Matthew Ayers: alright. Matthew Ayers: it's about 11 after so we're going to go ahead and get started. Matthew Ayers: Welcome everybody to show hi my name is Matthew ears, I am the event lead for this event, and today we're going to hear from our top five projects and companies live this are live is our in five minute pitch sessions, followed by three minutes for Q amp a after each presentation. Matthew Ayers: That will actually come later in the event for now we're actually going to have a panel discussion with some panelists from. Matthew Ayers: Various startups that we have talked to in the Columbus community. Matthew Ayers: So I will pass it off to Julia to welcome.
Matthew Ayers: Good. Julia Armstrong: evening and Thank you everyone. Julia Armstrong: I would say, welcome Columbus but I know we have people from Texas and California Seattle east coast and I hear New Zealand so welcome everybody, and thank you to the first event of show Ohio 2021. Julia Armstrong: We have our not nandi from movie kit grand Schneider from upstart our new dean of engineering and Howard and cheryl turnbull of the keenan Center for entrepreneurship she'll be hosting this short Q amp a panel session so cheryl I turn it over to you. Cheryl Turnbull: There we go.
Cheryl Turnbull: Hello everyone welcome we're excited to have you with us i'm responsible for the Kenan Center for entrepreneurship, which supports faculty staff, students and alumni startups with resources such as capital. Cheryl Turnbull: Programming and mentorship so delighted to have you here and have to say i'm very excited about our panelists here tonight. Cheryl Turnbull: we're going to i'm going to have each of our panelists introduce themselves but i'm going to start off with Dr Ernest nandi a distinguished faculty Member who has a WHO. Cheryl Turnbull: took a entrepreneurial sabbatical in order to start his own company moby kit or not, if you wouldn't mind just spending a few minutes, introducing yourself.
Arnab Nandi: Sure i'm i'm or not I like to work on large data and likeable software that helps humans interact with data better and faster. Arnab Nandi: i've also done a few things in the last few years in at Ohio State, including being one of the cofounders of O H I O which i'm so very happy to see it thriving under. Arnab Nandi: You know this amazing team that is putting it together right now and mobi kid was a multi year project at Ohio State in the area of spatial temporal analytics so data that. Arnab Nandi: Has location and time components and then we split it out into the area of essentially connected vehicles, where we were able to build out a stack and so it's a kid from ability data that's what the startup is about. Cheryl Turnbull: A start up next i'd like to introduce grant Schneider who I didn't realize is also Dr grant Schneider, I guess, they should have figured that out because grant has multiple degrees he spent a long time at Ohio State.
Cheryl Turnbull: we're super glad to count him as an alum and the fact that he joined upstart and then brought up certain depth to glimpse Ohio we're just so proud so grant if you wouldn't mind spending a few moments talking introducing yourself in what you do an episode. Grant Schneider: yeah thanks cheryl and thank you all for for coming, and thank you for having me. Grant Schneider: yeah so as cheryl mentioned, I think outside of being an employee of the university I probably spent as much time as we possibly could at Ohio State, so I think between. Grant Schneider: Getting a few miners and and Grad school and ultimately doing a PhD I think I spent 10 years at Ohio State. Grant Schneider: Very much not the plan, when I started, but just loved it too much you know after getting the PhD they kind of said Okay, well, we don't have any more degrees like you got to get out of here and go get a job so when it was time to go get a job I started looking at you know various opportunities.
Grant Schneider: Various places where I could apply some knowledge of statistics and computer science and so on, and. Grant Schneider: Had settled on a kind of traditional ish job doing modeling at a finance company was going to go to Washington DC to kind of support my wife, who also has a stats PhD and we were going to go out there and I was gonna have a job that paid the bills, while she chased. Grant Schneider: The job that she liked I read about this startup called upstart that really blew me away in terms of the mission and the problem they were trying to solve.
Grant Schneider: So essentially trying to close the gap between the very small number of people who have access to affordable credit and that the much larger group of people who have never. Grant Schneider: You know, had any problems with credit been late or defaulted. Grant Schneider: Using kind of modern machine learning techniques long story short, I sent them a cold email they responded luckily I flew out there was blown away by the team.
Grant Schneider: My wife and I dropped everything packed up the car went out to Silicon Valley loved it great place to start a career. Grant Schneider: started to realize that if I wanted to have kids and a house and all the stuff that I now want to have as a slightly older man. Grant Schneider: It was going to be hard to do in the Bay area started scheming on how to do that and had the opportunity to come back here to Columbus and start up our second headquarters in 2019.
