Meet Our Companies

Check out the companies that our Fellows are helping to build every day. Future Fellows could be hired by these companies, or new ones we haven’t even met yet!

Baltimore

Allovue

Allovue

Allovue believes that every student deserves access to the resources they need to be successful in school and life. Through its Education Finance Suite, Allovue empowers educators to allocate resources to best meet the needs of their students, allowing them to visualize financial data in one integrated application, analyze trends and optimize resource alllocation. Find out more here.

Avhana

Avhana

Avhana helps doctors and nurses parse and navigate the ever-evolving medical landscape with adaptive checklists at the point of care. This adaptive checklist seamlessly integrates evidence-based medical guidelines into the physician’s workflow. Working as an intermediary, Avhana’s adaptive checklist will be key as the healthcare rapidly shifts from fee-for-service to outcome-based reimbursement since it helps doctors and hospitals provide standardized care to large groups of patients and improve overall outcomes while curbing costs. With Avhana, hospitals can provide both better quality and consistency of care and increase their quality incentive payments. Find out more here.

Everseat

Everseat

Everseat is focused on helping consumers find last minute access to appointments, reservations and experiences. Unfilled appointments mean lost revenue for service providers, and lost opportunities for consumers. For service providers (physicians, dentists, hair stylists, etc.), Everseat efficiently solves the problem of lost revenue from same-day and next-day cancellations. Find out more here.

Eyemaginations

Eyemaginations

Eyemaginations provides software that helps doctors easily communicate about complex medical topics with their patients, creating better experiences for patients and providers alike. Find out more here.

PathSensors

PathSensors

PathSensors: Identifying Pathogens at the Speed of Light. Through its BioFlash-E® Biological Identifier, an integrated biological aerosol collector and identification system that is available for rapid, sensitive detection and identification of biological threat agents, non-expert users can detect pathogens and toxins in seconds. Find out more here.

Pegged Software

Pegged Software

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. Find out more here.

Pixelligent Technologies

Pixelligent Technologies

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. Find out more here.

TEDCO

TEDCO

TEDCO is a public-private partnership that administers a wide variety of programs to bolster the state’s entrepreneurial ecosystem, from grants that fund commercializable research in labs and universities, to seed-stage investments in startups, to mentoring and loaned executive programs. TEDCO has invested in over 300 companies since its establishment in 1998. Find out more here.

Vigilant Medical

Vigilant Medical

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

Vorbeck Materials

Vorbeck Materials

Founded in 2006, Vorbeck is the worldwide leader in graphene enabled products and solutions. Today we are bringing breakthrough graphene enabled products to market today in partnership with some of the most well recognized companies in the world. Our patented technology is based on single-atom thick graphene sheets. It provides unique properties including electrical conductivity, thermal conductivity and stability, mechanical performance (strength and inherent flexibility), and permeation barriers. Products at Vorbeck are based on two core technologies: Vor-x® as a multi-functional additive, and Vor-ink™ as a preferred solution for new and existing applications in the printed electronics industry through its ease of processing, durability, and exceptional conductivity. As the first company with EPA approval to sell commercial graphene-based products, Vorbeck has the unique capability to integrate this groundbreaking material into market-ready products. Vorbeck also has the largest production capability of high-quality graphene in the world and has planned expansion for 2014. Find out more here.

ZeroFOX

ZeroFOX

ZeroFOX, the Social Risk Management Company™, enables organizations to identify, manage, and mitigate the information security risks associated with employee and corporate social media usage. From targeted social-based cyber attacks to fraud, phishing, social engineering, and executive impersonations, ZeroFOX provides real-time risk management, threat intelligence and security analytics. Find out more here.

Cincinnati

Brighton Technologies Group

Brighton Technologies Group

Brighton Technologies Group has helped companies large and small find the data they need, applying cutting edge data and helping you reduce costs, failure rates, and rework. Find out more here.

Kapture

Kapture

Kapture gives you the audio-recording wristband that allows you to save and share what was just said. Talk. Tap. Share. Find out more here.

People’s Liberty

People’s Liberty

People’s Liberty is a philanthropic lab that brings together civic-minded talent to address challenges and uncover opportunities to accelerate the positive transformation of Greater Cincinnati. People’s Liberty invests directly in individuals through funding and mentorship, creating a new, replicable model for grantmakers in other cities. People’s Liberty is supported by the Carol Ann and Ralph V. Haile/U.S. Bank Foundation and The Johnson Foundation. Find out more here.

Petbrosia

Petbrosia

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. Find out more here.

