Venture Atlanta just posted this great summary of Flashpoint’s Batch 4 Demo Day:
Georgia Tech’s Flashpoint accelerator program graduated its fourth cohort last night at the Georgia Tech Research Institute building in Midtown. Eleven of the cohort’s 14 teams presented in front of a packed house of investors, Flashpoint alumni, mentors and fellow entrepreneurs. An interesting twist was the inclusion of four corporate teams (two of which also gave presentations).
Batch 4’s teams were (in order of appearance):
- SwipeLoyalty– connects manufacturers, merchandisers and consumer packaged goods companies directly with customers through their credit cards
- SecondNature– virtual workforce management platform
- RCT.co– provides customers with virtual receipts without e-mail
- skroot– audience discovery and content marketing platform
- SAYRoom– mobile app connecting brands to consumers via sound bites
- Emory Innovations– interactive healthcare innovation group
- CareHR– connects senior patients with qualified caregivers without having to rely on traditional healthcare agencies
- WonderKey- mobile app for facilitating more reliable communication between parents through their children
- Work++– strategic human resources management solution
- Aloe– relationship management solution for busy fathers
- QuinSeg Labs- credit card compliance solution for corporate accounts
Batch 4′s graduation comes on the heels of Flashpoint’s recent announcement that it has raised an additional $1 million. The two closing funders of this raise are Flashpoint alumni.
Since 2011, Flashpoint has helped connect early-stage Atlanta startups with experienced mentors and investors. So far, the four-to-six-month “startup engineering” program, designed and led by Georgia Tech professor Merrick Furst, has helped nearly three dozen companies grow by identifying unmet demands and building scalable frameworks to meet them.
Teams that are accepted into the Flashpoint program receive funding and work out of Tech Square in Midtown. Since 2011, Flashpoint companies have raised more than $65 million from angel and venture capital investors. Applications for Batch 5 are being accepted now.
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