The Syndicate for the New Arts

The Syndicate for the New Arts

  Team Members   Ben Riodl-Ward Founder The Syndicate for the New Arts is a Cleveland-based contemporary music ensemble committed to bringing the highest quality performances to our audiences. We seek perform contemporary music at the highest possible level and to engage our concert-goers in an intimate and rewarding experience.  In collaboration with local schools, restaurants, museums and libraries, we are bringing our music to a wide variety of venues and audiences in order to foster creative communities around contemporary music. Based in the rich Northeast Ohio cultural community, our concerts feature music by living composers primarily based in the Rust Belt performed by Cleveland-based performers for many different audiences.  The Syndicate has become an integral part of the community and an ensemble that will help forge the path of contemporary performance in the 21st century. LaunchU 2014 Venture Ignition Fund Recipient, Fall...
Chai Energy

Chai Energy

  Team Members   Cole Hershkowitz Co-Founder, CEO Snapshot Chai is building products that give consumers a simple and mobile way to understand and reduce their energy use up to 20%. Leveraging these consumer products, Chai will provide multiple services for utility companies including customer engagement, behavioral energy efficiency, and interactive demand response. Solutions Customers have little understanding of why their utility bills are high, and of what is going on in their homes. Chai offers an insightful yet simple way to see which appliances are running, when, and how much each is costing them right on their mobile phone. Chai is building two products initially. The first gives homeowners a simple yet detailed understanding of their energy use. The second offer homeowners monetary based incentives to reduce their energy use on days when electricity costs utilities an arm and a leg. These products lie squarely in the smart-grid sector manifested as a consumer facing product. Clean Tech Proof Points Real-time, highly intelligent, patentable technology Pilot program underway at Caltech Expressed interest from utilities Competitive Landscape Chai’s two most direct competitors (Bidgely and Plotwatt) have existed for over a year, yet their products are not real-time. They provide a breakdown of your energy use one time, and after the fact. Chai is the first company deploying a real-time energy understanding application, with fundametally different technology. In addition, Chai’s demand-response product is the first of its kind being developed and is believed will give Chai a significant advantage upon 3rd party validation and market penetration. Core Team Cole Hershkowitz – CEO Cole graduated from Caltech with a BS in Mechancial...
StereoCure

StereoCure

Team Members Gabe Kanengiser Founder Stereocure is an independent record label and collective of musicians, writers and artists dedicated to a vision of contemporary music culture that is inspired by a progressive and creative spirit. Stereocure was founded August 20, 2012, has had twenty releases, it’s artists have been covered by prominent music media, and have toured extensively in the United States. LaunchU 2014 Venture C&L Fellowship Recipient, Spring...