By Neal Sáles-Griffin, Managing Director of Techstars Chicago
Greetings from Chi-Town,
First, I'd like to thank our mentors at Techstars Chicago who have devoted their time and energy to supporting our founders throughout a particularly tough year. Thanks to their help, our Techstars Chicago alumni have had the chance to continue thriving. If you know a Techstars Chicago mentor, please join me in extending gratitude to them.
This year, we’re welcoming founders from across the U.S. to the 2020 class of Techstars Chicago, which is taking place in a virtual/remote format. And we're proud that a majority of our founders hail from the Midwest. In my book, they're all Chicago companies now.
Much like the greater Chicago business community, our founders are building impressive companies that span a diverse set of industries: from transportation, friendship and love, beauty, healthcare and fitness, to home improvement, finance, artificial intelligence, and diversity, equity and inclusion.
Each of this year’s 9 companies earned acceptance into Techstars Chicago by expressing a convincing vision of how the world will become better when their business succeeds. I can't wait for you to meet them and see for yourself.
Without further ado, allow me to introduce our next wave of Techstars Chicago companies!
Script Health is enabling pharmacies to add new lines of business while providing easy access to healthcare. The company's SaaS platform allows pharmacists the ability to prescribe tests and treatments.
CAPE Inclusion, the diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) company, offers a comprehensive platform to support achieving initiatives, simplifying the process, and increasing the ability to maximize DEI impact. Cut through the clutter of data with tailored and effective solutions that drive measurable DEI outcomes and strengthen leadership commitment to DEI initiatives.
Signal Cortex is the intelligent enterprise voice assistant for every employee. Employees can receive notifications, update tasks, and manage workflows without touching a single device.
The Next Generation Of Home Improvement Service Delivery. Improovy is the technological solution to make simple home renovations like interior painting easier than ever for both homeowners and contractors in this $400 Billion per year industry.
From quotes in 10 minutes to project starts in as little as 24 hours, the Improovy system covers the entire renovation cycle from idea to completion. It’s a revolutionary process that dramatically improves the experience for both the customer and the contractor. Simply, Improovy is Home Improvement, Made Groovy.
Hiki, meaning “able” in Hawaiian, is a friendship and dating social platform for the Autistic community. Every part of Hiki has been built in collaboration with Autistic adults to ensure the app is sensory aware and truly representative of neurodivergent needs. Hiki is the first-ever social eco-system built to enable neurodivergent adults to find friendship, love and community.
Hairstylist created color for in-home use. A new way for women to access hair salon experience online, when convenient. We bring the salon to you!
Roadside Assistance Reimagined. Eemerg is an open marketplace app assisting in connecting customers directly to roadside service providers during a roadside emergency. Getting you the lowest prices and the quickest response times.
Solving the gap in the endurance sports market by bringing affordable, personalized coaching to more athletes.
DocuMentor is an easy to use and affordable electronic visit verification (EVV) solution for in-home care providers, that simplifies compliance and streamlines operations so that you and your team can focus on delivering the best care.
What did you think of our upcoming class? We welcome your questions and feedback, especially if you know someone who might be helpful to them. Please message our program manager, Brad (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you’d like to get in touch with us. We also hope you’ll join us on demo day to see their progress in February of 2021.
Back to work, thanks for reading.