8a9768dd-9cce-4ea3-9fef-796d23d1ea16We’re thrilled to announce the companies selected for this summer’s program! These five finalists were selected from more than 2,000 startups screened during a five-month process. Congrats to these talented teams:
d38646ac-71a7-4eb4-8353-3ad36db0b896BitReady: BitReady is a platform simplifying Bitcoin to bring it to the masses. Users can deposit fiat currency into their accounts and spend Bitcoin, circumventing the need to understand the technology to use it. BitReady buys and spends Bitcoin for the user so customers can focus on making purchases, not managing finances. We offer protection from losses resulting from market volatility and exchange rate variation.Website: http://bitready.io
Founding Team:Patrick Kelly; Michael Young



Hoverstat: Hoverstat provides drone-automated roof inspections to the insurance industry. When an insurance adjuster arrives at a house, all they must do is set down the drone and activate the app. The drone then uses an automated flight pattern, sending measurements and damage information to the app where the adjuster can add to the estimate before printing it out for the homeowner. Insurance companies will be able to provide faster, more accurate relief at a lower cost. Website: http://www.hoverstat.com
Founding Team: Leanne Eckelberg; Mark Sapp

c90803b7-eddb-45b3-bcdc-99e8c13cf8e4SmartyPans:SmartyPans is a smart cooking pan that connects to a mobile device (via bluetooth) and as you select a recipe on the SmartyPans app, it provides step-by-step cooking instructions. The app also computes calories in real time and integrates with other mobile device/apps, streamlining the flow of nutritional information right from the point of cooking.Website: http://www.smartypans.io
Founding Team: Prachi Baxi; Rahul Baxi 
8a3c635e-521b-4a0f-a8aa-9d1f2934c6b3Phronesis Techne: Mogee is an iPhone keyboard app enhancing messaging through images; making messenger-based communication more contextual, articulate, and fun. Mogee will become a marketplace for designers and advertisers to release their proprietary content. The vision is to create an image-based global language platform.Website: http://www.phronesistechne.com
Founding Team: Shuai Payne; Michael Moore
5c985640-5ad1-49fe-8459-35404cd5b948Electronic Gaming Federation: The Electronic Gaming Federation is an electronic sports company working to establish an NCAA equivalent for competitive gaming including titles such as League of Legends, Dota 2, and Starcraft. The company also produces eSports media including live broadcasts of events, news, and eSports analysis.Website: http://www.egfederation.com
Founding Team: Tyler Schrodt; Rockie Hunter; Josh Roberts; Ryan Vazquez; Kathleen Tigue
Make sure you follow us on YouTubeTwitterFacebook  and LinkedIn to keep up with their growth this summer, and save the date to see them pitch at Demo Day August 13th!