1 Million Cups

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October 29, 2014
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Clone.TV

Doug Wulff

There are thousands of venues and events each year that would like to stream and record live, broadcast-quality video content but the costs of production are too prohibitive. Clone.TV built the FIRST broadcast-quality video creation platform for the masses. Our technology is based on low cost, smart robotic camera control software that mimics human behavior and video workflow automation to drive production costs to zero.

Meet the Organizers

Linh Nguyen @itenstl

Linh is the Network Relationship Coordinator at ITEN. Linh oversees ITEN's data collection and data management as well as developing closer relationships with all of ITEN's ventures, service providers and mentors.
ITEN

Paul Heirendt Skype : pheirendt

Paul is an experienced intrepreneur, entrepreneur, founder, builder, and mentor with a strong history of successful, results-oriented business, sales and technical leadership. about.me/pheirendt


Past Organizers
Angela Arizpe @SSpotlighter
Dennis Piel @dennispiel
Jeremy Kicklighter @jckicklighter
Paul Hermanson @paulhermanson

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Past Presenters

Playing for the Cause

www.playingforthecause.org

Playing for the Cause connects musicians, their fans, and communities through charitable giving. The concept is simple: Musicians pick a cause to support throughout a tour,donate a chosen amount in each city, then ask fans to donate via a mobile device. Local organizations supporting the work of the musicians’ cause apply to receive funds raised at the concerts. Playing for the Cause handles all of the behind the scenes work for musicians, fans, and nonprofits.

Dabble Inc

www.dabble.co

Online marketplace for classes in the community. We aim to unbundle the barriers to learning by empowering teachers and building a community of knowledge seekers.

My PicPacs, Llc

www.mypicpacs.com

My Pic Pacs has two patent pending products that help people find the time and convenience to floss their teeth daily. We have found that the most common reason people do not floss is TIME. Our products allows you to have floss pics available almost anywhere with a simple clip on device that solves this common reason for not flossing daily.

Pushup Social

www.pushup.com

Add your own social network or community an existing website in minutes! Build and grow your community without having to rebuild or redesign your existing site. Pushup Social adds a social network bar to the bottom of the site, which can be launched or put away with a simple click. Community members can now share photos, posts, and more all on the website of the Brand, Organization, or Group they care about. Site owners can now engage their community, access analytics, moderate content, improve SEO, and increase the overall stickiness and relevance of their website.

Influence & Co.

www.influenceandco.com

We help companies position key individuals as industry influencers and thought leaders. We focus on creating high-quality content, coming from our clients, that reaches their target audience online. Our clients range from startups to fast-growing companies on the Inc. 5000, as well as Fortune 500 brands.

The Evoke Group

www.theevokegroup.com

We are a creative digital media agency specializing in responsive web development and professional video production as well as digital advertising associated with the content we create. We focus on actionable metrics and believe every business should be making money online.

Knewsco Digital Inc.

knews.co

Knews.co is a news website on a mission to make it easier for us all to understand and follow important events happening in the world. We will accomplish this by taking a educational approach to our website, removing all of the clutter typical on other news websites. We aren't rewriting the book, instead redesigning it. Our user-interface, site structure and content organization is unlike any other website out right now.

Square One - SQ1

www.SQ1Program.com

SQ1 is a 10-week boot camp for early-stage entrepreneurs that are considering or just launching a company. Ideal candidates have a concept or business with patents or intellectual property in the Bio, IT, and Consumer & Commercial Products industries. The class meets one evening a weeks to explore topics including business plan development, legal and intellectual property considerations for business formation, accounting and tax issues, market research, marketing strategy, and regulatory concerns.

EveryEventGives, LLC

www.everyeventgives.com

EveryEventGives provides an easy way to sell event tickets online, and we give a portion of our fees – $0.50 for every ticket — to the charity of the event planner's choice. The company is run by successful entrepreneurs Sean Spence and Greg Wolff and is generating revenues. An advisory board of local heavyweights has been assembled to assist in building a company of national prominence.

LTA Partners, LLC

www.lovetheaction.com

We are a web based and mobile application that is used by charities, brands and fans to engage consumers in unique fundraising and promotional programs through sports. Since sport occurs 24/7/365 in the world... what better way to create an audience who is passionate about his or her team while helping out causes or building brand awareness and loyalty through an avenue which they are already an avid fan of.

Panda Laundry Factory

pandalaundry.com

Panda Laundry is the world's first systems based, fully-automated, assembly production wash-and-fold service. Basically, it is wash-and-fold service done faster, better, and cheaper than it has ever been done before. Panda utilizes computer technology to increase volume output at drastically lowered unit costs.

SYNEK is the first ever beer packaging that gives people access to any beer ever made fresh on their kitchen counter. We recently opened pre-orders and secured over $600,000 in less than two weeks. In that same period, we have been able to sign on board over 600 breweries providing access to over 10,000 different brands to our backers. We have returned to 1 Million Cups to talk about why we failed horribly the first week of our pre-order campaign, how we pivoted, and why SYNEK has received so much traction.

Venture Cafe Foundation - St. Louis

vencaf.org/

The Venture Café Foundation (VCF) is the non-profit sister organization of the Cambridge Innovation Center (CIC), the largest concentration of startups under one roof anywhere in the world. The organization has a three-fold mission: (1) building and connecting communities of innovation locally, nationally, and internationally (2) expanding the definition of innovation and entrepreneurship, and (3) building a more inclusive innovation economy.

