Blue Startups this week announced the eight companies that will be part of Cohort #12, which were selected from nearly 500 applications and several “rigorous rounds of evaluations.”
“We kickstarted the recruitment for our next cohort just before the pandemic made its way into Hawaii and going into full force across the world,” the accelerator program said in its announcement. “Our original plans and timelines were cast into disarray, but after all the uncertainty over the past couple of months, we are so excited to present our new batch of startups.”
Cross-border between Asia and the U.S. (East Meets West)
Hawaii-based or Hawaii-connected
Female founded or co-founded.
Business-to-business software solutions
Responsible consumption, carbon reduction and smart cities
The eight companies that will be participating in the Blue Startups program are:
3Rwater Inc – Enhancing Water Security
3Rwater Inc developed the Follow the Drop mobile application (FtD) to build water security and resiliency. FtD supports water/stormwater utilities and their customers to reduce their stormwater runoff impacts, build resiliency, and save money.
Appsurify helps companies test smarter using its software intelligence platform. Through machine learning, Appsurify enables companies to prioritize their testing processes, leading to faster releases and reducing the cost of test execution.
Energy311 automates the tracking, billing, and payment for electricity usage from renewable sources. Through data collected from e-meters, commercial property owners receive payment from tenants conveniently.
Kind Traveler is the first socially-conscious Give + Get hotel booking platform where travelers unlock exclusive rates/perks from Kind Hotels by donating $10 each night to a vetted charity, in turn positively impacting local communities.
Liquid Presentation is a proven patented SaaS platform for quadrupling individual representatives’ sales volume in the liquor distribution industry. The company has successfully reduced the sales and brand-building cycle from weeks to minutes.