More and more locales across the country are paying attention to women led companies. Long gone are the days when women sold Mary Kay, Avon or Tupperware, they’re currently standing toe to toe with their male counterparts in leading startups.
Memphis Tennesse’s Start.Co led the pack two years ago when it launched a first of it’s kind women led startup accelerator. Their women led startup accelerator, UpStart runs concurrently with the organizations other accelerator programs from May to September. Other programs across the country followed Start.co’s lead including SoarTriangle in Raleigh North Carolina.
The second class of the Raleigh based women led program has kicked off with six great new companies that range from an inner ear device that monitors head impact to an online social network concept that is meant for collecting tips.
SoarTriangle’s inaugural class featured Mati Energy a startup that offers a new spin on energy drinks and was founded by Tatiana Birgisson. She won over AOL founder Steve Case who called her name as the winner of the 2015 Google Demo Day in Silicon Valley and the winner of a $100,000 investment from Case.
Here are the six startups participating this year according to the Triangle Business Journal:
- Akili Software: A company developing a cloud-based workflow management platform targeted at home care and assisted living companies
- Avelist: An online social media platform aimed at collecting tips and recommendations on everything from career changes to home-buying.
- Imvere, LLC: A company developing an inner-ear device to monitor things such as head impact – the goal being to prevent concussions.
- Sweetie Pie Organics: A snacks company targeting its organic products to children.
- Task Torch: A company developing a platform to help teams communicate and coordinate their work.
- Tom and Jenny’s: A healthy candy company that uses ingredients that reduce cavity-causing bacteria.