Four businesses presented during July’s edition of the Hatching (sponsored by Jackson National) and the ideas focused on solving both social and physical problems. Whether it was giving to charity, or changing the way we approach the terrifying subject of child abductions, all the presenters were focused on making a difference. But, not all of them could win $1,000.
- AI Energy
Caleb Andrews with AI Energy invites you to free your mind with a caffeine free energy drink. AI Energy addresses the “2pm problem,” by focusing on the mind and picking you up when you hit that afternoon slump. With absolutely no artificial ingredients, this drink is the first that combines the supplements that it does. Both of the main ingredients are known to improve neuro ability.
In the United States, a child is abducted every 40 seconds. Shawn Smith with Predalert wants to help bring these numbers down through an app that provides awareness and protection. Predalert helps children stay aware of their surroundings by alerting them when they are in the same vicinity as a registered sex offender. It’s other main feature is a panic button that the child can press when they feel threatened and it will alert everyone in the surrounding area. When the child feels safe again, they can cancel the alert.
Thughts (pronounced “thoughts”) was the winner of the $1,000 grand prize. It is an app that wants to revolutionize the way we give our friends, or those in our social circle, gifts. Once you have established a circle, the app will show you gift ideas for the people in that circle and then give you the option to split the price of the gift with the rest of the members. No more spending a ton of money on stuff your friends might not even like; Thughts even sends the gift to the recipient.
Thirty3% is a free lottery for humanity. Founder Josh Boike asked himself how to combine a business with charity and this app was the solution. In the app, users can enter a daily, free lottery. Once a random winner is chosen, 33% of the revenue goes to the winner and 33% goes toward a charity voted for by the users. There are ads displayed that gain revenue so the more users viewing those ads, the higher the pot. Josh is hoping that anyone that uses the lottery will also use Thirty3%.
An update from Folyo
Ashley Brimley with Folyo filled us in on their progress since winning the Hatching. Since their presentation they have tested their products at markets and street fairs and decided to expand their market. Rather than focusing on student artists, they will encompass all emerging artists. They will also focus more on the social aspect and users will be able to “like” or comment on artists or pieces.
Visit their website to find out what’s new!