Snapshot: 2017 – 2018 StartUp Worcester Cohort Companies
Arrow | Novall Khan
Harvard University Graduate School of Education, 2012
Arrow is a smarter, more-connected dating app. It features match suggestions made by friends, and a first-date safety feature via location share. Download Arrow on the App Store.
MEDIA COVERAGE | June 4, 2017 | June 30, 2017 | July 27, 2017
AsanaRa | Daysha Williams
Natural Skincare Products
Box Mountain Games | Jacob Peltola
Becker College, 2016
A central MA independent game studio dedicated to creating outside-the-box interactive media!
Dropwise | Marc Printz & Nathan Rosenberg
Worcester Polytechnic Institute, 2019
Dropwise is a company that makes products and services that do social good. Driply, our first product, is a social, competitive mobile game that gamifies advertising for 100% user engagement. With Driply we can help companies find out what consumers know about them, strengthen their brand, hype up product releases and find out what causes consumers care about. By purchasing from advertised companies players receive additional points. A major aspect of the game, the majority of revenue is donated by Dropwise to whichever charitable causes players select. By playing Driply you can be a social champion, and champion change.
FRWD Inc. | H. Anthony Moore
Howard University, 2016
FRWD is a mobile application that provides voice controllable automated savings. Through small regular drafts every 2-3 days, the FRWD plan will enable all users to save at least $1000 in a year. The app will also provide the flexibility to set personal goals and transfer money from one goal to another. Revenue will be generated through minuscule transaction fees on FRWD plan drafts, early withdrawal fees and interest on user savings.
GeoStage | Brian Keeley-DeBonis
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
GeoStage is a free app that let’s you play location based games of assassin with your friends. Simply get a group of friends that will be frequenting the same general location for an extended period of time, create a game in that location, and start playing.
HydroGlyde Coatings, LLC | Stacy Chin
College of the Holy Cross, 2012
It has been over 50 years since the last technological advance was made with latex condoms. By introducing HydroGlyde coated condoms to the market, our mission is to: offer an better product that offers longer lasting condom lubrication compared to commercially available personal lubricants and packaged lubricated condoms; promote correct and consistent condom usage; provide an innovative solution to address health concerns of preventing the spread of STIs and unwanted pregnancies; and improve users’ satisfaction and experiences associated with latex condoms
MEDIA COVERAGE | May 2017 | June 4, 2017 | FEATURE NEWS STORY
Psychoactive Entertainment | Tyler Elie Haddad
Becker College, 2018
Game Development, Mobile App and Software Contract Development
PW Industries | Paul Wiley
Holy Cross, 2019
Promotional Marketing Products
MEDIA COVERAGE | March 12, 2017
Simplicity Tech | Angelo Padin
US Marine Corps
Technology company that specializes in social media marketing and mobile app design for niche industries.
MEDIA COVERAGE | April 7, 2017
The Hum | David Powers & Tim O’Neil
Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI), 2018
Daily Email, Online Resource Center, Educational and Networking Events.
MEDIA COVERAGE | June 4, 2017
WooRides | Shahbaz Soofi, Ali Soofi, Joshua Averett, Valentine Beluchukwu, Imrana Soofi, & Yaovi Tsomana
Worcester Polytechnic Institute, 2014
WooRides is a zero-carbon emission transportation fleet serving Worcester’s vibrant community of residents, students, and professionals. We have begun by using traditional technologies to connect Worcester’s history and culture into the future of Worcester’s growth. Through our services we envision alternative futures rooted in sustainable technologies, equitable cities, and small business enterprise. Whether to enjoy nightlife, make it to a business meeting, or plan an event, we are here for you!
MEDIA COVERAGE | June 4, 2017 | July 7, 2017 | July 12, 2017 | July 13, 2017 | July 25, 2017 | July 26, 2017 | Aug 3, 2017