. At BrainStorm, we have a fantastic team who are devoted to the long term success of our customers, even after their relationship with us is over. We are currently in the process of updating our website to add new customer-centric features like user accounts and access to additional information about their accounts via a special helpline. We want the University of Kentucky to embrace crypto-finance as a part of the future of investment and banking: we believe that the smart way to do this is to educate our peers. With the successful launch of the Pilot Mining Program, BrainStorm aims to implement another program attempting to educate students at the University of Kentucky. However this next project would work similarly to the Pilot Mining Program, i.e. we buy and make cryptocurrency mining machines, but the student customers would help pay for the upfront cost of the machines and then receive a return over a fixed relationship with BrainStorm. In this endeavor we strive to lower the threshold for entering into the cryptocurrency market by educating and requiring a lower initial fiscal investment for our customers. Our new Student Mining Program is tailored towards students who may not be able to pour endless amounts of money in, but still have interest in the emerging cryptocurrency market.
Testre - Daniel Reuben
Testre is a fitness/lifestyle clothing based brand that gives the comfortably in all aspects of the consumers day to day life. Whether it be at the gym, on a hike, rock climbing, or simply going about your every day tasks, Testre promotes a healthy lifestyle. We are constantly looking for new and innovative ways to expand our business and tap into new markets.
Working with key suppliers to design different/innovative styles of apparel, as well as extending our client base using social media and other platforms. Testre is the next wave for living a healthy/productive lifestyle.
Our website is TyphoonFitness.com and our Instagram page is TyphoonFitness. With already acquiring sales and developing a client basis, we plan to hit the ground running and start developing the business at a much more rapid pace. For more information regarding Testre, feel free to contact me at DanielReuben@TyphoonFitness.com
GenomEqs - Shavahn Loux
Genomic analysis is one of the most powerful tools available to us to make predictions about health and well-being. With this information, we can make better management and care decisions, not only for ourselves, but for our animal companions as well. At GenomEqs, we are focused on analyzing the genetic sequence of horses to allow owners to personalize care and optimize health of their animals.
Go Mosquito - Manish Kulshrestha
Go Mosquito:Mosquitos are carrier of many diseases like malaria, yellow fever, west nile , dengue and zika. There are many mosquito repellents in the market but are they safe for pregnant women and kids?
Go Mosquito will be safe for pregnant women and kids as it will be prepared from all natural chemicals from food material and herbs. This product has pleasant smell and good for your skin. Our team is a father and son duo, and we would love to engage with all interested team members!
True Kick Training - William Rohr
True Kick Training has one goal: leverage modern technology to make first responder training as effective and realistic as possible. Due to active shooter events, terrorist attacks and urban violence, law enforcement and military units use Force-on-Force training to prepare for lethal force scenarios. Think of playing paintball, but much more realistic. In both the public and private sector Force-on-Force training is universally accepted as the best way to prepare an officer/agent/contractor for the worst day of their life. The stressful, unpredictable nature of role playing a lethal force scenario makes Force-on-Force training vastly superior to standard “live fire” target practice, but there are many issues. Force-on-Force training is prohibitively expensive, dangerous, logistically challenging and often fails to produce the mental and physical stress needed to create a lasting impression. With little competition and few DOD/SBIR funding opportunities, the sector has been relatively stagnant for decades. True Kick Training will raise the bar by using proprietary technology to develop a line of non-lethal, non-ballistic training rifles that are cheaper, safer and more realistic than any other non-lethal training system on the market.
Qbicle - Christina Hewett
Acquiring central spaces for cultivating and sharing ideas and information can be a daunting task in today's fast-paced society. Public spaces such as coffee shops and libraries are often noisy and inadequate for providing appropriate spaces for mobile professionals and students. Qbicle is the mobile application that provides a medium between busy professionals/students and the providers of unused spaces. Individuals can simply reserve venues by the hour, day, week or month. Providers can post their unoccupied spaces onto the Qbicle app. Both professionals and students can utilize spaces for pmaximizing idea exchanges and creative flow processes; while, providers get the most from their vacant spaces.
Wild Dog Physics - Janelle Malloy
Radiation therapy often is an effective method of cancer treatment. Radiation treatment requires complex equipment and a team of skilled health care providers. Medical accelerators aim beams of high energy particles at tumors to destroy or damage cancer cells while avoiding damage to important healthy normal tissue. Medical physicists are clinically trained professionals who are critical team members, ensuring this equipment operates with precise measurements within the accuracy of a human hair. While treatment protocols vary, many cancer patients often receive radiation treatments several times per week for many weeks. Most patients receive radiation treatments at a hospital or cancer treatment facility.
Wild Dog Physics LLC is in the very early stages of creating a revolutionary approach to cancer care through the QA Itegrator. The QA Integrator is anticipated to be a more precise and efficient cancer care tool by overcoming several nagging challenges to top-notch cancer care. The QA Integrator is a value-added medical device and professional support service. It provides faster service by reducing work time from about eight hours to 30 minutes, while providing data that is better, more complete, automatically analyzed and totally regulatory compliant. This technology also is expected to provide substantial cost efficiencies by substituting one device for many, requiring fewer skilled staff members to perform a treatment, providing higher quality machine performance, and overall enhanced treatment.
