StartMart growing companies in the CLE

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A feature on StartMart by WKYC WKYC featured our CEO Charles Stack and our home, Cleveland entrepreneurial hub StartMart, last night. The segment focuses on festivities from the StartMart Grand Opening on September 8th, as well as StartMart's potential to bring jobs and startup companies back to our city. "This is the first time it's been done in Cleveland," said Stack. StartMart is where creative ideas are brainstormed for start-up companies to soar. Start-up means companies that are hiring, not firing. Start-up also means new jobs. (more…)
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Taking Cleveland’s Entrepreneurship to a Higher Level

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A Feature on StartMart in Fresh Water Cleveland Fresh Water Cleveland wrote a great article summarizing the vision and progress of our home, StartMart. The entrepreneurial hub offers flexible leases and resources to startups to help them scale, as well as a coworking space designed to inspire new startup ideas. As the article explains, StartMart has its first four official startup members: <remesh, We Can Code IT, Qwickly, and Handelabra Games. (StartMart has room to house about 25 more startups... So apply while you can!) The startup founders talked about why they chose to operate out of StartMart. Jeremy Handel, founder of Handelabra games, which makes digital board games across multiple platforms, also finds the location ideal.  “Downtown Cleveland is really on the upswing right now and we want to be surrounded by that,” he says.…
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This Startup Will Help You Become a More Informed and Better Citizen

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An article about <remesh on AlleyWatch Our 2014 portfolio company <remesh, which is currently in New York City participating in the Barclays Accelerator powered by Techstars, was featured on AlleyWatch. The NYC publication interviewed co-founder and CEO Andrew Konya about the inspiration to start <remesh and why they applied to Barclays. Konya also shared a bit about their product, which has pivoted from a chat app to a software-as-a-service (SaaS) for large organizations. "We knew our tech solved the fundamental problem of quickly understanding what a group of people was thinking, and had identified over a hundred monetizable use cases, but had not decided which to focus on.  Many of these use cases were in fintech and others were in large organizations.  So, we saw Barclays + Techstars as the…
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remesh Creates Text-Based, Real Time Market Feedback for Businesses

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An Article About <remesh on TechOhio Following their acceptance to the Barclays Accelerator, 2014 portfolio company <remesh was featured on TechOhio. <remesh is a chat app that allows a large group to speak with one voice. It helps companies facilitate market research by cutting back on time required to track collective wisdom. In the TechOhio article, founder Andrew Konya said that he had developed a prototype for <remesh and sought initial funding with the help of several Northeast Ohio organizations before applying to the Flashstarts 2014 accelerator. “I went into Flashstarts with no business knowledge. I really just wanted to learn how a business worked and how to build revenue,” said Konya. “They helped raise our next round of funding, showed us how to frame our business to investors and…
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National press for remesh following Barclays acceptance

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2014 portfolio company <remesh is getting national attention following its acceptance to the Barclays Accelerator powered by TechStars. <remesh was one of only 11 teams accepted to the accelerator's first-ever class in New York City. The 13-week program begins today and includes teams from the United States, Israel, Estonia, Denmark, and more. The New York Business Journal selected <remesh as one of three standout companies among the class: Cleveland, Ohio-based Remesh is a chat app on steroids, that also doubles as a voting engine by allowing groups of any size to quickly form consensus by voting on possible responses to questions and to respond as a group. Click here to read the full New York Business Journal article. <remesh also earned mentions in FINANCIAL and FierceFinancialIT. Visit the <remesh website…
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Cleveland tech startup Remesh joins Barclays accelerator program in NYC

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      An Article about Remesh in The Plain Dealer As 2014 accelerator graduate <remesh celebrates its acceptance into the Barclays Accelerator, the news is appearing in media outlets throughout Northeast Ohio, including the Plain Dealer. <remesh was selected from more than 500 applicants as one of 11 teams in the accelerator's first class in New York City. "It's a great opportunity to take our technology and work with some of the best minds in business to further develop our product and create a viable and scalable business," said [<remesh co-founder Andrew] Konya, 27, who was a fourth-year Ph.D. candidate in the liquid crystals institute at Kent State University before he decided to focus on Remesh. <remesh, which is an app that allows a collective group of users to speak with…
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Cleveland-based remesh gains acceptance into Barclays Accelerator

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Crain's Cleveland Business covered 2014 portfolio company <remesh's acceptance into the Barclays Accelerator, powered by Techstars. It will be one of 11 teams in the accelerator's first New York class. The company, a graduate of the Flashstarts business accelerator in Cleveland, makes software designed to take comments from lots of people and distill them into a message that represents the entire group. It will receive $120,000 from Techstars, which takes a 6% equity stake in the startups that participate in its accelerator programs. Read the full story, written by Chuck Soder, here. View the <remesh website here.
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Cleveland startup remesh to join first New York Barclays Accelerator class

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Our 2014 portfolio company <remesh has proven for some time that it has a great deal of potential for a number of business applications. We're excited now to share that the Cleveland startup will be putting one of those applications to test in the Barclays Accelerator powered by Techstars. Learn more in the press release below. Cleveland startup <remesh to join first New York Barclays Accelerator class CLEVELAND, July 15, 2015 -- <remesh, a Cleveland-based startup that utilizes collective intelligence to streamline group conversation, today announced they are joining the inaugural class of NYC based Barclays Accelerator powered by Techstars. <remesh will join ten other startups from around the world for a 13-week program designed for startups in the financial technology space. The accelerator provides participating startups with a variety of resources…
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Cleveland Startup Accelerator Names 2014 Follow-on Funding Recipients

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As we are in the process of accepting applications to our 2015 summer accelerator program and raise funds for the Flashstarts 2015 Fund, we are excited to finally announce the Class of 2014 startups receiving follow-on funding. More details are in the press release below. Cleveland Startup Accelerator Names 2014 Follow-on Funding Recipients For media inquiries, contact Grace Moenich Director of Public Relations, Flashstarts (440) 539-0930 grace.moenich@flashstarts.com www.flashstarts.net Cleveland, Feb. 25, 2015 – Flashstarts, a Cleveland-based startup accelerator and venture fund, today publicly announced its decision to award follow-on investments to three of its 2014 program graduates: <remesh, Lufthouse and Vestor. <remesh, a chat app that enables a group of people to converse as if they were a single person and speak with a single voice, raised a total of…
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Ohio Colleges Work to Launch Student Companies

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A Story with <remesh on Ideastream On Friday, January 30th, students from Kent State University's fashion, business and computer science schools will spend over 48 hours in the school's library to collaborate and build new wearable tech ventures. The Kent State Blackstone LaunchPad chapter's second Fashion Tech Hackathon will equip students will high-tech tools to build with during the event and award the top presenting groups with a cash prize. The event is the only collegiate-level fashion tech themed hackathon in the country. A report on Ideastream describes the event in more detail. Andrew Konya, co-founder and CEO of <remesh is a huge supporter of the event. He's also a Ph.D. student at Kent State University's Liquid Crystal Institute and has been an enthusiastic participant of the school's past hackathons. "At last year’s…
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