DivInc Selects 11 Startups to Join its Accelerator

DivInc, the Austin-based accelerator focused on helping minority and women entrepreneurs, announced Wednesday its latest cohort with 11 startups.

The program is set to launch April 2nd and will be based at Capital Factory. It is the fourth class of entrepreneurs that DivInc has coached and mentored. In 2016, Preston James, Ashley Jennings, and Dana Callender founded DivInc to bring greater entrepreneurial diversity to Austin’s technology industry.

The startups include:

BidCrane, founded by Brandon Matthews and Xavier Madison,

Fire Spike, founded by Anthony James,

Game Time Giving, founded by Detrick DeBurr,

Intervene.io, founded by Aaron McCloud and Mehul Shah,

JuiceBox Hero, founded by Laurie Felker Jones,

Kinn, founded by Tarica Navarro,

LAMIK, founded by Kim Roxie,

Omaiven Health, founded by Jerold McDonald and Ani Bagepalli,

Oros Messaging, founded by Amit Patel

ProMama, founded by Jessica Gaffney and Ariele Rosch,

Search Party, founded by Meredith Sanger and Andrea Sanger,

The program involves training and mentoring and culminates with a Demo Day on June 22.

“To date, DivInc has graduated 3 cohorts made up of 34 diverse founders and 26 companies,” according to a news release. “Its alumni have gone on to top accelerators like Sputnik and Mass Challenge, and have raised a combined amount of $1.8 million, created 57 jobs and generated about $1 million in revenues.”

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