Andy Goldstein, VP of HydraDx, knows the necessity of a rapid, low-cost prototyping and is working with RapidMade to produce a second generation prototype for investors. Prototypes represent intellectual property and demonstrate proof of concept, which are required to give investors a better idea of the technology.
Nitin Mayande, co-founder of Tellagence, gave a live demonstration of their product that predicts the flow of information in social media networks. It focuses on the strength of relationships and pinpoints the people that will carry your message. The technology stemmed from Nitin’s PhD work at PSU, and his advisors were present to see his work transformed into a valuable service to large companies.
Mobile devices are increasingly important as Karin McKercher of Indie Vinos and Josh Blank of OpenSesame know very well. Both companies bridge the gap between communities and consumers with mobile apps. Indie Vinos connects independent wineries with wine lovers, and OpenSesame makes elearning more accessible to businesses.
The Accelerator connects the worlds of research, technology and entrepreneurship. The Showcase highlights those connections and forges new ones.