2013 Company Partners

Wondering where our Fellows work day-to-day? Below is a list of the companies that are helping our 2013 Fellows launch their careers as entrepreneurs. Since some companies hire more than one Fellow, these could also include some potential companies for future Fellows!

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Philadelphia

Providence

Partner Companies

Baltimore

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Pegged Software uncovers the best talent in your applicant pool to find the best fit – for your company, your job, and your team. Today, the Pegged team serves a broad set of healthcare organizations, applying modern technology and data tools to workforce construction and talent identification.

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Pixelligent produces high-quality nanocrystal dispersions and polymer nanocomposites for demanding applications in the electronics, industrial, and military markets. They work closely with leading-edge technology firms and Fortune 1000 companies to create highly customized solutions that dramatically improve their products.

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TEDCO provides a framework of knowledge, finding, and networking, to support an innovation eco-system that nurtures researchers, entrepreneurs, start-ups, and early stage companies engaged in bringing innovative ideas to market.

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Vigilant Medical enhances collaboration between physicians by providing access to medical images anytime, anywhere.

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ZeroFox is re-imagining cybersecurity by taking an intelligence first strategy to tackling the advanced cyber threat.

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Bioformix develops sustainable polymer platforms that polymerize with little-to-no energy at high speeds to outperform current products in extreme temperature resistance, environmental resistance and physical performance. They plan to commercialize the platform through a wide range of leveraged value chain relationships, from simple licenses to full joint ventures, thus supporting individually each unique opportunity as necessary. Bioformix’’s core technology expertise is high-speed, high-performance chemistry that enables product and process feature breakthroughs that translate into financially significant benefits for clients and their customers.

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Lisnr gives artists a new way to connect with their fans. By installing Lisnr on a mobile device, users will unlock exclusive content created by the artists they love, just by listening to their favorite music. Lisnr also works at live events, dynamically responding to the surrounding environment, and giving users a secondary experience to share with their friends. Lisnr only ‘hears’ the ultra-sonic frequencies embedded in Lisnr-enabled tracks. Once this frequency is picked up by your phone’s internal microphone, you’ll receive a push notification if any content has been unlocked.

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myActions significantly increases the sustainable actions of individuals and organizations by allowing them to join or create a team in an existing “challenge.” Individuals and organizations are further empowered by easily creating their own “challenges.” For maximum results, organizations can engage our team to professionally design, manage and/or execute a “challenge” for them.

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Petbrosia offers the first-ever pet food individually designed for your pets unique nutritional needs to support healthy living throughout life. Every Pet Is Unique! Their food should be too.

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Roadtrippers’ road trip planner helps you discover, book, and create travel itineraries of the best places and experiences along the way.

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Cleveland

BoxCast is a complete video streaming solution that fits in the palm of every user’s hand. Anyone with a video camera can broadcast live video through their website, e-mail, or social media. Viewers tune-in using any Internet connected computer, tablet, or modern smartphone.

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Cleveland Cavaliers are committed to reviving downtown Cleveland. Whether it’s through youth education, improving technology access, teaching kids about the importance of wellness or other types of special initiatives, the Cavs are strengthening and enriching their community.

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Decision Desk offers a cloud-based application manager that allows organizations to quickly access, filter and review multimedia-enhanced application materials, saving your organization valuable time and money.

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GenomOncology can rapidly and interactively analyze and interpret sequenced genomic data with their proprietary software and analytical tools. Their approach enables them to capture critical findings for the cancer researcher or clinical oncologist and produce a robust analysis report in less than a day.

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LineStream is changing the automation market with software products that radically improve efficiency. LineStream’’s revolutionary control technology replaces an aging solution that is inefficient and expensive. In partnership with industry leading chip and controller providers, LineStream unlocks previously unrealizable efficiency in countless products ranging from washing machines to industrial equipment.

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AdvancedRV seeks to deliver the ultimate motor home experience. Advanced RV builds premium, personalized motor homes to fit your unique travel needs. Starting from the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter platform, Advanced RV optimize each coach with features and finishes that enable you to go wherever your road takes you in elegance and comfort

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Paragon Robotics creates hardware and software products to improve the energy efficiency of buildings and processes.

