Twelve Startups were Selected in the First Batch of Savannah Logistics Innovation Center and Plug and Play’s Accelerator Program.
The Savannah Logistics Innovation Center (SLIC) and Plug and Play, a Silicon-Valley based venture capital firm and corporate innovation platform that recently located an office in Savannah, announced today the first cohort of selected startup companies chosen for their accelerator program. Startup accelerator programs support early- to late-stage, growth-driven companies through education, mentorship and financing.
The startups selected include:
Awake.AI, a software platform company building an ecosystem for smart ports and shipping and accommodating seamless collaboration within the entire maritime logistics chain by sharing situational awareness and providing AI-supported predictions for future planning.
Datch, the only voice AI technology engineered specifically for the industrial workforce to interface with enterprise databases.
see full list of selected companies here
“We could not have asked for a more innovative and sophisticated cohort of startups to participate in our inaugural batch for this new program,” said SLIC Executive Director Bart Gobeil. “The quality of these startups demonstrates how the Savannah region and Georgia, in particular, continues to lead and be at the forefront of our global logistics supply chain.”
As one of two cohorts that will be chosen each year, selected startups will have the opportunity for business development, mentorship, partnership and funding.
“Modern ports like Savannah are very efficient at the mechanics and information systems involved in moving cargo on-and off-terminal,” said Georgia Ports Authority Executive Director Griff Lynch. “We are thrilled to see where the accelerator program takes this inaugural group of startups and the ways in which our systems and processes improve because of the solutions they discover.”
Focus areas of the program include freight, warehouse operations, labor and supply chain optimization.