Start-ups receive $100,000 investment cashBy MIKE COTE
New Hampshire Union Leader
May 23. 2017 8:50PM
MANCHESTER — Three startups in the Accelerate NH 17 incubator program were awarded $100,000 each in investment capital Tuesday after presenting their business plans at Demo Day, an event featured at Alpha Loft’s Startup Shindig at Oracle + Dyn in the Millyard.
The following three companies will receive funding from Millworks II, a venture fund that plans to invest $600,000 a year in local startups:
• addapptation — a software-as-a-service web and mobile application builder and workflow engine. Founders: Sumner Vanderhoof and Carla Vanderhoof. (addapptation.com). The company also will be receiving $120,000 in cloud services from Microsoft through a separate program for startups.
• Thunderbolt Pipeline — A construction customer relationship management tool that provides end-to-end bid and project management designed to help decision makers make better workforce and project decisions that keep the bottom line growing. A product of Portsmouth-based Thunderbolt Innovation LLC. Founders: Sean Hussey and Kevin Allen. (thunderboltinnovation.com).
• Pulse — A community-based survey platform designed to collect and share opinion within large organizations, starting with college campuses. Founded in Hanover by Terren Klein and Robin Jayaswal. (http://collegepulse.net).
Five other companies also presented during the program:
• Aisling Organic Cosmetics — A makeup line produced with natural and organic ingredients. (aislingorganics.com). Founded by Krysta Lewis.
• Hidden Collective — An online marketplace designed to change the way outdoor goods are discovered and sold. Founded by Tyler Matzke. Co-founders: Todd Boucher, Nate Kirshner and David Glasier. (hiddencollective.com).
• EDACS — A cloud-based application designed to improve the ability of schools, from K-12 to higher education — to manage learning accommodations and increase student retention. Founded by Angela Addison and Stephanie Sisson. (edacsapp.com).
• Refly — A smart editor for content marketers, bloggers and authors. A content marketer can use the editor to optimize for search engines and publish it to their publishing platform. (http://refly.it). A product of Portsmouth-based Perleybrook Labs LLC. Founders: Ranjith Antony and Melson Zacharias.
• ViewJoin — A cloud-based application for designing and producing interactive live-streaming broadcasts. Founders: Paul Waksmonksi, Mark Aquilino, Justin Martin and Alex Deyeso.(viewjoin.com)
ViewJoin also will be receiving $120,000 in services from Microsoft.
About 300 people attended the event, which also included a keynote address from John Considine, general manager of Cloud Infrastructure Services at IBM.