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November 5, 2019 – Monthly Venture Capital Investment Series

PRESENTERS:

CityFront

A truly smart community cares about its people. CityFront uses an array of artificial intelligent tools within its smart integration platform to connect everyone within theirr community. Residents and their community are always CityFront’s focus. Technology is merely the tool to bring everyone in their together.

http://www.cityfront.ai

BidShore

BidShore is an On-demand discounts portal, where restaurants bid and provide offers to the diners in real-time.

http://www.bidshore.com

Surge Holdings, Inc.

Surge Holdings, Inc. is a retail supply chain company leveraging blockchain technology to provide a virtual distribution hub for retailers, as well as offer telecom services for low income customers and financial payment services for the unbanked and under-banked. Surge products are delivered through a nationwide network of convenience stores and corner markets connected to the SurgePays™ retail blockchain network. This retail platform is designed to transform the traditional supply chain by providing local retailers seamless access to global products, and empowers the corner store to select, order and fulfill delivery of wholesale goods from around the country. This platform also provides manufacturers a cost-effective and efficient platform to access local retailers.

http://www.surgeholdings.com

Hosted by:

https://www.freeborn.com/

Co-Sponsors

VentureSHOT

Grow Revenue

  http://ventureshot.com

Latin American Chamber of Commerce

Loan and Business Consulting

https://laccusa.com

and

Strategic and Financial Advisory

http://www.conceptequity.com

If your company is interested in presenting in the future please contact: Email: D.LorenzoPadron@LACCUSA.com

Phone: (773) 252-5211

October 10, 2019 – Monthly Venture Capital Investment Series

PRESENTERS

GoGig

GoGig is an anonymous professional networking platform that helps currently employed, passively seeking individuals advance their careers confidentially through career desire and cultural ‘fit’ metrics using Artificial Intelligence. Hiring professionals can tap into a completely new group of passive candidates that they otherwise didn’t know existed through powerful algorithmic search. No job postings, no applying, no keyword crawlers, no resume gimmicks.  YoY revenue growth in 2019 is 3.5X and 250,000+ passive job candidates have signed up to the platform. GoGig is backed by: the Founder of Hire.com, the Chief HR Officer of Macys and Pepsico, and has taken in $1.4 Million in funding to-date from VC and Angel investors like Alumni Ventures Group and Felix Sabates. 

https://www.gogig.com

Graffiniti

Graffiniti is a next-generation social marketplace that merges artistic imagination and the real world.  It’s an augmented reality-based app that combines the social feed of Instagram with the e-commerce solutions of Amazon, allowing artists to generate revenue like never before and enabling users to transform their world.

http://graffiniti.com

Sleep Live Well

More than a sleep meditation app Sleep Live Well gives you proven science-backed techniques to induce sleep quickly and easily. 1 in 3 Americans and people globally have poor sleep, and there is no current safe and fast-acting solution to fall asleep.  With our mobile app, anyone can fall asleep, get back to sleep and get a more restful sleep. Sleep when you need to and wake up to a healthier happier you.

https://www.sleeplivewell.com

Hosted by:

https://www.freeborn.com/

Co-Sponsors

VentureSHOT

Grow Revenue

  http://ventureshot.com

Latin American Chamber of Commerce

Loan and Business Consulting

https://laccusa.com

and

Strategic and Financial Advisory

http://www.conceptequity.com

If your company is interested in presenting in the future please contact: Email: D.LorenzoPadron@LACCUSA.com

Phone: (773) 252-5211

September 3, 2019 – Monthly Venture Capital Investment Series

PRESENTERS

ChangEd

ChangEd is a Mark Cuban and Shark Tank backed company that is addressing the $1.5 Trillion student loan crisis in America. The ChangEd App is a mobile app that helps student loan borrowers pay off their debt more effectively. Combining the ability for loan borrowers to connect their main financial institution(s) and student loan(s) in one place, the app offers tools utilizing consumer behavioral data to accelerate student loan debt repayment.

