Today, nine startups took the stage in Pittsburgh to pitch their ideas to investors at AlphaLab‘s demo day.
AlphaLab is a 20-week accelerator program where startups get $25,000 in funding, mentorship, and office space to kickstart their ideas.
Here are the nine companies that pitched:
- MegaBits: An augmented reality “monster training” game. Founded by game developer Patrick Perini, Alex Liu, Jim Cervone, and Chris Banks.
- Collected: Software that allows people working in programs like Word or PowerPoint to access relevant past content. Founded by Steve Cotter.
- BudgetSimple: A financial planner for reducing debt and increasing savings. Founded by serial entrepreneur Phil Anderson.
- WingMa’am: An app that helps LGBT women connect with each other. Founded by Ariella Furman, an LGBT community leader in Pittsburgh.
- AthleteTrax: Team management software for coaches for coordinating practices, fundraising, and workouts. The team of four athletes is headed up by CEO Jon Halpern.
- Spacefinity: A peer-to-peer marketplace for self-storage so you can share and rent out extra storage space. The team is led by CEO Alex Hendershott.
- Hability: A software platform that helps physical therapists keep patients engaged and doing their exercises. Founded by James Lomuscio and Adam Nelson.
- Crowdasaurus: Connects crowdfunding projects with local organizations who can promote them and attract a broader audience. Founded by Josh Lucas, an educator and engineer.
- ProfilePasser: A tool that connects high school athletes and college recruiters at showcase events. Founded by soccer player Sam Weber and Sean Sekora.