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Read below to learn about this week’s emerging companies and hear 4 entrepreneurs deliver speed pitches of their solutions. Apply to present at the Tech & Innovation Showcase here.

On October 28, 2021 Public Spend Forum and GovShop, our AI-enabled Market Intelligence platform, hosted 4 innovative tech companies as part of our biweekly Emerging Tech and Innovation Showcase (apply or attend a showcase by clicking on link). The tech pitch showcase was designed as part of our mission to create open government markets and strives to build awareness of innovative tech companies in the market. Through the showcase, Public Spend Forum is lowering the barriers and costs for small businesses to enter the public sector market. Each weekly innovation showcase gives entrepreneurs from emerging companies the opportunity to each deliver a technology pitch in front of a diverse audience of government buyers from the local, state, and federal agencies.

Below are recaps of the companies from this week’s innovation showcase along with 5 minute pitches and links to the pitches.

Krtkl inc: AI and computing hardware

GS Engineering: Engineering consulting firm

ProPricer Government Edition: Proposal pricing software

Simplicity: Communication platform for citizens and residents

About the Company

  • Type: Manufacturer and Services
  • Year Founded: 2014
  • Sectors Served: US Federal, Private Sector
  • Country of Origin: United States

Krtkl inc. is an edge-computing and artificial intelligence company providing ruggedized, high-reliability hardware, software solutions and ‘hard real-time’ applications. The company’s “snickerdoodle” platform is an industrial-grade computer that enables complex automation, mechatronic system integration, and embedded AI acceleration. Watch the video below to hear Ryan Cousins, CEO of krtkl inc., present his solutions to government buyers:

About the Company

  • Type: Software and Services
  • Year Founded: 2001
  • Sectors Served: US Federal, US State, US Local, Private Sector
  • Country of Origin: United States

GS Engineering is a full service engineering consulting firm focused on design and analysis, product development, instrumented field testing, and technology insertion. OEMs, suppliers, and product end users can all use the company’s technical expertise to solve critical problems, start new projects, and get integrated engineering support. Business Development Manager Kevin Hubert presented this solution to 250+ government buyers at this week’s showcase. Watch the video below to hear his pitch:

About the Company

  • Type: Software and Services
  • Year Founded: 1986
  • Sectors Served: Private Sector
  • Country of Origin:  United States

ProPricer is a proposal pricing software that is empowering government contractors and agencies to build custom proposals, IGCEs, perform analyses, report, and integrate proposal data. The company does all of this through one software platform that maximizes efficiency in the development, submission, evaluation, negotiation, and audit of proposal pricing. Watch below to hear Michael Weaver, Director of Product Innovation, pitch the solution:

About the Company

  • Type: Software and Services
  • Year Founded: 2019
  • Sectors Served: Private Sector
  • Country of Origin:  United States

Simplicity is a tech company that built a smart platform to improve communication between cities and municipalities and residents. The platform provides important updates without misinformation, biased criticism, and clutter. Simplicity also helps with city branding, communication advisory, and rollout of the platform for users. Niko Dubovský, Director of US Partnerships pitched this platform to 250+ government buyers at this week’s showcase. Watch the video below to hear his pitch:

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