MassChallenge Reveals 2015’s Most Promising Startups



Today MassChallenge unveiled 218 global finalists for the 2015 accelerator programs to be held in Boston and London this summer. This year’s class was selected from more than 2,200 applicants and come from a diverse range of industries and geographies. 128 startups will participate in MassChallenge Boston and 90 startups will take part in MassChallenge UK. Of the 12 startups participating in the MassChallenge Israel program, seven will travel to Boston this summer and five will go to the UK.

The full lists of 2015 startups can be found here:

“The 200+ startups that will be entering our 2015 accelerator include many of the highest-impact startups in the world,” said MassChallenge CEO John Harthorne. “From Boston to London to Israel and beyond, the global distribution of these early-stage companies highlights the universal need and opportunity to provide startups with access to key people and resources to help them launch and succeed.”

The 2015 finalist class includes startups from 22 different countries and many industries. Of the 218 startups:

  • 35.8 percent are in high tech
  • 18.8 percent are healthcare and life sciences
  • 17.9 percent are social impact
  • 22.0 percent are general, retail and consumer goods
  • 5.5 percent are cleantech and energy

Top categories for Boston include internet & web services, hardware, and education. The UK program’s top categories include internet & web services, enterprise software and hardware.

During the program, startups will have the opportunity to engage with high-profile speakers and expert mentors. Additional benefits include free office space, media attention and access to industry resources. Boston hardware startups will also have access for the first time to the new MADE@ MassChallenge hardware lab where they can prototype and manufacture physical products.

Analog Devices is a Founding Sponsor of MADE@ MassChallenge. ADI is a leading semiconductor company headquartered in Massachusetts specializing in data conversion and signal conditioning technology. MassChallenge also welcomes new Bridge program partner, the Biscay government.

As programs in Boston and London prepare to welcome the new class of startups, MassChallenge Israel will expand its partnerships with the new Managing Director, Israel Ganot, who will join forces with the current team to take the program to a new level. Before joining MassChallenge, Ganot founded the high-end consumer electronics trade-in site Gazelle.

List of UK MassChallenge 2015 Finalists:

Energy / Clean Tech:

akvola Technologies
Germany
Not public at this time.

Cambridge Carbon Capture Ltd
United Kingdom
Not public at this time.

Renovagen Ltd
United Kingdom
Renovagen – saving lives with solar power and driving down the cost of access to energy in remote locations.
http://masschallenge.org/startups/2015/profile/renovagen

General:

ArtCube
United Kingdom
ArtCube is a playground for artists & creative people in London to give or attend workshops as well as create, expose & sell their art.
http://masschallenge.org/startups/2015/profile/artcube

Anyvention
Israel
Fugu Luggage is a revolutionary suitcase that can transform from a carry-on to a full-size check-in, act as a closet, a table and more!
http://masschallenge.org/startups/2015/profile/Anyvention

Baacco
United Kingdom
Not public at this time.

Choosic
United Kingdom
Choosic is like tinder for music discovery.
http://masschallenge.org/startups/2015/profile/choosic

Fikay Eco Fashion
United Kingdom
Today I helped build a school in Cambodia Fikayecofashion gave me a bag to remind me.
http://masschallenge.org/startups/2015/profile/fikay-eco-fashion

FilmDoo
United Kingdom
Check out @FilmDoo, the exciting new go-to platform to discover and watch great international movies!
http://masschallenge.org/startups/2015/profile/FilmDoo

Gormley & Gamble
United Kingdom
London’s first made-to-measure tailors exclusively for women.Complimentary monogramming, macaroons & appointment-only service timetoupgrade.
http://masschallenge.org/startups/2015/profile/gormley-gamble

Great Little Place (GLP)
United Kingdom
Not public at this time.

Jiffi
Estonia
Hands-free mobile ticketing & validation for public transit. You just ride and Jiffi app takes care of payment.
http://masschallenge.org/startups/2015/profile/jiffi

JobMine
United Kingdom
JobMine is focused on using data to simplify job searching for individuals and improve the efficiency of hiring practices for employers.
http://masschallenge.org/startups/2015/profile/JobMine

Live Better With…
United Kingdom
A one-stop marketplace of healthcare, home aid and wellness products and technologies for patients with chronic diseases and their carers.
http://masschallenge.org/startups/2015/profile/live-better-with

Positivitea
United Kingdom
Not public at this time.

