ABQid Announces Accelerator Teams for 2014

ABQid 2014 Accelerator Teams
ABQid, Inc., is proud to announce the 2014 ABQid Accelerator Class of 2014. The teams selected to the program are guided by outstanding entrepreneurs, ready to take on the rigorous challenge of searching for a scalable business model. The concepts represented below are a starting point for what will undoubtedly shift during the course of the accelerator program as teams discover the path to highly and rapidly scalable markets.
o AttachedApps delivers cloud-based contact and sales management software designed especially for the millions of small and medium-sized businesses that want a simple and efficient way to manage, retain and grow their customers. Our apps are easy to install, use and own — and they work from your mobile, tablet or desktop computer. If your organization needs a better way to work, find us at www.attachedapps.com.
o Blackfish, Inc., has created an innovative app distribution platform which addresses the primary issue with apps – discoverability. Our patent pending technology lets mobile apps be found among the millions of apps out there, and therefore makes apps more profitable, which is the bottom line in this multi-billion dollar, fastest-growing sector of software.
o InnoBright presents a disruptive, animation rendering accelerator plug-in that improves rendering speed and removes the noise from existing, commercial Monte Carlo method based rendering software packages to produce photorealistic images in a short time. InnoBright’s plug-in improves rendering time by more than 90%, a huge cost reduction and efficiency improvement for animation studios. Customer benefits include faster rendering, higher availability of rendering farm resources, CPU & GPU support, seamless integration into existing workflow.
o itsums collects images for your latest project and organizes them into a simple sum to save you time and money. Americans spend over a trillion dollars annually on parties, weddings, holiday shopping, travel and home projects and they use pictures and images for inspiration and ideas. itsums brings that special event or home project to life while organizing your budget into one sum.
o NuAira is a ultra-pneumatics company concentrating on mobility solutions for personal, public and military transportation. We are dedicated to bringing low cost renewable energy based mobility to developing countries.
o Nuvos is a universal software development kit (SDK) that allows developers to avoid the pain of having to re-write their applications to support different types of devices. Nuvos will be working with ABQid to open-source key parts of this technology, enabling the exact same code to work seamlessly on billions of smart phones, tablets, laptops, and embedded devices.
o Peptineo offers a fully-enabled nano-based therapeutic delivery platform, with key opportunities in antibiotics and vaccines, that is backed by over $US 10 million in R & D. We will make and we will sell re-formulated therapeutics that take advantage of our delivery platform, which unlike many of our competitors, is based on a material that is generally regarded as safe (GRAS).
o PiFi is a hardware and software cloud platform that makes it easy for parents to manage when, and for how long, their children use the Internet. Children receive academic reinforcement, and parents get the peace of mind that their children are not spending too much time on the Internet. We believe in simplicity.
o Plug.Solar designs, manufactures and distributes the SunPort plug and play solar access point, which delivers solar energy to any electrical outlet, allowing anyone to get solar as a service. The SunPort is a portable, fun, and easy to use smart grid device which affordably provides solar energy through the power grid, simply by plugging in. It uses patent-pending MatchBox technology, which tracks energy consumption and automatically matches it to third party certified solar energy from remotely located grid-tied panels.
o SportXast is a smartphone app that makes it easy to capture goals and touchdowns, to find the best plays of the game and to share amazing plays with friends and family. Its instant replay button helps fans catch incredible highlights. @SportXast, www.facebook.com/SportXast
o ToroFish attracts more students to careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) by using rewards as incentives. The Company is launching a rewards program that provides points to students in grades Kindergarten through 12 for their involvement in STEM activities both in and out of school. The points may be converted into gift cards that students can use to buy food, clothes, music, or other things.
o Undisclosed Company. A company that has chosen to remain unnamed.

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ABQid Accelerator – Team Announcement Party!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Friday July 25, Albuquerque, New Mexico, ABQid, Inc., (www.ABQid.com), an accelerator for high-growth and technology startups in Albuquerque, NM will host a team announcement event on August 5th, at 5:30pm at the ABQid Accelerator space in downtown Albuquerque.

The teams for the 2014 ABQid Accelerator class will be announced at a program that evening, kicking-off the orientation week for the accelerator.

Teams accepted into the program will receive $20,000 in initial financing in exchange for 6% equity in their company. They also receive office resources in the ABQid Accelerator facility, as well as access to a diverse mentor network of entrepreneurs, mentors, coaches, technologists, product builders and investors. ABQid offers startups accepted into the program amazing resources, amounting to nearly $100,000 in free perks from over 15 of the best vendors in the world, including Microsoft, Softlayer, Rackspace, PayPal and more.

“We have an outstanding cohort and are very please to announce the teams for the 2014 ABQid Accelerator” says Bill Bice, Board President of ABQid. “We’re exceptionally pleased with our outstanding array of volunteer mentors, as well.”

For more information on ABQid, Inc. and the Accelerator program, please visit www.ABQid.com. Or RSVP for the event, here.

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ABQid Annouces call for Accelerator Applications

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Wednesday, June 11th, Albuquerque, New Mexico, ABQid, Inc., (www.ABQid.com), an accelerator for high-growth and technology startups in Albuquerque, NM announced today that it is taking applications for it’s Accelerator program, starting August 4th.

Teams accepted into the program (up to ten teams will be selected) receive $20,000 in initial financing in exchange for 6% equity in their company. They also receive office resources in the ABQid Accelerator facility for up to 11 months, as well as access to a diverse mentor network of entrepreneurs, mentors, coaches, technologists, product builders and investors. In addition, ABQid will be applying for membership with the Global Accelerator Network (GAN), an alliance created by TechStars as part of the Startup America Initiative. Through our prospective GAN affiliation, ABQid offers startups accepted into the program amazing resources, amounting to nearly $100,000 in free perks from over 15 of the best vendors in the world, including Microsoft, Softlayer, Rackspace, PayPal and more.

The Global Accelerator Network includes many of the strongest and most successful independent startup accelerators from across the US and around the world.

“We are extremely pleased to announce the open call for application to our ABQid Accelerator program,” says Bill Bice, Board President of ABQid. “The biggest challenge for any early-stage company is customer traction. Through our customer validation processes (the curriculum for the accelerator program, developed by Steve Blank), an amazing network of world-class mentors and peers with relationships across the planet, and the outstanding support of an organization like GAN, we will local startups the BEST chance at being successful.”

For more information on ABQid, Inc., the Accelerator program and the call for applications, please visit www.ABQid.com or www.F6s.com/ABQid#

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