CINCINNATI, OH -- (Marketwire) -- 10/03/12 -- Cincinnati's nationally recognized consumer marketing accelerator, The Brandery, is holding a Demo Day at Great American Ballpark to showcase its latest class of graduates.
More than 350 attendees, including more than 150 potential investors, are attending the event.
"We believe this latest class of Brandery graduates is our strongest yet in terms of team strength, market validation and investor enthusiasm," says Mike Bott, Brandery general manager. "Our world-class mentors and partners seem to be validating that belief as well. There will no doubt be some big success stories in Brandery Class III."
Demo Day is the culmination of 12 weeks of intensive mentoring the founders received from dozens of investors, entrepreneurs and other experts, as well as teams from digital marketing agencies who helped the companies refine their investor and consumer appeal. (The full list of mentors can be found here.)
The 2012 class presenting today include: Andtix, CrowdHall, Flight Car, Impulcity, Modulus, OffTrack Planet, OnTract, Repp, Social Threader, SocStock, WooWho. Read more about them below.
About The Brandery
The Brandery is a Cincinnati-based nonprofit startup accelerator founded in 2010 by David Knox, Bryan Radtke, J.B. Kropp and Rob McDonald with the goal of supporting startups in technology-based consumer marketing. More than 60 mentors work with the companies. Good candidates are consumer-facing startups such as consumer Internet, media and entertainment companies that are based on technology platforms. It is a nationally ranked accelerator by Kauffman Foundation and Tech Cocktail and a founding member of the TechStars Network.
Class 1 included: Giftiki, LifeBlinx, VenturePax and Venue Agent.
Class 2 included: Choremonster, Roadtrippers, Rentshare, Stylezen, and Keepio.
Here is an overview of the 11 Brandery Graduates:
Problem: Travelers park at airports, and their cars just sit there and accumulate charges. Incoming travelers rent cars for high prices at their destinations.
Solution: Flight Car connects the two parties by establishing a marketplace that allows vehicle owners who have parked their cars at the airport to rent them to incoming travelers.
Founders: Rujul Zaparde, Kevin Petrovic, Shri Ganeshram
More info: [email protected]; flightcar.com
Problem: Brands struggle to effectively build up and leverage their social media channels in meaningful ways.
Solution: SocialThreader provides a solution for brands to quickly aggregate and integrate the latest social content into the most relevant pages.
Founders: Vinay Murthy, Vikram Venkataraghavan
More info: [email protected]; socialthreader.com
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