Accelerate has always been proud of our maker culture and product focused teams. This past Monday, 10 of our product and hardware start ups were set up along side 20 MassChallenge teams for their MADE @ MassChallenge Showcase. Over 250 guests from Boston’s innovation and entrepreneurship ecosystem mentored, networked, and were inspired. Rick Rundell from Autodesk gave the key note address forecasting that “the hardware startups in this room will achieve in 1 year what took their predecessors 20.”

The Accelerate teams for the showcase included:

Alpha Industries: Ryan Cataldo, Josh Willis, Greg Frasco, Caleb Jackson
Alpha Industries are developing a universal platform that empowers inventors to redefine consumer drones for the benefit of everyone.

BARS: Jace Valls, Luis Mata, Adam Zapotok
BARS is a revolutionary aquatic therapy device for stroke recovery and sarcopenia physical therapy treatments.

CoPlay: Ken bousquet, Ben Greenier, Taylor Rosenblum
CoPlay is a device that allows users to interact with the playlist at a party or social event.

Cutting Edge: Johanna Jehring, Shwee Thee Kale, Lisa Angulo, Josh Raples
A 3D printing and laser cutting retail experience and design shop for the public and professionals.

Cycol: Tyler Castle, Matt Pierce
A self-contained breathing apparatus for residential and commercial use to prevent smoke inhalation deaths.

EK Tape: Elizabeth Priolo, Patrick Phenning, Pabel Perez-Gonzales
A unique, cost effective and medication free method of pain relief that brings modern technology to kenesio tape.

ESI: Kevin Babineau, Chris Auld, Nick Poplar, Jorge Reyes
ESI is committed to better the quality of life for peritoneal dialysis patients.

Gentoo: Greg Affsa, Ben Nadeau (MassChallenge Alums 2013)
A light compression vest designed to hold the equipment for outpatient infusion to give patients greater freedom and mobility.

Kickflys: Justin Capoccia, Colin Young, John-Michael Fragnoli
Kickflys creates high quality, fashionable sunglasses out of recycled plastic.

Organic Connections: Sean MacNab, Nick Difabio
A sustainable children’s toy that offers a truly imaginative play experience.