The Harbor Announces CoHort 8 Accelerator in Charleston

August 16, 2017

1:30 pm

This week Charleston’s nonprofit accelerator announced the latest startups to join their 14-week program. Dubbed CoHort 8, eight new startups from the Charleston area will gain mentorship, weekly courses, a free workspace, and various additional resources to support and fuel their growth. In addition to building a foundation, The Harbor will assist these startups in finding market fit and establishing themselves as a viable company.

“We’re thrilled to welcome these 8 companies into the Accelerator Program! We continue to be impressed with the quality and enthusiastic about the development of startup companies seeking the program,” said John Osborne, Cofounder and Director of The Harbor Entrepreneur Center. “We hope the Charleston community will get to know these companies, and support them in their journey. “

In addition to The Harbor’s accelerator program that will put CoHort 8 startups through classes such as setting pricing and telling their story, the nonprofit also offers entrepreneur forums, monthly events, and coworking spaces.

“I am encouraged to see the diverse companies starting CoHort 8 already bonding and lifting each other up as they start this 14 week journey together. They will grow, fail, learn, and create together, culminating in a final pitch November 15th to showcase all of the hard work put in. I have no doubt the Charleston startup scene will rally behind these 8 growing companies, to ultimately take another step forward as a united community.” -Dee Hamill, TOW DATT (The One Who Does All The Things) at The Harbor Entrepreneur Center

CoHort 8 Startups

Envies Flavor Shot

Envies is a natural flavoring for cocktails and carbonated beverages. Concentrated and convenient, Envies is made with natural flavors and sweeteners which offers a low calorie, gluten free alternative to high calorie, high sugar and aspartame filled beverages and cocktail mixers.

AWaiver

Indexic is a SaaS provider that specializes in the tour industry. Their flagship product, Event Book Manager, offers reservation management for tour companies to use to run their business. Their latest product, AWaiver, is an electronic waiver signing software that enables customers/clients to sign liability waivers prior to arriving at the event location.

Interloop

Interloop delivers predictive sales analytics to give executives and managers visibility into forecasts and at-risk deals, combined with insights and tools for reps in the field to take immediate action.

Case Status

Case Status is an app designed to solve the communication disconnect between attorneys and their clients. It is designed to solve a major pain point for attorneys who work on a contingency basis. Clients will be able to access the app and view what is going on in their case in real-time, and refer attorneys with a click of a button. Case Status also allows attorneys and clients to send quick messages to each other, and clients can view what to expect next as their case progresses.

Green Blox

Green Blox offers a lightweight, interlocking alternative to traditional bricks, blocks, and pavers. The blocks are made from 100 percent upcycled plastic, and for every brick that is purchased, they will provide a brick overseas to help construct homes for those in need. Their products are versatile, and can be used to build patios, fences, privacy screens, patio furniture, or as hands-on learning tools for children.

Brass

Brass simplifies the software evaluation process by asking simple questions about what the buyer actually cares about and needs, while immediately generating unbiased, expert driven purchase recommendations for free.

Taste

Taste helps people find the best local places to eat and drink. It also let’s you compare your favorites with those closest to you. By removing reviews and one-to-five star ratings, Taste could intrinsically reshape the way people decide where to go eat and drink through a positive exchange: favorites.

Collective Force

Collective Force is a mission based company that serves schools, churches, and nonprofits through a free mobile fundraising platform. They create service minded relationships between the consumer, local businesses, and local nonprofits. They will also pledge profits to the Collective Force Foundation, which serves local nonprofits.

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Elliot is an award winning journalist deeply ingrained in the startup world and is often digging into emerging technology and data. When not writing, he’s likely either running or training for a triathlon. You can contact him by email at elliot(@)elliotvolkman.com or follow him on Twitter @thejournalizer.

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