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Built on Values for Schools

helps leaders create high-performing school cultures and workplaces of choice based on shared values and educational responsibility.  We provide a systematic, step-by-step model for engaging the school in developing and customizing values that are defined with behaviors.  Our process provides the "how to" for integrating the values into operating and people systems. Clients get results with improved outcomes: Student performance, employee engagement, customer (parent) engagement, quality, and safety.


harnesses the power of storytelling to combat global corruption. We create immersive anti-bribery and corruption training games for employees of multinational companies.


develops analytics based on the data you have to deliver the value you need. With the rise of big data and inexpensive storage, companies of all sizes are acquiring vast amounts of data. As a result, companies want to leverage this data for innovation and value. How can companies capitalize on this asset when this is not their specialty? We develop and build insightful analytic prototypes, tools and solutions that balance near-term value and long-term success. 


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is a social app that makes going out simpler, safer, and so much more fun. Send a blip to the friends you'll see or want to see while you're out! You'll show up in real-time on their map until your blip expires or you decide to delete it. 

SWAP Socks

creates uniquely mismatched socks with a mission to generate aid and awareness for the global visual impairment epidemic. Our socks function as a wearable statement to show support for sight, and in the process, they spark natural conversation about the power and privilege of vision, which so many people live without. Every pack sold funds an eye care service someone in need.     

Tribal Intel

empowers sales organizations to create a social selling environment and strategy that starts with customer engagements and works backwards to capture the key components for success.  We believe the future of sales is not CRM, but a data driven, intelligently automated platform for unifying critical information in order to provide a more effective sales experience.          

Trill Financial

provides machined learned data analysis to financial institutions. Trill allows asset managers to minimize expensive manual analysis and increase the performance of their portfolios, all in an easy to use, high-level package.



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Academic Benchmarking Consortium

Our mission is to improve decision making within universities

By enabling them to: 
- Truly understand their cost base as tied to key activities
- Ensure spending is properly aligned with their mission
- Compare their key results to peers and allow for best practice sharing

Resulting in: 
- Improved strategic resource allocations
- Better decisions based upon supporting data
- Increased efficiencies and lower costs

The Director Group

specializes in providing unique services to funeral homes in order to enhance their customer base while increasing their revenue streams. The Director Group’s niche insurance offerings, training and support programs allow funeral directors the opportunity to offer more affordable pre-planning solutions to a broader range of customers.


is your social media workforce. We train college students to manage social media for small and medium businesses using our proprietary marketing software platform.






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is developing a mobile app that allows patrons to pay to skip lines, and allows popular venues to capitalize on excess demand. LineLeader lets venues choose whether to donate these proceeds to a charity of their choice, or retain them as additional revenue. LineLeader will be the fast pass for patrons at bars, nightclubs, and restaurants across the world.


manages all operations of delivery from any small business to any customer in a community. We provide the drivers and technology to make delivery a viable and affordable option for any business.


is a mobile application that solves today’s problem of news clutter by allowing users to effortlessly browse, share, store, and discuss internet articles amongst their personalized network. By providing a simple interface that focuses on article content and fast and efficient browsing, Source refocuses and rethinks how we interact with articles on mobile devices. 


Seal the Seasons

partners with North Carolina farmers to freeze, market, and their locally grown fruits and vegetables, providing our retail and institutional customers with year-round access to local produce.

Textile Solutions

is a company that helps textile and polymer manufacturing facilities repurpose and recycle industrial byproducts to make first quality products. 

Waterless Buddy’s

is a waterless car detailing company that provides customers with a wash-while-you-do-anything type of service.







is the first online platform fostering product-based giving. We’re creating the most meaningful and convenient online giving experience for donors, focusing on transparency by allowing direct product donations to reputable nonprofits. For nonprofits, we’re creating a comprehensive “Software as a Service” that provides real time giving data and streamlines the donation, feedback, and tax-deduction processes.



offers frictionless connection for student entrepreneurs to the different components of launching a venture. Inverge gives students the opportunity to become inspired by the ideas and problems that surround them. Inverge connects users with compatible cofounders or teammates based on interests and skill sets. Inverge allows teams to track their progress throughout the entrepreneurial journey. If you are an innovator, and entrepreneur, or student conducting research, Inverge will hold your hand through the daunting process of launching a project.


is a crowd-sourced recruitment platform. We help recruiters source candidates through personal referrals. Recruiters offer a bounty and anyone with the right connections can earn the bounty by referring candidates. BountyMiner’s ultra low-friction referral platform and targeted marketing get more relevant candidates more quickly than any other source. 



is a message and story company that gives people the opportunity to express themselves and tell their stories through products that can be sent anywhere, to anyone, at any time. Our mission is to help people connect to others while also giving back to the community and helping people in disadvantaged situations. 


