We realize you have been waiting for this news for a little while now. We weren’t intentionally making you standby in suspense. The selection was difficult as there were many great quality applicants, which made the evaluation process longer than expected.
We have been busy confirming that the following companies are prepared to spend their summer with Jumpstart Foundry. We are thrilled to write that they have all accepted!
The following are the ten applicants selected for the 2012 Jumpstart Foundry cohort. Stay tuned for more news here soon about these exciting startups.
Contigo is developing a short-term loan solution to compete with the existing “pay-day” loan industry. Our loans will be delivered through a proprietary underwriting model and online platform.
Jamplify (formerly OKDJ) is a fan-engagement platform which gamifies free music releases by incentivizing fans to act as promoters for artists.
The Skillery is an online platform that connects teachers and learners. We offer administrative support for offline classes and workshops.
Evermind is the first caregiver-friendly senior monitoring system. If you can plug-in a surge protector and use Facebook, Evermind is easy.
Wax is an app that allows extreme athletes to compete with one another by completing tricks and challenges.
Westcrete converts traditional building plans into a prefabricated formwork that is shipped to jobsite, erected & pumped full of concrete.
Rental Kharma is a destination where Good Owners and Good Renters find Trust, Transparency and Simplicity for their home rental relationships.
PhotoRankr is a new site for serious amateur photography.
OurVinyl allows our users to discover new music through video. They want to be the modern day MTV minus the re-runs.
Talkapolis microcasts new media (mainly talk format) targeted at local markets and distributed on mobile smartphones and smart TV devices.
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Posted on May 3, 2012
Tags: 2012, Contigo, Evermind, Jamplify, JSF, Jumpstart Foundry, Nashville technology startups, OKDJ.fm, OurVinyl.Tv, PhotoRankr, Rental Kharma, startups, Talkapolis, The Skillery, Wax, Westcrete