ChangEd does this by offering micro-savings features that stimulate and encourage customers to save.   ChangEd partners with Banks, Credit Unions, and Lenders to reach borrowers with our offerings. To date, ChangEd has helped send over $4.5 Million in student loan payments for its thousands of users and manages over $1 Billion in student loan debt. 

https://www.gochanged.com

NETTHUNDER

NetThunder has built the technology for companies to have all the benefits of cloud but on premise. With NetThunder’s platforms setting up on-premise IT or computing infrastructure is as easy as installing apps on a smartphone. They are currently able to set up an entire company’s network in 4 clicks and 4 minutes.

https://netthunder.com

ZERV

Zerv’s technology is a seamless and scalable solution for mobile access in real estate, parking, logistics and transportation. Tokened a “universal key” that works with all access control systems from the past and present, it enables a smartphone to open any door, gate and garage regardless of the current system. A device which also builds a standardized repository of real-time data and usage patterns without the need for costly infrastructure updates or downtime. Zerv’s products can empower customers with the benefits that come from mobile access, at any location, without the cost, downtime, integration headaches and changes that other options create.

https://zervinc.com

Hosted by:

https://www.freeborn.com/

Co-Sponsors

VentureSHOT

Grow Revenue

  http://ventureshot.com

Latin American Chamber of Commerce

Loan and Business Consulting

https://laccusa.com

and

Strategic and Financial Advisory

http://www.conceptequity.com

If your company is interested in presenting in the future please contact: Email: D.LorenzoPadron@LACCUSA.com

Phone: (773) 252-5211

August 6, 2019 – Monthly Venture Capital Investment Series

PRESENTERS:

VRsano

VRsano is a patented brain-computer interface that alleviates severe stress, decreases bleeding, pain, and complications in medical patients and boosts their immune systems in the short and long term. The use of VRsano will lead to decreased use of medication and opioids and will facilitate the treatment of illnesses including heart disease and cancer.  VRsano will significantly improve patients’ experiences and treatment outcomes while greatly lowering costs for medical providers, payers and patients – an achievement that still eludes existing solutions.

 VRsano integrates virtual reality, bio-neurofeedback and research-proven clinical hypnosis principles.  VRsano will lead to both immediate short term benefits such as relief of stress, pain and symptoms and it will induce sustained long term effects in medical patients such as faster recovery and wound healing.  They are currently developing the partnership with a major Internet provider in order to integrate 5G, thereby making it easy to incorporate in hospitals and scale.

www.vrsano-tech.com/

Adelie Health

Adelie Health use insights from behavioral economics to help people with diabetes self-manage their condition. They are developing a monitoring device to track insulin injections paired with a companion app to incentivize adherence. The monitoring device is at the proof-of-concept development stage and uses patent-pending sensor technology. The companion app is currently being built and will initially connect to existing diabetes devices. The customer and incentive provider will be the health insurer. Their strategy is to initially focus on young people with type 1 diabetes (~700k) in the USA who experience the worse health outcomes before expanding to all people with diabetes (~30m) and prediabetes (~84m) in the USA.

https://adeliehealth.com

Java Master

Java Master is disrupting big box coffee roasting by roasting small batches thereby maximizing coffee freshness. Java Master’s patented process uses electricity and not gas; is clean and results in superior-tasting coffee.

https://www.javamasters.com

Hosted by:  

https://www.freeborn.com/

Co-Sponsors

VentureSHOT

Grow Revenue

  http://ventureshot.com

Latin American Chamber of Commerce

Loan and Business Consulting

https://laccusa.com

and

Strategic and Financial Advisory

http://www.conceptequity.com

If your company is interested in presenting in the future please contact: Email: D.LorenzoPadron@LACCUSA.com

Phone: (773) 252-5211

July 9, 2019 – Monthly Venture Capital Investment Series

PRESENTERS:

Java Master

Java Master is disrupting big box coffee roasting by roasting small batches thereby maximizing coffee freshness. Java Master’s patented process uses electricity and not gas; is clean and results in superior-tasting coffee.

https://www.javamasters.com/

EmpowerLocal

EmpowerLocal is an Artificial Intelligence (“AI”) -enabled platform helping top brands unlock hyperlocal community influence. Founded in 2018, the company is profitable and has early traction with several major brands, including Gatorade, Dollar General, Sonic, US Army and Infiniti.

https://www.empowerlocal.com/

4Ry

4Ry’s patented Spray Triode Atomizer is the heart of Charge Injected Precision Spraying, (ChIPS), a breakthrough technology with substantial economic and environmental benefits for agricultural spraying and diesel engines. The Atomizer imparts an electric charge to the sprayed fluid. All droplets have the same negative charge and repel each other. Droplet size-nearly uniform-and spray path are controlled. In agricultural spraying, the charged droplets go to the ground source, the target being sprayed. Aerosol drift, overspray, costs, environmental damage, and human and animal health risks are all significantly reduced. Replacing a current diesel fuel injector with an Atomizer-based injector increases diesel combustibility and engine efficiency, while reducing particulate waste and noxious gas emissions.

