TiE Boston Announces ScaleUp Cohort Nine: 15 Pioneering & Innovative Startups Tackling Pressing Challenges in the Modern Workplace

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BOSTON, MA- TiE Boston announced the commencement of Cohort 9 from TiE ScaleUp, their equity-free Seed to Series A accelerator based in Boston. Fifteen outstanding startups, judiciously shortlisted from a pool of applicants, will join the program.

Yash Shah

Each of these Boston-based ventures has already developed notable customer or industry traction, raised capital or bootstrapped effectively, and expanded upon their brilliant core teams. On the cusp of rapid scaling, these founders and leaders are now ready to take full advantage of the world-class resources of the TiE ScaleUp accelerator: access to coaching from veteran mentors, an advanced scaling curriculum taught by industry experts, and a community of alumni, investors, and entrepreneurs through the esteemed TiE Boston and TiE Global community.

“With market headwinds putting early-stage startups under increased pressure and scrutiny, it’s more important than ever to rally around daring founders and provide them with the guidance and support they need to succeed,” said TiE Boston President Yash Shah. “Our ScaleUp mentors have all built through prior market corrections, and are uniquely positioned to share their wisdom with these exceptional entrepreneurs.”

Anu Chitrapu

Cohort 9 also marks the first time in the program’s history that 60% the companies in the program are female-founded or co-founded. “I am overjoyed to see so many woman-led startups in this cohort,” said Past TiE-Boston President Anu Chitrapu, who led TiE Boston in launching the TiE Women’s Pitch Competition during her tenure. “There’s no shortage of dynamic women entrepreneurs, and TiE Boston is committed to taking woman-led ventures in Boston to the next level!”

As an equity-free, premiere program, ScaleUp has long relied on the generosity, curiosity, and enthusiasm of TiE Boston Charter Members to help deliver the unique value of a later-stage accelerator to entrepreneurs and to make an outsized impact on the Boston startup ecosystem.  Cohort 9 was recruited from the leading Seed and Series A companies in Massachusetts. Many of these companies work at the intersection of multiple sectors, with 11 sectors represented in total. The distribution of primary industries within this cohort, as seen below, reflects the industries and sectors in the local ecosystem:

  • 35% Healthcare (incl. Medical Devices, Diagnostics)

  • 15% Hardware + Robotics

  • 10% E-commerce + MarTech

  • 10% EdTech

  • 10% SaaS

  • 5% Cleantech + Energy

  • 5% CPG

  • 5% Fintech

  • 5% Logistics + Supply Chain

TiE ScaleUp is grateful for program sponsors, in particular Arent Fox Schiff, who contributed generously towards the longevity of the program. TiE Boston’s community of mentors and TiE ScaleUp alumni have ensured that the ScaleUp network continues to remain strong and vibrant. Cohort 9 will launch on February 26, 2023; please join us in welcoming these fifteen companies to the TiE ScaleUp and TiE Boston communities.

Following is the list of the Cohort 9 startups:

14Bis Supply Tracking provides asset accountability across systems and industries so nothing gets lost or forged. 14bis helps industrial logistics and supply chain customers increase readiness by providing access to verified data insights so that they can find parts and ensure lifecycle serviceability

Aahana’s Naturals is a natural food company creating delicious, healthy, vegan, and gluten-free convenient foods. Aahana’s globally inspired lentil bowls are made with sprouted lentils, contain 15 grams of plant protein, and are non-GMO, Kosher, and shelf-stable.

Biosens8 uses a platform technology to engineer novel quantitative, real-time, and portable biosensors. BioSens8 is developing continuous and non-invasive monitors which will give unprecedented insight into the body’s health.

Duckietown offers a pedagogical ecosystem for teaching and learning robot autonomy, enacting a new vision for education: effective, accessible, and tailored to every skill level.

Full Code Medical is realistic medical simulation app for medical students and practitioners worldwide, with over 1 million downloads and a 4.8-star App Store rating.

GenH is a next-generation clean energy technology company. GenH ‘s technologies are highly productive and achieve economic parity with existing fossil fuel systems without subsidies.

Impact Biosystems is on a mission to prevent MSK injuries and revolutionize athletic recovery and performance with our novel muscle scanner, Pact Sense.

Parrots, Inc is a health-tech company that has created Polly, a SaaS platform that is hardware-agnostic and harnesses AI/ML to provide real-time voice, cognitive assistance, and telecare to people with neurological disorders.

Patient First.AI is building the first ever digital health card that the patients carry as they would their bank card, which seamlessly connects them with their physician, pharmacy and diagnostic  labs records in one simple, connected place.

Rally uses data and analytics to show employers how to recruit today’s talent through social media and digital marketing, so they can ditch ineffective job boards.

Rivet is a fan management platform that helps creators discover their top fans, activate them with exclusive content and perks, and build strong, monetizable fan communities through direct, personalized outreach.

SafeBVM is bringing manual ventilation closer to a mechanical ventilator. safeBVM is a medical device startup working on the problem of inadvertent hyperventilation by healthcare providers during the procedure of manual ventilation.

SitterStream is a virtual, on demand babysitting, education and wellness company offering 30, 60 and 90 minute educational, fun and engaging sessions for children and adults.

Surgicure Technologies is dedicated to building the most effective medical instruments, developed for and by medical professionals.

Surround Insurance is a next-generation insurance agency that helps high-information consumers protect their future with the smartest advice and perfectly matched insurance products designed for modern life.

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