DC’s Acceleprise Reveals 6 Enterprise Startups In First Class

July 20, 2012

3:05 pm

Acceleprise, DC’s new enterprise startup accelerator, kicked off its first session this week.

The program will invest $1.8 million into enterprise startups in the next 3 years. It’s run by Higher One cofounder Sean Glass, EmployInsight chief strategy officer Collin Gutman, and former Splash Networks CEO Allen Gannett.

During the program, startups get to learn firsthand about the problems corporations face from companies like AOL, Microsoft, and The Washington Post. They will also get mentored by experts like Startup America CEO Scott Case, The Lean Startup author Eric Ries, and YouTube cofounder Jawed Karim. Here is the first class:

  • ExecOnline: An online education platform for corporate executives to take classes from top business schools.
  • Conjure: Software that helps your company store knowledge from the past and use it to generate future strategy and opinions.
  • SIGKAT: Software that stores a business or individual’s credentials, like certifications, memberships, scores, and registrations, and lets you share them with others.
  • ConferenceEdge: A suite of tools for organizing events, including registration and payment, marketing, and feedback forms.
  • FitFeud: An online tool for organization-wide fitness competitions, where participants can track progress and get reminders, and organizers can track the overall impact of the program.
  • Mercury Continuity: Network technologies that help government, public safety forces, and corporations stay in communication with data centers during a catastrophe.

If you’re interested in applying for future Acceleprise classes, submit a query here.

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Kira M. Newman is a Tech Cocktail writer interested in the harsh reality of entrepreneurship, work-life balance, and psychology. She is the founder of The Year of Happy and has been traveling around the world interviewing entrepreneurs in Asia, Europe, and North America since 2011. Follow her @kiramnewman or contact [email protected]

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