Contra Software/Studio Fusion – Jim Passmore

Contra Software/Studio Fusion – Jim Passmore

Description

Contra Software, LLC is a software development firm that was founded by it’s owner Chris Palmer in the spring of 2010. We help our customers re-imagine the technology that drives their business. Our company boasts a sizable mobile, web and graphics portfolio from our experienced professionals. All of our staff has spent a significant amount of time working with Fortune 500 companies and we look forward to sharing that experience with our customers.

Studio Fusion has given Studios and Costume Departments a free suite of tools that allows them to do every facet of their job more efficiently, including the collection of product information for the show’s costumes. This product information will assist Studio Fusion in the recruitment of Fashion Designers and Brands to join the exclusive Studio Fusion Marketplace.

Area of Assistance/Guidance

We are always looking for the top technical talent. We build applications in Java in the Cloud ( Amazon Web Services) with both a Web Frontend ( HTML, CSS, and Angular) as well as a mobile frontend.

Comfy Cup – Kyler Russell (and his mom Brandi)

Comfy Cup – Kyler Russell (and his mom Brandi)

Description

Little Leaguer, Kyler Russell, loved baseball, but hated the mandatory cup he had to wear.  His parents encouraged him to channel his complaints into creating an alternative and he knocked one out of the park with a smarter, softer solution.   Kyler created Comfy Cup , a youth athletic cup for boys like him who dislike wearing the traditional hard athletic cup.  Comfy Cup provides light protection in a comfortable—and kid-friendly—design.

Unlike the typical hard plastic versions, Comfy Cup is soft and flexible. It’s molded from pliable foam that contours to the body, and has a breathable mesh lining. Its scaled-down size and light impact protection make it the perfect first athletic cup for school-aged kids just getting started with contact sports.

Area of Assistance/Guidance

  • We are always open to constructive criticism, recommendations and guidance as we scale our business.
  • We would love to connect with a mentor who has experience selling on Amazon and can offer guidance on bookkeeping and accounting for Amazon.
  • We are currently seeking legal advice on the possibility of a patent for Kyler’s Comfy Cup.
  • We are always looking to partner with local sporting goods retailers to carry Comfy Cup inventory in their brick and mortar or online store.

 

Julia’s Storm Sleeper – Julia Luetje

Next time a thunderstorm keeps you awake, just slide your head right into the Storm Sleeper, a fort-style pillow complete with a light and speakers.  Perfect for sleeping or reading peacefully.

 

Web: www.thestormsleeper.com

Twitter: @JuliasStormSleeper

Facebook: www.Facebook.com/JuliasStormSleeper/

Glasswater Lead Free Lures – John King

Glasswater Lead Free Lures – John King


Description

Glasswater LFL is a company committed to helping prevent the over 2,000 tons of lead fishing litter that goes into our lakes, rivers and coastal waters every fishing season.  Anglers are overwhelmingly environmentally minded not only because they have an appreciation for the great outdoors but for the common sense reason that a cleaner environment means more places to fish and more fish in those places.  By providing fishers with lead free solutions that can compete with lead products in terms of price, availability and effectiveness we know our fishing friends will make a change to ecofriendly lures and weights and together we can “get the lead out” and make some money too!!!

Area of Assistance/Guidance

  1. We are looking for are introductions to interested groups from Boy Scout troops to potential investors.
  2. We are interested in getting sponsorships, attracting funding and generating marketing avenues in addition to getting the word out about the hazards of lead.
  3. We are needing some help in locating OEMs, finding or developing automated processes for a number of our products and advice on how to source both within the USA and overseas.
Linda Van Horn – iShare Medical

Linda Van Horn – iShare Medical

iShare Medical is a complete medical record, organized around the person, that is easily and securely shared across trusted providers, organizations, software programs and devices and available at your fingertips 24/7/365.

At iShare Medical, we challenge the status quo by creating software to get, organize, and share medical information. We believe that your medical information should be organized around you so that a complete picture of your health and healthcare can be available to you, your doctors, and, if you authorize it, your loved ones. We believe in building software that is beautiful and simple to use that helps patients, doctors, and insurers get the information they need to streamline care and payment for services rendered. We believe that sharing complete information helps you and your doctor can make the right decisions for you. There is power in sharing complete information; power that could lead to saving your life, improving your care, and reducing the cost of healthcare.

Contact info

Melissa Roberts – ECJC

Melissa Roberts – ECJC

Melissa Roberts is the VP of Communications and Outreach at the Enterprise Center of Johnson County and the President of Free State Strategy Group LLC. She has worked at the nexus of politics, marketing and community organizing for a decade.

The Enterprise Center in Johnson County is a non-profit organization that connects entrepreneurs with the resources they need to grow and scale.

