Our newspaper’s publisher and downtown business owner Ryan Boylston has launched the city’s first startup incubator, The Ktchn, within his company’s office space.
Four business ventures have been selected to participate in the first class of the program.
The business owners will be located within Boylston’s office space of Woo Creative. Participants will spend $250 per month, will get a variety of benefits ranging from free coffee, tech support, gym memberships, mentorship and their desk space to operate out of.
Startups are businesses that are taking the first steps towards operation and expansion.
Successful nearby models such as Canvs in Orlando and THE LAB in Miami make up most of today’s startup development scene. Although greater in size now, they started as smaller ideas similar to THE Ktchn.
There are two desk spaces still available for women-owned startups and applications can be found online thektchn.org.
The selected start-ups are:
Ocean Life Agency is a media catalyst focusing on event creation, production, activation and promotional items, Ocean Life Agency allows you to showcase your goods and services in the best light in front of clients and prospects. Founded by 25 year media virtuoso, Tim Schwab, Ocean Life can create new events with your ideal client in mind or join our existing events all over the state of Florida for top corporate clients. We offer an unrivaled passion and ingenuity.
eCannex is an online trading platform for licensed participants (growers and retailers) in the legal Cannabis industry. Our platform is an open market that allows growers and dispensers to trade legally packaged product between one another, available in states where Marijuana is legal.
Sport iD is a mobile application that provides a universal check-in process that includes player verification, emergency contact information and medical information- allergies, previous injuries and existing conditions- to youth sports organizers allowing them to access the information in seconds in the event of an emergency.
The Avenue Church was born from a conversation at The Coffee District over five years ago. What started out as a response to connect and care for a demographic of our community in need, has turned into a family movement.