This week's cover story is about the burgeoning tech scene in Cleveland, one supported and seeded by any number of groups and innovators who are keeping talent right here in the 216 and creating amazing startup companies. Here's a pocket-sized rundown of 20 of the coolest startups operating in Cleveland right now.
1 Mascot Secret App that lets you upgrade your seats during Cavs games or other sporting events
2 Sociagram E-commerce plugin allowing shoppers to personalize a gift with a video greeting
3 iOTOS Technology allowing you to control products and appliances from a smartphone
4 Plotter A social app to share, create and discover maps of all kinds
5 Renters Boom Runs promotions and contests for property management companies using social media
6 SafeCare Provides continuous background checks on long-term care and hospital workers to protect residents and patients
7 Amplified Wind Solutions Wind turbine system that produces up to six times more electricity than a typical turbine
8 MedCity Media Covers business of healthcare and life-science innovations for decision makers in the healthcare industry
9 eFuneral Online resource for caregivers and those facing end-of-life concerns, including free online funeral comparison tools and resources
10 SparkBase Powers loyalty rewards programs and gift cards for businesses
11 Cleveland Whiskey Accelerates the natural processes of aging and maturation for distilled spirits
12 Movable Wrist-worn activity monitor that measures movements and creates user competitions
13 BoxCast Event broadcasting via device that attached to camera and enables video streaming
14 StreamLink Software Software that helps nonprofits manage board communication and track large grants
15 Onosys Online ordering software for restaurant chains and independent restaurants
16 Wireless Environment Innovator in lighting technology that optimizes performance of LED off-grid lighting
17 Embrace Pet Insurance Nose-to-tail pet insurance coverage
18 Widdle Brings your social media networks to one place
19 Fitvia Mobile scheduling application for people interested in finding partners for exercise routines
20 HooftyMatch A digital marketplace for buying and selling locally produced meats
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