TechAlliance is delighted to introduce Ascend Applications, DIBZ, EzoTech, and Speak AI as the four participating companies in the pilot cohort of our new GROW Accelerator.
The GROW Accelerator is a direct response to demand in the community for training, support and leadership for startups ready to accelerate their business, including increasing revenues, acquiring new customers, attracting and retaining top talent, and raising seed or Series A funding. TechAlliance will be piloting the GROW Accelerator with the four announced companies from September 2019 – March 2020, with their feedback and experience used to develop a full-scale version of the accelerator for Fall 2020.
GROW will be delivered with three main components: in-depth one-on-one mentoring with growth coaches, interactive workshops with high-growth entrepreneurs and business leaders, and a concluding demo day with presentations to angel and venture capital investors.
“We are excited to be piloting our new GROW Accelerator with these four companies. We’ve heard from the community asking for something extra to help entrepreneurs like them, who have gained traction and are the cusp of taking off.” says Kerlin Lobo, Manager of Business Services & Measured Innovation for TechAlliance, and lead for the GROW Accelerator. “Through the GROW Accelerator pilot, we are confident that we will take their success and our support services to a whole new level!”
The companies participating in the GROW pilot cohort are:
Ascend Applications – thinkascend.com
Ascend develops software to help people with disabilities access the web more effectively.
Founder: Ryan Kelly
DIBZ – dibz.com
DIBZ is instant seat upgrades, through a text messaging service.
Founder: Brennon D’Souza
EzoTech – ezotech.net
EzoTech is a cybersecurity company who has created the world’s first automated AI-driven penetration testing platform and insights engine.
Founder: Xristos Silaidis and Mike Picard
Speak AI – speakai.co
Speak AI is a technology company that helps people and teams research, communicate, and market better.
Founder: Tyler Bryden