Rhinegeist Brewery

Rhinegeist Brewery

Rhinegeist is a brewery built within the skeleton of the old Moerlein bottling plant (built in 1895). Within these unique and historic walls, we brew 20bbl batches of beer that sings with flavor and delights us. The yin/yang of our brewing philosophy is hoppy/sessionable and we aim to brew beers where “the first sip calls for the third.” Find out more here.

Roadtrippers

Roadtrippers

Roadtrippers is revolutionizing the road travel industry by creating a beautiful platform that inspires travelers to hit the road and allows them to discover unique places, while providing a map-based interface to navigate to these destinations. Find out more here.

The Business Backer

The Business Backer

Credit is the lifeblood of the US economy, and at The Business Backer we have re-invented relationship-based lending for the 21st century. We have provided more than $150 million in financing to help thousands of small businesses across the U.S. grow, and we have saved our customers more than $15 million compared to our customers’ previous funding sources. The impact of this kind of capital for small businesses is enormous. It allows many business owners to expand to a second location and hire more employees. It enables others to get the equipment they need to expand their assembly lines and double their output. And sometimes it makes the difference between repairing their business and shutting down entirely. It is truly humbling to advance a mission as impactful as helping small businesses grow. Find out more here.

USERcycle

USERcycle

USERcycle provides SaaS and E-Commerce startups with a curated user analytics environment featuring best-in-breed visualizations from leading product managers. Founded on Lean Startup principles, USERcycle turns sophisticated data into actionable insights. Find out more here.

Cleveland

Bookwork

Bookwork

Bookwork provides universities with a modern career services platform that actually works. Bookwork focuses on engaging students from day one, providing data and insights to universities about their job placements and finding the right match for each student. Find out more here.

BoxCast

BoxCast

BoxCast is a fast-growing HD video streaming company. It has created a TV station in a box that enables anyone with a camera and internet link to broadcast live video to anyone, anywhere – laptop, tablet or smartphone. Find out more here.

DecisionDesk

DecisionDesk

DecisionDesk is a cloud-based application manager that enables clients to process high volumes of applications, including multi-media materials, by automating their submission and review workflow. Every applicant through DecisionDesk becomes part of a global network of talent, with the ability to apply to any DecisionDesk-driven opportunity with one click. Find out more here.

GenomOncology

GenomOncology

GenomOncology enables precision medicine by translating next generation sequencing data into actionable information for clinicians and researchers. As the bottleneck of cancer molecular diagnostics has moved from data acquisition to data interpretation, GenomOncology has developed a proprietary technology platform that captures critical findings for the cancer researcher or clinical oncologist and produces a robust, actionable report in less than a day. Find out more here.

Good Greens

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ImageIQ, Inc.

ImageIQ, Inc.

ImageIQ is an ICRO (Imaging Contract Research Organization) that houses experts in all facets of imaging for clinical trials. They work to optimize imaging analytics effectiveness for researchers, while simultaneously cutting costs, reducing processing time, and ensuring reproducibility of results. By doing so, ImageIQ offers to give more scientists the tools they need to proliferate revolutionary devices and treatments! Find out more here.

JumpStart

JumpStart

JumpStart is a nationally recognized non-profit accelerating the success of entrepreneurs, their high growth companies, and the ecosystems supporting them. Find out more here.

North Coast Angel Fund

North Coast Angel Fund

North Coast Angel Fund’s mission is to accelerate technology start-up success and improve the state of early-stage funding in Ohio. By bringing increased discipline, structure and effectiveness to the region’s angel investing community, North Coast Angel Fund expects to create a more accessible and flexible capital environment in which the region’s best and brightest entrepreneurs can prosper. Find out more here.

Columbus

Print Syndicate

Print Syndicate

Print Syndicate is a design, marketing and technology company that functions in e-commerce. Its business is focused on creating timely, well-designed content that is easily promoted and shared via social media. Find out more here.

SafeWhite

SafeWhite

SafeWhite developed after 4 years of research by leading protein chemists based upon how nature provides color and adheres in wet environments. SafeWhite combines the adhesion and fluorescent lighting power of marine life to create a patented combination that whitens teeth by coating them, not by bleaching and etching them as is more commonly seen with the leading teeth whiteners. What that means is no harmful peroxide touching your gums or your teeth. Instead, a veneer of white that shines white in a manner similar to how your teeth typically fluoresce sits in a microscopic layer on the surface of your teeth, undetectable to touch and tasteless. Find out more here.

Sprout It

Sprout It

Sprout It is an app that grows with you. Designed to help and inspire all gardeners to grow their own herbs and vegetables, Sprout It gets you the right information when you need it, provides ongoing inspiration, and helps you discover the the joy of healthier eating with fresh, home-grown veggies and herbs. Find out more here.