Pronto
United Kingdom
Pronto is bringing Londoners freshly cooked, high quality meals in 30 minutes – all delivered by our bow-tie wearing Pronto servers.
http://masschallenge.org/startups/2015/profile/pronto

Resonance
United Kingdom
Resonance: Credibly and transparently holding business to account on ethical & sustainability issues in a globalised economy.
http://masschallenge.org/startups/2015/profile/resonance

Run Tour
United Kingdom
Not public at this time.

Sinclair Fire
United Kingdom
Smarter, Faster, Safer. Sinclair Fire – saving lives and reducing the cost of fire damage with groundbreaking detection technology.
http://masschallenge.org/startups/2015/profile/SinclairFire

Timelooper
United Kingdom
Timelooper is a location-based mobile virtual reality time travel app helping visitors re-live the most memorable moments of amazing places.
http://masschallenge.org/startups/2015/profile/timelooper

Tispire
United Kingdom
Not public at this time.

Vidsy
United Kingdom
Vidsy is a game-changing tech platform enabling brands to create fresh micro content & ideas from a community of digital natives & creators.
http://masschallenge.org/startups/2015/profile/vidsy

Xenapto
United Kingdom
Xenapto brings you comprehensive decision support for investors, whether you’re a solo angel or a team of full-time investors.
http://masschallenge.org/startups/2015/profile/xenapto

Healthcare / Life Sciences:

Allergy Amulet
USA – Maine
Not public at this time.

Bladder Cancer Diagnostic Test
United Kingdom
Not public at this time.

Cambridge Bio Augmentation Systems
United Kingdom
Not public at this time.

Care Across
Greece
CareAcross is a global meeting point for cancer patients & caregivers, which will support and empower them while accelerating oncology R&D.
http://masschallenge.org/startups/2015/profile/care-across

Crop Intellect Ltd
United Kingdom
Crop Intellect innovates agricultural technologies out of the ordinary to make a positive impact to the world’s agricultural sustainability!
http://masschallenge.org/startups/2015/profile/crop-intellect-ltd

DJS Antibodies
United Kingdom
Not public at this time.

Dognostica Ltd
United Kingdom
Dognostica’s low cost, non-invasive screening tests enable earlier cancer detection and hence better outcomes.
http://masschallenge.org/startups/2015/profile/dognostica

DOYA Medical
Israel
DOYA Medical develops a noninvasive delivery technology and stent product for the treatment of Otitis Media with Effusion (OME).
http://masschallenge.org/startups/2015/profile/DOYA-Medical

Fall-Safe Assist
United Kingdom
Fall-Safe Assist automatically detects falls – infallibly – records the data on them and sends an alarm message if the faller is immobile.
http://masschallenge.org/startups/2015/profile/fall-safe-assist

Future Healthcare NI
United Kingdom
The @SMARTBeds software is designed to improve patient flow in hospitals by simplifying patient admission. Go Paperless. Go SMART Beds.
http://masschallenge.org/startups/2015/profile/future-healthcare-ni

GiveVision
United Kingdom
Developing Smart glasses that act as eyes for blind people.
http://masschallenge.org/startups/2015/profile/givevision

incredX
Switzerland
Not public at this time.

Molecular Warehouse
United Kingdom
Molecular Warehouse is creating a world where most diseases are prevented, by giving people the power of molecular diagnostics and mHealth.
http://masschallenge.org/startups/2015/profile/molecular-warehouse

MOM Incubators
United Kingdom
1 Million Children die needlessly due to premature birth every year. MOM – The Inflatable Incubator was designed to give them a chance.
http://masschallenge.org/startups/2015/profile/mom-incubators

Path
United Kingdom
Path – creating intelligent footwear to stimulate walking, increase confidence and reduce the risk of falls.
http://masschallenge.org/startups/2015/profile/path

RE-VANA
United Kingdom
RE-VANA is focused on saving the eyesight of elderly and diabetic people by using it’s high tech drug delivery systems.
http://masschallenge.org/startups/2015/profile/re_vana

