ALUMNI

Although our pitchers have only three minutes to “wow” the land sharks as they compete for cash funding and resources during the event, they make a lasting impact on our sponsors and land shark judges, as well as the Kansas City community. View information about our Pure Pitch Rally alumni and utilize the contact information provided to learn more about where they are today.

2022

Ask SAMIE
Ask SAMIE | Brandy Archie, hello@asksamie.com

Living at home after significant health events or medical procedures increases patient comfort and decreases medical spending. AskSAMIE is a web app that helps caregivers keep their loved ones safe in a familiar environment. The platform matches patients with the right adaptive equipment specific to their physical and environmental needs.

CodeAlgo Academy
CodeAlgo Academy | Truimfia Fulks, triumfia.codealgo@gmail.com

With over a million unfilled tech jobs in the workforce today, Codealgo Academy aims to fill the pipeline by helping students develop programming skills and analytical thinking before they reach high school. The platform combines engaging learning modules with gamification to teach students in kindergarten through eighth grade how to code.

Health Partners, MD
Health Partners, MD | Courtney Younglove, empoweringpeoplemd@gmail.com

A majority of the cost of U.S. healthcare is driven by obesity. Though employers shoulder much of the financial burden, they have few options by which to improve the underlying issue. Health Partners, MD provides a disease-management platform for employers with on-site and near-site clinics targeting obesity and related conditions.

Hermes
Hermes | Rick Macartney, rmacartney@hermeslst.com

Hermes is changing the way vehicles are titled and registered. It eliminates the need for title service clerks by assembling a universally compliant titling and registration packet. A nationwide network of agents deliver packets to local DMV offices, completing transactions in less than 1/4 of the industry average time.

Marma
Marma | Meredith McAllister, meredith@marmanutrition.com

During the birthing years, women and mothers have a higher risk of nutritional deficiencies, which can lead to illness, infertility and birth complications. Marma is a platform that empowers women with the personalized nutrition guidance they need to feel nourished and confident in their transition to motherhood.

Routine Success
Routine Success | Matt Gunter, matt.gunter@routine-success.com

Routine Success is a mobile app that empowers neurodiverse teens and young adults to achieve increasing independence. Parents, teachers, counselors and mentors can build and schedule fully customizable routines to support young people as they develop organizational, social and executive functioning skills.

Spyder
Spyder | Nedra Barr, nedra@spyderloop.com

Spyder is a global company that securely manages data and documents for the insurance and financial services industries. The platform uses technology to automate the financial supply chain, allowing companies to reduce their technology spend and allow for insights that are not available today in a disconnected environment.

YAT
YAT | Robert Goss, rgoss@yat.ai

YAT is more than a memorable name — it’s a cutting-edge logistics augmentation engine. The platform empowers brokers with pricing and capacity management tools. YAT is driven by proprietary algorithms based on a dual-market approach that reduces the anxiety and fragmentation in a broker’s world and tech stack.

2021

Azella
Azella | David Roberson, david@azella.io

Azella is an automated platform built to simplify branding and the digital experience for independent financial advisors and their targeted customer base. Azella leverages technology to go to market in weeks with custom branding, a website and a marketing platform.

Crib Coaching
Crib Coaching | Jill Bertelsen, jill@bertelseneducation.com

Many parents struggle through the transition to parenthood, and they want information that is quick and practical. Crib Coaching is an app using artificial intelligence to gamify parental education. Daily information coupled with a game allows parents to build their confidence.

MD MatchUp
MD MatchUp | Bob Waddell, bwaddell@mdmatchup.com

Half of Americans focus on personality and relationship factors when searching for a new healthcare provider. MD MatchUp is a dating-app-like solution that works on any health network’s website or app, providing patients a curated list of compatible providers.

SeeInMe
SeeInMe | Risa Stein, risa@seeinme.com

An inability to connect with individuals experiencing communication challenges can be frustrating for the patient, their providers and their families. SeeInMe enables family members to share with caregivers a personality profile for loved ones of all ages and diagnoses.

