Education

 

Cogswell College recently celebrated its 125th anniversary and is the second oldest operating college in California.  It is a for-profit institution featuring a rich, project-based, student-centered approach to learning. The college has long educated, practical, imaginative, and entrepreneurial leaders who excel in dynamic and creative industries. Its' graduates are well respected in the digital arts world, with a legacy of contribution to culture and media. It is regionally accredited at both the bachelor’s and master’s degree levels. Its' current degree programs include: Game Design and Development, Digital Art and Animation, Digital Audio Technology, Engineering, and Bachelor of Business Administration. It also offers a certificate program in Virtual Reality. Programs in other areas of disruptive technology education are being considered. Cogswell is overseen by an internationally recognized Board of Trustees that includes executives, academics and entrepreneurs, and is backed financially by Palm Ventures, an investment firm with 20 years of success in providing financial and strategic assistance to more than 40 post-secondary institutions.

 
 

Nightingale College, located in Ogden, Utah, is solely dedicated to educating registered nurses. The College is a proprietary post-secondary institution and offers two education programs, the Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) Program and Registered Nurse (RN) to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program.

 
 

Post University is a regionally accredited university founded in 1890 providing career-oriented Master’s, Bachelor’s, and Associate’s degrees full-time, part-time, and fully online. Post’s main campus is located in suburban Waterbury, CT on 60 acres with modern academic, athletic, library, dormitory, and technology facilities. In addition, Post has three commuter campuses in CT for working adult students and a robust online program serving more than 1,000 students.

 
 

Salem International University, established in 1888 as Salem College, has a tradition of academic excellence and innovation. The beautiful 100-acre campus is nestled in the Appalachian mountains of West Virginia. The campus offers student housing and traditional campus clubs and activities. Salem International University offers Associate, Bachelor and Graduate degrees in high demand fields including: Business, Education, Computer Science, Information Technology and Criminal Justice. Salem International University also offers online courses.

 
 

Schiller International University is a nationally accredited university founded in 1964 providing career-oriented PhD, Master’s and bachelor’s degrees full-time, part-tim, and fully online. Schiller’s campuses are located in Tampa, London, Paris, madrid, and Heidelberg. Schiller’s students come from more than 50 countries. Palm Ventures squired Schiller in march 2009.

 

Education Technology

 
 
 
 

Acrobatiq are educators, learning engineers, scientists, software engineers, and entrepreneurs who share a passion for education and a laser-focus on improving outcomes. By converging learning science, data, and technology; we believe we can enable educators and institutions to increase course completion rates and decrease costs per completer through evidence-based personalized learning solutions.

 

Activate Learning produces K-8 science that adheres to research on the way students learn; by integrating reading, writing, talking, and "doing" science in every lesson. In our curricula, ideas connect from lesson-to-lesson, and unit-to-unit across science strands and grade levels. Students connect what they learn in class with their out-of-class experiences - investigating chemical reactions first hand, then explaining how fireworks work or explaining what happens inside their bodies as they drink a soda. Instead of amassing science information, students apply their understanding to new situations that require them to think critically, reason intelligently, and make sense of science. They engage in practices such as: developing models, explaining phenomena, and using evidence to argue in support of their claims.

 

Globaloria is an education technology company that works in partnership with K-12 schools to respond to high demand for innovative computing instruction models. We're based in New York City, with offices in Austin and San Jose.

 
 
 
 

Noodle Markets believes that 21st-century tools can revolutionize K-12 purchasing. EDUCATORS, we know you’re tired of dodging sales calls. We appreciate that Google searches and trade show floors don’t always show the best options, and that bid management is backbreaking. Our team knows these things because we have worked in K-12 districts, so we get it. Finding and buying excellent products is simply too hard. VENDORS, we know that it’s tremendously difficult to get traction in K-12, even for superb products. We’ve toiled on RFP responses, and we know how few sales calls get returned. Our team has worked for education vendors, large and small – so we feel your pain, too. So, we’ve brought together savvy education leaders to build the marketplace that we wanted when we were in your shoes. It’s essential work, and we have lofty goals: Increased transparency for educators. A level playing field for vendors. Efficient procurement processes. Greater innovation in K-12. All in support of improved outcomes for our students.

