Techstars NY Announces Inaugural Class

Techstars NY, which is more selective than the Ivy League, has chosen its first class of eleven startups.

For those who are keeping track, that means one more company slipped in than was originally planned.

It’s an interesting range of companies. Two companies have yet to write a single line of code, four have raised some funds already, one is generating a lot of revenue and another two are actually profitable.

“This definitely skews towards much later stage companies than Techstars is known for working with,” says managing director David Tisch. “We’ve been so happy and impressed that these companies see value in working with Techstars and the mentors we’ve brought together.”

Techstars will help the early stage companies to form their identity and figure our their business model. For the later stage firms, they will work on helping them to focus and scale. “We’re in the business of getting our companies funded by other people,” says Tisch.

In other words, a million dollars is cool, but you know what’s really cool…

Here they are:

CrowdTwist – NY, NY Social Loyalty and Rewards Platform

FriendsList – NY, NY Social Classifieds

HomeField – NY, NY Online Video Analytics Platform for Sports

MigrationBox – Chicago, IL Easy Email Migration

Red Rover – NY, NY Engagement Platform for Institutions and Enterprises

Relusions – Los Angeles, CA Customers On-Demand for SMB’s

SocratED – NY, NY Mobile / Interactive Learning Platform

ToVieFor – NY, NY Fashion + eCommerce + Gaming

UrbanApt – NY, NY Community Driven Hyper-Local Guide for City Living

Wiji – Boulder, CO Interactive and Intelligent Digital Signage Software

And a mystery company focused on building a “Platform for Tablet Publishing and Advertising.”

bpopper at observer dot com – @benpopper


Techstars NY Announces Inaugural Class