BETA Aug 27, 2020 8:00:00 AM 20 min read

Announcing the 2020 Fall BETA Cohort!

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

    bibliate_no registration - Andrew SwisherUnderstanding 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_BlaqueboardCorqueboard/Blaqueboard seeks to democratize community connection and interactive customer engagement for undervalued and underserved communities.

  • Enlight - Dieumerci Christel

    EnlightEnlight 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

    ForeverWare_logo_1080pxOffWhiteSquare-11 - Natasha GafferForever 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

    Color logo - no background - Bridget BurnhamHear 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

    nv_CJEi5_400x400 - JockLab LLCJockLab 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

    logo_7_CIRCLE changed sized for favicon - Kong YangNeiibor 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

    CB_vertical - Stephen MooreCulture 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

    Logo - SquareSquare - Tony SternbergProsperStack 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

    pn0oF5tp_400x400 - David RocholRecreogo 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

    Icon- Square - Mary TuckerSee 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

    logo vertical - Braden EricsonSparrow 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

    WellRooLogo072020 - Stephanie PetersWellRoo 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

    YNP FB Profile Photo - YourNextPlaceYour 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.




TCSW 2020

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!

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BETA Backers 

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.

Apply Now

Feel free to reach out to the BETA team  if you have any questions at


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


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