http://4rysprays.com

Hosted by:  

https://www.freeborn.com/

Co-Sponsors

VentureSHOT

Grow Revenue

  http://ventureshot.com

Latin American Chamber of Commerce

Loan and Business Consulting

https://laccusa.com

and

Strategic and Financial Advisory

http://www.conceptequity.com

Venture Shot Calendar  

–  June 27th – Happy Hour – Entrepreneurs & Investors Grow Businesses more Eco-Friendly

Happy Hour – Entrepreneurs & Investors Grow Businesses more Eco-Friendly

Thursday, Jun 27, 2019, 6:00 PM

Left Coast – River North
717 N Wells St Chicago, IL

7 Collaborative Entrepreneurs Went

Register at Eventbrite: Ticket prices go up at the door. Join us for this fabulous Happy Hour event and make the world a better place! Join us for Drinks & Healthy “lite bites”, while we help entrepreneurs (and Investors) build a better world! FOOTPRINT RATINGS is Hosting this Event Make Sure to Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/have-a-drink-s…

Check out this Meetup →

– July 18th Brown Bag Lunch – Entrepreneur Growth Opportunities – Lunch & Learn

Entrepreneur Growth Opportunities – Lunch & Learn

Thursday, Jul 18, 2019, 11:45 AM

Left Coast – River North
717 N Wells St Chicago, IL

4 Collaborative Entrepreneurs Went

Register Now! (https://egolunchlearn2017new.eventbrite.com) This special series of collaboration sessions is for Entrepreneurs, Investors, Startups, 1st Stage & 2nd Stage Growth Companies and Business Owners who are building their businesses to millions of dollars in revenue. What are YOUR issues and opportunities…and how can the VentureSHOT Team…

Check out this Meetup →

If your company is interested in presenting in the future please contact: Email: D.LorenzoPadron@LACCUSA.com

Phone: (773) 252-5211

June 4, 2019 – Monthly Venture Capital Investment Series

 Time: 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm


PRESENTERS:

ID Genomics

ID Genomics (IDG) is a biotechnology company that is dedicated to the development of innovative, precision diagnostic tests to guide the best antibiotic choice for bacterial infections all before the patient leaves the doctor’s office. IDG diagnostics fingerprint bacteria and assign them to drug resistance families (sort of like “crime families”). The data from these families are stored in BactNeT™, IDG’s proprietary bacterial database, which is current comprised of 31,000+ bacterial species and strains. Ultimately, IDG’s technology will lead to better patient outcomes and reduced cost to payors. Through BactNeT™ IDG also facilitate antibiotic resistance surveillance by pinpointing outbreaks and improving antibiotic stewardship both locally and globally.

http://www.idgenomics.com


Bronzeville Sausage Co.

Bronzeville Sausage makes a clean label, great tasting chicken sausage. Bronzeville Chicken Sausage has the juiciness, taste, and texture of a pork sausage with the health attributes of a turkey sausage. They have a variety of products that include breakfast patties, links and ground chicken. Bronzeville Sausage’s chicken sausage is free of pork, nitrates and antibiotics. It is also Non-GMO, gluten free and halal certified. You can find Bronzeville Sausage products in Whole Foods and restaurants in the Chicagoland area.

http://www.bronzevillesausage.com

Voxello

Voxello is transforming the way impaired acute care patients communicate.  3.5 million patients each year go through US hospitals not being able to communicate effectively with their caregiver.  This costs the US healthcare system $29B a year.  The magnitude of this issue has caused the Joint Commission to mandate that hospitals provide effective communication for non-verbal patients.  Voxello® has developed the patented noddle®, which allows patients to use any single voluntary gesture such as a tongue click or minor motion to both activate a nurse call and speech generation device.  This not only affects the hospital’s bottom line, but also significantly improves patient satisfaction.  The noddle® is installed at 12 institutions including hospitals such as Thomas Jefferson, Tampa General, University of Iowa, University of Wisconsin, St. Louis Children’s and several VA hospitals.

http://www.voxello.com

Hosted by:  

https://www.freeborn.com/

Co-Sponsors

VentureSHOT

Grow Revenue

  http://ventureshot.com

Latin American Chamber of Commerce

Loan and Business Consulting

https://laccusa.com

and

Strategic and Financial Advisory

http://www.conceptequity.com

If your company is interested in presenting in the future please contact: Email: D.LorenzoPadron@LACCUSA.com

Phone: (773) 252-5211

May 7, 2019 – Monthly Venture Capital Investment Series

PRESENTERS:

Feed Earth Now

Feed Earth Now’s Terreplenish creates organic plant growth microbes derived from food waste.  The microbes bring more nitrogen into the plants while eliminating bothersome fungus like powdery mildew, corn smut, and coffee rust.


