New For Week April 28: Colin Mutchler’s Startup Louder Received a $35K Grant from The Knight Foundation

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Colin MutchlerColin Mutchler‘s startup Louder received a $35K Grant from The Knight Foundation.  Louder is a crowdsourced advertising platform that lets users donate small amounts of money in order to further advance the journalism they find most vital and share-worthy.


Linden TibbetsLinden Tibbets‘ startup IFTTT launched on Android with deeper integration than iOS. IFTTT is a service that lets you create powerful connections with one simple statement: if this then that.


Becky SplittBecky Splitt‘s startup StudyBlue was featured in Fast CompanyStudyBlue is a collaborative learning ecosystem that empowers more than 4.5 million people to master any subject.


william santana liBill Li‘s startup Knightscope developed a prototype robot that is set to start patrolling the streets in 2014Knightscope is developing technology that will predict and prevent crime utilizing autonomous technology, robotics and predictive analytics.


Noah Abelson‘s startup ShareRoot was featured in Entrepreneur MagazineShareRoot is the Buddy Media for Pinterest.



Emily WashkowitzEmily Washkowitz‘s startup Shareswell launched the simple and secure platform for gifting stockShareswell is the online platform for gifting stock.



Kourosh ParsapourKourosh Parsapour‘s startup PersonalRN launched an App for Stroke patients. PersonalRN is a mHealth apps for patients, caregivers and providers to improve compliance and reduce re-hospitalization through education and coordinated care.


emily bestEmily Best’s startup Seed&Spark expands from crowdfunding to distribution with Gravitas Ventures Partnership. Seed&Spark joins filmmakers and film lovers in a FairTrade Filmmaking movement. 


Tejal Shaw

Tejal Shah, Founder of Kid Admit was named Vator’s April 25th Founder of the day. Kid Admit helps preschools manage the admissions process through our software.



Matthieu DejardinsMatthieu Dejardins, Founder of Nextuser was named Vator’s April 28th Founder of the dayNextuser is a Conversion and Engagement Optimization Platform.



Tracy Lee- DishcrawlTracy Lee‘s startup Dishcrawl has expanded to 250 cities, hosting about 100 culinary events a monthDishcrawl is dedicated to re-imagining the way people think about food, drink, and their community.


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