Startups  January 25, 2017

Techstars unveils new Boulder startup class for 2017

BOULDER — Techstars on Tuesday unveiled its 11th class of startups for the Boulder accelerator, a group of 13 companies that includes five from Boulder.

Airstream Health, Blank Slate Systems, IronCore Labs, Sitter and Stateless are the five local companies that will go through the accelerator, a three-month program that culiminates with a demo day during Boulder Startup Week, May 15-19, 2017.

Boulder-based Techstars runs 26 accelerator programs in cities around the world. Boulder was the first to host a Techstars class, in 2007. The Boulder program has so far graduated 110 companies. Participating startups receive $20,000 in seed money and several weeks of intensive mentorship and training to help boost their businesses in exchange for a 6 percent equity stake. The company also offers all participants a $100,000 convertible note as well.

The 2017 class includes:

Airstream Health – creates a new health plan to fix America, Boulder.

Attentive – powers competitive intelligence as a service to help make better, more informed decisions, Braga, Portugal.

Blank Slate Systems – enables workflow management and prototype sketching tools to desktop manufacturing, Boulder.

CANDL – provides simple, secure, and global connectivity for travelers around the world through a global WIFI hotspot providing 4G/LTE coverage in 150+ countries, Atlanta.

Data Nerds – helps anyone buying or selling a home get the data they need to make an informed decision, Kelowna, Canada.

Global EIR – expands economic opportunities in the innovation economy by supporting international entrepreneurs, San Francisco.

Hardbound – helps people understand the world better through fascinating stories designed for the phone, New York City.

IronCore Labs – enables simple end-to-end encryption as a service making it easier than ever to secure data, Boulder and Bozeman, Mont.

Monday – makes it easy to find a job and work that matters, New York and Spain.

PreFix – frees homeowners from the unexpected cost and burden of home maintenance, Austin.

Rodin – enable creation and deployment of VR apps using Javascript, Los Angeles.

Sitter – find, book and pay for babysitters, Boulder.

Stateless – provides network functions as a service, Boulder.

BOULDER — Techstars on Tuesday unveiled its 11th class of startups for the Boulder accelerator, a group of 13 companies that includes five from Boulder.

Airstream Health, Blank Slate Systems, IronCore Labs, Sitter and Stateless are the five local companies that will go through the accelerator, a three-month program that culiminates with a demo day during Boulder Startup Week, May 15-19, 2017.

Boulder-based Techstars runs 26 accelerator programs in cities around the world. Boulder was the first to host a Techstars class, in 2007. The Boulder program has so far graduated 110 companies. Participating startups receive $20,000 in seed money and several…

Christopher Wood
Christopher Wood is editor and publisher of BizWest, a regional business journal covering Boulder, Broomfield, Larimer and Weld counties. Wood co-founded the Northern Colorado Business Report in 1995 and served as publisher of the Boulder County Business Report until the two publications were merged to form BizWest in 2014. From 1990 to 1995, Wood served as reporter and managing editor of the Denver Business Journal. He is a Marine Corps veteran and a graduate of the University of Colorado Boulder. He has won numerous awards from the Colorado Press Association, Society of Professional Journalists and the Alliance of Area Business Publishers.
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