Introducing the Founders Camp 2019 Class
Over 30 founders joining us from across the US and Europe
We are proud to host our second Founders Camp in Chattanooga, TN with over 30 founders joining us from across the US and Europe. Founders will get insights and advice from proven operators and managers who have scaled startups and enterprises. Also, over the course of two days, we will facilitate opportunities to drive revenue through introductions to potential customers and partners.
A big thank you to our headline sponsors, Chick-fil-A, Covenant Transportation, Schneider National, and FreightWaves, as well as local sponsors, EPB, Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis, and Market Street Partners.
The startups joining us are focused on various opportunities across supply chain ranging from international freight, factoring, and warehouse automation through to equipment maintenance and last mile software. Please join us in welcoming them!
Meet the Startups
Axle. Axle is a tech-enabled factoring business. The company provides freight brokers with the capital they need to offer their carriers QuickPay and achieve their growth targets by purchasing their outstanding invoices.
Founder(s): Bharath Krishnamoorthy, Shawn Vo
HQ: New York, NY
B GARAGE. B GARAGE develops autonomous drones for inventory management in the warehouses. Its end-to-end solution frees employees from physical stock counting and provides an easy to use tool to capture accurate information of the latest inventory data.
Founder(s): Aiden Kim, Sun Choi, Kyuman Lee
HQ: Sunnyvale, CA
Stealth Mode. This company is led by a team of experienced data scientists, machine learning, and AI engineers. The company can facilitate greater visibility and transparency, improve forecasting, optimization, and utilization for supply chains.
ePallet. ePallet empowers manufacturers like Campbell's, Nestle, Mars and many others to sell direct to pallet-quantity buyers efficiently and profitably. Thus, enabling manufacturers to turn an unprofitable customer base into a profitable one. Buyers get a modern, friction-free, low-cost experience.
Founder(s): James Kwon, Max Gold
HQ: Los Angeles, CA
eTrackTech. eTrack’s IoT SaaS solution provides real-time predictive alerts and dashboards to eliminate downtime, reduce operating costs, and improve safety for heavy equipment of all ages, brands, and technology levels, rolling and fixed.
Founder(s): Barbara Timm-Brock, Ed Baldwin
HQ: Phoenix, AZ
FleetOps. FleetOps matches truck drivers with shipments using vehicle data and AI. FleetOps onboards drivers through telematics providers. On the other end of the marketplace, FleetOps aggregates both shippers and brokers.
Founder(s): Chris Atkinson, Nader Balata, Justin Girard
HQ: Toronto, Canada
Forager. Forager is a logistics platform that manages cross-border transportation, with a focus on automation to create better efficiencies within Forager's marketplace, from quoting to building and booking.
Founder(s): Matt Silver, Jordan Salins, Jesse Essman
HQ: Chicago, IL
HeroWear. HeroWear is developing mechanized clothing to prevent injuries and improve peoples' lives. Low back pain is the #1 cause of disability in the world. It is also the leading driver of workers’ compensation claims for many industries including logistics, healthcare, retail, and manufacturing.
Founder(s): Mark Harris, Matt Yandell, Karl Zelik
HQ: Nashville, TN
Hopstack. Hopstack is a real-time worker intelligence platform designed to improve worker safety, efficiency and asset utilization at warehouses and distribution centers. The company provides an infrastructure-lite “location intelligence” solution for operational facilities.
Founder(s): Vivek Singh, Gaurav Saraf
HQ: Palo Alto, CA
Manna. Manna is making 3-minute food delivery a reality, using custom-developed aerospace-grade drones. The vision is to completely replace road-based delivery, reducing delivery times to a fraction of their current times, greatly improving the consumer experience of food delivery, and saving lives by taking the dangerous process of road-based delivery into the skies.
Founder(s): Bobby Healy
HQ: Dublin, Ireland
Mercado Labs. Mercado’s solution is a platform that connects buyers and sellers, digitizes the International supply chain, and creates solutions for common import challenges. The result is significant efficiency and lower costs for the importer and their network.
Founder(s): Robert Garrison, Brian Nacci, Lee Grover
HQ: Dallas, TX
Mobikit. Mobikit is a cloud-based platform that provides data scientists, software developers, and product managers with the tools to build, scale, and maintain vehicle-based enterprise applications on top of data from connected vehicles.
Founder(s): Igor Ferst, Arnab Nandi
HQ: Columbus, OH
Monolets. MonoLets is enabling real-time visibility of the global supply chain at the item level. The company is building a wireless network with disposable sensors at the price point of RFID. The sensors are connected to the cloud in real-time and use commodity infrastructure to collect the data.
Founder(s): Osama Khan, Brad Wheeler
HQ: Berkeley, CA
Nuvocargo. Nuvocargo is offering digital freight forwarding for Intra-Americas. The company is using local connections in both the US and Latin America to create a reliable and technology-powered provider that represents the future of the industry.
Founder(s): Deepak Chhugani, Sam Blackman
HQ: New York, NY
OneRail. OneRail is a final mile delivery orchestration platform providing real-time visibility, actionable data, and data-driven optimization capabilities for its enterprise clients. OneRail’s cloud-based “delivery switch” simplifies same-day and on-demand delivery execution by connecting the demand signal (POS, eCommerce, ERP) with the ecosystem of delivery networks and internal fleets.
Founder(s): Bill Catania
HQ: Orlando, FL
SecurSpace. SecurSpace is changing the way businesses access industrial real estate. Through a network of partners, SecurSpace has created an ecosystem facilitating flexibility and agility in real estate planning for all facets of the supply chain.
Founder(s): Lance Theobald, Cory Bailey, Ben Satterlee
HQ: Charlotte, NC
Southie Autonomy. Southie Autonomy has created a no-code software platform for robot arms that enables businesses to affordably automate manual tasks as fast as their products change, without any robotics expertise.
Founder(s): Rahul Chipalkatty, Jay M. Wong
HQ: Boston, MA
Sticker Control. Sticker Control is a software platform licensed using a SaaS model targeting small and medium-sized companies. The company uses sensors (usually RFID) to provide automated physical asset tracking and more so they can use data to drive efficiencies.
Founder(s): Jeff Beyle
HQ: Denver, CO
SVT Robotics. SVT Robotics empowers companies to adopt disruptive robotics technologies. SVT Robotics builds a single bridge between business systems and automation, enabling rapid development and quick integration. Thus, granting its customers harmonized data and analytics across multiple platforms.
Founder(s): A.K. Schultz, Michael Howes
HQ: Norfolk, VA
October 1, 2019