For Immediate Release
June 9, 2016: iStart Valley is excited to announce the 2016 batch of the Accelerator Program. The 2016 Startup teams were picked from leading national hackathons and Startup Weekend contests. After reviewing the top ideas in these contests, iStart Valley has offered seven startups an entry into the 2016 Accelerator program. During the nine month long Accelerator program, the selected startup teams will go through a rigorous idea validation phase and spend significant amount of their time in customer validation.
During the first six months of the iStart Valley’s Accelerator program, Startup teams will work on ideas, build market-ready products or prototypes with a well-defined marketing strategy. They will also receive coaching and mentoring by several serial entrepreneurs from the same domain areas as of the Ideas. The last three months of the Accelerator program will aim at Startups presenting to iStart Valley’s growing Venture Capitalist and Super Angels network for seed round or “A” series funding. The key differentiator of the program is the pairing of startups with Venture Capitalists who share common interests and are the right fit based on their portfolio. This approach helps reduce the time taken for the startups to get funded.
The brightest ideas of the 2016 accelerator program, starting in June 2016, come from Dallas, Texas and Jacksonville, Florida regions. And they are as follows.
Cloud Immense: Cloud Immense builds a heterogeneous cloud solution for scheduling computing and storage specific operations. This is a platform that gives a single intuitive interface to manage, schedule and monitor multiple cloud providers through its console.
Potent: People bookmark every cool webpage or article they see but seldom ever go back to read through them. Potent gives people a way to develop a better understanding of what they've read in the past, to lock in concepts, and recall information more actively. Potent provides a full system to annotate and view bookmarks in an easy to read format across the platform.
RideSavvy: is a ride-sharing selection tool. After providing your preferred pickup location and destination, RideSavvy automatically searches all nearby ride-sharing services, taking factors such as surge pricing into account, in order to ensure that you get to your destination in the most cost-efficient manner possible.
Wheel Desk: creates affordable modern furniture, with an emphasis on incorporating dynamic movement. We are focused on helping people prioritize their health and well-being without impinging on their lifestyle. As a company, Wheel Desk believes that quality, attention to detail, and aesthetics are just as important as function.
123 App Studio: 123 App Studio is platform to build effortlessly mobile applications. It's mobile application development platform for small businesses with subscription model. With a unique pricing model, customers will be charged on monthly basis with additional fees for online transaction on % basis.
Simmersion: is a modular desk chair mount that allows for easy integration and a more in-depth immersion within virtual reality environments. In this design, an Arduino controls motors is used, based upon the virtual reality environment, to move the chair. Product is a mobile kit that can be plugged into any chair/recliner.
SMPLFY: As a company the goal of smplfy is to use technology to create solutions that alleviate and facilitate the lives of users every day. These solutions/technologies make it easier to get things done, and are not solely limited to healthcare hardware (like Insight), but rather expand into frameworks and libraries for companies and independent developers to use and expedite their development process.
About iStart Valley:
iStart Valley Inc., is an award winning, non-profit Business Accelerator for technology based startups. Our goal is to provide world class resources for aspiring entrepreneurs to turn their creative ideas into growing Tech Startups. We help redefine the startup ecosystem with the support of local and global resources by providing a viable pool of startups and entrepreneurs.