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Meet the 2020 Techstars Atlanta Class

Published 07-13-20

Submitted by Cox Enterprises

Originally published by Cox Enterprises

Techstars Atlanta is back and with a brand-new class of 10 startups. As the sole sponsor for the fifth consecutive year, Cox offers up-and-coming companies vital funding and advisement to expand Atlanta’s economy and culture of innovation.

“There are a number of unique qualities that make Atlanta ideal for startups,” said Mark Lewis, vice president of strategy and corporate development at Cox Enterprises. “Businesses have access to talent from the city’s powerhouse educational institutions, and the diverse community offers access to new ideas and ways of thinking. By attracting top talent and helping businesses scale, we are committed to making Atlanta a vibrant ecosystem.”

Get to know the class

  • Arrived (Seattle, Wash.) | A residential real estate company that empowers renters to build equity and accelerate their path to home ownership.
  • AutoDo-It (Alpharetta, Ga.) | A one-stop-shop community and e-commerce platform built to empower the DIY/DIFM automotive communities.
  • BOS Framework (Nashville, Tenn.) | A comprehensive approach to building better products faster, allowing developers to set up a new project in the cloud with DevOps and built-in functionality in under five minutes.
  • Growth Collective (Atlanta, Ga.) | A streamlined service that connects clients to its exclusive network of vetted, independent marketing talent.
  • Meal Me (Atlanta, Ga.) An app that helps users find restaurants from multiple food delivery apps and compares them to find the fastest and cheapest options.
  • Please Assist Me (Washington, D.C.) An all-in-one home management app that connects users with assistants who help with grocery shopping, errands, house cleaning and more.
  • Poppy (Washington, D.C.) A new, transparent way to buy wedding, event and gift flowers, powered by a network of floral designers working from home.
  • Swivl (Denver, Colo.). A service that combines natural language processing and its no-code workflow editor to automate customers’ most repetitive and expensive processes. Its method saves time, reduces stress and transforms customer engagement.
  • This App Saves Lives (Philadelphia, Pa.) A free mobile app that rewards drivers who choose not to engage in phone-based distracted driving.
  • Treasure (Toronto, Canada) An educational money app for kids that teaches them to save smart and spend wisely.

About the program

The 13-week program, usually based out of Ponce City Market in Midtown Atlanta, will be virtual this year. Mentor Madness, where more than 1,000 hours of mentorship is provided by leading subject matter experts, including Techstars staffers and Cox employees, will kick off the program. Techstars Atlanta will culminate in a virtual Demo Day on Oct. 19. All 10 startups will pitch to investors and community supporters. 

For more information about Cox Enterprises’ involvement in the venture ecosystem, visit www.coxenterprises.com/innovation.  

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Cox Enterprises is one of the nation's leading media companies and providers of automotive services, with 2006 revenues of $13.2 billion and more than 80,000 employees. Major operating subsidiaries include Cox Communications, Inc. (cable television distribution, telephone, high-speed Internet access, commercial telecommunications, advertising solutions and Travel Channel); Cox Newspapers, Inc. (newspapers, local and national direct mail advertising and customized newsletters); Cox Television (television and television sales rep firms); Cox Radio, Inc. ([NYSE: CXR] broadcast radio stations and interactive Web sites); Manheim, Inc. (vehicle auctions, repair and certification services and web-based technology products) and Cox Auto Trader (automotive publications and a majority stake in AutoTrader.com).

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