MEMBER POST: Rural Tech News - Bravrr Raises $280k, Heads to China for HAX Accelerator Program
Big news today from the Upper Arkansas Tech Sector Partnership, with the announcement of Canon City native, Brock Predovich, raising $280,000 from the HAX accelerator program and angel investors. Bravrr is a diagnostic and therapeutic wearables startup that is currently developing technology to assess and provide therapy for bruxism disorder (unconscious teeth grinding). Bravrr's first product, BruxRelief, looks to disrupt the over $9B niche market of bruxism diagnosis and treatment.
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Companies that are accepted into HAX will spend four to eight months in Shenzhen, China, co-developing technology, followed by two to three months in San Francisco, where they focus on business development, fundraising, and growth. With the help of full-time staff, mentors, partners, and startup community, HAX works with accelerator participants on developing a globally scalable business plan.
Founder Brock Predovich has been running Bravrr from Fremont County’s award winning TechSTART co-working facility in Canon City. Last year the TechSTART team worked with 4 counties in the Upper Arkansas River region to receive the second Technology Sector Partnership designation in the State of Colorado. The team of remote tech-workers and entrepreneurs is developing a blueprint to revitalize rural Colorado with innovation sector jobs and education programs.
“Our development time in Shenzhen will focus on physical models, technology iterations, user interaction studies, volumetric studies, marketing messaging, business plans and launch strategies, all key to the success of the Bravrr mission,” said Predovich. “HAX is the gold standard accelerator for emerging technologies like ours, and our team, our board, and our community of dental industry leaders couldn’t be more delighted for Bravrr to join HAX.”
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