Acrovirt is creating a human’s digital interactive likeness for consumer use in social media and virtual reality. The technology captures significant features of the human physical form, the mind and the voice. This unique data set creates a digital human capable of social interactions on media forums such as Twitter and Facebook, and through virtual-reality display systems such as the Microsoft Holo-Lens and others.

Additive Rocket Corporation (ARC)

The Additive Rocket Corporation (ARC) 3D prints metal rocket engines for the space industry. The ARC team is dedicated to providing value to satellite manufacturers, launch service providers, and government agencies through their expertise in additive manufacturing and optimization of fluid and heat flow. Co-founder and CEO: Andy T. Kieatiwong

Clinical Addiction Recovery Institute (CARI)

The Clinical Addition Recovery Institute (CARI) aims to be San Diego's center for innovative recovery programs. Its signature On the Go recovery program integrates cutting-edge smartphone technology with proven behavior-change techniques to address stress management and substance use. The program includes short, quick and powerful mobile app exercises dispersed throughout the day, designed to produce significant behaviors. The program combines advanced mobile technology with evidence-based techniques for the most convenient and effective recovery available.


FASTech specializes in real-time and low latency solutions to complex problems in computer and machine vision. It is developing its own proprietary technology for the next generation of image and video compression, streaming, geographic information systems, and virtual and augmented reality.

Foundation for Learning Equality

One of the greatest barriers to broad, free access to educational opportunities is the estimated 4.2 billion people worldwide who still lack Internet access. The Foundation for Learning Equality is a non-profit startup behind KA-Lite, an open-source platform for viewing and interacting with Khan Academy videos and exercises that can be used even when no Internet access is available. KA-Lite is now installed in 160 countries.


Advancements in cancer diagnosis and therapeutic programs continue to be key challenges across diverse areas of oncology. Isommune LLC has developed custom bioinformatics algorithms and wet lab procedures that enable the identification of molecules that are specific to tumors for use in early detection, diagnosis, prognosis and therapy.


Kn•Grid provides smart grid solutions for the safe, efficient and reliable integration of electric vehicles with power grid. KnGrid works with automakers, utilities, and EV owners to accelerate the adoption of electric vehicles and bring standards-based smart grid solutions to this exciting and rapidly-expanding new market. CEO: Stephen G. Davis

Mint Muse

"Designer sound" is how Mint Muse describes the audio apps it develops and distributes.Sound, an instant stamp of spatial impression, your pathfinder with closed eyes, and the direct pathway to engineer your emotion. What’s the future of high-quality, immersive experience in sound? Passionate developers and designers from Mint Muse applications for smartphones, headphones, and head-mounted displays. One of its first products is the Mint Muse® Sound Level Meter Pro, which transforms an iPhone or iPad into a high-quality sound level meter.

Planet 3

Planet 3 is an exploration-based learning company, presenting the Earth as a living laboratory through an immersive, game-based environment. The company is crafting a digital platform with a compelling, game-based narrative that utilizes real-world data and Next-Generation Science Standards to deliver better learning outcomes. The Planet 3 curriculum -- woven through immersive 3D experiences -- will inspired teachers and students to understand the intricate connections between Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math (STEAM) subjects and our changing planet.

RAM Photonics

Founded in 2009, RAM Photonics, LLC, commercializes specialty high-performance fiber systems. The company focuses on translational R&D, developing: (a) commercial-grade modules for technical risk reduction and technology demonstrations; (b) intellectual property directly coupled with targeted technologies; and (c) robust and reliable commercial hardware for sale to the general public.

Sinopia Biosciences

Sinopia Biosciences uses a proprietary computational modeling and machine learning platform to analyze complex biological datasets to uncover drug side effect mechanisms and repurpose safe drugs to treat them.


Technosylva provides advanced, GIS-enabled software solutions for wildfire protection planning and operational response as well as firefighter and public safety. The company's solutions encapsulate years of forestry and wildfire experience into efficient, timely and responsive applications for wildfire risk analysis, fire protection planning, and fire incident operations. That functionality is embedded in its three product lines fiResponseTM, Wildfire AnalystTM and the Wildfire Risk Atlas.


VirBELA's mission is to transform learning for everyone, everywhere -- connecting learners from around the world and providing them with experiential, shared learning experiences. The company builds modern virtual worlds to provide 3D immersive learning environments with voice and text chat systems, avatar customizatoin, cloud-based solutions, and integrated collaborative web browsing as well as the Unity3D game engine and behavioral-based assessment. VirBELA's proprietary, immersive 3D campus, which supports blended learning and big data assessment, is highly customizable for clients