HUBweek 2016 Demo Day Judges and Semi-Finalists Announced

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Sep 15, 2016 · 3 min read

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:

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

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

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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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