NASHVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Launch Tennessee (LaunchTN) announces the 12 selected startup companies from the 36|86 Southern Series events in Arlington, VA, Atlanta, GA and Columbia, SC. Winners advance to LaunchTN’s inaugural 36|86 conference in June where 36 companies will have the opportunity to win cash prizes, including $36,000 to the winner. The remaining 24 companies will be announced later this month.
The 12 Southern Series winners are:
Arlington, VA - Disruption Corp
Airside Mobile makes the only app authorized by U.S. Customs and Border Protection that enables travelers to bypass long Customs lines. (Arlington, VA)
Babyscripts reimagines how pregnancies are monitored by introducing the internet of things to prenatal care. (Washington, D.C.)
EQUITYEATS is the first equity crowdfunding platform dedicated exclusively to restaurants, bars and coffee shops. (Washington, D.C.)
Virgil Security, Inc., provides software developers with password-free authentication, encryption, and verification of data, devices and identities with no prior cryptographic knowledge or training required. (Manassas, VA)
Columbia, SC - ConvergeSE & The Iron Yard
aPersona transparently protects public-facing web services for pennies per user. (Raleigh, NC)
Echovate helps companies’ replicate top performing employees through next generation data-science. (Charleston, SC)
FotoSwipe allows users to instantly share photos and videos across multiple smart devices (iPhone, Android, iPad, etc.) with the swipe of a finger. (Raleigh, NC)
Good Done Great customizes employee engagement and corporate philanthropy platforms for global brands, delivering targeted and measurable impact. (Charleston, SC)
Atlanta, GA - Atlanta Tech Village
Florence Healthcare accelerates clinical drug trials with a new type automation software. (Atlanta, GA)
PartPic solves part identification and purchase allowing consumers to upload a picture of the part and then receive the correct part and facilitates the purchase. (Atlanta, GA)
Rivalry sales coaching software helps sales reps perform the right behaviors of the sales process to help them close more deals, maintain positive morale and retain training. (Atlanta, GA)
RootsRated is a media platform that connects users with the best outdoor experiences, hand-picked by local outdoor retailers and experts. (Chattanooga, TN)
The mission of The Southern Series is to provide an opportunity for regional startup celebration and identify the best entrepreneurs throughout the Southeast.
“The 12 chosen startup companies are fantastic representatives of the Southeast region,” says LaunchTN CEO Charlie Brock. “The top 36 companies will have the opportunity to network and hear from some of the nation’s leading entrepreneurs, investors and media representatives.”
Southern Series sponsors included The Blackstone Charitable Foundation (Presenting Sponsor), Square 1 Bank, Cherry Bekaert, Four Bridges Capital Advisors and Baker Donelson.
About 36|86 - A LaunchTN production, 36|86 gathers startups, business leaders, media and strategic investors for a celebration of entrepreneurship and southern culture. 36|86 is a platform connecting the “doers,” the “makers,” and the “innovators” in the southeast, around the country, and across the globe.