The ARK Challenge Demo Day 2013
The ARK Challenge, a coordinated initiative of Winrock International, US Programs, University of Arkansas and NorthWest Arkansas Community College
Thursday, September 5, 2013 from 8:00 AM to 11:55 PM (CDT)
Thursday, September 5 is Demo Day for the The ARK Challenge 2013, and if you're looking for great investment opportunities, you won't want to miss it.
Selected companies will show you where three months of intense hard work and mentorship will get you. Be among the first to hear our teams pitch their solutions in retail, transportation/logistics and food industries. These founders mean business and will all be looking to raise capital. Their 8-minute investment pitches will be sandwiched between excellent networking opportunities at one of America's newest and most renowned fine art museums, Crystal Bridges in Bentonville, Arkansas.
9:30 Passenger Baggage Xpress
10:00 Visualogistic Technologies
10:10 Coffee Break
10:40 Info Assembly
Demos/Q&A at Startup Tables
11:10 Session One
11:20 Session Two
11:30 Session Three
11:40 Session Four
11:50 Session Five
12:00 Closing Remarks
1:30 Selection Announcements
Please take time to meet this year’s cohort, and learn more one-on-one about the startups.
4:30 Depart from Great Hall
Please use this wonderful opportunity to explore the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art exhibits and grounds. The Museum will remain open until 6pm.
8:00 Afterparty at Maxine’s Tap Room, 107 North Block Avenue, Fayetteville, AR 72701 (Just off the Downtown Square)
Web/mobile app to access a trusted community marketplace where students, young professionals and businesses can book delicious, home cooked meals for pickup, delivery or dine-in experience at the chef’s home.
Karanpreet “Karan” Singh, Pankaj Sharma, Pawan Saini and Sunil Kumar | Delhi, India | email@example.com
Passenger Baggage Xpress (PBX)
Your luggage passport, PBX is the travel baggage tracking/recovery network, complete with website, mobile app and unique PBX ID system, that makes flying with luggage secure and easy.
Michael Eason and Brandon Eason | Little Rock, Arkansas | firstname.lastname@example.org
A group management tool, built exclusively for fraternities and sororities, to help chapters manage all activities in a single place.
Mary Dunlap, Luke Pittman, Lukas Deem and Jonathan Ulrich | Conway and Little Rock, Arkansas | email@example.com
Multimedia digital content creation and distribution engine for newspaper and magazine publishers.
Jody Shackelford and Emily Reeves | Hardy and Little Rock, Arkansas | firstname.lastname@example.org
Distributed, low-cost, networked forewarning Automated Detection & Alert System (ADAS) to prevent highway collisions and to promote safety awareness.
Brett Schaefer, Eric Specking, Andrew Dodson and Dr. Scott Smith | Fayetteville, Arkansas | email@example.com
Mobile app, hardware and branded guns and gear that combine core game features and technologies from combat video games for enhanced live-action airsoft, paintball and laser tag matches.
Josh Moody, Joe Saumweber and Michael Paladino | North Little Rock and Bentonville, Arkansas | firstname.lastname@example.org
An intelligent enterprise search and analytics platform that accelerates investment research and empowers faster reporting and business decision making.
Aditya “Adi” Goel and Karthik “Kar” Vaidyanath | Delhi, India | email@example.com
Focused on delivering a seamless experience for the entire lifecycle of a game, the only community-curated marketplace where gamers can choose, fund and purchase games.
Juan Videla and Agustín Juárez | Buenos Aires, Argentina, and Montevideo, Uruguay | firstname.lastname@example.org
A monetization platform that not only helps bloggers and content creators turn their creative content into a personal shopping experience, but also changes the way people discover and buy craft materials.