The Chattanooga based logistics accelerator, Dynamo, opened its door to 10 startups for the inaugural cohort on Monday.
“With over 120 applicants, we had to make some hard decisions,” Director of Dynamo Santosh Sankar, said. “We are confident in the startups selected for our 2016 class.”
There are 10 teams total, with international founders representing London, Dublin, and Monterrey. The domestic teams span the country, ranging from San Francisco, Des Moines, Boston, Atlanta, and Chattanooga.
“We look forward to these next several months where we, along with the broader Dynamo family, will be focused on driving the fundamentals of each business,” Mr. Sankar said.
The 10 startups will work from Chattanooga for the three month accelerator which will culminate in a demo day on Oct. 4.
About the 2016 Cohort:
Locatible is a platform that allows logistics and operations leaders to pinpoint the location of their assets within 5 cm, allowing them to gain valuable real-time insights around workflow, asset optimization, workforce efficiency, and more. Based in Dublin, Ireland. Founders: Rónán Ó'Cóigligh, Peter Kortvel.
Based in London, England, Shipamax provides an end-to-end digital brokerage for bulk freight ships carrying agriculture commodities, metals, gasoline products, and other carbons. Leveraging real time data around pricing, asset utilization, and more, shippers can seamlessly book a ship to suit their needs. Founders: Jenna Brown, Fabian Blaicher.
Based in London, Sirenum is the world’s first fully automated staff management solution. Sirenum leverages cloud and mobile technology in order to transform the way organizations connect with their staff, increase the engagement of part-time, temporary and mobile workers, and improve health and safety compliance in highly regulated industries. Founders: Ben Rubin, Ben Hizak, Josh Pines.
A two-sided network marketplace for the retail industry, providing store owners and distributors with a clear view into inventory, ordering, delivery, and critical timed opportunities. Inventory is automated with POS integration,s and orders are automatically placed when minimums are met. Distributors have access to all in-network inventory levels, providing a one-push campaign for increased sales and quicker inventory turns. Founders: Jake Bolling, Linh Nguyen, Mike Glassman.
Based in Monterrey, Mexico, Skydrop is a platform that connects local, independent delivery agents with small businesses that need last mile pickup or delivery services in Latin America. Founders: Armando Solbes Argüello, Arnoldo Rodriguez, Jose Zambrano.
From fulfillment to automation, Slope provides specialized, software-driven logistics services for companies operating in the clinical research space. Based in Mobile, Al. and Chattanooga. Founders: Rust Felix, Michael Felix.
An Atlanta-based company allowing you to instantly book full service moving and storage—on demand. Whether you are moving cities or need just a few belongings moved into storage, Stord is a simple, fast, and cost-effective solution. Stord picks up, inventories, and manages your belongings, giving the customer a modern and hassle-free experience. Unlike traditional moving and storage, Stord uses technology to make sure you only pay for the storage space and moving time you need. Founders: Sean Henry, Jacob Boudreau.
A real-time, mobile-first platform that allows teams to plan, track, and accomplish aircraft maintenance from anywhere to limit the amount of time aircraft are out of service. SynapseMX is based in Atlanta, GA. Founders: Shane Ballman.
Based in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Wise Systems is an enterprise software solution that simplifies last-mile delivery. Through real-time updates to drivers, fleet managers and customers, Wise Systems increases efficiency, transparency and reliability and decreases costs. Founders: Chazz Sims, Jemel Derbali, Ali Kamil, Layla, Shaikley.
WorkHound is a software platform built to help carriers keep drivers and improve the truck driver experience. Truck drivers use their smartphones to share feedback and ideas with the carrier, which WorkHound aggregates and turns into actionable insights to help manage and retain drivers. Based in Des Moines, IA. Founders: Max Farrell, Andrew Kirpalani.