Many incredible ideas, from passionate and driven founders, were submitted for our 2013 class. And after much deliberation our final 6 are announced below. In addition to some truly innovative ideas that encompass music, research, digital publishing and social enterprises, we’re also proud to welcome our first women into the program (and our first married co-founders). Keep checking back as we have so much more to come on these founders and their burgeoning startup companies!
Scott Finney, CEO
IncreaseIF.com provides cost-analysis software that helps scientific researchers more efficiently determine which in-house resources should be used and which tasks should be outsourced.
Brit Fitzpatrick, CEO
Andrew Bartolotta, brand evangelist
Mentor.me is a could-based platform that re-shapes the way mentors and mentees are matched. Make the match and change a life.
Justin Olita, CEO
Vince Rogers, co-founder and vice-president
Brian Wentzloff, co-founder and CTO
Musistic is a new type of social collaboration platform, using cloud-based music creation intelligence as well as a smart matching technology to bring musicians together to play.
Richard Billings, CEO
Will Phillips, co-founder and lead designer
Screwpulp is a new form of self-publishing that includes built-in marketing and dynamic pricing based on reader demand.
Pam Cooper, CEO
Tom Cooper, CTO
Sodbuster is a cloud-based platform that connects independent nonprofits with local merchants, creating a local community marketplace that meets the needs of fundraisers and local businesses via their mutual neighbors.
Nick Redmond, CEO
Rachel Hurley, co-founder and director of pr and marketing
Kangaroo helps musicians interact with their fans in a live, real-time environment using GPS-enabled devices. From geocaching treasure hunts to personalized walking tours, this app and site allows fans the most hands on experience in social media.