By Kerty Levy, Managing Director of Techstars Iowa Accelerator
It is with great excitement that we announce the inaugural class of Techstars Iowa! Over the next three months these companies will rapidly accelerate their businesses by working closely with the expansive global network of Techstars which now includes the networks of our university partners at Grinnell College, Iowa State University, the University of Iowa as well as the engaged startup community throughout Iowa and the greater Midwest.
From the very beginning, we set out to find world-class entrepreneurs who were solving problems and making a difference in the world. We were blown away by the quality of startups who connected with us during our first year and the selected companies represent a diverse group of backgrounds, ideas, and industries. The founders hail from Iowa, the Midwest, the Southeast, the San Francisco Bay Area, Canada and India. They are tackling challenges in areas such as healthcare, community engagement, coaching, education, creative collaboration, supply chain, travel, and occupational health and safety.
And here they are!
Civic Champs enables nonprofits to do more of what matters most with the world's easiest to use volunteer management platform that also converts volunteers into donors.
deetz is a hyperlocal, anonymous app that helps you find what's happening around you in real-time.
Dhakai is a premium B2B clothing sourcing marketplace that connects fashion brands directly to verified apparel manufacturers.
Lingco is a platform for language instructors to create and deliver content. Based on student responses, Lingco predicts what parts of a language students know and makes recommendations to instructors on what students should learn next.
Neolth de-escalates stress and health crises by using neuroscience to determine the most effective behavioral care for students.
Ohwow! is the world's first file sharing & remote collaboration app which is mobile-first, easy-to-use and designed ground-up for media sharing.
OpenLoop is a health-tech solution that intelligently matches healthcare providers with practices or hospitals seeking a quick and efficient staffing solution.
SoleLife is an AI-powered tele-coaching system built to accelerate Human Transformation. Designed to help coaches and their clients succeed.
An artificially intelligent travel assistant, Tempore simplifies the complex act of booking business travel down to just a single click.
WalletCard is a collaborative compliance platform for issuing, tracking and managing verified occupational health & safety requirements.