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Smart ultrasound solutions

Rethinking Ultrasound   Usono radically changes the ultrasound market by improving and innovating the way ultrasound is used. Ultrasound is a very well-known image modality within the medical field. In general ultrasound transducers are freely moved during procedures, however other procedures acquire the ultrasound transducer to be fixated. Some examples include long-term measurements and dynamic measurements. Our device fixates an ultrasound transducer to the body, which allows for better stabilization on a specific body part. This allows operators to work in a more hands-free environment.    Improving Hospital environment: Reducing the RSI problem    Repetitive strain injuries (RSI) cost European countries between 0.5% and 1.5% of the GNP1. An ergonomic study was performed into this subject by Workcover Authority NSW and reported a 77.8% of ultrasound operators surveyed suffered from work related musculoskeletal injuries. In a noted study written by Baker et al from 2002 it was established that the total costs in the United States attributed to a musculoskeletal disorder on the shoulder of an ultrasound operator as much as €570,000, counting the worker’s compensation, medical expenses (without surgery), staff replacement cost, revenue loss and recruitment of new sonographer costs.   The ultrasound market   The global ultrasound market is expected to grow with a CAGR of 5.9% from €3.27 B in 2016 to €4.3 B by 20193. Based on market data the served available market (SAM) of ultrasound machines in cardiology is 589.000 in 2021.   Unique value proposition   We offer a simple and easy-to-use product that enables lengthy and dynamic ultrasound measurements. Our product, the ProbeFix, is used to steadily fixate an ultrasound transducer to the human body. Fixating the ultrasound transducer to the body leads to a stabilized ultrasound image, an optimized work flow and better patient comfort resulting in better examination quality and lower costs.   The ProbeFix is versatile in its applications because it is attachable to different body parts. We focus on the cardiology department first because of the immediate added value in reducing repetitive strain injuries. Our product is optimized for this context in a co-creation process together with cardiologists and ultrasound technicians.   Furthermore, ProbeFix can be easily scaled to other departments like Radiology, where it has added value during needle puncture procedure which leads to less re-punctures of the needle, and the Intensive Care department, where it can help during long term monitoring of ow within the heart which allows the doctor to assess the state of the patient over a period of time.   Additionally, we found added value in the sports context. The ProbeFix S helps to create valuable information about the muscle during high intensity sports exercise. Future development of the product will lead to more quantitative information about the muscle state, which allows the coach to decide if a player is t enough for the match day.   In the near future, we plan to develop software to create a total solution with ProbeFix. Together with Eindhoven University of Technology we will develop image analysis software that will lead to extra features that can create more added value for the doctor. Some of this software will include monitoring, right image detection and automatic stabilization correction software.   Customer Traction   We signed strategic collaboration with the following hospitals to further develop and conduct clinical validation of our product: UMC Utrecht  St. Antonius Hospital Catharina Hospital  Maxima Medical Centre Rijnstate Hospital Erasmus Medical Centre We visited 11 hospitals, and we have contact through “Stichting Top Klinische Ziekenhuizen” with 24 hospitals within the Netherlands. In Catharina hospital we will perform a clinical study within the cath lab. All patients and ultrasound operators will fill in a questionnaire to measure the performance of the ProbeFix.   Our Vision   Rethinking ultrasound by creating smart ultrasound solutions.   Our Mission   We innovate the ultrasound market by enhancing the current application and developing new ultrasound applications by using state of art technology in a meaningful product embodiment.   Roadmap, ambition and oppertunity   We plan to finish clinical validation at Q4 2016 of the first product and obtain CE mark by the end of Q2 2017.   We will launch ProbeFix end Q3 2017 in Europe, before selling to the United States. Sales will be fully done by distribution partners to overcome the complicated buy-in structure of the different hospitals. The second version of ProbeFix, a motorized version will be sold in (Q2 2019) which will consist of a system that creates a full hands-free environment where the ultrasound operator does not need to hold the transducer anymore, and the ultimate version (Q1 2022) where we add software with automated scanning, which will make ultrasound widely accessible for untrained medical examiners.   ProbeFix S (sport version) needs to be further validated to create added value for the sports doctor and physiotherapist. A consortium will be established between Eindhoven University of Technology (“TU/e”), local sport institutes and Usono to address this question. ProbeFix S will be launched Q2 2020.   Team   Benjamin Tchang (CEO, Biomedical Engineering)   Benjamin is a leader, decision maker and an innovator. He has led several teams in both the management and sports related fields. Within Usono, he is responsible for strategy and planning. His background in Biomedical Engineering image processing gives him the knowledge about the ultrasound and the medical fields. During his studies at the TU/e, he worked at several departments, including Oncology and Neuroscience, in addition to his work at MUMC+, WKZ and Mount Sinai Hospital in New York. Victor Donker (COO, Industial Design)   Victor is a communicative, creative and critical designer. He was responsible for external relations at several projects (BlueJay, EUBC). His strength lies in connecting to people and maintaining relationships. Within Usono he is responsible for communication with new and existing partners (engineering, patent, CE etc.), branding and marketing. His background in industrial design has been focused on user system interaction, user-centered design and usability of the products. He worked on different projects in healthcare, including creating modular designs for stroke patients in Sydney.  Most recently, he also worked at Philips Design and Atrium Hospital in Heerlen on a project on information exchange for women with breast cancer.   Jori Verbeek (CTO, Industial Design)   Jori has experience in product development, usability and testing. He designs products and interaction with a human-centered approach. He has a hands-on mentality which drives the iterative process. During his studies at the TU/e, he focused on contextual research, technical design and rapid prototyping. He followed a one semester Industrial Design exchange program in Sydney. He finished his Master’s degree, while working at Philips Design working on the improvement of a service and information system with tangible tools to support communication between patients and caregivers. Besides Usono, Jori is working as UX consultant at Philips Design.   Why invest now?   Usono is a start-up company rethinking ultrasound. ProbeFix is tested at 10 hospitals and we signed strategic collaboration with 2 hospitals. Multiple medical companies (Philips, GE, Siemens, Medtronic, Medica Europe) follow us with high interest. ProbeFix will be launched at Q3 2017. Investment is needed to refine the product, conduct clinical trials and get CE marking for the product. With the help of you we want to initialize this investment and really start getting the product to the market!