Porta-Count

Porta-Count.com

Porta-Count is an OEE (Overall Equipment Effectiveness) Statistical Calculator. By using this App on your phone, it will allow you to check the operating efficiency of your equipment.

Classroom Library Co.

www.classroomlibrary.com

The Classroom Library Company is an educator owned and operated company that publishes and distributes educational media correlated to the new Common Core Standards. All of our products consist of high interest educational materials available to the K-8 marketplace. Some educators are not aware of new and exciting educational materials that have been created to educate children under the guise of favorite children's characters and exciting themes. Our goal is to get children reading at an early age, so they are able to acquire the skills needed to compete in the 21st century.

Made for Freedom

www.madeforfreedom.com

The mission of Made for Freedom is to increase the quality of life for marginalized women and sex trafficking survivors while raising awareness through globally inspired apparel.

PIXI Medical

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PIXI Medical is a healthcare company devoted to improving medication compliance - its flagship product, the PIXI Portal, is a prescription management device, capable of dispensing medication, recording user data, and communicating with users and healthcare providers through a dedicated web and mobile application. PIXI creates a stress-free environment for the user through friendly automatic reminders and medication dispensation – reducing confusion for patients relying on multiple prescriptions.

PenPath

PenPath.com

The best way to build a personal/business brand or presence in any industry is to create content about it. With websites like Medium, Wordpress, YouTube, Tumblr, LinkedIn and others, it’s never been easier to share knowledge. 89% of businesses use content marketing. Because social media is now the leading driver of traffic, there needs to be a tool that measures how impactful/engaged/influential content is across authors, articles, and topics.

Space Sculpt

spacesculpt.com/

Space Sculpt is an online platform that is making interior design affordable. Property owners can launch a design project for 75% less than the cost of hiring a local design firm. Interior designers sign up for free, upload their portfolios, and receive immediate access to projects from all over the world.

Visiolog, LLC

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Visiolog, LLC is seeking to commercialize a handheld optometric device invented at the University of Missouri - St. Louis that accurately quantifies visual suppression. The first-in-class medical device is poised to become the only non-invasive solution capable of providing clinicians with an immediate, quantifiable measurement of visual suppression. This device has the potential to impact visual health for millions of children and adults both in the United States and around the world.

ICON Limitless

www.iconlimitless.com

Icon Limitless partners with its artists to provide them with the production, manufacturing, distribution and promotion they need to succeed in today's music industry.

SmartCare Consultants

smartcareconsultants.com

An open standards based system of safety sensors within senior comm. The sensors track data, in real-time comm. to the system. Facility personnel or the resident’s family, can then access this information. Alerts are sent directly to the staff notifying them in case of an anomalous condition requiring attention. Integrating with RF tracking in order to immediately be aware of falls and location in the case of wanderers. This solution not only dramatically increases resident safety, but also aggregates data.

ACERA SURGICAL, INC.

www.acerasurgical.com

Acera Surgical, Inc. is a medical device company located in St. Louis, MO producing a first-in-class line of implantable nanofabricated surgical materials and related tools/accessories offering superior handling, greater ease of use, increased reliability, and improved clinical outcomes for surgeons, patients, and payers.

Knoda

Knoda.com

Knoda organizes the world's predictions to create a fun game for predictors and valuable information for content producers.

International PROOF Systems, LLC

www.InternationalPROOFSystems.com

International PROOF Systems (IPS) has a mission to improve current processes through advanced technology. IPS is currently improving the process of validating auto insurance, vehicle registration, and minimizing the time that it takes to locate a vehicle in the instance of an emergency, this is all performed through the world's first computerized license plate, known as PROOF Smart Tags.

Hey Let's Train

www.heyletstrain.com

A socialized telerehabilitation platform providing HIPAA compliant access to patients and clients from a far. We provide post-care options through our network of medical trainers and personal trainers to continue your rehabilitation post-care. Hey Let’s Train now creates a way for care providers to increase their patient load while creating new revenue opportunities and delivering positive patient outcomes.

Dual Cases, LLC

www.dualcases.com

Dual Cases, LLC is the next generation of mobile phone cases, pairing a sleek, modern look with customizability. Dual Cases are made of two layers – a plastic outer layer for strength and protection, and a rubber inner layer for grip and shock absorption. The unique shape and cut-out capability offers customizability for logos or text, while the two layers allow for endless color options.

Code Red Education

www.coderededucation.com

Code Red has developed a comprehensive 1st - 12th grade curriculum that trains students in computer coding and computer science skills in order to prepare them for tech careers after high school graduation.

Kampus

kampusapp.com

Kampus is a free social networking app that helps college students interact exclusively with others enrolled in the same school. In November, Kampus won a Pitch Competition at Lindenwood University that featured Daymond John (CEO of FUBU and an investor on "Shark Tank") as judge. They currently have a beta version of their product on the App Store and are trying it out in 12 schools in 4 countries. They are also in the running for this year's Arch Grants Competition, having passed the first round.

Better Weekdays

www.betterweekdays.com

Better Weekdays has built a next generation job-matching platform that connects middle market companies and millennials based on not only their skills, but their FIT with the corporate culture. We engage job seekers by combining essential elements of career management on a single platform, personalized to their needs and aspirations. Our process produces predictive data that allows our corporate customers to advertise their job opportunities to the most relevant talent pools.

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The organizers are independent licensees of the 1 Million Cups trade name and are not affiliated with the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation (“Kauffman”) or Kauffman Laboratories for Enterprise Creation, Inc. (“Kauffman Labs”). All information, views, opinions and commentaries presented herein are those of the organizers and not those of Kauffman or Kauffman Labs.