gBETA Greater MN – St. Cloud has announced its Fall 2021 Cohort. Five companies — all local to Minnesota — will participate in the free, seven-week accelerator and receive individualized coaching, access to the gener8tor network of mentors, investors, corporate partners, and more.

“This group of companies is really exciting,” Joe Sullivan, director of gBETA Greater MN St. Cloud, said in a release. “They are all bringing impactful solutions and ideas into large markets. There is a great mix of experienced and up-and-coming founders in this program, as well. With this mixed level of experience, the companies have already been able to help and learn from each other. I am looking forward to seeing the impact these companies make on the St. Cloud community, the rest of Minnesota and the country.”

The gBETA Greater MN – St. Cloud Fall 2021 Cohort kicked off on October 18 and will end with a virtual pitch night on December 13. You can RSVP here.

Check out the five companies of the gBETA Greater MN – St. Cloud Fall 2021 Cohort, and hear more from Joe Sullivan in our article on innovation in Central Minnesota.

gBETA Greater MN St. Cloud Backhouse Brands

Backhouse Brands’ virtual marketplace enables restaurant operators to create and launch new pickup and delivery brands within their existing commercial kitchens and manage virtual menus across multiple third-party delivery platforms. Backhouse Brands is currently onboarding select restaurants to join in its initial MVP release.

Founder: Derrick Fountain | [email protected] | backhouse.io

gBETA Greater MN St. Cloud Farmer’s Pantry Market

Farmer’s Pantry Market offers consumers Farm Fresh goods and small batch, artisan food directly to their tables unlike ever before. The experience provides a nostalgic look and feel while bringing the highest level of technology to ease people’s shopping experience and reduce the energy of ordering with enhanced subscription options. Farmer’s Pantry Market platform is fully completed and launching in the coming months.

 Founder: Tim Osmondson  | [email protected]

gBETA Greater MN St. Cloud Inveterates

Inveterate’s SaaS platform streamlines the upfront interviewing process for Hiring Managers. Inveterate’s platform allows hiring managers to hear directly from candidates through a short video recording explaining their career background and forward path. Inveterate currently has one educational institution and two successful startups ready to pilot the platform.

Founder: Jamie Kissell | [email protected]

gBETA Greater MN St. Cloud Kavira Health

Kavira Health is a subscription-based primary care clinic on wheels, sold as an employee benefit. Kavira provides members with unlimited, on-demand primary and urgent care through house visits and virtual consultations for a low monthly, all-inclusive fee. Kavira currently has nine companies signed up and using the service in the Twin Cities Metro.

Founder: Andrew Headrick | [email protected] | Kavirahealth.com

gBETA Greater MN St. Cloud Smart Beehive

Smart Beehive’s monitor allows beekeepers to assess the health of their bees quickly and remotely. Smart Beehive’s IoT monitor and corresponding app shares live temperature, humidity and frequency to users’ phones. Smart Beehive’s is currently testing its monitors in four beehives.

Founder: Abdelrahman Elkhatib | [email protected]

 

ST. CLOUD, MINNESOTA – Top-ranked startup accelerator gener8tor announced today the participants selected for its gBETA Greater MN St. Cloud Fall 2021 cohort. The five startups are all local to Minnesota and have developed products ranging from bee farming hardware to HR software.

gBETA Greater MN St. Cloud is a free, seven-week accelerator that works with startups for no fees and no equity. Each cohort is kept small, to ensure meaningful engagement with the gener8tor team, network and other resources. Participants receive intensive and individualized coaching and access to gener8tor’s national network of mentors, customers, corporate partners and investors. The program is designed to help startups gain early customer traction on their product or idea, and establish metrics that can make them competitive applicants for full-time, equity-based accelerators or seed investment.

This Fall cohort was highly competitive, with applications from around the Greater MN St. Cloud area. The program kicked off on Monday, Oct. 18, and will wrap up with a Pitch Night to be held in-person and virtually at 5 p.m. on Dec. 13. The event is free and open to the public, and those interested in attending can RSVP here.

“This group of companies is really exciting,” said Joe Sullivan, director of gBETA Greater MN St. Cloud. “They are all bringing impactful solutions and ideas into large markets. There is a great mix of experienced and up-and-coming founders in this program, as well. With this mixed level of experience, the companies have already been able to help and learn from each other. I am looking forward to seeing the impact these companies make on the St. Cloud community, the rest of Minnesota and the country.”

gBETA Greater MN St. Cloud is supported by a community of partners that includes CentraCare, Great North Ventures, Greater St. Cloud Development Corp., Granite Logistics, Central McGowan, Granite Equity Partners, Kensington Bank, Microbiologics, Moss & Barnette, PCI, College of St. Benedict St. John’s University, Schlenner Wenner & Co., St. Cloud Technical and Community College, Park Industries, Xcel Energy Foundation, St. Cloud State University, DeZurick Apco Hilton and GeoComm.

The program runs twice a year, working with companies across all industries and business models. Startups interested in applying for future programs should contact gBETA Greater MN St. Cloud Director Joe Sullivan at [email protected]. For more information, visit www.gbetastartups.com/greater-mn-st-cloud.