Two Orlando startups win at the 2019 Florida Early Stage Capital Conference
Florida Venture Forum's 12th annual Florida Early Stage Capital Conference was held at Omni Champions Gate last week. 20 startups, three from Orlando, pitched to Florida's key investment groups for Space Florida’s Accelerating Innovation (AI) Award prizes. Two of our startups took home two out of the four awards - SegAna won 2nd place and $25,000 in the Early-Stage competition and Capacitech Energy won $10,000 in the Seed-Stage competition. Here is a description of these two startups:
SegAna LLC (www.seganatech.com) is a medical device company that has developed a cloud‐based software platform utilizing artificial Intelligence and a proprietary algorithm that measures changes in patient specific tissue elasticity for enhancing radiation treatment of cancer. The company’s patent pending state of the art technology enhances the treatment of cancer by providing the Radiation Oncologist, in any setting or location, with the ability to accurately define the margin of the tumor on the day of treatment and predict an abnormal treatment up to 3 days in the future. The Radiation Oncologist utilizes this information to develop a new patient treatment plan which will ultimately reduce radiation damage to the tissue surrounding the tumor and improve a patient’s outcome.
Capacitech Energy (www.capacitechenergy.com) is commercializing patent protected, advanced energy storage technology from University of Central Florida. Capacitech sells 100ft spools of series-connected and customizable Cable‐Based Capacitors (CBCs) to distributors selling to OEMs and end users. The CBC will be used to complement batteries in the solar & IT markets to reduce their cost of ownership. It can also help miniaturize electronics by replacing large, traditional capacitors on circuits.
Congrats Rodney Bosley at SegAna and Joe Sleppy at Capacitech!