HUBweek 2016 Demo Day Judges and Semi-Finalists Announced

On Friday, September 30 of HUBweek, we’re hosting a massive celebration of entrepreneurship and innovation in this region at HUB Presents: Demo Day, in partnership with the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce and sponsored by Neighborhood Health Plan. With mentorship lounges, the Babson Breakaway Challenge, salary negotiation workshops, and a ton of other programming on the docket, the day is already chock full of opportunities that are sure to inspire, guide, and foster connections.

Today, however, we’ve got some bigger news to share. Over a dozen judges are now confirmed for the HUBweek Impact Leader Award Competition at Demo Day, with more to come, and we’re so thrilled to share the first round of HUBweek 2016 Demo Day Semi-Finalists.

Judges

In addition to a stellar pack of organizations competing in this year’s Demo Day, we’re also proud to share the impressive lineup of innovators, thought leaders, and change makers confirmed to judge this year’s pitches. These individuals include:

Finalist Judges

HUBweek Impact Award Judges Gururaj “Desh” Deshpande, Diane Hessan, and Sophie Vandebroek, PhD, respectively.
Gururaj “Desh” Deshpande, Chairman and President, Sparta Group LLC
Diane Hessan, Chairman, C Space
Sophie Vandebroek, PhD, Chief Technology Officer, Xerox

Semi-Finalist Judges

Dana Rashti, Chief Strategy and Marketing Officier, Neighborhood Health Plan
Sheila Narayan, Managing Director, Golden Seeds LLC
Ash Egan, Principal, Converge Partners
Blake Bartlett, Partner, OpenView
Richard Dulude, Principal & Investment Manager, _Underscore.VC
Sean Marsh, Co-Founder and General Partner, Point Judith Capital
Jeff Janer, Chair, Vistage International
Payal Agrawal Divakaran, Principal / .406 Ventures
Steve Anastos, VC at Bain Capital Ventures
Maia Heymann, General Partner, Converge Venture Partners
Ricardo Garcia, President, Richi Childhood Cancer Foundation
Doug Hurd, Co-founder and EVP of Business Development, clypd
Patrick Petitti, CEO, Catalant

Startups

After combing through a couple hundred of incredibly impressive proposals from startups all over the Boston area, we’ve made some very hard decisions to whittle the list down to 100 high impact startups who will showcase and share their ideas with you at Demo Day. These companies are breaking down barriers, saving lives, and improving our communities. And they’re just getting started.

Admetsys
Agora
AgroZone
Alfie
AlphaPack
Analytical Space Inc
Antera Therapeutics
Aqua Fresco
ArtLifting
BioEnergy
Bitome
Black Girls Nutrition
Blue Water Metrics
Bounce
Buoy
Cake
Cambridge Blockchain
Cintell
ClimaCell
Coalesce, Inc.
Cognii
ConquerX
Dare to Innovate
DoneGood
Doorbell
Embue
Endfragment
EthosWell
Flare Jewelry
Fluent.ai
Food Truck Stars
Gatsby Technology, Inc.
GladlyDo
Gravyty
Growy
Heddoko
Herald Health
HeyCharlie
Humon
Hyasynth Bio
Hylux
Irystec Software Inc.
Julia Computing, Inc.
KangoGift
Kumwe Logistics
Laissez
LearnLux
Lighthouse Group
Little g ice cream co
Luminopia
MAKOMAS
MassRobotics
MDaaS Nigeria
Mighty Well
Mimir Insights
miniPCR
Minus the Moo
MOJO Cold Brewed Coffee, Inc.
Neuroelectrics
New Grounds Food
Nineteenth Amendment
Nix Biosensors
nunway
NutriCount
New Valence Robotics
Odego
PanTher Therapeutics
Parachute Teachers
Patronicity
Pilot Analytics
Project Repat
Pulse 24/7
Pzartech Ltd.
Quiet Signal
RateGravity
Research Space
Revvo
Roots Studio
Salsify
SaveOhno
Shepherd Therapeutics
Shield AI
Sober Grid
Solstice
Sonzia
SQUID
StartFragment
Sumu
Therapeutic Innovations
Voatz
We the People
Wicked Recovery Solutions
Wolfepack, Inc.
XenoTherapeutics, Inc.
XOI Superfruit Juices
Zaius

Looking for a connection? Register for Demo Day.

And in addition to getting a chance to meet the astounding startups highlighted at Demo Day, we’ve got some other attendees that we’re sure you’ll want to connect with:

Catalant
Clypd
Data Robot
Shell Tech Works
The Boston Globe
The Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce
IBM
MIT
Mass. General Hospital Health Transformation Lab
Bank of America
HUBweek
Wayfair
Booz Allen Hamilton

With all of this incredible talent and energy focused in one place, you’ll be sure to meet someone interesting, learn something new, and get inspired.

We’ll see you there!

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