Beyond the Pitch

1 Day, 2 Events: Demo Day and VentureNEXT Highlight Impressive Startups at Every Stage.

Demo Day

On October 22, Rev1 will be hosting two events entirely devoted to Columbus’ entrepreneurs and startups—Demo Day 2015 and VentureNEXT.

At Demo Day Fall 2015, which  begins at 1 PM and lasts until 4:00 PM,  we’ll be showcasing 11 impressive Columbus startups that have created products that their markets want and need. These companies have achieved first revenue and first customers. Below are links to more info on each company taking part in Demo Day as well as their “What If” statements.

3Bar Biologics – What if we could increase the productivity of agriculture while decreasing dependence on synthetic fertilizer and pesticides?

Ardina – What if you had healthcare benefits you could actually afford to use?

Clarivoy – What if you could connect your TV advertising to online and offline sales?

GenomeNext – What if we could quickly and affordably analyze a person’s genome?

MentorcliQ – What if everyone had a great mentor and we made it easy?

Nexosis – What if we could harness the power of data to accurately forecast demand?

ProteoSense – What if we could eliminate foodborne illness?

Seamless Contacts – What if you could automate prospecting, list building, and appointment setting to increase your sales by 10x in 1 year or less?

Simple-Fill – What if we could change the way America fuels its vehicles?

TicketFire – What if you could sell your event tickets or donate them to charity at the last minute simply by taking a picture of them with your phone?

trueDOK – What if we could eliminate the surprise healthcare bill?

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VentureNEXT will follow Demo Day, beginning at 5:30 PM and ending at 8:30 PM. Those who attended VentureNEXT last year already know what to expect—a really terrific evening of connection and recognition that’s all about startups and entrepreneurs. For those who weren’t with us last year, come and find out what all the buzz is about.

The categories for the awards are new this year:

Best Backyard Effect

Fastest Growing Company

Customer Pivot


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At each event, we’ll be welcoming the region’s top entrepreneurs, investors, and business and community leaders. Our guests won’t be just from Columbus—we’ve invited investors and others from beyond the region to join us, too.

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