Less than halfway through Techstars’ three-month program, five startup companies in the class are hiring.
The program’s first annual cohort — which included 10 startups — spent the first month meeting nearly 100 mentors and investors. Following the feedback, half of the class is ready to scale and hire more people, said Techstars managing director Lesa Mitchell.
“Many of the companies that are part of the Techstars KC class are generating revenue or have been raising funding while in the program therefore it isn’t surprising that scale requires hires,” Mitchell said. “We also have a couple of companies that already have a team of five or more so don’t think because they aren’t hiring they aren’t scaling.”
In exchange for 6 percent equity, Techstars startups receive $120,000, participation in the accelerator program and access to an impressive list of mentors, as well as Techstars’ global network of alumni and mentors.
The inaugural Techstars KC class is a diverse hodgepodge of industries, including ed tech, artificial intelligence, law, virtual reality, food and more. A culminating demo day event is set for Oct. 12 at the Folly Theater.
Here is more information on the available positions.
Ampogee – Ampogee gamifies manufacturing to engage and motivate employees.
GRIT Virtual Construction – GRIT Virtual Construction creates virtual reality software for architects and contractors that simulate construction.
Planetarians – Planetarians offers high-fiber protein food from food waste at the price of food stamps.
TeacherTalent – TeacherTalent uses big data to predict teacher effectiveness and match the best teachers with client schools.
Vector Legal Method – Vector Legal Method is building a comprehensive litigation case management, collaboration and analytics application.
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