AUSTIN and HOUSTON, Feb. 25, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- HATCH pitch, the revolutionary startup pitch competition, announced today the finalists for its upcoming March 13 event in Austin, Texas.
A proud sponsor of HATCH pitch since its inception in 2012, the Osha Liang LLP intellectual property law firm congratulates the finalists selected for this international competition.
Applications were received from hundreds of early-stage tech startups in 20 countries and 34 U.S. states. Finalists were selected based on a range of criteria including how revolutionary the idea is, how the company is making life better, what's great about the startup founders and team, and how scalable and sustainable their product is. Each participant will present a business plan to a panel of corporate, angel, and venture investor judges before a well-connected audience.
For the first time, HATCH pitch will feature three categories: Digital Health, Connected World, and Mobility (smart transportation alternatives).
The 2016 HATCH pitch finalists are:
Digital Health Category:
BrainCheck - Educating the world about their brain health by building tools to measure and track your cognitive health.
Care Angel - A free "virtual intelligent caregiving assistant" that calls and checks-in on your elderly loved ones by phone or landline (no smartphone required). Think Siri-for-seniors.
Integrated Bionics - Train smarter and harder with Integrated Bionics' micro-sensor and comprehensive analytics for coaches to create, strategize, and execute customized training regimens.
Luminostics - Transforming smartphones into medical devices that can accurately detect and/or quantify biological targets such as bacteria and viruses, from tiny samples, in less than 15 minutes.
Connected World Category:
Artiphon - Designing creative technologies for everyday music making.
Aquatricity - Delivers a power and water control system to help address the problems of energy and water scarcity faced by underserved communities worldwide.
Gest - A wearable device that tracks finger and hand movements, allowing content creators to interact with their tools in a more intuitive way.
Notion - An affordable, multi-purpose sensor that monitors your home and sends you alerts.
Sup - A social app that lets users see if their friends are nearby without the creep factor.
CarForce - The connected car company: a cloud based enterprise SaaS solution for dealerships to increase customer retention using connected car data.
MetroTech - Aggregates real-time traffic data from silo-ed sources, applies analytics, and publishes actionable information to mobile or web applications.
Roadgazer - A Voice-Driven Artificial Intelligence Assistant for the Car Travel.
SPLT - An enterprise-first ridesharing platform, connecting people and resources to provide a less expensive, more engaging, more environmentally responsible method for moving in cities.
Osha Liang looks forward to hearing each finalist pitch their revolutionary startup at HATCH pitch which runs from 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. on March 13, 2016 at Ballet Austin, Austin, TX.
About Osha Liang
Founded in 1997, Osha Liang is an intellectual property law firm with a global presence. The firm has expertise in worldwide patent and trademark procurement, portfolio management, licensing, acquisition, due diligence, opinions of counsel, litigation, and strategic IP counseling, among other areas. With offices in Texas, California, Washington, D.C., France, China, and Japan, the firm prides itself in being one of the most technically and legally proficient Intellectual Property law firms in the world. Osha Liang is recognized as a top IP firm based on the number of patents issued. To learn more, go to www.oshaliang.com or connect with us on Twitter @OshaLiang.
About HATCH pitch
HATCH pitch is the revolutionary pitch competition for tech startup companies making life better. Playing to capacity audiences at SXSW Interactive the past four years, HATCH pitch returns to Austin as an independent event on March 13, 2016. Previous winners Distil Networks, RideScout, and Realty Mogul have garnered phenomenal attention from the press and investment communities. Distil received a $1.8 million seed investment from a HATCH pitch judge after winning HATCH pitch 2012. To date, our alumni have raised more than $180 million in funding after pitching at HATCH pitch. To learn more go to www.hatchpitch.com or connect with us on twitter @HATCHPITCH and Facebook at facebook.com/HatchPitch.
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