TechColumbus

TechColumbus

TechColumbus (TC) is an early stage investor, not a typical venture fund. They are often the first money in. TC helps make connections and drive value at the early stage so our portfolio companies can grow. TC works with and invests in emerging high-growth startups in the 15-county Central Ohio region. These businesses reflect our region’s strengths: advanced materials, energy, life sciences, software/IT, and related technologies. For TC, strengthening the region’s entrepreneurial ecosystem is a way of life. We provide comprehensive Acceleration Services based on industry best practices. Our proven methodology reduces risk by matching achievement milestones to capital to speed up startups’ growth. TechColumbus attracts and is a catalyst for public and private pre-seed to growth stage capital. TC connects entrepreneurs to the resources they need, including seasoned business mentors, expert service providers, business partners, and even potential customers from Ohio and beyond. TechColumbus’ SpringBox Labs accelerator, with 62,000 square feet of flexible and innovative office, lab, and manufacturing space, is home to up to 40 technology startups. Find out more here.

TicketFire

TicketFire

TicketFire is a Columbus-based startup that is becoming a player in the ticketing industry. TicketFire solves many of the pain points in the industry by allowing anyone with a smartphone to digitize a ticket and transfer it to anyone else with a smart phone. Find out more here.

Detroit

Are You a Human

Are You a Human

Are You a Human is a Detroit-based Internet technology startup that is building the next generation human authentication platform. The company has developed PlayThru, which contains short, simple, and fun games that prove users on the Internet are human. PlayThru is fun and intuitive for people but difficult for bots to complete. PlayThru is a replacement for the twisted, distorted text challenges known as CAPTCHA. Founded in 2011, the company seeks to allow brands and advertisers the opportunity to create their own branded games to run on Are You a Human’s native advertising platform. Find out more here.

Banza

Banza

Banza is the first pasta made from chickpeas. While regular pasta lacks nutritional value, Banza has 13g of protein and 7g of fiber. And it’s delicious. We believe that Banza is the next generation of pasta, similar to how Greek Yogurt was the next generation of yogurt. Find out more here.

Bedrock Management

Bedrock Management

Downtown Detroit is experiencing a regeneration unlike anything it has seen in decades. Vacant buildings are being reshaped and are filling up with new businesses, residents, eclectic shops and inspired local dining spots. The Bedrock team is at the intersection of this explosive, new high-tech corridor. Bedrock is a totally new kind of commercial real estate organization. The company’s sole focus is to revitalize Detroit and other promising urban centers to create jobs, excitement and opportunity. Find out more here.

Benzinga

Benzinga

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 while also covering the news of the day. Find out more here.

Bizdom

Bizdom

Bizdom is a startup accelerator that helps entrepreneurs launch, fund and grow innovative web and tech-based startups. Its startups receive seed funding, intense mentoring and access to expertise from its extensive network, a dynamic workspace, potential introductions to outside investors, and more. During the three-month accelerator, each startup has ongoing meetings with our business model advisors and industry specific mentors to strategize their model and build, test and measure their business. Each team is given workspace, wireless access, tech support, office supplies, and conference rooms, making it the perfect place to work on your business in a cool, collaborative space in the downtown urban cores of Detroit and Cleveland. Bizdom maintains a minority share of ownership in each business, using its share of the proceeds to fund future startups and their businesses, thereby creating jobs and growth for the cities of Detroit and Cleveland. Find out more here.

BoostUp

BoostUp

BoostUp is a savings platform that helps consumers reach their down payment goals for big life purchases. Users can save their own money toward their goals, and be rewarded with dollar-for-dollar boosts from friends, family, and helpful brands. It’s free to use, and helps you reach your dreams faster! Find out more here.

Detroit Venture Partners

Detroit Venture Partners

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. Find out more here.

dPOP

dPOP

dPOP is passionate about creating experiences that inspire both creativity and productivity within the workplace. From expressive design, to space planning, to infusing offices with culture and panache, dPOP is the start-to-finish workspace design solution. Find out more here.

Fontinalis Partners

Fontinalis Partners

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. Find out more here.

Grand Circus

Grand Circus

Grand Circus is a training institute in the heart of downtown Detroit on a mission to elevate the tech community. We dismiss that true tech skill comes with a certificate. We focus instead on outcomes that matter. With project-based instruction, our training delivers real world expertise. We call it training with a purpose. We are located in the heart of Detroit, and the community is as central to our success as our location. Our space is available for co-working and events, because where there are relationships there are possibilities for learning. Find out more here.

