WiSTEM, 1871's female-focused startup program that looks to connect women entrepreneurs to resources that can help grow their businesses, announced its second cohort Thursday.
18 entrepreneurs from 13 different startups make up the newest WiSTEM group. They join the 13 startups from the inaugural class.
WiSTEM--short for women in science, technology, engineering and math--is part of Google for Entrepreneurs’ #40Forward initiative, and is also supported by the Lefkofsky Family Foundation, the Motorola Mobility Foundation, Katrina Markoff, and AT&T.
Here are the 10 startups in WiSTEM's second class:
30Second Mobile – Elisa All, Founder and CEO
30Second Mobile is a women-focused social/mobile media company that creates engaging, snackable content and vertical communities for busy people in 30 seconds or less. Their first vertical is 30Second Mom. Their video/photo/text content is created by a tribe of 160+ influential experts on various topics who produce tips and hacks that help busy moms save time, money and their sanity. This content is shared across the platforms where moms spend their time — YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, etc. – and allows brands to be included in the conversation.
AccountingLeap – Maria Sentic, Founder
AccountingLeap is an online marketplace connecting businesses to a vetted network of accounting and finance professionals offering high quality, cost-effective, and on-demand services. Whether you need advice on your business strategy, help putting together a financial statement, or short-term accounting help, AccountingLeap has a handpicked network of senior level, independent CFOs, accountants, and financial analysts who can help your business thrive.
Elu – Christina Marshall, Founder
Elu is an online, made-to-measure apparel brand for plus-size women using smart technology to enable fit, style, and customization.
Fizz – Jennifer Shoop, Co-Founder and COO
Fizz is an HR technology that streamlines the performance review process by facilitating ongoing, on-demand feedback.
Galvanize Labs – Moira Hardek, Founder and CEO
The creative minds at Galvanize Labs have created the first ISTE-accredited game-based educational platform, Taken Charge. The browser-based game series offers youth students and organizations a fun and engaging environment in which to learn technology fundamentals and critical twenty-first century skills.
Giftr – Dalal AlRayes, Co-Founder; Tatyana Shestopalova, Co-Founder
Giftr is a gift idea sharing community, connecting people who need gift ideas with people who always have the best gift ideas.
KaZoom Digital Publishing – Donna Beasley, Founder and Publisher
KaZoom is a multicultural children's book company whose mission is to bring great diversity to children's literature. They publish interactive ebooks for children ages three to eight that express the African-American and Latino culture, family, and lifestyle experiences.
Medici App – Maggie Malone, Founder and CEO
Medici is a mobile app that provides users with an on-demand museum experience, helping them discover and customize the right museum for them and skip long admission lines through mobile ticketing. Medici also helps museums with marketing programs and growing their visitor audiences.
Paige & Paxton – Kelley O. Williams, Co-Founder and Director; Rachel O. Williams, Co-Founder and Director
Paige & Paxton is an innovative curriculum that leverages puzzle piece characters to make STEM easy to teach and easy to learn at the very beginning of a child's educational experience. They carry out this mission through storybooks, curriculum, and pop-up events across the U.S. that engage educators, kids, and their parents in STEM.
Proxfinity – Lisa Carrel, Co-Founder; Christine Hutchison, Co-Founder
Proxfinity is a first of its kind technology platform that eliminates networking inefficiencies in the corporate engagement and meeting industry, producing revenue-optimization opportunities. Their wearable technology automatically finds and visually connects people to their most valuable conversations, automates lead generation, and captures and analyzes data sets that improve business operations.
The Graide Network – Blair Pircon, Co-Founder and CEO; Elizabeth Nell, Co-Founder and CRO; Amanda McCarthy, Co-Founder and Head of Marketing
The Graide Network connects middle and high school teachers with virtual, on-demand teaching assistants to grade and provide thorough feedback on student work
uBack – Kaitlin Hayes Reimann, Co-Founder and CEO
uBack is a mobile-app that simplifies the way nonprofit organizations share news, update individual and corporate supporters, and collect donations. uBack makes donating in seconds, anytime, anywhere possible.
worldevermore – Christina Ha, Co-Founder
worldevermore eliminates barriers and inefficiencies for immigrants, lawyers, and community centers. It is an online platform for immigrants to complete translated immigration forms with visual guides and connect with lawyers, community centers, and non-profit organizations.