Techstars Atlanta Announces 2018 Class

Applications were received from 42 countries; the 10 participants selected represent six U.S. states and Israel.

Techstars Atlanta, presented in partnership with Cox Enterprises, today announced Techstars Class 133 – the 10 companies that earned coveted spots in its startup accelerator program for 2018. Applications were received from 42 countries around the globe, and the chosen participants hail from six U.S. states and Israel. This is the third class of the Techstars program in Atlanta, which boasts a worldwide network of successful entrepreneurs and investors.

“In 2016, Techstars Atlanta entered the ecosystem as a startup itself and we focused heavily on leveraging the global Techstars network to make a name for ourselves,” said Techstars Atlanta’s Managing Director Michael Cohn. “We traveled extensively, building relationships in cities from Cincinnati to Chattanooga, and from Tel Aviv to Miami. Throughout the Southeast, we left no stone unturned in our hunt for the best and brightest entrepreneurs to participate in this program. The broad network of supporters we have established enabled us to recruit 10 excellent startups for Techstars Atlanta this year, and we’re extremely excited to begin working with each of them.”

Techstars Atlanta continues to be housed at Ponce City Market. Over 90 days of rapid acceleration, the entrepreneurs will build their business network, receive individualized support and learn the building blocks of a successful business – all while being embedded in Atlanta. The program kicks off with mentor madness, where more than 1,000 hours of mentorship is provided by the region’s leading subject matter experts.

“Cox is proud to support our city’s startup ecosystem and bright, bold innovators through Techstars Atlanta,” said Cox Enterprises President and CEO Alex Taylor. “We’re excited to see the great energy and ideas each of these entrepreneurs will bring to life over the next 90 days and we look forward to helping them build successful businesses.” 

The program culminates in a Demo Day Oct. 15, where participants have a chance to pitch their unique business plan to hundreds of investors and community supporters. For a peek at Demo Day in action, check out this video of last year’s event.

“Techstars is the gold standard for accelerators around the world, and we couldn’t be more excited to be a part of such a global network,” said PowerSpike Founder Angelo Damiano. “We anticipate the next three months to be a period of tremendous change and growth for PowerSpike, but our team is prepared for the challenges ahead, and thrilled to embark on this journey. We want to take our company from a successful college dorm room startup, and build it into a world class business, and we couldn’t be happier than to partner with Techstars Atlanta and Cox to make that happen.”

Techstars Atlanta’s 2018 Class:

BigTeam (Atlanta, GA) | A platform that allows modern marketing, product, customer experience, and innovation teams to generate actionable feedback from employees, clients, and stakeholders.

CaribShopper (Miami, FL) | A platform that enables underbanked customers in developing nations with the ability to participate in e-commerce by providing them with accessible cash-to-credit facilities and simplified freight-forwarding.

Case Status (Charleston, SC) | An application that assists attorneys in keeping clients up-to-date on case status, allowing them to focus on more high-value work.

Cemento (Tel Aviv, Israel) | A commercial real estate construction collaboration application for general contractors and subcontractors that provides visibility to all stakeholders to ensure that projects are delivered on time and on budget.

CommissionTrac (Atlanta, GA) | A cloud-based software for commercial real estate firms that streamlines tedious back office accounting and commission management.

Fixel (Tel Aviv, Israel) | A fully-autonomous platform that helps marketers create and manage more efficient customer segments by ranking them based on their level of engagement.

Motivo (Chattanooga, TN) | An online platform that connects aspiring mental health professionals seeking licensure with clinical supervisors through live, HIPAA-compliant video.

PadSplit (Atlanta, GA) | A solution for landlords that enables them to provide affordable shared living experiences to the workforce.

PowerSpike (Albany, NY) | A platform that connects streamers with brands in a fully-managed eSports influencer marketing platform.

SAWA (Cincinnati, OH) | A virtual graphic designer that allows teams to create consistent, branded designs for commonly needed communications.








Global Applications for the Techstars Worldwide Network are Now Open!

There’s an often-repeated stat that 90 percent of startups fail. Not sure the source is, but no doubt that it scares entrepreneurs. At Techstars, we see the reverse in our accelerator portfolio – 90 percent of our startups are active or have successfully exited. Which statistic reflects your business? If you’re ready to succeed, take the next step and apply now to the Techstars worldwide network with more than 10,000 mentors, partners, investors and founders.

