Meet Our Spring 2016 Accelerator Class

We are pleased to announce the second class of the Ignite Northwest Accelerator.  We received a total of 24 qualified applications for our program.  This session we have partnered up with Fuse SPC in the Tri-Cities to pilot a new feature for our accelerator, remote participation.  With the assistance of Fuse, we have increased our class size to include five companies located in the Tri-Cities and we are trialing a long-requested feature for our accelerator.  We are happy to have the following companies on-board:     

  • Ag Energy – Ag Energy mobile equipment converts agriculture by-product waste into a renewable fuel source and valuable biochar for sale
  • ChalkLabs – Chalk Labs helps large private and public sector organizations to rapidly visualize and analyze large amounts of data in order to help them discover knowledge
  • CharityCheckin – CharityCheckin is a philanthropic Facebook advertising network for retailers & brands and a passive fundraising tool for charities by their supporters
  • Lite-Check – Lite-Check designs and manufactures the first all-digital, fully automated trailer inspection system for collecting, storing and printing a complete trailer report
  • PlaySav – PlaySav provides interactive incentivized gaming that eliminates advertisement intrusion by offering real-world discounts to be won during gameplay in the web and mobile environments
  • Rohinni – Rohinni has developed a proprietary method for high speed precision placement of light emitting diodes resulting in consumer products that are thinner, lighter, energy efficient and low cost
  • sleepOrbit – sleepOrbit creates and manages sleep health improvement programs that assess sleep health and provide targeted and individualized sleep improvement insights
  • Spiceologist – Spiceologist helps cooks get creative in the kitchen with its line of innovative spice blends
  • uQontrol – uQontrol, Inc. developed Qkey, the first chip and PIN Payment platform for storing payment cards and securing ecommerce transactions
  • Local Pumpkin (Fuse) – Local Pumpkin is developing a local food distribution system, primarily to delivery local farm produce to homes, businesses, restaurants and schools utilizing an online food hub
  • Denovo (Fuse) – Managed Square provides legal- case management software and a professional legal marketplace in the Cloud
  • Penny's Loafer (Fuse) - . The Penny’s Loafer dog toy is the ideal way to channel your dog’s energy and boredom in today’s fast paced life; dogs eat the edible shoe laces, chew the crazy-durable rubber body of the shoe, and mouth or squeak the plush ball heel. 
  • Red Level Games (Fuse) – Red Level Games is an independent developer of entertainment software that specializes in iterative design and emergent gameplay
  • Solar Spirits (Fuse) – Solar Spirits is a craft distillery producing craft spirits and developing production management software for distillery, winery and brewery industries
  • Wildland Labs (Fuse) – Wildland is a software company focusing on agile development for startups, entrepreneurs and emerging markets

 

Many thanks to all the companies that applied and to our community for the support we have received—we cannot do this without you.  If you are a company that applied and did not gain entry into the program, we encourage you to apply again for our Fall 2016 session which will be starting in August.

 

We all have a vision for the Inland Northwest to expand as a hub for science, health and technology—we want to be a collaborative part of an ecosystem that cultivates and develops businesses in the region. At Ignite Northwest, we are Moving Companies that Move the Market, we look forward to working with you.

 

All the Best,

The Ignite Northwest Team