2 Ft. Design Data, LLC (2Ft.Data), Rebecca Holderness, CEO and Professor, UWM
https://2ftdesigndata.com ( not launched)
2Ft.D is a web application that lowers the barrier to entry for real estate investment and development. By guiding users through the complicated processes of parcels, zoning, permits, architecture/design, and financing, 2Ft.D makes real estate investment and development possible for the layman. Americans views on long term investments continue to favor real estate over alternatives, so 2Ft.D plans to captures this interest and ensure new-to-the-space investors have the tools they need to successfully invest in and develop real estate without prior industry experience. Our tool is designed to encourage the broader and more diverse market that is interested in real estate development and investment, to follow-through and actually enter the real estate market.
Like an old-school wizard, 2Ft.D guides the user through a complicated process by focusing on key steps and decisions along the way. Leveraging parcel data for historical, permitting and zoning information, users are able to make informed decisions about where to invest. Using MLS data and neighborhood comparisons 2Ft.D assists users in deciding what they will build and the financial feasibility of said investments. With a financially viable investment plan, our users are able to continue into the physical world of purchasing the parcel, applying for permits, and working with contractors to begin construction.
Throughout this process, 2Ft.D offers premium features and services to the user. Some examples might be access to additional site-selection data filters, templates for communicating with the city, architects or investors, and assistance in searching for government backed incentives and programs. Additionally, 2Ft.D has created a marketplace by helping connect investors to vetted projects for their capital.
Working over two years, (NSF I-corps, LEC UWM), Idea Advance Stage 1) with over 100 customer interviews, demo MVE and WTP we tested a rough demo and are currently completing .a tech visualization process led by Daniel Litvak of Collective Edge.
Cazza, Lenoria Addison, CEO/founder
Cazza is a new clean beauty hair care brand. We have set out to reimagine styling products, both their functional and emotional potential for beauty consumers. We see hairstyling products a makeup for your hair, something to create and explore with.
Clean Beam, S. McConnell, CFO/Operations
Clean Beam designs, manufacturers, sells and supports sanitization systems for food, nutraceutical and healthcare facilities which utilize the power of pulsed ultra-violet light (PUV) to eliminate harmful pathogens from the things we put in, on or expose our bodies to, thereby keeping us healthier. Our first of many market-defining products, the patented Clean Beam Footwear Sanitizer, provides many of the largest food processing and nutraceuticals organizations with what Safety, Quality & Supply Chain executives value highly: cleaner and closer to bacteria & virus-free floors, made possible by sustainable, environmentally-friendly technology. We finalized our first commercial ready product in late 2019 and received our first market-validating purchase orders in the 2nd half of 2020. Our sales pipeline is growing as food processing and nutraceuticals companies are seeking “dry, non-chemicals based” methods to eliminate listeria, salmonella, E.coli and other harmful pathogens from their production floors and products. Recently, the Covid-19 pandemic has bolstered our product’s solid market positioning, as our PUV-powered technology also kills the coronavirus which has been proven to travel on Human Footwear in just 4.5 seconds. We seek approximately $1.5M in investment capital to allow us to recruit a Sales team, implement our Marketing plan and provide the working capital we need to activate our supply chain in support of demand. For the right investing partner, we are providing an attractive valuation, Board seat access and substantial strategic input opportunities (management team buildout, etc.). Clean Beam is headquartered in Necedah, Wisconsin, with a sales office in St. Charles, Illinois.
Naturally Smart Travel, Leilani Ruth Yats, Founder
Naturally Smart Travel is specialty hosted travel company that aims to remove borders between neighbors to showcase the ever-emerging, global ecosystem of social entrepreneurship by increasing access to capital and capacity building in the developing world.
Increased Global Awareness
The world of social enterprise is emerging at a rapid pace. Each month we’ll highlight an overarching topic relative to varying aspects of social enterprise. Each week of the month we highlight a thought leader or initiative creating solutions for the topic with social media promotion and feature on our podcast, Naturally Smart People. Our goal is to create a diverse, shared collection of resources that detail social enterprises, inspiring hope and action for a sustainable future.
Curated Impact Tours
Naturally Smart Travel also hosts personalized tours to connect impact investors directly with social enterprises in Guatemala for a hands-on, culturally immersive experience through a country rich with natural beauty, Mayan history, and endless potential. These specially curated tours aim to inform through experiential learning and build opportunities for thriving social enterprises in the following sectors:
– Agriculture and Food
– Construction and Homes
– Health and Wellbeing
– Natural and Renewable Resources
– Textiles and Trade
Connecting Leading Institutions
What’s more, we work with leading institutions to reimagine access to capital, opportunity for capacity building, and mentorship. We do this by nurturing relationships with local micro-finance and educational institutions that work directly with social enterprises and entrepreneurs. We also connect leading capacity building programs from the US with exceptional Guatemalan organizations to further develop the international ecosystem.
Hydra Immersive, Anupam Das, CEO
The world of architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) relies on printed blue-prints as the primary form of communication. Yet in the office, highly detailed “digital-twin” 3D models are created that contain a vast amount of spatial information that blueprints cannot capture. Due to the size and complexity of 3D data, it is not easy to share this information with project teams and clients without requiring specialized hardware and fast internet access.
Hydra allows 3D models to be viewable alongside 2D blueprints anywhere, on any device (Desktop, Web, Mobile) and makes it as fast and easy to share content as an image. Our unique approach enables users to securely publish extremely large production grade models in seconds to the cloud and view them at smooth interactive frame-rates with beautiful rendering quality without requiring expensive high-end workstations. We believe people understand better in 3D. Having access to 3D models anywhere enables project teams, owners and construction personnel to get on the same page faster, make fewer mistakes, and save money. Hydra provides a solution to a trillion-dollar industry that lacks fast easy access to 3D information. Hydra brings the world of 3D to the palm of your hands.