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12 Companies Selected for StartUp Worcester Accelerator

By Tom Marino | August 29, 2023
Last Updated: August 29, 2023

WORCESTER – The Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce announced 12 companies selected to participate in the 2023-2024 StartUp Worcester, an entrepreneur pre-accelerator program.

A review committee selected the admitted companies based on the innovative nature and scalability of their business proposal and how relevant the program benefits would be for their needs. Each participant will receive benefits in the form of a free year of membership to the Chamber, free space at the downtown coworking space WorcLab, and access to possible funding and mentor networks with Venture Forum. They are also paired with a mentor from SCORE and a mentor who is a StartUp Worcester alum or local entrepreneur.

For the first time, StartUp Worcester will also offer workshops led by experts in topics such as customer validation, branding, sales, intellectual property, venture fundraising, leadership, and pitch preparation. The program runs from Sept. 7 to May 2024.

The companies selected for StartUp Worcester 2023-2024 are:

  • ChillyDoggy – Joshua Davidson – A prototype portable AC unit that prevents harm to pets in hot vehicles and other closed spaces.
  • Enduring Wishes – Vladimir Charlemagne – A secure and private digital vault for storing important estate planning documents and family memories.
  • Exo-Lytics – Daniel Zimmer – A proprietary method for manufacturing exosomes, extracellular vesicles that can carry proteins used to heal and improve other cells.
  • External Ventilator Pod – Rachel Chan – A medical device to help obese patients with underlying lung issues during hospital stays.
  • EzBusy – David Echavarria – AI-powered, no-code web design.
  • GMG Mobility Systems – William Gunn – Hybrid powertrains for the trucking industry using EV-inspired design that reduce logistics costs and greenhouse gas emissions.
  • Gompei’s Analytica – Danilo Ruberti – Expert data analysis using proprietary software services for businesses and organizations to make informed decisions.
  • Pananosis Laboratories – Joseph Yu – Better early detection methods for cancer screening using single molecule sequencing.
  • Pedi-U – Daniel Salvadore – An app for transforming a child’s inpatient experience in hospitals by creating meaningful connections and bonds between patients.
  • SnowGo – Christian Lopez – An app that makes it easy for homeowners and business owners to order professional snow removal services.
  • TabsApp – Christopher Villamarin – An app that optimizes the bar experience for both business owners and customers by ordering drinks online.
  • Trivflic – Thomas Haigh – Gamified online trivia and social media platform designed to build a sense of community.

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