PROVIDENCE – The latest group of fledgling entrepreneurs from the Betaspring startup accelerator are scheduled to present their companies to a sold-out crowd of more than 300 investors, business leaders and other entrepreneurs Thursday night at the accelerator’s Chestnut Street headquarters.
The 15 U.S. and international startups began the accelerator’s sixth session in February. The group was selected from a pool of applications representing more than 20 countries from around the world.
During the last 12 weeks, the fledgling companies have refined their products, accelerated use and customer acquisition and tested their delivery and business models.
At “Launch Day,” the companies will present their work to potential investors and partners in four-minute pitches as a “business momentum for what’s to come,” according to a Betaspring news release.
Through previous sessions, Betaspring has accelerated 72 companies and raised $25 million and counting in follow-on funding.
This session’s companies include:
Bare Tree Media - Drives engagement between popular brands and their community of fans through the creation and digital distribution of interactive entertainment on mobile and online platforms. www.baretreemedia.com
Bolt - The easiest and fastest way for landlords and tenants to collect and pay rent online. joinbolt.com
Eventcheq - An engagement platform for live events (sports, concerts, theater and other performing arts) that makes it easier for fans to live, share and re-live their experiences. eventcheq.com
Infikno - A content delivery platform for fans and enthusiasts. infikno.com
LocusPlay - A gaming platform for small and mid-size lottery operators to automate their business operations with the use of mobile and cloud-powered technology. LocusPlay.com
RaftOut - Makes it easy for groups of friends to get organized by pulling the group's conversation from email text, and social media into the same Web app. www.raftout.com
Recroup - Helps job seekers by replacing the traditional resume with a quick-to-create visual profile in which they can effectively promote the full spectrum of their capabilities. www.recroup.com
SkillHound - Sourcing tool for technical teams that uses big data methods to analyze sites like Github, StackOverflow and Twitter to reveal the very best engineers on the Web. skillhound.com
SplashScore - A social influence marketing platform that identifies influential consumers on Facebook and connects them with national brands through sponsored reward campaigns. splashscore.com
Spogo - A mobile app that enables fans to win real-world rewards for making correct predictions while they watch their favorite teams. www.playspogo.com
ShutterCal - A photo journaling community providing an inspirational place to organize, share, and print your memories and experiences. www.shuttercal.com
STEM2O - A learning and assessment environment that helps teachers and students build, use, and share interactive and experiential science and math learning tools. learninghyperdrive.com
SurpriseRide - Delivers a monthly box of fun and educational activities for children that fosters creativity and expands their horizons. www.surpriseride.com
ZoomTilt - A social video marketplace connecting brands with award-winning filmmakers, measurement tools and unique distribution solutions to launch branded video. www.ZoomTilt.com
YAEMO - Operator of DesignerMaterial.com, a curated digital marketplace where companies and creatives discover, specify and purchase materials to bring their designs to life. www.yaemo.com
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