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Cohort 8 – OCEAN accelerator

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Bosa Life

bosa.life

Anastasia Tarpeh-Ellis
CEO

EJ Oruche
CTO

Cincinnati, OH

Bosa is a platform that helps you achieve maximum productivity and wellness by providing a personalized way to collect tasks anywhere anytime without losing context.

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Criba

Mark Lorkowski
CEO

Miami, FL

Criba reduces hundreds of hours of critical regulatory updates into minutes by using centaur system (combination of ML/AI/machine with process and human). providing clients with more information  cheaper and faster.

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Crownhunt

crownhunt.io

Stephanie LaFlora
CEO

Ryan Holdeman
COO

Boulder, CO

Crownhunt is a digital marketplace networking the textured hair ecosystem together to serve the more than 200 million Americans with textured hair, hair stylists, salon owners, and product-makers with education, services, and products.

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Samuel Joy
CEO

Prem Nair
COO

Dubai, UAE

Huntr is the next-gen recruiting platform that instantly matches employers with a curated community of the best global healthcare and blue-collar talent.

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Luke Keller
CEO

Brenton Strine
CTO

Atlanta, GA

Kicky is disrupting the $30BB (US) art market leveraging NFT to support local artists giving them back control of and profit from their works.

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LeadMeNot

leadmenot.org

Jason Mathew
Founder & CEO

Ashley Crutcher
Head of Design

Tim Klassen
Head of Data Science

Tulsa, OK

LeadMeNot is a digital wellness platform that helps the world take back control of their lives by fighting destructive digital habits, via accountability, radical transparency, artificial intelligence, and introspection.

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Sena Lee
CEO

Sarah Hartono
CMO

Fullerton, CA

Millu creates immersive educational kids kits that focus on vital life topics, creating intentional space for parents to enjoy and deeply connect with their children through thoughtfully designed activity kits (without the stress) building a child’s confidence and giving them a head start in life.

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Dennis Li
CEO

Sean Xu
CTO

Boston, MA

Reeske helps people insure purposefully and meet them where they are, with the mission of redefining the engagement experience with life and disability insurance by offering an insurance-in-a-box solution to enable Fintech companies to embed life and disability insurance into their customer journey. Reeske’s turnkey solution helps customers personalize insurance plans & coverage using AI, behavioral psychology & technology to get insured in the most context-relevant and streamlined way. 

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Sensegrass

sensegrass.com

Lalit Gautam
CEO

Rahul Gundala
CTO

Fullerton, CA

Sensegrass is the first soil intelligence platform for nutrients and fertilizer management in food production using AI Agronomist Saas.

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Simba Technologies

simbasave.com

April Stephenson
CEO

Katie Simon
CTO

Los Angeles, CA

Simba Technologies helps NGOs collect data for simpler monitoring & evaluation in challenging environments. Their initial product SimbaSave offers simple, SMS and USSD-based ledger and accounting tools to informal savings groups and the organizations that manage them in the developing world, eliminating the paper records currently leveraged in group management and simplifying the group management experience for end-users, while providing NGOs with crucial data insights into group performance.

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Cohort 8 Staff

Matthew Terry, Dial Guide

James Mathews
Managing Director

James is the Founder of ElevateX, a social enterprise that uses human centered design to solve social issues. He has also served as a mentor for Cal Berkeley, Ashoka University and Indian School of Business. He helped launch dLabs, a business incubator set up by the Indian School of Business (ISB) alongside the former Head of Business Design for IDEO. James is baed in Xenia, Ohio with his wife and has three college age children. 

Tim Schuster
Entrepreneur in Residence

Tim is the Founder of Popup Think Tank. His background includes Co-Founder of LegalQ (Techstars ‘21), Creator of 6 Weeks on Money, and Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Thrivent (Fortune 500). He is based in beautiful Minneapolis with Kelsey and their two daughters.

Cohort 8 Sponsors

The OCEAN Accelerator program is underwritten and supported by a group of partners passionate about launching founders with the skills, services, and connections necessary for long-term business success and sustainable, holistic founder health.  

THE ONLY HIGH-TECH ACCELERATOR OF ITS KIND

The OCEAN high-tech accelerator helps founders build venture-backable start-ups, through a 16-week program that combines a unique curriculum and rich mentorship. Our program leverages seed funding and mentors—among other accelerator benefits—to help grow startups while taking founders on a concurrent spiritual journey.

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