MergeLane female-focused accelerator announces first class of startups

By: InnovatioNews Thursday January 29, 2015 0 comments Tags: Boulder, Elizabeth Kraus, Havenly, Idaciti, Intelligent Eyes, Mapistry, MergeLane, Sue Heilbronner, Sugarwish, TomboyX, ZaZa


BOULDER - MergeLane, an accelerator that targets women-led startups, announced its first cohort of eight startups for the 2015 program that begins Feb. 2.

Each participating company has at least one female founder, has market traction and is in a unique position in a significant sector, MergeLane said.

The Spring 2015 MergeLane class includes:

  • Havenly--With offices in Denver and NYC, the company connects interior designers with consumers to create stunning spaces for a low flat fee.

  • Idaciti--Located in Las Vegas, the company's platform provides real-time access to global financial date for users to create, visualize, analyze, share and collaborate around stories about companies and trends.

  • Intelligent Eyes--Located in Boulder and Berkeley, the company offers a B2B SaaS platform enabling companies to select the right business intelligence or data visualization tool to meet their needs.

  • Mapistry--Based in Oakland, it offers a mapping tool for the entire workforce to view, update and analyze spatial data on civil engineering and construction projects.

  • Sugarwish--The Denver-based company optimizes gift-giving by allowing recipients to choose exactly what they want.

  • TomboyX--The Seattle-based company manufactures and sells menswear-inspired clothing and accessories made for women.

  • The QuickZip Sheet Company--A Denver-based company that sells easy-change, zip-on fitted sheets.

  • ZaZa--A Boulder company that makes unique nut-based treats.


MergeLane was founded to narrow the gap for female-led companies in the startup ecosystem.

Headquartered in Boulder and founded by Elizabeth Kraus and Sue Heilbronner, MergeLane is a 12-week program that offers at least $20,000 in guaranteed funding and the opportunity to obtain an additional $100,000 at the program's completion.

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