Welcome!

News Feed Item

Ten Entrepreneurs From Innovative Early Stage Startups Selected for Tallwave High Tide 3 Venture Program

Program Provides $45K in Seed Funding to Two Finalists; Helps All Participants Accelerate Through Earliest Stages of Venture Development

SCOTTSDALE, AZ -- (Marketwired) -- 06/09/14 -- Presenting their business goals to a packed room full of top influencers in the entrepreneurial community on June 5 at The Duce in downtown Phoenix, EdTech, Healthcare and Digital IT entrepreneurs from across the country were introduced as the final few that have been selected to participate in Tallwave's High Tide™ 3 venture program.

"We congratulate the High Tide 3 participants for passing our intensive selection filter and look forward to helping them become fast-growing, sustainable companies," said Robert Wallace, executive vice president, Tallwave Venture Services. "Our goal is to make them 'fund ready', giving them an advantage over others in the earliest stage of venture development."

Tallwave helps startups and innovators build their products and take them to market. The High Tide program includes instruction and mentoring from seasoned entrepreneurs and other top advisors in the industry on business strategies, raising capital, connecting with investors and user experience design. At the program's culmination, two of the companies will receive $45,000 cash in seed funding from Tallwave Capital in the form of a convertible promissory note.

The 10 new ventures in High Tide 3 are:

  • Brilliant Teachers: A Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) platform to deliver the best courses from the best teachers across America to students everywhere.
  • Fastlane: A virtual point of sale system for merchants that grants control in the way items are purchased and paid for, while increasing credit card security for customers using the Fastlane.io app.
  • Gonzar: A leading mobile messaging app company that provides engaging, stylish, and branded messaging experiences to teens and college aged mobile app users.
  • Learnteria: A first-of-its kind tool that allows you to research, rate and review the educational resources you use every day.
  • MyDiem: An online communication portal and smartphone app that efficiently connects schools and organizations to parents.
  • Norin.TV: In effect, creating the Netflix for learning English, a website where users learn English by watching popular American TV shows like Breaking Bad and Hollywood movies.
  • Read Together: A collaborative reading application that allows families to enjoy e-books together, even when apart.
  • Solution54: A cloud based B2B platform that allows brick and mortar retailers to collaborate and sell their inventory to customers in shops across the country.
  • Talk 2 Legends: A communication platform that allows athletes to text or video chat with their fan base, at a predetermined rate.
  • Vida Systems: A scalable science-teaching platform that uses 3D graphics, social media integration, and game-based learning to educate college students in human anatomy and physiology.

The following High Tide 3 community partners are committed to advancing entrepreneurship and investing in startups in the region and Tallwave thanks them for their incredible support: Arizona Technology Enterprises (AzTE), Bryan Cave, Dignity Healthcare, Goodman's Furniture, Greater Phoenix Economic Council (GPEC) and Silicon Valley Bank.

About Tallwave:

Tallwave is a commercializor -- it helps startups and innovators build their products and take them to market.

Headquartered in Scottsdale, AZ, with offices in Los Angeles and Portland, the company creates and maximizes commercial success and shareholder value for entrepreneurs and investors by validating, scaling and managing early-stage and growth ventures with a hands-on approach.

The combination of Tallwave's proprietary lean Business Blueprint™ system for product and company validation, and go to market strategy; its unique Operator Model™ for resource development and management, and the access to pre-seed through series A capital Tallwave makes available, sets the company apart from incubators, accelerators and venture capital firms whose business models limit the range of resources they provide. For more information about Tallwave, visit www.tallwave.com.

More Stories By Marketwired .

Copyright © 2009 Marketwired. All rights reserved. All the news releases provided by Marketwired are copyrighted. Any forms of copying other than an individual user's personal reference without express written permission is prohibited. Further distribution of these materials is strictly forbidden, including but not limited to, posting, emailing, faxing, archiving in a public database, redistributing via a computer network or in a printed form.