Repositive Ltd
United Kingdom
Repositive is your portal for finding genomic data relevant to your work, collaborating on data projects and simplifying access to data.
http://masschallenge.org/startups/2015/profile/repositive-ltd

Serket
United Kingdom
Serket is a pharmacy-integrated mobile service which ensures medication delivery, solving the urgent adherence problem costing billions.
http://masschallenge.org/startups/2015/profile/serket

High Tech:

Access Solicitor
United Kingdom
Access Solicitor is an online lawyer marketplace with an algorithm driven lawyer / client matching process.
http://masschallenge.org/startups/2015/profile/access-solicitor

Babelverse
United Kingdom
Enabling Cross-Cultural Communications: The People-Powered Universal Translator for Live Conversations.
http://masschallenge.org/startups/2015/profile/babelverse

Birdi Ltd
United Kingdom
Birdi is bringing Earth observation to the mass market. We make the value of fresh information available to those that need it.
http://masschallenge.org/startups/2015/profile/birdi

Burst
United Kingdom
We make big data from little videos and have built the world’s first short-form video analytics platform.
http://masschallenge.org/startups/2015/profile/burst

BuyerDeck
United Kingdom
BuyerDeck is a Buyer Portal. B2B seller teams collaborate on content & deal information with buyers to deliver a great buying experience.
http://masschallenge.org/startups/2015/profile/buyerdeck

Cahootsy Limited
United Kingdom
Not public at this time.

CLARA
Switzerland
With CLARA smart jacket fashion meets technology to improve cyclists and pedestrians’ safety in the world.
http://masschallenge.org/startups/2015/profile/clara

Compare and Share
United Kingdom
Compare and Share is the world’s first comparison marketplace of the sharing economy.
http://masschallenge.org/startups/2015/profile/compare-and-share-

Converge
United Kingdom
Converge – the IoT platform for industry that automates manual monitoring by connecting large scale sensor networks.
http://masschallenge.org/startups/2015/profile/converge

CornerDrop Limited
United Kingdom
Never miss another parcel using @CornerDrop. Use for any website and register your own local drop location. Take control of your parcels!
http://masschallenge.org/startups/2015/profile/cornerdrop-limited

Cytora
United Kingdom
Not public at this time.

Deluge Energy
United Kingdom
Deluge Energy combine machine learning and behavioral sciences to tackle utilities revenue losses.
http://masschallenge.org/startups/2015/profile/delugenergy

Donative
United Kingdom
Donative is a platform that helps charities to communicate impact to their supporters, enabling them to inspire a new generation of giving.
http://masschallenge.org/startups/2015/profile/donative

EarBuddy
United Kingdom
Not public at this time.

Glisser
United Kingdom
Glisser socialises presentations – we take regular slide decks, push live to audience devices, and gather feedback and interaction.
http://masschallenge.org/startups/2015/profile/glisser

Haute Arabia
United Kingdom
Haute Arabia, the premier destination for luxury modest fashion & a platform to empower, facilitate and encourage enterprising women.
http://masschallenge.org/startups/2015/profile/haute-arabia

Hermes Innovation
Israel
Not public at this time.

HighSkillPro
United Kingdom
HighSkillPro is an online marketplace that helps businesses find and hire top quality vetted service providers for one-off projects.
http://masschallenge.org/startups/2015/profile/HighSkillPro

Lobster
United Kingdom
Lobster is the world’s place to license any social media photos and videos from real people. Etsy + Google Images for Instagram et al.
http://masschallenge.org/startups/2015/profile/lobster

Moteefe
United Kingdom
Moteefe enables everyone to design and sell great quality custom clothing online without upfront investment or inventory risk.
http://masschallenge.org/startups/2015/profile/moteefe

Myriada / Financial Market Rank
United Kingdom
Not public at this time.

Open Energy Market
United Kingdom
Not public at this time.

