(Los Angeles, California – December, 2018) The International Business Accelerator (IBA) has kicked off Los Angeles’ first blockchain business accelerator with six companies ready to catapult scalable solutions using blockchain technology for global growth. The six groundbreaking companies accepted into the 12-week program, hosted by USC’s Marshall School of Business, are as follows:
1. Stephen Karlsgodt of 34Bytes.com deploying cryptocurrency point of sale terminals for retail. Foreign markets: Colombia, Malaysia & Australia
2. Dr. John Hsu of iPillDispenser.com to prevent sharing and overdoses of opioids.
Foreign markets: Canada & EU
3. True Tamplin of TrueTamplin.com will tokenize himself, then public figures. Foreign markets: Athletes with global recognition
4. Farah Allen of TheLABZ.com has a SaaS platform for asset management of music creations. Foreign markets: UK & Africa
5. Veronica Berry of TruDiary.com managing all aspects of women’s clinical health via blockchain. Foreign markets: Japan & Eastern Europe
6. Robert Palma of ZPDistribution.com Logistics Infrastructure as a Service for Industrial Hemp. Foreign market: Thailand, South Africa & Singapore
Of the six companies, four have female-founders and half have cultural minority founders. After three years the IBA boasts 29 portfolio companies with close to 60% women-led and over 40% cultural minorities. A special thanks to long-time partner KPMG for making this exciting and progressive balance possible through scholarships.