Healthcare Marketmaker

Project

MEET THE NEW JUMPSTART FOUNDRY COMPANIES

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.

Companies include:

Healthcare MarketMaker

Virtual marketplace to connect health care practice buyers and sellers — think Zillow for health care practices.

Founders: Tony Corley, Brian Tatro

PinPtr

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

WoodGoods

Online marketplace for browsing, building, and buying custom hardwood products on-demand.

Founders: Andy Chick, Mark Huber

Hack_app

Common application and professional network for code schools—f6s for career accelerators.

Founders: John Reagan Moore, Stephen Watkins

Skill Spectrum

Connect students with part-time consulting work via online platform.

Founders: Jim Devine, Jon Stanford

Aloncii

Production technology for the fashion industry products (e.g. custom-fitted shoes)

Founder: Ashley Parkes

Spot!

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

Octovis

Prevent medical errors by using contextual information and wearable computing.

Founder: Ryan Macy

GlobeSpeak

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