Founded in 2013 by Thompsom Aderinkomi, the model combines video telemedicine with face to face nurse house calls for between $50-$150 per family. This approach is designed to lower time and cost associated with the traditional physician-patient process.
Apruve is a payment and communication platform connecting B2B buyers and sellers. Business buyers want to get what they need now, but be invoiced for it later. To make this happen, sellers need to efficiently weigh the buyer’s credit risk and facilitate customized payment terms for purchases. Apruve automates this entire process for the seller, eliminating offline, manual accounts receivable tasks and giving a real time picture of captured and pending revenue in an eCommerce store.
Little Peanut on the Go — a personal assistant app for busy parents — has exceeded a crowdfunding goal of $7,500 set and launched last month.
82 backers supported the app, made by veteran product manager Karla Lemmon who created it based on her personal experience traveling with kids. Readers may recognize the unique name from MobDemo, a local mobile pitch competition Lemmon won last November, earning her the initial $25k for development:
150 technically capable conjugated at the University of Minnesota St. Paul Campus earlier ths month for a 24 hour competition of good known as The Nerdery Overnight Website Challenge.
They were joined by another 50 who represented the 14 nonprofits selected for a site makeover at this years annual charity hackathon.
Meanwhile, similar scenarios were playing out in Chicago and Kansas City — home to The Nerdery’s sister offices. While those locations lack the roots laid here in Bloomington eight years ago, they already account for 6 of the 14 Website Challenge’s held to date.
Playtabase develops the gesture controlled wrist apparatus Reemo which speaks with various smart home connected devices to “fundamentally improve the way people interact with their surroundings.”
Startup Weekend Youth Twin Cities is coming to Minnesota on June 10-12 for a state and regional first.
The 3-day event (actually Wednesday—Friday after summer break begins) is for any junior or senior high school student and is being hosted by the Vantage program at Minnetonka Public Schools.
Zivix set out for a minimum of $50k which occured merely four hours after launching in late March on a 42 day campaign term.
Minneapolis edutech startup InvolvEdu launched a $10k crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter this week.
InvolvEdu aims to be a tool for extracurricular groups and administrators that allows students to get credit for what they do outside of class.
Dating mining and analytics startup Centriam is young, hungry and profitable.
Their goal, according to Jez, is to refine and expand their software as a service to the point where it outsmarts them.