Invest Detroit

Invest Detroit

Invest Detroit is a certified Community Development Financial Institution and a leading source of private sector financing which utilizes a variety of funding tools through managed for-profit and non-profit targeted funds to support economic and community development in underserved communities primarily in the City of Detroit. Find out more here.

iRule

iRule

iRule converts your mobile device into the best universal remote control in the world. Find out more here.

LevelEleven

LevelEleven

LevelEleven builds easy-to-use software applications to help sales managers keep their salespeople focused on the right things. Our lead product, Contest Builder, is a Salesforce.com app that creates competitions to motivate teams to make more calls, book more meetings, clean up data, or create and close more deals. Find out more here.

Mason

Mason

Mason is a recent hardware startup spun out of Nexlink Communications, a leading wireless device distributor and remanufacturer based in Michigan with offices in Minnesota, Texas, and Shenzhen, China. We build custom mobile solutions for enterprise and consumer application and have a diverse portfolio of hardware products supporting Android and Windows Phone, coupled with domestic after-market support and wireless data plans. Our mission is to build an American design house for next-generation smartphones, tablets, and wearable devices, tailored for our customers. We believe in Detroit as a hub for manufacturing and distributing technology that makes the world smarter, one device at a time.

NextEnergy

NextEnergy

NextEnergy is one of the nation’s leading green energy and transportation technology accelerators. We support a wide range of university spin-outs, start-ups, and large companies, through business consulting, market research, access to funding, and other value-added services. Our campus, located in Midtown Detroit’s Innovation District, also serves as a living laboratory for green energy and transportation technology development and demonstrations. Find out more here.

Quicken Loans

Quicken Loans

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. Find out more here.

Rock Ventures

Rock Ventures

Rock Ventures is the umbrella entity for Quicken Loans and the Family of Companies, which includes over 100 businesses ranging from sports and entertainment to innovative Internet startups. The company seeks business and social opportunities within Detroit and the Family of Companies, ultimately benefiting the health of both entities. Find out more here.

SocialProof

SocialProof

SocialProof helps businesses harness the power of a friend’s recommendation. We collect authentic customer stories and turn them into powerful marketing materials. Our end-to-end word-of-mouth marketing platform is used by sales organizations, marketing departments, and creative agencies to drive sales, increase engagement, and build customer trust. Find out more here.

U3 Advisors

U3 Advisors

U3 Advisors is a nationally recognized boutique consulting practice that provides real estate and economic development solutions to the institutions that anchor our communities. Find out more here.

Las Vegas

SHIFT

SHIFT

SHIFT is changing the way people move in a city by combining shared vehicles, drivers, bikes, and buses all under a single membership. Imagine Uber, combined with Zipcar, combined with Citi Bike, and all electric. As a membership-based service, they’re redefining what it means to be connected with the core of a city. SHIFT relies on layers of mobile apps, integrated APIs, internal teams, vehicles, and kick-ass customer service. Find out more here.

The Downtown Project

The Downtown Project

The Downtown Project, founded by Zappos.com CEO and Delivering Happiness author 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. Find out more here.

Turntable Health

Turntable Health

Turntable Health is a membership-based primary care and wellness ecosystem in Las Vegas. We’ve rejected all the nonsense that gets in the way of good care, and kept everything that great care was always meant to be. So instead of bureaucracy, you get approachability. Doctors who take their time with you, and are available 24/7 by phone. The option to video chat if you don’t feel like coming in. No waiting, and no clock watching during appointments. Instead of just sickness, we also focus on wellness. You get a health coach that works with our doctors and nurses to help you reach your goals. You can take a yoga class in our studio room. Learn a recipe in our demonstration kitchen. And get a friendly follow-up from us after you walk out the door. Membership costs about the same as your neighborhood gym (and we won’t make you towel off any of the equipment after you use it). And if you sign up for one of the Nevada Health CO-OP Neighborhood Plans or your employer partners with us, your membership is covered. Find out more here.

Zeel

Zeel

Zeel is a revolutionary way to book same-day, in-home massages with licensed and vetted therapists. Find out more here.

Miami

Cirle

Cirle

Cirle is a growing medical technology incubator based in Miami, Florida. We are focused on creating transformative medical technologies that will truly move the needle in healthcare delivery. Cirle has a relationship with the University of Miami’s Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, which is the #1 ranked eye surgery hospital in the United States according to the US News and World Report. In addition, the Company has a partnership with a globally recognized, premier pharmaceutical and medical device company. Find out more here.