Vu360 Solutions is the leading provider of Artificial Intelligence (AI)/Machine Learning and Internet of Things (IoT) based solutions & technology in Supply Chain Management, Healthcare and Agriculture Markets. Vu360 Solutions has taken a new approach to leveraging AI and Machine Learning by providing Continuous Intelligence for enterprise applications. Unlike other approaches, Continuous Intelligence can be achieved by integrating Vu360 technologies into existing and proven enterprise solutions. The approach effectively addresses one of the biggest challenges to wide scale adoption: Potential Disruption to existing operations and processes. By limiting disruption, Vu360 allows these corporations to gradually unlock the full potential and stay ahead of the competition. AI provides a generational opportunity for all type of enterprises and businesses to make big gains in productivity and profitability. Vu360’s software lets businesses see where things are and get them moving if they’re not in the right place. Vu360 gets things to where they’re supposed go-whether it’s tomatoes or doctors they deliver!

www.vu360solutions.com

FastClaim transforms and digitizes the $120 Billion insurance injury claims quagmire of doctors lawyers and big insurance companies by providing real help to the claimants for the first time. It is done through an app that is an AI based digital assistant named Victoria. She brings a common face to the industry, a new innovative process for rapidly settling 90 % of injury claims.  Victoria assists injured people in filing an insurance claim without the need of an attorney and consequently the injured person will  receive almost TWICE the injury compensation and  in one fifth the time of those who follow the legal route. The focus is on the injured person, not the insurance companies nor the lawyers.

Hosted by:  

https://www.freeborn.com/

Co-Sponsors

VentureSHOT

Grow Revenue

  http://ventureshot.com

Latin American Chamber of Commerce

Loan and Business Consulting

https://laccusa.com

and

Strategic and Financial Advisory

http://www.conceptequity.com

If your company is interested in presenting in the future please contact: Email: D.LorenzoPadron@LACCUSA.com

Phone: (773) 252-5211

April 2, 2019 – Monthly Venture Capital Investment Series

PRESENTERS

ChoreRelief

ChoreRelief benefits modern property owners and managers by getting them the services they need at the prices they deserve. With the ChoreRelief app, finding and communicating with professionals is easier than ever before.

https://chorerelief.com

Meeper Technology

Meeper, a leading STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) Robotics and curriculum provider in the US who’s mission is to close the STEM Gap, starting in early education.

Meeper has partnered with STEM Fuse, the leading STEM curriculum provider in the US and recently obtained a license to use and resell Snap Circuits® with their new Meeper Circuit Control. Now Meeper patented robotics can control and code BOTS, Motors and Circuits and contain industry-leading STEM Lessons for K-12.

https://meeperbot.com

Coinifide

Coinfide is building a robust set of solutions to help individuals and enterprises participate in the blockchain economy and transact crypto-currencies with more confidence. Their, non-linear online educational platforms allow users to learn about the industry while they apply their knowledge using our hands-on, simulator supported by live market data.

Their platform creates enhanced liquidity, provides enhanced security tools and protocols while reducing the cost of the transaction. Their proprietary pass-through model means that they never hold the actual currency hereby significantly reducing the risk of the account being hacked.

https://coinifide.com

Hosted by:  

https://www.freeborn.com/

Co-Sponsors

VentureSHOT

Grow Revenue

  http://ventureshot.com

Latin American Chamber of Commerce

Loan and Business Consulting

https://laccusa.com

and

Strategic and Financial Advisory

http://www.conceptequity.com

If your company is interested in presenting in the future please contact: Email: D.LorenzoPadron@LACCUSA.com

Phone: (773) 252-5211

March 5, 2019 – Monthly Venture Capital Investment Series

PRESENTERS:

Back of the Yards Coffee Co.

