Techstars Atlanta Announces 2017 Class
Program accelerating growth for startups across the Southeast and around the globe
ATLANTA, July 17, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Techstars Atlanta is presented in partnership with Cox Enterprises and is part of a worldwide network that helps entrepreneurs succeed. Today, Techstars Atlanta announced the 10 companies selected to participate in the 2017 program. Applications came from 41 countries around the globe for the 10 coveted spots.
Techstars Atlanta is entering its second year and will continue to be housed at Ponce City Market. Over 90 days of rapid acceleration, the entrepreneurs will build their business network, receive individualized support and learn how to do more faster – all while being embedded in Atlanta.
"One of the goals of Techstars Atlanta is to help shine a light on our city as a hotbed for innovation," said Techstars Atlanta's Managing Director Michael Cohn. "We're doing this by accelerating great startups already based here, but also by bringing international entrepreneurs to Atlanta. With the support of Cox Enterprises, we're able to connect them with one of the city's leading corporations. It's a winning combination."
Of the 41 counties represented in the applications, the nations with the most came from the U.S., Nigeria, Israel, India and U.K. Nearly a quarter of the total applications came from Atlanta, showing the growth of startups and emerging entrepreneurs in the area. Inc. magazine previously named Atlanta as the No. 3 Emerging Startup Hub to Watch.
"Techstars overall seeks to include diversity, whether its related to the founder's company idea, ethnicity or gender," said Techstars Atlanta's Managing Director Tyler Scriven. "I'm proud that our 2017 class captures these areas, as well as geographic diversity. A variety of perspectives and cultures helps us build better companies."
Techstars Atlanta's 2017 Class (Company's Founding Location):
- 2ULaundry (Charlotte): On-demand laundry and dry cleaning services
- Bloveit (Atlanta): Curated date night experiences
- Collider Tech (Chattanooga): Stand-alone, end-to-end additive manufacturing technology
- Farmcrowdy (Lagos, Nigeria): Crowdfunding for small-scale agriculture
- Fraudmarc (Atlanta): Cyber security service aimed at protecting corporate identity
- Landing Lion (Atlanta): Landing pages for the modern marketer
- MoQuality (Atlanta): Artificial Intelligence (AI) platform for mobile quality assurance
- Rapid RMS (Chattanooga): A modern day point-of-sale software for the petroleum industry
- TheMonetizr (Riga, Latvia): In-game monetization platform for merchandise purchases
- Vlipsy (Canton, OH): Video clip soundboard
The program kicks off with mentor madness, where more than 1,000 hours of mentorship is provided by the region's leading subject matter experts. The program is capped off by Demo Day on Oct. 10. Learn more about the 2016 Demo Day and how Cox is energizing entrepreneurs.
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Techstars helps entrepreneurs succeed. Through the Techstars Worldwide Entrepreneur Network, founders and their teams connect with other entrepreneurs, experts, mentors, alumni, investors, community leaders, and corporate partners who will help their companies grow. Techstars operates four divisions: Techstars Startup Programs, Techstars Mentorship-Driven Accelerator Programs, Techstars Corporate Innovation Partnerships, and the Techstars Venture Capital Fund. Techstars Mentorship-Driven Accelerator Program supercharges success and Techstars Startup Programs inspire, educate and connect entrepreneurs. Techstars Venture Capital Fund invests in the most innovative and disruptive Techstars companies to fuel their success. Techstars Corporate Innovation Partnerships helps brands create world-changing products and services. Techstars accelerator portfolio includes more than 1,000 companies with a market cap of $8.7 billion. www.techstars.com
About Cox Enterprises:
Cox Enterprises is a leading communications, media and automotive services company. With revenues exceeding $20 billion and approximately 60,000 employees, the company's major operating subsidiaries include Cox Communications (cable television distribution, high-speed internet access, telephone, home security and automation, commercial telecommunications and advertising solutions); Cox Automotive (automotive-related auctions, financial services, media and software solutions); and Cox Media Group (television and radio stations, digital media, newspapers and advertising sales rep firms). The company's major national brands include Autotrader, Kelley Blue Book and Manheim. Through Cox Automotive, the company's international operations stretch across Asia, Australia, Europe and Latin America.
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For further information: Cox Enterprises: Elizabeth Olmstead, 678.645.0762, firstname.lastname@example.org; Techstars: Joanie Kindblade, 303.562.6230, Joanie.Kindblade@techstars.com
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