What was so special about Language Zen.
The multilinguists who made LZ followed the language hacking techniques of polyglots (learn that!) and developed a mobile teaching system with a small but healthy revenue base.
They will be appearing a the next Private Equity Forum in NY.
Language ZenMicah Greenberg, CEO email@example.com Language Zen is a web app that uses proprietary machine learning technology to be the most quantifiably effective way to learn a new language (2.2X faster than Rosetta Stone and 3.4X faster than college courses to be exact). We let users learn from music, explore their personal interests and data-mine spoken conversation for relevant content. Language Zen is currently booking $12,000/month in consumer revenues with a 3.5 month payback period and low churn.
Comment: Savvy startup group tackling a slightly crowded market in a clear new way.
Mother's Milk Is Best, Inc
Elizabeth Schinkel, Founder firstname.lastname@example.org 970-556-4780Pure, concentrated human milk promotes optimal growth and contains immune boosting bioactive nutrients that serve a profound role in the survival and health of a premature newborn. Our solution is simple: using mature technology we remove water from mother’s milk without damage from heat or pressure; thereby reducing the volume while increasing the benefits of the mother’s milk. It provides the nutrition needed in the lower volume a baby can handle and is inexpensive. This system is unique; It alone allows a mother to tailor her own milk’s nutrient concentration for her baby as needed to promote growth.
Comment: Very unusual pitch for this group but show s promise. Heartfelt but needs a little more business edge.
Pearl's Premium Inc.
Jackson Madnick, President, jackson@PearlsPremium.com, (508) 653-0800Ultra Low Maintenance Grass that needs mowing only once every 4-6 weeks, needs 1/4 the water of other grass and stays green year round without chemicals, now in over 400,000 lawns in all 50 states
Comment: The grass really looks greener here. Needs a marketing boost.
Jim Calisi, Founder & president, email@example.com (860) 538-4713 At CLENCH, we make custom-fitted sports mouthguards. And using the latest advancements in digital dentistry and 3D printing, CLENCH is offering athletes an affordable alternative to traditional, store-bought mouthguards (aka Boil-&-Bites).
Comment: Great pitch, promising market looking for a barrier to entry.....
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