Dreamit Announces the Fall 2019 Cohort
Over the next 14 weeks, these startups will work with the Dreamit team to de-risk their products, build their sales pipelines, pitch to new customers, improve their investor pitches and funding strategy, and present their businesses to venture capital investors.
In the first weeks of the program, the startups will be preparing for a “Customer Sprint.” During Customer Sprint prep, Managing Directors and Program Managers prepare founders to meet with enterprise-level customers and partners by critically analyzing and reshaping how to best present the company and product. Teams dig deeply into how to present the problem statement, value proposition, differentiation, use cases, and more. The Dreamit team will challenge key assumptions just like a customer might test them, and they will provide suggestions to streamline and hone every aspect of their customer-facing pitch.
In weeks 6 and 7, the startups will hit the road for the Customer Sprint. All tech founders are familiar with a “dev sprint,” and Dreamit designed the Customer Sprint with the same principles in mind. Founders create a game-plan and then focus intensely for 2 weeks on pitching, selling, getting feedback, and creating relationships with 50+ corporates in Dreamit’s customer network.
The customer network includes top enterprise organizations in our core verticals, such as Independence Blue Cross, Strategic Property Partners, Penn Medicine, American Express, IBM, Intermountain Healthcare, Blackstone, Related, and more. The products these organizations use often become the industry standard. During the Customer Sprint, founders visit the offices of these organizations to meet senior decision-makers, discuss pilots and/or sales, and initiate partnerships.
In the second half of the program, founders shift their focus to fundraising. In weeks 13 and 14, the program culminates in a two-week, bi-coastal Investor Sprint. Founders meet with 20 to 30 investors in one-on-one, in-person meetings at investors’ offices. Dreamit’s Investor Sprint is a faster, more efficient way to build relationships with investors, raise capital, find lead investors, and get meaningful introductions.
Dash provides solutions for automating the compliance process in the public cloud and for managing vendor risk. The automated platform streamlines cloud security for enterprise organizations and allows companies to manage regulatory compliance without consultants and security experts.
802 Secure fortifies networks from Internet of Things (IoT) risks through non-intrusive wireless monitoring across the entire electromagnetic spectrum (Wifi, LTE, Bluetooth, etc). 802 Secure’s products are used across a wide range of industries for asset management and security monitoring, giving organizations the ability to prevent network breaches and avoid data loss due to infiltration from wireless networks.
Ascent AeroSystems designs and manufactures unique coaxial drones that are more portable and rugged than conventional multi-rotor drones. Ascent’s rugged cylinder-shaped vehicles scale to any size and are ideal for industrial, public safety and military markets where mission-critical operations in tough environments are the norm.
V2verify is a voice biometric technology that can authenticate users within 2 seconds, eliminating the need for passwords, PINs, or knowledge-based questions. The technology contains built-in multi-factor authentication and works across all channels and customer touchpoints.
ZeroEyes uses is a video-based system leveraging artificial intelligence to detect weapons and send real-time alerts, improving situational awareness and decreasing response times for first responders. Guarding schools, houses of worship, and other often-targeted locations, ZeroEyes delivers a fast, highly automated solution that alerts first responders to weapons drawn and potential mass shootings shaving minutes off of response times during extreme potential loss of life situations.
NeuroFlow enables expanded behavioral health access and engagement. Behavioral health treatment is proven effective, but two-thirds of patients with behavioral health issues never access care. NeuroFlow’s suite of tools includes a mobile platform incorporating remote monitoring and clinically proven behavioral protocols with integration across the continuum of care, including psychology, primary care, and pain management settings.
Medifies enables healthcare providers to improve patient experience and provider efficiency by keeping family members and caregivers informed in real-time during medical procedures. Service lines include surgery, dialysis, and chemotherapy. The SaaS platform delivers HIPAA compliant mobile notifications in real-time throughout the patient's procedural journey.
Precision Image Analysis (PIA) enables imaging and radiology departments to perform rapid expert analysis of complex imaging studies including CT, MR, and vascular. PIA’s credentialed analysts process images utilizing a suite of software platforms based on the specific study and patient requirements. The company guarantees turnaround times of less than 24 hours, reducing demands on internal resources including 3D imaging labs.
PaceMate enables providers to efficiently track and manage the rapidly growing population of patients with implantable cardiac devices, including pacemakers and defibrillators. The platform integrates with all major cardiac rhythm companies. By monitoring and identifying patients at risk for critical events via an intuitive dashboard, providers quickly deliver appropriate and often lifesaving interventions while immediately increasing revenues and care team efficiency.
SurvivorPlan enables cancer care providers to effectively implement and manage mandated survivorship programs. The platform automates care plan generation, implementation, and tracking, ensuring providers can secure and maintain their Commission on Cancer accreditation. The result is improved provider efficiency and adherence to the care plan.
Thunderbolt Pipeline is a CRM and bid management software suite for contractors. It’s latest product, Predict, analyzes millions of pay item level details of failed and successful bids to help pre-construction teams bid more competitively and win more business. Predict is currently being used by Baldwin Paving, the third largest Paving and Asphalt company in Georgia.
Stoop is a software platform that helps multifamily landlords rent furnished, shared (e.g., rent-by-the-bed) spaces to the rapidly growing segment of renters who want those kinds of accommodations. Stoop guides the landlord through the process of furnishing and servicing the units appropriately and currently lists 280 beds from 20 landlords for prospective renters.
Abode helps both large REOs (e.g., banks, REITs) and individual consumers list, market, show, and sell their homes at a fraction of the cost of traditional brokers. Abode’s USRealty.com flat fee platform is the only solution with the automation and tools that enables large institutions like CastleRock to sell their properties at scale using a single solution.
Ruckit is a collaborative logistics platform that enables construction material producers, contractors & carriers, GCs, and subs to order, track, and manage the movement of bulk materials from plants to job sites. Ruckit automates invoice processing and reconciliation, optimizes the dispatch and routing of haulers and streamlines transportation management and their back office. Ruckit has 40 customers in 15 states including CRH & Summit Materials, 2 of the 6 largest producers of asphalt and rock in the US, and large infrastructure builders and operators like Ferrovial & Zachry.
Cribdilla helps landlords reduce vacancy rates by paying departing tenants to help rent out their apartments, creating a unique pool of listings and increasing the average notice a landlord gets from 45 days to 135 days, so they can reduce vacancy rates and manage inventory, increasing NOI by 3.5% at no additional cost.
At HUM is the real estate industry's first AI interior designer, helping property developers and real estate agents overcome a critical barrier to sales: lack of customer imagination. The platform guides customers through quick consultation to predict their needs, lifestyle and style to show them a virtually staged, photo-realistic 3D space furnished to their exact tastes and needs. In the past 8 months, At Hum has already helped sell over 500 units, shortening the sales cycle by over 25%, and reducing costs associated with physical models and staging.