Featured Startup Pitch: Non-profit startup Shopping for a Change wants to bring local artisan products from around the world to the global market

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By Stacey Horowitz, Shopping for a Change founder and CEO ELEVATOR PITCH & PRODUCT/SERVICE DESCRIPTION Shopping for a Change (SFAC) is a non-profit that helps artisans, artisan co-ops and companies from impoverished areas sell fair-trade goods online. Profits are donated to international … [Read more...]

Featured Startup Pitch: OVAL’s connected sensor is built to enable consumers to better keep track of the things most important to them


By Michael Harry, OVAL co-founder ELEVATOR PITCH OVAL—a small, affordable, wireless, and versatile sensor that protects the people, pets, and items you care about most by sending an alert to your phone or email by way of a push notification, text, email, or direct telephone call whenever it’s … [Read more...]

Featured Startup Pitch: Backtracker wants to make the road a safer place for cyclists with its radar-based technology

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By Franz Struwig, Backtracker co-founder ELEVATOR PITCH Backtracker aims to change the face of road safety for cyclists by providing them with affordable, state of the art, military-grade radar technology to warn them of approaching vehicles from behind, while also warning drivers that a … [Read more...]

Featured Startup Pitch: Jerusalem-based ThetaRay taps big data to secure big networks


By Mark Gazit, ThetaRay CEO ELEVATOR PITCH ThetaRay helps critical infrastructure organizations and financial institutions detect and stop unknown threats. Covert APT attacks, fraud, money-laundering and operational faults like device malfunction or looming outage can be stopped before any … [Read more...]

Featured Startup Pitch: Brussels-based Point Shout has built a mobile app that enables instant consumer feedback for brick-and-mortar retailers

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By Ionut Danifeld, Point Shout co-founder ELEVATOR PITCH Established in 2013, Point Shout is a subscription-based mobile and web app solution that enables businesses to listen, engage, and react more effectively to their customers’ needs. We facilitate easier customer feedback while improving … [Read more...]

Featured Startup Pitch: Decorist wants to make interior design more affordable and personalized for the masses

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By Gretchen Hansen, Decorist co-founder and CEO ELEVATOR PITCH Decorist is an interior design platform—consisting of an expert team of brand managers, consumer software solutions, and online fashion retail—that connects users to affordable and personalized design solutions. PRODUCT/SERVICE … [Read more...]

Featured Startup Pitch: Originally founded in Poland, now Silicon Valley-based Sher.ly has built a private cloud network that makes security a priority

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By Blazej Marciniak, Sher.ly co-founder and CEO ELEVATOR PITCH Sher.ly is a software-based, localized private cloud network that allows for invite-only, limited-access file sharing and keeps information on connected hardware devices. PRODUCT/SERVICE DESCRIPTION Sher.ly is a … [Read more...]

Featured Startup Pitch: ClutchPrep’s textbook-specific videos are made to help college students get better grades

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By Marcio Souza, ClutchPrep co-founder and CEO ELEVATOR PITCH Clutch Prep helps college students actually understand concepts and score higher in tests by offering high quality, in-depth and textbook-specific supplemental videos. PRODUCT/FEATURE DESCRIPTION Our supplemental, … [Read more...]

Featured Startup Pitch: MartMobi’s ecommerce platform is built to enable more merchants to optimize for sales via mobile device

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By Satya Krishna Ganni, MartMobi co-founder and CEO ELEVATOR PITCH MartMobi’s mobile ecommerce platform helps online retailers dramatically improve their mobile conversions. The platform enables seamless connectivity with a retailer’s existing shopping cart solutions—such as Shopify, … [Read more...]

Featured Startup Pitch: The Baby Burp is a marketplace for independent baby- and mom-focused retailers that features an integrated gift registry

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By Amy Lingawi, The Baby Burp founder and CEO ELEVATOR PITCH The Baby Burp is an online marketplace of everything baby, toddler and mommy. It is unlike any other baby-related marketplaces that are found on the web that focus on used or gently-used baby items. The Baby Burp has new, handmade, … [Read more...]