Grant Schneider: Since then we've grown to I think by last count a little over 300 people here well not here in the short north, but over there, in the short North one we're actually in the office so super excited to be here, always love the chance to do anything Oh, she related and yeah thanks for having. Cheryl Turnbull: Thank you grant and so so so happy to have you with us it's just it's fabulous what the Columbus ecosystem is doing. Cheryl Turnbull: And chilling sort of topping that all up is ducker ayana Howard, we are so pleased to welcome her as our new dean of engineering and fresh off of her debut on the view, we are super excited to welcome Dr Howard you in mind spending a few minutes, introducing yourself. Dean Howard: yeah so just a couple of stories around entrepreneurship, which I believe in wholeheartedly. Dean Howard: So actually sold my first artificial intelligence software package as a Grad student in 1996 so that tells you how old I am and how long i've been doing this. Dean Howard: I currently have a startup still it's called Ai robotics it's a system of technology slash ED tech company that focuses on.
Dean Howard: Children special needs so three years old, to seven years old, so using engineering know how to really lean into the what I would say the disadvantaged communities. Dean Howard: Basically, giving back is what i'm doing with that and so that was founded in 2013 is housed in Atlanta, though. Dean Howard: Not in Columbus but you know with Grad maybe we will be prompted to move it. Dean Howard: But that's kind of what i've done in the in the entrepreneurial space, and so I think it's important as engineers computer scientists data analytics. Dean Howard: Data scientist to really think about entrepreneurship and the role that we have as developers designers and technologists to really make a difference in an impact in that space. Cheryl Turnbull: Great Thank you so very much you know you've all been so incredibly successful.
Cheryl Turnbull: That, as we look at this, you know this. Cheryl Turnbull: Is there you know, we think that the journey for entrepreneurship is kind of into creating a successful startup it, you know is linear. Cheryl Turnbull: But as you live it, you know that it's not it looks more like a roller coaster so i'm going to start with grant, what do you wish, you had done differently or sooner, when you first started off.
Grant Schneider: yeah great question and my first instinct is to answer something like I wish i'd written down more things or documented more more stuff, you know as the company has grown from. Grant Schneider: 20 people to 700 or whatever it is, today, I still to a surprising extent find find myself. Grant Schneider: needing to dig through old emails and just like shore up our documentation from from the simpler times but but Upon reflection, a little bit, I think that that answer suffers a bit from survivorship bias, where. Grant Schneider: You know, with retrospect, knowing, we made it and we came out the other side it's very easy to say like oh yeah we should have done this differently and spent more time, we should have focused more on quality than speed and so on.
Grant Schneider: And so I think the important thing to note here is just like. Grant Schneider: You know you the students should anything I or you know people like me standing up here in front of you say like take it with a bit of grain of salt like. Grant Schneider: You know anytime someone's made it through that it's what worked for them and and that may or may not be applicable so so always be skeptical, especially if my answers, maybe not the Co panelists they seemed much more. Grant Schneider: Esteemed and capable of answering these questions that being said what I wish I would have done differently when starting out was being less afraid of being wrong, I think, so at various points in my life career education so on. Grant Schneider: I. Grant Schneider: implicitly assumed or expected that I, I guess, I would have never said out loud, but I knew it all, but I think I I sort of expected like oh i've got this PhD or.
Grant Schneider: i'm boss of this like team, or whatever that like I needed to have all the answers, and I think some of that was was suffering from imposter syndrome and and just fear and not knowing. Grant Schneider: That it's okay to be wrong and to be learning and I think some of the success that we've had at upstart is. Grant Schneider: hiring people you know smarter better than myself and just getting out of their way and enabling them to do that, so I wish sooner on I would have leaned into what I didn't know and. Grant Schneider: Just embrace that and taking it as an opportunity to either like fill gaps of my own or make mistakes and learn things and and so on and so.
Grant Schneider: It took a little while to build that confidence and really embrace mistakes, rather than kind of shying away from them and expecting too much myself. Cheryl Turnbull: or enough, did you know everything when you first started off. Arnab Nandi: Nothing. Arnab Nandi: On this. Arnab Nandi: it's it's I actually also love. Arnab Nandi: That you know, as we have a stats PFC to remind us of bias mountain passes pressure bias, you know.
Arnab Nandi: It is very true essentially any commencement talk they do listen to, as if you know the very few people who tell you to live their dream and all of those things right and it's essentially the sample size of you know, five right. Arnab Nandi: But. Arnab Nandi: But that being said.
Arnab Nandi: i'm 100% agree with you know and want to build on what grant said a lot of projects that we don't see in the world, right now, are the ones that are in. Arnab Nandi: the minds of somebody who was just thinking, if only if only I had some more time or you know, maybe i'll do it at some point when I am ready. Arnab Nandi: or when when the time is right, and, to be honest there's so much waiting, which I would simply say.
Arnab Nandi: The waiting is the critical issue, and so one of the things is in terms of what I wish I had done sooner was to have done this sooner. Arnab Nandi: And instead of waiting for multiple years saying you know we built it out as open source, we put it out there, and so on, instead of actually saying let's just jump in. Arnab Nandi: With both feet and actually build out a proper company and and that was something that I wish I had done sooner was to actually start the company sooner.
