Tuesday August 30, 2016 0 comments
BOULDER -- Boomtown, an accelerator that nurtures selected startups through a 12-week mentoring program, hosted their sixth Demo Day for a sold-out crowd of investors with 10 startups, including members of Boomtown’s second healthtech accelerator class, introducing their companies for the first time.
The event was held at the Boulder Theater on Aug. 12.
“We are constantly looking for startups that address pressing issues in the mobile, internet and healthtech spaces head-on, and our Summer 2016 class did just that,” said Toby Krout, Boomtown co-founder and executive director.
“Every team in our Summer 2016 class demonstrated unparalleled dedication to their solution, which included everything from a team of high school students helping paraplegics move with voice command driven technology to a team alleviating family stress by streamlining how to look for assisted living options for their loved ones.”
Companies graduating the Boomtown summer 2016 class include:
- Adjelly: A company that makes Facebook ads stupidly simple for anyone to get started.
- BeVisible: The company’s Latinx is a free social platform that connects Latinx millennials with each other and career opportunities.
- cliexa: Offering a suite of applications for people with chronic diseases, that helps them track their disease activity and medication, so that they can get better treatment and have less pain.
- DMI: Conceptually akin to “eBay for data,” dmi.io is the marketplace for business data.
- Emrys: A company offering data science tools, all in one place.
- InnaMed: A company creating the gateway to personalized health by developing a home blood testing device for the regular monitoring of the most important health indicators.
- Lifestyle Connect: A wellness management platform that empowers personal trainers to rapidly scale their business while driving improved client results.
- Mimi: A company that helps families instantly find hands-on assisted living options for when their aging loved ones need more personal attention and care.
- Myonic: Designer of a sleeve that a paralyzed person can have put on their arm, that will allow them to move their arm through voice commands
- WageKick: Offering a platform that takes the guesswork out finding the right hourly job or applicant with profiles, dashboards, and job quality factors like take home pay, commute, and company ratings.
The ad tech, IoT and healthcare teams received hands-on mentoring from dozens of business people and entrepreneurs, including physicians from Colorado Permanente Medical Group (CPMG), who bring real world clinical input to the entrepreneurs throughout the program.
“Boomtown is a great resource for Colorado's startup community and it continues to grow and become more sophisticated,” said Peter Adams, executive director of Rockies Venture Club.
“I particularly like how they are differentiating themselves from other accelerators by focusing on specific areas, starting with ad tech and IoT, and now expanding to healthtech companies. This approach presents an attractive opportunity to help reach the right investors.”
Applications for the next Boomtown session, beginning this Fall, are now open.