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About Demo Day

Meet the regions hottest tech startups.

What: A Regional Showcase of Technology Startups
Who: 500+ Investors | Entrepreneurs | Founders | Software Developers | Digital Marketers
Where: Biotech Place, 575 Patterson Ave., Winston-Salem, NC 27101
When: Friday September 6 – from 9:00 AM – 5:30 PM
Parking: Across the Street at Link or at the Church Street Deck
After Party: Incendiary Brewery

Schedule of Events

Thursday, September 5
Venture Café @ Bailey Power Plant
486 Patterson Ave, W-S NC 27101

6:00 – 7:50 PM Rosemarie Truman, Founder and CEO, the Center for Advancing Innovation
6:00 – 7:00 PM Ed Goyette, Hire the Right People

 

Friday, September 6
Wake Forest Biotech Place
575 N. Patterson Ave, W-S NC 27101

9:00 – 11:00 AM Programming
11:00 – 2:00 PM Demo Tables and Investor Judging
2:00 – 2:30 PM Lightning Round Pitches
2:45 – 3:30 PM Keynote Speaker, Henry Ammar
3:30 – 4:30 PM New Ventures Accelerator Final Demos!
4:30 – 6:00 PM After Party @ Incendiary Brewing
Henry Ammar

Keynote Speaker

Henry Ammar

Henry began his professional career in music. He has performed on a Grammy Award-winning album and has traveled the world, sharing the stage with legends. Henry went from creating music to creating businesses, growing his Los Angeles based company into an international success.

Following the sale of his company, Henry returned to school and graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Southern California, Marshall School of Business. Upon graduating, he put his knowledge to use by overseeing the investment and management of over $2 billion dollars in real estate.

Henry now leverages his successes in music, leadership, and coaching to bring pop culture and practical empowerment together to free the world from fear and limiting beliefs to inspire confidence.

Friday, 2:45 PM, Atrium
From Fear to Freedom

There is an epidemic in the world today, characterized by a widespread lack of self-love, lack of confidence, and ultimately, fear. This fear enslaves and affects every aspect of our lives including emotional and physical health, relationships, dreams, finances, our ability to capitalize on our talents and make our own unique contributions to this world. Insecurity and limiting beliefs can hinder you from expanding your business and limiting subconscious beliefs can block you from the impact you want. Freedom and a true empowering confidence can help move you and your ventures much faster. Now is the time to shift from fear to freedom!

henryammar.com
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Thursday Speakers

Rosemarie Truman

Rosemarie Truman

Founder and CEO, The Center for Advancing Innovation
6:00 PM, Venture Café
CAI Startup Challenge Information Session

Learn about The Center for Advancing Innovation’s (CAI) startup challenges and get paired with an invention from a government agency or university research institution to launch your next company!

7:00 PM, Venture Café
CAI Startup Challenge Ideation and Team Formation

Experience a team formation exercise where attendees will be paired with an idea or invention from a government agency, as well as team members to enter the SCALE Challenge or Brain Race!

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Ed Goyette

Ed Goyette

Founder at The Thought Center, LLC, Yours for the Asking
6:00 PM, Venture Café
Making an Impact with Empathy, Creativity, and an Action Based Mindset

Learn how to build community, make a difference, and build a business for virtually no cost. Using examples from both his cafe and marketing businesses, Ed will detail the steps to getting noticed in an authentic way.

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Friday Speakers

Rosemarie Truman

Rosemarie Truman

Founder and CEO, The Center for Advancing Innovation
9:00 AM, Room 153
Previous Day’s Recap and Continued Team Building

Recap the previous day’s team formation outcomes and hear more information about the inventions available in the SCALE Challenge and in the Brain Race!

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Ryan Schmaltz

Ryan Schmaltz

Director @ Media & Emerging Technology Lab, CEO @ Vivre, & Startup Advisor/Investor
9:00 AM, Auditorium
Future of XR

Learn about UNCSA students who research and develop immersive augmented and virtual reality content, and the future of the XR industry in the Triad.

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Kelly DeMeester

Kelly DeMeester

VP Innovation, Renfro
9:00 AM, Room 155
Fireside Chat

During this fireside chat, you will discover how Renfro, one of the world’s leading sock manufacturers, continues to innovate 100 years after its founding.

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Jane Shen

Jane Shen

Head of Sector Development, Innovation Quarter
9:30 AM, Auditorium
The Future of Healthcare

Jane Shen will lead a panel discussion on the future of healthcare. Panelists include:

Metin N. Gurcan, Director, Center for Biomedical Informatics; Professor, Wake Forest School of Medicine

David P. Miller, Associate Director, Clinical and Translational Science Institute; Professor, Wake Forest School of Medicine

Todd Ponzio, Associate Vice President, Wake Forest Innovations

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Karen Barnes

Karen Barnes

Executive Director, Venture Café Winston-Salem
10:00 AM, Room 155
Seed to Series Investor Panel Discussion

Panelists include:

Tim McLoughlin, Partner, Cofounders Capital

Christy Brown, Managing Executive, Loeb.atl

Lister Delgado, Managing Partner, Idea Fund Partners

Joshua Diver, Partner, Smith Anderson

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Ed Goyette

Ed Goyette

Founder at The Thought Center, Yours for the Asking
10:00 AM, Room 153
Transform Your Business and Life with an Action Based Mindset

Discover the four steps of Action-Based Mindset to transform devastating business losses and personal upheaval.

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Janet Spriggs

Dr. Janet N. Spriggs

President, Forsyth Technical Community College
10:00 AM, Auditorium
The Future of Aviation

Hear about the Mazie S. Woodruff Aviation Technology Lab at Smith Reynolds Airport and the future of aviation in the Triad.