Usights – Travis McKenzie
Universities struggle to get a 360 view of its constituents. Usights equips Higher Ed leaders with the data points necessary to tell (and sell) the story. Higher Education - now more than ever – needs partnerships and connections with various companies and organizations to advance its mission. However, securing such alliances is getting increasingly more competitive. For the best chance of a mutually beneficial and sustaining partnership, Universities must organize, coordinate and formulate strategic approaches. Usights connects the data, runs models and provides the story on how a University is currently connected, and areas for opportunity. The best part – it won’t bog down your IT staff. This ecosystem requires little to no development or coding experience.
Treehouse Goods - Tara Modjeski
Industrial hemp is an extremely renewable resource with unlimited potential. It can be grown for food, non-food, and medicinal purposes with little to no reliance on toxic chemical fertilizers, herbicides, and pesticides.
Treehouse Goods is a Kentucky Proud all natural skin care line. Our slow infusion process of locally grown herbs and oils allow the plants to retain their properties to be used at their maximum potential. Dedicated to the health and sustainability of our community, we are creating industrial hemp oil products using locally sourced ingredients and reusable packaging. Our high quality products have many individually based corrective benefits.
The Cannection - Raul Torres
With marijuana legalization on the horizon, the public needs to be knowledgeable on what they may be getting into. Education on both the medical and economic benefits is becoming more vital every day. That is where the Cannection comes in. At face value, The Cannection is looking to anticipate the coming legislation and become the first Medical Marijuana Dispensary in the state of Kentucky. But in reality, we are so much more than that.
The Cannection will operate as a two-part business. The first a dispensary, providing the public with access to Medical Marijuana in a safe and comfortable environment. The second part of The Cannection will use profits from the dispensary sales to fund a non-profit venture that is focused on providing education on the marijuana industry at large. We seek to educate the public on the many uses of marijuana and its by-products, beyond the medical field. Furthermore, we are looking to educate the public on the economic opportunities that are rampant within the marijuana industry. Benefits for those seeking meaningful employment and those looking for investment opportunities.
Delta-9 Labs - Lewis Jackson, PhD
Hemp is a historically important crop to the state of Kentucky and has hundreds of uses, from protein-rich food additives, to cannabinoid-containing oils, to sustainable building materials. Due to progressive legislation, Kentucky is at the forefront in the nation in providing hemp farmers, hemp processors, and hemp product developers a platform for bringing their goods and services to market. Delta-9 Labs will take the approach of providing “shovels to gold diggers” for all hemp and cannabis related industries. The goal of Delta-9 Labs is to provide innovators from this state and across the country with an independent reference laboratory for analytical testing of raw materials, bulk extracts, and finished goods. There are many reasons to perform analytical testing, from ensuring the THC content is below regulatory thresholds, to ensuring that final products are free from dangerous pesticides and are safe for human consumption. Delta-9 Labs will provide potency testing (cannabinoid profiling), chemical residue testing (pesticides, herbicides, fungicides), residual solvent testing, and microbial testing. The long-term goal of Delta-9 Labs is to provide services to the marijuana side of the cannabis industry, if and when the federal prohibition is discontinued.
xRulz – Stephen Doody
The xRulz platform, is a smart application design and build framework, that supports the efficient cloud native deployment ofvertical, smart, integrated applications. Business competition has moved from mass construction of products and services, to the on-demand personalized customization and pricing of specialized services and products. People now expect online, customized offerings, priced anddelivered to suit their specific needs. Implementing that process for a specific business offering (product, pricing, quotation), cost effectively, is a challenge for many organizations, whatever their scale.Custom configurations are especially difficult, or impossible, for those that do not have funds or access to a sophisticated application development and acquisition process. We converted the problem from unpredictable, complex to do, open ended, capital expenditures into predictable, simplified, time-boxed, simple to do, operational expenses. Pay as you go and as you scale.
Green Planet Renewables – Mahmoud Nasser
GREEN PLANET RENEWABLES wants to change the way we treat food waste. In the United States 43 billion pounds of food waste rots in landfills. The process starts whenever the food rots, methane gas is produced. Methane is a potent greenhouse gas, it traps 34 times more heat than carbon dioxide. The methane produced can generate energy from biogas, meaning it creates renewable energy. Biogas protects the air, water, and soil in addition to being profitable; it is a safe and responsible waste management system that has a net positive impact on the environment. Whereas renewable energy sources like solar and wind depend on the sun and wind to run, biogas constantly generates electricity and can serve as a source of baseload power. Therefore, biogas can complement more intermittent renewable power generation.
GREEN PLANET RENEWABLES biogas and anaerobic systems provide an opportunity to create economic activity while revolutionizing waste management.