Tenfold Security
Tenfold Security | Jon Broek, jon@tenfoldsecurity.com

Cybersecurity attacks are in the news every day, with cloud breaches now among the most devastating to companies. Tenfold Security addresses the growing security personnel deficit and closes the knowledge gap by offering automated cloud security services and software.

Veeper
Veeper | Jordan Williams, jordan@veeperapp.com

Veeper’s mission is to make the Internet free of universal promo codes. The Shopify app tracks each customer’s shopping habits to apply the optimum discount to increase sales. Each time a shopper adds an item to the cart, their discount increases.

Venboo
Venboo | Juaquan Herron, juaquan@myvenboo.com

Venboo is a tech platform that strives to help small businesses easily search, locate and book events that match their needs, such as conventions, tradeshows and pop-up shops. It also tracks their expenses, helping vendors sell strategically at the events.

Vetelligence
Vetelligence | Zachary Oshinbanjo, oshinzach@gmail.com

Vetelligence uses data and artificial intelligence to help employers connect with the military community. The proprietary platform aims to place qualified candidates into employer-requested positions while facilitating a diverse hiring environment.

2020

AgButler, Inc.
AgButler Inc. | Kevin Johansen, kjohansen@agbutlerapp.org

The gig economy platform serves as a solution to a labor shortage in rural America. AgButler provides on-demand jobs, giving farmers and ranchers access to a high-quality labor force while boosting rural economies. AgButler enables agriculture productivity, one click at a time.

Air Traffic Awareness
Air Traffic Awareness | Tonderai Kambarami, tonderai@airtrafficawareness.com

What started as a class project at the University of Missouri-Kansas City is now a startup providing solutions to enhance situation awareness for general aviation to increase in-flight safety. The team comprises a pilot, an aerospace engineer, a software developer, and a serial entrepreneur.

AWA Technology
AWA Technology | Austin Hausmann, austin@awatech.us

AWA’s technology streamlines processes and reduces cost in the automotive fluids industry by removing the need to transport water, minimizing end-use plastic waste, and significantly reducing storage time and shelf-life concerns. The team plans to disrupt a market with consumption estimated at 162+ million gallons in 2022.

Booth Browser
Booth Browser | Alan Harris, alan@boothbrowser.com

The mobile app is designed to manage inventory and streamline transactions for vendors at sporting events, concerts and festivals. Booth Browser is an innovative solution to the COVID-19 pandemic for businesses, teams and artists, who can use it to connect with fans and generate sales.

Plasmonic Diagnostics LLC
Plasmonic Diagnostics LLC | Syed Barizuddin, syed@plasmonicdiagnostics.com

The startup’s cutting-edge platform technology, P-GRAT, enables faster, easier and less costly diagnoses for diseases such as tuberculosis and SARS-Cov-2 (COVID-19) through advanced single-molecule detection technology. The company has received federal funding and is collaborating with entities such as the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

PMI Rate Pro
PMI Rate Pro | Nomi Smith, nsmith@pmiratepro.com

Current methods for quoting private mortgage insurance (PMI) are cumbersome, antiquated, and time-consuming. From this headache, PMI Rate Pro was born. This unique quoting tool allows loan officers to complete one short form and receive results from all national PMI providers in less than six seconds.

Relay Trade Solutions
Relay Trade Solutions | Delvin Higginson, delvin@relay.trade

Bulk commodity trade processes are outdated and inefficient, creating unnecessary payment delays and overhead costs. Relay Trade Solutions’ collaborative supply chain platform connects shippers, carriers, origins, and destinations for seamless order to delivery, saving up to 50 percent on back-office costs.

SureShow Inc.
SureShow Inc. | Shelley Cooper, drcooper@sureshow.app

About 25% of medical appointments result in no-shows, which represents $16 billion in lost revenue each year. The SureShow platform helps medical offices replace no-show appointments with revenue-generating telehealth visits, with a focus on populations that need greater access to care.

2019

2018

Concept Stage Pitcher

Storm Sleeper

Julia Luetje, Frito-Lay Dreamvention Grand Prize Winner 2018

2017

2016