INDIANAPOLIS - Startup accelerator gener8tor has announced the participants of its gBETA Indy Spring 2019 cohort. The program is designed to help startups gain early customer traction on their product or idea and establish metrics that make them competitive applicants for full-time, equity-based accelerators or seed investment.

 gBETA, a free accelerator for early-stage companies with local roots, offers startups access to its mentors, connections and partnership networking opportunities. 

“We were struggling to get connected with the user-research community in Indianapolis  but massively expanded our network through gBETA’s mentor swarms - to the tune of 20  closed beta participants that helped hone our app for launch,” said SmileML founder Ethan Petersen in a news release. 

 gBETA Indy Spring 2019 kicked off last Thursday with five local startups who will spend the next seven weeks working with the gBETA team’s mentors. 

The spring cohort includes companies from Lafayette, Indianapolis, Carmel and Bloomington. Additionally, 80 percent are lead by minority and female founders. 

The 2019 cohort startups include: 

Cafe Baby- providing a convenient, long lasting range of fresh handmade baby food and lactation products. 

Cloudseal- software products helping engineers run more consistent and accurate tests on their code. 

Karyosoft- improving genomics data integrity and decreases cost for data driven ag-biotech innovations. 
 
Plan Forward- enabling independent dental practices to scale their business by creating a membership plan for uninsured patients. 

Qualifi- a platform assisting recruiters to create meaningful, engaging experiences for candidates while automating phone screening interviews. 

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