An online health and fitness tracker and a device that helps the body fight viruses were the two local business ideas presented at Wednesday’s 1 Million Cups event.
1 Million Cups ICT is a weekly gathering designed to help entrepreneurs by helping them get advice and make contacts in the community. It meets from 9 to 10 a.m. on Wednesdays at 238 N. Mead in Old Town.
Here were the latest presenters.
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Founder: Miguel Johns
Pitch: KingFit is a website that guides people with a variety of chronic illnesses on how to improve their health through lifestyle changes. It is pitched directly to the end user and is paid for with a subscription.
Status: Johns has created a concept website, but to make the technology operational, he needs a development team.
Need: $50,000 from investors in order to secure a $400,000 bank loan
Founder: Stuart Bogle
Pitch: Bogle said he has developed a device that uses nanotechnology to trap and crush viruses in the blood. Blood from an artery flows through a tube and through the technology and back into a vein.
Status: Still in early prototype state
Need: He is seeking $1 million to develop the prototypes and testing needed for Food and Drug Administration approval.
Contact: Bogle has a Facebook page that explains the product.
The next 1 Million Cups ICT will feature Fusion SkyPass and CurveBreak.