Techstars Chicago Announces Spring 2023 Cohort

Learn about the startups that will pitch investors at the 2023 Techstars demo day.

Written by Abel Rodriguez
Published on Mar. 15, 2023
Techstars Chicago Announces Spring 2023 Cohort
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Techstars Chicago announced this week a cohort of startups for its spring 2023 accelerator program. Companies in this class hail from various locations, including Canada, New York, Texas, Illinois and more. 

Over the years, Techstars has created an impressive portfolio of companies it has mentored and invested in, including innovative tech brands like ClassPass and Outreach. Many of the companies that have participated in Techstars have reached $1 billion valuations and others have raised millions in funding. 

For the spring 2023 cohort, Techstars Chicago selected applicants that are consumer-facing companies and provide “care” services such as mental health, financial or home care. 

“As we enter life after the global pandemic, care is now more important than ever,” Techstars Chicago said in a statement.

Over the next few months, the participating startups will receive mentorship from Techstars Chicago and focus on strengthening their customer acquisition strategies. Read on to learn about the startups participating in the spring 2023 Techstars Chicago cohort. 


Techstars Chicago Spring 2023 Cohort

  • Apricotton
  • Basil
  • CryptoMom App
  • Early Intervention Systems
  • Flat
  • LifeWeb 360
  • Memby
  • PainNavigator
  • Somnea Health
  • VacayHQ is tapping into the artificial intelligence industry to develop a platform that helps users manage their time. According to Crunchbase, the startup was founded in 2021


Based in Toronto, Apricotton is fashion forward e-commerce platform that sells size-inclusive lingerie. The company was co-founded by Jessica Miao and Chloe Beaudoin and has already raised $60,000 in funding, according to Crunchbase. 


Based in New York, Basil’s platform helps contractors and other trade workers generate contracts and request signatures from clients. According to the company, its platform is meant to help workers spend less time doing administrative work. 


The CryptoMom App is a Chicago startup that helps women learn about and invest in cryptocurrencies. The company, which launched an investment app, was founded by Kendra Cole. Prior to being in Techstars, The CryptoMom App participated in the AWS Impact Accelerator and was featured in the Built In Chicago Future 5 series


Early Intervention Systems is a healthtech platform that monitors when older patients become agitated or require other care. The company was founded in 2022 by CEO Nathalya Ramirez, CFO Krishan Shah and CTO Rohan Patil. 


Founded in 2022, Flat is a home subscription service that bundles plumbing, electrical, maintenance and other services needed to keep a home in mint condition into one single solution.


LifeWeb 360 is another Chicago-based company. It helps grieving families create digital photo albums of their deceased family members. LifeWeb 360 was founded in 2019 and has raised $20,000 in funding, according to Crunchbase. 


Memby is an app that helps people declutter their space by creating digital scans of documents. The company is based in Rockford and was founded by the same people who launched Floracracy, which helps people design floral bouquets. 


PainNavigator is a platform that helps people manage their chronic pain. The company provides evidence-based physiotherapy, yoga and behavioral therapies.


Founded in 2022, Somnea Health is a healthtech platform that treats people with sleep apnea. The company was founded by James Waring after his experience managing sleep apnea and using a CPAP machine to sleep. is a cybersecurity startup that provides constant monitoring and ransomware solutions. 


VacayHQ is a fintech startup that helps people improve their credit score to qualify for travel credit cards and travel the world using points from those cards.

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