GoodCompany Group, which runs a free business incubator/boot camp, has announced the latest group of start-ups who will participate in its fourth summer program.
Here are the 13 firms:
- Counterflow RO, which is developing a new reverse-osmosis membrane that can be used in the semiconductor, pharmaceuticals, food processing and municipal drinking water sectors.
- Desmo, of Sweden, which has developed an online donations widget to make sure that nonprofit organizations receive all that is promised.
- Edibikes, which was started by two engineering graduates of Northwestern who have developed a line of commuter bicycles.
- High Hopes, which is a spin-off of Clarifi, the nonprofit financial literacy group formerly known as Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Delaware Valley, that will use online technology to help high school students plan for a postsecondary education with the least amount of debt.
- NovaThermal Energy, which is developing a geothermal technology for landlords that is designed to save 30 percent to 60 percent in building heating and cooling costs.
- PaperWool, which is developing a line of “eco-home furnishings.”
- PhilanTech, of Washington, D.C., which is trying to reducing the transaction costs of grants administration, which consumes 13 percent of every dollar, or $6 billion annually.
- pledge4good, the People’s Choice Award winner in the Wharton Business Plan Competittion in 2011 which has built an online platform that aims to make donating casual, recurring and social. (Read a Q&A by Fast Company with the co-founder here.)
- psGive, which uses game strategies to encourage consumers to support brands that consequently support charities.
- Regalii, which has built a free platform to replace remittances used by migrant workers with gift cards for the supermarkets and other stores in Latin America where their families shop.
- StartSomeGood, also from Washington, D.C., which is developing a platform to help social entrepreneurs raise start-up funds, like Kickstarter does for the arts.
- TuvaLabs, which intends to help teachers offer interactive math learning units for their students.
- Wash Cycle Laundry, which provides commercial linen rental and personal laundry service in Center City and University City and makes its deliveries using bicycles. (See a story by The Inquirer's Diane Mastrull on the firm here.)