We select local entrepreneurs in their early stages of development and provide them with support, financial education, mentoring, consulting and affordable work space to position them for venture development and commercialization.

Our mission is to stimulate business creation and employment in the region by providing resources and services to early stage, high-return, high-growth companies.

Phone: (913) 438-2282
www.ecjc.com

Tim Donnelly – SoftVu

Tim Donnelly – SoftVu

SoftVu is a SaaS Marketing CRM platform that creates, manages, distributes, and tracks automated marketing strategies and content for direct to consumer markets, currently within the banking and senior living industries. Our next generation platform, called “SeniorVu”, uses a patent-pending, machine-learning ‘matching’ algorithm, that not only identifies future clients and residents, but automatically begins to nurture them prior to the actual sales engagement, dramatically enhancing sales pipeline quality while greatly reducing cost of sales for senior living communities.

 

Just Play Sports Solutions – Austin Barone

Just Play Sports Solutions – Austin Barone

Meeting at the intersection of education, sports technology, & analytics, Just Play is helping coaches better teach and prepare athletes across the country from the High School to the Pros through digital coaching tools and our interactive mobile app.

Sickweather – Graham Dodge

Sickweather – Graham Dodge

Sickweather is the Doppler radar for sickness and the world’s only real-time, hyperlocal illness data platform which processes over 6 million reports per month and serves over 4 billion API requests per month.

Grit Virtual – Chris Callen -Oct. 4th

GRIT Virtual is a fully accessible and interactive planning engine for construction. GRIT combines the computational power of 4D (3D + Time) software with the field experience of those who will actually build the project by utilizing a first-in-class virtual reality portal.  By enabling teams in the field the ability to provide planning input, GRIT provides the most precise and reliable workflows for resource allocation and project planning available.


ccallen@gritvirtual.com

www.gritvirtual.com

facebook.com/gritvirtual

twitter.com/gritvirtual

Safely Delicious – Lisa Ragan – September 6th

Safely Delicious – Lisa Ragan – September 6th


As a mom of four children with multiple food allergies, I have been cooking allergen-free since 2004.  Not wanting my kids or anyone else with food allergies to feel excluded at school, birthday parties, social events, etc., I created snacks that looked and tasted similar to what others were eating, but were free of the food allergens they had to avoid and still tasted delicious.  Many years later, Safely Delicious™ was born.  Safely Delicious™ snacks are free of Gluten, Dairy, Peanut, Tree Nuts, Soy and Egg and are made in a dedicated commercial facility free of these allergens.  Safely Delicious™ snack bites are sweet and crunchy, Vegan, have no cholesterol, no artificial colors, no artificial flavors and no preservatives, and are an excellent source of iron.

 

Website – www.SafelyDelicious.com

Email – CustomerService@SafelyDelicious.com

Facebook – Safely Delicious

Twitter – @SafelyDelicious

Instagram – SafelyDelicious

Pinterest – Safely Delicious

Homebase.ai – Blake Miller – August 2nd

Homebase.ai – Blake Miller – August 2nd

Homebase.ai was founded in February 2016 as a corporate innovation partnership between Think Big Labs and Sunflower Development Group. Sunflower was looking to develop a smarter apartment building to produce a building with energy efficiency and cost savings, but to provide a better living experience for their residents.

Homebase.ai is a smart apartment management platform that modernizes and simplifies property management by merging community management tools with intelligent building automation.  With Homebase.ai, multi-family residents experience state-of-the-art living experiences with smart home devices – locks, thermostats, lights, security, amenities, and communications tools.

Property managers benefit from intelligent building automation with cloud-based device data, device control, and streamlined resident communications with payment capabilities.  The Connected Manager Platform provides immediate and seamless ways to communicate with residents, automate rent collection, and enable accountable, stress-free maintenance. Homebase.ai integrates with commercially available connected home and building automation devices to provide a real-time, comprehensive view of building health and resident happiness.

http://twitter.com/HomebaseAI

blake@homebase.ai

From the Ground Up Photography – Cheryl Schoenberg – August 2nd

From the Ground Up Photography – Cheryl Schoenberg – August 2nd

From the ground UP photography provides drone, construction and architectural photography services to meet your needs. We document your project professionally from pre-construction survey to job completion. We provide you, our client, with an extensive collection of full size and web size digital images for your future use in web design, marketing materials, and client interaction. You are granted full reproduction rights to all images. Additionally, we can design photobooks for your use in marketing or for gifts for your client or architect.

info@ftgup.net

Cheryl@ftgup.net
913-660-5270

http://fromthegroundupphotography.com/
https://www.facebook.com/ftgup.net/?ref=bookmarks

Matt Callegari (Idea Jab) – May 3rd

Matt Callegari (Idea Jab) – May 3rd

What is the overarching goal of Idea Jab?

