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they are home alone by teaching them to play games to get food. Pet owners can check on their pets via an online camera. Co-founders Dan Knudsen and Leo Trottier have doctorates in neuroscience and cognitive science.

Doctible is a mobile app and Web-based platform that enables users to shop online for needed healthcare services offered in the vicinity. Users pay cash for services that are priced well below the minimum deductible payment required by health insurance.

Tortuga Logic, founded by four experts in data security with doctorates in computer science, has developed a software tool that hardware engineers can use to find security flaws in Internet-connected devices, including pacemakers, baby monitors, and automobiles.

PartySpark provides an online exchange at PartySpark.com that matches customers with part-time party planners to make weddings and other events more affordable. PartySpark, which bills itself as “the Airbnb of party planning,” takes a 15 percent cut of every vendor sale that goes through its online network.

Obrary has developed a catalog of software programs that machine shops, small manufacturers, and other customers can use to make custom products more efficiently and at lower cost.

Skylit Medical, has developed a handheld medical device for shining ultraviolet light on psoriasis, eczema, and related immune-based skin diseases. The device includes a wireless Internet connection so users can transmit images to a dermatologist or another expert caregiver.

Manta Instruments makes a scientific instrument that measures and characterizes nanoparticles more accurately and effectively than existing technology.

What Say You is a social website that poses a single question every day. For those who answer, What Say You connects the dots in interesting ways—revealing connections everyone shares about the questions of our time as well as the events and ideas shaping our world.

Lab Fellows has developed an online exchange that enables scientists to book times to use expensive lab equipment at other facilities. Universities and scientific institutes routinely purchase expensive lab equipment that is often used only 30 percent of the time.

Inova Drone has designed a commercial unmanned aerial system for firefighters and other first responders working at public safety agencies. The drone can track wearable sensors worn by first responders, and provides a live video feed to a controller device to improve overall situational awareness.

Lennd is a Web-based communication and collaboration platform for planning weddings and other events. CEO Chris Carver said project management applications like Basecamp and Slack have not been widely adopted by event planners.

Audvi has developed a mobile app that scans printed texts and audibly reads out the content. CEO and co-founder Dusten Pecor introduced himself by saying, “My name is Dusten. I’m dyslexic.” With 60 million dyslexic people in the United States, Pecor said Audvi “provides access to printed content in a way I never thought possible.”

GroupSolver is a market research application that enables users to prioritize ideas and responses from customer surveys. The program synthesizes customer feedback by generating word cloud graphics that highlight key ideas and themes.

UVA Mobile is a no-contract wireless service provider with a “design your own” service plan that offers customers more personalization, flexibility, and value than existing service providers. Founder and CEO Mehul Merchant was previously a senior executive with Simple Mobile, acquired by TracFone/American Movil, and Leap Wireless (Cricket), acquired by AT&T.

kSafe is the next-generation version of the Kitchen Safe, a smartphone-connected, time lock container for cookies and other temptations. CEO Ryan Tseng, a serial entrepreneur, says here is no override to the kSafe, which locks up any temptation (from cookies to video game controllers). It won’t open until you reach your goal. A kSafe funding campaign on Kickstarter that began March 24 met its $50,000 goal in two days.

EvoNexus Demo Day March 26, 2015

San Diego EvoNexus Demo Day

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