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April, 2013

TechStars Chicago’s class of 2013

Entering the fourth year of the program, and the first as TechStars, we are excited to announce this year’s class.  Selection was difficult as we had to narrow the 904 applications down to 10 companies to admit.  We conducted over 225 interviews, had hours of debating, and cannot wait to get to work with the new class.

Getting more twice as many applications as we had last year is a clear signal that this program is continuing to earn respect of entrepreneurs everywhere and that Chicago is becoming a leading destination for developing technology companies.

Here is a quick run down on the 2013 TechStars Chicago class:


CaptureProof – Is a platform for patients to securely and easily share photos and videos with their doctors.

 

HIPOM – Gives parents total control of Internet access in the home on a device-by-device basis. The cloud-based solution makes it as simple as a light switch to turn individual devices on and off and even set timers to control them automatically.

 


Nexercise – Mobile app that makes fitness fun through the use of friendly competition, smart alerts and real rewards.


Pathful – Web analytics platform that captures every visitor interaction with every element on a website automatically. Makes it easier for marketers and designers to understand what users are really doing on their site.

 


Peoplematics – The easiest way to search for emails and documents stored in the cloud using your smartphone.

 


Project Fixup – Digital matchmaker that fixes people up on fun one-on-one dates.


SimpleRelevance – Analytics-driven email marketing platform that provides customized digital communication for every customer and every message.


SocialCrunch – The new way to unlock the most provocative human insights for brands and their agencies.

 


Sqord, Inc. – Makes healthy, active play more fun for kids by allowing them to compete and earn points for everyday activities.


TradingView – An online community for investors and traders to share and discuss their ideas.

 

 

 

 

Filed under: Status Updates — Tags: , , — April 25, 2013

TechStars Chicago applications are closed, but YOU can still get into the program…

Have you dreamed of becoming the next success story to come out of TechStars but don’t have a team or an idea? Are you a full stack developer who can execute like all hell? Great news! TechStars Chicago is recruiting for our HackStars program for the summer of 2013!

Hackstars are highly-skilled software developers and designers that love to work with the companies and go through the TechStars program.  Plus, they get paid for the program (just like the founders) and most HackStars ultimately land a job or co-founder status with one of the startups. What a great way to hack into TechStars!

What we’re looking for:

·       You’re a a code-slinging mac-daddy superstar guru at PHP, Java, .NET, Python, Objective-C, Ruby, JQuery, or design/UI/UX.

·       You can design, cut and code efficiently and brilliantly

·       You want to have a TechStars experience so you can learn all about startups and funding from our mentors.

·       You want to work side-by-side with some of the country’s most promising new founders and young companies. (wait until you see the great companies we accepted for this summer!)

·       You live in Chicago, or are willing to relocate for the program and are willing to dedicate 100% of your time during the program to TechStars Chicago.

In addition to being compensated ($6,000), your network will explode beyond all comprehension and you’ll have the chance to work along side some of best and brightest new companies.

Applications close May 30th,so what are you waiting for? Are you ready to join the TechStars network? Apply now!

 

 

Filed under: Status Updates — Tags: — April 12, 2013