Kairos

Kairos

Kairos’ mission is to empower the world through facial recognition technology. Aware of the increasing demands for identification and verification in today’s world, Kairos works to revolutionize current systems of identity management to create a world without fraud. Find out more here.

Rokk3r Labs

Rokk3r Labs

Rokk3r Labs invests in great ideas and teams to build products that transform how people and businesses interact. By rolling up its sleeves and working directly with entrepreneurs, Rokk3r Labs helps these individuals design, build, fund, grow, launch, manage, and support their companies. Find out more here.

Vero Water

Vero Water

Vero Water, a luxury bottled water brand, is disrupting the traditional bottled water industry by providing restaurants, hotels, and offices with the capability to bottle on-premises and serve Vero Water (still and sparkling). Vero Water is better tasting, eco-friendly, and more profitable for the establishment. Find out more here.

Yield Crowd

Yield Crowd

Yield Crowd is a peer-to-peer lending platform for Asset based products. Yield Crowd targets unconventional asset classes, such as real estate notes, structured settlements, and others with quality underlying credit characteristics and attractive risk adjusted returns. The Yield Crowd marketplace connects investors looking for yield with owners of asset based products looking for liquidity. Investors can leverage our team’s decades of experience and participate in investments that were formerly reserved for large private equity firms and hedge funds. Find out more here.

Zeel

Zeel

Zeel is a revolutionary way to book same-day, in-home massages with licensed and vetted therapists. Find out more here.

New Orleans

4.0 Schools

4.0 Schools

4.0 is a community of passionate people building the future of school, one piece at a time. Based in New Orleans and New York, we invest in people who know that school needs to change and are ready to start building real solutions to real problems. Find out more here.

Be Well Nutrition

Be Well Nutrition

Be Well Nutrition was founded for one simple reason – to create healthy products that taste good. After growing weary of beverage options that were touted as healthy, but packed full of sugar, calories, and artificial ingredients, Be Well decided to create their own brand of healthy. Be Well Nutrition has partnered with an elite team of Nutritionists to develop its first product, ICONIC – an all-natural healthy lifestyle beverage. Find out more here.

ChapterSpot

ChapterSpot

ChapterSpot is an online tool that makes it easy to manage all the clubs, teams, and organizations in your life. It provides a full suite of tools to organize and streamline group management, including blast text messaging, online payment collection, document sharing, progress tracking, and email list customization. Find out more here.

Dinner Lab

Dinner Lab

Dinner Lab is a social dining experiment that unites undiscovered chefs with adventurous diners. Our events bring together groups of interesting strangers around a common table to share cuisine crafted by up-and-coming chefs from all over the world. We give our chefs a platform to tell a story through their menus – recipes that speak to their background or heritage, ingredients they are passionate about, or completely new dishes they’ve been experimenting with. We flip the traditional “dinner out” on its head by putting chefs at the center stage and giving our diners a voice in the process. When you attend an event, your feedback and suggestions are shared with the chef so he or she can improve their menu. With your input, aspiring chefs are given the tools they need to effectively prototype new dishes and tweak recipes to help them create the next great restaurant concept. Find out more here.

EMH Strategy

EMH Strategy

EMH is a boutique strategy consulting firm in New Orleans that assists Gulf-based businesses to navigate through periods of profound operational change. We aim to provide clients with the guidance and foresight to help guide them through managerial situations such as adapting to rapid growth, entering new markets, and undergoing mergers. Our advantage? The experience and expertise of a large-scale firm with the agility, customer sensitivity, and collaborative flexibility of a boutique. Find out more here.

Federated Sample

Federated Sample

Federated Sample is a market research technology company that is disrupting the traditional methods of online sampling through automation, transparency, and creativity. Federated Sample created Fulcrum, the world’s first automated sample marketplace that connects the buyers and sellers of online sample through advanced algorithms and a sophisticated online platform. Find out more here.

Green Coast Enterprises

Green Coast Enterprises

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. Find out more here.

I Heart Louisiana

I Heart Louisiana

I Heart Louisiana was founded in 2012 to protect the economy, ecology, culture, and community of Louisiana. We provide Carnival Krewes with Mardi Gras throws, costumes, props, floats, and live entertainment as well as management and production services. I Heart Louisiana is a one-stop-shop for you to connect with thousands of local artists, organizations, factories, farms, and businesses to create the ultimate events for your Krewe. By providing expert creative insight on parade production, we aim to heighten creativity, community and audience experience.

