Pensacola, Florida may conjure up images of pristine white beaches and emerald waters, but it’s more than just beautiful scenery and calming seascapes. The popular resort destination is in fact a growing metropolis, complete with its own burgeoning startup community.
A key catalyst to the city’s growth is the ecosystem of ingenious tech startups contributing their passion, skills, and innovations to the Gulf Coast. Here are 9 Pensacola startups to keep an eye on in 2016 and beyond.
AppRiver is a leading developer of cloud-based email and cybersecurity solutions—from span and virus protection to email encryption/continuity and compliance.
Robotics Unlimited aims to bring robots out of research and academia and into consumer markets. Its first offering, the OutRunner, is a compact all-terrain robot designed to travel at high speeds in both indoor and outdoor environments.
ToEmploy differentiates itself from competing job matching websites by employing natural language processing (NLP) for automating its staffing and applicant tracking features. The result is more accurate ad relevant job placement services.
PaySell develops solutions that couple the ease and mobility of smart phones with stronger security controls for today’s businesses. Its Cell Pay platform allows business owners to accept payments anytime/anywhere, while kontribute.it enables fundraising via mobile and social media.
Rapfeatures.com is a platform for buying and selling hip-hop/rap verses. The solution helps musicians create legitimacy and build credibility with their peers and colleagues.
Accountingfly’s platform offers both job searches and networking for accounting professionals. Employers can take advantage of the database’s automated recruitment branding, candidate sourcing, and talent management features.
Avisod is a Bluetooth-based technology for sending mobile coupons to customers—without requiring them to subscribe to any lists. Customers simply respond to a web or print promotion via text message and in turn receive the coupon or additional information.
Clearstream develops online text messaging software for small businesses and non-profits. The platform features real-time analytics, subscriber/list management, and other SMS marketing features.
Though early detection reduces the risk of severe vision loss in diabetics by almost 90%, less than half of at-risk patients get a diabetic eye scan as often as they should. As a result, diabetic retinopathy is the leading cause of preventable blindness in the United States; to combat this epidemic, IRIS has developed a special camera for capturing and identifying potential abnormalities early on.
From platforms designed to support artistic collaboration to solutions that enable more efficient and accurate job searches, these 9 tech startups are just a few of many innovative ventures contributing to the growth and development of Pensacola’s economy.