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ETBS chooses 24 startups to pitch for $150K in prizes; 10 are from South Florida

 Florida Venture ForumSpace Florida, and Enterprise Development Corp of South Florida have selected  twenty-four Florida-based companies to present at the Emerging Technologies & Business Showcase (ETBS), to be held at the Hyatt Regency in Coral Gables on November 4.

In addition to presentations and other programming, the ETBS will feature $150,000 in awards presented to winning companies in the early and growth-stage categories. The awards will be provided by Space Florida.

Presenters were selected from a record pool of applicants by a committee of active Florida venture capitalists and other investors, and will present to an audience of investors, other deal professionals and entrepreneurs.

Presenting companies from South Florida are:

BDEX, LLC, Coral Springs (www.bdex.com), is the first ever Data Exchange Platform (DXP). BDEX is a market-driven exchange platform combining all of the functionality, data and reach of traditional Data Management Platforms (DMP) in a true marketplace environment. The DXP is disruptive cloud-based innovation that will revolutionize how data is bought and sold across all industries.

ClassWallet, Miami (www.classwallet.com),is the leading end-to-end digital solution for schools and teachers that manages funds disbursement, e-commerce and tracking in a single platform designedfor maximum simplicity and accountability. ClassWallet brings an unprecedented efficiency to a a $23B system that relies heavily on cash, checks and purchase orders that add up to 40% transaction costs and a fund-spend-track lifecycle that takes weeks. ClassWallet reduces these costs to less than 5%, and the lifecycle to same day.

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EGLA COMMUNICATIONS, Boca Raton (www.eglacorp.com), is a cloud-based multimedia streaming platform that delivers multimedia content to cable and telecommunication operators with hundreds to thousands of subscribers in mobile, cable systems, web, and over-the-top. Mediamplify provides music, tv, and video experiences to its affiliates.

Neocis, Miami (www.neocisinc.com), creates a robotic guidance system for the dental implant market. It reduces surgeon time and improves clinical performance through a minimally invasive approach. With 1M-2M implant procedures annually in the US, dental implants are the standard of care for tooth replacement, and the dental implant market totals nearly $15B with a 15% growth rate. Neocis uses a recurring revenue model by tracking implant placement in the software.

RedCap, Ft. Lauderdale (www.redcapvalet.com), has developed technology and business process that transforms the current experience of buying and servicing a vehicle. The integration of RedCap’s software enables any automotive dealer to offer their customers “out of store” experiences which not only allows a customer to service and purchase without ever leaving their home or office but allows the dealer to extend their brand and services beyond the property of the dealership. Most importantly, the software improves customer satisfaction by nearly 40 points, revenue by 18% and reduces loaner expense by as much as 40%. RedCap is working with leading Connected Car players to fully integrate RedCap software into the connected car experience.

Settleitsoft, Ft. Lauderdale (www.settleitsoft.com), has identified an enormous business opportunity in the debt settlement and financial services industry.  The Company’s flagship product, SettleiTsoft® system platform has been developed using the latest technology to address the ever-growing problem of consumer default on contractual debt obligations.   SettleiTsoft® web-based, self-help debt settlement software is accessible 24/7; encapsulating the debt settlement process in an automated, intuitive and user-friendly experience where debtors may electronically communicate and virtually negotiate with their creditors in ways never before possible.  SettleiTsoft® not only offers effective solutions for consumers in need of debt settlement, but also provides debt relief alternatives to those who want to control and manage personal finances, achieve savings goals, and improve their financial situation through a worldwide data-mining platform.

71 Pounds, Ft. Lauderdale (www.71lbs.com ), is a “set-and-forget” system that automated the FedEx & UPS money-back guarantee (MBG) policy. Did you know that if an overnight, ground, or international shipment is late – even by 60 seconds – customers are entitled to 100% refund? Not many businesses do, as $2 Billion are left unclaimed each year.

Symptify, Sunny Isles Beach (www.symptify.com ), is a virtual doctor. It helps users figure out causes for their symptoms, what to do about them and where to go for help. Millions of people turn to the web to self-evaluate their symptoms everyday but they rely on the use of web search engines which often lead them to erroneous conclusions, needless anxiety and unwarranted doctor visits. Symptify is a powerful decision aid that helps users discern which conditions are amenable to self-treatment, which require immediate attention and which ones can be cared for at lower acuity venues. It is made available as an API to health systems, governments, payers, ACOs and health plans interested in improving patient engagement, promoting health literacy and curbing healthcare costs.

SirenMD, Miami (www.sirenmd.com), is an enterprise created to offer efficiencies and improvements in healthcare communications, and its signature product is a real-time, medical case collaboration platform. Through its multimedia, telemedicine application, SirenMD facilitates coordinated communication between caregivers and patient advocates (doctors, nurses, athletic trainers, and other medical personnel) using mobile and web systems.

Videoo, Miami Beach (www.videoopro.com), is new technology (SaaS) built for brands and publishers to better engage audiences in collaborative social broadcasting. Videoo takes social media to the next level; They call it “living media”! Now passive viewers become active participants in social storytelling. Videoo automatically pulls content from Vine, Twitter, Instagram & YouTube for all-in-one playlists that re-order in real-time as audiences watch, vote, upload and share. Use cases: News feeds, social storytelling, events, contests and social TV. Early adopters include: The Huffington Post, NHL, Bob Marley and Fusion (Joint venture between ABC, Disney & Univision). Results are deeper engagement and monetization: 40x impressions, 11.64 clip views per user, +408% time on site, +267% social referrals.

In addition, 14 other companies from other parts of the state will also be presenting.

Pre-registration for the Emerging Technologies and Business Showcase is available until November 2, 2015. Walkup registration rate will apply thereafter, based on availability.  Attendees have the opportunity to listen to pitches from leading Florida companies, an investor panel and a guest luncheon speaker, retired NASA Astronaut Captain Winston Scott.  Additionally, on November 3, 2015, registered attendees are invited to register for a Pitching to Investors workshop, taught by lead instructor Troy Knauss of the Angel Resource Institute. The workshop is an add-on event with an additional charge to the November 4thShowcase.

Visit www.flventure.org for more information.

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