Endeavor’s ScaleUp Program is a four-month acceleration program designed to support South Florida startups with high-impact, high-growth potential. Today, the organization announced the nine companies that will be part of Cohort 2.

The companies selected will receive instruction and mentorship using Endeavor’s methodology and the organization’s network of mentors and entrepreneurs. Endeavor Miami’s success with cohort 1 was used as a model for other Endeavor organizations around the world that are starting ScaleUp Programs, Endeavor Miami’s Executive Director Claudia Duran said in an earlier interview. The cohort will kick off in a virtual format, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and the curriculum has been amended to include crisis management.  

Another new element this year: The program will also include ‘Open Innovation Afternoons’ with program partners to explore innovative ways to improve day-to-day operations, create new solutions for the market and keep the business cutting edge, Endeavor Miami said. The program is supported by Dell for Entrepreneurs, EY and Facebook.

Endeavor Miami has selected nine companies as part of its ScaleUp ProgramCohort Two. The companies are (descriptions provided by Endeavor Miami):

Axela Technologies automates and improves the servicing and collections process for various real
estate-backed receivables in order to maximize recovery for its clients, while helping homeowners avoid foreclosure and stay in their homes.

BeMeals  provides workplaces with state-of-the-art Smart Freezers stocked with all-natural, preservative-free meals. Its team includes a James Beard award-winning chef, certified nutritionists and innovative techies.

Betablocks   is customizing, building & deploying blockchain networks for enterprises. Betablocks is currently developing Chambray, its first Blockchain as a Service product.Chambray helps companies reduce blockchain implementation time from 3-6 months to less than 1 week.

Blackdove is a subscription-based video art platform offering access to a global collection of artwork for residential and commercial settings. Transforming your environment with stunning moving image artwork is as simple as downloading the Blackdove app and pairing it with your television.

Cargobot  combines a free freight-matching platform, desktop and mobile apps, with personalized customer support, and strategic partners that enable shippers and carriers to go direct.

Company Combo  helps small and medium entrepreneurs from outside the USA to start and grow an ecommerce or technology company without having to make high investments in infra-structure and counting on a team of qualified professionals to help them run their operations while living abroad.

Duradry is a DTC brand that offers solutions for people who suffer from excessive sweating. The company has been in business for almost 4 years and has been consistently growing 3X+ YoY.

 Nickelyticsa Techstars-backed company, delivers omnichannel ad campaigns by combining out of home advertising with online retargeting. It does this by integrating advertising campaigns with micro-mobility and ride-sharing partners, tracking consumers exposed to the ad, and digitally retargeting those consumers online.

Xennial Digital is focused on building enterprise-level solutions, content and platforms using Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality and Mixed Reality. XD aims to address a new generation of immersive learning and training needs for educational and commercial organizations.

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