LASSO – Mark Leggas
In Kentucky alone, over 1350 infants were born addicted to opioids in 2015 and this number is rising. These innocent babies face a catastrophic outlook as they are typically treated with the morphine for several weeks to alleviate their withdrawal symptoms. Moreover, many are premature and all are cared for at the neonatal intensive care unit. Significantly, diagnosis of addiction requires 2-4 days of observation before it can be confirmed and treatment can begin. This is an additional major insult to these helpless neonates because during this waiting period they suffer and experience unalleviated pain and a variety of sick symptoms that are induced by opioid abstinence.
LASSO is a diagnostic blood test that will be used to rapidly and definitively diagnose babies suffering from neonataL AbStinence Syndrome. We expect that once this biOmarker is validated, its clinical use will accurately diagnose babies in need of treatment, will decrease the waiting period before treatment starts, decrease the overall hospital stay and reduce the associated healthcare costs.
Active Therapy Systems – Bennett Gatto
Active Therapy Systems is automating Physical Therapy treatments for patients with Parkinson’s Disease. In a growing world of individualized medicine and telehealth, our automated treatment platform will provide unlimited access to adaptive Physical Therapy treatments in the comfort and privacy of a patient’s home. This technology based, in-home exercise system acts as a virtual physical therapist, collecting objective performance data with every movement. That data will be analyzed to continuously provide effective treatments, as well as keep medical providers up-to-date on the status of their patient and the progression of their disease. Exercise is medicine for those with Parkinson’s Disease and we aim to be the medicine of choice, providing independence and an improved quality of life.
Digital Turfbot – David Weatherly
The Digital Turfbot team is working in a niche category of outdoor advertising: graphics applied to turf grass. Think team logos on athletic fields. Those logos are created with large stencils, an ancient method with significant limitations. Our team has prototyped a “grass printer” that creates field graphics under computer control. The grass printer will enable compelling new effects impossible with stencils: highly detailed images on-demand, grayscale shaded images, and eventually full color photo images. We envision a service business printing turf graphics for sports, corporate, and cultural events, with customers like the University of Kentucky, the Horse Park, the Lexington Convention Bureau, the Bluegrass Field airport, and our famous distilleries.
1dea – Clay Harrison
Every great business started with one good idea, but ask any successful entrepreneur and they will tell you their business was built on far more than just their idea. They’ll tell you it took hard work, dedication, and most importantly, expertise. But what happens to the people who have ideas and the work ethic, but are lacking in the expertise required to bring their product to life. That is where 1dea finds its value. We provide the engineering expertise to aspiring entrepreneurs who hope to get their idea off the ground. Currently, that is in the form of working with our customers to create accurate designs, prototypes, and minimum viable products. 1dea communicates closely with its customers to ensure their vision accurately takes form. In the future, 1dea will provide engineering consulting and advising services to customers beyond the first step, and all the way to manufacturing. 1dea wants to turn your daydreams into your day job.
Sigma Energy - Zach Doss
Sigma Energy is a solar energy project with the focus of using reclaimed land from past coal mining strip jobs in rural Appalachian communities, primarily the south-eastern part of Kentucky. The goal is to harness solar energy through the use of modern industrial solar panels and use that energy to sell to state and regional utility companies and future industrial areas. The project will have the purpose of supplying an alternative energy source and job market to the region besides the traditional mining and logging. The intent is to better the community through economic progress, new technologies, and land reconstruction that the company would help bring to the region.
SynapsEHR – Kathryn Van Pelt
When I played ice hockey concussions were not concerning. As long as you did not see double, you got back on the ice. Luckily, our understanding of concussion has progressed, and health providers commonly use baseline and post-injury evaluations to diagnose and manage concussive injuries. However, completing a baseline evaluation on every individual is a significant burden that technology (e.g., tablets) has not alleviated. While tablets can be used to collect data, most facilities do not have enough devices; if any at all. Thus, significant portions of evaluations are completed on paper forms. These paper forms have to be manually entered into the electronic system increasing the time burden and likelihood for data entry mistakes. The increased time to enter the data and chance for error means that the baseline data may not be available on the sideline for the clinician, or it may be inaccurate. It is critical that clinicians have timely and accurate access to an individual’s data to assist the clinician in making the best diagnosis.
The SynapsEHR system aims to alleviate the burden of concussion testing, provide a comprehensive testing platform, and unify record keeping. As a result, clinicians and researchers will have the most up to date assessments available at their fingertips, improving clinical care and facilitating research.
Ostomē Products | Pouch Protection – Chris Greene
The mission of Ostomē Products is to restore dignity through mobility by providing assurance to people living with an ostomy. Our company exists to fulfill a need from patients whose lives have been dramatically altered by surgery resulting in a permanent or temporary stoma. The appliance or pouch is attached to the surface of the body with adhesive, so it remains vulnerable to external threats such as clothing, seatbelts, gravity, and general movement. This distraction leads patients with ostomies to a poorer quality of life, less physical activity, emotional stress, and social isolation. Pouch Protection, and guard secured around the torso, shields the appliance from external forces and restores confidence to the user, so they may function every day at a high level. I lived with an ostomy for 6 months, I know the impact this creation had on my life. I fervently want to share it with others who are seeking to restore the lifestyle they once knew.