SOURCE: The Brandery

The Brandery

October 02, 2013 16:46 ET

Brandery Demo Day 2013 Introduces 4th Class

Nationally Ranked Startup Accelerator Graduates 9 Startups

CINCINNATI, OH--(Marketwired - Oct 2, 2013) - Cincinnati's nationally recognized consumer marketing accelerator The Brandery today held a Demo Day at The Aronoff to showcase its latest class of graduates. The sold out event included over 250 potential investors. "We're proud to present our fourth class to the investor community. Once again, our current class is building upon the success of our alums. To think 8 of the 9 startups will have revenue the week of Demo Day is pretty exciting; all nine companies have done an amazing job validating the market demand. The feedback from our mentors and agency partners has been consistent: the diversity of the founders and their businesses made this a really fun cohort of startups to support," says Mike Bott, Brandery general manager, "Brandery Class IV is going to be an exciting group of startups to watch grow!"

Here is an overview of the 9 Brandery Graduates:

Frameri (South Bend, IN)

Frameri is the first interchangeable prescription glasses and sunglasses company. One lens, many frames.

Traction: $40k+ in pre-orders.

Founders: Konrad Billetz, Kevin Habich


ShopStoree (Shanghai, China)

ShopStoree is a visual commerce platform that allows retailers to create interactive online storefronts.

Traction: 18 boutiques curated from three communities; $200k+ in purchasable items.

Founders: Ricky Phung, Sharon Zhen


Tapfit (Chicago, IL)

Tapfit is the quickest way to find, purchase a pass and go to the best studios, gyms and group fitness options around you.

Traction: 55+ fitness partners in launch market; 4 corporate wellness pilots

Founders: Nick Cromydas, Scott Lieberman, Zack Martinsek


Chalky (Palo Alto, CA)

Chalky connects advice seekers with mentors who've been in their shoes.

Traction: 6k+ mentors & mentees; 300 universities represented; 13k pieces of user generated content

Founders: Isaac Madan, Charlie Yang


Co-Ed Supply (Philadelphia, PA)

Co-Ed Supply delivers a box of curated college essentials on a monthly subscription, connecting brands with the college market in a more engaged and effective way.

Traction: $25k+ in revenue; 20% w/w growth

Founders: Marissa Hu, Andy Fortson


Awesomatic (San Francisco, CA)

Awesomatic replaces 1:1 chat and community forums with an in-app tool that allows customers to support each other.

Traction: 100 self-serve signups in first week; 2500 customer on beta list

Founders: Rob Velasquez


Sqrl (Columbus, OH)

Sqrl is a tool that makes the process of gathering information from clients and groups of people completely painless.

Traction: 100 accounting firms on beta list; 8 Top 100 Accounting firms piloting

Founders: Ryan Watson, Craig Baldwin, Ryan Baker


Donde (Vancouver, Canada)

Donde is a mobile locator platform that provides marketers with tools to drive retail sales.

Traction: $100k annual recurring revenue; 1 million monthly product locators served

Founders: Anthony Nicalo, Fabien Allanic


Dwllr (Cincinnati, OH)

Dwllr is the simplest way for buyers, sellers and real estate professionals to collaborate and share information throughout the home buying process.

Traction: MLS partnerships in 35 major markets, netting distribution to 166k agents

Founders: Khisaun Ferguson, Mike Washington


About The Brandery
The Brandery is a Cincinnati-based, nonprofit startup accelerator founded in 2010 by David Knox, Bryan Radtke, J.B. Kropp and Rob McDonald to support startups in technology-based consumer marketing. More than 75 mentors work with the companies. The Brandery has been recognized as an elite accelerator by multiple publications, including Tech Cocktail's annual rankings.

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