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BETA Announces Fall 2023 Cohort

Updated 8/23/23

Minneapolis, MN — The BETA Group (BETA) today announced the twenty companies selected to participate in its Fall 2023 accelerator program, the BETA Cohort. The accelerator, now in its 10th year, is the largest of its kind in Minnesota serving the state’s early-stage technology startups.

Founders who participate in the program tap into invaluable expertise, opening the doors to a rich mentor network and the state’s driving force behind economic and employment growth. The four-month accelerator leads to participation in a BETA Showcase and a demo day during which Cohort companies can put all they’ve learned on display for the community.

“Founders First is our purpose,” BETA Entrepreneur In Residence Cihan Behlivan said. “We love to engage and elevate all of our Beta founders in their exhilarating journeys. I am very excited to work with our incoming Fall 2023 cohort closely.”

The BETA Cohort is a free, non-dilutive accelerator program that features valuable programming from experts and mentors such as the Lean Canvas model, creating mission, vision, and values, sales development, and investment readiness. 

Read more about the BETA Cohort Fall 2023 companies below. More information on the BETA Cohort accelerator including startup qualifications and programming details can be found here.  


BETA Cohort Fall 2023

Dimensional Playgrounds - A web 3.0 technology and architectural company that creates immersive and interactive environments for businesses in the virtual world. Our goal is to assist businesses in providing their customers with a distinctive and engaging experience with their products and services.

Gametime Hero - A sports platform made by sports players for sports players. Our platform saves time for team organizers and helps more players get involved in local sports. It is the Swiss Army Knife for sports organizing, providing a comprehensive suite of tools to streamline the process of organizing teams and players in one simple interface.

Mom Badge - Mom Badge is the go-to app for the connection and encouragement needed to thrive in motherhood. In moments that feel lonely, impossible, or even hilarious, Moms can easily empower one another by sending a virtual badge and gift card.

Nivoso Inc. - A modular robotics system helping with yard & winter maintenance for home and commercial applications. Think of it as a Roomba but for snow and grass!

Omi Live - An online marketplace that redefines the shopping experience for eco-conscious buyers through seamlessly integrating live video streaming.

Peozzle - Peozzle's patented career match platform connects candidates, employers, and placement accelerators with an easy-to-use, personalized, highly secure, AI-driven hiring experience.

Prioritize & Analyze Health - Prioritize Health is a trusted online source providing a comprehensive range of health supplies and medical equipment, catering to a variety of healthcare needs with quality and care. Analyze Health is able to analyze how your blood sugar levels react to food, physical activity, stress, and sleep in real time as well as an option to check your symptoms and learn ways to manage your care.

Refr Sports - Refr Sports provides a solution for sports organizations, referee assignors, and referees who face scheduling challenges and referee shortages. We offer a streamlined platform that simplifies operations, enhances connectivity amongst users, and facilitates seamless payments.

restAcall - restAcall uses conversational AI to answer phones and take orders for restaurants.

Savendor - Savendor's pharmaceutical supply chain data allows pharma companies to make the best ingredient sourcing decisions.

SynchroLang - AI-powered summarization tool that transcribes and summarizes spoken conversations, enabling healthcare, legal, and a variety of professionals to generate accurate and concise summaries of their interactions without having to worry about mundane tasks such as note-taking. It is also capable of generating documents based on those conversations.

Thrift MRKT - An e-commerce app for vintage resellers providing price verification and product authentication through AI-powered photos.

Wugs - Wugs offers a wide range of global foods through vending machines, self-checkout micro markets, and AI smart fridges, fostering inclusivity for underserved communities in these sectors.

About DEED

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About Optum

Optum is a leading information and technology-enabled health services business dedicated to helping make the health system work better for everyone. With more than 210,000 people worldwide, Optum delivers intelligent, integrated solutions that help to modernize the health system and improve overall population health. Optum is part of UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH). For more information, visit

About The BETA Group

The Beta Group is a 501(c)(3) that develops Minnesota’s next generation of business leaders by inspiring and educating first-time founders. Through a suite of founder-focused programming, media outlet, and the largest startup event in the state—Twin Cities Startup Week—the organization nurtures these scalable small businesses so that they can grow to become our next Fortune 100s. For more information, visit
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