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LeaseALLY is aiming to level the playing field for landowners leasing their minerals to oil and gas companies. For these landowners, the leasing process can be quite confusing and can present an opportunity for powerful oil and gas companies to take advantage of them. Most are not aware whether they own the mineral rights to their land, let alone how...

Topl is redefining how customers interact with merchants at brick-and-mortar stores. By combining a phone app (think Venmo or Paypal) with a terminal placed at participating businesses, Topl facilitates payments without taking your phone or credit card out of your pocket. Using bluetooth and standard mobile phone technologies, Topl creates interactions that are cheaper for merchants and faster for customers....

When we wake up in the morning and roll out of bed to get ready for OwlSpark, we aren’t thinking of work or boredom, but of silly jokes and watching really cool technologies evolve. OwlSpark and our close friends, RED Labs, have hardly made this internship a job. Despite the tough nature of accelerators, they’ve ensured a fun program for...

Ziel Solutions develops wearable devices for reducing the risk of injury from physical activity. Their first product is a patent-pending sensory sleeve for baseball pitchers. Utilizing sensors that combine muscle and motion analysis, the sleeve provides real-time feedback about the major risk factors for injury — such as muscle fatigue and stress exerted on the arm....

Traditional medicine is designed to treat diseases and other ailments, but it falls short of treating the entire body. Wholistic Advisors is lending a helping hand to individuals with cancer, and closing the gap between traditional and complementary medicine. Founder, Truong Nguyen, provides a platform for complementary therapists to connect with cancer patients seeking therapies designed to treat the rest...

OcuCheck is working to halt preventable vision loss. Working with corporate wellness programs, OcuCheck performs on-site eye screenings to check for early signs of sight-threatening eye diseases like macular degeneration, glaucoma, and diabetic retinopathy....

ShowCoach connects young baseball players with coaches nationwide. By sending videos to coaches they know, or coaches they’ve chosen based on reviews and background information, young players can connect with these private instructors and receive feedback on their game....

When you hear the name Arovia, you likely aren’t thinking of the Spontaneous Pop Up Display (SPUD). Founders Alex Wesley, Rocky Wu and George Zhu are creating SPUD, the only 20+ inch electronic display that collapses roughly to the size of a handful of tater tots. Backed with an eight-hour battery life, SPUD is a high-resolution 1080p display that connects...

Cancer and its associated treatments can wreak havoc on the digestive system and its accessory organs, often affecting the taste of foods, and resulting in adjusted or tailored diets. DigiChef is creating a mobile solution designed to provide consistent meal plans, recipes, and digital coupons based on the patient’s medical history, lab results, and fitness goals....

SenseWatch provides a cloud-based API for mobile application developers to interpret gestures or vital signs from smartwatch sensor signals. Their technology is designed to expand the realm of smartwatch applications to include everything from a gesture-controlled music player, skin temperature operated AC, mood based interior lighting system (which is estimated from heart rate, skin perspiration using smartwatch), and more. In...