EvoNexus Demo Day features 16 of San Diego’s most innovative startups

EvoNexus is the premier technology startup incubator in Southern California and last night it held one its biggest events: EvoNexus Demo Day.

At Demo Day 16 startups currently incubating in EvoNexus presented their company and products to an audience of San Diego entrepreneurs, tech industry leaders, media members, and investors. Over 350 people attended the standing room only event, making it the biggest Demo Day ever!

Sonic VR, a headphone company redefining audio with 3D technology, won the 3rd EvoNexus Demo Day. The prize for winning was an invite to a VIP dinner with 20 investors at Estancia, which took place immediately after the event at Rady’s School of Management at UCSD. Demo Day attendees chose the winner through a live voting poll following the final presentation.

Other highlights from the event included:

  • CleverPet introduced their wireless, internet connected robotics console designed to entertain and improve behavior of dogs and cats, and provide real time activity tracking to pet owners.
  • Tortuga Logic showed how their software analyzes the security properties in hardware designs to prevent cyber security breaches;
  • MANTA Instruments demonstrated how they’re creating analysis equipment that measures nanoparticles in chemistries fundamental to pharmaceutical, cosmetics and semiconductors.
  • And Warehouse Innovations closed Demo Day by launching their second product, kSafe, a smart connected lockable safe that only opens when your goals have been achieved.

Most of the companies presenting at Demo Day are part of the 4 month EvoNexus accelerator program, EvoStart. Startups participating in EvoStart focus on creating a minimum sellable product, validating their market, and providing a business model to customers.

Startups are also given access to domain expert mentors, weekly workshops, monthly check ins, and various pitch practices. The framework of EvoStart, as well as the success of the program, is what makes EvoNexus the fastest way for entrepreneurs to launch their startup.