Frontdesk is a tech-enabled, vacation rental management company. Frontdesk leases apartment units in urban areas from some of the largest property management companies in the country, and then re-rents to their own guests, while providing turnkey management of the property, including: Dynamic pricing, customer service, screening, furnishing, cleaning, maintenance, and more. The company's mission is to provide an incredible & unique experience for travelers by anticipating the guests' needs.
CO-FOUNDERS: KYLE WEATHERLY & JESSE DEPINTO / MILWAUKEE, WI
AutoAp, Inc. helps auto retailers make better business decisions at vehicle acquisition; reduce safety recall liability with daily inventory monitoring; and profit from net-new service revenue discovered in their sold-customer vehicles.
AutoAp clients Carr Auto Group, (named in Automotive News for safety recall management best practices) and Galpin Motors, (the world leader in volume Ford sales), use AutoAp’s safety recall management services for recall compliance and liability reduction.
CEO: MARK PAUL / BEAVERTON, OR
Routeique offers a complete logistics platform for supply chains, including end-to-end order management, inventory and warehouse management, mobile invoicing and settlement, route optimization and planning, signature capture and proof of delivery. The company works across all areas of the supply chain space from manufacturers to distributors to retailers.
FOUNDERS: MIKE ALLAN & SCOTT BIRKBY / CALGARY, ALBERTA CA
SHINE MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES
SHINE Medical Technologies™ is dedicated to being the world leader in safe, clean, affordable production of medical tracers and cancer treatment elements. Founded in 2010 to manufacture and sell medical isotopes into an existing global market that serves over 40,000 patients per day in the United States, SHINE anticipates producing enough molybdenum-99 to meet two-thirds of US demand by 2018. With 30 employees and offices in Monona, SHINE has received financial support from many local angel and venture investors, the Morgridge Institute for Research and the US Department of Energy.
FOUNDER: GREG PIEFER, PRESIDENT: TODD ASMUTH / JANESVILLE, WI
Lanehub’s collaborative transportation network brings companies together to ship their products more efficiently. The match engine automatically identifies and connects companies with complementary freight lanes to save on shipping expenses. Participating companies gain increased advantages as they invite more participants to join the network, creating a powerful network effect.
FOUNDER & CEO: MARK HACKL / GREEN BAY, WI
FactoryFix connects manufacturing companies to vetted skilled workers such as engineers, machinists, and maintenance techs for flexible labor needs. Manufacturers rely on FactoryFix to manage employment during peak demand, sharing specialized labor via fractional contracting, and trying out potential employees before making a full-time job offer. Skilled professionals rely on FactoryFix to find projects, side-jobs, or their next great career opportunity.
FOUNDER: PATRICK O'RAHILLY / CHICAGO, IL
Neocova has built the first AI-based, API driven platform designed specifically to support community banks and credit unions. Entirely cloud-based, our core platform manages your customers, their deposit accounts and your loan products with ease. Most importantly, our flexible, low-cost technology offers unmatched cybersecurity to keep your institution - and your customers - safe.
FOUNDER & CEO: SULTAN MEGHJI / ST. LOUIS, MO
Over the past years, Accern has positioned itself as the innovator of global technological changes for the financial markets. By deploying cutting-edge artificial intelligence technologies to the most prominent banks, asset management firms, and fortune 500 companies, Accern is on the path to globalizing organizational efficiency.
CO-FOUNDERS: KUMESH AROOMOOGAN & ANSHUL PANDEY / NEW YORK, NY
American Provenance is a company born out of necessity. After years of buying products filled with countless chemicals, additives and artificial ingredients, we decided that we could do better. We’ve always been do-it-yourself kind of people and began making our own products in a series of experiments, determined to make the highest quality, all-natural items from the best ingredients available. The results are now the foundation of American Provenance. Simply put, we are in business to provide you with unique, high quality, minimal ingredient, natural products to make you look, smell and feel your very best.
FOUNDER: KYLE LAFOND / MOUNT HOREB, WI
In today's environment, it seems like every shipper, broker and TMS provider have their unique ways of connecting to carriers. The problem? Carriers, particularly mid sized fleets, aren't willing participants. Fleet managers don't want their drivers downloading mobile applications, but they also don't have the time to log into 75+ different portals. Today, the carrier with 20+ trucks in their fleet, spends more time sourcing a shipment than a broker does a truck!
Through integrations with our clients, we pull in available shipment data and provide a metasearch engine for carriers to search, bid or book and execute.
CO-FOUNDERS: ED STOCKMAN & JOHN TOZER / CHICAGO, IL
Tango’s mobile payment platform enables high-traffic venues to sell up to 10x faster and generates a proprietary consumer purchase dataset that unlocks higher marketing spend ROI for alcohol brands. Bars, restaurants and sports venues increase sales and save on processing fees. Brands unlock insights on consumer preferences and purchasing behavior. Consumers benefit from a faster and more secure purchasing process.
CO-FOUNDERS: ALAN SHORTZ, MARK PROVOST, & COLIN WYMORE / CINCINNATI, OH
BLUE LINE BATTERIES
Blue Line Battery is an engineering-driven technology company that designs and manufactures lithium-ion power systems for a variety of market applications including; industrial, stationary, small electric vehicle and solar. We are solutions-oriented and pride ourselves on our ability to solve problems in an innovative way. Because we are customer-focused, we strive to provide support in a professional and friendly manner to mitigate the hassles associated with switching to a new technology.
FOUNDER: DUSTIN HERTE / WHITEWATER, WI
Polco’s software platform has been built from the ground up, in partnership with dozens of municipalities, to provide an online engagement experience that is insightful for planners and staff, while being enjoyable for residents. Polco can also support complementary use by Not For Profit and other community organizations. The software allows officials to post questions to a growing followership of residents about specific projects, key decisions, or baseline sentiment for future comparison. Since Polco can verify respondents using local voter registration files or other verification lists, communities can perform outreach through multiple communication channels to meet as many people where they already are online and still feel confident that responses are coming from local residents and that no one is stuffing the ballot box.
FOUNDER: NICK MASTRONARDI / MIDDLETON, WI
Driven by our mission to deliver AR with a Purpose™, realityBLU® helps marketers and creatives to create, deliver and sell meaningful, everyday AR, enhancing user experiences accessible through their most familiar devices, cellphones, and tablets; marker-less, marker-based, micro and macro location-based, timed, in-AR call to action (chat, call, text, email, purchase, etc.) and above all personalized.
COFOUNDERS: STEFAN AGUSTSSON & M.J. ANDERSON / BELOIT, WI
Each app represents an important element or control of your company’s cybersecurity compliance management and automatically shares its data with other apps through a single online dashboard – saving hundreds of hours of manual administrative work and providing unprecedented visibility and control of your entire cybersecurity program.
FOUNDER: ARMISTEAD WHITNEY / ATLANTA, GA
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