Flashpoint Brings More Atlanta Startups to NY for a Demo Day
Making a return to New York, the Flashpoint accelerator program at the Georgia Institute of Technology will show off 14 startups this afternoon at a demo day hosted at the offices of Union Square Ventures. Back in January, Flashpoint made its first appearance in Manhattan with a demo day that introduced these Atlanta-based startups not only to potential investors but also to possible collaborators in the New York innovation scene.
Companies that complete the four-month accelerator program each receive $15,000 to $25,000 in funding from the Flashpoint Investment Fund. In return, investors take a 6 percent stake in each startup. On Sept. 20, the startups will demo again at the San Francisco offices of Peter Thiel’s Mithril Capital Management.
Here is a rundown of the demoing startups:
BeSmart Ventures: Helps secure and increase completion rates of mobile commerce transactions.
Buzztastic: An online service for managing and measuring the results of joint marketing efforts between two or more companies.
CourseShark: A platform students use to register for classes, organize their schedules, and share the info with friends who may want to take the same courses.
Deliverable: Matches companies with freelance talent
Dwellio: An app for renters, apartment managers, and owners that lets users discover their common connections among residents and contact building staff.
Fifth Room: A platform that lets users track boxes when hiring interstate movers.
Pickoff Sports: A mobile- and Web-based social game where users try to predict who will win sporting events. Developed by the team behind Rivals.com, which was acquired by Yahoo.
ScheduleLogicMD: A platform that healthcare organizations can use to improve scheduling for the benefit of patients and increase financial performance.
Springbot: An e-commerce marketing platform and analytics engine for small and midsize merchants.
Soccermetrics: Develops software for data analytics and data measurement used by professional soccer teams around the world.
Techturized: A Web portal and e-commerce site where women can discuss, shop, and receive personalized advice on their hair.
The OR Standard: A mobile app for improving workflow in operating rooms.
Vehcon: Created a cloud-based platform that aggregates and analyzes big data gleaned from drivers’ smartphones. Aims to help improve roadside vehicle assistance, stolen vehicle tracking, and other services.
We&Co: A website that lets service professionals create résumés and apply for many jobs simultaneously with one mouse-click.