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Protection without restriction

CrossGuard is a new, innovative company dedicated to the development of safety equipment. With an engineer’s approach to design, we are creating a glove that can protect its wearer from mechanical impact, without restricting fine motor control. CrossGuard’s technology is applicable to myriad fields where hands are frequently endangered. In many professional and leisure environments, hand injuries are one of the major causes of both personal and financial loss. Annually there are **250 000** reported hand or finger injuries in the Netherlands alone. Current safety product designs lack the capacity to overcome the many challenges that need to be faced in order to make a difference. There is both a need and an opportunity for a cross-market solution: The ProGauntlet. Our prototype demonstrations have attracted solid interest from parties in various fields such as offshore, (railroad) construction and (combat) sports. Our beachhead market is European Swordsmanship, a new sport with a rapidly expanding world-wide community and much growth potential. We're close to launch our first Beta series within this market. The goal of this Leapfunder round is to assemble €250.000 in convertible notes to build a solid foundation for our new team and to gradually expand to full release in 2017. Join us and make it happen! Once we're able to protect a hand from a sword, imagine the possibilities...   Please visit our product website at www.progauntlet.com   Watch our full product demo:  

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Event Discovery Uncovered

PROBLEM WORTH SOLVING Discovering the perfect event at any given moment in time is hard, because most people have no automatic go-to when start searching for events. The result is that finding things to do is an inefficient process with often disappointing results. SOLUTION So we thought, what if we can make local event discovery extremely easy? What if we can bring event discovery to the apps that users already love, trust and use every single day, like calendar apps, maps and messengers? Imagine you do a long-press on a specific time in your calendar app and instantly get access to local things to do including the option to buy tickets. Imagine driving in your car and asking your car system for a nice event to stop, to give your children a needed break. Imagine getting recommendations within your messenger when you are looking for an event with your friends or colleagues. We combine global and local event sources into a single Event Discovery API which can be integrated by any app or website.  GO TO MARKET STRATEGY On top of the API we build easy to integrate SDKs. We start with offering event discovery in the Netherlands with our existing calendar partners. We expand into other geographies and vertical markets like maps, messengers, travel and news portals after that.   MONETIZATION Commission on paid actions (eg ticket sales) API usage   ACHIEVEMENTS Public calendar service for sports, holidays, TV, weather, finance and lifestyle successfully integrated in more than a dozen calendar app partners on iOS, Android and web 300k active users Selected for the Startupbootcamp E-commerce 2016 accelerator program  TEAM Together we have 15 years of combined experience in calendaring and scheduling technology. SchedJoules is also an active member of CalConnect (www.calconnect.org), with Rutger, our CEO, currently being the first president from Europe. Schedjoules is based in Amsterdam, The Netherlands and Dresden, Germany.

