Bringing one of the first room temperature, easily accessible, and regenerative therapies to veterinary medicine

The Problem

Veterinarians have many solutions to treat the symptoms of inflammation in the body. Those solutions, while effective, have long recovery times, inconsistent dosing, and lower efficacy rates. Despite current therapies, over $1B is lost each year in the equine industry due to injury or disease. Revenue is not as important for our dogs, but the quality of life and cost of care is. Of the 90M dogs in the U.S., 20M will have an injury each year that requires expensive treatment.

What The Company Does

Hilltop Bio’s revolutionary treatment allows veterinarians to have an off-the-shelf, effective product, that does not require a large capital…


Eliminates the uncomfortable experience of using a dull razor and the cost associated with constantly replacing blades.

The Problem

In the U.S. alone, millions of men shave regularly and replace their blade cartridges after just a few uses, making shaving expensive and wasteful. According to Men’s Health, “modern razors are designed to last between 5–10 shaves,” and the Environmental Protection Agency estimates that 2 billion disposable razors and blade cartridges are thrown out in the U.S. each year. On top of these stats, in bathrooms around the world, men simply don’t have a dry, sanitary home for their razors, leaving them on a wet sink, in the shower, or in a medicine cabinet filled with other products. …


Bringing the community together through social, virtual, and hybrid events.

The Problem

Organizations are constantly trying to build and maintain a diverse and inclusive community given the evolving landscape of remote and hybrid world. A recent report from the tech website Built In found that companies are more likely to have a CEO named “John” or “David” than to have a woman CEO. The report also found that racially and ethnically diverse companies are 35% more likely to perform better, while inclusive companies are 1.7 times more innovative.

What The Company Does

Host initially launched as a platform to connect bartenders with corporate events. But the coronavirus pandemic put a dent in that plan, forcing the…


Automating the process of labeling data, allowing data science teams to quickly build fully-trained models.

The Problem

Artificial intelligence is currently powered by armies of humans. Machines cannot ‘read’ natural language like humans do and require labeled data to ‘learn’ (adjust neural network weights). Massive efforts are underway to manually label data; typically hundreds of thousands of examples are needed to train machine learning models, and even more for deep learning. Human-powered approaches are extremely slow and can take months, be expensive, wildly inconsistent, biased, and error-prone (often three+ humans are put on the same labeling task to increase accuracy).

What The Company Does

Data is fed into Jaxon through an elaborate assembly line that dissects, analyzes, and then refines itself…


A group of students at the University of Connecticut has organized and is investing in student startups.

History of Organization

Recently, a group of students at the University of Connecticut under the mentorship of Professor David Noble, the director of the Peter J. Werth Institute for Entrepreneurship & Innovation Management, teamed up to found the school’s first student-run venture fund. The idea started as an independent study with a couple of students trying to raise capital, while also navigating the intricacies of a venture fund. Now, the fund consists of a full class of 17 students analyzing companies, ready to invest in the next great generation of entrepreneurs.

The Mission

Hillside Ventures was founded to address a gap in the training for…


The company collects and displays data from any digital source, while also bringing partners into every engagement

The Problem

Delays in decision making cost money. Big data remains inaccessible to senior leaders, so they hire analysts to use software and continue hand-delivering critical information.

What The Company Does

MyDash can collect and display any data from any digital source. The company also brings its partners into every engagement. Dash users have all the data they need, the way they need to see it, and instant access to global expertise that can help them forge their path forward. The company has developed a framework and system to rapidly deploy completely custom visual representations of nearly any kind of data. It aggregates the data; properly…


Helping landlords, developers, owners and operators boost net operating income

The Problem

While smart home technology is pervasive inside of most homes, most landlords and developers have not been able to embrace technology to improve efficiency and reduce costs because of a last-mile connectivity gap. Therefore, many rely on manual processes and the “eyes of the tenant” to manage their properties and identify problems, which leads to waste, property damage, or other bad outcomes.

What The Company Does

ePropertyCare solves this problem with a modular and scalable smart building platform that operates over the cellular network, thereby solving the connectivity gap that many landlords have to their buildings. …


Pointz maps safe, low-stress, and low-traffic routes for the micromobility community

The Problem

It is extremely challenging for bike and scooter riders to find low-stress, low-traffic routes. The micromobility community’s biggest concern is feeling safe while riding. In the U.S., an estimated 110 million people use micromobility vehicles each year. In various areas, ridership has increased by 80% to 120% since COVID-19 began, with one electric bike company reporting a 297% increase in demand in 2020. Unfortunately, there are over 500,000 emergency room visits every year related to bike and scooter accidents, according to the CDC. This is a major concern, as over half of Americans would bike more if it were safer.

What The Company Does


Enabling organizations with Airbnb properties and vacation rentals to have their own mini fleet of scooters.

The Problem

Currently, 90% of revenue generated from a scooter trip goes to maintaining and keeping that scooter on the streets — warehouse rent, gig economy employees, charging, damage, and city approval. On top of that, those scooters that are designed for commuters are predominately used from Friday through Sunday by tourists.

What the company does

Mount supplies a package of scooters, insurance, and custom branding for organizations looking to add a fleet of scooters. It also provides an app to control the system. Leveraging its smart lock data analytics software, Mount enables companies to track mobility patterns, locate lost vehicles, and take a holistic approach…


Accelerate content discovery with unique social datasets and AI. Extract content insights from news and social posts.

The Problem

An increasing number of legal and regulatory press releases, notices, and content are submitted to social media platforms and not traditional newswires. The goal is to fill the information gap with news from social media platforms and webpages that traditional news aggregators do not provide.

What The Company Does

Newsfetch has built an engine to extract content insights from news and social posts. The company monitors the major social media platforms for businesses, brands, customers, and competitors. It also does business regulation tracking and updates readers about changes in laws and regulations. Additionally, Newsfetch tracks press releases by topic and industry of interest, and…

Bram Berkowitz

Writing about banks, stocks, and startups. Frequently published in The Motley Fool and Rhode Island Inno. Co-founder of The Buzz.

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