Introducing AlphaLab Gear Cycle 5!

AlphaLab Gear
Apr 29, 2018 · 3 min read
We had a full house of new cohort companies and mentors at our annual Mentor Meetup Elevator Pitch Competition. Zoobean, pictured here, took home the top prize for the AlphaLab Gear cohort.

We are thrilled to introduce you to the newest AlphaLab Gear cohort, Cycle 5. This cohort joined us two weeks ago, and they’ve already blown us away with their talent, commitment, and drive.

Join us at Open Coffee at AlphaLab this Friday, May 5th from 9 AM to 11 AM to meet the newest cohorts both from AlphaLab Gear and from AlphaLab, to network with fellow entrepreneurs, and to drink a cup or 3 of Zeke’s coffee.

Until then, here’s a little bit about each of our newest companies, from connected power tools to behavior-tracking wearables for farm animals. To learn more about each company and their team, check out their websites.


Arieca is a materials technology company that creates soft rubber composites that have unique electrical and thermal properties. Their main product, “thubber,” is a rubber composite that has mechanical properties of soft silicone while having heat conducting properties approaching stainless steel.


EXGwear provides smart, AI-enabled wearable devices and apps to enhance user productivity, safety and comfort in daily life. Their first product, EXGbuds, is a simple, compact, customizable headset that allows users to seamlessly interact with their smart home and external assistive devices with simple eye movements and facial gestures, completely touch-free.

Website/ Twitter / Facebook

Farm Jenny provides affordable do-it-yourself solutions to monitor farm animals 24/7 and identify problems early, helping farmers to save animals and improve productivity. Farm Jenny’s IoT solution provides behavior-tracking wearables for animals, sensors around the farm, and a subscription option that provides alerts and recommendations to smartphones based on machine learning and predictive analytics.

Website / Twitter / Facebook

Lumis provides illuminating healthcare education to increase patient safety through hands-on, simulation-based training for clinicians. This training utilizes augmented reality and automated instruction for individualized, 24/7, on-demand learning.

Website / Twitter / Facebook

Spand-Ice designs pain relief, support and recovery gear for pregnancy, postpartum and motherhood. Using ice and heat therapy, adjustable compression, and support, Spand-Ice helps women through all of life’s aches and pains with mobile, natural therapy she can wear.

Website / Twitter / Facebook

Velocity Robotics is improving construction speed, quality, and cost with the Internet of Tools: connected robotic power tools and accessories to improve speed, quality, and cost in construction. Autoset is Velocity’s first product, an automated tool that makes measuring and cutting, the industry’s most common workflow, both more accurate and 50% faster.

Website / Twitter / Facebook

Zoobean provides schools, libraries, and families with solutions that help motivate people to read. The company’s web application and mobile app are licensed by over 1000 public libraries and school in the United States, Canada, and Australia. Zoobean’s prospective hardware device will encourage children to read more while helping their parents and schools gain better data on each student’s independent reading.

Check out more at

Startups & Investment

Posts from experts at Innovation Works.

Medium is an open platform where 170 million readers come to find insightful and dynamic thinking. Here, expert and undiscovered voices alike dive into the heart of any topic and bring new ideas to the surface. Learn more

Follow the writers, publications, and topics that matter to you, and you’ll see them on your homepage and in your inbox. Explore

If you have a story to tell, knowledge to share, or a perspective to offer — welcome home. It’s easy and free to post your thinking on any topic. Write on Medium

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store