The 9th Annual Accelerate Michigan Semi-Finalists

Accelerate Michigan Innovation Competition, a program of Invest Detroit’s ID Ventures, is proud to announce the semi-finalists for its ninth annual pitch competition. Selected from nearly 300 applicants, the 24 semi-finalists were chosen based on innovation, business development and customer traction by a judging panel of more than 70 venture capitalists, entrepreneurs and community leaders. Winners will be announced on November 13 at the newly iconic Lexus Velodrome.


2018 Semi-Finalists

  • Arroyo Networks provides cloud-based network security through an AI-driven network function virtualization platform. 

  • Bulk provides a fitness app that teaches beginners how to gain weight.

  • Blue Newt Software Technologies creates Internet-of-Things (IoT) software applications that deliver exceptional insights.

  • BrandXR provides no-code software that makes it easy for businesses to create and publish augmented, virtual and mixed reality.

  • Carol Health delivers affordable and accessible skilled nursing care to homes starting at $35 and in as little as an hour.

  • Celant Innovations automates the production of legal documents for legal professionals.

  • Derq provides patented artificial intelligence (AI) and V2X technology to predict and prevent crashes to save lives.

  • Digitouch Health enables blood pressure monitoring with clinical accuracy by pressing a button on mobile devices.

  • Dynamo Metrics provides cloud-based software-as-a-service (SaaS) products that aggregate and translate property data.

  • Fluity provides a software-as-a-service (SaaS) platform for manufacturers to quote jobs and enter production in five minutes.

  • GreenMark Biomedical Inc. diagnoses early-stage cavities and develops a painless way to treat them without a dentist’s drill.

  • Inductive Intelligence makes it possible to use a wireless phone charger to conveniently, consistently and safely heat items.

  • MyNurse US, LLC provides a platform that enables patients to select in-home caregivers in real-time.

  • Orasis Systems provides all-weather radar imaging with LiDAR-like resolution.

  • Pathware intervenes during a biopsy to ensure its success.

  • PhotosynQ LLC accelerates the crop improvement cycle and protects yield loses.

  • PocketNest provides financial planning to Generation X and millennials in a digital, methodical format.

  • PreCare Medical Inc. provides a solution to the largely unsolved issue facing the $11 billion chronic wound care market.

  • S3D Precision Dispensing print heads enable the manufacturing of next-generation electronics from automotive smart surfaces to biomedical devices.  

  • Shoptelligence is an artificial intelligence (AI) style discovery platform that creates contextual and interactive ensembles.

  • SpellBound uses augmented reality to help patients better engage with treatment and hospitals to maximize reimbursement revenue.

  • URBANEER, Inc. creates smart living interiors that are configurable, connected and commerce-enabled.

  • VerteCore provides a safe, effective and cost-conscious wearable to relieve back pain and spinal disorders.

  • Wheeli provides a carpooling app for college students and is the AirBnB for the empty car seats on the road.