Announcing the Class for BoomStartup 2018

We’re thrilled to announce the eight companies in the 2018 BoomStartup cohort. This is our 8th class since starting in 2010. This year’s class includes two companies from Utah, New York and Colorado and one each from Michigan and Ukraine.

Founders in this year’s class are bringing new solutions to hard problems in cycling, e-commerce, education, snow management and enterprise SaaS.

As we begin our 8th program in Salt Lake, we’ve made some changes to make the program even more founder-friendly through our customized acceleration plans and online acceleration program. We continue to connect our companies with a fantastic local mentor community, who help the companies accelerate. In addition, we integrate lean practices and principles from Lean Startup experts to help our companies iterate, validate and build their companies faster. All the while, helping the companies connect with investors who can help the companies get to their next value inflection points.

We’re thrilled to present the 9 companies in the 2018 BoomStartup class:


Caddell Prep – Provides affordable, personalized test prep with an initial focus on niche tests, where competition is low.  Glyn Caddell, Anthony Heath. (Staten Island, NY)


EcoTecSnow – Helps ski resorts reduce their top expenses (snow making, snow moving and snow grooming). Daniel Osborne, Chris Nyberg. (Eagle, CO)


                   Fish Tank – Connects fish stores, fish-keepers and breeders with a                               location-based marketplace app. Dimitri Podoliev (Ukraine)


InScribe – An AI supported Q&A platform that connects higher education and corporate learners to resources. Katy Kappler, Ana Hernandez, Matt Self (Denver, CO)


Knowledge Locker – A smart knowledge base that enables organizations to self-serve, empower employees, teams. Jack Thorogood, Pavel Kundas (Troy, MI)


SuccessKit – Helps B2B sales and marketing teams leverage their customer success examples to improve   close rates. Julian Lumpkin, Daniel Litt (Port Washington, NY)


Tannus – Enabling cyclists to ride without ever getting a flat through airless tire solution. Dave Ballard, Ryan Cook, Sterling Peterson          (Spanish Fork, UT)


Workglue – Streamlines sales process, business management, profitability for small to mid-sized service-based companies. John Busick, Robert Stoeber (Salt Lake City, UT)