We strive to strengthen the community and culture by creating jobs and preserving our cultural heritage. Each of our products and partners is carefully chosen to provide our clients with exceptional quality and entertainment value. By providing locally-produced throws, we are decreasing demand on imported petroleum-based Mardi Gras beads that currently clog our storm drains, harm wildlife, pollute our land and water, and threaten the health of our children. In order to increase our impact, I Heart Louisiana provides a similar suite of services to local film, festival, and event productions throughout the year.

Throw me something local, Mister!

Find out more here.

iSeatz

iSeatz

iSeatz is the global provider of customized online travel and entertainment solutions, offering immediate access to more than 200,000 leading service and product providers. iSeatz creates ancillary revenue, powers differentiated loyalty programs, and enhances brand devotion for its clients by seamlessly integrating its flexible transaction and booking engine into relevant customer touch-points. Founded in 1999, iSeatz have continuously moved the industry forward through innovation and exceptional client service – making it the choice of industry leaders. Find out more here.

Kickboard

Kickboard

Kickboard offers instructional management solutions that create a high-performing school climate by capturing, analyzing and acting upon 360-degree student data. The combination of Kickboard’s intuitive software platform and tailored coaching services equips educators to ask the right questions first and create a thriving classroom environment. Find out more here.

Niko Niko

Niko Niko

Niko Niko is an enterprise mood tracking and analytics platform. We give managers a real-time pulse on how their employees feel, helping them maximize productivity and retention. Find out more here.

Oseberg Analytics

Oseberg Analytics

Oseberg Analytics empowers creative explorationists by aggregating attribute-rich data sets from the public domain, and building elegant tools for uncovering opportunity within these data sets to re-define “customer service” in the oil and gas industry. Find out more here.

Propeller

Propeller

A social innovation incubator and accelerator, Propeller tackles the tough challenges in New Orleans by launching socially-minded ventures. Find out more here.

ReNEW Schools

ReNEW Schools

ReNEW Schools is a non-profit charter school network that provides a rigorous, college preparatory education to historically underserved PK-12 students. ReNEW employs a turnaround model in which it identifies the lowest performing public schools in New Orleans and through a vetting process with community members, staff, students, families, and the local and state School Boards, ReNEW assumes control of the existing school. ReNEW currently operates 5 schools in New Orleans. Find out more here.

Resource Environmental Solutions

Resource Environmental Solutions

RES is a leading wetland, stream, and species mitigation company with a national footprint of over 25,000 restored acres of wetlands and 20 miles of reestablished streams. The company sells its restoration credits to companies, governments, and private individuals in need of qualified restoration to satisfy construction permitting requirements. Find out more here.

Revelry

Revelry

From minimum viable product to staff augmentation. E-commerce stores to cloud systems. Revelry brings startup urgency with a wealth of talent and experience to meet your goals. No matter what size. Find out more here.

StaffInsight

StaffInsight

StaffInsight helps hospitals measure, analyze, and improve their workforce productivity while staying attuned to the needs of their staff. StaffInsight’s mission is to help small hospitals make the most of their resources so they can provide the best quality care to their patients. Find out more here.

Sucré

Sucré

We are creators, artisan producers and multi-channel retailers of the finest confectionery experience in America. We take our business very seriously, and we make having fun the priority. From the authenticity of the ingredients to curating every detail of the Sucré experience we thrive in a fast paced environment where putting smiles on faces and creating happy moments happens every minute of the day by nature of what we do. From our studio to our stores, everyone on our team brings his or her talent, skill and passion to our company, ultimately creating that unforgettable Sucré experience! Find out more here.

The EndowIt Foundation

The EndowIt Foundation

EndowIt seeks to build a foundation with thousands of trustees that match the city in terms of ethnicity, gender, and affluence. It’s a collaborative giving model at huge scale, built with the intent to bind the citizens of New Orleans, and then cities across the world, together as they collaborate to disburse hundreds of thousands of dollars a year for the collective good.

The Idea Village

The Idea Village

The Idea Village believes that entrepreneurs should be at the forefront of business and civic leadership, and thus works to identify, support, and retain entrepreneurial talent in New Orleans. We support local entrepreneurs through a variety of programs from seminars and workshops to our flagship IDEAx accelerator program. To date, our alumni founders have raised over $80 million and generate over $105 million in annual economic impact in the region. More importantly, we’ve inspired a host of other organizations to use entrepreneurship as a catalyst for growth in their particular industries. Find out more here.

