Demo Day :: Graduation & Celebration – Stadia Ventures

Demo Day :: Graduation & Celebration The celebration and unveiling of our "accelerated" startups

The goal of every accelerator is to host a successful Demo Day for their cohort. It’s a time to let the startup founders showcase their “accelerated” companies in front of investors and industry executives.

We give our cohort that experience. But since we believe in giving our all for our startups, Demo Day is hosted at a facility that showcases the best of St. Louis sports. Our inaugural Demo Day (Fall 2015) was held at Busch Stadium (home of the 11-time national champion, St. Louis Cardinals). Our second Demo Day (Spring 2016) was hosted at Gateway Motorsports Park (at the finish line of a pro race track). And our third Demo Day (Fall 2016) was held on Saint Louis University’s campus in their Old West Pine Gym (built in 1925 to house SLU’s Div-I men’s and women’s basketball teams).

In addition, each Demo Day has a panel of rock stars as opening acts for our cohort’s presentations.

Here is how our Demo Days have played out…

Fall 2016 COHORT

Cohort Remarks

Cohort Remarks

Saint Louis University
We turned the mic on, gave it to the cohort, and they spoke their mind…(watch video)
Programax

Programax

Jason Mejeur // Grand Rapids, MI
Programax, the training and communication platform for coaches, gives their investor pitch…(watch video)
Block Six Analytics

Block Six Analytics

Adam Grossman // Chicago, IL
Block Six, the automated sponsorship evaluation and recommendation platform, gives their customer pitch…(watch video)
GymDandy

GymDandy

Nick Kartos // Madison, WI
GymDandy, the Airbnb for field rentals, gives their investor pitch…(watch video)
Satisfi Labs

Satisfi Labs

Don White // New York City, NY
Satisfi, the virtual assistant for the inside world, gives their investor pitch…(watch video)
Nix

Nix

Meridith Unger // Boston, MA
Nix, the biosensor for monitoring sweat in real time, gives their investor pitch…(watch video)
Panel #1

Panel #1

The Power of eSports
Panelists included Akshay Khanna (Founding Partner/Member of Board of Governors, Philadelphia 76ers Innovation Lab), Garvey Candella (Director of Strategic Partnerships, Twitch), Christopher “MonteCristo” Mykles (Caster, OGN) and Dan Clerke (founder, Enemy eSports). Moderated by Khalia Collier (Owner, St. Louis Surge)…(watch video)


Spring 2016 COHORT

Cohort Remarks

Cohort Remarks

Gateway Motorsports Park
We turned the mic on, gave it to the cohort, and they spoke their mind…(watch video)
Senaptec

Senaptec

Joe Bingold // Portland, OR
Senaptec, the sensory performance improvement platform, gives their investor pitch…(watch video)
Leaguer

Leaguer

Carmen Bellavia // New York City, NY
Leaguer, the commerce and communications hub for recreational sports, gives their investor pitch…(watch video)
EZ Waves

EZ Waves

Vickie Waller & Lisa Pansing // Charleston, SC
EZ Waves, the Uber for boating, gives their investor pitch…(watch video)
Meridix

Meridix

Tyler Feret // Chicago, IL
Meridix, the ESPN-platform for live webcasts, gives their investor pitch…(watch video)
Behind The Picks

Behind The Picks

Michael Ferreira & Mike Palozzolo // Scottsdale, AZ
Behind The Picks, the accurate algorithm predicting the winner of NFL, NBA & MLB games, gives their investor pitch…(watch video)
Panel #1

Panel #1

Sports+Investing
Panelists included Demian Costa (Managing Partner, Sagamore Ventures/Plank Industries), Steve Griffin (Founder & Partner, G5 Capital), Akshay Khanna (Founding Partner/Member of Board of Governors, Philadelphia 76ers Innovation Lab) and Collin Meador (Lead Analyst, San Francisco 49ers Ventures). Moderated by Khalia Collier (Owner, St. Louis Surge)…(watch video)


Fall 2015 COHORT

Cohort Remarks

Cohort Remarks

Fall 2015 Cohort // Busch Stadium
We turned the mic on, gave it to the cohort, and they spoke their mind…(watch video)
Fishidy

Fishidy

Brian Jensen // Madison, WI
Fishidy, the Waze app for fisherman, gives their investor pitch…(watch video)
LEIF Tech

LEIF Tech

Aaron Aders // Brooklyn, NY
LEIF Tech, the electric skateboard that shreds like a snowboard, gives their investor pitch…(watch video)
Winning Identity

Winning Identity

Joe Shuchat // Toronto, Canada
Winning Identity, the one-stop golf shop, gives their investor pitch…(watch video)
Rookies

Rookies

Matt Sebek // St. Louis, MO
Rookies, the personalized trading card creator, gives their investor pitch…(watch video)
Panel #1

Panel #1

Sports+Leadership
Panelists included Kevin Demoff (COO, St. Louis Rams), Bill DeWitt III (President, St. Louis Cardinals) and Chris Zimmerman (CEO, St. Louis Blues). Moderated by Khalia Collier (Owner, St. Louis Surge)…(watch video)
Panel #2

Panel #2

Sports+Innovation
Panelists included Nick Cutsumpas (IBM Watson Sports), Will McIntosh (Golf Channel/Golf Now) and Patrick Meek (UnderArmour Olympic Innovation). Moderated by Art Chou (Stadia Ventures)…(watch video)


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