Welcome to Boston’s Big IDEA
Thanks to your continued interest in Boston’s Big IDEA, our first contest was a huge success and we had a TON of submissions. With the event coming to a close on Sept 22nd, we have chosen our 10 lucky finalists. A blurb about each of them is below so you can root for your favorites at home. Judging will take place on Oct 10th, and the winner will be announced at the Boston’s Big IDEA Awards ceremony right here in the Innovation District, on Oct 16th. If you are interested in attending the awards, please contact us. We are looking forward to meeting each and every one of you!
GeriJoy bridges the care gap by providing always-available companions for elder care. They take the form of virtual, tablet-based pets that leverage pet therapy to improve mental health
ZappRx is a prescription management system that allows healthcare providers, patients, and pharmacists to more easily interact and communicate. When a provider writes an e-prescription using ZappRx, the patient instantly receives the Rx on their smartphone and can easily fill, transfer, or renew it.
Verbal Applications provides a voice to patients who cannot speak, to communicate to their caregivers. Verbal Care is the name of the software, and consists of icons that work off an iPad that are categorized into needs that relate to what patients most need when they are sick.
TR Aeronautics‘ mission is to bridge the automation gap between unmanned robotics solutions and their enterprise applications. Their innovative solution implements existing robots with a real-time, open source autopilot and communication platform as a foundation, which is then layered with modular components to meet individual requirements.
Splashscore is a performance-based influencer marketing platform for Facebook. Through their network of 50,000 influential consumers on Facebook, they help brands acquire 20x more clicks, likes, leads and sales than traditional social media marketing. Currently, they have 50,000 influencers, who engage 50M Facebook friends on a weekly basis.
PlowMe.com is the Über for snow removal! You signal for a plow truck, and the nearest one comes and does the job. (Or you can hop on a route for recurring service). PlowMe is optimizing the residential snow removal business, resulting in lower prices for customers and higher margins for contractors.
Jumpshell helps people avoid the risks of leasing and subletting apartments with strangers by connecting them with friends in their Facebook network to find apartments, roommates, sublets and subtenants.
Sol Power LLC has developed a solar powered charging station that offers convenient outdoor charging for nearly any cell phone or tablet. Simply plug in your device to the universal adapter, set the combination and lock the locker. Best of all, through the sponsorship and rental model, the charging service is offered free to end users.
CastleOS Software, LLC is an integrated home automation and energy management suite designed to bring advanced automation and energy intelligence capabilities to homes using inexpensive standards-based technologies, rather than the expensive proprietary technologies the high-end home automation market is built on. We call this the “democratization” of home automation technology.
Viral Gains is a fast growing start up that is innovating the online video marketing space. Their founding team has ten years of success in executing innovative digital advertising campaign. Ultimately, their technology will execute on a methodology that maximizes social engagement on video marketing campaigns.