Tuesday, January 12, 2016

RootsTech 2016 Innovator Showdown Semi-Finalists are Announced

The second annual RootsTech Innovator Showdown will be back and even bigger than before. Innovators from around the globe and from all industries will be competing for a piece of the $100,000 in total cash and in-kind prizes.

This year’s Innovator Showdown will invite 6 finalists to the stage to show off their cutting-edge innovations in front of thousands of live-event attendees, with thousands more through live stream, and a panel of renowned judges.

The 12 Semi-Finalists for the RootsTech 2016 Innovator Showdown were recently announced on the DevPost web site.  The semi-finalists are:

  • AncestorCloud -- Requests are simple. Make a detailed request of the help you need and include a fair reward. We’ll connect your request with one of our global helpers to get your results.
  • Famicity -- Votre histoire est un trésor à partager. Service privé et gratuit. [Your story is a treasure to share. Free private service.]
  • GenSoup -- Finden Sie die Nadel im Heuhaufen!  Sie wissen, dass Ihre Ururgroßmutter zirka 1880 in Pommern geboren wurde? GenSoup nimmt Ihnen die Eigenrecherche in Sachen Familienforschung nicht völlig ab, aber liefert wertvolle Hinweise, wo Sie weitere Informationen finden. [Find the needle in a haystack!  You know that your great-grandmother was born about 1880 in Pomerania? GenSoup you take the proper research when it comes to genealogy not completely off, but provides valuable information where you will find more information.]
  • JRNL -- Tell your story in your own words.  A secure, private journal to help you capture life's most important moments.
  • Kindex --  Build a searchable archive, one record at a time.  Kindex brings family records out of obscurity -- creating a searchable, shareable archive that connects records to families and researchers.
  • Legacy Scribes -- Digitize your journals.  Protect them forever.
  • Scribbitt -- Scribbitt is a new form of Journaling, using a familiar format to easily create your life's narrative. Organize it, share it, and save it as a permanent record to pass on for generations.
  • Studio -- Legacy Republic offers premium products and services for your most important family heirloom – your memories. Powered by YesVideo, Inc., the largest and most trusted home movie digitization company in the world, we put the same love and attention into our services as you put into your memories. We guarantee you will be happy with the results.
  • TapGenes -- TapGenes helps you crowdsource your family's health information, helping you understand the thread that ties your family's health together.
  • The Family History Guide -- The Family History Guide is a website that represents a best-in-class learning environment for family history. Its scope is broad, but its focus is narrow enough to help you achieve your goals, step by step. Whether you're brand new to family history or a seasoned researcher - or somewhere in between - The Family History Guide can be your difference maker. 
  • The History Project --  Where memories come to life.  Your living time capsule to collect artifacts and share stories.  
  • Twile Bring your family history to life.  Create an amazing timeline of your family history 
with photos and milestones.
The field of 12 will be pared to 6 finalists after presentations on Wednesday, 3 February, and those 6 finalists will make presentations to the RootsTech audience on Friday, 5 February, after the RootsTech Keynote talks.  The judges will decide on the winner, but the audience, and people around the world watching on the RootsTech streaming video, will be able to vote via their mobile device for an additional "Peoples Choice" award for one of the finalists.

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1 comment:

Donna Hansen Peterson said...

Thanks Randy, I have shared this on our genealogy group page.