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We are thrilled to announce the nine companies that will be joining Techstars for our 2018 Impact program in Austin, TX.

Nine months ago we set out to find nine world-class teams who like us, believe that our deepest problem sets represent our biggest opportunities, and that entrepreneurs should sit at the center of our strategy to build a better future.

On June 4th, 2018, nine teams arrived in Austin from around the world as part of our inaugural class, and we are looking forward to three months digging deep with these teams to bring business and impact into lock step, capped off by Demo Day on Aug. 23rd, 2018.

These nine teams represent a diverse mix of founders and industries, with operations across the United States, as well as Mexico, Nigeria and South Asia. Techstars is the Worldwide Network that helps entrepreneurs succeed, and strong partners and mentors help make this happen.

Without further ado, here are the Impact 2018 companies:

Better Living Technologies

monitoring solution for patients and caregivers to better manage chronic disease at home, enabling better disease management and relieving caregiver stress.

Bridgecare Finance

Consumer lending platform offering financing to make childcare more affordable and provide working mothers with better options to maintain their career paths.

MDaaS Global

Low-cost diagnostic and primary care centers that provide high-quality, affordable care to Africa’s next billion.


On-demand delivery platform for construction materials, reducing operational inefficiencies for contractors while increasing wage opportunities for day laborers.


Communication and engagement platform for companies to manage, train and engage their factory workforce across supply chains

Base Operations

B2B security and risk management platform that visualizes crime in heat maps for teams in emerging markets

Haven Connect

Property management software to streamline the affordable housing application process

Pipeline Equity

HR tech platform that increases financial performance of companies by eliminating gender bias.


Low-cost environmental monitoring for companies and communities who need to know what is in the environment around them.

Zoe Schlag Zoe Schlag
Zoe is the Managing Director of the Techstars Impact Accelerator in Austin. She is the Founder & Executive Director of UnLtd USA, providing seed funding and venture support to entrepreneurs tackling pressing social and environmental challenges. She is an Aspen Ideas Scholar, formerly a Mentor-in-Residence at Techstars and has worked with social ventures across the United States, India and Africa.

  • Nate Olson

    Incredible company choices! Proud of all the work you did Zoe!