Glance – Kickstarter campaign turns any watch into a Smart Watch

Glance is an accessory to your watch that turns it into a Smartwatch. Glance helps you find your phone, enables motion control and has activity tracking.


Size: 35mm (length), 10mm (height), strap width (small 18mm, medium 22mm, large 26mm)
Bluetooth Smart/4.0 Connects to your iOS or Android Device
Glance comes with a premium leather band, if you do not have a watch to wear it with
Sensors: 3D Motion Sensor
OLED Screen
Water Resistance, we are working on make it waterproof to 5 ATM
Slides onto your metallic or leather watch strap
Lithium polymer battery, 1-week battery life
Haptic feedback

Fund this Kickstarter project HERE

Ann Arbor Startup Avegant’s Glyph the next Oculus

The successful Kickstarter campaign netted the company 1.5 million dollars to create the wearable mobile personal theatre with premium built in audio. The Glyph is the first head-mounted display to feature virtual retinal display(VRD).

The VRD display was created by Dr. Allan Evans which generates images by reflected light. The display will allow you to watch movies and play video games without eye strain using this technology. The 45-degree field-of-view creates an immersive experience while maintaining the users peripheral vision.

Evans came back to Michigan to start the company with a friend and now co-founder and CEO Ed Tang. The company has five U of M graduates working for the company include Tang.

Visit the official site HERE

Preorder the Avegant Glyph Beta for $499 HERE

Kickstarter Page HERE

via Umich.EDU

Disarmco – raised £150,000 with 15 female backers at

Disarmco is a landmine disposal company led by female entrepreneur Arpana Gandhi. Gandhi hoped that she would be backed by women when she seeked funding at equity crowdfunding site, Crowdcube. And Arpana Gandhi was successfull raising £150,000 from 126 investors for 31% of the company. 15 of the 126 investors were women.

Now the company are in the talks with the UN and other organisations about bringing its first product to market.

Check out the site HERE

via the Sunday Times UK

StayblCam – Super Steady Video for iPhone, GoPro, and other devices

StayblCam was designed to remove the shanky video of devices like the GoPro, iPhone, and Smartphones. You simply attach your device to StayblCam and shoot better video.

Some features include

Easy to use with one hand
Full control of tilt, pan, and angles
Collapsible and compact for easy storage
No adjustments of nuts, bolts, or counterbalancing

The Kickstarter project has already passed it’s $35,000 goal but you can still get a StaybleCam HERE

Teen entrepreneur Boyan Slat trying to raise 2million for Ocean Cleanup through Crowdfunding

Teen entrepreneur Boyan Slat is trying to raise 2 million US dollars in 100 days to fund The Ocean Cleanup. Fed up with finding more plastic than fish in the Ocean Boyan Slat wants to do something amazing.

The idea is to use the ocean currents to catch the plastic in floating barriers creating a passive collection that can later be extracted from the ocean. The technology will only capture plastics not sea life as plastic will remain in front of the floating barrier and everything else will flow underneath the barriers.

You can help fund the project HERE

Teen Entrepreneur Ryan Rist gets funded on Kickstarter with Rist Custom Coasters

18 Year old high school student Entrepreneur Ryan Rist has reached it’s $500 goal for the Rist Custom Coasters. The Kickstarter project is still going with $1,337 reached so far with an end date of Sun, Jul 6 2014.

Rist Custom Coasters project allows you to choose an image and color to create a one of a kind custom coaster. You can choose to use an image of your favorite team, business logo, wedding photo, family picture and more.

visit Kickstarter page HERE

RelayFund – Equity Based Crowdfunding in Michigan

RelayFund is the first equity-based crowdfunding site for Michigan Investors in startups. RelayFund is the creation of investment banking firm Hartwick Capital and investor relations firm Lambert, Edwards & Associates. Now with Equity based Crowdfunding people will have a vested interest in new technology and startups.

Visit RelayFund HERE