Demo Day from 5-8 tonight
HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, Ky. (July 28, 2016) — For the past three months, six student-led startup companies in Northern Kentucky University’s INKUBATOR program have been working to turn their business dreams into reality. Graduates of the program have a chance to demonstrate their progress to some of the top leaders in Greater Cincinnati’s startup world today from 5-8 p.m. at Demo Day at Cintrifuse.
The INKUBATOR is a rigorous, 12-week business accelerator housed in the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, an initiative of NKU’s Haile/US Bank College of Business. Founded in 2012, the INKUBATOR program is open to all current NKU students and recent graduates.
Graduates will deliver a seven-minute pitch, followed by a Q&A session with the panel of guest judges. A networking event will follow. Members of the audience will vote for the best presentation of the night, and the winning company will receive a $1,000 prize.
The INKUBATOR Class of 2016 includes:
- Crossbeam Consulting: An online test prep company that helps social workers pass the ASWB licensure exam. Founded by NKU alumna and licensed social worker Lacinda Jones.
- CultureX: A web-based platform to connect individuals from international organizations with those interested in learning about other cultures based on their career and interests. Founded by NKU Business Informatics student Andy Miller.
- experitix: A cloud-based digital ticket, event, and experience management platform serving educational institutions. Founded by NKU alumnus Ian Herzog.
- Furaha: Furaha empowers donors to choose exactly what they would like to donate and where they would like it delivered. Founded by NKU Biology student Keith Prive.
- Umi: A tool that illuminates endless opportunities. Founded by NKU student Joseph Smith, who is pursuing a Marketing degree with a double minor in Business Administration and Entrepreneurship.
- WaiverHawk: Identifies potential through data. Founded by NKU alumnus Samuel Hallforth.