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Polsky Accelerator Demo Day

August 29, 2017: 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Watch as the 2017 Polsky Accelerator teams present their progress and the state of each of their companies.

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Gleacher Center
450 N. Cityfront Plaza Drive.
Chicago, IL


No Charge


EJ Reedy

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Now in its fifth year, the Polsky Accelerator has become well-known for the strong portfolio of companies it has helped (currently 44 teams) – including notable alumni such as BallotReady, Moneythink, and ZipFit Denim. Alum companies have raised more than $10 million in funding – with three companies having been acquired (HireBrite, matchist, and SmartLine).

Attend the closing Demo Day to hear from each of these great teams:

AutoMech is a car owner's concierge for every aspect of car servicing, saving the car owner time and bringing convenience. We locate high quality service shops, obtain competitive quotes, schedule the service at a convenient time when the car is idle, and take the car to and from servicing. 

BrideGuide is a collaboration platform that solves every bride's greatest wedding planning challenges. Through features like group forums, surveys, task assignments and shared checklists, BrideGuide will allow brides to seamlessly collaborate with their core team on planning events like the bridal shower, bachelorette party, and wedding.

F&A Specialty Foods is aiming to redefine premium salmon processed products in the U.S. 

Flipside is a media aggregator that finds the best articulation of different points of view and delivers them through a newsletter and mobile app. Combining natural language processing with collaborative filtering and motivated by social science, we personalize content to broaden perspectives.

Bee Nana is a frozen dessert innovation in indulgence – "nice cream" – that is tasty, pure, and simple. At a competitive price, Frönen offers a solution for sweet satisfaction without compromising quality or health. Comprised of overripe bananas, honey, and a hint of lemon juice, our product base is low-calorie and naturally allergen free! 

KitcheNet provides families in food insecure areas with meal kits for easy cooking and healthy eating. KitcheNet took third place in the 2016 Social New Venture Challenge.

Provide is passionate about helping low-income families access quality child care, and helping child care providers build sustainable businesses. Provide's software-based back office increases child care providers' profits by automating government-facing administrative work, including public funding, licensing, and accreditation. 

Sinsal is developing an innovative water treatment technology that will allow energy companies to recycle the wastewater produced from hydraulic fracturing operations. 

SmarterCloud is a cybersecurity company that uses machine learning to prevent internal data breaches on cloud infrastructure. We prevent employees from leaking critical data at large, highly-regulated enterprises. 

Waaves is an online platform that enables independent musicians to find and work with the perfect collaborator in real-time to create new, original music. We are removing the hassles that come with online collaboration so musicians can focus on what they do best: creating music. 


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