Snapshot: 2018 – 2019 StartUp Worcester Cohort Companies


Alpinax   |   Nassim Aoude

UMass Amherst

Alpinax is a technology company that helps AEC businesses increase profit and efficiency through powerful data captured with modern technology.


March 2017  |

Bakku Technologies   |   Mitch Gaines

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Bakku Technologies provides affordable healthcare solutions with advanced technology for injury prevention and pain relief, physical therapy, and rehabilitation.



Black Seed Farmers Market   |   Imrana Soofi

Clark University

Black Seed Farmers Market connects community members of diverse backgrounds with each other, as well as with local farmers, some of whom are recent immigrants and/or refugees, in order to foster wellness, belonging, and a supportive local economy around healthy food.

MEDIA COVERAGE   | August 2017

Blog Trackr   |   Tyler W. Scionti

College of the Holy Cross

Blog Trackr is a B2B Sass company built to help small business grow by automating the content curation and marketing strategies.

Breiter Planet Properties  |   Andrew Breiter-Wu

Wentworth Environmental Collaborative

Breiter Planet Properties is a millennial led, socially conscious, energy consulting firm.

Canary   |   Nicholas O’Hara

Bryant University

Canary is an app where venues and artists book gigs.

One Chair 4 One Child   |  Racquel T. Knight

Becker College

One Chair 4 One Child (OC4OC) aims to deliver thousands of chairs and desks to Jamaican schools that need furniture.

Phenic Natural Skincare   |  Sophia El-Hayek

Assumption College

Phenic is a brand of all natural olive oil based skincare. Phenic will be an upscale brand of natural organic skincare products.

Phoenix Haberdashery   |  Riley Benler

College of the Holy Cross

Phoenix Haberdashery is a social enterprise in the men’s fashion industry, creating the revolutionary, reversible tie.

Sixth Republic  |  Cory Bisbee

Clark University

Sixth Republic is a political risk consulting and media startup that provides strategic analysis and advisory.

TriallO  |  Ronald Ranauro

Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI)

Daily Email, Online Resource Center, Educational and Networking Events.

WooRides  |  Shahbaz Soofi, Ali Soofi, Valentine Beluchukwu, Imrana Soofi, & Yaovi Tsomana

Worcester Polytechnic Institute, 2014

With a focus on sustainable transportation, WooRides aims to provide residents and visitors to the city with a rich historical & cultural experience of Worcester through several key services and products.

MEDIA COVERAGE   July 2018   July 2017