TiE Boston’s ScaleUp Cohort 6 Companies finish strong with Investor Showcase during COVID-19

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11 unstoppable startups participated in the 6th cohort of the ScaleUp program bringing the total number of startups supported through the program to 79.

Typically running from January to May, ScaleUp Cohort 6 saw an unprecedented year of growth and strength in the wake of COVID-19. Taking a short break from February to April and a summer hiatus, the program concluded in September with a vibrant Investor Showcase to close the program.

Chair of the ScaleUp Taskforce, Neeraj Chandra, stated, “the success of Cohort 6 is proof of the unique value the TIE ScaleUp program provides to entrepreneurs in New England. Working closely with dedicated highly curated mentors, who are repeat entrepreneurs, the current ScaleUp companies not only survived the unprecedented pandemic crisis but quite a few even grew stronger. It is this tangible proof of real contribution to the innovation ecosystem which I find most motivating."

Satish Tadikonda, serial entrepreneur and ScaleUp co-founder says, “In ScaleUp, companies undergo a core curriculum and are matched to work with sector relevant serial entrepreneurs and industry experts to create a roadmap to growth. This form of access to highly successful entrepreneurs and content is what differentiates TiE Boston and ScaleUp in the rich local entrepreneurial ecosystem.”

Anu Chitrapu, President of TiE Boston says, “The ScaleUp program is unique in that it provides not just mentors but coaches to the startups. The coaches are matched with the teams factoring in several dimensions like industry, team composition and stage of the startup amongst others. Think personal trainer as opposed to a group training class.”

Here are the startups from Cohort 6:

50 Skills offers one workspace for hiring - integrating all the tools you need to build the perfect workflow

BCube Analytics is an enterprise-wide solution to collaboratively manage any type of audit and with any auditor using secure, cloud-based SaaS portals

Cloud Control is a multi-cloud migration & automation platform using GitOps, approval workflow, controls and end-to-end observability from source to live

Espressly offers beautiful cafe ordering apps with connected devices (IoT) and point-of-sale integration

iVexSol is a manufacturer of custom-made stable lentiviral vector producer cell lines for the rapid production of high-titre, high-quality, vectors at any scale for early, mid and late stage cell and gene therapy providers

Keva Health offers a remote care management SaaS platform for respiratory diseases

Meetcaregivers is an innovative platform that intelligently connects seniors with all the resources they need to happily age at home

Medcohere is a service provider that offers an efficient referral management system to connect dentists, dental specialists and physicians for real-time case collaboration and file transfer

PartRunner provides OnDemand/Last-Mile deliveries for B2B in Construction, Trades, Auto, and Wholesale Industries

RockStep is revolutionizing drug discovery with SaaS tools that solve data problems and operational inefficiencies that are costing drug companies billions of dollars

Tableboost is a food service equipment management marketplace for equipment purchases, repairs, scheduled maintenance, financing, etc. from the best service providers and suppliers at the lowest cost

About TiE Boston:

TiE Boston connects tomorrow’s founders with today’s entrepreneurs, executives and venture capitalists. Founded in 1997 by entrepreneurs who immigrated from the Indus region, TiE Boston champions inclusion in innovation by blending the fundamentals of entrepreneurship with traditional Indian values that place importance on community, mentorship, and long-term relationships.

TiE Boston is one of the region’s largest and oldest organizations supporting the Massachusetts entrepreneurial ecosystem, focused on supporting entrepreneurs throughout their lifecycle — from ideation to creation, through growth, wealth creation and ultimately, support of future founders.

The TiE Boston community encompasses students, founders, experienced entrepreneurs, angel investors, and venture capitalists. Its programs foster trusted, long-term relationships between its participants and span education, mentoring, networking, and funding.

For more information about TiE Boston, visit http://www.tieboston.org. To learn more about the ScaleUp program visit http://www.tiescaleup.org

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