Sparkit Reading was developed by a dedicated team of educational technologists in conjunction with Wake Forest University because we believe strongly in empowering parents to advocate for their children. Study after study has shown that the ability to read is the strongest predictor of future success in children, and those who fall behind are often unable to catch up. Sparkit Reading is designed to help parents understand where their child’s reading strengths lie and where their child may need additional help. Sparkit Reading can assist parents and educators in building strong reading skills. These skill in turn can make all the difference in the life of a child, laying a foundation for lifelong learning.

 

Food and Beverage

 

Ecowell, LLC. provides customers with healthy on-the-go refreshments at our green, waste-free vending kiosks. The high-tech kiosk utilizes a user-friendly touchscreen interface, creates a one-of-a-kind user experience. These kiosks allow customers to fill their reusable containers with purified hot, cold, or carbonated water, adding the ability to personalize their beverage with tea, lemonade, 100% juices and nutritional supplements. Users can fill their reusable containers with the 4-stage purified water (available at about half the cost of bottled water), or users can personalize their beverage from a variety of options. Ultimately, Ecowell is revolutionizing traditional vending to give the consumer complete control over their beverage while maintaining a healthy and waste-free environment.

 
 
 
 

 

Honeydrop is a purifying, nourishing, variety of juices enriched with with raw, local honey and supercharged antimicrobial Manuka honey. As the leading producer of fresh-brewed teas and natural juices made with raw honey, Honeydrop is deeply committed to doing the best thing for people, planet, and bees. Always gluten and GMO free, the ingredients are of the highest integrity and minimally processed to preserve their amazing health benefits and flavor. Honeydrop also donates 1% of their proceeds to local beekeepers to battle Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD), an epidemic threatening the global bee population. 

 

 
 

Palm Foods is a Greenwich, Connecticut based restaurant and food-service industry investment and consulting firm. Specializing in the restaurant industry we provide consulting expertise for new concept development as well as operational assessments for existing businesses. With an operations and growth focus Palm Foods invests strategically in start-ups, small regional brands, and publicly traded food-service companies.

 

Healthcare

 

JDS Therapeutics develops and commercializes products for the treatment of human disease and improved quality of life, leveraging nearly 100 issued and pending patents on natural, bioactive compounds. JDS employs a multi-disciplinary approach to optimize the path to market of these moieties as drugs, supplements or functional foods. JDS’s lead pipeline drugs include a first-ever treatment for polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), an oral treatment for type 2 diabetes leveraging a novel mechanism of action with established safety, and a novel insulin. In September 2014, JDS launched Relizen for the relief of hot flashes associated with menopause to high prescribing OBGYNs through its national field force.  In mid-2015, the field force will add a second novel, natural product for the treatment of premenstrual syndrome. JDS’s wholly owned subsidiary, Nutrition 21, is a leading marketer of branded, scientifically backed novel ingredients for the food and supplement industry.

 

Health and Wellness

 

Thrive Global’s mission is to end the stress and burnout epidemic by offering companies and individuals sustainable, science-based solutions to enhance both well-being and performance. Thrive Global is committed to accelerating the culture shift that allows people to reclaim their lives and move from merely surviving to thriving.

 
 
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Blue Prairie Brands is developing proprietary ingredient and finished products for use in the unctional food and dietary fiber markets.  Our prebiotic ingredients help maintain a healthy gut environment for beneficial bacteria and are critical for optimal health.

 

Hospitality

 
 
 
 
 

Kelley House, located in quaint Edgartown, is a gem among Martha’s Vineyard hotels that has been offering guests classic Vineyard charm since 1742. Comprised of four classic houses and cottages offering a range of well-appointed room and suites,Kelley House is the choice in Edgartown hotels. Situated just steps from the waterfront and offering a wide range of resort activities and convenient access to the best things to do in Martha's Vineyard, Kelley House provides the opportunity to "live the location" and enjoy the casually elegant seaside lifestyle of Martha's Vineyard.