At Techstars, we are on a mission to help entrepreneurs succeed. Our mentorship-driven accelerator programs invest in founders to help them do more faster. Over the past 10 years we have helped over 1,274 companies grow and raise over $4.4 billion in funding, with a market cap of $11.4 billion. Now, we are excited to start the search for the next wave of companies to join our worldwide network!

We are reaching new regions and verticals around the world with our newest mentorship-driven accelerator programs. Applications are opening for five new programs:

Take the next step in your journey and apply to join the Techstars worldwide network with more than 10,000 mentors, partners, investors and founders.

This is more than a three month program, the Techstars worldwide network is for life. Listen to stories about our founders from Techstars alumni companies like SendGrid, ClassPass, and DigitalOcean.

Application deadline is April 8, 2018 for most programs. We will be announcing details for information sessions and online events where you can connect with Techstars founders and team, as well as mentors who have the experience and proven track record to help you succeed. Be on the lookout for more details soon!

When you apply, you can choose from any of the following locations and verticals:

For tips and resources on the application process, check out our Application Toolkit.








Introducing the 2017 Class of Techstars Atlanta, in Partnership with Cox Enterprises

We are excited to announce the ten companies that will be joining Techstars Atlanta, in partnership with Cox Enterprises. We kicked things off last week on July 10 and are looking forward to three months of awesomeness, capped off by Demo Day on October 10. This is the second class of our program in Atlanta, Georgia.

Techstars is the Worldwide Network that helps entrepreneurs succeed, and strong partners and mentors help make this happen. We’re grateful for your support over the last couple of years and your continued time and guidance. We couldn’t do it without you.

We love this city and know 2017 is going to be an amazing year for both Techstars and Atlanta.

Here are the 2017 companies for Techstars Atlanta, in partnership with Cox Enterprises:

2ULaundry | Charlotte, NC | On-demand laundry and dry cleaning services.

Bloveit | Atlanta, GA | Curated date night experiences.

Collider Tech | Chattanooga, TN | Stand-alone, end-to-end additive manufacturing technology.

Farmcrowdy | Lagos, Nigeria | Crowdfunding for small-scale agriculture.

Fraudmarc | Atlanta, GA | Cyber security service aimed at protecting corporate identity.

Landing Lion | Atlanta, GA | Landing pages for the modern marketer.

MoQuality | Atlanta, GA | AI platform for mobile QA.

TheMonetizr | Riga, Latvia | In-game monetization platform for merchandise purchases.

Rapid RMS | Chattanooga, TN | Retail POS system for fuel service stations and convenience stores.

Vlipsy | Canton, OH | Video clip soundboard.








Info Session: Techstars IoT/Atlanta (Tel Aviv)

Who: Startups looking to apply to Techstars IoT and Techstars Atlanta

What: Info Session

When: March 22

Where: Tel Aviv

Details: Click here to register for the event!








Office Hours: Techstars Atlanta (Tel Aviv)

Who: Startups looking to apply to Techstars Atlanta

What: Office hours

When: March 22

Where: Tel Aviv

Details: Click here to register for office hours!








Info Session: Techstars Atlanta (Atlanta)

Who: Startups looking to apply to Techstars Atlanta

What: Info Session

When: March 16

Where: Atlanta

Details: Click here to register for the event!








Office Hours: Techstars Atlanta (Atlanta)

Who: Startups looking to apply to Techstars Atlanta

What: Office Hours

When: March 16

Where: Atlanta

Details: Click here to register for office hours!








Info Session: Techstars Atlanta (Waterloo)

Who: Startups looking to apply to Techstars Atlanta

What: Info Session/AMA

When: March 14

Where: Waterloo

Details: Click here to register for the event!








Office Hours: Techstars Atlanta (Waterloo)

Who: Startups looking to apply to Techstars Atlanta

What: Office Hours

When: March 14

Where: Waterloo

Details: Click here to register for office hours!








Info Session: Techstars Atlanta (Toronto)

Who: Startups looking to apply to Techstars Atlanta

What: Info Session/AMA

When: March 13

Where: Toronto

Details: Click here to register for the event!