By Tom Ballard, Chief Alliance Officer, Pershing Yoakley & Associates, P.C.
Nine teams will participate later today in the JusticeXL “Demo Day” in Tullahoma. The teams are:
Corvus Technologies Corp. of Phoenix, AZ is a tech start-up devoted to safeguarding the heroes that we depend upon. It is a high tech company with lifesaving, innovative, patented through-wall tracking. Its technology sends a beam from outside of the building through the walls to track a card size receiver that is carried by the first responder.
Ice Black Box, Inc. of Los Angeles, CA is owned and operated by Ed Horcasitas and Chris Norton. The former is a veteran team leader with 20 years’ experience as a technology project manager, while the latter is a technology leader, also with 20 years of experience specializing in real-time mobile video collaboration solutions. Ice Black Box is a public sector software and digital app that sends audio, video, and GPS directly to a secure evidence cloud where it can be viewed in seconds by law enforcement.
Mechoptix, Inc. of Huntsville, AL provides Stopix, which is a smart automatic LED brake lamp that lights up every time your vehicle suddenly slows down. Jeff Hammock, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Mechoptix, has 20 years of experience with sensors and optics and is a passionate automotive and power sports enthusiast. A close call in traffic prompted Jeff Hammock to develop this product and start a sensor company. Their patent pending lamp replaces the original bulb with no modification to the vehicle. It fits in motorcycles, passenger vehicles, delivery vans, tractor-trailers, buses, recreational vehicles, boat trailers and utility trailers. Mechoptix is also offering the Cycle Brake Light, a bicycle version, due to consumer demand.
Redoubt.4 of Tullahoma synchronizes new equipment and maintenance training for the Common Remotely Operated Weapons System (CROWS) program for the U.S. Army Tank and Automotive Command (TACOM). Clennon Steele is a founder of Redoubt.4.
U.S. Material Converters, LLC of Tullahoma is a start-up company that transforms virgin fabric (greige) into uniquely treated and printed fabrics. These fabrics are ideally suited for military and public safety uniforms.
Robert Rodes of Manchester formerly known for Affidata Solutions, pivoted to Piece Parts Logistics (PPL). PPL solves procurement problems for the military, leverages expertise in fulfillment and sourcing to provide the military with needed items, develops required software in house, and projects financial needs and revenue accurately. PPL will develop proprietary software to facilitate all phases of the process: selection, bidding, fulfillment, billing, customer relationship management, and regulatory compliance oversight.
Innertainment Delivery Systems (IDS) of Nashville focuses on high quality, commercial grade electronic hardware and software platforms that have necessary security layers for jail/prison, hospital, and school administrators. Turner Nashe of Nashville is the president of IDS.
R3DSTAR Health of Nashville is an innovative medical software, device, and supply company focused on helping health care organizations create operational efficiencies and improve patient care. RedEHS, the company’s flagship product, is a powerful, secure cloud-based software and hardware solution that simplifies data collection and management in an ambulatory care setting such as a county jail. The suite of tablet-based modules greatly extends the reach of existing enterprise software applications, such as EMRs/EHRs and inmate management systems, resulting in improved patient care, staff productivity, compliance, risk management, and inventory control.
Seke, LLC of Lexington, KY is the parent of two entities – You Saw Me and Illuminated Safety. You Saw Me sells patented reflected utility safety vests designed for walkers, runners, and cyclists. The safety vests integrate waterproof and custom-color LEDs for one-mile visibility enhancement. Illuminated Safety invented the brightest, most customizable ANSI Class 2 safety vest on the market; it features custom color and function LEDs geared towards law enforcement, highway workers, airport personnel, and other industries needing improved visibility and identifiability.
JusticeXL is a 12-week business accelerator that specifically focused on three components of the justice system – law enforcement, public safety, and corrections. The strategy of JusticeXL is to turn these discoveries into investable companies, then help those companies raise money and convert their ideas into reality.