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A Startup Factory Turning Concepts into Companies

Concepts to Companies LLC is seeking to raise $1 to $3 million by


Q2/2015 to fund its initial two startups and up to three more.

March 21, 2015

STARTUP FACTORY MODEL


Michelin manufactures tires.
We manufacture companies.
Brian McSharry
Chairman
Former COO and founder of SAGE
Automotive Interiors
A successful career with Milliken & Co.

John Warner
CEO
CEO of InnoVenture and Publisher of
Swamp Fox
Former President of Capital Insights and
Chairman of Earth Fare

FIRST COMPANY IN STARTUP FACTORY


1st Place

2014 Lemelson-MIT Cure-it Prize

Brian McSharry

1st Place

2015 SC BIO Business Pitch Competition

Co-founder and Startup CEO

2nd Place

2014 Engineering World Health Prize

Bronze Prize

2014 DTS Student Research Award

Concepts to Companies Principal

Kayla Gainey
Diabetes is epidemic with 4X death rates in developing countries
Millions cannot
Afford test strips

Disruptive Innovation of $20 Billion Market


Leading Test Strip Cost

Co-founder and CTO


Clemson PhD student in Bioengineering
and Biomedical Engineering; BS, Bioengineering

Our Test Strip Cost

Dr. Delphine Dean


Co-founder and Technology Advisor
STRUCTURE OF INITIAL DEAL
Investment Ownership
Concepts to Companies $ 500,000
85%
Academic partners
15%
Total
100%

Clemson Associate Professor in Bioengineering;


Ph.D. MIT 2005 Electrical Engineering
and Computer Science

John Warner
Co-founder and Business Advisor
Concepts to Companies Principal

SECOND COMPANY IN STARTUP FACTORY


Austen Hayes
Co-founder and CEO
Clemson PhD student in Computer Science
Masters of Science, Computer Science

Dr. Larry Hodges


Original, award-winning game designed for physical therapy
of stroke victims

Collaborative project between Clemson and MUSC

Customizable to the patients level of impairment

Research shows patients executed more practice reaches in the


same amount of time per therapy session.
STRUCTURE OF INITIAL DEAL
Investment Ownership
Concepts to Companies $ 750,000
50%
Academic partners
50%
Total
100%

Co-founder and COO


Clemson Professor of Human Centered Computing
Ph.D. NC State, Computer Science

Dr. Michelle Woodbury


Research Colleague
MUSC Assoc. Prof., Health Science and Research
Ph.D. Univ. of Florida, Rehabilitation Science

Brian McSharry
Executive Director

John Warner
Executive Director