We’ve discovered a huge opportunity in gamifying ideation activities and we’re extremely excited about the possibilities that lie ahead.  Due to the overwhelming support we’ve received from educators, we’ve been thinking about developing classroom specific products based on our original game.  We’ve also done demos at local startups and mid-sized businesses who have requested that we make versions tailored to their needs.  We would like to start developing an extensive line of products for both markets – and a lot more.

Kevin Williams (WISE Distributed Energy) – May 3rd

Kevin Williams (WISE Distributed Energy) – May 3rd

WISE Distributed Energy (WISE) patented technology will be a game- changer for energy consumers.  WISE was started in 2009 to develop an innovative smart grid technology; research and development resulted in multiple patent application awards in 2016 for a personal energy system (PES) and a distributed energy source system. WISE is positioned to commercialize the patents using intelligent storage (WISE POD) and the Internet of Things (IoT) (WISE Controller). With our patents, we can increase consumer adoption of advanced technology, now.

 

Website: http://www.willcoenergy.com/

Email: kevin.williams@willcoenergy.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Getwisepower

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Get_WISE_POWER

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/wisedistributedenergy

Ruby Jean’s Juicery (Chris Goode) – April 5th

Ruby Jean’s Juicery is Kansas City’s top Juice Bar serving fresh cold-pressed juice, performance shakes, smoothies and healthy bites. Ruby Jean’s is a place meant for relaxation in a fresh, hip, one of a kind environment. There is life in fruits and vegetables and that same life and passion are cornerstones of the Ruby Jean’s brand.

 

www.rubyjeansjuicery.com

www.facebook.com/rubyjeansjuicery

www.instagram.com/rubyjeansjuicery

www.twitter.com/rubyjeansjuice

Email – info@rubyjeansjuicery.com

Read This Guided Journals (Annie Presley and Christy Howard) – April 5th

Read This Guided Journals (Annie Presley and Christy Howard) – April 5th

Read This… guided journals help you tell your story. They become keepsakes. The series is designed to engage, educate and inspire the “ultimate author” to organize their stuff, their stories and the emotional journeys of their lives – to “capture life’s treasures.”

Read This… When I’m Dead has been enthusiastically received throughout the country. The book makes it easy to gather important information and fun facts for your heirs. Yes this can be fun! Be sure your heirs know where it is!

www.ReadThis.guru

annie@ReadThis.guru

christy@ReadThis.guru

Twitter: @ReadThisGuru

Instagram: ReadThisGuru

YouTube:  Read This Guru

Pinterest:  Read This Guru

Joe Dunn with Nutrilyze – Feb. 1st

Joe Dunn with Nutrilyze – Feb. 1st

Nutrilyze scores the nutrition of restaurant meals personalized to the user based on individual dietary needs, body measurements and physical activity.

Website: nutrilyze.com

Facebook: Nutrilyze
Instagram: @Nutrilyze
Twitter: @Nutrilyze
Email: jdunn@nutrilyze.com

Shashaanka Ashili with SmartDrivinc – Feb. 1st

Shashaanka Ashili with SmartDrivinc – Feb. 1st

SmartDrivinc’s patent pending solution is focused on unveiling and mitigating the carrier’s risk to smartphone distraction. It is proven to reduce distraction and has a pathway to control losses while increasing customer acquisition and retention. Smart Drivinc had graduated from Global Insurance Accelerator and also the winner of ACORD Insurance Innovation Challenge (AIIC-2016) from Des Moines.

www.SmartDrivinc.com
www.twitter.com/SmartDrivinc
www.facebook.com/smartdrivinc
shashi@smartdrivinc.com
(484) 374-2744

Ryan Rambo (GSI Global) – Jan 4th.

Ryan Rambo (GSI Global) – Jan 4th.

Ryan Rambo is the President of Global Security and Intelligence (GSI) based in Lansing, KS. Ryan is a retired U.S. Army officer and counterintelligence special agent. As a counterintelligence special agent, Ryan served in the special operations community and in a classified strategic intelligence collection program. He is an expert in security program development and implementation, and the collection capabilities and modus operandi of foreign intelligence entities, international terrorist organizations, and the Insider Threat.

GSI is a security company, specializing in counterintelligence, that protects American businesses from a wide range of threats. GSI’s program is called the R3AP Integrated Procedure and includes security program development, threat awareness training, and analysis/production on relevant threat topics. In addition, GSI emphasizes protection of the individual by teaching them how to recognize, react, and report potential foreign intelligence, terrorist, and Insider Threat activities. GSI’s R3AP Integrated Procedure enhances all other organic security programs.

ryan@gsiglobal.net
www.gsiglobal.net
Facebook: @gsimain
Twitter: @gsimain

John Kreicbergs with AppTapp

John Kreicbergs with AppTapp

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AppTapp is the premier event technology platform for amplifying guest engagement, interaction and experience at festivals, events, venues and destinations.

