2020 Featured Companies Pitching Companies - Startup and Emerging Companies Carson Kelly Founder and CEO We are a technology and app platform that creates opportunites for Altruism, leveraging recent research in neuroscience to amplify good feelings for helping others, and to connect to oneself. Enterprises use our platform for employee engagement, employee wellness, diversity equity and inclusion, and corporate social responsibility. Todd Thompson Co-Founder and CEO Carnot has developed a patented process that is capable of compressing air in isothermal manner. This allows for a constant temperature and improves the technology to one, single moving part for compression. Alicia Kidd & Mari Kemp Founder and CEO CoCo Noir Wine Shop is a woman and minority-owned wine shop and eatery located in Downtown Oakland in the Black Arts Movement Business District. We are offering a new twist to the wine and food sector by selling wines produced by women winemakers and winemakers of color. In addition to having a diverse wine portfolio, we provide a place for women chefs and chefs of color to serve the best tapas and lite bites that pair amazingly with our selections of wines. John Felts Co-Founder & CEO At Cruz Foam we are passionate about the ocean and our mission of powering industry leaders to be the catalyst for a cleaner environment. At Cruz Foam we will meet this growing demand with our bio-benign, all-natural packaging solutions that can be produced at scale by partnering with existing manufactures to create superior sustainable products at a similar cost. Daniel Berger Founder and CEO Defenseforce, Inc. combines deep cybersecurity experience and AI expertise to safeguard confidential information and protect valuable assets, while helping to meet and maintain compliance with secuirty and privacy regulations. Gary Peterson Director of Communications and Philanthropy California FarmLink’s mission is to invest in the prosperity of farmers and ranchers through lending, education, and access to land. Max Fennell Founder and CEO Fenn Coffee is a black-owned, small-batch, wholesale coffee company. Fenn Coffee is known for its popular product, the cold brew double espresso shot. Bert Wank Founder and CEO infiniRel brings together industry veterans from the semiconfuctor, telecom, solar and automotive segment to improve the reliability and affordability of renewable energi solutions. Unlike traditional monitoring solutions, infiniRel's inverter health scanning technology enables timely intervention through predictive corrective maintenance. Joshua Bradley Founder and CEO Closing the achievement gap in elementary math with a flexible classroom and distance learning product. Josephine Fleming Co-Founder & CEO Milk Bottle Supply is reimagining sustainable grocery shopping with wast-free, locally sourced bulk materials and produce combinded with the option of meal preparation. Jordan Starr Sales/Marketing Nece's Gluten Free is dedicated to providing the best tasting gluten free products, as well as knowledge and understanding, to the Monterey Peninsula gluten free community as wll as the many gluten free visitors to the area. Sibley Simon President New Way Homes creates affordable and below-market rate housing. Trivia Frazier, PhD, MBA Co-Founder, President and CEO Obatala Sciences is a biotechnology toolkit company that is addressing a critically unmet knowledge gap contributing to a $2 Trillion global economic burden annually within the fields of obesity, diabetes, and regenerative medicine. Tammy Huynh Founder and CEO Omni Bev is a woman-owned business proudly introducing the world's first ready-to-drink authentic Vietnamese Cold Brew Coffee. Together, we are on a mission to evolve the coffee industry, raise standards, create unique flavors that reflect traditional Vietnamese coffee profiles. From the grower to the roaster, our coffee beans are harvested directly from our family farm in Vietnam and then brewed in our home state, California. Joshua Resnick Founder and CEO Parallel Flight Technologies has created patent-pending technology that enables drone to carry heavy payloads for over two hours. This will make it ideal for use in fighting wildfires, search and rescue, and logistics missions. Cecily Gambrell Founder A film studio in the Monterey Bay Area that provides much-needed industry infrastructure for itinerant productions (like Big Little Lies) and for a burgeoning community of homegrown talent. Jessica Corbin Founder and CEO SORCE is an energy management platform that monitors workforce readiness and increases performance. Tabitha Stroup Owner We are a food-waste reduction company based in Santa Cruz, California providing shelf-stable products that would otherwise become compost or landfill. We carefully adapt each client's products to allow all farms to find their "Sense of Place' so farmers' markets are full of bounty with different products, from jellies to hot sauce, we got this! A scalable entertainment-centered entrepreneurial endeavor that capitalizes on the reach of purposeful entertainment to introduce purposeful new products and services to audiences and the marketplace. The model is proprietary and wholly mindful. Juliano Calil Founder and CEO Through powerful immersive digital experiences and inclusive community engagement, our goal is to educate, drive action, and inspire hope in the future of our planet. We do that by leveraging the latest technology and pairing it with effective and highly creative storytelling to help communitites better understand the imminent impacts of climate change and visualize practical solutions. Through powerful immersive digital experiences and inclusive community engagement, our goal is to educate, drive action, and inspire hope in the future of our planet. We do that by leveraging the latest technology and pairing it with effective and highly creative storytelling to help communitites better understand the imminent impacts of climate change and visualize practical solutions.