The University of Cincinnati’s Venture Lab at the 1819 Innovation Hub held its cohort 11 Pre-Accelerator Graduation Day on Sept. 29. The presentations were held remotely but featured each of the 16 startups.
The seven-week pre-accelerator helps budding entrepreneurs think out their ideas. On graduation day, they get to pitch to a (virtual, in this case) room of entrepreneurs-in-residence, who help them plan and compete for additional funding.
Entrepreneur Samantha Boch told her origin story. Being her family’s nurse, she helped manage her grandmother’s care during the last couple of decades of her life. This made her wonder how other families manage this care without a nurse in their family. Enter My Family Nurse, which will allow users to connect with nurse caregivers in their area to help navigate care.
Another startup, The Portable Classroom, uses AI and facial recognition to improve the remote learning experience. Isaiah Dicristoforo talked about the platform and how it can help in both high school and college settings. They are hoping to scale their business further by finding developers, investors, and conducting market research.
Click here to read about all the graduating teams.