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Beam Commerce builds software that helps eCommerce merchants boost their revenue using personalized offers. Beam offers 3 products that work together to increase eCommerce sales. OutSell shows personalized product recommendations to customers on the product page, UpCart shows recommendations on the cart page when customers are about to purchase, and AfterSell shows personalized offers to customers after the checkout. By simply paying a monthly recurring subscription to access Beam's products, merchants are no longer required to focus solely on marketing to grow their business, but instead are able to instantly boost their profit margins through increasing their average order value.
Kalia Health (KH) is a health justice startup committed to improving reproductive health outcomes for conditions such as preeclampsia (PE). Our mission is to improve reproductive health outcomes through a home-based early detection of complications like preeclampsia and eclampsia. KH is currently developing a prototype for the Kal-PDx, an early preeclampsia detection strip to increase individual awareness about developing complications and provide birthing people with the tools they need to take control of their health.
We're building Fable. We allow product and operation teams to collaborate by turning the internet into Google docs. Fable is a Google Chrome extension that serves as the collaborative layer on top of any webpage. Specifically focused on product and research-intensive teams, Fable allows members to comment, annotate, voice record, and assign tasks and more on any webpage. This information syncs across browsers and is consolidated into one dashboard accessible with one keystroke from a website.
As an international competition, TigerLaunch competitors get the chance to build connections with a range of startup founders of all industries and walks of life, fostering unique conversation and ideas.
“This whole experience of meeting other founders from very different fields was the best. Being the only French guy, I was totally immersed.
TigerLaunch judges have included successful startup founders and VCs such as Sequoia Capital and Rough Draft Ventures. After adopting feedback from judges, competitors have progressed to raise additional funding.
“The mentor & judge network was a springboard for new conversations. They really want you to succeed as TL alums. From TL we learned to pitch well, storytell, and have a good team dynamic—soft skills key to being an entrepreneur.
TigerLaunch provides $35k in no-strings-attached funding as prizes, on top of over half a million dollars of Google Cloud Credit and network opportunities with top venture capitalists.
“We used the prize money to organize a showcase [of our music promotion startup] in Paris at a music venue. It was a huge success!