MassChallenge announces R.I. finalists

PROVIDENCE – Six Rhode Island startups have been selected as finalists in the MassChallenge Awards, which will take place later this month, MassChallenge announced this week.

The finalists were chosen from a larger cohort of startups participating in the accelerator program starting in May. This is the second year of operation of the company’s full accelerator program in Rhode Island. This year, 13 Rhode Island organizations were participants in the Rhode Island program.

“It has been an incredible experience getting to know the 2019 Rhode Island startups and to be able to support each in their respective journeys. MassChallenge has a robust toolbox, which includes tailored workshops, mentorship from subject matter experts across the globe and committed local corporate partners that has certainly impacted their evolution,” said Hope Hopkins, program director, MassChallenge Rhode Island.

Hopkins was appointed to her position in January.

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Here are the six Rhode Island finalists that will compete for a share of $100,000 in equity-free cash prizes this year:

  • Intus Care: Providing on-demand in-home care, care coordination for the elderly and disabled.
  • GoTeff: Using Teff, a so-called super food from Ethiopia, with a vision to sell Teff products in the United States while investing in Ethiopian farmers.
  • Uproot Inc.: Producing plant-based milk and milk dispensers.
  • Q2Q Health: Converting health data into simple diagrams to empower its users to make better health decisions.
  • Building the resume of the 21st century, using a recruiting platform built on a freelance marketplace.
  • Legably: Connecting lawyers looking for jobs with law firms that are hiring, using an online platform.

The competition, final judging round and awards ceremony is scheduled for Oct. 24 at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center.

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