Announcing the 2020 Fall BETA Cohort!
We’re thrilled to announce the following startups that will be joining the BETA Cohort family, and look forward to providing access, startup insights and necessary resources to support their growth and success.
All 14 startups will also be presenting at the Fall BETA Showcase, on September 16 from 2-5 pm CST, so make sure to join us to check out their amazing innovations!
Bibliate - Andrew Swisher
Understanding academic research is tough. With Bibliate, research is simplified. Through a mix of automated solutions and subject matter experts, Bibliate’s online platform compresses research into relatable and easily consumable summaries accessible to everyone.
Corqueboard/Blaqueboard - Mike Todaro
Corqueboard/Blaqueboard seeks to democratize community connection and interactive customer engagement for undervalued and underserved communities.
Enlight - Dieumerci Christel
Enlight is a SaaS platform that motivates students to share what makes them unique and empowers educators by surfacing actionable data. Through self-created student profiles and class polls, teachers can quickly build meaningful engagement and create inclusive learning environments online and in the classroom.
Forever Ware - Natasha Gaffer
Forever Ware is on a mission to accelerate the world's transition to reusable food packaging. They offer a service to restaurants and grocery stores that replace single-use packaging with a smart fleet of zero-waste alternatives made of stainless steel that customers can checkout using proprietary software and later return to any participating vendor or drop-site throughout the community.
Hear It UP - Bridget Burnham
Hear It Up provides more convenient and affordable hearing care by offering custom-fit hearing aids programmed by an audiologist through a process that is completed online or at a kiosk at a local healthcare clinic or pharmacy.
JockLab - Alijah Nelson
JockLab is a sports-science company that enhances sports performance and training with the aid of purpose-driven robots. JockLab creates game-like training devices to make training more engaging and maximize athletic potential.
Neiibor Crate - Kong Yang
Neiibor Crate is a grocery delivery service that is direct from farmer or food maker to consumers. Cutting out the middlemen involved in the food supply chain allows for better prices. Transportation, storage and direct to customer delivery is provided, and the model allows for food makers to earn at higher than retail prices for all their products.
Ovation Group / Culture Booster - Stephen Moore
Culture Booster is a web-based employee engagement platform. A one-stop hub for familiar tools like: real-time employee feedback surveys, goal formation and balanced scorecards, it improves the work lives of people in high-stress industries.
ProsperStack - Tony Sternberg
ProsperStack is the drop-in cancellation flow that prevents churn, automatically. Use targeted offers to save customers and capture feedback to make informed product, pricing and remarketing decisions.
Recreogo - David Rochol
Recreogo simplifies and standardizes the booking process for consumers looking for outdoor recreational rental equipment from outfitters. It has 3 components: a marketplace connecting consumers with available recreational rental equipment; a “book now” feature enabling outfitters the ability to capture and convert web traffic into paid reservations; and a backend portal tool for outfitters to manage reservations and grow their business.
See A Star - Mary Tucker
See A Star is a next generation digital sports marketing platform. We create authentic experiences with live video chats to engage fans and builds unique content for their social media channels. Athletes/Pros can support a charitable cause to create a deeper sense of community through social giving.
Sparrow Marketing - Braden Ericson
Sparrow consolidates social media insights through their software to ensure client performance at scale for marketing agencies and freelancers. Sparrow saves time for marketers by helping track progress towards goals for clients, act on personalized recommendations, and simplify white-labeled reports.
WellRoo - Steph Peters
WellRoo is an early stage startup dedicated to making parenting easier. Our flagship offering is an engaging and self-guided web program that is designed to teach parents of children with ADHD the basics of behavior modification skills. We are focused on building an engaging solution that removes the barriers to all parents getting the support that they need.
Your Next Place - Brendan Mooney
Your Next Place is striving to change the rental finding process. With a focus on empowering and educating the renter, Your Next Place simultaneously provides the tools and knowledge to assist landlords in making informed decisions about their properties.
Make sure to check out these awesome startups at Fall Showcase — register today.
EVENTS & OPPORTUNITIES THAT MAY INTEREST YOU:
This year we’ve got a whole bunch of awesome virtual stuff for you.
Make sure to register to check out our new Resource Library, a whole month of virtual sessions and networking, and of course events like Fall Showcase!
The Fall Backers application closes next week!
BETA Backers will be held virtually on Wednesday, Sept. 23rd from 1-3 pm via Zoom.
Minnesota based startups that are actively fundraising are invited to apply to participate by submitting a 3-5 minute pre-recorded pitch between now and the application deadline on Thursday, Sept. 3rd. Accepted pitches will be sent to investors who will choose up to four startups to meet with virtually on Sept. 23.
Feel free to reach out to the BETA team if you have any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org.
ABOUT BETA COHORT
The BETA Cohort is a FREE, non-dilutive five-month accelerator where founding teams learn, work, and grow together. The experience includes training around topics that ensure your company is being built upon a firm foundation, while preparing you for the next stage of growth.
It also includes access to the resources and relationships required to achieve major milestones like securing your first 10 customers, raising your first round of investment, and/or making your first hire.
BETA is a 501(c)(3) organization that develops Minnesota’s next generation of business leaders by inspiring and educating first-time founders. The BETA Group nurtures startups and small businesses with great scalability potential, so that they can grow to become our next Fortune 100s. Learn more.
For more information about BETA Showcase, please contact Kelly Buhl, Operations Lead at email@example.com.