Latest Stories
In the world of DevOps there are ‘known good practices’ – aka ‘patterns’ – and ‘known bad practices’ – aka ‘anti-patterns.' Many of these patterns and anti-patterns have been developed from real world experience, especially by the early adopters of DevOps theory; but many are more feasible in theory than in practice, especially for more recent entrants to the DevOps scene. In this power panel at @DevOpsSummit at 18th Cloud Expo, moderated by DevOps Conference Chair Andi Mann, panelists will dis...
See storage differently! Storage performance problems have only gotten worse and harder to solve as applications have become largely virtualized and moved to a cloud-based infrastructure. Storage performance in a virtualized environment is not just about IOPS, it is about how well that potential performance is guaranteed to individual VMs for these apps as the number of VMs keep going up real time. In his session at 18th Cloud Expo, Dhiraj Sehgal, in product and marketing at Tintri, will discu...
trust and privacy in their ecosystem. Assurance and protection of device identity, secure data encryption and authentication are the key security challenges organizations are trying to address when integrating IoT devices. This holds true for IoT applications in a wide range of industries, for example, healthcare, consumer devices, and manufacturing. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Lancen LaChance, vice president of product management, IoT solutions at GlobalSign, will teach IoT developers how t...
The pace of innovation, vendor lock-in, production sustainability, cost-effectiveness, and managing risk… In his session at 18th Cloud Expo, Dan Choquette, Founder of RackN, will discuss how CIOs are challenged finding the balance of finding the right tools, technology and operational model that serves the business the best. He will discuss how clouds, open source software and infrastructure solutions have benefits but also drawbacks and how workload and operational portability between vendors...
When it comes to IoT in the enterprise, namely the commercial building and hospitality markets, a benefit not getting the attention it deserves is energy efficiency, and IoT's direct impact on a cleaner, greener environment when installed in smart buildings. Until now clean technology was offered piecemeal and led with point solutions that require significant systems integration to orchestrate and deploy. There didn't exist a 'top down' approach that can manage and monitor the way a Smart Buildi...
So, you bought into the current machine learning craze and went on to collect millions/billions of records from this promising new data source. Now, what do you do with them? Too often, the abundance of data quickly turns into an abundance of problems. How do you extract that "magic essence" from your data without falling into the common pitfalls? In her session at @ThingsExpo, Natalia Ponomareva, Software Engineer at Google, will provide tips on how to be successful in large scale machine lear...
You think you know what’s in your data. But do you? Most organizations are now aware of the business intelligence represented by their data. Data science stands to take this to a level you never thought of – literally. The techniques of data science, when used with the capabilities of Big Data technologies, can make connections you had not yet imagined, helping you discover new insights and ask new questions of your data. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Sarbjit Sarkaria, data science team lead ...
Digital payments using wearable devices such as smart watches, fitness trackers, and payment wristbands are an increasing area of focus for industry participants, and consumer acceptance from early trials and deployments has encouraged some of the biggest names in technology and banking to continue their push to drive growth in this nascent market. Wearable payment systems may utilize near field communication (NFC), radio frequency identification (RFID), or quick response (QR) codes and barcodes...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Peak 10, Inc., a national IT infrastructure and cloud services provider, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 18th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Peak 10 provides reliable, tailored data center and network services, cloud and managed services. Its solutions are designed to scale and adapt to customers’ changing business needs, enabling them to lower costs, improve performance and focus inter...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Ericsson has been named “Gold Sponsor” of SYS-CON's @ThingsExpo, which will take place on June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York, New York. Ericsson is a world leader in the rapidly changing environment of communications technology – providing equipment, software and services to enable transformation through mobility. Some 40 percent of global mobile traffic runs through networks we have supplied. More than 1 billion subscribers around the world re...
We're entering the post-smartphone era, where wearable gadgets from watches and fitness bands to glasses and health aids will power the next technological revolution. With mass adoption of wearable devices comes a new data ecosystem that must be protected. Wearables open new pathways that facilitate the tracking, sharing and storing of consumers’ personal health, location and daily activity data. Consumers have some idea of the data these devices capture, but most don’t realize how revealing and...
The demand for organizations to expand their infrastructure to multiple IT environments like the cloud, on-premise, mobile, bring your own device (BYOD) and the Internet of Things (IoT) continues to grow. As this hybrid infrastructure increases, the challenge to monitor the security of these systems increases in volume and complexity. In his session at 18th Cloud Expo, Stephen Coty, Chief Security Evangelist at Alert Logic, will show how properly configured and managed security architecture can...
Many private cloud projects were built to deliver self-service access to development and test resources. While those clouds delivered faster access to resources, they lacked visibility, control and security needed for production deployments. In their session at 18th Cloud Expo, Steve Anderson, Product Manager at BMC Software, and Rick Lefort, Principal Technical Marketing Consultant at BMC Software, will discuss how a cloud designed for production operations not only helps accelerate developer...
SYS-CON Events announced today the Docker Meets Kubernetes – Intro into the Kubernetes World, being held June 9, 2016, in conjunction with 18th Cloud Expo | @ThingsExpo, at the Javits Center in New York, NY. Register for 'Docker Meets Kubernetes Workshop' Here! This workshop led by Sebastian Scheele, co-founder of Loodse, introduces participants to Kubernetes (container orchestration). Through a combination of instructor-led presentations, demonstrations, and hands-on labs, participants learn ...
Much of the value of DevOps comes from a (renewed) focus on measurement, sharing, and continuous feedback loops. In increasingly complex DevOps workflows and environments, and especially in larger, regulated, or more crystallized organizations, these core concepts become even more critical. In his session at @DevOpsSummit at 18th Cloud Expo, Andi Mann, Chief Technology Advocate at Splunk, will show how, by focusing on 'metrics that matter,' you can provide objective, transparent, and meaningfu...