StartX Launches 9 Stanford Startups

StartX Launches 9 Stanford Startups



StartX formerly SSE Labs is a student start-up accelerator developed in accordance with the chartered goals of SSE to provide a premier experience in applied entrepreneurship for Stanford students.

The program is designed to help the most passionate and innovative Stanford students become better entrepreneurs and start their companies by providing a community of like-minded entrepreneurs in our SSE Labs office space, mentorship from successful Silicon Valley experts, and resources that most startups find out-of-reach.

The demo day held on June 1st at AOL’s offices, was packed with investors interested in finding the next big company from the school that hatched Google. Advisers and sponsors for StartX include Charles River Ventures, AOL, Intel Capital, Greylock Partners and General Catalyst Partners.

In its most recent batch, 107 companies applied and only 9 were accepted. These include:

Juntos Finanzas is a personal finance service specifically targeted to help immigrant Latinos manage their money.

Qwhispr is a stealthy social search company.  The team is developing a new type of search engine, because they believe  typical keyword search does not work adequately for social search.

6Dot Innovations provides technologies for the blind to type using a special braille keyboard and labeling kit.

PredictiveEdge is an ecommerce service that brings dynamic pricing to any online retailer. The company was co-founded by a former Amazon.com employee who worked on pricing issues.

WifiSlam is an indoor mapping and GPS company.

Kitchit is a marketplace for professional chefs. The company matches chefs with consumers who want to set up private dining events such as weddings, graduations, or home entertaining.

GameClosure is a stealthy cross-platform mobile gaming company that focuses on HTML5 games.

Leglytics is a legal document search engine. It’s designed to be simpler than others such as Lexis Nexis.

Clear Ear is a medical device company that provides what it says is a more effective way to clear ear wax.