We are excited to announce the teams for the Fall 2019 Entrepreneurs Bootcamp. Please check back, as new projects will be added over the Summer 2019. The Bootcamp kickoff is scheduled for September 5th, which will be open to the general public. Click here to attend the kickoff and save a spot.
Bellamy Care Coordination and Consultation - Jessica Wilmore
Grandma is 85. She has dementia and you’re her primary caregiver, but you’re beginning to wonder if she’s safe to stay at home anymore while you work. She has already fallen a few times, it’s no longer safe for her to cook, and she’s forgetting to take her medicine. Her most recent fall landed her in rehab, but now they are ready to discharge her. You’re faced with the decision of whether to take her home, or to find her a long-term care facility. You’re new to this area and have less than a week to decide. In that time, you have to look up agencies and facilities, tour them and schedule consultations, review grandma’s long-term care insurance, meet with an attorney to discuss applying for Medicaid, and purchase durable medical equipment in case you do bring her home. There’s so much to do, it feels hopeless, and you just don’t know where to start. Let me help you. Bellamy Care Coordination and Consultation can meet with you to discuss your care concerns. We will help you to understand and access resources in the community which are intended to support our aging population, through partnerships with quality verified preferred providers. Or, come to one of our group classes. It’s about supporting you. This isn’t case management; it’s support. It’s a caring friend. It’s Bellamy Care Coordination and Consultation!
Bio Balls - Jordyn Marable
Bio Balls is an environmentally friendly way to disperse and dispose of toiletries in a way that is cost-effective, as well as socially acceptable.Bio balls single use product that creates a dissolvable shell to encase these toiletries. Shampoo, body wash, soap, toothpaste, mouthwash will be encased in a dissolvable pod, similar to laundry pods and dishwashing pods. Rather than enclosing these toiletries in plastic bottles, these items can be housed in a smaller, dissolvable casing, that will be placed in dishes in the room, as opposed to cardboard and plastic containers. The leftover toiletries can be dissolved and recycled. New toiletries can be added to the room by simply filling the corresponding dishes with new pods, while the unused toiletries can simply be dissolved and donated to those in need.
CreativeLife – Ning Wei
CreativeLife is an online furniture self-design and trade system that enables everyone to build his or her dreamed life. With the standardized parts provided by CreativeLife, users with little professional skills can easily build furniture with specific size and functions they need. An online 3D self-design system will help users generate their design, then all parts and a manual will be shipped to users after placing an order, and eventually, users can easily set up the furniture. CreativeLife will also enable users to sell their designed furniture to other users so more people can get benefits from their creativity. Our business model is like Amazon in furniture. Our profits are mainly from the membership fee, a small portion of users’ selling their designed furniture, and virtual goods. Prices of the parts will be close to its cost, and all parts are reusable, so users do not need to worry about the cost of the furniture they design. CreativeLife values creativity and provides opportunities for every creative individual to pursue a dreamed life.
FreshEyes Solutions - Kelly Wright
FreshEyes Solutions closes the gap between businesses and their customers.The initial customer engagement tool is the Scentple Kiosk: a fragrance sampling system with integrated advertising and point of sale solutions.The Scentple Kiosk guides customers through a fragrance selection process; provides an on-demand, labelled fragrance sample; and initiates point of sale transactions.Fragrance companies can manage advertisements, schedule promotions, and interact with customer analytics, all from their Scentple Management Console. FreshEyes: bringing fresh perspectives to traditional industries.
Goddess Inc. - Elizabeth Hutchison & Claire Frisbie
Goddess Inc. is a collaborative movement that embraces and encourages freedom, creativity, and aligning with your soul’s purpose. Together we strive to inspire each other by collectively sharing our passions and projects. By collaborating with each other our reach is infinite. We believe everyone has something to share that deserves to be heard, seen or felt. We offer an opportunity to meet other creatives, network, share your work through our platform, collaborate and above all, embrace the Goddess within.
