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We asked for the top innovating teams in GSB, and the voters spoke! Congratulations to the following teams for making it into the final round of the Innovators Track, powered by .CO! From here, these teams will move on to be scored by our judges, including .CO team members and 500 Startup’s Dave McClure! (There were so many awesome teams, we decided to extend the Top 15 to Top 17)

The Opinio

Team Opinio: we are building a sentiment analysis API which helps business in analyzing the sentiments of their customer. This API helps in gathering all the sentiments related to a topic from around the web including social medias, blogs etc and classifying them into positive, negative and neutral sentiments. This way a business gets a clear about the status of their product. They can use this to take corrective measures.

West Team

GourMet Next Door

GourMetNextDoor.co is a online social Network, which connects professional chefs with foodies from all around the world. Chefs throw “Dinner Parties”, for common people, travelers or not, to cook with them traditional dishes. Professional chefs are the main core of our web service. Earning money, meeting their customers and receiving live feedback. On the other hand we have travelers, adventurers, people who like to share new experiences, in a very affordable way. Connecting them is our goal.


Evengo is the most powerful tool for entrepreneurs, made to solve all of entrepreneur’s problems, in the entrepreneurial eco-system, through our offline and online community, that provides a lot of services, starting from enhancing their ideas, till giving them a rotating fund to start their own business.


Cartableta is an electronic software menu for restaurants to be used through a tablet. The software also provide more efficient and visually rich experience, using Big Data can serve the restaurant to offer an interactive service. With these data, the restaurant can offer consumer recommendations, identify fairly frequent customers and receive feedback. The result: restaurants capable of providing personalized service which results in an increase in sales.

Optimus Flight

Our platform is created for dynamic planning of an air- travel, searching the most convenient, cheap or fast variant of the route. Sometimes the flight from another place is much cheaper than from your residence-city, but the searching the best tickets throw a lot of air-companies take a lot of time and nerves. Better, save your those things for the pleasure of traveling and use Optimus Flight!


Phodo is the coolest photo based to-do list application for visual thinkers. Us. Most todos can be personalized by adding color marks or using stock photos but its not personal enough to be useable and to remember. Probably you have a todo list application on your phone but you take pictures as well for the same reason. Why not free your camera’s gallery and have them in one place? It’s much more convenient to quickly take photos, right?

You click it and you tick it when it’s done.

Street Explorer

The Street Explorer app is an engaging way to discover the true heart of your city and share a city’s hidden beauty with the world.

Leave no stone unturned.


MagicBook is a mobile app that makes paper books come alive. Created by four people who value social capital, we want to help kids develop a lifelong love for books and reading. Using augmented reality, MagicBook allows kids to use the technology they love to engage with books right off their shelf, in a whole new way. Vote for us and help us help the next generation of kids to grow up loving the magic that is in books. Learn more at getmagicbook.co


How many times haven’t you had any clue about what to eat? If you want to stop eating junk food and starving yourself it´s time for you to start using “5Cook”. An App that you can type up to 5 ingredients and it will show you how to cook an easy, fast and cheap recipe. And if that wasn´t good enough you can make money out it mentioning the supermarkets where you got the ingredients. People would share and like your post becoming yourself a cookstar. Put eggs into the kitchen!

Flyta – social courier

Flyta is a social courier service that aims to lower the cost of international shipping by using spare luggage capacity of travellers. Our website connects trusted senders with travellers and the traveller delivers packages for a small fee.

We have devised an algorithm to create a trust network so only trusted members of a community can use this service, thereby ensuring security.


Meetings suck. Why? They’re painful and unproductive. No objectives. No agenda. Non-existent follow-up. Agendafy solves this problem by facilitating all aspects of a meeting- planning, meeting, and doing! Our solution was validated through interviews with over 30 professionals, and 300 people signed up to learn more about Adengafy within 8 hours. As a freemium product, Agendafy will spread organically as people use it. AND…our team of developers, designers, marketers, and growth hackers ROCKS!


Releventz is a social enterprise that connects brands and consumers through joint fundraising ventures at events hosted by individuals.

Roll Call Global

ATV accidents are the number one cause of death on Australian farms. Last year ATV accidents caused over 20 deaths in Australia, 180 deaths in Canada and 700 deaths in the USA. Approximately 25% of these deaths were children. Cases of serious, life diminishing injuries run into the tens of thousands. Roll Call is an electronic safety device fitted to ATV bikes. Upon roll over or collision the device automatically sends a distress signal and GPS coordinates to those who can help. We save lives.


Would you like to learn a new skill, perhaps a new instrument or language but classes are too costly? Now you can learn skills for free with SkillSwap. Our online platform aims to establish a community of people who want to exchange their abilities through the use of a virtual currency. Every time you take a class you spend a star, and every time you teach one, you gain one. With an international team, and the existence of various types of skills, the possibilities are endless.


VELLO brings comfort and elegance to your home. VELLO is a simple and smart connected-device for your living spaces. Through a host of smart sensors, VELLO learns where and when you want air to flow throughout your living space. VELLO has been carefully designed as a simple, easy-to-use device that fits seamlessly into your existing vent system. You also control VELLO with your smartphone using the VELLO app.


ConceptKicker is the world’s only one-stop-shop platform that makes it easy for artists to get their 2D design concepts to market. Artists crowdfund their designs and ConceptKicker will take care of converting the 2D concept art to 3D model, 3D printing the design, and shipping it to the hands of their fans.

Kacey Wherley Kacey Wherley
(@kaceyraewherley) is Marketing Production Lead at Techstars. Before joining the Techstars team, Kacey was part of the UP Global team and previously with a cybersecurity startup in Pittsburgh. She enjoys all things social media and connecting with entrepreneurs online.