Companies

For the Funds of It

For the Funds of It makes it easy to organize fundraising events. It is a one-stop shop for any individual or group that wants or needs to host an event for the sole purpose of raising money. It is an online template and program that any individual or organization can use to create awareness for an event. The purpose is to allow users to create a fundraiser in a more efficient and marketable way so that they can gain more attendees, funds, and publicity for a cause.

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AQ Produce

AQ Produce is a commercial aquaponics operation. We provide high quality, premium produce and fish at a competitive cost. We are a sustainable business that maintains practices that assure we hold true to our triple bottom-line principles. We want to serve our community, economy, and environment. We intend to harness the inherent economic advantages from renewables, and sustainable agro-practices. This allows us to pass this savings on to our customers and reduce our environmental impact. This creates value for our customers, community and environment making AQ produce a business of the future.

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MyKalamazooMusic

MyKalamazooMusic helps people around the Kalamazoo area discover, prepare, and re-live their live music experience in one convenient place online or on their mobile device.  From specific songs and artists to a trip cost estimator and other entertainment all in one place, MyKalamazooMusic has every output of information a concert and festival goer needs to know.

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Ocleat

As parents continuously buy new sports cleats for their kids who participate in more than one sport year after year, their pockets remain empty. Buying multiple sports cleats can get expensive pretty fast. This problem can be solved by one simple product, Ocleat. Ocleat offers the option of only having to purchase one sports cleat versus several other cleats. The cleat has an interchangeable bottom which is done by removing the entire bottom portion of the cleat while inserting a new, custom-made portion to fit the needs of the sport you wish to play. Each sport will have a unique designed bottom slide in and can be used over and over. Customizing the cleat is simple, quick, and beneficial. Users of Ocleat can play as many sports as they wish for the price of one!

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Prime Solutions

Prime Solutions is developing a guitar strap that gives guitar players the ability to practice their electronic instruments quietly and freely. The strap incorporates a headphone amplification system allowing the guitarists to hear themselves play along to music through headphones, with minimal exterior sound. Additionally, the guitar strap features plug-ins for headphones and mp3 players or cell phones, minimizing exposed cords and wires, which get in the way while practicing. Our guitar strap is the ultimate practice tool for guitarists who need to practice quietly, along to music, or through headphones.

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Golden Egg Studios 

GoldenEgg Studios brings true multiplayer gaming to smartphones and tablets. Gameplay on touch screen devices must be unique and integrated to the device in a way that feels natural.  We believe in a “learn as you go” evolving gameplay that allows the gamer the satisfaction of learning and discovering how to play without a tutorial. Along with a unique gameplay, vibrant 3D graphics and animations, our games allow players to compete against other players from around the world and challenge their friends.

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Engineering Equipment Globally

We desire to improve health care options for underserved groups on a global scale through the development of safe, reliable, user friendly, low power, and inexpensive equipment. Currently, we're designing respiratory equipment to help premature babies breathe through a novel Bi-PAP (Bi-level Positive Airway Pressure) system.

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Westside Skating Rink 

Westside Skating Rink is a universal establishment that will encompass a boisterous atmosphere, fellowship, service, entertainment, and the opportunity to further the growth and prosperity of the Kalamazoo community. This local skating rink will, among other advantages, provide Kalamazoo with positive, clean and fun atmosphere for all generations to enjoy and will also be a great source of exercise. This establishment will include patrons of all ages and serve as a space that will provide family bonding.

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Code-Bits

Code-Bits strives to design software that improves people’s lives at home and at work. Code-Bits develops software for both business and for individual consumers. Code-Bits software for business improves business processes and efficiency. Code-Bits software for home is designed to simplify every day tasks, reducing work for the consumer. Code-Bits’ safety suite of applications and first consumer application are under development and scheduled for release at the end of the year.

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SafeSense Technologies

SafeSense Technologies is dedicated to the development of sensing systems using printed electronics. The team has been working towards developing a flexible sensor to detect and measure impacts received in the sports field.  Once a player is hit, the information from the sensor will be sent to a smartphone based application that will use multiple variables to provide information used to determine whether or not an athletic trainer should check for a concussion. The smartphone application will provide a long-term and permanent record of past impacts and concussion assessments. The concussion monitoring in helmets, using a printed impact sensor along with the free smartphone application, is the first use case of this platform technology, and the team plans to incorporate printed sensing technology for other applications in the future.

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