|Wintry Landscape at the Locks|
- Nonspec -- check out the video of their presentation
- InvisaWear -- check out the video of their presentation
- AquaTerrene -- check out the video of their presentation
- FastTrack -- check out the video of their presentation
AquaTerrene is a handheld device for rapid detection of heavy metals in tap water. Currently, detecting lead in your drinking water usually requires sending a sample off to a lab for testing and then waiting for the results. That can be expensive in addition to being inconvenient. AquaTerrene's device makes this a whole lot easier and more affordable with compact hardware, disposable sensor strips, and a digital display. It can measure heavy metals such as lead and arsenic below the EPA action limit for drinking water. And yes, it can be used on soil too.
|AquaTerrene Heavy Metal Detector|
|Wendy Presenting FastTrack|
|GladlyDo -- Best Costume of MIN95|
|Time to Sit Down and Listen to the Presentations|
Grand Prize went to Invisawear. The three other audience favorites were ZwiftPay, Nonspec, and Aquaterrene. All well-deserved! The winners got generous amounts of consulting from Choate -- an extremely useful prize to a startup!
And now for the traditional "Experts Looking Expert" photo. There were many worthy experts at this event, but I thought it was about time that I featured Carlton PR and Marketing.
|Experts Looking Expert|
The after party was at Coffee and Cotton, a wonderful coffee shop in the wonderful Mill No. 5 just across the way on Jackson Street. The Mill No. 5 shops were open and I did spot folks shopping, especially at Mill City Cheesemongers. I hope the event resulted in some spending (besides mine :-)) at the shops. I couldn't resist Vinyl Destination (of course) and came away with a delightful fado album (which generated a delightful conversation with Jamie Bradley of Sophwell about fado in the Portuguese culture of southeastern New England). Naturally, I visited the cheesemonger and got a nice wedge of Pinnacle -- one of my favorite cheeses of all time.
|Networking by the Fireplace in the Lounge|
|Coffee and Cotton's Famous Lightbulbs and Antlers|