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Celebrating Startup Milestones: Issue #8

Does anyone want to talk about how 2020 is almost over? The year that we thought would never end is...almost done. I don’t know about you, but I’m waiting for a Groundhog Day moment come December 31st. I’m kidding, I think.

However, this is NOT why we are gathered here today, on this blog post. We’re here to CELEBRATE our local startups! They’re defeating all odds of this year, and doing some awesome stuff. Look out world, here they come!

Realplay Sports

Date posted: Dec 4, 2020

The Realplay Video technology was created a means of providing every athlete unprecedented access to video of their performance; edited, tagged and posted for them after every game on a user-friendly platform. Players post their highlights and stats on the Realplay recruiting marketplace we describe as the “LinkedIn of Sports.” College recruiters and pro-scouts scour the Realplay player-database to find prospects with substantial video to perform comprehensive analysis and determine if a player is worth pursuing.

Milestone: Realplay Sports is working with Rapsodo to bring athletes all of their in-game video needs!

Support Realplay Sports by liking or sharing this link.

Phoenix Tailings

Date posted: Nov 14, 2020

Phoenix Tailings is a Metals refinement company extracting value from waste in the mining industry called Bauxite Residue ('Red Mud"​).

Milestone: Their cofounder, Michelle Chao, joined 29 founders in the Female Founders First program led by Techstars and Barclays.

You can learn more by clicking here. And can connect with Michelle Chao on LinkedIn here.


Date posted: Dec 1, 2020

Cobu is building the next generation apartment living experience. We are a real estate technology and services company based in Downtown Boston that empowers apartment building owners to boost building economics by offering their residents a fun, differentiated apartment experience driven by community.

Milestone: Cobu announced their partnership with Lerner Remington Apartments in Dulles, VA.

Support Cobu by liking or sharing this link.


Date posted: Nov 14, 2020

Awayte provides pet owners a preplanned solution to rehome their pet if they don't have a will, able or reliable caretaker for their pet after they are gone. We offer rehoming with pet caretakers and interim fostering for when you need someone to care for your pet while you get back on your feet.

Milestone: Awayte is preparing to launch their platform in 2021. They opened up pre-registration on their website a few weeks ago!

You can learn more - and sign-up for early access - by clicking this link. Questions? Connect with their founder, Diane Quinn, on LinkedIn right here.

Rent Items

Date posted: Nov 21, 2020 is a peer-to-peer mobile and web-based rental platform designed to help people share items they aren't using or don't want to sell, and create a sustainable income opportunity.

Milestone: Rent Items was listed by Sustainability Champions on a list of sustainability initiatives.

Check out the full Instagram post by clicking here.


Date posted: Dec 3, 2020

MyFlexLearning is a software that allows K12 schools to easily manage their flex blocks, RTI time, WIN time or enrichment time. Students and Teachers can manage their schedules and communicate with each other.

Milestone: They exhibited at ISTE Live, the EdTech Conference!

Interested in learning more? Follow their LinkedIn profile.


Date: Dec 4, 2020

For forward thinking recurring revenue businesses who value growth, ProfitWell provides industry standard BI solutions that improve your retention and monetization automatically through unmatched subscription intelligence.

Milestone: Their product team launched Retain 1:1 Personalization to reduce subscription SaaS and DTC churn automatically.

Read more (or watch the video) on the product release right here.

TakkaCor Technologies

TakkaCor is creating an ecosystem of environmental sensors and data analytics to help our customers better manage their landscapes: lawns, gardens, and farms. This empowers TakkaCor’s customers to follow an automated, cost-effective, and sustainable maintenance plan for their growing needs.

Milestone: The company brought Eric Von Wettberg, an Associate Professor at UVM, to its Scientific Advisory Board.

What Have You Accomplished?

Have you as a founder or startup employee done something super cool? Please let us know! We’re always on the lookout for new startup milestones to share.

Just click this link and fill out the form (it takes 2-minutes). We’re excited to share what you’ve been up to!


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