WILD PITCH

SPONSORED BY: SCRA

Friday, April 27, 1:00–5:00 PM
Charleston Gaillard Center
95 Calhoun Street


DIG SOUTH’s Wild Pitch invites innovative startups (from early to growth stage) to present their companies to an audience of top-shelf investors and DIG Innovation Conference presenters and attendees. Wild Pitch is the South’s Capitol of Capital.

2017 Wild Pitchers

Stay tuned for 2018 Selections

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ceterus

Ceterus

Charleston, SC

The Pitch

Combining the expertise of professional accountants and our next-generation automation, Ceterus provides real-time financial insights and industry-specific benchmarks though Edge, a convenient, cloud-based, mobile platform.

Automated accounting and benchmarked reporting for small business. Combining the expertise of professional accountants and our next-generation automation, Ceterus provides real-time financial insights and industry-specific benchmarks though Edge, a convenient, cloud-based, mobile platform. Ceterus takes the work out of bookkeeping and delivers business owners’ numbers in a way that helps them run their business better.

fslogix

FSLogix

Alpharetta, GA

The Pitch

FSLogix allows enterprises to take full advantage and global scale out of their Citrix, VMware, Amazon, and Microsoft virtual desktop solutions in public and private cloud.

With FSLogix One Image technology, enterprises can combine all applications onto a single gold image. Users see only the applications, plugins and other components that they are licensed to see. Volume based profile management and folder redirection allows users to have a familiar, workspace experience while maintaining compliance with corporate policies. Users and businesses increase productivity by having access to their unique work environment on any device. Real-time and Just-in-time application delivery is critical in situations where combining all applications into a single image is not practical or desirable, based on licensing or technical limitations.

courier

Courier

Charlotte, NC

The Pitch

Courier is a marketing platform to help banks better message and engage their existing customers at the right time to reduce churn and increase their value.

Currently banks have ill-fitted products for this and if you are a customer of a bank you will understand how terrible they are at personalized engagement. They are limited in the amount of messaging campaigns they can run and analyse by human resources and are concerned that banking will become a digital commodity if they don’t stay relevant.

bedkin

Bedkin

Charleston, SC

The Pitch

BedKin is Homesharing for friends.

BedKin is the easiest way to share your home with friends.

AirBNB, HomeAway, and others focus on renting to strangers.

BedKin is different, because when sharing with friends:
1. Trust already exists.
2. Privacy matters.
3. Booking is informal.
4. Gifts replace cash.

glance-ai

Glance AI

Raleigh, NC

The Pitch

We have a machine learning powered web app that helps with the top 3 concerns recruiters face in today’s competitive marketplace.

We can cut down on time spent qualifying candidates by 90%. One of our customers receives 250 applications a position, and we currently enable their recruiting team to reduce their time spent qualifying these applicants exponentially. In working together we have discovered insights about their talent acquisition process their team of experienced recruiters were unaware of.

For example – when doing an initial demo the head of talent acquisition told us they look at specific verticals of past sales experience. What our algorithm told us was their most successful sales representatives do not actually come from that vertical, and on average, each hire they make with past software b2b sales experience does 5x the sales in a 2 year period. As we build out our strategy going forward this sort of insight will be instrumental in delivering customer value.

corstrata

Corstrata

Savannah, GA

The Pitch

Using our mobile health technology, wounds are photographed, auto-measured, documented and sent securely to our expert who then identifies the type of wound and suggests an evidence-based treatment and wound dressing. By managing the wound’s treatment over time, Corstrata heals wounds faster at a lower cost.

Wounds are an incredible cost to the healthcare industry and society. Wound care is a $33BN market affecting almost 7M individuals annually. Unfortunately, wound care expertise is scarce. One out of every 500 nurses is a certified wound expert, and even fewer physicians hold wound certifications. Corstrata is addressing this problem by providing providers, patients, and payers access to a virtual wound care expert, anytime, anywhere. Using our mobile health technology, wounds are photographed, auto-measured, documented and sent securely to our expert who then identifies the type of wound and suggests an evidence-based treatment and wound dressing. By managing the wound’s treatment over time, Corstrata heals wounds faster at a lower cost.

amicus

Amicus

Charlotte, NC

The Pitch

We are in business to end stories about waste, mismanagement and poor performance in the non-profit sector.

Amicus is built to deliver on a simple promise: giving that gets there.

We are in business to end stories about waste, mismanagement and poor performance in the non-profit sector. These are committed people doing important work in some of the toughest conditions possible, and it’s time someone builds a platform just for them that helps them do their jobs better.

