Meet the 2019 PSL Accelerator Companies

Our (pre-seed) Accelerator is a 12-week program that equips founders with the knowledge and tools needed to grow their businesses, including a mentor to guide them during the program and beyond. The program concludes with PSL Pitches, a celebratory event that gives each startup the opportunity to tell their story, pitch their business, and share what’s next for building their company in Philly. While PSL Pitches is the culmination event to our annual Accelerator, it is only the beginning for these passionate founders and their promising startups.


MILES is an urban ride share company focused on integrating ride sharing services with public transit, to solve infrastructure problems.

Founders: Devon Logan and Shandy Perez


Arke Aeronautics makes life saving drone technology for first responders.

Founders: Brandon Graham, Jon Penera and Sherman Hartman


Cotton Wars is a competition platform for designers, where they can sell to customers while winning prize money.

Founder: James Gallagher


WEach Seats mobile app connects daytime workspace seekers to a network of normally closed or underutilized restaurants, cocktail bars, and breweries – providing convenient co-working spaces anywhere and everywhere.

Founders: Matt Weaver and Sarina Chernock


The NuMoola app is a fun and engaging educational tool to help the next generation build financial wealth. A money management and financial literacy platform for kids and their parents.

Founder: Eric Redline


Swirl Technologies is a tool to help companies grow equitable, inclusive workplace cultures, so that they can improve recruitment, retention, innovation and financial performance.

Founder: Munir Pathak


Hopskip, a travel technology platform that simplifies the way groups book hotel rooms.

Founders: Sean Whalin, Dave Santoli


Health Genie is an organizational app for busy moms managing their families’ health.

Founder: Linda Donoho

Vetd is a stress free way to buy from vendors. From sales emails through vetting, Vetd takes takes the pain away from choosing a vendor.

Founder: Andrew Hoagland and Zach Shapiro

Designed for busy parents, Trust and Go provides immediate access to a trusted network of friends who will always help your kids get where they need to go.

Founder: Kari Kurtz

Leadovate is the first interactive learning platform for applying to college. Their mission is to level the admissions playing field for the 80% of college applicants who lack substantive application guidance.

Founders: Lucas del Priore and Hang Nguyen

Nomo FOMO is a social travel app that allows frequent business travelers to share their travel plans with others. This allows travelers to then simply coordinate meetups with friends and colleagues who happen to be in the same place, at the same time.

Founder: Jeffrey Walsh


The 2019 PSL Pitches event will take place on the evening of Tuesday, April 23rd at Punchline Philly.


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