Packard Place announces the 2nd class of RevTech Labs in Uptown Charlotte. RevTech Labs is geared toward Charlotte’s burgeoning developer community and provides a place for tech startups to launch. The 3 month program focuses on early stage mobile, software and web companies. RevTech Labs provides free work space, mentorship, and programming all geared toward revolutionary technology startups. The program is now launching its second class this week and working through the end of April. The program will end with a Demo Day where the companies will have an opportunity to pitch to investors and the business community.
RevTech Labs has selected 10 companies for the second round of the program (listed below).
RevTech Labs is all about community, mentorship, and connections. All companies will be required to locate within the same community space. The 4,000 sq ft space, located within Packard Place, provides shared desks, break space, and casual meeting space. Mentorship from local, regional, and national tech talent will help to guide startups as they focus on building their products and defining their business models.
Packard Place is the foundation of like-minded entrepreneurs sharing skills and business opportunities in Charlotte. It serves as a community center for entrepreneurial activity in the heart of the Queen City, allowing access to technology, education and hands-on assistance to help business partners and start-ups design, build, market and deliver innovation and solutions. This is accomplished by the collaboration of key organizations in the region including entrepreneurial, industry, civic, economic and university groups that together are changing the landscape of Charlotte business.
Interact Authentic Comminication:
Interact Authentic Communication is our partner for the purpose of helping participants breakdown, practice and polish their pitch. RevTech Bootcamp will be held at Interact Studio in the Grinnell Building off West Morehead Street in early April. Bootcamp leader Lou Solomon is the founder of the Interact, which focuses on authenticity as the driving force of communication.
CLT Blog is Charlotte’s blog of record. Our mix of citizen and professional contributors have earned CLT Blog the reputation of “Best Local Blog” by way of Creative Loafing and Charlotte magazine’s regular contests. As a locally born and bread collective, CLT Blog focuses on Charlotte’s most pressing issues and inspiring stories, and through the use of rich media like live streaming video, engage the next generation of Charlotteans.
Twilio, the cloud communications company, is reinventing telecom by merging the worlds of cloud computing, web services and telecommunications. Twilio provides a telephony infrastructure web service in the cloud, allowing web developers to integrate phone calls, text messages and IP voice communications into their web, mobile and traditional phone applications. The company is privately held and is headquartered in San Francisco, California.
RevTech Labs Second Class of Companies
The company goal is to deliver the products, services and experiences that students look for throughout their college career. eCampus currently operates Roomsurf. Roomsurf is a social network that helps students find compatible roommates.
Principals: Justin Gaither, Dan Thibodeau
Alcohoot is the world’s first smartphone breathalyzer. The small device connects to your smartphone and together with the Alcohoot mobile app enables you to test your blood alcohol level quickly, accurately, and easily.
Principals: Ben Biron, Jonathan Ofir, Max Koeppel
Womadz affords its creative members the opportunity to showcase their talent in circles that matter, earn recognition with brand executives and accrue serious cash. Womadz provides its online community with an environment populated with entertaining videos, enabling users to earn money by selecting and sharing the very best of these videos.
Principals: Diek Minkhorst, Sam Reitman
MyLearningID was formed by two business partners that share a passion for education and security. Through facial, voice recognition and additional digital signatures, an individual can maintain the integrity of their identity online while schools to maintain the academic integrity of their distance education programs.
Principals: Velvet Nelson, Mike Murphy
Podanize is an innovative website and mobile app that provides moms with an efficient and fun way to stay organized with their kids’ ongoing group activities. The activity leader brings the group online by forming a “Pod” where the parents have free-flowing discussions, schedule recurring events, set up task lists, and easily reference the group’s information in one central location.
Principals: Nikki Sacks, Steven Sacks
Reward programs are confusing and the costs to consumers on average are between $400 and $700 per year in lost rewards. Reward Summit is a mobile and web-based platform that makes it super easy for customers to always pick the right card, and also to find the best new cards to use to further add benefits.
Principals: John Espey, Chris Hart
Is the Pandora Internet Radio for messages centered on self-help and religious and non-religious inspiration. Users are gauged on various preferences and then matched with audio messages arranged into customized channels for each user. Contributors of the content include churches, certified counselors, motivational speakers, and certified life coaches.
Principals: Shaun Andrews
Web based start-up ShomoLive, Inc. is currently developing a social media platform that provides valuable tools for anyone interested in playing, booking, or listening to live music. The main focus of the company’s website (www.shomolive.com) is to help local musicians and venues streamline and automate the process of booking and promoting gigs, as well as other types of events.
Principals: Scott Jermyn, Tony Verrioli, Tim Beidear
Campus Carriers is a full-service solution for university students that makes the campus moving process easy and economical. By using technology to fine-tune customer management and logistics as well as providing a streamlined e-commerce website, Campus Carriers is determined to deliver the highest quality of services and amenities to university communities throughout the country.
Principals: Daniel Burdi, Justin Burdi
Plate Share is a smartphone application that allows diners to round their restaurant bills up to the nearest dollar and donate the change to feed the hungry. The non-profit organization runs on a micro-giving transaction platform to tap into the power of the social web to make social change by making charitable giving easy, accessible, affordable, and attractive.
Principles: Katie Levans