Plenty of local startups in the DMV get their start in the powerhouse defense and government contracting spaces in DC. But Alexandria, Virginia-based supply chain risk startup Ion Channel has picked a new lane for its software.
The 16-person startup, which also has offices in Portland, Oregon, was recently selected to participate in the FinTech Innovation Lab in New York City, an accelerator for startups moving into fintech. The 12-week cohort, which is funded by Accenture and the Partnership Fund for New York City, features nine other companies from around the world, and allows participants to work with large financial institutions. According to Maria Gotsch, president and CEO of the Partnership Fund cofounder of the innovation lab, the accelerator primarily focuses on finding potential customers for participants.Read more