The Garage is thrilled to announce the ten student-founded startup teams accepted in Summer Wildfire! Get to know these exciting startups and check back this summer for their progress and to attend Demo Day!
Wildfire, The Garage’s Summer Pre-Accelerator Program, aims to develop students as both leaders and founders by introducing new ways of thinking and problem-solving.
The Wildfire Pre-Accelerator Program seeks to accelerate student teams between two milestones by giving them additional resources and coaching. Wildfire culminates at the end of the summer with a Demo Day/Shark Tank experience where students will present their proposal and gain feedback from established judges. This is a program designed to help early stage ventures learn and grow.
Community Currency: Community Currency is a 501(c)(3)-incorporated non-profit that repurposes leftover foreign currency from international airport travelers, changing the lives of underprivileged children by funding local charities.
Gulu: A peer to peer platform that helps college application mentees in China find the perfect mentors.
Help a Mother Out: We are the only lifestyle management platform that enables healthy living through the support of friends and family for new moms in an era in which it takes a village to raise a family, yet the village is at a loss for what to do.
Hot Plate: HotPlate is an app designed to help you decide what to order at restaurants. Users can rate individual menu items, so that it is quick and easy to see the best dishes. HotPlate also allows users to see friends’ ratings, search by specific dish item, and receive tailored recommendations.
Local: Local connects local students interested in earning money with local community members interested in reducing the recurring costs associated with homeownership while synonymously engaging the youth to compliment their lives.
Mogo: Mogo is a video challenging social network looking to create sustainability in users doing “viral video challenges” by creating an creative, interactive, competitive, and socially aware platform.
Ori HD: The world’s first designer for a true functional and intelligent mask, which makes clean air endless.
Pedal Cell: PedalCell aims to address the alternative energy crisis through convenient, powerful and wicked cool measures, starting with the ubiquitous bicycle.
BOSSY: BOSSY connects socially conscious travelers with local female business owners, facilitating ethical traveling and purchasing while empowering women worldwide.
Unruled: A sustainable notebook for creative thinkers. Unruled empowers thinkers to break free from conventional structures and unearth their minds’ creative potentials.
Good luck to all of the Summer Wildfire teams! We can’t wait to see you at Demo Day in August!