Resquared creates niche real estate tool

Griffin Morris, Resquared co-founder Twice a year, Silicon Valley based Y Combinator (YC) funds category-defining ventures and provides them with mentorship. YC's alumni are valued at a combined $300B+ and include Dropbox, AirBnB, Stripe, Brex, and Podium to name a few. Last month, YC invested in Cincy-based Resquared, a marketing platform for commercial [...]

HOT COFFEE: Kroger’s at-home COVID test, cybersecurity scholarship at UC

At-home COVID-19 test Kroger Health, in collaboration with healthcare tech company Gauss, is launching the first smartphone-enabled at-home COVID rapid antigen test kit available nationwide.  Cybersecurity scholarship The University of Cincinnati is establishing a CyberCorps Scholarship for Service program with a $4 million award from the National Science Foundation. It is a full scholarship and living [...]

HOT COFFEE: Improving breast cancer outcomes, Silicon Valley funding, VR in surgery

Cintrifuse hires managing director Cintrifuse has announced that Oleg Kaganovich is the new managing director of its fund. Kaganovich, a former venture capital investor in the US, Asia, and Saudi Arabia, will lead the launch of Cintrifuse's third fund and manage Funds I and II. Improving breast cancer outcomes Human cells clean out waste, allowing [...]

Ulimi founder talks conversational design

Nick Dokich, Ulimi founder Conversational design is all about chatbots and voicebots, both of which are computer programs driven by AI, automated rules, natural-language processing (NLP), and machine learning (ML). Ulimi, located in Covington, is a tech company that creates chatbots and voicebots to optimize business/workforce performance. Cincinnati Future spoke with Ulimi’s founder [...]

HOT COFFEE: An entirely self-check out store, ‘Lab on a Chip,’ and more COVID tests

MORTAR growing its space Mortar, an accelerator and nonprofit that aims to help underserved entrepreneurs and small businesses succeed, has outgrown its space and is opening a fifth location, as well as a new headquarters. "Lab on a Chip" A professor at the University of Cincinnati has created a “lab-on-a-chip” device for early and noninvasive [...]

HOT COFFEE: 3D modeling company lands $20 million, an innovative drug delivery device, and zebrafish in the lab

Physna raises $20 million Cincinnati 3D modeling pioneer Physna has just closed on $20 million in Series B funding, led by Sequoia Capital and Midwest-centric VC firm Drive Capital. Therapeutics at the push of a button Enable Injections is developing a medical device called the enFuse, an innovative drug delivery system. The device will allow patients to [...]

HOT COFFEE: AI for manufacturers, clearing snowy roads with GPS tech, an AI powered shopping cart

Photo by Greg Widmeyer for Shutterstock. AI for manufacturers Ulimi is a Covington-based startup that is using artificial intelligence to make work life easier for manufacturers and other employers. Its product, Reach, enables companies to communicate via text with a large number of workers who may not have company email addresses. Getting roads [...]

Hot Coffee: P&G’s LifeLab, 3D and the pandemic, Abre appoints new CEO

P&G's LifeLab Everyday Procter & Gamble launched its P&G LifeLab Everyday virtual experience at the all-virtual CES. The platform blends digital exploration with virtual reality to showcase the innovations and technologies shaped by customer research. Directions Research launches new suite of products Directions Research, a Cincy company that offers research and analyses for businesses, has [...]

Hot Coffee: Water purifying tech, 1819 expands, QR codes for safety

Water purifier tech Cincy’s GoSun has been named a CES 2021 Innovation Awards Honoree by the Consumer Technology Association (CTA), for its GoSun Flow water purifier. The tech pumps over 100 gallons of water on a single charge, then it is recharged or powered with the sun. New grant program for startups Cincinnati’s tech scene [...]

Hot Coffee: Connectivity, collaboration, and supply chain

New tech for remote connectivity In the continuing effort to evolve from just a telecom company, CBTS has recently launched a portfolio of networking products equipped with Software-defined Wide Area Network (SD-WAN) technology. The move will help streamline connectivity in a time that remote work has become the norm. Belcan makes acquisition Belcan, one of [...]

Hot Coffee: P&G at CES, home-buying app, a 3D search engine

P&G finalists to head to CES P&G Ventures has announced the four finalists for the third annual P&G Ventures CES Innovation Challenge. The Challenge will culminate with representatives from the selected startups pitching their products virtually to a panel of expert judges on the P&G LifeLab stage during CES in 2021. Miami U launches successful [...]

Data analytics for the law enforcement community

Peel9: CEO Todd Levy, CTO Murat Ozer, CMO Tim Sabransky, and Director of Business Development Daniel Gerard Peel9, a Cincinnati Business Courier 2020 Innovation-Technology award winner, is an 1819 Innovation Hub supported records management and analytics company that serves the law enforcement community. Cincinnati Future had the opportunity to speak with CEO and [...]

On the trail for a universal flu vaccine

Image by aslysun for Shutterstock While the world is currently laser-focused on the COVID-19 vaccine, some Cincinnati researchers are working on another goal: developing a universal vaccine for seasonal influenza. The CDC estimates there were 38 million cases for the 2019-2020 flu season. Eighteen million sought care from their healthcare provider, 400,000 were hospitalized, [...]

Hot Coffee: Astronaut laundry, regenerating skin and Kroger’s precision marketing

Queen City Angels investments Queen City Angels has closed an investment with Joot, a two-year-old company that applies automation and technology to improve the SEC compliance process for small and medium-sized financial advisory firms. How do astronauts do their laundry? Add this one to things you never thought about. P&G has signed a contract with [...]

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