Jumpstart Foundry, the Nashville startup accelerator, named its new class of companies for its upcoming program.
The 14-week startup boot camp was created by a group of 20 entrepreneurs in 2010 to help entrepreneurs launch their companies and connect them to experienced mentors in their fields. More than 200 companies applied for the 10 spots, according to Jumpstart Foundry co-founder Marcus Whitney.
Each company team receives $15,000 in seed funding through the program and has access to a network of 100 mentors.
So far, 28 companies have gone through the program and at least 15 companies have together raised nearly $10 million in capital.
The 2014 program begins on May 19 and companies pitch their business models to investors on Aug. 21.
Virtual marketplace to connect health care practice buyers and sellers — think Zillow for health care practices.
Founders: Tony Corley, Brian Tatro
Cloud-based positioning system using patent-pending localization methodology and a network of stationary base stations
Founders: Will Hedgecock, Peter Volgyesi, Zsolt Lattman, Akos Ledeczi, Miklos Maroti
Online marketplace for browsing, building, and buying custom hardwood products on-demand.
Founders: Andy Chick, Mark Huber
Common application and professional network for code schools—f6s for career accelerators.
Founders: John Reagan Moore, Stephen Watkins
Connect students with part-time consulting work via online platform.
Founders: Jim Devine, Jon Stanford
Production technology for the fashion industry products (e.g. custom-fitted shoes)
Founder: Ashley Parkes
Spot is a collection of technologies to be deployed to better guide residents and visitors to parking spots. By using a combination of in-ground sensors, solar-powered cameras and data integration technology, Spot can help reduce time spent in traffic, metro road congestion and fuel consumption.
Founders: James Crater, Chase Merlin, Trevor McCormick, Zach McCormick
Prevent medical errors by using contextual information and wearable computing.
Founder: Ryan Macy
Connect native speakers via intelligent matching algorithm — eHarmony for language learning
Founder: Chris Gerding
Beyond Right Now Technologies
Drones that target feral pigs for eradication.
Founders: Jacob Gish, Casey York