Philly-based accelerator DreamIt Ventures, which debuted in New York last year, just announced the 15 startups that made it into the second New York summer session. Five of the companies selected are part of the DreamIt Access program, which aims to launch 15 minority-led startups over the next 12 months. Most of the companies from New York, but there’s a heavy contingent from Israel, where DreamIt just opened a hybrid program in cooperation with the New York program.
The companies are:
Bazaart, Haifa, Israel: personalized fashion catalogs for tablets
CallTrackingFox, New York, NY: data-driven inbound marketing platform
CampGurus, New York, NY: clearinghouse for kids programs
Cubiez, Tel Aviv, Israel: platform delivering desktop apps with a mobile user experience
FirstCrush, Boston, MA: personalized wine subscription service
Giver, Tel Aviv, Israel: turning employees to community through gamified solutions
Indiewalls, New York, NY: online marketplace connecting local artists and venues
JustUs, Tel Aviv, Israel: Weesh app helps romantic couples share mutual experiences
Saborstudio, Alajuela, Costa Rica: location-aware mobile games
Tripl, Stockholm, Sweden and New York, NY: connecting people through travel
Urban Cargo, New York, NY: personalized grooming product recommendations for men
Vantageous Video, Ithaca NY: apps for multi-angle video creation
Winston, Boulder, CO: a personalized social newscast
There are two companies in stealth mode haven’t decided on names.
DreamIt has leased a 7,500 square foot office at 330 West 38th Street, which used to be the headquarters of fast-growing New York “it” startup Fab. “Perhaps the next Fab.com will come from DreamIt,” a press rep winked in an email. DreamIt graduates include SeatGeek and SCVNGR.
The companies will have their final demo day on August 8.
CORRECTION, April 28: An earlier version of this story said the Israel and New York programs will run concurrently; in fact, the Israeli participants spend one month in Israel and then join the New York companies.