TurboSquid

TurboSquid

TurboSquid is the largest library of 3D products for sale in the world, a clearinghouse for digital artists to make money selling their content, a place to find premium plug-ins for 3D software applications, a forum for 3D professionals to exchange ideas, and a production tool to help digital artists more rapidly find, preview, and acquire essential content. Find out more here.

zlien

zlien

zlien helps ensure contractors and suppliers get paid on time by automating processes to improve accounts receivable performance, and managing and reducing debt. Find out more here.

Philadelphia

Azavea

Azavea

Azavea specializes in the creation of geographic web and mobile software, as well as geospatial analysis services to enhance decision-making. Find out more here.

Biomeme

Biomeme

Biomeme turns your smartphone into a convenient, low-cost lab for quick DNA diagnostics and on-site disease tracking. Find out more here.

CityHUNT

CityHUNT

CityHUNT is changing the corporate work world through scavenger hunts and teambuilding events. Our aim is to get employees out of their typical work environment and into situations in which teams can focus and have fun. The result: a work environment in which team members collaborate, innovate together, and genuinely enjoy each other’s presence. Find out more here.

Clutch

Clutch

Clutch utilizes their end-to-end platform to enable consumer-focused brands to identify, target, message, and engage their best customers. By focusing on each customer’s unique definition of success, the Customer Success (CS) platform can deliver relevant data, campaign targeted groups and aggregated metrics. Find out more here.

Curalate

Curalate

Curalate is the world’s leading marketing and analytics suite for the visual web. We help brands tell their story through imagery in order to drive consumer engagement, build brand awareness, and form stronger, more meaningful relationships with consumers. Our team consists of startup veterans, social media savants, pixel pushers, and big-data bosses. Oh, and we’re building a platform that’s already in use by more than 400 of the world’s leading brands. Find out more here.

First Round Capital

First Round Capital

First Round is turning the VC industry on its head by transforming its portfolio of incredible technology companies into a community of entrepreneurs. Focusing exclusively on seed-stage funding, First Round provides a growing number of services and products to help founders build better companies from the very beginning. Find out more here.

Guru

Guru

Guru’s mission is to be the single source of truth for knowledge across your organization. Initially, Guru is part of your Gmail experience. It helps you create, find and share facts, which are brief pieces of content verified by the experts on your team. By sharing facts with your team, a trusted set of facts for your organization will emerge. Now as you read or write emails, Guru will predict relevant facts for you to use without having to search or ask teammates. Guru learns from your communications as well, discovering repetitive emails and helping you create facts. Spend less time searching or asking teammates things they have already answered. Communicate with each other and with your customers much faster and more accurately. Find out more here.

LeadiD

LeadiD

LeadiD is the customer acquisition intelligence platform that provides marketers with the trust and transparency to make smarter decisions and take real time action based on verified data. It is the only independent, neutral, open technology platform that allows marketers to know the certified origin, history and network intelligence of every 1st or 3rd party lead – creating a standard data currency for the lead generation ecosystem to communicate and optimize. LeadiD’s comprehensive AppMarketplace offers plug-and-play solutions for TCPA compliance, fraud detection, data validation, scoring, and more. Find out more here.

Leadnomics

Leadnomics

Leadnomics is an online marketing company that generates millions of premium leads every year for financial institutions and insurance companies in the US and UK. It specializes in cultivating interest to create immediate connections between consumers and service providers, delivering targeted, high quality customers at predictable costs – all in real time. Find out more here.

Providence

Delta Dental

Delta Dental

Delta Dental of Rhode Island is the state’s leading dental insurer, administering dental benefits for nearly 587,000 members. Headquartered in Providence, we remain a symbol of strength and stability in the local dental insurance arena. The Strategic Ventures arm seeks to capitalize on innovation in the oral health and health tech space in order to keep Delta Dental the leader in the industry. Find out more here.

Figmints

Figmints

Figmints is a boutique full-service creative agency with design professionals, technical engineers, and account supervisors that share a passion for bringing all of its projects from concept to completion including design, development, research, production, and ongoing client-side management through the entirety of the project. Find out more here.

Focal Upright

Focal Upright

Focal Upright is revolutionizing the work day. Increasingly, deskbound workers are realizing the problems associated with prolonged sitting and are looking for an active alternatives to the traditional chair. That is where Focal Upright comes in. Designed by Martin Keen, founder of Keen Footwear, Focal’s standing desks and leaning seats are radically different from traditional office furniture. They put users in an active leaning posture, which allows for healthy movement throughout the workday. Forward-thinking companies have already adopted Focal’s new way of working, but the Upright Revolution is just beginning! Find out more here.

Maker Media

Maker Media

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. Find out more here.

