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Wheaton-Based Shopsy One of 13 Selected for TechStars Boston

01/24/2012
Today is the start of the TechStars Winter 2012 program in Boston. It’s the fourth year we have been in Boston.
 
Once again, we had so many great companies apply that it was unbelievably hard to pick just ten. So we decided to invest in thirteen. Boston has deep bench strength and mentors from a broad set of disciplines so we chose a diverse set of companies: from e-commerce to education, financial markets to transportation, consumer mobile to B2B enterprise SaaS. These companies will help you crunch big data, raise a venture capital fund, track your documents, publish a book, and buy music. They will make your kids smarter, make you better at sports, and yes, even make you happier.
 
Boston, we are ready to rock! Here are the 13 companies in the TechStars Winter 2012 program in Boston:
 
Platform to fundraise for alternative investments
 bisonalternatives.com
 
Social publishing
 libboo.com
 
Mobile app that incentivizes regular exercise
 gym-pact.com
 
An online creative software factory
 psykosoft.net
 
Makes renting bicycles ridiculously easy and affordable.
 zagster.com
 
Adaptive Educational Testing
 testive.com
 
Makes mobile couponing simple
simplygood.com
 
Document tracking and metrics
 doctrackr.com
 
The friendly music market. We offer a buying, selling and trading community with the benefits of CD ownership and the convenience of digital downloads.
 murfie.com
 
Easy Hadoop in the cloud
 mortardata.com
 
Helps athletes and amateurs improve anywhere, anytime.
 ubersense.com
 
The retail graph
 shopsy.com
 
Crafting lessons through collaboration
 lessonsmith.com