March 13, 2012
Yesterday, the TechStars accelerator announced its Spring 2012 NYC class. The 14 startups are diverse – from social platforms to iPad-specific apps to collaboration tools – but what they have in common is insane passion and commitment, says TechStars NYC managing director David Tisch:
“As the landscape becomes more and more noisy in so many spaces, it is solely about finding the right team for THAT space/idea more than anything. And passion, thinking, and experience are huge factors in determining that team.”
The teams will be moving into the new TechStars NYC office – the Village Voice building at 36 Cooper Square, former home to Foursquare. Demo day is mid-June at Webster Hall.
Here are the 14 startups, selected from over 1,500 applicants:
10 Sheet (Vancouver, Canada): An automated bookkeeping service.
Bondsy (Brooklyn, NY): “The social network of things.”
Classtivity (New York, NY): A platform to discover and book classes online. One of the 5 companies this round with female CEOs.
Condition One (New York, NY): An immersive video player for the iPad, geared at media companies and brands who want to embed content in their apps
Droptype (Miami, FL): “Simple content publishing.”
Karma (Amsterdam, Netherlands): “Simplified mobile provider for travelers.”
Lua Technologies (New York, NY): A tool for entertainment producers to collaborate and communicate while making movies, TV, and more.
Markover (New York, NY): A platform for creative professionals to get feedback and discuss their projects.
Moveline (Blacksburg, VA): A web app that helps peopling moving long-distance make decisions on transportation and other factors.
Pickie (New York, NY): “Social commerce.”
Rewind.me (Philadelphia, PA): An app that helps you track, make sense of, and get inspired by your past – whether it’s accomplishments, restaurants you love, or concerts attended.
SmallKnot (Brooklyn, NY): A social lending platform where you can fund local businesses for as little as $25 – and get rewards.
StockTouch (New York, NY): An iPad app for visualizing financial data.
Wander (New York, NY): The most stealthy so far, but their Twitter bio reads “Oh, the places you’ll go.”
Let’s see how much these startups change before demo day in June.
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