As Promoboxx is a TechStars Boston 2011 alumni, we wanted to recognize some of the exciting companies from the most recent Demo Day. From bicycles to social publishing to couponing and more, these companies developed some innovative approaches to solve big problems and improve our lives. While this is not a full list of recent TechStars Boston graduates, it includes few that caught my eye. (For Sonciary’s take, Promoboxx’s VP of Marketing and Client Services, see her recent article “A TechStars Alumnus View of Boston Demo Day” on BostInno.)
Zagster: Have you ever wanted to take a leisurely ride along the Charles River but don’t have a bike and aren’t interested in buying one? Zagster is abicycle sharing service for just such occasions. Businesses and universities can also set up their own programs for their employees , students, and communities. The sharing economy reduces waste in our lives, and Zagster will be pedaling into your community soon.
Simply Good: If you’re a brand or retailer, at some point you will most likely offer coupons to your consumers–discounts are a powerful motivator! However, existingcoupon creation programs, lack the targeting and analytics marketers need.Simply Good enables brands or retailers to target customers better, drive in-store sales, and understand their conversion.
Testive: High school students know that the only thing more painful than taking SAT is practicing for it. Testive is an adaptive SAT prep platform that adapts to a student’s abilities, assesses more accurately, and requires less time to practice and improve. This MIT team probably did well on their SATs, but they’re unleashing their knowledge to help aspiring college students get the scores they want (and perhaps follow the footsteps of the founders and get into MIT).
GymPact: So, you bought an expensive gym membership but have yet to get out of the office or off the couch to pump those guns. Laziness plagues many of us, but Gym Pact’s app motivates you to get to the gym through check-ins, monetary incentives, and of course, social media. This way you get your money’s worth and get in shape!
The journey has just begun for these companies, and we are looking forward to hear about their continued success!