The Fall 2015 Delta Prize Finalists have been selected. It’s a diverse batch that includes a mobile dating app, predictive analytics for retail business locations, a medical disinfection cabinet, a product video marketplace, and home delivery of craft beer. The teams that make the most progress by Dec 2015 will share a cash prize of $15,000. Venture capital firms Ironfire Capital (lead sponsor), Bee Partners, and Xfund will be holding office hours for the teams over the next month. Company descriptions are below.
Dus is the best way for South-Asian singles to meet their life partner. We use a mix of cultural, religious and personal attributes to find the perfect match. We integrated structured games to break the ice and are one of the only apps that support the South-Asian LGBT community. Dus is currently endorsed by multiple Indian celebrities, and has an aggressive expansion plan for Europe and India.
We at Hopsy want to change the beer distribution industry by creating a direct connection between consumers and brewers. We combine local delivery, draft beer and microbreweries. Our scale plan is based on the introduction of a home tap system (Nespresso for beer). We are creating the first direct to consumers online platform for beer, and the first draft beer delivery service.
Hitmap predicts sales for any future business location. Save time and money that otherwise would be spent on costly and time-consuming market research. Manage commercial real estate portfolio and get custom scored reports for new opportunities.
Nosocom Solutions is a startup developing technologies to prevent Healthcare Associated Infections (HAI), which are the infections that patients acquire while receiving treatment at a healthcare facility. Our first product effectively disinfects lead aprons used by orthopedic and cardiac surgeons. The CDC declared HAI a “winnable battle”, and our startup is focused on this mission.
Vyrill is a video-centric marketplace for consumers to see products in action with videos from across the web and purchase products directly after viewing the video. Consumers experience a product video discovery that is fun, delightful, relevant and informational, and one that they can trust. Brands increase ROI and product sales on video consumption.