– What’s the backstory on AppTapp? How did it come to be?
– What’s the structure of the company? How many people are on the team?
– How are you currently supporting the company? Bootstrapping? Investment?
– What are your paths to revenue? Exit strategy?
– Where do you see the company in 2-3 years?

Mitzi Dulan with SimplyFuel

Mitzi Dulan with SimplyFuel

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SimplyFUEL is a natural food start-up company that fuels with deliciousness in every bite and makes getting your protein easy. simplyFUEL protein balls are made with simple, clean, high-quality ingredients with protein and probiotics. Founded by nationally known nutrition expert, Mitzi Dulan, RD, who is the Team Nutritionist for the World Championship Kansas City Royals. Mitzi has appeared on CNN, Dr. Oz, and LIVE! with Kelly & Michal and co-authored The All-Pro Diet with NFL Future Hall-of-Famer, Tony Gonzalez. Some of the biggest simplyFUEL protein ball fans include many of the boys in blue but the biggest fan is All-Star Game MVP, Eric Hosmer.

The simplyFUEL story goes like this…as the Team Sports Nutritionist for the KC Royals, Mitzi decided to make her insanely popular protein balls (her recipe went viral on Pinterest) for the Kansas City Royals towards the end of their regular season last year. The players loved and, well, two games later, the Royals clinched the division for the first time in 30 years! The Kansas City media went crazy about her protein ball story and random people in town who met Mitzi said they had heard about her protein balls. The sports radio stations were talking about her protein balls. And, in baseball, they are superstitious so she kept making the same protein ball recipe for the players throughout the playoffs and then the World Series and then the Royals were crowned 2015 MLB World Champions! Lots of people asked her to make protein balls for them and this is how she started simplyFUEL.

www.simplyFuel.com

David Cotter with Prime Residential Management LLC

David Cotter with Prime Residential Management LLC

Prime Residential Management takes the headache out of home ownership! PRIME has created a unique service model that allows homeowners to live a maintenance-free lifestyle. This model allows homeowners to save time, money, and energy and gives them more time to spend with their family or friends. Look at it like a concierge service, just for your home!

Questions:
1) How did you come up with this model?
2) What do your clients love about this service?
3) Where do you see your growth coming from in the coming months?
4) What are your long-term plans?
5) What has been the biggest challenge thus far?

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Laura Steward with Video Fizz

Laura Steward with Video Fizz

VideoFizz (www.VideoFizz.com) is a free award-winning mobile app platform that makes it easy to create montage videos for any occasion. Record a video greeting and invite others to do the same. VideoFizz automatically combines all videos with music and a personalized animation. The final compilation can be emailed privately or shared socially on shared on Facebook and Twitter.

Q&A:

1. What is different or proprietary about your product than other video creating products on the market?
2. How are you funding your start-up?
3. How did you come up with this idea and validate it?
4. What future development is already planned?
5. Do you have a background in technology and how has your background prepared you for this business?

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Laura Steward with Video Fizz -Sept. 7

Laura Steward with Video Fizz -Sept. 7

VideoFizz (www.VideoFizz.com) is a free award-winning mobile app platform that makes it easy to create montage videos for any occasion. Record a video greeting and invite others to do the same. VideoFizz automatically combines all videos with music and a personalized animation. The final compilation can be emailed privately or shared socially on shared on Facebook and Twitter.

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Cote Munizage – Sept. 7

Cote is a fashion and interior designer who is influenced by the places she’s lived. Chilean-born Cote comes to Kansas City after living in Israel, bringing with her a choice collection of fabrics, objects, and art from Europe, Asia, the Middle East, and South America. She continues to collect and trade unique and one of a kind pieces and at times restores them to create timeless ambiences. Cote is a certified interior designer that trained in baroque antique restoration with the renowned Robert Cohen of Jerusalem. Find out how she maintains a multi-continent audience as she establishes roots in Kansas City. http://www.cotemunizaga.com

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Spencer Carlson – 2020 Adventures, LLC – August 3rd

Spencer Carlson – 2020 Adventures, LLC – August 3rd

2020 Adventures connects travelers to trusted locals in the destinations in which they are traveling to help with travel planning and local guidance. On our site, travelers map search through profiles of vetted locals, then have the ability to message and book them to be their personal, local guide directly on the site. As a secondary source of revenue, 2020 Adventures also helps with the planning and booking of small and large group trips to over 40 countries across the globe.

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