Jolt announces second cohort of six startups

The technology startup accelerator based at Toronto’s MaRS Discovery District announced its next cohort of six firms today.

Jolt, launched at the public-private business hub in July 2012, will be hosting the firms until June. Each of the six startups will receive $30,000 of seed capital and work in the MaRS space for 16 weeks, undergoing workshops and collaboration with mentors before pitching to the public and investors at a demo day event.

Jolt’s first cohort of startups from summer 2012 had a social media focus. But this group seems more varied and mobile-focused in their ventures, offering solutions for education, personal fitness, and e-commerce.

Here’s the brief description of each of the six startups provided by Jolt, with links to their Web sites:
·     • FlyerFlo: A mobile platform and application that allows consumers to discover new brands and receive personalized promotions from all of their favourite local retailers.
·     • HypeJar: An open, social platform powered by people who are passionate about the most hyped consumer product releases of tomorrow.
·     • PUSH Technologies: PUSH is an app-enabled fitness device for analyzing, managing and tracking the progress of your weight training workout.
·     • Singspiel: A learning platform and tablet application that turns traditionally tedious music practice into a more fun and engaging activity for music students.
·     • Flee: A travel recommendation application that combines a beautiful user experience and streamlined booking process with highly curated original content.
·     • Stylekick: Without any 3D scanners, personal body measurements, complicated machines or gimmicks, Stylekick can help online shoppers find the perfect fit they want.

The Stylekick team: Anand Dhillon, Natalie Gray and Karn Saroya. Image by MaRS Media

The startups will also be heading to the Launch conference in San Francisco, sent by Jolt.

Source | Jolt

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