Congrats to The Farm Accelerator Class of Fall 2018
Whew! We’re still basking in the excitement of last Friday’s Demo Day at The Farm, where our latest cohort of founders pitched their companies to an audience of investors, partners, community members, Comcast employees, and others at Atlanta’s Coca-Cola Roxy. More than 1,000 packed the house the Fall 2018 Demo Day as our 25 founders took the stage to share the results of their hard work over the last 12 weeks.
Pilot Partnerships with Comcast
Two of these startups also shared exciting news about pilots with The Farm’s corporate partner, Comcast NBCUniversal! Kilter Rewards recently launched a paid pilot focused on employee wellness engagement with Comcast Cable’s division and regional headquarters operations, both located in metro Atlanta. Kilter and its CEO, Seth Braddock, will relocate to Atlanta to work with a group of 570 employees. OurErrands, which assists with employee acclimation in a new city, is slated to roll out its pilot in 2019. Both companies anticipate expanding their partnerships to other parts of Comcast in 2020.
“We were very impressed by the creativity coming out of this class,” said Bill Connors, president of Comcast’s Central Division. “We look forward to the pilots with both Kilter Rewards and OurErrands and are excited to pull these innovative ideas in-house.”
Burunda Prince, managing director of The Farm, was confident about these companies’ futures. “We expect that, like our first class, these companies will continue to raise capital, create strategic partnerships, and successfully build their customer base,” she said.
Nine Startups That Have Earned Your Slow Clap
Here’s a quick look at this cohort’s companies:
Culturebase is an AI-powered mobile discovery platform for travelers and locals to discover and consume hidden unique and authentic culture in cities, including local experiences, art, fashion, music and food.
Drofika leverages distributed, underutilized computing power within enterprise hardware devices and cryptomining equipment to deliver cheaper and faster computing to anyone, including enterprises, IoT devices, and Smart Cities.
Fanaticus brings mixed reality to the masses through immersive experiences leveraging unique hardware and software to bring fans exactly what they want – extraordinary experiences at ordinary prices, close to home.
FlexSpace is the hassle-free option for companies to visualize, budget, design, and manage their workplace so the space fits the company timeline, budget, and culture.
Kilter Rewards enables employers to donate to employee chosen causes when employees complete daily health goals. This increases employee wellness engagement and leads to greater employee retention rates and reductions in absenteeism costs.
OurErrands is a platform for corporate HR teams to offer personalized concierge services to relocating candidates, affording corporations a competitive advantage, while increasing employee productivity and retention rates.
Rap Plug is a discovery, collaboration, and monetization platform that streamlines the process for artists, fans, entrepreneurs, and creators of hip hop to connect, communicate, and exchange goods and services while being “plugged” with content and resources to boost their career.
SkyMul builds cutting edge drone and computer vision technologies to solve large, previously unaddressed industrial-sized problems, reducing cost, time and risk for construction companies.
Soundcollide is a decentralized recording label that allows music artists to create, protect, and publish their music through remote collaboration and data processing on the blockchain in real-time.
Time to Apply
And the wheels keep turning! We’re already thinking about our next cohort and we hope you are, too. Applications are open for The Farm’s spring 2019 accelerator program, running March 4 — May 23. Apply here and tell your friends.