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Peer to peer groceries platform

Why SuperBuddy? Grocery shopping is very time consuming, on average you spend 3 weeks per year on it. With SuperBuddy, you buy all your favorite groceries on your mobile and we connect you to a trusted shopper who brings your desired groceries to your door within two hours. The pain and the gain The brick and mortar grocery retailers are trying to fulfill the online shopping demand. Because of their complex logistics the delivery of your online ordered groceries is always next day or even the day after. You need to be home in time frames defined by the retailer. You, yourself cannot decide when to receive your groceries. The completeness, freshness and customer centricity of the delivery is questionable. What do you expect as a customer? You expect delivery when convenient for you: “Same Day” and “On my demand”. Finally freedom: Your groceries delivered to your front door just when you need them. Exactly what we promise at SuperBuddy. The solution Over the last year we have built and tested our e-commerce ordering platform. Customers buy all their groceries of their favorite supermarkets in one place. They save a lot of time and experience extreme convenience through personalized online shopping. When you as a customer pick your moment of delivery and pay, a personal shopper (we call them Buddy) will be notified. The Buddy will get your groceries from your favorite supermarket. The Buddy will shop the same way you would shop. The Buddy picks the freshest products and is always in contact with you to verify if you require a replacement when a product is out of stock. Exactly how you would shop!! There are multiple benefits: someone else does your shopping and you have more time in your day. Timely delivery from a trusted buddy. Both customers and buddies rate each other on performance,  creating transparent appreciation. This results in favorite customers & buddies. Customers who have their favorite buddy ensure a fantastic customer experience. Favorite buddies ensure predictable income. New social connections are created. What makes SuperBuddy unique? Multiple supermarkets on one platform; Personalized online shopping through the use of profiling; The ordering process, easy payment, easy delivery, fully automated platform
 and customer and buddy rating; All your products (45.000) at your store’s price level; A network of multiple Buddies resulting in trusted & favorite connections; An extremely scalable platform; An extremely scalable network; We deliver on the same day and at the time it suits you best!!! Founders Team The concept of SuperBuddy was Tim van den Heuvel’s idea. Tim studied Marketing and Management in Groningen and started his entrepreneurial life during his study. He started over four businesses and one failure has improved his awareness to the max. Laurens, mentor at SUBC, was at that time working at Ahold. Laurens learned all about leadership, building organizations and driving results during his 16 years as a Marine Corps officer. After 7 years at Ahold Laurens decided to grow the best startup in retail together with Tim. Tim and Laurens built a strong, lean and eager team. Diverse but highly engaged. They give the best they can with the highest level of performance. Development, operational support and growth hacking all experience areas covered in the current team of 12. Growth SuperBuddy grows with a monthly average of 16%. Currently we serve the city of Zwolle. The platform currently offers groceries from Albert Heijn, Jumbo and EkoPlaza.. We have a collaboration with EkoPlaza and Multiple Supermarkets have shown interest in collaborating with us. We defined a pillar strategy enabling fast growth. Roadmap & Funding Currently we are working on version 2.0 of our platform. Implementing the newest technologies and a full new user experience. SuperBuddy as part of the People and Food Group is looking for €250K for opening our next major city with 200.000+ inhabitants, delivering version 2.0 of the platform, execute our marketing of the SuperBuddy brand and we will triple our customer base in Zwolle. Enabling us to execute our next phase roll out into 6 other cities. Join us in disrupting the Dutch groceries market but foremost to make online shopping social and worthwhile again.The SuperBuddy team

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