Beta Byte: Esqyr

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Esqyr

What distinct problem does this solve?

Test prep options for professional licensure tests are too expensive and inflexible. There are many more licensed professions, but students increasingly lack resources to purchase test prep.

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Beta Byte: Haystak

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Haystak

What distinct problem does this solve for?

Needle exchanges is a public health service available in 33 states for individuals to swap used syringes for fresh ones.  A lot of these services and programs are not well advertised or known.  Haystak is reinventing access to public health services, making it easier and safer for anybody to find sterile syringe programs, while incorporating a feedback mechanism/rating system for more transparency.

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Beta Byte: Rethread

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What is the name of the company and/or product?

Our company is named Rethread

What problem does this solve and what was the “aha” moment?

Our goal is to reduce annual textile waste and help customers conserve resources while keeping up-to- date with fashion trends. Rather than making clothes from scratch, our designers transform and return the customer’s original clothing using the principles of upcycling. The Rethread model enables us to have lower raw material costs compared to other fashion brands. We then pass on these savings to customers.

Rethread’s platform simplifies the shopping experience by limiting the amount of time spent parsing through choices. We accomplish this by personally curating, and creating designs based on the customer’s preferences as well as the latest fashion trends.

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Beta Byte: Visible City

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What is the name of the company and/or product?

Visible City. We are online at www.visible.city and tweet @visible_city.

What problem does this solve?

Cities are constantly changing, and Visible City’s data tools reveal, on a dynamic basis, the ways people are using space in metropolitan areas around the world. For public and private clients, our custom tools and services transform geographic data into insights for making decisions about specific sites, blocks, districts or larger areas. We find, collect, analyze and interpret volumes of fresh data so cities, lenders, brokers, foundations and others make informed choices based on comprehensive, current information.

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Beta Byte: Homecare Timesheets

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Beta Byte is a series underwritten by Bust Out Solutions for that early stage tech found somewhere between idea and traction

 
What is the name of the company and/or product? Where is it found online?

Homecare Timesheets system by PCA Partners.

What problem does this solve and what was the “aha” moment? How does this create value? 

Currently this app solves two big problems: inefficient timekeeping in the personal care assistant (PCA) industry and new state requirements to verify that PCA services paid for by the state are actually received. The first “aha” moment came when I realized I could use a mobile app to replace inefficient paper timesheets in my PCA business. The second came when it became clear that Minnesota, like many states before, was going to require some form visit verification for PCA services, and I realized my app could be expanding to integrate electronic verification.

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Beta Byte: Lifebar

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What is the name of the company and/or product?

Lifebar

What problem does this solve?

The way we consume our media is vastly evolving, and the video game industry is at the forefront of it all. You no longer have to be confined to a couch to experience a video game. You can now watch an entire playthrough while sitting on the train, or strap on a Virtual Reality headset to immerse yourself as never before. At Lifebar we allow you to capture all of these moments, from the first time you picked up a controller, to the last Let’s Play you watched. You can share these moments with others, or analyze them for yourself.

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Beta Byte: ArborWay Labs

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Beta Byte is a series underwritten by Bust Out Solutions for that early stage tech found somewhere between idea and traction.

 
What is the name of the company and/or product? Where is it found online?

ArborWay Labs and it can be found at www.arborwaylabs.com

What problem does this solve?

At the bottom of the IT stack, the relational database is a bottleneck in our information supply chain. Only experts can work directly with these systems, one hand-crafted command at a time. We have developed a breakthrough technology that automates the production of end-user access and information displays.

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Beta Byte: HealthTeam360

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What is the name of the company and/or product? Where is it found online?

HealthTeam360 – http://demorev.healthteam360.com/

What problem does this solve and how will this create value?

Pain point for health care consumers: understanding how to make smart choices for personal health care needs with so little guidance, resulting in poor value (inadequate outcomes / costs).  Point point for employers and plans: paying for portions of claims that result in sub-optimal value.

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Beta Byte: HeadSmart

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What is the name of the company and/or product?

The company is AppLete & product is HeadSmart App

What problem does this solve and what was the “aha” moment?

AppleLete’s mission is to end the concussion epidemic in amateur athletics. We have built an app called HeadSmart that educates athletes in using sport-specific material and is presented by a sports-specific star athlete in educational videos.

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Beta Byte: Delve Health

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Beta Byte is a series underwritten by Bust Out Solutions for that early stage tech found somewhere between idea and traction.

 
What is the name of the company and/or product? Where is it found online?

Delve Health – can be found at www.delvehealth.com

What problem does this solve?

Searching for clinical data on the internet (specific to a disease or a condition), whether to find publications, learn about what clinical trials are out there or to simply learn about what drugs are associated with that disease is exhausting. There are so many websites and so many sources. Then, you have to utilize sticky notes or other means to document your finding, then you have to go to find a way to organize it. Such a long, exhausting and time consuming process.

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