Posted by: Providence Chamber of Commerce | March 9, 2012

Betaspring shows off new digs and spring business sprouts

Sproutel executives pose with RIEDC’s Christine Smith and GPCC’s Janet Raymond at Betaspring’s Open House.  Sproutel is a start-up company that creates interactive teaching toys to help children diagnosed with a chronic illness cope with their disease.

Betaspring’s “sold out” open house featured their new space at 95 Chestnut Streetin the heart of the Knowledge District.  Sixteen companies from across the country are participating in the spring session of their mentorship-driven startup accelerator program for technology and design entrepreneurs.  Chosen innovators are ready to build a product, launch a company, and change the world.

Over 300 people attended the event, including Mayor Angel Taveras, General Treasurer Gina Raimondo and EDC Director Keith Stokes. Ken Hecht, who purchased the Russell Irons Building from bankruptcy and is revitalizing the property, was also recognized.  Betaspring’s new location will accommodate triple the number of companies Betaspring launches each year.

Companies participating in the Spring Session are:

AgileQR – helps political leaders and campaign managers create personalized connections with constituents and deliver highly relevant digital content via web and mobile.

Autoshag – enables car buyers to purchase used cars directly from dealer auto auctions at significant savings.

Care Thread – real-time, patient-centered communications platform for web and mobile improves communication and collaboration for medical teams — saving time, money and lives.

GBooking – a web platform for search, comparison and booking for services that use stochastic algorithms for resource optimization of service providers.

JumpOffCampus – streamlines the off-campus housing experience for students, landlords and universities.

Kay McGowan: A Curated World – an online retailer of handcrafted home and luxury goods sourced from the hottest international destinations.  A Curated World uses the power and authenticity of video to share stories of handmade goods across a global community.

LessonWriter – automatically turns today’s media content into structured lesson plans for classroom teachers, bringing the world into your textbook.

Moveable Code – is building the “Hasbro of Mobile,” combining deep knowledge of play and technology to create a portfolio of engaging products for carefully targeted audiences.

Prepmatic – test prep tools dramatically increase standardized test scores through fun, proven approach to memorization.

RecoVend – saves universities time and money by streamlining their purchasing process through a collaborative suite of decision-making tools, a digital RFP marketplace and powerful analytics that lower costs and increase efficiency.

Socialping – provides real-time Twitter analytics, account management and compliance solutions to business.

Splitwise – enables roommates, friends and other groups to quickly and automatically track and calculate expenses in sensitive, cost-sharing situations.

Sproutel – creates interactive teaching toys to help children diagnosed with a chronic illness cope with their illness.

Thryve – helps people live healthier by easily tracking the connection between the food we eat and the way we feel.

Thumbs Up – is creating a platform that lets viewers rate TV moments in real time and see how their friends are rating those same moments.

TwoBolt – marketing platform that enables businesses to build, launch and manage their own multi-channel marketing campaigns without hiring an agency.



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