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Here’s the 18th batch of companies from 500 Startups

ICE Graveyard 1/08/2016 Matthew Lynley

We’re already halfway through the year, which means it’s time for another batch from 500 Startups to start rolling out. This year, 46 companies are going through 500 Startups’ 18th batch, ranging from traditional B2B tools to a smart pill case that helps track whether or not people are taking their medication.

500 Startups has been dipping its toes beyond its traditional incubator model. Earlier this year it said it would launch a startup studio called 500 Labs. It’s important for programs like these to continue finding new ways to capture talent and companies that could end up turning into big hits. The competition is plenty fierce — 500 Startups is hardly the only incubator in Silicon Valley.

But, of course, the incubator is and always will be a staple of 500 Startups. Without further ado, here’s a list of the companies rolling through the incubator:

  • Auctio — a tool for employers to provide incentive-based referral programs for employees and other outside individuals in order to produce a wider array of leads for a company.
  • Avicennas — a detailed online marketplace for patients looking for international healthcare providers.
  • BeaconsInSpace — a global beacon network that developers can tap into using a subscription model.
  • BIGcontrols — tools for automating tracking, reporting and compliance management for companies’ government compliance incentives.
  • Bright Policy — a service for purchasing homeowners insurance over the phone without having to actually talk to someone.
  • Croissant — a network of workspaces in cities like New York, Boston and Washington DC that people can pop into.
  • DigitalOutposts — a marketplace of destination co-working “experiences,” like traveling abroad with a team while working.
  • Fan Stream — an app that connects sports fans to a live audio conversations centered around games and other events.
  • Fragmentic — a tool for building online SaaS and e-commerce services with pre-designed elements.
  • GetLighthouse.com — a tool for managers to teach them the soft skills required to manage employees and help them grow, improving retention.
  • HeavyConnect — a tool for farm management that includes features like equipment tracking and work scheduling, designed to simplify farming operations.
  • Homebot — a financial planner and dashboard for homeowners designed to help them optimize the return on their home investment.
  • Infraspeak — facility and asset management software.
  • INZMO — an app for easily purchasing insurance for products or trips on a piece-by-piece basis.
  • Leapcure — tools for clinical trial patient recruitment, engagement, and retention.
  • Level Therapy — an app that provides patients with treatment tools and access to behavioral health professionals.
  • Melodics.com — an educational service for learning how to finger drum, using adaptive learning and other data-driven approaches.
  • Nonnatech — a remote patient monitoring service that keeps track of events, like taking medication and psychological changes, in order to reduce ER visits and hospitalization.
  • OK Play — predictive performance analytics for teams, starting off with eSports.
  • OneKloud — an online service for managing cloud service budgets that utilizes control policies and tracking quotas across a company.
  • OnFarm — a tool for integrating farm devices like field sensors as well as other online farm-tracking tools into a comprehensive tracking tool, allowing farmers to make more calculated decisions.
  • OrderCircle — a tool for brands to accept and manage whole-sale ordering online.
  • Outsite — co-working and co-living places in locations considered pleasant, like Lake Tahoe or San Diego, for employees or for company retreats.
  • Paubox — inbound and outbound encryption for HIPAA compliant email.
  • Pillsy — A smart pill cap that tracks when patients are taking their medication in an app.
  • Printify — an on-demand printing service for e-commerce companies looking to sell products like hoodies or t-shirts.
  • ROHO — online religious content that’s indexed and curated for users.
  • Silvernest — a room-matching service that pairs aging homeowners with roommates and tools for long-term home sharing.
  • SimplifiMed — a chat bot for identifying, engaging and prioritizing high-risk patients in order to reduce hospital visits, increasing the reimbursements for healthcare providers.
  • Siren Care — currently producing a temperature-sensing sock for diabetics, Siren Care looks to be a textile maker that can embed trackers and other technology into clothing.
  • Squadle — an online and tablet replacement for paper bookkeeping in restaurants for mandatory logs, like food safety temperatures.
  • Statsbot.co — a bot for managing business tools like Salesforce information, which will also integrate with other developer tools.
  • StreamLoan — an online workflow for residential home purchases, providing a central location for documents.
  • Superbook — a $99 clamshell that connects to a smartphone to offer a full PC experience.
  • SureBids — a retail voucher aggregator and provider for gifting, remittences and other vouchers in Africa.
  • Tackl — a database of university talent for recruitment that provides companies with smart matching tools to find the right potential employees.
  • Track.tax — a conversational tool that helps contractors set aside and track income to pay for taxes.
  • Treat — an app for scheduling in-home care for pets.
  • trym — a service for “micro” businesses designed to make it easier to implement insurance policies.
  • Up All Night — a subscription program that provides members access to events like backstage access at festivals.
  • usetrace.com — a service that creates automatic testing tools, testing parts of a web app as developers make changes over time.
  • VisionX — a service that helps retail and e-commerce businesses to sell insurance products to customers by connecting insurance companies with those businesses.
  • voxeet — a service that allows developers to integrate “TrueVoice 3D.” That tool gives users a way to “position” other people on a call in order to change their tone and volume in an attempt to mimic conference room conversations.
  • WhereFor — a service that shows all available trips and vacations (including flights and hotels) that are available based on a budget that a user inputs.
  • Datatron

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