Arnab Nandi: or start the project sooner as well, because we, I was seeing the pain and and the need, and so this was a that was definitely something that I would have done differently, was to start sooner and to started ASAP. Cheryl Turnbull: So i'm going to go a little off script here, Dr Howard, I apologize, but you know, are not a big reason why you didn't start it sooner was because you're going after tenure right. Arnab Nandi: Yes, and you know, sometimes there are students that you really want to work with in a week for them to graduate. Arnab Nandi: You know, one of the hidden secrets is that a lot of the people that you know it's a little bit about planets aligning as well, and so, and so getting for the students.
Arnab Nandi: To wait to graduate and then you know they're they're ready to actually jump in and so on, so yeah one of the hidden secrets is that a lot of the mobile employees were you know hacker Ohio rock stars right, and so I was waiting for them to. Arnab Nandi: Actually graduate as well, but yes, it is a faculty lead startups are an interesting beast because. Arnab Nandi: There is another double life that I have to lead, on the other side, and so that is a that is its own own set of challenges, and so you kind of have to think of the you know the. Arnab Nandi: The the the Bruce Wayne Batman type situation where you know you have to get tenure, and also think of this one, at the same time.
Arnab Nandi: So it is impossible to do both well at once and i'm a firm believer in sort of doubling down on one thing and doing it well, so there's a little bit of timing that we had to set up over there as well, yes. Cheryl Turnbull: def or have you done so much and accomplished so much in your career, you have your own startup you inspire people and students every single day. Cheryl Turnbull: How do you take, like the lessons from what you've done and what you've learned, as well as the lessons that we hear from like. Cheryl Turnbull: arnott and grant and Ray and, like all the folks they in our engineering ecosystem and how do you take that inspire them to take the incredible technology that they're developing out to the world. Dean Howard: So kind of building on what was said is, you have to be okay with knowing that you are going to quote unquote fail. Dean Howard: So I think a lot of times as engineers, we want the perfect product, you know, we want to get down to the 99.9999% accuracy before we share it with the world.
Dean Howard: And even if we get it to that play it will fail because you know they say no actual product can survive first contact with people and that's the truth. Dean Howard: yeah and so. Dean Howard: You know, working with students is really teaching and training them to be okay, with the fact that it's not going to work, the first time, like 100% guaranteed. Dean Howard: And and it's not a failure because you're going to be learning from it and so teaching students that when you're out there. Dean Howard: look to see why it isn't so ask the questions and if someone is doing something that you didn't anticipate ask oh wait I didn't model that behavior like explain that to me and so basically be a student to the customer. Dean Howard: And you learn, and you iterate which is one as an educator then they also apply that in our classroom right so.
Dean Howard: they're okay with taking risks in terms of senior design and and those aspects so it's a transition as a different way of thinking, but I think most companies kind of know doesn't survive first contact that their very first prototype alpha beta product that's deploying. Cheryl Turnbull: Thanks, and you know i'm going to stick with you, except sort of leads to our next question, which is so one of our questions that was posed to us is how do you get past that prototype stage and start to make a polished product well. Cheryl Turnbull: Because when they do, because when the folks who are involved in hackathon start it's it's just really rudimentary. Cheryl Turnbull: And people talk about having a minimally viable product, how do you get over like when do you more from that minimally viable product when you bring it out to the marketplace how perfect does it need to be you talk a little bit about that. Dean Howard: yeah so it really depends on if it's software or hardware, but one of the nice things about even i'll talk about hardware because hardware as harder.
Dean Howard: If there are so many resources that are out there that allow you to do things that look like a finished product at low counts right so like maybe you're only making 10 versus 1000. Dean Howard: Everything from you know prototyping a board to. Dean Howard: doing it plastics and design and now it's going to cost you a little bit more, but allows you to test things out at low yield and as an as a student. Dean Howard: it's fairly straightforward to use a lot of these tools and put forward something that looks really, really, really nice now, it might cost times 10 what you're going to sell it for. Dean Howard: Right, it looks really pretty and it works and it's functional and people won't basically say why do I see the wires hanging out of the back and so that's looking at those resources to design the the real mvp with seemingly finished products, but not worrying so much about the costs.
Cheryl Turnbull: Thanks grant. Dean Howard: How develop. Was. Cheryl Turnbull: Your product and she went to market and how did you figure out, making it making that transition from the mvp to the commercially ready product.
Grant Schneider: yeah it's a great question and you know there's the saying, I think it was Reid Hoffman like if you're not embarrassed by the product you you waited too long to put it out there. Grant Schneider: And that remains to be. Grant Schneider: True today for us like like I literally an hour ago was on a call where were like oh we're still doing that, like like I thought you know we haven't grown past that stage so.
Grant Schneider: I think, especially in in software yeah it's just it's constantly evolving it's never as polished as the the user or we would would like but it's an iterative process, and I think. Grant Schneider: Both been Howard, and are not touched on this, you know the speed aspect and getting more data points really matters so even if it's not the straight line linear path like not waiting too long and then getting to make a number of like small reversible changes and in sort of. Grant Schneider: I guess maximize the number of learnings another way to say that is maximize the number of mistakes, but minimize the impact of them and then kind of iterate from there. Grant Schneider: So yeah I I wish we had a polished product that I can describe today it's certainly more polished than it was before and. Grant Schneider: You know, being in the the machine learning field.
