Start-Up Demos

Start-Up Demos

During the October 26th Networking Reception, a select group of the most promising start-ups focused on smart cities will demo their innovations for Meeting of the Minds delegates.

Among the companies chosen are:

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Cityzenith

Cityzenith’s 5D Smart City™ platform maps and visualizes the torrent of data produced by modern cities to an intuitive real-time 3D simulation that anyone from the mayor to the engineer in the field can easily use. 5D Smart City™, enables users to manage and understand any data from a city or corporate campus via an intuitive, browser-based, and geospatially accurate 3D model.

The platform sits on top of any IoT or Smart City technology stack as the user interface and top-layer management/analysis tool. The platform aggregates all solutions, systems, and data into a single common platform, providing insight into operational issues and service delivery through data analysis and management, presented in a way anyone can immediately understand. Smart Modules are applications running within the platform which deliver additional functionality to address particular industry and city government issues. They are provided as a paid subscription service on top of the core 5D Smart City™ platform.

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CTY

CTY makes Numina, a sensor system that collects real-time insights from streets. Numina harnesses computer vision on a deploy-anywhere device that mounts to light poles and can measure anything you can see — not just what, but also where, when, and behaviors. Numina does all processing on the device itself to provide intelligence without surveillance. In partnership with cities, Numina provides critical mobility data to urban planners and market insights to the private sector.

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EcoReco

At EcoReco, we would like to preserve the environment in a cool and fun way.

We believe that rather than inheriting the planet from our ancestors, our generation is just temporarily borrowing it from future generations. Therefore, we promote acts of “green”-ness not due to the pursuing of self-importance but because it is the right and responsible thing to do.

Our mission at EcoReco is to provide eco-friendly alternatives to today’s energy-depleting, environment-threatening norms. We don’t want to accomplish the mission relying on charities or government subsides. We wish to build a self-sustainable business such that future entrepreneurs can be inspired and not afraid of joining the cause.

We put our efforts to innovate, to develop, and to source the brightest ideas from around the world, and we also try to build the right business models to bring them directly to the end users. We work hard to make sure our products are both practical and affordable.   

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Industrial/Organic

Industrial/Organic is a waste management startup that builds a network of distributed, centralized recycling facilities to handle organic waste without odor and methane emissions in urban areas. In less than a week, we convert organic waste into pelleted biomass with applications in agriculture and other industries. Our model enables us to process waste closer to where it’s generated, and on the backend have a high-value product that’s reduced in weight and volume by 75% from the original waste material. 

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Raxar

Raxar is a global thought leader and provider of the next generation of integrated, real-time mobile solutions based on context and sensor technologies. Clients are able to collect, manage and deliver detailed information associated with their assets in real time while utilizing a highly configurable solution. Raxar’s proven solutions easily integrate and complement existing implementations further providing meaningful, standardized data that reduces costs, improves decision-making, and streamlines operational processes.

We are driving the current paradigm to shift away from the relative homogeneity of the desk-bound personal computer. Mobile devices provide the means for collecting valuable information in real time while delivering the what, where, when, and how to whoever needs it. Our solutions are cloud based, secure, mobile, easy to use, highly configurable and offer real-time, context aware and sensor-driven intelligence.

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Savari

Savari, Inc. seeks to make the world’s roadways smarter and safer by deploying advanced wireless sensor technologies and software for V2X environments to support a growing portfolio of intelligent transportation services.

With more than 150 man-years of V2X learning and development and 15 million-plus miles per year of public testing, Savari is a leader in V2X technology. Savari is headquartered in Santa Clara, Calif., and has offices in Detroit, Mich., Munich, Germany, Seoul, Korea and Bangalore, India. The company is comprised of a core team of industry veterans from the automotive, semiconductor, software and telecommunications industries. Savari is partnering with automotive OEMs, system integrators, chipset vendors and industry groups like the U.S. Department of Transportation.

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SkyCool Systems

SkyCool Systems is advancing a revolutionary technology that improves the efficiency of air conditioning and refrigeration systems. 15% of global electricity use is for cooling systems, with a rapid increase in demand expected by 2050, especially in cities around the developing world. Building on years of research breakthroughs at Stanford University, our product is a rooftop-mounted passive cooling panel that harnesses the cold of outer space. The panels are a simple add-on to existing air conditioning and refrigeration systems, and can reduce their electricity use as much as 40%. We are actively targeting markets with large cooling loads such as supermarkets and data centers. We are also excited by opportunities to enable zero net energy buildings. Come see our prototype in operation at our booth!

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SmarterBetterCities

SmarterBetterCities is a fast growing 3D web startup based in California and Zurich, Switzerland and was founded in December 2012. They offer business-to-business solutions for municipalities, local governments, urban planners and architects. SmarterBetterCities is the creator of CloudCities an industry leading online platform for hosting, sharing and visualizing smart 3D city models.

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Swim

Swim.it Software empowers always-on streaming data cloud applications. Our mission is to enable realtime Smart IoT, M2M and Streaming Enterprise applications that need to consume vast and varied amounts of information from sensors and other data sources to be easily built, economically deployed and significantly more resource efficient. Our Swim software provides a runtime and programming platform for building stateful applications based on global actor model and a bi-directional streaming API. Swim.it is deployed today in a variety of applications including smart city, advanced transportation, conversational commerce and privacy awareness applications.

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TransitScreen

TransitScreen

TransitScreen is a live transportation display – all transit types made instantly available. We help people make informed, sustainable decisions to improve quality of life in cities, with helpful information designed specifically for a location. Information about your transportation choices is displayed at a glance, live and in real-time. Compare train times to bus arrivals on your way to work in the morning. Know when your employee shuttle arrives so you aren’t caught waiting in the cold. Grab another cup at the coffee shop while you wait for your streetcar. Catch a Lyft or an Uber instead of bikeshare when it’s raining. The Company turns precious time into resources and opportunity. Our service is active in every major city in the US and Canada, and European cities in 10 languages. 

TransitScreen is providing a live screen at the conference venue, showing real-time departure information for a variety of urban transportation choices including AC Transit, BART, ridesharing services, and conference transportation shuttles. In addition to getting information as you walk past the screen, you can also access it from anywhere using your computer or mobile device at transitscreen.io/go/motm

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Wattz

Wattz makes it easy for IoT companies to incorporate energy harvesting into their products. As the number of battery-powered IoT nodes continues to explode, sensor reliability and the cost of battery replacement is becoming an increasingly significant pain point for users. Harvesting small amounts of ambient light, thermal or vibrational energy to trickle-charge batteries in low-power sensors is now a viable solution, providing extra life or functionality in these devices. We are developing a range of energy harvesting hardware and battery-monitoring software solutions to reduce the pain of battery replacement in smart city and smart building applications.

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