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VizZle empowers educators, clinicians, and parents to effectively engage, communicate with, and educate individuals with autism and other communication disorders.

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Detroit

Benzinga is an innovative news and analysis service that focuses on global markets, provides original, accurate and timely global financial content every day, and features content from industry experts and experienced analysts.

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Detroit Labs is a group of talented mobile app designers, developers, and more working in Downtown Detroit helping their clients with mobile strategy, app development, app design, and more.

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Detroit Venture Partners is a venture capital firm for seed and early-stage technology companies who are on a mission to help rebuild the Detroit area through entrepreneurial fire and building businesses.

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Doodle Home is a virtual studio for interior designers to run their business more efficiently. They are a team of interior designers and technology and business experts, passionate about simplifying the business of interior design. They work with professional interior designers, manufacturers of high-end or unique furniture, and design-savvy consumers.

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Fontinalis Partners was established to invest in and scale next-gen mobility companies. Fontinalis’ mission is to draw upon its team’s extensive industry experience and deep networks in the transportation industry and adjacent markets to grow innovative companies. Fontinalis takes a value-added approach to helping scale its portfolio companies by combining its resources and assuming an active, hands-on role.

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Grand Circus is a tech training institute and co-working space in the heart of downtown Detroit. With an emphasis on programming, design, and business skills, Grand Circus aims to address the skill gaps in Detroit while promoting a tight community of entrepreneurs.

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Invest Detroit is a leading source of private sector gap financing that utilizes a variety of funding tools through managed for-profit and non-profit targeted funds to support economic development opportunities in underserved communities primarily in the City of Detroit.

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BoostUp helps users reach their savings goals by depositing money from a checking or savings account, allowing family and friends to contribute, and giving matching incentives called “Boosts” from its partners along the way.

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Quicken Loans is America’s #1 Online Home Loan Lender with 27 years lending experience and 94% client satisfaction rating. Our Quicken Loans Fellows are hired to work on special projects focused on revitalizing the Detroit community.

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Stik is a web business based in Detroit, specializing in small business recommendations. The platform helps small businesses collect, display and manage recommendations from past clients and supporters, and helps consumers find small businesses recommended by their friends.

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U3 Ventures is a multi-disciplinary firm that draws on an unparalleled depth and breadth of knowledge focused on the university market. U3 Ventures firmly believes that anchor institutions hold the key to sustainable community and economic development in many cities across the country.

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Las Vegas

Downtown Project, founded by Zappos.com CEO and author of Delivering Happiness Tony Hsieh, is a $350 million project to rebuild downtown Las Vegas. They plan to invest $100 million in real estate, $100 million in residential development, $50 million in small businesses, $50 million in education, and $50 million in tech startups through the VegasTech Fund. Hsieh and his team have committed to transforming Downtown Las Vegas into the most community-focused large city in the world by inspiring and empowering people to follow their passions to create a vibrant, connected urban core. Focus areas will include Arts, Music & Culture, Community & Coworking, Education, Entrepreneurship, Technology, and Urban Development.

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Project 100 is helping to develop a complete transportation system for Las Vegas. For a monthly subscription fee, users will have access to car-sharing, bike-sharing, and on-demand drivers.
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Qualifyor offers basic web and graphic design, video, and marketing services. Qualifyor plans to eventually expand into other areas including video production, fashion, culinary, and general business.

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Turntable Health is a membership-based primary care and wellness ecosystem focused on everything that keeps its patients healthy.

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Vegas Tech Fund is a seed stage investment fund and community catalyst focused on investing in teams solving compelling problems in innovative ways and who are committed to building a vibrant tech community in downtown Las Vegas. The Vegas Tech Fund sees its city as an incubator and aims to find, foster, and accelerate companies who share that vision. The Vegas Tech Fund brings together those who are hungry to be a part of something bigger than themselves and their companies – a community that encourages experimentation, relationship-building, and collaboration.

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New Orleans

Green Coast Enterprises is a community resilience company. They build stronger, better-connected, healthier, and wealthier communities in the US Gulf Coast. While much of their work focuses on real estate development services, they are not a development company in the traditional sense. They saw the 2005 hurricane season as a clarion call for innovation in the building industry, and innovate around creating better buildings and a better development process.