A seamless, front-end donor user experience combined with Supply Chain Management/logistics tools and BPO services have been designed to deliver the transparency and accountability today’s donors demand, help non-profits measure, improve and report on performance, and get aid to more people when and where they need it most. And thanks to SaaS and the API economy, we can deliver best-in-class software and services at a cost the sector can afford.

When we do that, donors will turn from skeptics to fans, from cynics to supporters, and more giving will flow to more people who will get the help they need.

zikher

Zikher

San Francisco, CA

The Pitch

Zikher is an open API based solution for credit unions, community and regional banks that automate and streamline loans, mortgages and account opening process.

Problem:
Currently, the consumer, commercial and residential loan processes in the small banking industry begin once the customer inputs basic data to get their first appraisal. This lengthy and time-consuming process takes 30-60 business days, leaving many banking customers frustrated and unhappy. According to SNL (S&P Global), currently, 90% of small banks are using the paper-based system due to security risks and limited resources to keeping up with always changing industry compliances. Additionally, their small tech divisions focus generally on maintaining bank’s day to day operations. Zikher’s main goal is to provide a unique solution regarding API platform security, limited resources, and promoting workforce efficiency for financial institutions.

Solution:
Zikher is an open API based solution for credit unions, community and regional banks that automate and streamline loans, mortgages and account opening process. This is achieved by directly connecting the customer data, loan officer, the bank’s on-boarding system and bank approved third party document verification vendors. With real-time application data at everyone’s fingertips, Zikher rapidly increases the efficiency and cut down application turnaround time by 80%.

With our platform, customer’s information is saved into the bank’s system so they don’t have to refill their customer profile when applying for multiple loans. Banks’ customers can apply for a loan within minutes, which is much more efficient compared to the current paper based process that takes three to four hours. Zikher will help banks stay competitive and achieve technological superiority in their market.

2ulaundry

2ULaundry

Charlotte, NC

The Pitch

2ULaundry is the Amazon of services, starting with premium laundry and dry cleaning delivery.

Laundry and dry cleaning are the world’s most hated household chores and errands (according to the WSJ) with the average family doing 24 loads per month (~40 hours per month).

Not only is it a time suck, but it’s costly as well. On average an American family of four will spend $95 on laundry relates costs such as detergent, softener, dryer sheets, utilities, and amortization on the depreciating machines.

From a dry cleaning perspective, retail hours are inconvenient and the industry / experience in general is antiquated.

curu

Curu

Charlotte, NC

The Pitch

Curu is a mobile app that finds simple actions that will largely improve a user’s credit score.

Having a bad credit score prevents you from getting a house, car, and even a job. The lack of financial literacy leads many millennial’s to poor spending behavior and leaves them stuck with a bad credit score. This can resort to sub-prime loans and credit repair, which can be expensive and ineffective. However, with the urgency of needing housing and transportation, consumers are forced to choose between sky-high interest rates that will leave them in debt for years to come or not getting approved at all.

interloop

InterLoop

Charleston, SC

The Pitch

Interloop is an end-to-end Sales Execution & Forecasting platform that uses artificial intelligence and machine learning to helps sales teams understand where to focus so they close more business faster.

Sales Teams use Interloop to give executives more confidence in their forecasts, to make sales manager better coaches, and to put sales reps in a position to crush their quotas every quarter.

SCHEDULE

Noon – 1:15 PM – Entrepreneur check-in
2:15 – 3:00 PM – Wild Pitch
6:00 – 8:00 PM – Invite-only Investor Cocktail Party Sponsored by Nelson Mullins Riley Scarborough and Cherry Bekaert

JUDGING CRITERIA

1. Clarity of Idea: What’s your idea and is it original?
2. Problem Identification: What problem are you solving?
3. Market Size and Accessibility: Who else has this problem?
4. Solution Quality: How will/do you solve the problem?
5. Assessment of competition: How does your customer currently solve this problem?
6. Revenue Model: How are you going to make money?
7. Market Strategy: How are you going to find customers?
8. Team: Who are you and why should we care about the company?
9. Vision: Where will you go from here?

PRESENTATION GUIDELINES

  • Teams may submit one slide in a Powerpoint/Keynote format plus a pdf copy of the slide with your company name and logo to info@digsouth.com. The slide will be displayed to the audience during your pitch presentation.
  • Pitches are three minutes in length followed by two minutes of Q & A from the DIG Investor Panel.
  • Invite colleagues and friends to attend DIG SOUTH and watch you pitch. Reserve badges here.
  • Wild Pitch is part of the DIG Innovation Conference and requires a badge for entry. Each Wild Pitch team will receive two complimentary badges.
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Sponsors

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Titania Jordan

Chief Parent Officer at Bark.us
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