The COMEUP festival is among Asia’s biggest startup festivals which showcases innovative products and services from upcoming companies. While Day one of the events saw presentations from 6 COMEUP stars in the rocket league, Day 2 was filled with amazing presentations from 6 other startups in the rocket league. From the add-on that allows you to ride for free to the personalized pizza that won’t dent your pockets, here are six promising startups presented in today’s COMEUP 2021.
According to Aviv Frenkel, CEO of Enroute, we are already in the era of self-driving cars since when you take an uber, car, or train ride; someone is driving for you. He stated that people tend to shop during their free time on these rides, with 20% of sales ($748 billion) in the UK occurring between 7-9 AM when people work. Mobility companies miss out on this huge opportunity, thus the need for ENROUTE. The startup has created an SDK installed into mobility or payment apps to give users the best offers during their enroute time. The add-on serves as personalized, location-based commerce and loyalty platform. The SDK recommends purchases to customers during the ride, and with each purchase, the customer makes their fare reduces by some amount until they ride for free! Enroute currently works in Germany and England but is seeking funding to expand to the rest of Europe and Asia.
Dr. Daniel Burnett, the CEO of SoleStim, started his presentation by showing how many people’s overactive bladder is a problem. He stated that 33 million Americans suffered from OAB, with its treatment costing $66 billion each year. SoleStim has created a device that stimulates the Tibial Nerve at the furthest end of the nerve at the bottom of one’s foot. The device comes with a waveform generator that tracks the stimulation and treatment of OAB. The app transmits the data to a treatment app and sets reminders on the next stimulation or when the patients need to visit their doctor. The device’s pilot study showed a 19.5% improvement in the living standards of SoleStim and an equal improvement in their quality of life. Both the FDA and the CMS approve the device.
“Today’s AI systems don’t understand speech or have trivial video recognition functions. However, at Cochl, we have created an AI system that can translate any sound into valuable information.” Said Cochl, CEO. The startup’s AI has auditory intelligence and can now understand more than 30 sounds, with users adding their sounds. The AI offers end-to-end flexibility since it can be used as an Edge SDK or as Cloud API. It has a wide range of applications like insecurity; it can detect the sound of a scream, house break-in, dog bark, and fire alarm. In automotive, it can recognize the sound of a car horn, emergency vehicle, engine malfunction, or car theft. The AI system is the first of its kind to become a general-purpose audio recognition API and provides real-time analysis of real-world environments.
Gopizza offers personalized pizzas in 5 minutes through their innovative kitchen technology. Their kitchen technology uses food engineering to create the par-baked dough and deep learning AI to create an elegant topping table. The startup also used mechanical engineering to create a GOVEN with IoT instead of pizzas being cooked by the chef while their GOBOT+ cuts and serves them. Unlike conventional methods, which take 15 minutes, Gopizza’s only takes five minutes to prepare. Jay Lim, the CEO of Gopizza, says that the startup aims to set up 300 stores next year and 10,000 stores by 2031.
“Mopic connects reality with other places, dimensions, and worlds while adding the sense of presence and spatial awareness. It connects people in different places and worlds. Topics enabling technologies give people a sense of presence by showing images 3D volume corresponding to viewing position. It offers spatial awareness, which allows people to appreciate the 3D test in addition to volume.” Said Andrew Kwon, head of business development at Mopic. Their product’s strength lies in its high resolution, low latency eye-tracking, super-low x-talk, and precision optical design.