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ID Scan is a leader in identification scanning technology, offering quality cost-effective solutions for all ID scanning needs. They are proud to officially represent major manufacturers of the most advanced ID scanning systems for Windows, iOS and Android: E-seek, IPC, IDTech, KoamTac and others.

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Idea Village is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization with a mission to identify, support, and retain entrepreneurial talent in New Orleans. The Idea Village delivers against its mission by building an entrepreneurial ecosystem and has solidified its position as a leading driver of entrepreneurship.

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Voodoo Ventures matches talented partners with great ideas to build businesses. By providing resources and expertise, they work with people to make ideas into reality.

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Philadelphia

Curalate is a first-of-its-kind marketing platform for the visual web. As Pinterest and other visual-based platforms are grabbing a huge portion of online engagement, Curalate allows users to measure and track their presence within the visual web.

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Graphene Frontiers is working towards roll-to-roll production and transfer of chemical vapor deposition (CVD) graphene films. Their material will be used as a transparent conductor and encapsulating ultra-high barrier film for thin, flexible electronics, including organic light emitting diode (OLED) and organic photovoltaic (OPV) devices.

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LeadiD allows Lead Sellers to prove that they’re selling quality leads as well as gaining real-time buyer dispositions, and Lead Buyers to make the best decisions about the leads they buy.

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NextFab’s space was formerly a custom iron workshop run by old world craftsmen, and has been completely reconfigured into an engine of tomorrow’s creative economy. It’s 21,000 sq. ft. of innovation and collaborative workspace with cutting edge tools, expert staffing, classes, workshops, and professional consulting services.

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Providence

Andera is the leader in online customer acquisition solutions for financial institutions. Its suite of products and services includes online account opening, consumer marketing, fraud prevention and an in-house software development kit.

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Betaspring is a mentorship-driven startup accelerator program for technology and design entrepreneurs who are ready to launch a company and change the world.

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Focal Upright Furniture is the maker of the revolutionary new Locus Workstation, an award-winning (ErgoExpo 2012) ergonomic and adjustable desk that eliminates back pain by splitting the difference between sitting and standing.

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Maker Media is a global platform for connecting makers with each other, with products and services, and with our partners. Through media, events and ecommerce, Maker Media serves a growing community of makers who bring a DIY mindset to technology. Whether as hobbyists or professionals, makers are creative, resourceful and curious, developing projects that demonstrate how they can interact with the world around them.

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ShapeUp is the leading global provider of clinically-proven, social networking-based employee wellness programs that help people exercise more, eat healthier, and lose weight. Founded in 2006 by two medical doctors, ShapeUp has pioneered an innovative approach to behavior change that leverages the power of social networking, gaming, coaching, and financial rewards to improve the health of large populations and reduce healthcare costs. ShapeUp’s social wellness platform covers two million lives across 90 countries and is used by more than 200 employers and health plans.

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SplitWise is an expense sharing platform that helps people split costs easily and fairly. Their platform helps roommates, friends and family track shared bills easily on the smart phone or on the web. They also provide unique fairness content to help people decide how to split things fairly.

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SocialProvidence is built on the belief that social is the manifestation of all things possible in marketing today. It grows future-forward social concepts for clients that are rooted in strategy, built with measurement in mind, and aimed at a global-local mix to make some noise and be the news. SocialProvidence offers its clients guardianship and care for the social programs they create, knowing that they must span paid, earned and owned media and, in the end, show results that matter.

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Swipely gives you cash back on purchases plus loyalty rewards, free! It downloads transactions from your card via our banking technology partner using a secure, read-only connection trusted by more than 5,000 banks and 26 million consumers.

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Teespring is an innovative way to create buzz around events, promotions, and fundraisers by offering a no-risk, no-hassle way to create & sell custom t-shirts online. It allows customers to design a shirt, choose a sales goal and tipping point, and start selling. Once the campaign hits the tipping point, they’ll organize printing/shipping and send you a check for your profits.

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Ximedica is a full service ISO 13485 certified and FDA registered product development firm with an exclusive focus on medical products. With more than 25 years of experience developing medical devices, combination products, and consumer healthcare products, their client base spans the globe and ranges from start-ups to the world’s largest OEMs. Their mission is to create products that meet international regulatory requirements and strategic business goals.

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