Six minute pitches from six passionate entrepreneurs -- SmartCamp Boston continues
Michelle Purvis 270005C46M Visits (3302)
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After hearing the presentations from the startups I am now equally as blown away by the insight and passion of the true stars of the day: the entrepreneurs. This event in Boston is the regional finals of SmartCamp and the finalists are certainly top-notch. Six different startups each gave six minute pitches to an audience of over 30 mentors. The enthusiasm of the companies was invigorating. It honestly was thrilling to be in the room where these presenters, in most cases original founders of their companies, expressed their desire to create smarter solutions to enact change in the cities we live in, the healthcare systems we use, and the environment that sustains us.
We saw healthcare solutions ranging from saliva-based medical testing devices to virtual physician consult platforms. We saw software solutions that help companies determine just what on earth they are supposed to do with data from their 10,000 air conditioning units across 1,100 buildings worldwide. We saw analytics companies that use street traffic data to help identify trends in automobile flow and supply chain mapping to help consumers see where product materials originate in source. All of them, though, had one thing in common: a mutual passion for building a smarter planet.
Check back later for more details on the mentoring sessions and advice that was given.
Michelle Purvis is an MBA intern working with the Global Entrepreneur Program this summer.