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APN is a meta-search engine that simultaneously searches nearby aftermarket auto parts stores for in-stock inventory based on vehicle fitment (year, make, model & engine). Our unique, go-to-market strategy for the commercial segment (auto repair & collision shops) is to create a low-cost or free SMS (Shop Management Software) for independent, Tier 2 & Tier 3 auto repair shops that helps them order parts.


Based on compelling preclinical and early clinical results, Bold Therapeutics is focusing its clinical development efforts on some of the most challenging cancer indications where existing therapies are largely ineffective, resulting in a significant unmet medical need.


Capital First Trust Company is an independent South Dakota charted trust company founded on a commitment to provide clients with exceptional customer trust services. Capital First Trust supports settlement planners, personal financial advisors, victims of accidents, and individuals in search of a corporate trustee with their custom trust solutions and trust services. Capital First Trust provides clients with dedicated personalized service and care.


Cross Country Transportation Group, based in Belmont, NC, provides comprehensive transportation services, including leasing and sales of transportation equipment, load support to carriers and the marketing and sale of commodity products. Cross Country Transportation specializes in permit and oversized shipments, as well as expedited van and transport deliveries. The firm employees 70 and works with over 50 independent contractors.


Diamond Orthopedic’s proprietary bone screw technology is revolutionizing orthopedic fixation.


Enviro-Master is leader in the hygiene industry dedicated to providing restroom cleaning services and products for public restrooms everywhere. Enviro-Master International franchises to locations across North America. In addition to providing restroom cleaning services, the company provides paper products, soaps and other hygiene goods.


Intezyne Technologies is a private clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company based in Tampa, FL that is developing breakthrough therapies for cancer, focusing on indications where there is a significant unmet need. Intezyne has two compelling cancer drug candidates supported by extensive data with robust patent protection. The Company has 170 issued patents and more than 50 patents pending. Intezyne’s lead indication, IT-141, is currently conducting Phase 1b/2a clinical trials.


Our goal is to help people make a difference and show compassion to others by having all us do something we already do every day; drink a great cup of coffee. For every bag of coffee you buy, cup you drink, and donation that is given you are a part of the Javesca mission and movement to make a difference. You can see the counter go up daily as people are taking action and lives are being changed.


Medical Facets NC headquartered in Belmont, NC, has developed and licensed a portfolio faceted bone screws. The patented and propriety technology features an enhanced thread design that leads to better bone engagement, reduces compressive stress in the bone, lowers insertional torque, and promotes accelerated restoration of healthy bone against the implant.


Experience greater mobility with more versatility and less pain using the M+D Crutch.


OrthoMedFlex in Belmont, NC produces total joint replacement implants and instrumentation. The implants feature patented geometry and a carbon coating. Resulting implant comfort and longevity due to these technologies introduces the intervention to younger patients and paves the way for an aging population to enjoy longer implant comfort and mobility. Currently, the Company’s proprietary hip implant is being used by a number of prominent surgeons with knee and other products being released to the market shortly.


ShopOff [a product of Viddlz] is built around the idea that we should be able to harness the power of the internet (the “online” world) to find out what is going on around us (in the “offline” world). ShopOff was created as a mobile-first web app, thereby enabling access anywhere at any time to the shopping experience. The Company is focused on consignment, resale and thrift stores and provides an efficient digital marketing resource in this underserved area of retail.


SMRxT (pronounced ‘smart’) is an Orlando-based company with an advanced technology that provides unmatched medication adherence monitoring, interventions and behavior conversion solving the enormous problem of prescription drugs not being taken being taken or taken at incorrect intervals. Their ‘smart’ pill bottle and other medication dispensing devices generate feedback to the patient and caregivers. With the Company’s medication adherence system, Nomi, they accurately capture data to reveal how patients take medication resulting actionable information for patient interventions and engagement. This impacts the patient’s behavior towards better health, but it also helps hospitals and health plans avoid preventable costs and boost productivity.


Southeast Highway Holdings, LLC  is comprised of Southeast Highway Guardrail & Attenuators LLC and Southeast Highway Signs, LLC.  Southeast Highway Holdings specializes in the maintenance and installation (new construction) of galvanized steel guardrail and attenuators (crash barriers) along highways, the Florida Turnpike and many of the county roads throughout Florida.  The primary geographical focus is on the Greater Orlando region west to Tampa and all areas south to the Florida Keys. Southeast Highway Holdings' main office is located in West Palm Beach, with other offices in Miami and Orlando. 


The William Gaston Fund has chosen to invest in this historically top performing private equity fund manager. Specifically, the Fund intends to invest into Carlyle International Energy Partners, L.P. (“CIEP”), Carlyle Global Financial Services Partners II, L.P. (“CGFSP II”), and a pool of direct co-investments with Carlyle, Bourne Partners and/or other private equity firms. CIEP is a $2.5 billion fund focused on international energy investments (outside of North America) in the upstream, midstream and downstream markets. CGFSP II is a $1 billion fund focused on global financial services investments acquiring non-core companies sold by European banks, among other opportunities.


Truupit is a social shopping web app to be distributed through the Shopify App Store. Shopify powers over 1 million ecommerce websites as the largest ecommerce enabler of small & medium-size independent businesses with a launch in early 2021.


Ultra Force Staffing Services is a professional staffing and work-to-hire service with locations in Gastonia, Lincolnton, Shelby, Statesville and Hickory NC. The Company places skilled and semi-skilled labor in manufacturing, assembly and clerical positions to a wide range of industries in Western North Carolina.