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OneTraction Select Finalists for Stanford (AI, Robotic and Drone) Hackathon
By OneTraction Media Relations
June 28, 2016
San Francisco, CA - OneTraction, a Silicon Valley-based Open Innovation Accelerator announced the
selection of finalists for their last weekend Global Hackathon hosted virtually with the opening initially planned at Stanford University, then relocated near-by to WSGR in Palo Alto, due to the President's Visit at GES2016 (http://news.stanford.edu/
1) - Matrix Health enable artificial intelligence managed care, whose purpose is to increase healthcare quality and reduce errors among large and small providers. The systematic solution, is disruptive through the use of IoT sensor, wearables, hardware technology and machine learning proprietary algorithms. The team is based in San Francisco and led by Dr. Mathew Thomas a Stanford graduate, along a strong team and graduates from Duke, UCLA and other top universities. Read more here (https://www.metrixhealth.net/#
2) - Buzzware provides a supercharging infrastructure for commercial drones. Because drones are limited by battery and need to be managed efficiently to help shape the future of smart-cities. Founded by Peter Kozar, MBA and based both in Japan and New York City. Read more here (http://buzzware.co/
3) - Litter Lift is a robot based solution that eliminate plastic waste in coastal communities. Plastic waste is negatively impacting marine life due to non-waste management practices in third world nations. We pair a community with our Terra rover and a 3D printer. The PLA plastic recovered from the clean-up is then implemented in the community as filament for 3D printers for replacement parts and as a raw material once considered trash. Part of our initiative is to involve the youth to help build the robots and expose them to STEM. Founded by Katherine Martin based in Florida, and a serial winner of several awards, including top spot at various hackathons in Miami, Las Vegas and Hong Kong. Read more here (https://www.linkedin.com/
OneTraction's disruptive approach focus on guided execution where founders contribute incrementally on a weekly basis in building their business "not just funding" by taking startups through the stages of building an MVP with validated market fit, gaining traction, and obtaining angel round financing. They offer their program both virtually and at their partner's office space in the heart of Silicon Valley, located a few minutes from the Stanford University campus and Sand Hill Road Top Venture Capitalists. Their unique approach extends to startups not just on-site but globally. Active startups are located across the United States, Canada, France, UK, Germany, and Italy with new finalists extending throughout Europe, Latin America, Africa, Asia and Israel, UAE.
About US: OneTraction' in-house team is comprised of startup experts with multiple successful exits each. They hail from top schools including Harvard, Stanford and MIT, along their mentor network of nearly 300 experts from across the United States, Canada, EU and Asia which is the largest Ivy school educated mentors network offered by any accelerator in Silicon Valley. Summer batch round is open for sign up until July 15, 2016. Interested parties can apply by visiting onetraction.com for more information. Interested founders, investors and partners are welcome to visit One Traction's events page for upcoming Hackathons scheduled at top University and partner's venue across the US.