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 – Unlocks the data users store in the cloud with intuitive search and sharing across applications.
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.