 

Harbor View Hotel, originally built in 1891, is an elegant waterfront hotel on Martha's Vineyard. It is a 9-minute walk from downtown Edgartown, 3.8 miles from the Felix Neck Wildlife Sanctuary and 9.6 miles from Mink Meadows Golf Club. Individually styled rooms and suites offer free WiFi, plus fridges, coffeemakers and cable TV. Some suites are in cottages near the main building. Seasonal amenities include an outdoor pool and children's activities. There's also a fitness center, multiple dining options and conference rooms. Private parking is available.

My Mix Creative Kitchen is a fast-casual restaurant in Greenwich, Connecticut which serves as an everyday eating solution through customizable and healthy food options carefully curated by a top chef. 

 

Insurance

 
 

Security Benefit has more than $29.5 billion in total assets under management and partners with more than 30,000 licensed and appointed financial planners and representatives through a network of 700 broker/dealers and independent marketing organizations. In addition, Security Benefit Life Insurance Company ("SBL") and its New York affiliate, First Security Benefit Life Insurance and Annuity Company of New York ("FSBL"), provides fixed and variable annuities to approximately 250,000 policyholders. We are known nationwide and serve the financial needs of customers in all 50 states.

 

Somerset Reinsurance Ltd. provides customized risk management solutions to the life insurance and annuity sectors helping clients efficiently deploy capital, improve long-term performance, and fund new business growth. It offers risk management solutions for interest sensitive and capital intensive lines of business. The company provides its reinsurance solutions for interest sensitive life insurance, COLI/BOLI products, indexed life insurance and annuity products, and structured settlements, as well as fixed deferred, immediate, and multi-year guarantee annuities. Somerset Reinsurance Ltd. was formerly known as Weisshorn Re Ltd. and changed its name to Somerset Reinsurance Ltd. The company was incorporated in 2014 and is headquartered in Pembroke, Bermuda with branch in Zurich, Switzerland.

 

Media and Knowledge

 

Big Think Edge takes our "smarter, faster" approach into the corporate sphere. It is a corporate learning platform offering actionable video insights from today’s leading experts. Big Think Edge is designed to help companies attract, develop and retain top talent at all levels of the organization. Since BigThink.com went live in 2008, our mission has been to help people get smarter, faster. To this end, our free public website provides access to idea-driven video interviews with thousands of global thought leaders – Salman Rushdie, Oliver Sacks, Dr. Michio Kaku, and many, many more. Informed by their collective wisdom, BigThink.com is an evolving roadmap to the best thinking on the planet – the ideas that can help you think flexibly and act decisively in a fast-changing world. 

 

Retail

 

EDGAR is a unique retail experience – with a seasonal store on Martha’s Vineyard and an on-line store that represents the “Summer Getaway” attitude 365 days of the year. EDGAR was conceived in Edgartown, Massachusetts. With Nantucket Sound to the Northeast, the large Atlantic to the West, we are an iconic down-island, waterside walking town.

 

Software

 

Ascentis Corporation, backed by Palm Ventures and Catalyst Investors, offers easy-to-use, human capital management recruiting, HRIS, talent management, online payroll, and time and attendance solutions that support greater business efficiency and accuracy. Ascentis automates critical HR and payroll processes such as full-scale benefits management, compliance, online open enrollment, workforce management, real-time payroll processing, tax filing, applicant tracking, employee and manager self-service and reporting. Ascentis’ talent management solutions include learning management, performance management, succession planning, 360° assessment and compensation management. One point of data entry means employee information is accurate, up-to-date and reportable. Electronic submission of information to insurance carriers eliminates errors and supports a paperless open enrollment process.

