Wheedle Gains Financial Momentum from Cuyahoga County

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Flashstarts portfolio company Wheedle took part in our 2016 summer Labs program, and have since been accepted into the Flashstarts accelerator. Their success has now reached beyond Flashstarts to Cuyahoga County. Last week, Wheedle was awarded a 125,000 low interest loan from the North Coast Opportunities Technology Fund. Wheedle allows establishments to compete for business and offer direct marketing to its customers. Co-Founders Brian Stein and John Weston describe their app as an integration of all the transactions involving the hospitality industry. In other words, Wheedle combines the functionality of restaurant reservations (think Open Table), discount promotions (Groupon), and event ticketing (eventbrite) in one easy to use platform. (more…)
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Meet the Flashstarts Accelerator Class of 2016

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With Labor Day weekend now concluded and summer transitioning into fall, we at Flashstarts are also transitioning from our Labs program to the 2016 Accelerator. Flashstarts’ unique startup accelerator accepts one-to-four person teams, swaps a $25,000 investment for 8% equity, and provides teams with hands-on coaching from its co-founders until a public Demo Day. Truth be told, we love change and could not be more excited to get started with our newest portfolio companies! [embed]http://https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9FTiAy73a0Q[/embed] (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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