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April 30, 2014
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Matthew MacEwan

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.

Meet the Organizers

Angela Arizpe @SSpotlighter

Angela Arizpe, CEO and Founder of SocialSpotlighter is dedicated to her clients. For over five years Angela has been responsible for the strategy and execution of's social media campaigns utilizing new media channels such as Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Pinterest and more. Angela has worked closely developing and managaging campaigns and marketing strategies for national brands in the K-12, publishing, and entertainment industries.

Dennis Piel @dennispiel

Dennis is the Director of Business Development at Tuva Interactive. A local custom Web Development firm, Tuva is passionate about helping Start-Ups and Enterprise level companies become more efficient and profitable through technology solutions.

Tuva Interactive Inc.

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.

Paul Hermanson @paulhermanson

Paul is the general manager of, which provides self-paced music education via interactive games and a unique LMS system. As the co-founder of WarriorBodies, Paul is also working to redefine Fitness Education Online.

Past Organizers

Past Presenters


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

International PROOF Systems, LLC

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

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

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

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 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

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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