Showcase Presenters 

                    hive Concepts

Whereas other devices originally created for medical purposes are refurbished for today’s expanding market emphasizing “muscle recovery”; Hive Concepts, LLC from the start focused and balanced design concepts on uniting end-users, providers, and their respective environments. Our resulting technology synergistically combines proven existing treatments into an innovative medical device. The status quo’s 30 to 60-minute lengthy and partially effective options now evolve into on-demand 10 minute treatments and optimized results. Although initially created by athletes for athletes, we now demonstrate value fit potentials in much larger markets such as physical therapy with needs for treating fatigued, sore, and unhealthy muscles. Additionally, with the enablement of a pay-per-use revenue model allowing for straightforward low-cost access our competitive advantages establish overall attractiveness in high product concentration touch points for usage, data collection, and strategic revenue growth through future leveraging potentials.


                    nano hydrophobics

Nano Hydrophobics (Nano) conducts energy efficiency research at the Molecular Foundry, a U.S. Department of Energy nano-science research lab located at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in Berkeley, CA. Nano was founded in 2011 to investigate nano-scopic coatings, which can prevent or retard naturally-occurring fouling on heat transfer surfaces.

In 2013, Nano received an EIRG grant funded by the California Energy Commission. In 2015, Nano received a National Science Foundation (NSF) Small Business Innovation Phase I Research Grant and subsequently established clear proof of concept of its anti-fouling, ‘self-cleaning’ coating. In 2015, Nano was a winner of the Cleantech Open. In September 2016, Nano received a Phase II SBIR grant from the NSF.

Heat exchanger (HX) fouling is viewed as “the major unresolved problem of heat transfer”. Mineral fouling occurs when dissolved salts naturally occurring in water precipitate out of water and form crystals that strongly adhere to heat transfer surfaces. These deposits are difficult to remove and act as thermal insulators. As deposits accumulate, thermal transfer declines, reducing HX efficiency. This problem is estimated to cost U.S. industry $40 billion annually, and cause around one percent of greenhouse gas emissions.

Nano has developed a nearly 200-nanometer thin nano-composite polymer coating that provides surfaces with an extremely low surface energy. The low surface energy causes any mineral crystals that adhere to have very reduced adhesion strength, and this coupled with the shear stress forces of the cooling water inside the HX, provide the HX with a ‘self-cleaning’ property, while the HX is in operation.



Opcondys, Inc. is an early-stage start-up based in Manteca, California. Our mission is to develop and manufacture the opticondistor, a revolutionary high voltage power switching device. Stephen Sampayan, Chief Technical Officer, invented the opticondistor at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. Opcondys has secured exclusive patent rights to the opticondistor from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in the field of power electronics.

The opticondistor enables smaller, more cost-effective and energy-efficient high voltage equipment than is possible with existing power electronic devices. Opcondys will provide our product to manufacturers of food sanitization and cancer treatment systems, radar and other military equipment, renewable energy inverters, grid-tied energy storage systems and electric power transmission and distribution gear.

Recently, we successfully completed a proof-of-concept demonstration under the first phase of a National Science Foundation (NSF) Small Business Innovation Research Grant (SBIR). Opcondys is now developing a prototype and has applied for the second phase of the NSF SBIR grant to support the two-year prototype development effort.

Opcondys’ first product will be delivered to customers in 2019. We are raising seed funding from private investors to prepare for production. Opcondys’ vision is to see the opticondistor adopted worldwide as the next generation in power-switching devices.



Faced with the challenge of providing social media content on a modest budget for events across the globe, Anna Gonzalez and Jane Olvera Quebe dreamt up an app solution from the desks at Fresno-based advertising agency, JP Marketing.

Social media matters - especially when it comes to maximizing a company’s presence at events. Social media allows you to connect with your customers before, during and after the event, but many companies fall short. Posting timely content is key to connecting with customers and it isn’t the top priority during the hustle and bustle of a trade show.

That’s why SocialMime was companies could virtually be somewhere they aren’t.

SocialMime is an app solution for companies who need boots-on-the-ground social media content. Clients can hire “mimes” to capture social media content for their business when they need an extra pair of eyes and ears.

Combining the proven platforms of Uber, which connects drivers to passengers, and Gigwalk, which connects clients to freelancers, SocialMime will connect companies to social media content collectors. The app will screen potential mimes, host GPS-based client requests, notify mimes of assignment opportunities and transfer assets such as photos, videos, captions and quotes.

Access social media freelancers on demand, procure real-time content for relevant posts, save time and travel costs of sending marketing team members, keep salespeople and other staff focused on their jobs, and get the content you need to connect customers through social media.

You can’t be in two places at once. But SocialMime can!


                    wiserg logo

WISErg is focused on creating a revolutionary solution for improving traditional food waste management while our patented technology provides several agricultural benefits. Nutrients harvested from Harvester food scraps are refined into liquid fertilizers that are approved for use in certified-organic crop production while offering conventional agriculture a tool to address soil health problems.

It starts by placing WISErg Harvesters at grocery stores, restaurants, and other food service facilities. The Harvester is an easy-to-use machine that processes food scraps in an odorless, pest-free, self-contained system. The Harvester’s Nutrient Recovery System captures and stabilizes valuable nutrients from the food scraps—nutrients that would otherwise be wasted. Unlike traditional systems, the Harvester prevents food scraps from putrefying. It is this innovation that significantly reduces greenhouse gas emissions, odors, and pests, while still retaining maximum nutritional value from the organic materials. Following the nutrient recovery process, the resulting material is transported to a nearby WISErg facility where it is processed into liquid fertilizer using a patented microbial conversion that is approved for use on certified organic crop production.