Grant Schneider: You know, you often hear it described as you know, some mix of art and science and I remain very thankful that I got in in the early days when it was more art than science we've hired a number of like very brilliant. Grant Schneider: PhDs who are just like amazing at this stuff now that we've kind of gotten to where it's more of a science and pin that down in the early days, it was. Grant Schneider: You know if you don't have any loans on which to train your machine learning model you don't have any training data you got to get pretty creative and and there was an artistic fun process but.
Grant Schneider: You know monthly I find myself a little bit embarrassed of some of the decisions I made or had to make back in 2015 when when we were in earlier days. Cheryl Turnbull: But apparently it all worked out okay so last question they know that we're we're getting to the end of our time, but but are not you went from spinning out of the university to an exit to. Cheryl Turnbull: A basically a strategic buyer within two years, how did you do, that more process from kind of that prototype to something that was ready for acquisition. Arnab Nandi: Again, you know grants point statistical anomaly not you know not not been very, very much one to highlight these things. Arnab Nandi: All all projects, whether it be startups or some other kind, they take time. Arnab Nandi: This was about two or three years of spatial temporal analytics research at the University, then we went through understanding having you know sort of a wave of commercial need followed by.
Arnab Nandi: A couple of years as a company, so I wouldn't necessarily think of this as just the two years I would I would want to add, you know the few years that. Arnab Nandi: It and university lead startups have that secret, you know behind them is that they you know they have this foundation or work or three or four years or two or three years of iteration. Arnab Nandi: That they're doing on that side too, so that's one thing, and the other one is we, we got lucky from the perspective of we were solving exactly the problem that someone else wanted solved as an exit but. Arnab Nandi: Just to sort of touch on what but didn't Howard and grant mentioned, is that the ability to.
Arnab Nandi: build something immediately has actually you know, is actually the main thing is the iteration. Arnab Nandi: that's what you should be optimizing for right is because, from a scientist perspective all you're trying to do is collect as much information. Arnab Nandi: From the market that this is something that people need right, and this is what doing, and then the other part, is to actually solve this problem, those are the two things, and so, some of it was just to have this very aggressive.
Arnab Nandi: sort of intent. Arnab Nandi: To to iterate as fast as possible if there is an assumption that we had what is the cheapest way to test that. Arnab Nandi: assumption and test that hypothesis, and then move on right and. Arnab Nandi: build that flywheel of constant hypothesis testing and that's something that we did, and we had to I mean you know in startup world it's called pivoting really hard, a lot of times and so on. Arnab Nandi: But that that very aggressive mentality needs to exist for a very good reason, because this is, you know time is the only one thing that that you cannot get back and so that's that's one of the places where the aggressive iteration is probably one simplest way to answer that. Cheryl Turnbull: Well, I appreciate you talking a little bit about what you did before you spend out because those I forget who said it, but it took them a decade to become.
Arnab Nandi: An overnight success. Cheryl Turnbull: I think that's kind of you know what you know we all see that fabulousness and we all know that takes a lot of hard work to get where you all are. Cheryl Turnbull: Thank you so much for joining us, I have, we have to do this again because they have a million questions i'd like to ask all of you, but for now we're done i'm going to turn it over to Julia. Julia Armstrong: Thank you cheryl and thank you all of our panelists and for this very interesting and I feel I was told this is our rock star panel and we had.
Julia Armstrong: 85 people listening in which is great for Friday night when we offspring viewer here on zoom we are going to just move right into the event. Julia Armstrong: come back to this room, which, if you're in the gathered space for show Ohio. Julia Armstrong: we're going to return here at 730 we're going to have some presentations also all of you watching your chance to vote a buckeyes choice or, that is, we have 20 presenters in booths in this gather space, please go check them out talk to them. Julia Armstrong: The other the other voting is a photo booth or so, if you go into the main lobby you'll see a photo booth jump in take a picture of yourself show up a bow tie. Julia Armstrong: And that will be on our galleries and vote on those as well in between now and then check out games in the lounge maker stations in the lobby many presentations in this auditorium and be sure to meet somebody new, this is a pretty cool event that we're able to do it virtually and that. Julia Armstrong: GEO located to Columbus and stuck here so pretty cool to take advantage of this opportunity also thank you to all of our Ohio State alumni.
Julia Armstrong: This event would not be possible without the support of the Ohio State alumni Association, the help of the keenan Center for entrepreneurship, the innovation studio and thank you to the team Matthew errors or student leader cow or. Julia Armstrong: event manager and which I will program coordinator and the rest of our student leaders, so thank you very much, have fun. Matthew Ayers: And if I can add one more thing real quick if you did not get a chance to check in at one of our check in desks, there are three of them in the lobby area of.
