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Techstars is excited to announce the nine companies that will be joining the Alexa Accelerator, Powered by Techstars in Seattle. This is the program’s inaugural class and we are thrilled for the opportunity to partner with a local startup success story such as Amazon.

Each of our companies has a focus in voice integration ranging from a number of applications, including hardware, gaming, user testing, customer service, and more.

We’ll be kicking things off this week and are looking forward to three months of hard work and dedication. The program culminates on October 17 with Demo Night, where our teams will pitch their products and seek investment from top venture capitalists and angel investors.

Don’t miss the chance to watch this exciting display of innovation and reserve your ticket now!

We are ecstatic to welcome this inaugural class to the Techstars community and look forward to ushering in the era of voice to Seattle.

Here are the Alexa Accelerator, Powered by Techstars 2017 companies:

Aspinity: Ultra-low power embedded systems for IoT devices.

Botnik Studios: Digital tools for self-expression.

MSZ, Inc: User-centered interaction testing for voice apps, with actionable insights and analytics from target audiences.

Novel Effect: Powering voice interactive entertainment.

Play Impossible: An active gaming system that brings digital action outdoors.  

Semantica: Humans and AI working side by side.

Sensible Object: Merging physical and digital and harnessing the power of devices already in the connected home to power face-to-face social interaction and entertainment.

Tinitell: Your kid’s first mobile phone.

Twine: Bridging the gap between conference room functions and team collaboration tools.


Aviel Ginzburg Aviel Ginzburg
Aviel Ginzburg is a Seattle based entrepreneur and investor. He’s the Managing Director of The Alexa Accelerator, powered by Techstars, Co-Founder & President of Simply Measured, Board Partner at Founder’s Co-op, and an angel investor. When he’s not working on startups, you’ll either find him tending to his garden while listening to embarrassing music or bouncing his four month old on a yoga ball.