After a jam-packed year of programming in 2023, San Antonio’s premier collaborative entrepreneurial community and workspace, Geekdom, will kick off the new year with another Incubator cohort consisting of 15 companies.
The Geekdom Incubator Program has helped over 50 companies since its creation in 2020 to discover their target market, identify their minimum viable product, connect with mentors, and obtain their first customers. Alumni companies have since raised over $145,000 in funding through various pitch competitions, accelerator programs, small business grants, and Geekdom’s quarterly Community Fund Program.
The Incubator Cohort meets weekly on Saturday mornings to allow founders to participate in the program who may not be at a point where they can focus on their business full-time. Over the course of the 8-weeks, the participants will learn how to build a sustainable business through testing and proving their assumptions behind their venture.
The Geekdom team was astounded by the volume and caliber of applications, with this cohort having the most competitive applicant pool thus far. We are ecstatic at the opportunity to work with such a diverse group of companies, whose products range from consumer packaged goods to web3-backed applications. As always, Geekdom is honored to be a part of these founders’ entrepreneurial journeys, and we can’t wait to see how they shift and grow over the course of the program.
At the end of Geekdom’s Q1 Incubator Program, the companies will be featured at a public showcase day event where they will demo their products, network with local business leaders, and attract their first customers. The event will be hosted on Wednesday, March 6, 2024 from 6:00PM-8:00PM. You can register to attend by clicking here.
The upcoming Q1 2024 cohort consists of the following companies:
Blue Armadillo Sewing Company
Blue Armadillo Sewing Company currently provides curated materials and handmade notions to help sewists produce thoughtful, quality projects. Eventually, the goal is to have a maker’s space for textiles that offers luxury sewing materials on-site.
Bobi is an AI company that is laser focused on making pregnancy safer with innovative monitoring and alerting solutions. They are currently developing an app to be used by expecting mothers to monitor their vitals and alert them if there are any notable irregularities.
Chilly Willy Guitar Pedals
Chilly Willy Guitar Pedals plans to sell analog guitar pedals with limited most useful effects so beginners sound great at the flip (stomp) of a switch, with no dials or settings to mess up. They are currently developing and planning on launching their product in the near future.
E.A.C.O. Learning Labs
E.A.C.O. Learning Labs will solve the growing workforce skill and labor gap using VR STEM based learning to help expose, teach, and train the next workforce generation in trade careers using their immersive curriculum.
El Parlay, Inc.
El Parlay offers an affordable, all-in-one platform for comprehensive analytics in sports betting and stock trading, accompanied by a thriving community. Their goal is to eliminate the need for multiple expensive subscriptions to participate in sports betting.
Ease recognizes that returning purchased items is an unwanted chore and hassle for consumers. They aim to build a service application where consumers can return products from the comforts of their home.
Faaji Naturally is creating an affordable online platform that promotes personalized oral disease prevention & brings knowledge and tools to consumers. Their aim is to help underserved & vulnerable populations that are disproportionately affected by current outdated approaches.
NurseReport is a crowdsourced employer rating platform and marketplace that provides nurses with comprehensive information specific to the nursing experience at healthcare facilities. They are streamlining the job search process to increase retention and decrease money spent hiring.
OfficeGrace aims to leverage Texas’s innovative startup ecosystems and the decentralized spatial web3 metaverse to create a platform that allows people with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities to build jobs they love and achieve true financial freedom.
PSquared Foods is developing a protein pudding that serves the plant-based, protein, and allergen-friendly food community. Their clean food brand improves the health of consumers while also being digestible to those who have been impacted by the toxins in our food systems.
SquareReach knows that the experience of living in an HOA community leaves a lot to be desired for both the board and the association members. They are creating a platform service that leverages ease of web connectivity and focuses on member feedback and engagement.
Super Fresh Meals
Super Fresh Meals helps consumers maintain a healthy and convenient diet by providing delicious, nutritionally balanced meals that align with individual dietary preferences and goals, making it easier for their clients to prioritize their well-being.
Water utility staff need to be trained for emergency response scenarios and current classroom training does not adequately reflect real world crises.TEAMERGENT provides an experiential, escape room-style training with uncomfortable situations that mimic real-life experiences
Waste Away, LLC
Waste Away is an app based company similar to Uber Eats that utilizes 1099 drivers to help dispose of trash on-demand. Their solution is a quick and convenient pickup trash service provider to assist with an influx of trash or missed trash days.
Webssey has created a mobile social network app that allows people to get access to funds to grow their influencer careers, brands, or businesses the moment they sign up. Webssey uses the web3 infrastructure to allow users to monetize themselves with their own cryptocurrency.