Startup Accelerator at Georgia Tech Showcases Companies in its 6th Batch

SAN FRANCISCO – On Thursday, May 5th, Flashpoint @ Georgia Tech will host its annual San Francisco Demo Day at the Gray Area Foundation for the Arts. Since the first Flashpoint Demo Day in 2011, when the founders of Ionic Security, Pindrop Security, Lucena Research, and a dozen other startups presented to an audience for the first time, Flashpoint @ Georgia Tech has worked with a long list of innovative and successful startups. At this Demo Day, all the startups in the current batch (and a few from previous batches) show their work. Introductory remarks will be given by Merrick Furst, Flashpoint’s Director and Distinguished Professor of Computing at Georgia Tech.

Flashpoint works closely with founders in a startup studio at Georgia Tech utilizing methods of behavioral economics and a process called startup engineering. In 2013, Georgia Tech recognized Dr. Merrick Furst’s development of these methods with the university’s highest award for Outstanding Achievement in Research Innovation.

Operating since 2011, Flashpoint is among the most experienced accelerators in the world. Flashpoint companies have raised roughly $300 million in investment from top tier venture firms and are valued at approximately $1 billion. You can learn more about Flashpoint in a Forbes interview with Dr. Furst, and in an excerpt from the recently released Harvard Business Review Press book, An Everyone Culture, Becoming a Deliberately Developmental Organization (Kegan and Lahey).

We also invite you to join us for a free pre-presentation workshop at 2:00 PM where we will offer the latest in the application of behavioral economics to discovering authentic demand and product development. Hear Fidelity’s former behavior economist Eric Gold discuss how behavioral economics applies to startups. The workshop will precede the demo presentations.

If you are interested in attending the San Francisco Demo Day, please visit http://flashpointdemodays.com/sf/.