The Boston Globe featured GeckoCap as one of the 10 Coolest Companies to come out of New England


Scott Kirsner, lead writer for the Innovation & Economy column and blog in the Boston Globe, chose GeckoCap as one of the 10 Coolest Companies to come out of New England after covering various start-up demo-days in the region. He also discussed the challenges associated with November, a time startups compare to the graduate’s month of May.

The article features startups from TechStars Boston, Betaspring Providence and our very own HealthBox Boston.

“Graduation season for New England college students doesn’t roll around until May. But for New England entrepreneurs, it seems to arrive in November. This month, a trio of so-called accelerator programs — designed to help entrepreneurs transform concepts into companies — held their equivalent of diploma ceremonies, typically dubbed “Demo Days.” That’s when graduating entrepreneurs get the chance to deliver a quick pitch for their ideas to an audience of prospective investors.

The three programs are pretty similar, offering entrepreneurs a place to work for about three months and connecting them with experienced mentors. They supply a small amount of seed money — anywhere from $12,000 to $50,000 — in exchange for a single-digit percentage of ownership in each company. And since they only accept about a dozen companies in each class, they can be tougher to get into than an Ivy League university.

After attending demo days, meeting with companies, and talking to investors, here’s my take on the 10 coolest companies to come out of TechStars Boston, Healthbox Boston, and Betaspring, based in Providence. Not all will succeed, of course, but each addresses a real need.”

 “GeckoCap is a small, battery-powered cap that can be affixed to the top of children’s asthma inhalers. It glows to remind them when they’re supposed to take the next dose. The GeckoCap also sends information to a base station every time the inhaler is used. Parents can monitor medication adherence on a website or mobile app, and share the data with doctors.”

Read the full article here.

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