Entrepreneurs Roundtable Accelerator Kicks Off 2016 Class

January 7, 2016

9:00 am

Entrepreneurs Roundtable Accelerator (ERA) today announced that it has selected eleven startups for its Winter 2016 class, which begins today. The 11 companies selected to participate in the four-month program are innovating in a variety of significant industries, all with businesses primed to grow in New York City. ERA’s Winter 2016 class is its tenth program.


BookBuses is a B2B platform for booking charter buses that gives customers real-time pricing and instant booking capabilities. BookBuses boosts revenues for and increases the efficiency of the charter bus industry by helping optimize fleet utilization.


Cartified is an online car marketplace that facilitates trusted transactions between buyers and sellers of used vehicles. Cartified provides car dealerships with a lead generation and sales channel; consumers get a simple online experience, free delivery, and a 7-day money-back guarantee.


DocFlight is a telemedicine service that brings premium U.S. medical consultation to patients in China. By providing access to top physicians in the U.S., DocFlight gives patients in China a new avenue for medical advice without requiring foreign travel.


Frank is a platform that lets people lend and borrow money within friend groups.  They eliminate the awkwardness of mixing money and friendship by allowing users to create groups of trusted friends and leveraging them to replicate traditional financial products including insurance, refinancing and bridge loans.


iSharing is a an app that provides a real-time locator service allowing family members and close friends to privately share their location information and communicate with each other. They help parents and caregivers reduce anxiety around the whereabouts of their loved ones with easy tracking and alerting messages.


LearnLux is a personal finance education hub that teaches Millennials financial literacy and introduces them to appropriate financial products – while connecting financial institutions to a market they may have not previously reached. When users complete interactive learning tools, they earn money credited when an account is opened with one of our financial partners.


Negotiatus is an ecommerce platform that uses a combination of technology, personal negotiators and a network of suppliers to procure products for businesses at cheaper prices. Their single operating principle is that everything is negotiable; they make this work for businesses in a simple way to save them money.

Please and Carrots

Please and Carrots is an online destination for parents who want to create curious learners through play and activities curated by experts. With their initial product, families receive a subscription box of books, toys and other products customized to support developmental milestones.


Seashells is an app that provides consumers with savings at their favorite stores based on how much they spend using their credit or debit card. Seashells apply “round up savings” to our users’ transactions and then give them an automatic 10% bonus; they can then spend their Seashell credits at more than 150 retail and brand partners.

Smart Screen

Smart Screen is an online background screening service that quickly and affordably automates any company’s personnel checks. Simple report ordering and setup along with sophisticated technology and easy API access makes Smart Screen the low-cost and easiest industry solution.


Snap! is a talent scouting and job matching service that connects the best young talent with the right first jobs, providing a better alternative to the cumbersome campus recruiting process. Snap! matches candidates based on their abilities and culture fit, not just on learned skills, to deliver both a curated slate of candidates for companies and companies for candidates.

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Katya Constantine is a seasoned online marketer with over 11 years of experience. She has developed a uniquely comprehensive background in email and omni-channel marketing for large online brands. Most recently, she was at Expedia and Amazon, leading projects ranging from behavior-based programs to increasing customer acquisition and conversion with great results. Katya has successfully worked to bridge mobile, email, search and social channels to increase online performance at many large web properties and ecommerce startups. Presently, Katya is the CEO of DigiShopGirl Media. She is also a marketing mentor for technology startups via Entrepreneurs Roundtable Accelerator program and an active blogger/speaker on topics ranging from mobile email to effects of the visual web on online marketing. You can follow Katya on Twitter @digishopgirl.