San Diego, Calif. - August 1, 2020 - SkillPower, innovative provider of digital health apps, today announced it has joined the Capital Factory Accelerator in Austin, Texas. The goal is to accelerate SkillPower’s growth and innovative work with the Department of Defense.
Capital Factory is known as “The center of gravity for entrepreneurs in Texas” and is the largest accelerator in the state. Capital Factory regularly receives visits from such high profile individuals as Tim Cook from Apple, former President Barack Obama and Satya Nadella from Microsoft.
According to Pitchbook, Capital Factory has been the most active investor in Texas since 2013. Capital Factory only recently began accepting start-ups outside of Texas with SkillPower being one of the first startups outside of the state to join the Accelerator.
CEO John Hartman commented: “SkillPower is proud to be a part of Capital Factory and its mission to bring small business innovation to the Department of Defense. Capital Factory’s support is unparalleled at all stages of a startup's evolution.”
SkillPower’s signature digital health platform AirFit is an innovative behavior change program targeting nutrition, exercise, mental health and prediabetes coaching. A recent DoD study found that roughly 20% of military personnel are considered obese and that more than 15% experience a mental health disorder.
Capital Factory is providing SkillPower with significant access to mentors, investors, client prospects and industry leading talent to join its team. Capital Factory’s pivot to a virtual workforce model during COVID-19 was rapid and innovative - in line with the culture of the company. The company continues to hold daily virtual networking, mentoring and investor events.
SkillPower is an innovative digital health company focused on increasing success rates with health and fitness programs. SkillPower’s digital health coaching app AirFit uses the latest university research in behavioral psychology, neuroscience and nutrition to develop personalized behavior change programs for its users. SkillPower is a graduate of the Capital Factory Accelerator in Austin and the NexCubed Digital Health Accelerator in San Diego. The company works with UC San Diego as its research partner and is funded by Air Force Ventures.
Capital Factory is the center of gravity for entrepreneurs in Texas, the number one startup state in the U.S. Last year more than 200,000 entrepreneurs, programmers and designers gathered day and night, in-person and online for meetups, classes and coworking. With boots on the ground in Austin, Dallas and Houston, we meet the best entrepreneurs in Texas and introduce them to their first investors, employees, mentors and customers. According to Pitchbook, Capital Factory has been the most active investor in Texas since 2013.