MassChallenge’s Austin accelerator has announced its top 12 startup finalists for 2020.

The startups will compete for $500,000 in cash prizes with winners announced on Thursday, Oct. 22 during a virtual awards ceremony.

“While the world continues to settle into the digital environment, business owners, executives, and governments are seeking innovative ways to operate fully, get people back to work, and meet the needs of their customers,” Mike Millard, managing director of MassChallenge Texas in Austin, said in a news statement. “The startups in this year’s MassChallenge Texas in Austin program have solutions that can address these issues head-on.”

MassChallenge Texas held its four-month accelerator for 58 startups online in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The 2020 MassChallenge Austin Finalists:

At Ease Rentals Corp. of Round Rock: temporary housing for military and federal employees.

Civic Champs of Bloomington, Indiana: creates a mobile platform for nonprofit organizations to organize and engage with volunteers.

Class2Class of Bryan: A collaborative learning platform that brings together universities, businesses, and other organizations to work on projects.

Code 1 Medical Devices of St. Petersburg, Florida: A medical device that prevents aspiration of stomach contents into the lungs.

CUE Audio of Franklin, Tennessee: CUE transmits data between any microphone and speaker using sound waves.

DanceFight of Austin: DanceFight is a mobile dance competition platform.

Locker Lifestyle of Orland Park, Illinois: created a wearable wrist wallet to stash cash, keys, phone, ID, and other objects.

Muxy of Austin: created software that allows broadcasters to interact with viewers.

RealKey of San Francisco: a mortgage processing platform.

Weeve of Austin: a platform for employee surveys and feedback so employers can retain their top talent.

WriterDuet of Austin: A real-time collaboration platform for writers, filmmakers, game developers, and other creative teams.

Xpan of Toronto, Canada: It has developed a less invasive universal port that aims to maximize the safety and efficiency of minimally invasive surgery.