Starter Studio Announces Third Class
Starter Studio has selected eight innovative companies for its third accelerator class, which will kick off on January 5th, 2015 at the Canvs coworking space in downtown Orlando. Starter Studio is a three-month program that surrounds startup tech companies with an extensive mentor network in a highly collaborative coworking environment where companies can help each other grow.
“The quality of the applicant pool for our third class was impressive, which made for a very competitive selection process. We are excited to roll up our sleeves and get started with these companies,” said Gregg Pollack, Starter Studio’s Founder.
Companies selected for this class are:
AutoRetainer: Provides solo and small firm attorneys the power to send a fee agreement and invoice in less than 30 seconds from any device. Clients can then sign their contract and pay their invoice online.
Bahamut: Provides an on-demand platform that lets customers and businesses book, track, and manage onsite service jobs.
CodeStart: Gives the absolute beginner a university-level coding education in a fun, easy, and affordable way. Our interactive courses are designed to provide the skills to make your creativity a reality.
Comdash: A fixed asset tracking and management solution that enables companies to maximize their ROI and mitigate losses.
Continuous Classroom: Modernizes the parent-teacher relationship by enabling teachers to share photos, progress notes, and open a secure dialog with parents in a way that promotes child engagement levels, the leading indicator of long-term success
Fattmerchant: A subscription-based merchant services provider that offers unlimited credit card processing for businesses at direct cost for a monthly membership fee
FitnessEngine: the missing link between personal trainers and their clients, designed to help trainers plan custom workout programs, track goals, monitor progress, and facilitate communication
Scholarbounty: An organizational app for college students that automatically imports and organizes homework assignments. Since launching in November, ScholarBounty has organized over 23,000 assignments and is fostering social connectivity based on common academic goals
During the three-month program, the selected companies will focus on building innovative technology products and validating a strong market demand that will drive their growth. Starter Studio’s mentors are technology startup veterans and investors that have founded and financed technology startups. They have committed to be onsite to work with Starter Studio companies and lead weekly educational and speaker sessions.
“We have a fantastic network of mentors and seasoned tech founders committed to working with this class,” said Kirstie Chadwick, Starter Studio’s Executive Director. “Collectively these folks have raised over $100 million for their own tech companies, and they are looking forward to working with the next generation of Orlando startups.”
In addition to intense mentoring, Starter Studio companies are provided with free working space at Canvs and the opportunity to present their companies at Demo Day – Starter Studio’s culminating event that consistently attracts hundreds of attendees