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Tom & Jenny's

creates gourmet caramels that naturally prevent cavities. We were founded by Dr. Jenny, a pediatric dentist, after hearing the frustrations of countless patients and their parents who desperately wanted to avoid cavities but couldn't kick their candy habits. We are building a healthy candy and snack brand consumers can trust to be great tasting and great for teeth.


Perserver8 provides job training and life skills education to adults with High-Functioning Autism.  Persever8 prepares trainees for technology-sector opportunities, such as programming, software testing, data entry, and data cleansing.


Sticker Farm

is a children's lifestyle brand celebrating the 'neat' in the ordinary to the extraordinary with a focus on inspiring conscious, creative and caring children. 



offers students exclusive deals, daily specials, and more from all the dining and nightlife venues in their college town.



Past Ventures


enables smartphone users to listen to multiple televisions through their phone and to choose the television audio they are interested in listening to, and to change the audio stream to another television simply and effortlessly.

Mamafrica Designs

aims is to change the lives of the women and the future of the children that have been most affected by conflict in Democratic Republic of Congo. We take a holistic approach to creating this change by providing education, healing arts programs and economic opportunity.

Resound Magazine

is a national digital music magazine network that covers college community music scenes through locally focused, student-run branches.

Emerging Frontiers

is a crowd-sourced provider of financial news and analysis for the world’s frontier and emerging markets. The company seeks to disrupt the financial services industry through the merging of crowdfinance, impact investing and private equity. Emerging Frontiers will provide Main Street with the same opportunities that have always been available to Wall Street.

Sanitation Creations

offers environmentally-friendly, hygienic sanitation solutions that are odorless, waterless, and economical with a focus on the 2.5 billion people without access to sanitation.  [ facebook • twitter ]

Gift Boogle

is a collaborative gift-giving network that nurtures connection, authenticity, and love with the right gift at the right moment. 


NanoOncology is a biotechnology startup dedicated to developing and delivering more effective cancer treatments with fewer adverse effects.  NanoOnocology harnesses the powerful, targeted chemotherapeutics with dramatically reduced toxicity profiles.  


develops efficient and accurate acoustics software for architects and engineers and outdoor acoustics solutions for urban designers as well as audio content creation tools for sound designers in the film, television and video games industries.


is a site dedicated to local commerce and is currently focused on the Chapel Hill & Carrboro, NC community. It's mission is to promote and explore ways to leverage technology to strengthen local commerce and communities.

Get Spiffy

Get Spiffy provides convenient, trusted, professional mobile car washing and detailing services to affluent consumers.


is a mobile, location-based social network that looks to mimic your offline social life online. 

80 Percent Solutions 

creates and distributes the innovative productivity software Freedom ( and Anti-Social ( 


is the brand America will trust to navigate the future of end of life health care communication and reimbursement.

Keona Health

helps providers put down the phone and see more patients. Their online triage system reduces the amount of staff resources that need to be dedicated to triage and allows providers to focus staff on billable services. [ linkedin • facebook • twitter ]

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Simply B Gluten Free

makes take-and-bake gluten-free and dairy-free bread products for both restaurants and grocery stores. Our breads are so delicious - you won't believe it!

A Ban Against Neglect

is a non-profit organization in Accra, Ghana working to empower street girls while cleaning up the environment.


Zip Services

is a commercial laundry and linen service provider focused on disrupting a $35B industry with simple pricing and great service.


Hypestarter is a way to follow the calendars of your favorite people, venues and organizations.

Let's Chip In

Let's Chip In facilitates convenient group giving for life's important occasions.


Turnsmith provides a lean inventory replenishment platform that seamlessly integrates with ERP/MRP systems to allow manufacturers to improve inventory performance.


provides a quick and easy way to track, manage and file the sales and hospitality taxes for your vacation rental home.

Level Logic

offers the first self-leveling picture hanging technology, saving time and energy by eliminating the need to level frames ever again.


is a decision engine and networking portal that aims to assist young adults and those exploring career transitions by aligning their career aspirations with life preferences and connecting them with those in the workforce.

Acris Pharmaceuticals

is a opportunistic pharmaceutical company that combines traditional investment and venture philanthropy strategies to provide a balanced approach that is unique, innovative, and responsible.


helps large scale water users reduce, reuse and rethink their current water consumption and intensity through unique processes, products and expertise for the underserved market of users seeking to develop integrated solutions.