HO-MER – Dwayne Buckles & Alex Buckles
“Home Oasis - Medical Evaluating Robot” or “HO-MER” for short is a Home Health Monitoring Robot that is your constant companion with benefits. Most people would like to live independently and at home as they age, or their health deteriorates. Sometimes it’s the simple things like monitoring their vitals and staying on top of any changes before something more serious occurs. HO-MER is the answer. It will be a SaaS / HaaS business model which will monitor our health as we age, and alert loved ones or caretakers immediately of any changes or emergencies. HO-MER will have sensors to monitor vitals such as O2, body temperature, hydration, BP, pulse along with motion sensors to monitor accidents such as falls and facial recognition to detect changes in expressions for stroke, sadness, etc. The patient will have a wearable which will keep the robot within 3-4 feet and monitor vitals requiring touch. Video chat for improved companionship and calls to doctor/caretaker. Looking for additional team members; Hardware & Software Engineers, Marketing, Medical Background.
Investup - Scotty Vanderventer
A mobile app that makes it quick and easy for investors of startup companies to communicate back and forth with their portfolio companies and to receive live updates on how the companies are doing. Current active investors can join private groups for all of their portfolio companies and receive live chat updates, financial statements, documents, etc. directly from their portfolio companies right to their smart device. New investors are able to easily search for and initiate connection with startups that peak their investment interests, right from their smart device. The all-in-one app that makes investing in startups a little easier. Strong desire to add team member with technical knowledge/experience/coding/app development.
Odyssey Sports - Nik Hochstrasser
A subscription based rental service with the goal to provide quality equipment to users at an affordable price. Our model allows for users to try out different sports and hobbies without the excessive cost of purchasing new equipment. It also allows gives users access to bulky items such as golf clubs, kayaks and cornhole boards, without having to store them in their dorm room, apartment, or home. Once established, the goal is to grow a network of stores across the nation to allow users access when they’re on vacation, out of state for work, or moving to a new city. We are looking for team members to join us!
Purplewood Farm - Chris Rhodes and Katarina Midelfort
Purplewood Farm in Scott County grows blackberries, mulberries, blueberries, lavender, and honey bees. We are planning to include value-added products from our farm. We are open to discussing the best products to pursue, but we are currently focusing on Mulberries. Mulberries are a mild blackberry-like fruit that grows well in Kentucky, and is unique, healthy, nutritious, sustainable, local, and tasty! Our team will research business-to-business opportunities such as providing mulberry syrup, compote, and/or jam for bakery goods, dairy products, drinks (teas, sodas, lemonades, and/or flavored waters), wine-making, and as a natural coloring/flavoring agent; and/or direct to customer products. We are looking for team members with an MBA or business major background for market research, product decisions, and financial planning. Also, we are especially happy to work with people with an agriculture or food/nutrition background or anyone interested in a cool local niche market to help Kentucky shine. We are excited about mulberries and hope you might become too.
REACH Influencer - Sam White & Landon Kasey
Reach is an influencer marketing platform that connects social media influencers with brands/agencies/businesses. It is a software as a service (SaaS) that is free for influencers and subscription-based for brands/businesses. Our focus on micro-influencers allows us to bring sincerity and engagement into a realm of marketing that typically lacks these qualities. By using micro-influencers businesses will reap the benefits of much higher engagement rates and increased consumer trust. Reach streamlines and simplifies the entire influencer marketing process, thus making it easy for anyone to take advantage of this new and effective marketing tool. Businesses can quickly sift through influencers they would like to work with based on a filtered search. They can then connect with as many of the influencers as they would like and create specific campaigns for individuals or for teams of influencers. These features along with our focus on the micro-influencer niche in the industry will enable us to spread more efficient and authentic digital marketing solutions to everyone. (Note - this team is closed and not accepting additional team members.)
The Reconcilor - John Survant
As companies pursue the digital transformation of their businesses, information security plays and integral role in that process.A company must ensure its digital assets are regularly tested for vulnerabilities and that issues are resolved in a timely manner.As companies strive towards digital transformation, changes are often occurring faster than security teams can successfully manage. “The Reconcilor” is a security software solution that helps companies manage their internet facing assets so that companies can protect themselves as they continue to grow their business.
Hemp Bio-polymers - Ceci Elder
My goal is to utilize hemp bio-polymers to create biodegradable disposable products. This will be designed in a way that benefits both the planet and Kentucky's economy. Let's make the Bluegrass green. I'm looking for team members to join me in this adventure!