Back of the Yards Coffee Co. is a Women-owned Business Enterprise and a Minority-owned Business Enterprise (WBE/MBE) coffeehouse and microroaster in Southside Chicago. They provide a warm inviting location for a great cup of direct trade coffee, cold brewed coffee, and specialty syrups for retail and wholesale. They are committed to four pillars they call SEED;

-Social Impact

-Economic Development

-Environmental Consciousness

-Direct Relationships

www.backoftheyardscoffee.com

Rowdydow bbQ

ROWDYDOW bbQ WorldWide, LLC, is a fast growing food company born from a single family recipe, on a mission to take ‘BBQ Beyond the Backyard’ and into a lifestyle brand while innovating this beloved American tradition. ROWDYDOW bbQ specializes in celebrating the culinary act of using real wood, real fire and real smoke to make authentically smoked BBQ meats like pulled pork and brisket for both the foodservice and retail markets. Being socially and health conscious, ROWDYDOW’s pulled pork line up is made from hogs raised on family owned farms and anti-biotic free, and its rub and sauce are made with simple ingredients you can pronounce.

 Angela Keaveny’s ‘rowdydow’ inspiration for starting her own business was like a lightning bolt from above – an ‘a-ha!’ – when she realized her Dad’s infamous pulled pork in a sweet vinegar barbeque sauce should be shared with the rest of the BBQ lovin’ world! In 2007, after a move to Chicago from her home in Virginia – armed with nothing but a handwritten recipe – she decided to take a chance and bring the “back home” barbeque recipe to life. The rest is her 7-year “overnight” success story, now over a decade in the making.

http://rowdydowbbq.com

Ganja Vacations Jamaica

Ganja Vacations Jamaica is a web portal for information about cannabis experiences in Jamaica. The portal seeks to capitalize on recent changes in the island’s drug laws by connecting cannabis enthusiasts with recommended cannabis-friendly boutique hotels and, among other things enables users to book with confidence about the nature and quality of the vacation experience they can expect.

Hosted by:  

https://www.freeborn.com/

Co-Sponsors

VentureSHOT

Grow Revenue

  http://ventureshot.com

Latin American Chamber of Commerce

Loan and Business Consulting

https://laccusa.com

and

Strategic and Financial Advisory

http://www.conceptequity.com

Venture Shot Calendar   – Brown Back Lunch – Entrepreneur Growth Opportunities – March 21st.

Entrepreneur Growth Opportunities – Brown Bag Lunch & Learn

Thursday, Mar 21, 2019, 11:45 AM

VentureSHOT
744 N Wells Street Chicago, IL

11 Collaborative Entrepreneurs Went

Register Now! (https://egolunchlearn2017new.eventbrite.com) This special series of collaboration sessions is for Entrepreneurs, Investors, Startups, 1st Stage & 2nd Stage Growth Companies and Business Owners who are building their businesses to millions of dollars in revenue. What are YOUR issues and opportunities…and how can the VentureSHOT Team…

Check out this Meetup →

If your company is interested in presenting in the future please contact: Email: D.LorenzoPadron@LACCUSA.com

Phone: (773) 252-5211

February 5, 2019 – Monthly Venture Capital Investment Series

PRESENTERS:

Gingko Healing

Ginkgo Healing was founded in 1985. It is the largest Chinese Herbal Medicine Center in the US with four clinics in Chicago area, $2.8MM in revenue in 2018, and 150 proprietary herbal products. The herbal products have been used by more than 50 clinics in the US. The Center has developed the world first Chinese Medicine Formula which will be further upgraded to Shennong Artificial Intelligent Formula (SAIF) system. The SAIF is the key to enable the ordinary oriental medicine practitioners to achieve extraordinary results.

www.ginkgohealing.com/

CafeBellas

CafeBellas® is a multi-award winning design solution that represents the future of the food service and retail industries. Utilizing cutting edge technology in hardware and software, the design of each CafeBellas® POD is optimized for functionality, adaptability, connectivity to the Internet of Things, and elegance at a fraction of the cost to consumers.

http://www.cafebellas.com

Beethoven Marketing

Beethoven Marketing makes it easier for independent contractors to market themselves online and monetize their skills using modern software tools. When independent contractors combine trends such as the gig economy, digital marketing automation, job market uncertainty & e-commerce, new economic models begin to emerge. Beethoven helps people launch their own personal economic engine.

https://www.beethovenmarketing.com

Hosted by:  

https://www.freeborn.com/

Co-Sponsors

VentureSHOT

Grow Revenue

  http://ventureshot.com

Latin American Chamber of Commerce

Loan and Business Consulting

https://laccusa.com

and

Strategic and Financial Advisory

http://www.conceptequity.com

If your company is interested in presenting in the future please contact: Email: D.LorenzoPadron@LACCUSA.com

Phone: (773) 252-5211