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This will result in a cycle completion signal that gets sent via wi fi to a backend server. If a sink is turned off within 20 seconds, the led flash read and fail signals into the server. In the back end data is processed and will be displayed on web page to track overall compliance trends. Matthew Ayers: Alright hello, and welcome back to the stage I hope everybody had a chance to meet each presenter and get your photo taken and meet some. Matthew Ayers: New people and make some great connections and I definitely saw some great blinky bow ties all over the place, so thank you for for rocking those and really making that fun so let's take a minute to award show ohio's best dressed guest we're going to do here.
Matthew Ayers: Is we are going to show some pictures here on our presentation. Matthew Ayers: And let's see we have one, two and three here and then Are these the only three yes, these are the only three so we just opened up a zoom polls to. Matthew Ayers: Vote for that So if you could please vote that'd be great and what we take them up to do that, I just want to take a second to thank our partners from the innovation studio keenan Center and the Ohio State alumni association. Matthew Ayers: If it weren't for them, we would not have been able to put on such a great event this evening and curate the experience for all of you.
Matthew Ayers: And so that was also how we sent the lovely gift from land grants and we try oh. Matthew Ayers: So can we please get a short round of thought sorry round of applause for all the presenters that have worked so hard and have created wonderful technology innovations that impact our world and in many cases change lives. Matthew Ayers: here's our virtual round of applause.
All right. Matthew Ayers: For the duration of the evening we're going to be hearing from our top five presenters and wrap up with the awards so presenters when your name is called. Matthew Ayers: If you could please raise your hand in the webinar so that you can unmute and LV you to presenter that would be wonderful so we're going to get started with the first of our presenters we have data anchor with Emma console.
Matthew Ayers: Oh, and. C. Emre Koksal: Before I forget. Matthew Ayers: Thank you very much, thank you very much. C. Emre Koksal: I don't know why the ECHO ECHO.
C. Emre Koksal: it's definitely not because of me I think. OSU Admin 1: you're muted and gather. C. Emre Koksal: Maybe everybody else can mute unmute. C. Emre Koksal: Okay, I think it's better now.
C. Emre Koksal: Okay awesome. C. Emre Koksal: So okay i'm gonna share my screen give me a second. C. Emre Koksal: Can you see the screen right now. Julia Armstrong: Yes, we can. C. Emre Koksal: awesome, so this is me console and i'm a i'm the founder and CEO of data anchor most a professor of electrical and computer engineering at Ohio State University before osu I was with MIT for Grad school.
C. Emre Koksal: My passion and our passion as a team is to make. C. Emre Koksal: You know, difficult problems simple to come up with simple solutions to very difficult problems so and data anchors and effort toward making data security simple. C. Emre Koksal: So, just a quick background we are a mature technology, we have been working on it at my lab for many years now, but the business is relatively young we have been founded in 2019 and. C. Emre Koksal: Right now we are revenue generated, and in fact we have 33 executed contracts across partnerships, including box ignite and various. C. Emre Koksal: Others, as well as businesses in healthcare manufacturing finance and God we have been. C. Emre Koksal: selected for the 950 million dollar a bms program for US Air Force and we have won several awards, including CNN tech innovator.
C. Emre Koksal: Columbus business first inventor of the year, and so on and so forth, and we still have our funding round open and we have quite a bit of interest, thus far to it. C. Emre Koksal: So what's the problem that we're solving at data anchor So if you look at the information revolution, one of the things that we have achieved is to make things simple. C. Emre Koksal: What do I mean by that we can access the data consumed data, you know share data and replicated without any friction right. C. Emre Koksal: So it's great we have achieved that really nicely, but now the problem is, we started doing business in fact all of business with data.
C. Emre Koksal: So this paradigm implies that access to data is equivalent to ownership of the data, so this poses a problem, as I said when you do business with the data because. C. Emre Koksal: You cannot control internal and external spread of data and once you lose data it is terrible it's a mess and, in fact, as a result. C. Emre Koksal: Government is pushing compliance requirements which are extremely complicated to address this issue. C. Emre Koksal: Nevertheless, we have see we are seeing everyday problems such as solar winds attacks the problems, not just because of external attackers but internal. C. Emre Koksal: players are adversarial as well and, furthermore, with Corbett now there's a significant fraction of the workforce working remotely which only amplified the problem okay.
C. Emre Koksal: So what have we been doing about it, you know, in the old paradigm, we have been building castles around our networks. C. Emre Koksal: We have organization networks, we have been protecting those networks and pushing our partners and employees to access the data only inside the network, but in the existing paradigm this. C. Emre Koksal: You know, in the existing world this doesn't work because data is distributed accesses distributed, not only is this unnatural but it doesn't work. C. Emre Koksal: I mean look at the solar winds attack now your data is actually commodity, you have to assume that and act accordingly, so we need a data centric solution. C. Emre Koksal: So what data centric solution means you have to make security and intrinsic part of your data, and it has to travel with data and that's exactly what we do in a simple fashion at data anchor.
