This grant program from the Innovation Institute at the MassTech Collaborative aims to support and grow mentor networks that connect emerging executives from scaling companies with seasoned entrepreneurs who have experience growing innovative companies to scale.
Pison is creating an applied nerve-sensing and insights platform that will fundamentally change the way we work to maximize quality of life. The Pison platform leverages the microvoltage that runs through the human body when our brains communicate to our muscle systems. Pison’s machine learning interprets the intent of that electrical signal – such as lifting a finger or inhaling a breath and communicates that intent to third party applications. The Pison platform can tell what your body wants to do before your body even moves. Situational awareness and robots are a $30B government market.
Wingbrace is experienced in the delivery of Agile solutions for warfighters and government clients who have mission critical needs. This led the leadership team to create a company that embraces Agile from top to bottom. The Wingbrace ethos that drives their teams to higher performance is Kindness, Creativity and Outcomes. Wingbrace is veteran owned and focused on doing good things for their clients. They are targeting the Department of Defense, Department of Homeland Security, and Veterans Affairs business markets with market opportunities of $245B, $35B, and $48B, respectively.
Guardion is a spin out of Northeastern University, founded by a Mechanical Engineering alumnus, Daniel Esposito, and two professors, Swastik Kar (Physics) and Yung Joon Jung (ME).
Guardion, a passionate tough-tech startup leveraging advances in nanomaterials, is making analytical instruments, chemical detectors, and radiation detectors more sensitive, portable, and easier to scale with nanomaterial-based ion detectors. Guardions’ first product focus is building a single vacuum gauge to operate from atmosphere to ultra-high vacuum – replacing 2 to 3 different gauges that are required now.
CEO and Co-Founder
Founded in 2017, Notch is developing metamaterial solutions that enable antennas to be electronically controlled for beamforming and boosting communication ranges while simultaneously providing cyber-security protection. They are targeting 5G and SATCOM industries.
Founder and CEO
SICDRONE is a manufacturer of high-performance, high-quality small UAS, specializing in structural and energy asset inspections and aerial operations in harsh environments. SICDRONE is targeting the Offshore Energy Monitoring, DoD Counter-UAS and High Value Asset Security markets.
HL Acquisition Inc., (Hosta Labs) revolutionizes the way structures are assessed today. Hosta Labs automates the analysis of images and videos of interior structures for property insurance carriers to provide a full in-depth view of accurate replacement values and risks in the underwriting process and on raw material quantities and mitigation measures in the claim process. Their A.I. technology is patent-pending and sets itself apart from current solutions in the market by creating a contextual understanding of the built environment incl. structures, objects, materials, and measurements. Hosta Labs is creating a platform that integrates with every vertical that physically assess spaces – from insurance carriers, over home improvement companies, to first responder, to Ship Maintenance. Hosta Labs is targeting a multi $billion market.
CFO & COO