Mississippi State University, a partner in the CoBuilders Mississippi accelerator, sent three companies to the 2022 cohort: Daybreak Technologies, Diversified Food Solutions and Humo. Judges selected the companies for the accelerator at a pitch competition sponsored by the MSU Center for Entrepreneurship and Outreach in Spring 2022.
Nate Phillips and Natalie Hughes of Daybreak Technologies seek to provide innovative technology solutions in fields that receive “little ongoing interest or involvement from the tech community.” Their project for the accelerator is the ABA Discrete Trial Training (DTT) app, which they’ve designed to help special education teachers use Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) in the classroom. “Our app aims to support teachers by reducing time commitments for ABA, supporting automatic data output, and guiding teachers through ABA therapy step by step,” say the company founders.
Diversified Food Solutions, founded by Sawyer Wyatt Smith, aims to provide “innovative solutions, products, and consultation” to food processing companies. The product they’re testing in the CoBuilders accelerator is a “novel biopolymeric:” an edible and biodegradable film that food processors and packages can apply to the surface of foods to combat pests. (Mmmm!)
Humo LLC, a recent recipient of a Mississippi Seed Fund “Proof of Concept” award, is a wearable technology company founded by Tony Luczak. He’s teamed with Erin Parker, Charles Freeman and Carver Middleton to produce and test a combination of hardware and software that “tracks human motion and relays kinematic information to an AR application platform for training and recovery.” The idea was launched from a research project at MSU.
Along with the rest of the 2022 cohort, the MSU-selected teams are working toward Pitch Day, July 28, where they will present their companies, products and potential profits to investors, mentors and the general public. Click here to register for the Pitch Day event or to participate as a sponsor.