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.
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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.
Sitter – find, book and pay for babysitters, Boulder.
Stateless – provides network functions as a service, Boulder.