Updated: Apr 4, 2021
Thirteen Startup Companies will participate in a 4 week Accelerator, with weekly session and Investor Demo Day taking place on Clubhouse, the popular audio based social media platform backed by Andreesen Horrowitz. Seattle, WA - March 31, 2021 - Press Release Today TF Labs and FounderStreams have announced the 13 companies who will be participating in the first ever Accelerator to be hosted primarily on Clubhouse, the popular audio based social media platform backed by Andreesen Horrowitz. The FounderStreams Accelerator will be taking place over four weeks starting on April 5th with weekly programming related to support the 13 Founders in moving their startup companies forward and ready to present on Investor Demo Day taking place on May 1st. The Founders participating in the FounderStreams Accelerator are based in the United States and Europe, with nearly 80% of participants being underrepresented Founders. The verticals of the companies participating consist of FinTech, EdTech, Real Estate, VR/AR, Logistics, as well as CPG and Products. FounderStreams initially set out to select 10 companies to participate in the inaugural Cohort though increased to the Cohort to 13 from over 200 companies.
“I'm thrilled with our 13 companies and can’t wait to get started. Our Founders have great initial progress and with some guidance and structure, I am confident our mentor and moderator team will be able to support them successfully advance their companies and hopefully raise funding.” As a Latino Founder, I’m also incredibly proud and grateful for the diversity of our Cohort and that of our mentor team, which I believe is a reflection of our core beliefs.” Jonathan G. Blanco, Founder of TF Labs & FounderStreams The FounderStreams Accelerator mentors, moderators, and advisors are made up of veteran Founders, and Startup ecosystem builders like Tiffany Mcghee CNBC Contributor and Founder of Pivotal Advisors, Elizabeth Scallon Startup ecosystem builder, Nolan Rawlins CEO of SMRT Mouth smart athletic wearable, Lekan Bashua Founder of First Checks, and Rajan Kasetty Partner at The 22 Fund. “I am excited to be one of the advisors for this program and eager to help this fantastic cohort of founders. I am also excited for this to be run exclusively on ClubHouse, as this and other voice first platforms provide a unique opportunity to provide resources to startups in new and engaging ways.” Elizabeth Scallon, Startup and Innovation ecosystem builder. FounderStreams Accelerator Cohort Participants Cee Carter - Pawndr: Long distance transport for pets and animals Lori Sardoff - Snailz: Booking and payments marketplace for nail salons Rhonda Merrick - Global Music Library: Step by step library for musical composition Byron Johnson - AIME Says: AI for Schools Youngwon Lee - Dokkaebier: Asian inspired craft brewery with eCommerce Michele Wytas - Toesty Sheets: Simplifying bed making with fitted top-sheet German Urrego - Unividoc: Telemedicine marketplace, 100% in Spanish James Spalding - VOALÁ IMMERSIVE TECHNOLOGY: Reinventing jewellery shopping with AR & AI Soheil Nikbin - Zalamon: Decentralizing Finance with faster payments Chris Thompson - Homsby: Guided home purchase without a real estate agent Andre Smith - Chosn Relationship App: Closed social network for meaningful relationships Christopher Roberts - C4G Security: Technology enabled private security Derrick Green - WAWN Family Products: Socially conscious, allergen free American comfort food For Press Inquiries please contact Jonathan G. Blanco at email@example.com TF Labs is a startup studio and digital agency working with early stage companies and enterprises, turning ideas into products across blockchain, commerce, content, and branding, while spinning out internal startups. https://tflabs.io