Flashstarts and Global Cleveland Announce Strategic Partnership- Press Release

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Cleveland, Feb. 13, 2017- Flashstarts, a startup accelerator and venture fund focused on unique and disruptive uses of software and technology, today announced a new strategic partnership with Global Cleveland. The partnership will combine Flashstarts’ expertise in startup and innovation with Global Cleveland’s interest in having more talented global entrepreneurs succeed in Cleveland, and to deliver solutions for international entrepreneurs who are struggling with their immigration status.The partnership between Flashstarts and Global Cleveland will mark the beginning of partnerships of regional organizations and universities with Flashstarts who come together for the same mission: bring and support world-changing startups through enabling immigrant founders to locate in the Northeast Ohio. The new partnership will be a stepping stone for setting up a Flashstarts Global Entrepreneur-In-Residence (GEIR) program with local universities in Northeast…
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Revolutionizing Investor Relations

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[caption id="attachment_3489" align="alignnone" width="580"] Reginald Cash, Founder and CEO of MarkersAPhoto by Freshwater Cleveland[/caption] Investor relations is long overdue for an upgrade. After digging through all of the necessary documents and resources, any single interaction with an investor can take two to three days. With over 10 years of experience in investor relations, Reginald Cash and his startup, MarkersA, hope to revolutionize the process. (more…)
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Making Virtual Reality Accessible

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Holohack, a Danish company currently working with Flashstarts labs, is quickly gaining success in their mission to make virtual reality for home-purposes available to everyone. The man behind the idea, Dimitar Genov, founded the company in 2014 after a frustrating building experience of his own. Fascinated by the potential of virtual reality, Genov began brainstorming ideas on how he might help others avoid home-building frustrations and achieve their dream home, with Holohack being the final result. (more…)
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Continued Momentum: Windrush

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[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="674"] The Windrush team (L-R: Max Walker, Riley Alsman, Mark Morrison) talk to Flashstarts interns in 2015[/caption] When it comes to start-ups, continual development is essential. Hot off the heals of the 2015 Flashstarts Accelerator, Windrush has been chosen for the highly competitive Manhattan-based Techstars Fintech accelerator, which is sponsored by Barclays. (more…)
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Wheedle takes advantage of NBA Finals

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[caption id="attachment_3450" align="alignnone" width="602"] Wheedle intern with Cleveland Browns cornerback, Joe Haden, at NBA Finals Game 4[/caption] Tonight, Wheedle is setting up a promotion tent in anticipation of the hordes of people who will be flocking to downtown for Game 6 of the NBA Finals. The tent will be located in the parking lot next to Harry Buffalo on East 4th Street downtown from 4-10pm. The Wheedle app creators will be at the tent themselves to answer questions and promote the app. (more…)
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Featured Company: Drive My Way

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Started in 2014, and launched in 2015, DriveMyWay strives to create the best job matches between CDL truck drivers and employers. Essentially the “Eharmony for the trucking industry,” the women-led company utilizes a unique recruiting service based on 23 personal preferences, ranging from how often drivers want to be home, to more specific likings such as if they include a pet on their routes. (more…)
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Introducing Flashstarts Labs

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This year marks the beginning of the Flashstarts Labs program—both a feeder and test round for the Flashstarts Accelerator program. As opposed to the original format, which accepted startups into the program following a couple weeks and a brief round of interviews, the new approach allows us to evaluate more teams and conduct greater due diligence prior to investment. (more…)
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Parihug: Human connection through technology

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Despite still being an undergrad at Case Western Reserve University, Xyla Foxlin is already on her way to creating what many have called the next big startup. Her company, Parihug, claims to be putting “humanity back into technological connection” through a pair of wifi-connected teddy bears. (more…)
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