Techstars Austin has selected ten startups to participate in its 2021 accelerator program which kicked off this month.

The companies include BallBox, Enlightapp, Fêtefully, hampr, Kousso, Livo, Mowies, Nutritional Freedom, SocialMama and Talk Howdy.

The program began on Jan. 11th and will end on Demo Day scheduled for March 24th as a virtual event.

“As with most things in 2020, AsTechstars’ selection process wasn’t exactly the same as in years past or as expected. That being said, the virtual nature of, well everything, wasn’t new to us,” Amos Schwartzfarb, Techstars Austin Managing Director said in a news release. “If there was any exception to this year, it was the sheer quantity of applications we received from very high-quality founders and businesses, which made it harder than previous years to select our final 10. I am beyond thrilled with the 10 incoming companies we’ll be working with over the next three months and believe this will be one of the strongest classes we’ve seen in Techstars Austin to date.”

Techstars Austin also announced Caroline Tosbath as its new Program Manager. Previously, Tosbath worked at Capital Factory, an accelerator and co-working space focused on Texas startups.

“Working on the mentor program at Capital Factory taught me the importance of building meaningful relationships and the impact those relationships can have on founders’ lives and business,” Tosbath said in a news release. “I’m so excited to continue making meaningful connections for founders in my new role at Techstars, in addition to running the day to day of our program.”

The following startups are participating in the Techstars Austin 2021 program:

BallBox from Chicago – a network of kiosks enabling sport, tech, and leisure equipment rental at parks, beaches, hotels, and apartments.

Enlightapp from Fargo, ND – it helps teachers become experts on their students by allowing students to share their uniqueness through self-created student profiles.

Fêtefully from Dallas – a wedding and event planning platform that leverages personality algorithms and automated workflows to streamline the event planning process to make a luxury service accessible to an underserved market while also giving professional planners a way to earn money in their spare time.

hampr from Lafayette, LA – an on-demand, laundry service that will pick up your laundry and return it fresh and folded, right to your front door, within 24 hours.

Kousso from Charlotte, NC – a platform that delivers data-rich home profiles to simplify homeownership.

Livo from Coral Gables, FL – it works with residential rental property managers to enhance the “first-come-first-served” process by increasing flexibility for both the renter and property manager.

Mowies from Medellin, Colombia – a Content Market Network to create, share, sell.

Nutritional Freedom from Austin –  a platform helping women to ditch diets and get healthy for good.

SocialMama from Houston – a network to connect women to the mom friends that they need, and experts they trust.

Talk Howdy from Austin – it is building communities through peer-led, small group virtual chats.