C. Emre Koksal: So it starts with encryption, but it doesn't end with encryption it's not the end goal we use encryption and key management to achieve full control and protection of the data. C. Emre Koksal: We make it such that security travels with the data perpetually to all the derivatives of it as the organization's desire. C. Emre Koksal: While it's persistent it's at the same time, transparent and simple gate for the internal players and legitimate users.
C. Emre Koksal: Are patent pending technology bakes governance rules into. C. Emre Koksal: How we manage the keys, which means we can enforce very sophisticated governance rules such as based on geography, is based on connectivity or active directory where strong encryption very simply, with one. C. Emre Koksal: Okay, what happens if somebody breaks the rules instant revocation happens, even after the fact, so we have the ability to. C. Emre Koksal: revoke access even after the fact, and we are creating real time audit blogs, which is also very important for compliance, this includes physical location of the access.
C. Emre Koksal: And in one sentence data anchor empowers organizations to control all their data, no matter where it's created or consumed okay so what's the impact of this on businesses. C. Emre Koksal: So businesses retain control of their sensitive data, even when it's shared or internally consumed compliance is simplified. C. Emre Koksal: Monitoring of real time audit logs is achieved, and it will be because of all of the above, we are a great solution for remote workforce, not only for remote workforce, but for any situation Okay, and we achieve all of this with very low overhead and simplicity is our thing. C. Emre Koksal: So, lastly, you know, but not the least we have a an amazing team, you know my team members hurry and Eric heart here our strength is development and product, we are all technical team. C. Emre Koksal: You know, we have been working together for a long time, right now, and we create amazing technologies build amazing features and lately, we have been expanding the business side as well, so.
C. Emre Koksal: You know, we are adding amazing experience on the business side lately as well, so this is all I have to say, please. C. Emre Koksal: i'm opening the floor for questions. Cal King: Thank you, that was awesome can you. Cal King: Get back control of the screen real quick, so we can continue on. Cal King: Okay sorry about that, no, no it's fine Thank you so much, that was a wonderful presentation you guys are doing great work.
Cal King: And we are going to take a second to drop a poll the chat for the buck I choice award. Cal King: This award is for all the presentations that you're seeing right now the top five, in addition to all 20 presenters total for the evening so as you had time to go through and take a look at. Cal King: presenter booths and see what was going on this is to give an award to one of those people you guys get to choose what your favorite is so go ahead and. Cal King: hit the link in the chat vote for your favorite and, at the very end, we will tally up all the results and let you guys know who was the favorite. Cal King: Matthew that's all you. Matthew Ayers: All right, so, while they are voting for that I do want to announce before our next presenter that the cat one best dressed in our photo contest.
Matthew Ayers: So congratulations to. Matthew Ayers: The cat. Matthew Ayers: And next up, we are going to have. Matthew Ayers: CRC.
Matthew Ayers: With kaitlyn swindle Riley. Matthew Ayers: Okay, go ahead and. Matthew Ayers: here. There we go. Katelyn Swindle-Reilly: hi i'm caitlin swindle Riley and i'm excited to speak to you today on behalf of the true new.
Katelyn Swindle-Reilly: I am very passionate about developing new materials and drug delivery systems to help treat and prevent blindness. Katelyn Swindle-Reilly: i'm an assistant Professor here at Ohio State and biomedical and chemical engineering, as well as ophthalmology I also serve as chief technology Officer of victory new a startup company that licensed my ocular drug delivery technologies from Ohio State. Katelyn Swindle-Reilly: As you can see that your new has assembled quite an accomplished team. Katelyn Swindle-Reilly: Our CEO Gordon beth weight is an eye care industry veteran with over 20 years of commercial ophthalmology experience. Katelyn Swindle-Reilly: Chief operating officer Brian Jones has extensive experience with drug device combinations with antibody therapeutics. Katelyn Swindle-Reilly: And with extended release formulations which are all relevant to the design of our extended release capsule.
Katelyn Swindle-Reilly: We have Brian price director cmc with over 20 years of experience in product development cmc quality control and regulatory compliance. Katelyn Swindle-Reilly: This team is also rounded out by co inventor Dr Matthew or he's no Ohio State professor and chief medical officer of the team he's also a betrayal Retinal surgeon who treats patients with these types of injections, to prevent blindness. Katelyn Swindle-Reilly: Unfortunately, all of us, at some point will experience age related vision loss many diseases are managed or treated by frequent injections, particularly in the eye. Katelyn Swindle-Reilly: Future new has decided to focus on the third leading cause of blindness, because it has no cure age related macular degeneration or AMT will affect 30% of people by the age of 75. Katelyn Swindle-Reilly: And patients can only maintain their vision like getting monthly injections of anti betcha straight into their eye for the rest of their lives.