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Pete Seeber

Pete Seeber

Founder, CEO, COO, Rocus Networks
10:30 AM, Auditorium
Cyber Security

Explore how security, reliability and flexibility can drive productivity and competitive advantage in the marketplace.

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Mayor Allen Joines

Mayor Allen Joines

Mayor of Winston-Salem; Chairman, NC Economic Development Board
2:350 PM, Atrium
Keynote Opening Remarks

Mayor Allen Joines will be delivering his comments on the state of the entrepreneurial ecosystem and introducing the title sponsor.

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Bobby Davis

Bobby Davis

Entrepreneur, Educator, Developer, Start Up Adviser.
2:40 PM, Atrium
Keynote Speaker Introduction

Coder Foundry — New Ventures Demo Day 2019 title sponsor — is producing the live-stream and production video for the event.

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Friday – The Future of Healthcare Panelists

Metin Gurcan

Metin N. Gurcan

Director, Center for Biomedical Informatics; Professor, Wake Forest School of Medicine
9:30 AM, Auditorium
The Future of Healthcare
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Todd Ponzio

Todd Ponzio

PhD Associate Vice President of Wake Forest Innovations
9:30 AM, Auditorium
The Future of Healthcare
Panelist

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David Miller

David P. Miller

Professor, Internal Medicine and Implementation Science, Wake Forest School of Medicine
Associate Director, Clinical and Translational Science Institute, Wake Forest School of Medicine
9:30 AM, Auditorium
The Future of Healthcare
Panelist

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Friday – Seed to Series Investor Panelists

Tim McLoughlin

Tim McLoughlin

Partner, Cofounders Capital
10:00 AM, Room 155
Seed to Series Investor Panel Discussion
Panelist

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Christy Brown

Christy Brown

Managing Executive, Loeb.atl
10:00 AM, Room 155
Seed to Series Investor Panel Discussion
Panelist

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Lister Delgado

Lister Delgado

Managing Partner, Idea Fund Partners
10:00 AM, Room 155
Seed to Series Investor Panel Discussion
Panelist

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Joshua Diver

Joshua Diver

Partner, Smith Anderson
10:00 AM, Room 155
Seed to Series Investor Panel Discussion
Panelist

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Presenting Companies

Clifton Duhon

(Re)FÜL

(Re)FÜL provides predictive nutrition analyses and creates personalized nutrition plans for competitive athletes. (Re)FÜL is NOT a nutrition log. It is a performance-based nutrition tool that simplifies nutrition by telling athletes exactly what to eat and monitors their metrics to ensure their plan is working for them. 

re-ful.com

Elizabeth Hurtado

Hay Trabajo

Hay Trabajo is a job platform that connects businesses with the Hispanic blue collar workforce by bridging the gap caused by language barriers. Besides helping businesses recruit Hispanic labor, Hay Trabajo provides translation services. Through the Hay Trabajo platform, businesses can connect with Hispanic workers, post jobs and access a database of Hispanic labor tailored to their needs.

haytrabajoya.com

Joshua Gimble

LivWell Nutrition

LivWell Nutrition is an emerging plant-based wellness company with a passion to help people be healthier. We offer our community the purest quality plant-based foods/supplements and with every batch, we share our lab results with our customers to prove it. Join us on our journey, as we spread the know-how and provide for those looking to eat more plants and be more healthy, let’s Live Well together! 

livwellnutrition.com

Janet McKay Smith

Gift’d

Gift’d is a mobile app and kiosk distribution system that allows people to purchase and personalize gift cards from home or on the go. After choosing the occasion, location and amount for the gift card, gift buyers have an added benefit—the ability to personalize each gift card with custom images, graphics, and type.

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Exhibiting Companies

AlleyCat Studio
AVO Insights
BAM Concepts
BatteryXchange
Brain Power Advisors
Brian Iversen & Associates
UW-MaC
Conventional Applications*
CrewPay
Dr. Cowan’s Garden

 

EarlyGroove
Enformia
Fluree*
FPS Critic
Frozen Pii
Gift’d*
Greenhill AntiBallistics
Hay Trabajo*
HIMCEN Battery Inc.
iScribble

 

Limmat Technologies
Live Furnish
LivWell Nutrition*
LOFT
One Donation*
Orbital RX*
Patch
Pendragon 3D
Postbiotic Labs
Proodos

ReFÜL*
SeeSnapGet
Shyftauto
Sup
SWIPEBY
Tokyn
VettDeck
Wellnecity

*New Ventures Companies

Demo Day Event Sponsors

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Investment Firms

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Program Partners

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Meet the regions hottest tech startups.

Over 50 of the state’s Best Technology Startups will be exhibiting and conducting live demos in the atrium of Biotech Place. Engage with teams of investors from North Carolina and beyond who will be covering the demo floor and selecting 10 companies to do lightning round pitches on the main stage.

Scoring will run from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM followed by lightning pitches, the keynote (@theHenryAmmar) and New Ventures company presentations. Participating investors will have access to a private hospitality suite for one-on-on one meetings with startups.

This year we have partnered with Venture Café to bring amazing programming to you Thursday night and Friday morning. In addition to the investor style pitch presentations by the New Ventures 2019 cohort of companies, the VentureSouth Piedmont Angel Group will be coordinating the lightning round.

Interested in applying to New Ventures 2020?

Get on the list now by applying to Open Runway.

 

Or schedule an appointment with Adrian Smith, New Ventures Director.