MojoTech

MojoTech

MojoTech is a full-service software design and development agency headquartered in Providence, RI. MojoTech creates web and mobile applications and augments existing corporate development teams. A global company with a client base that ranges from early-stage start-ups to Fortune 100 companies, MojoTech’s award-winning team is composed of engineers, designers, and strategists led by CEO Nick Kishfy. Their innovative projects have been recognized by The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, TechCrunch, and more. They were recently named one of the fastest growing software companies in America by Inc Magazine, and were listed as one of 2014’s Best Places to Work, by Providence Business News. Find out more here.

SocialProvidence

SocialProvidence

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. Find out more here.

Splitwise

Splitwise

Splitwise is the best way to keep track of shared expenses and IOUs. Roommates, friends and couples around the world use our apps to input split bills, send repayments, and forget about money stress. We’ve been featured by TIME, Apple, and The New York Times. Find out more here.

Swipely

Swipely

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. Find out more here.

Teespring

Teespring

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. Find out more here.

VCharge

VCharge

VCharge is preparing the electrical grid for a world with 80% renewable energy. If nothing changes, it will eventually be infeasible to continue adding solar and wind energy to the grid due to inherent issues of intermittency and unpredictability of renewables. VCharge is changing that by controlling electrical loads to respond in real time to grid conditions. Whenever there is too much power, we use it to heat peoples’ homes and charge their cars. When there’s too little, we use the storage already embedded in these loads and appliances to shed load and create space on the grid. VCharge already operates the virtual equivalent of a 3 MW battery, and is looking to grow that by a factor of 10 in the next year. Find out more here.

Ximedica

Ximedica

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. Find out more here.

San Antonio

80/20 Foundation

80/20 Foundation

The 80/20 Foundation was established by Graham Weston, Co-founder and Chairman of Rackspace Hosting, to build an entrepreneurial ecosystem where the next large-scale technology company can happen in San Antonio. Based on the Pareto Principle, the foundation invests in the 20% of the nonprofits driving 80% of the social impact turning San Antonio into the next hub for entrepreneurship, promoting technology education for the high-skill jobs of our knowledge economy, and providing more urban options. Find out more here.

Geekdom

Geekdom

Geekdom is a new kind of collaborative coworking space where Entrepreneurs, Technologists, Developers, Makers, and Creatives help each other build businesses and other cool things together. Find out more here.

James Brehm & Associates

James Brehm & Associates

James Brehm & Associates is a consulting and market intelligence firm providing actionable insight and direction through project based and retained strategic advisory services to technology companies worldwide. Find out more here.

VentureLab

VentureLab

VentureLab teaches STEM and entrepreneurship camps and classes for K-12 students – from Gamer Camp to Startup 101, all of our learning experiences are designed to encourage and build innovative thinking and provide challenges in a supportive environment. In particular, we have a focus on increasing opportunities for women and minorities in STEM fields. VentureLab is a non-profit in a startup’s clothing where you can make important progress in the increasingly crucial field of STEM education (and play with the 3D-printer at work every day!). Find out more here.

St. Louis

Boeing Ventures

Boeing Ventures

Boeing Ventures builds teams of Boeing entrepreneurs who create new businesses that protect and connect people everywhere. Internally developed technologies are tested as prospective ventures in intensive validation sprints, and the greatest successes are spun off into their own businesses. Current teams are focused on solving problems in carbon capture, hydrokinetic power generation, renewables integration; microgrids, and timing and location services. Find out more here.

Gremln

Gremln

Gremln social media management tools help financial organizations and banks drive brand awareness and customer relationships while adhering to regulatory compliance standards. Our applications help customers avoid violations by filtering content, providing organizational workflow, and archiving for regulatory audits. Gremln provides service to over 150,000 users and financial service organizations and is endorsed by several financial services organizations such as the Missouri Bankers Association(MBA) and the New York Bankers Association (NYBA) as the recommended social media management and compliance toolkit for all member financial institutions. Find out more here.

Hatchbuck

Hatchbuck

Hatchbuck is sales & marketing software that helps nurture prospects, reach new customers and retain existing ones by automating your sales and marketing activities. It’s easy to use, built for small and midsized business, and the best part: Hatchbuck’s friendly support team bent on helping companies succeed and grow their dreams. Find out more here.

TopOPPS

TopOPPS

TopOPPS builds on the data in your existing Salesforce.com system, meaning you start getting insights you can use almost immediately. Plus, we don’t stop. TopOPPS gets better with every opportunity because it automatically learns how your reps, prospects, customers and leads evolve. It’s like you’ve got a genius on your sales staff that tells you everything you need to know to have confidence in your numbers and your ability to meet and exceed them. Find out more here.