Katelyn Swindle-Reilly: This treatment regimen and curse huge costs and it's a burden to the patients to the caregivers into the healthcare system there over half a million injections are performed every month. Katelyn Swindle-Reilly: It is clear that the number one unmet need in this area is extended release to reduce that injection frequency. Katelyn Swindle-Reilly: We have to fill up drug delivery technology, with the goal of reducing the number of patient visits and improving their treatment outcomes.
Katelyn Swindle-Reilly: We can prepare these tenable extended release capsules or Turks and, as you can see here they're smaller than a grain of rice. Katelyn Swindle-Reilly: he's biodegradable Turks are made of FDA approved components by some novel materials processing steps. Katelyn Swindle-Reilly: We can fine tune the Turks to sustain the release anywhere from six to 12 months by modulating the porosity.
Katelyn Swindle-Reilly: The nature of these Turks also helps to maintain the bio activity for these expensive therapeutics long term, this is a significant improvement over the current treatment of monthly injections that's required for amd. Katelyn Swindle-Reilly: We are currently raising seed funds to support preclinical studies for FDA approval via the 505 the two pathway. Katelyn Swindle-Reilly: We require $3 million and 18 months for Ind enabling studies and our preclinical work will focus on establishing the safety of our capsule the soul as pharmacogenetics in advocacy.
Katelyn Swindle-Reilly: In conjunction with the currently use therapeutics pitcher news initial target is delivery of pre approved biologics for treatment of amd our future directions include delivery of other molecules to the I interviewed Israel injection. Katelyn Swindle-Reilly: Since the first anti betcha treatment was introduced 15 years ago, the need for this extended duration of effect has been recognized as a major major need by strategic players in the space. Katelyn Swindle-Reilly: major pharmaceutical companies looking to protect grow or establish and market presence for actively seeking these drug delivery technologies. Katelyn Swindle-Reilly: Our end goal is licensing your acquisition by a major pharmaceutical company primarily an op filmic space.
Katelyn Swindle-Reilly: This is a large an established $12 billion global market and it's growing 8% cater we have the technology at vitro new to fulfill the number one need of decreasing injections to only one or two times per year. Katelyn Swindle-Reilly: it's renew has the potential to deliver best in class extended release platform based on our IP portfolio. Katelyn Swindle-Reilly: are unique Turk offers tenable predictable drug release, while being biodegradable and protecting the activity of the therapeutic. Katelyn Swindle-Reilly: Thank you for your attention. Thank you so much. Cal King: That was wonderful.
Matthew Ayers: Has any. questions. Cal King: nope okay Matthew that's all you. Matthew Ayers: All right next up. Matthew Ayers: We have is xenia dylan with her innovative cancer treatments.
Matthew Ayers: And xenia if you want to raise your hand we can go ahead and get you appear. Matthew Ayers: and Matthew Ayers: caitlin if you want to stop sharing your screen, that would be wonderful Thank you. and Matthew Ayers: We are also good to go if you're free to share your screen whenever you're ready. Thank you, everybody hear me or they just need to tell me that they can. Julia Armstrong: Yes, we can.
Zeenia Kaul: Okay wonderful. Zeenia Kaul: Can I get started. Matthew Ayers: you're good to go. Zeenia Kaul: Okay perfect good evening. Zeenia Kaul: Everyone, my name is senior call I did my cancer genetics fellowship at the Ohio State medical Center I also graduated from the College of business with an MBA in 2016. Zeenia Kaul: that's when we started with a bio sciences actually with one of the at the time, professors who was also my co founder and executive Chairman his name is bill different defer some of you may know him from his days at skybus airlines, he was a CEO.
Zeenia Kaul: Along with him and some of the talented team that we have right now we actually started with him a bio sciences so rainbow is is a unique company which is developing a novel pharmaceutical for cancer treatments, so the lead compounds that we working on his rst. Zeenia Kaul: Our progress so far we have investigation new drug allowance from the FDA What that means is that we are allowed to do clinical trials. Zeenia Kaul: We are gearing up to start our phase one clinical trial in cancer patients at university hospitals in Cleveland. Zeenia Kaul: So far, we've already developed a GMP clinical trial drug What that means is the highest standard which is available to develop to manufacture drugs. Zeenia Kaul: We have raised up to $3.2 million in friends and family and series a and I always proudly say it was all Ohio based investors, we have a significant data. Zeenia Kaul: On the safety of the drug that we are currently pursuing in clinical trials.
Zeenia Kaul: We are currently starting to look funds for doing phase two trials, which is the efficacy trials, meaning that whether does this drug work in humans at those other trials that we will be conducting soon and to grow, the team further. Zeenia Kaul: As I said, we are a small team, but a very talented one with very big ambitions we have some of the leaders in their regulatory affairs here. Zeenia Kaul: One of some of the leaders who conduct clinical trials. Zeenia Kaul: Some of the names are parexel up Charles river laboratory does the safety work for us and we have some clinical partners Ohio State is one university hospitals and we working with some of the leading researchers in developing this drug further. Zeenia Kaul: So the problem that we trying to solve here is the long term, cancer treatment and trying to delay that reoccurrence.
