Unbound Concepts applies human knowledge to text – much the same way the human brain does – using computer science. Blending trusted computer science with the knowledge and data gained from BookLeveler™, its iOS-based App, Unbound Concepts is building a proprietary natural language processing algorithm that can understand authored content in a deep ontological fashion, bringing value to publishers, educators and fellow scientists.
"AccelerateBaltimore enabled Unbound Concepts to use the investment, resources, and mentorship in a way that worked for our business model, our launch cycle, and our team – not a one size fits all approach. We began our capital raise with AccelerateBaltimore and are extremely grateful for the continued 24/7 support!"
– Kate Palencsar, CEO & Founder
Kithly is a mobile application that serves as a digital concierge for personal relationship management. Between the busy routines of everyday life, keeping in touch with those important connections often end up on the backburner due to the hassle of the activity coordination process. Kithly takes all the effort out of planning so you can focus on the important part. It not only reminds you who to meet up with and when to do it, but it also makes recommendations on what to do with them.
"I went into AccelerateBaltimore as a techie and graduated as a Tech Entrepreneur. My idea began, like most, as something I was passionate about so I created it. AccelerateBaltimore taught me to be an entrepreneur and turn that passion into a business. Through working with mentors and the AB Staff, attending the weekly classes, pitch practice, and meeting with angel investors I was able to move my idea forward."
– Devin Partlow, CEO/Lead Developer
NewsUp is a game for reading the news that matters to you. NewsUp features personalized news, trivia and real-life rewards in a highly engaging mobile environment. NewsUp has built an audience of over 1,000 users and e-mail subscribers and 750+ Twitter followers prior to product launch. The target audience is 18 to 34 year old casual gamers with an interest in news, while also going after heavy news readers.
"AccelerateBaltimore was an incredible experience. The staff at the ETC and our mentors continue to make themselves available and provide invaluable insight."
– Andrew Schuster, CEO
NoBadGift takes the stress out of gift giving. Their solution is crowd gifting. Crowd gifting applies the emerging trend of crowd sourcing, in which many people come together to contribute resources to a single cause; gift giving. NoBadGift is a crowd gifting platform that allows people to create wish lists for any day or event. This way, their friends and family always know what they want.
"We learned what it meant to run a business in AccelerateBaltimore. It is so much more than just building and trying to get your name out. It is true that getting customers is most important but knowing what comes after that is a big part of it. AccelerateBaltimore truly prepared us to take our company to the next level. "
– McKeever Conwell, CEO