Innovations in Digital Media: MIT Enterprise Forum of New York City

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On Wednesday, the 12th of February 2014, OLC attended “Innovations in Digital Media” hosted by the MIT Enterprise Forum of New York City.  The event was held at Chadbourne & Parke LLP’s offices located at 30 Rockerfeller Plaza and featured presentations by five startups including Dynamic Sport Solutions, Flight Partner, Prevently.com, Rallyware, and Wagepoint.  An investor panel of judges rated the presentations and provided feedback featuring Daniel Burstein, Managing Partner & Co-Founder of Millennium Technology Value Partners, Ian Sigalow, Co-Founder and Partner at Greycroft LLC, and David Tetan, Partner at ff Venture Capital. Lori Hoberman, Partner at Chadbourne & Parke LLP moderated the session.

Dynamic Sport Solutions presented first and shared their offering coreDynamix (cDX), a customized rating that measures “how a player, coach or scout fits your vision.” Co-Founders Dan Hatman and Alan Dandar offer a tool that provides competitive advantages for sport organizations in team scouting. For more information, visit their website at www.dynamicsportssolutions.com.

 

Flight Partner, a “high efficiency global jet charter system,” offers a centralized reservation system and air charter auctions.  CEO and President Douglas Schmohl’s goals is to offer Software as a Service (Saas) to industry professionals. For more information, visit FlightPartner www.flightpartner.com.

 

Prevently was next to present offering their one-stop-shop health website with a focus on nutrition.  Founder Laurence Girard presented on behalf of co founder Kristen Faulkner describing Prevently’s core offerings which include health content, health products, telemedicine and personal health records.  Feedback from the panelists included remarks from panelists including VC David Teten, who suggested to hone down and focus on a single offering. For more information, visit their website at www.prevently.com.

 

Rallyware was next up to present offering a platform for human-computer interactions that service companies ways to ‘rally’ around communities, actions and rewards through gamification. Co-Founder Eugene Feldman presented on behalf of Co-Founders George Elfond and Mykhaylo Kostandov on Rallyware’s partnerships and growing user base. To learn more, visit their website at www.rallyware.com

 

The last presentation of the evening was Wagepoint, an online payroll software for small businesses. Hailing from Canada, Co-Founder Shivam Rajdev demoed payroll as a service needed by all parties in the audience. Feedback from the panelists included remarks from VC Ian Sigalow around creating a more seamless integration with Quickbooks. For more information, visit their site at http://www.wagepoint.com.

Previous event’s recap: Women Entrepreneurs Disrupting Technology in Action