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Techstars Chicago Announces 10 Startups in Its Summer 2014 Class


Techstars Chicago announced this morning in a blog post that it has selected ten startups to participate in the accelerator program’s summer 2014 class.

Formerly Excelerate Labs, this will be the accelerator’s second season as Techstars Chicago, having launched their inaugural class last summer. Ten companies were selected in this year’s summer cohort: six from Chicago, two from Miami and Nashville collectively, and two international startups from Israel and India. Techstars will provide each of these startups with $118,000 in seed funding and three months of intensive mentorship from the likes of Brad Feld and Jason Fried.

Here are the 10 startups in Techstars Chicago’s summer 2014 class:

Clutch Prep: An education platform targeted at college students that provides in-depth, textbook-specific videos and practice materials, presented by subject experts and tutors.

Data Everywhere: The company offers a platform that allows companies to safely build applications in Excel utilizing the company’s data.

GameWispA platform directed at gamers to discover and monetize premium gaming video content.

inRentive ListingsOffers a platform for real estate professionals that allows them to efficiently manage their content, analyze listing performance and market various property rentals across several listing services and social media platforms.

MartMobi: A platform that allows brands/companies to easily create high-quality mobile sites and apps for e-commerce stores.

NexLPOffers next-gen analytics and visualization technology that aims to reduce the enterprise costs related to eDiscovery, fraud investigations, and compliance.

Package ZenProvides a two-tap solution (via smartphone) to manage deliveries and packages.

TelnyxA platform-as-a-service company that delivers data-driven, highly scalable telephony services at a fraction of the cost of incumbents.

WeDeliver: Provides local businesses with fast, reliable, same-day deliver services by crowdsourcing the manpower of the community.

yRuler: Enables e-commerce brands and retailers to personalize product images, allowing users to visually try on merchandise before purchase.

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