Zeenia Kaul: In in the longer time period here's unfortunately a lot of us here in the room, may be affected by some friend or family who has gone through cancer treatment. Zeenia Kaul: And what happens is after you finish your cancer treatment there's a time where. Zeenia Kaul: Your doctor tells you you're in remission That means that we cannot detect the cancer through the medium or through the technologies, but just available to us, but after a certain time and certain cancers, maybe most will actually reoccur. Zeenia Kaul: during the lifetime sometime, but what we are proposing is a long term solution to cancer treatment in a single pill formation. Zeenia Kaul: So what i'm showing you here is our lead compound rsv 24 combining with the standard of care and once you hit that remission you continue taking artistry 24. Zeenia Kaul: Because it will slow down tumor growth, it is safe over a long period of time and has the efficacy to continue this and, hopefully, we will push the reoccurrence time out in the future.
Zeenia Kaul: So what are the requirements for a long term cancer treatment, it should reduce tumor growth, it should reduce or slow down metastasis that means it's not spreading to other parts of the body. Zeenia Kaul: Minimal side effects, so that you can continue taking it long term one of the drawbacks of the most of the current chemotherapy is because it has side effects, and we cannot continue taking good. Zeenia Kaul: For long period of time safety over long time relatively lower costs, so that we can afford it over a long period of time. Zeenia Kaul: And the ease of administration in the patients, preferably older, so that we don't have to go to the infusion centers every three weeks high cost very time consuming efforts there.
Zeenia Kaul: Unfortunately, our artistry 24 actually checks lot of those in fact all of those boxes for us. Zeenia Kaul: So what is our story 24 hours 24 is a naturally derived treatment, interestingly, more than 40% of chemotherapy that's currently being used in cancer clinics. Zeenia Kaul: are derived or some inspiration from nature, however, we we synthesize them synthetically and as a result, we have a lot of side effects. Zeenia Kaul: Are sweet 24 has 15 years of discovery and identification of a unique plant seed line with a unique chemical signature, which is only toxic to cancer cells and leaves a healthy cells alone.
Zeenia Kaul: In addition to standard of care increases the anti tumor and tolerability to standard of care and our long term safety profile really allows us to use this drug for a long period of time. Zeenia Kaul: We have actually, as I said, it's a unique plant. Zeenia Kaul: And we've actually taken lot of the advantages and the advancements made in the controlled environment work to grow our plan, so we are actually growing our plans in large scales or we're scaling up to large scales.
Zeenia Kaul: up in in controlled environments to do actually have that lot a lot consistency, which is required for pharmaceutical drugs. Zeenia Kaul: As an outcome what we hope is, and this is for no particular cancer, but this solid line imagine, this is a typical aggressive cancer, where the probability of reoccurrence. Zeenia Kaul: Basically starts peaking at a certain amount of time what we're hoping is by taking our is 24 alongside with that.
Zeenia Kaul: Alongside with your standard of care, we will reduce that probability and also further push it out in time so that the patient has a longer life or disease free progression, as we like to call it in the industry. Zeenia Kaul: are actually 24 has multiple indications currently we are pursuing non-small lung cancer, we have a lot of data to support soft tissue sarcoma and ovarian cancer as well. Zeenia Kaul: And that's pretty much the end of my presentation, if you I so we're not taking too many questions here, but if you do have any questions, please reach out to me through any of the organizers or my email address is your Thank you.
Matthew Ayers: All right. Matthew Ayers: Thank you so much, that was a really. Matthew Ayers: Great presentation and next up, we have electron with any that and Jacob. Matthew Ayers: And you guys are good to start presenting and I think we can confirm that we can hear you awesome.
Jacob Buaful: cool. Anita Nti: hi i'm Anita and I am CEO of electron and other two TEAM members are Danny tredegar he's our chief technology officer and then, as well as caleb he is our chief strategy officer. Jacob Buaful: And i'm Jacob waffle and I am the chief innovation officer here. Jacob Buaful: So let's get right into. Jacob Buaful: What is election election and provides.
Jacob Buaful: turnkey mobile home energy storage services and solutions and it just go to the surface or he SAS is what we call it for sure. Jacob Buaful: So there's really two problems that our solution, as the first problem is just with the high cost of batteries, there is not really an economical option for clean mobile energy. Jacob Buaful: would want me about this if we have a tailgate as an example, people bring generators that emit a lot of CO2. Jacob Buaful: And while there are ECO friendly solution is sometimes it can be between three to five times the normal cost for generating. Jacob Buaful: The second issue is automotive companies spend a lot of money to recycle battery packs that have a very high usable capacity, sometimes up to 80% so our solution brings these two problems together by request we purposely second life automotive packs by bringing us sustainable solution.
Jacob Buaful: So there's really three parts to the service people need the energy people order the energy will get. Jacob Buaful: it's that simple so going back to the tailgate case, if you get to your tailgate spot right you about your phone you hop on to the application. Jacob