PayBox
Israel
PayBox is a social payment network. It offers users a way to collect and manage funds between groups and friends through mobile devices.
http://masschallenge.org/startups/2015/profile/paybox

Perfocal
United Kingdom
Perfocal is a p2p marketplace connecting photographers and customers. “The Airbnb for photography service.”
http://masschallenge.org/startups/2015/profile/perfocal

Pingen GmbH
Switzerland
Pingen.com makes the process of sending postal letters a commodity.
http://masschallenge.org/startups/2015/profile/pingen

Preliminal Games
United Kingdom
Preliminal Games create next generation mobile games and tools, harnessing geolocation to create epic game worlds for teams on a budget.
http://masschallenge.org/startups/2015/profile/preliminal-games

Q App
United Kingdom
Q App solves the problem of queuing in sports and entertainment venues and enables a highly-targeted, real time advertising channel.
http://masschallenge.org/startups/2015/profile/q-app

Satsum
United Kingdom
Satsum helps companies become loved by their customers
http://masschallenge.org/startups/2015/profile/satsum

Shoot
United Kingdom
Shoot empowers all gardeners to be successful. Tell us which plants are in your garden and we’ll send you care reminders each month.
http://masschallenge.org/startups/2015/profile/shoot-

Shoplo.com
Poland
Shoplo.com is the easiest way to sell online. We help small brands sell more and save time.
http://masschallenge.org/startups/2015/profile/shoplocom

Sidekix
Israel
Sidekix is reinventing urban navigation, leveraging the power of big data to recommend personalized walking routes.

Stickyworld
United Kingdom
Stickyworld enables organisations to shape the design of the real world together with its customers and end users.
http://masschallenge.org/startups/2015/profile/stickyworld

TalentRocket
United Kingdom
TalentRocket is where companies showcase their culture to attract the best talent. It’s LinkedIn without recruiters.
http://masschallenge.org/startups/2015/profile/talentrocket

Visualwise
United Kingdom
Transform architectural and construction designs into virtual reality, allowing you to look around a space as if you were actually there.
http://masschallenge.org/startups/2015/profile/visualwise

Weather Safe Ltd
United Kingdom
Agriculture meets Big Data: key management intelligence and smart climate solutions for agriculture.
http://masschallenge.org/startups/2015/profile/weather-safe-ltd

Widerfi
Lithuania
Widerfi is better than WiFi as it runs on cellular networks. Traveler’s dream: flat unlimited data everywhere, same SIM but no roaming fees!
http://masschallenge.org/startups/2015/profile/widerfi

WikiHouse Foundation
United Kingdom
WikiHouse Foundation is designing, testing and building infrastructure for the decentralised economy.
http://masschallenge.org/startups/2015/profile/wikihouse-foundation

World Around Me
United Kingdom
World Around Me is local discovery app that helps people worldwide to search for places of interest and all kinds of local services.
http://masschallenge.org/startups/2015/profile/world-around-me

zipcube
United Kingdom
zipcube is booking.com for meeting rooms – don’t enquire, just book.
http://masschallenge.org/startups/2015/profile/zipcube

Social Impact:

Carbon Analytics Ltd
United Kingdom
Carbon Analytics provides fully automated and action oriented carbon, energy and water emission insights to the SME/SMB community!
http://masschallenge.org/startups/2015/profile/co2analytics

Carerfy
United Kingdom
Carerfy is an Airbnb styled marketplace which helps you find and hire reviewed carers and also allows freelance carers to find new clients.
http://masschallenge.org/startups/2015/profile/carerfy

FoPo Food Powder
Sweden
Not public at this time.

HelpingB
United Kingdom
Not public at this time.

Lexicum
United Kingdom
The only way to remember every single word you come across when you learn a language.
http://masschallenge.org/startups/2015/profile/lexicum

OpenPlay
United Kingdom
Digital Platform making it really easy to get active. Find & book local sports facilities & activities online, connect to others near you.
http://masschallenge.org/startups/2015/profile/openplay-

Shade 7 Publishing
United Kingdom
Shade 7 specialises in publishing educational pop-up & novelty books and 3D interactive digital apps which teach children about Islam.
http://masschallenge.org/startups/2015/profile/Shade7

TreePress
United Kingdom
TreePress connects the people who write playscripts with the people who need them.
http://masschallenge.org/startups/2015/profile/treepress

twosigmas
United Kingdom
Not public at this time.

Unique Access
United Kingdom
We use predictive analytics at universities to identify students most at risk of dropping out to provide them with the necessary support.
http://masschallenge.org/startups/2015/profile/unique-access

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