The goal of BREW’s High Stakes Pitch competition is to give our state’s most promising startups a chance at an investment prize to invigorate and propel their businesses to success, and all nine semi-finalists this year had great ideas.
But only three could move to the final round after a three-judge panel evaluated each business on the originality of their ideas, the strength of the team, and the potential for return on investment.
Meet the three companies who will now compete for a $50,000 investment prize in the finals on Jan. 21.
Omnidek Aims to Consolidate Communication
Omnidek is creating an easier way for businesses to communicate in one place. Recognizing that the future service-based economy will be led by those who crave open dialogue and high visibility, Omnidek allows businesses to create their own private portal environment. They believe that email and other legacy business apps are too disjointed; their business process management (BPM) platform provides a real-time Rolodex of customers, vendors, and business contacts in a single platform.
BioCAID Leverages AI for Bioscience Research
BioCAID’s associative artificial intelligence platform uses the bioscience industry’s vast research distributed data repositories to help medical professionals, researchers, and individuals find answers to their questions. The goal is to uncover valuable relationships intuitively and expediently, finding hidden connections between the smallest details. Its intelligent discovery tool aims to deliver new knowledge services to enhance innovation discovery.
Relief Telemed Evolves to Fill Urgent Need
Relief Telemed provides telemedicine service through a business-to-business service model. When COVID-19 struck, the health care startup jumped in to fill sudden gaps in health care. Inspired by models used by Waitr and Uber, the company replicates the entire doctor’s visit experience in the comfort of someone’s home or office.
BREW is produced by Nexus Louisiana and supported by Lucid, High Fidelity, Resilia, Stone Pigman, LSU Stephenson Department of Entrepreneurship & Information Systems, Venyu, Greater Baton Rouge Business Report, 225 Magazine, Power Pump Girls, Inc., JCW Creative Agency, Rep Cap, and the Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge.
Register for tickets to BREW to watch these select companies go head-to-head for a $50,000 investment prize on Jan. 21. Come cheer on our community’s innovators, creators, designers and entrepreneurs.