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DENVER, December 06, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – Techstars Workforce Development Accelerator, headquartered in Denver, Colorado, today announced its second class of startups selected to participate in the 2021 program. Ten companies and two non-profit organizations Lucrative six states and England make up the class, with the intensive 13-week program starting this week.

Organizations specialize in technologies and business models to improve the future of the workforce, including, but not limited to, career path discovery, navigation, and informed decision-making, innovative training delivery, skills and competency development platforms, workforce data intelligence, developmental social capital and inclusive interventions that directly modify workforce outcomes for students and job seekers.

The Techstars Workforce Development Accelerator is supported by ZOMALAB, Strada Educational Network, and Colorado thrives. These supporters play a vital role in the acceleration process, with the common goal of supporting and developing the startups that are building the future of the workforce.

The 2021 Cohort builds on the momentum of last year’s highly successful inaugural class, which saw teams collectively raise over $ 22 million in capital investment after the program with total enterprise value. of about $ 63 million. Six companies from the Class of 2020 maintained a presence in Colorado, underscoring the state’s growing entrepreneurial reputation.

Techstars Workforce Development Accelerator welcomes the following organizations as members of the Class of 2021:

  • Chamba: Helping Latinx Job Seekers Residing in the United States Find Jobs Through Technology.

  • Clusiv: Creation of the world’s first accessible online learning and integration platform designed for and by people who are blind and visually impaired.

  • diversity: Help technology companies measure and monitor their distribution of diversity and help them improve it by putting them in contact with qualified diverse talents.

  • Rental Guide: Easily schedule and transcribe structured interviews so you can hire the right person faster, more fairly and with certainty.

  • Learning ions: A B2B SaaS enterprise peer learning technology platform that adapts and optimizes learning in diverse small groups.

  • Juntos2College: The career learning platform for undocumented high school students so that everyone has access to upward mobility (non-profit).

  • Pedule: Help companies diversify their workforce with scholarship programs.

  • PitchMe: Allow candidates to demonstrate their knowledge and abilities, allowing anyone with relevant skills to apply for a position, regardless of age, educational background and professional background.

  • Role sharing: Helping people who need a part-time job to connect, combine their skills and apply for exciting full-time positions together.

  • Shift up: Building Learning Gyms – Global Support and Community for Online Learners.

  • Transition: Bridging the gap between CNA schools and employers to better match students with jobs and career advancement.

  • Watson Institute: The new university model for the next entrepreneurs, opinion leaders and agents of change (non-profit).

Over the next three months, these startups will benefit from upfront investment and mentorship through Techstars’ global network of CEOs, including the Denver business community, as well as business coaching through Techstars. educational components of the program.

The Workforce team is led by Taylor McLemore (Managing Director), Allie Schlosser (Program Manager) and Dora Iyigun (Senior Operations Associate). The team works closely with Adam Wood, Jason Cavnar and Keith Gruen (program team in residence) and believe that the innovation of the evolving, entrepreneur-led workforce is a necessary catalyst for the workforce system is working for more Americans as quickly as possible. Ultimately, the program invests in startups and supports founders who enable human potential through work.

For more information, visit the Workforce development accelerator program page on www.techstars.com.

About Techstars

The Techstars global network helps entrepreneurs succeed. Founded in 2006, Techstars started with three simple ideas: entrepreneurs create a better future for everyone, collaboration drives innovation, and great ideas can come from anywhere. Now, our mission is to empower every person on the planet to contribute and benefit from the success of entrepreneurs. In addition to leveraging acceleration programs and venture capital funds, we do so by connecting startups, investors, businesses, and cities to help build thriving startup communities. Techstars has invested in over 2,800 companies with a combined market capitalization of over $ 219.3 billion. www.techstars.com

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