Collide Village Announces its 2015 Cohort

Collide Village accelerator accepted eight companies to its 2015 cohort. From online collaboration platforms to easy home maintenance, Collide Village companies are building a wide variety of solutions.

“This talented group of entrepreneurs are tackling a range of industries with incredible domain expertise proving the wealth of innovation found in the region. It’s an exciting time to be an entrepreneur and investor in North Texas.” – Tahir Hussain CEO & Managing Partner Collide Village.

The cohort will go through a 12 week acceleration program to validate business models, connect with customers, and further develop their product. At the end of the program the group will pitch their new companies to investors from North Texas and around the country.

The 2015 cohort companies are:

BareLabor is a platform bridging the gap between Automotive Repair and the Consumer, by providing users with the same information repair facilities already use.

CommonEdits is a collaborative platform for artists to improve their portfolio, expand their network, build a fan-base, and monetize new music. We use social voting to determine the community’s favorite artists which ensures talented musicians receive the marketing and distribution support they need.

Gopher is a financial-technology platform that empowers long-term financial security. It’s a simple, mobile platform that enables users to budget, save, and invest money with ease. Customized to each user, Gopher reminds users of how much of their spending budget remains, allows them to improve the habits by automatically saving against an individual’s habits, and invests in simple, diversified products.

HomeBlis enables residential and commercial owners get high frequency home and property management services like lawn maintenance and cleaning in a convenient and reliable way using next generation technology and processes.

JobNow is an on demand staffing platform for hourly jobs. Candidates get alerted of jobs in their area instantly as they become available. Employers can fill spots faster, and more easily by always having a full pipeline of candidates.

For businesses and real estate professionals looking to raise capital from their networks and the public, MassVenture provides a legal, crowdfunded path to investors who want to make money owning a piece of local real estate projects. MassVenture has already successfully funded several projects and is launching its latest listing this week.

Rapidi2i is a software company that enables businesses to shrink the cycle time to transform an idea to impact by 75%. This is achieved by combining relevant data streams from disparate sources into a seamless user experience and automating the creation of widgets to support workflows thus eliminating complex, time consuming development;.

Sigh is a peace-of-mind as a service platform for Airbnb and other short term rental hosts against the possibility of loud or disruptive guests. With proprietary noise sensors, the Sigh platform monitors clients’ properties for loud and disruptive behavior and immediately sends both guest and host a notification of the increased noise level so it can be stopped as quickly as possible.

Raquel Vincent
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Raquel Vincent is a Dallas-based creative with a knack for words and inspired creative direction. When she's not working, you can find Raquel hitting a gallery opening, working on her book, or thrifting for unforgettable vintage finds. She loves music festivals, tacos, and her rescue cat Berlioz.