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August 31st, 2021 – Miami, FL – Endeavor Miami has selected nine companies as part of its ScaleUp Program, Cohort Four. Endeavor’s ScaleUp Program, is a four-month accelerator program designed to support startups with high-impact potential in the Florida ecosystem to scale.
Over the course of the four months, Endeavor will instruct and mentor the participants using Endeavor’s methodology in peer-to-peer support and expertise in scale ups. The participants will have access to a unique network of mentors and entrepreneurs willing to exchange experiences and build new connections.
“We couldn’t be happier to launch ScaleUp Cohort Four! Our past participants have gone on to close funding rounds, enter new markets, make new key hires, and turbocharge their growth.” said Claudia Duran, Managing Director of Endeavor Miami. “We’re eager to watch these companies grow in the next few months and can’t wait to see their impact on the greater Miami Entrepreneurial Ecosystem.”
ScaleUp Cohort Four Participants:
Entrepreneur: Rene Yamin
Akcelita provides on-shelf analytics and workflows to players in the retail grocery industry using 3D computer vision and proprietary algorithms. Their goal is to help their clients improve customer satisfaction and increase sales by reducing out-of-stocks and performing 24/7 planogram audits.
Entrepreneurs: Valerie Lopez and Andres Echeverry
Angle is a global marketplace that connects users with local professional photographers in over 450 cities worldwide.
Entrepreneur: Wanjun Gao
Bifarm Tech is an AgTech company, providing smart cultivation and micro-climate control for urban farming operations. Its specialty is precision aeroponics with energy and water saving features.
Entrepreneur: Vadim Cherdak
eCare21 is a platform that combines Remote Patient Monitoring with Telehealth, clinical compliant documentation, and reporting. The system can be quickly deployed for monitoring large groups of population in risk of hospitalizations or infectious diseases.
Entrepreneurs: Stephano Maciel, Daniel Alves, and Ricardo Reis
FacilitaPay provides a cross border payment platform for companies around the globe to process payments locally in Latin America.
Entrepreneurs: Daniel Uribe and Sharon Holm
GenoBank.io leverages blockchain technology (BioNFTs) to help donors establish ownership and control over their biosamples and genomic data. GenoBank.io utilizes unique, decentralized lab data management platforms designed to protect donors’ identity and multi-omics data.
Entrepreneurs: Mario Rivero, Joan Prieto, and Javier Vidal
LYNK connects investors with investment strategies worldwide through a digital marketplace with distribution via securities and digital contracts.
Entrepreneurs: Marc DeKuyper and Jasper Nelissen
Overproof is the first business intelligence company that specializes in brand management, intelligent sales, and marketing execution tools for the beverage alcohol and hospitality industries. Overproof’s innovative technologies bridge the gap between suppliers, merchants and consumers to revolutionize the beverage alcohol and hospitality industries.
Entrepreneurs: Francisco Cornejo and Daniela Vega
Storybook is an app that combines guided infant massages, narrated bedtime stories, and relaxing music to help parents get their children to relax, bond and fall asleep.
Established in 1997, Endeavor is leading the global high-impact entrepreneurship movement to drive economic growth and job creation by selecting, mentoring, and accelerating the best high-impact entrepreneurs around the world. To date, Endeavor has screened more than 100,000 individuals and selected more than 2,100 founders leading over 1,300 scale-up companies. With support from Endeavor’s worldwide mentor network, Endeavor Entrepreneurs have created over 3.9 million jobs, generate more than $28.7 billion in revenue each year, and inspire future generations to innovate and take risks, building strong entrepreneurship ecosystems in growth markets. Headquartered in New York City, Endeavor currently operates in 40 growth markets throughout Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America, the Middle East, and North America.
The Endeavor Miami affiliate was established in 2013, with the support of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation as the first U.S. affiliate of Endeavor Global. Endeavor Miami’s entrepreneurs generated close to $340M in revenues and over 3,000 jobs in South Florida in 2020. With the addition of its newest companies, the affiliate currently supports 22 companies and 39 entrepreneurs, such as Nearpod, Cameo, NovoPayment and Wyncode.
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