Accelerator 9Mile Labs Names Initial Class of B2B Startups
Startup accelerator 9Mile Labs received about 100 applicants for its first class and selected nine cloud-based companies working on a range of problems from healthcare to content publishing to employee giving.
The initial cohort in the Seattle area’s newest business-to-business focused accelerator begins a three-month run April 8.
In exchange for a 4-8 percent equity stake, the startups receive a $20,000 investment and work space in the SURF Incubator, and access to nearly 70 mentors 9Mile has recruited from the ranks of Microsoft, local venture capital firms including Ignition Partners and Madrona Venture Group, and a wide range of other technology companies, and service providers large and small.
The companies will pitch to potential investors at 9Mile’s first Demo Day, scheduled for June 27.
Here are the nine participating startups, with descriptions of their business taken from 9Mile’s release and their Web sites, where available:
—AeroMetric Wireless. “Wireless analytics from over the air down to the application,” 9Mile says.
—AMP Tablet Solutions. Apps and websites to connect sales and supply chains. Seattle.
—Appuri: Helping business adjust to cloud computing with “Software Defined Operations.” Seattle.
—CadenceMD. Helps doctors improve scheduling to eliminate waste and inefficiencies.
—Comr.se. “Crunching sales and social data to power agile commerce,” 9Mile says.
—GIVINGtrax. Seattle-based maker of software to manage and report corporate giving, cause marketing, employee volunteerism.
—MeritShare. Employee recognition with social media tools, delivered online and mobile. Seattle.
—Ombitron. Hardware and software for machine-to-machine wireless data systems. Seattle.
—SpinRiot. Multi-screen publishing platform for interactive content. No programming skills required. Portland.