 

Technology

 

BetterUP is the first mobile platform that provides evidence-based personalized coaching to boost your confidence and performance at work. We like to think of it as “executive coaching for everyone.” The app provides 1-on-1 coaching and bite-sized learning to build personal and professional skills like managing stress, increasing concentration, engaging with peers, and honing your competitive advantage. As Millennials increasingly entering the workplace, the demand for coaching will continue to grow. They are the most stressed generation and are not receiving the support they want. Over 75% of Millennials wish their manager was more of a coach. They are seeking coaching that's proven, affordable, and optimized for their busy, on-the-go lifestyle. We teamed up with behavioral scientists, psychologists, health experts, Navy SEALs, Olympic medalists, and executives to pioneer a new breed of business coaching, one rooted in evidence-based science that is highly accessible.

 
 

BIM is a mobile platform that powers smartphone applications with low cost payments, marketing capabilities, and other solutions that can be white-labeled by retailers. BIM has a unique value proposition that adds considerable value to retailers and shoppers alike. 

 
 

Certify is the leading online travel and expense management solution for companies of all sizes. Organizations worldwide book travel and complete expense reports quickly, easily, and cost-effectively using Certify cloud and mobile applications. 

 
 

One Million Metrics Corp., as an industrial analytics company, develops devices for preventing workforce injury. The company develops wearable device for material handling workers that monitors and analyzes their lifting posture and provides notifications when that posture becomes unsafe. Its device monitors various lifting postures ranging from dead-lifts to shoulder raises and anything in between; and diagnoses problems and receives actionable insights. The company was incorporated in 2014 and is based in New York, New York.

 
 

Nutmeg is an online investment management company based in London. The company was founded in April 2011 and is registered in the United Kingdom as Nutmeg Saving and Investment Limited. Specialising in investments, ISAs and pensions, our online investment management service is intelligent, straightforward, and fair.

 
 

Seedrs is an equity crowdfunding platform for investing in startups and later-stage businesses throughout Europe. Seedrs allows users to invest as little as £10 or €10 into the businesses they choose and lets early-stage startups and more established businesses raise investment from friends, family, customers, angels and other independent investors in exchange for equity in the business. The platform offers three types of campaigns for investment - equity, funds and convertible campaigns.

 
 

Senet, a contributing member of the LoRa® Alliance, is the first and only public provider in North America of low-power wide-area networks (LPWANs) with its class-leading LoRa® modulation for IoT and M2M applications. LPWANs enable value-driven solutions that can unlock immediate ROI by enabling devices to connect over very long ranges (approximately 15 miles) while delivering very long battery power life (approximately 10 years) for an extremely low total cost of ownership. Low cost, low power, and secure, the Senet network has distinct advantages over cellular, Wi-Fi, and other emerging connectivity technologies for the IoT market. 

 
 

uInterview, Inc – comprised of uInterview.com, uSports.org, uInterview Private Pre-roll Marketplace and uInterviewTV – is a leading producer of celebrity videos carried by websites worldwide. The uInterview Private Pre-roll Market provides leading websites with high CPM ads for their video inventory from our 1200+ advertising partners. In Q3 2015 alone, our Private Marketplace sold over 77 million pre-roll/mobile/app ads.

 
 

Waltz seeks to bring the transit experience into the digital age by crafting bespoke products and services to enable seamless, secure entry and navigation for riders, and by architecting scalable and highly-functional systems at a fraction of the capital and temporal outlay for operators. Waltz is committed to enriching the urban experience by moving sustainable transit into the future, and making cities and their culture more accessible to residents and visitors alike.

 

Technology Education

 

Practice is a multi-step learning platform that was developed through multiple National Science Foundation grants aimed at scaling training and skill development. Created by teachers and based on a patented pedagogical design, Practice helps learners develop and hone their skills by using video to engage with the key components of effective face-to-face instruction.

 
 

 

Unbound Concepts engages K-12 Readers, helps a teacher, parent, or reader find a book with a specific topic, concept, learning objective, or reading.