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Monday, September 18 • 4:00pm - 6:00pm
gBETA St. Thomas Summer 2023 Startup Showcase

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Join gener8tor and the Schulze School of Entrepreneurship on Sept. 18th from 4:00 - 6:00pm to celebrate the graduating cohort of the gBETA St. Thomas Summer 2023 Accelerator! Hear from five founders, network with mentors and investors, and connect with the gener8tor community.

An event filled with startup pitches, networking and product demos!

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gBETA St. Thomas 2023 Cohort

Epiblock's patent-pending medical device effectively stops nosebleeds and assists healthcare providersin safely performing various cosmetic and surgical procedures. The silicone-device applies direct pressure to the facial arteries reducing blood flow to the nasal cavity and surrounding area. Epiblock’s stage 1 prototype has proven to be effective through clinical testing and will be ready forcommercialization in Q4 2023.

GrupCard allows users to issue multi-purpose, shared virtual cards to seamlessly split and pay groupexpenses in one go. We reduce financial burden and promote transparency within groups by empowering members to flexibly handle their own share of payments while collectively settling expenses in a single transaction. GrupCard is conducting internal beta testing with a completed MVP and has a growing waitlist of 401 customers.

Omi Live 
Omi Live is an online marketplace that redefines the shopping experience for eco-conscious buyersthrough seamlessly integrating live video streaming. Omi Live creates transparency and trust through realtime product reviews, allowing customers to make informed choices while supporting environ mentally responsible businesses. To date Omi Live has hosted 2 shopping events with 8 participating brands and120+ viewers resulting in 20% sales conversions.

TradeOut enhances the security for online marketplace transactions through the reduction of fraud.TradeOut utilizes easily customizable e-contracts to offer peace of mind to buyers and sellers on marketplaces. TradeOut plans to launch their beta test to a select group of marketplace users by the end of Q2 2023.


TouchLink empowers independent artists to maximize their earnings by offering their music in a new medium. Touchlink tags enables artists to physically distribute, vend, and sell their music at shows,in-person, and online to their fan base in exclusive formats. Currently in the prototype development stage,TouchLink is preparing to beta test with a diverse group of independent musical artists from various genres.

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Megan Baniecke

Director, gener8tor

Monday September 18, 2023 4:00pm - 6:00pm CDT
Woulfe Alumni Hall - University of St. Thomas