Velocity Indiana has announced the companies that will participate in this summer’s accelerator cohort. This is the third cohort that Velocity will take on and is the first that has featured eight.
According to the news release, “the cohort includes 13 team members whose companies originate in London, San Jose, Cincinnati, and the Louisville Metro area, and founders based in those cities, as well as Bangalore and Rome.”
It also includes a lot of familiar names.
- Calculingua: Modernizing knowledge creation with a Software as a Service platform for scientists and engineers to analyze data, collaborate and publish.
- Complete Set: A collector-curated database of collectibles.
- findCRA: An online platform for banks to connect with nonprofits for community reinvestment projects.
- Room in the Moon: Introduces people who are moving to the same city and helps them to acclimate to the new city, including locating places to live.
- Soccer Sidekick: A patented soccer training ball that helps young athletes develop better ball control skills.
- SpotDy: Empowers developers to build scalable smart applications in hours, not months.
- The Recovery Station: A kiosk that dispenses customized protein shakes.
- US Chia: Produces American-grown chia seeds to be sold for human and animal nutrition.
The 100-day program is based on the “Lean Startup” and begins on June 30. The program includes mentorship from business leaders, office and meeting space, and $15,000 in seed capital. Velocity Indiana is a nonprofit that began in 2013 through anchor funding provided by Jeffersonville-based Ogle Foundation and New Albany, Ind.-based Blue Sky Foundation.