Techstars Impact Announces its Inaugural Class of 10 Startups

Zoe Schlag, managing director of Techstars Impact, photo by John Davidson.

Techstars announced Wednesday ten startups that make up its inaugural class for the 2018 Impact program in Austin.

“Nine months ago we set out to find ten world-class teams who like us, believe that our deepest problem sets represent our biggest opportunities, and that entrepreneurs should sit at the center of our strategy to build a better future,” Zoe Schlag, managing director of Techstars Impact, wrote in a Techstars post.

The ten teams arrived in Austin on June 4th and will spend three months in the program working on building their businesses. On August 23rd, they will pitch their ventures at Demo Day.

The companies come from the U.S., Mexico, Nigeria and South Asia. The companies include the following: (Descriptions provided by Techstars)

Better Living Technologies: A monitoring solution for patients and caregivers to better manage chronic disease at home, improving health outcomes and relieving caregiver stress.

Bridgecare Finance: Consumer lending platform offering financing to make childcare more affordable and provide working mothers with better options to maintain their career paths.

MDaaS Global: Low-cost diagnostic and primary care centers that provide high-quality, affordable care to Africa’s next billion.

Graviky Labs: Patent-pending technology that captures air pollution before it enters the environment and purifies it to make high-grade inks.

TommyRun: On-demand delivery platform for construction materials, reducing operational inefficiencies for contractors while increasing wage opportunities for day laborers.

Kutumbita: Communication and engagement platform for companies to manage, train and engage their factory workforce across supply chains

Base Operations: B2B security and risk management platform that visualizes crime in heat maps for teams in emerging markets

Haven Connect: Property management software to streamline the affordable housing application process

Pipeline Equity: HR tech platform that increases financial performance of companies by eliminating gender bias.

Troposphere: Low-cost environmental monitoring for companies and communities who need to know what is in the environment around them.

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