Announcing the Techstars 2016 Austin Class

02/04/2016 | By Amos Schwartzfarb

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We are excited to announce the companies joining Techstars for our 2016 program in Austin! The program kicks off on February 15th and we are looking forward to three months of awesomeness with 10 great companies. Demo Day is scheduled for May 19th, so save the date! More info to come soon.

This is the fourth program in Austin, and we’re looking forward to an action-packed program led by a new Techstars team. We’re fortunate to have many of our past Austin alumni on the ground as well as ~100 incredible mentors. We’d like to extend a huge thank you to all of our mentors. We’re grateful for your support over the last couple of years and your continued time and guidance. We couldn’t do it without you.

Without further ado, here’s the Techstars 2016 Austin class! (Austin, TX) is revolutionizing the publishing industry where book deals are made.

  Bamba Group (Toronto, Canada & Nairobi, Kenya)

Bamba is a web-based data collection tool that pays individuals to submit data over SMS, Mobile & Web.

  CarServ (Austin, TX)

Carserv is a platform that transforms communication and workflow in the automotive repair industry.


  Casabots (San Jose, CA)

Casabots is a general-purpose cooking robot meant for restaurants.

   FieldVine (Myrtle Beach, SC)

FieldVine is a task management tool that helps communication and compliance between contractors and property managers.

  The Helper Bees (Georgetown, TX)

The Helper Bees connects seniors with local helpers to assist with a variety of tasks within their home. (Austin, TX) empowers semi-professional photographers to provide photography services.

  PenPal Schools (Austin, TX)

PenPal Schools connects people from around the world to learn together.


Popup Play (Austin, TX)

PopUp Play creates technology for kids that blends virtual world creativity and real world play.


  Remidi (Turin, Italy & Austin, TX)

Remidi is the first wearable musical instrument.