9milelabs339Mile Labs, the new accelerator that focuses on hatching new B2B startups, today announced its first cohort of startups that will begin the program on April 8th.

Like other accelerators, 9Mile Labs invests $20,000, taking a four to eight percent stake in the companies. More than 100 companies applied for the inaugural class, including some from as far away as New York, Australia and Argentina.

9Mile Labs is based in SURF Incubator in downtown Seattle — so that means it is an incubator inside an incubator. The firm is led by former Microsoft Vice President Tom Casey and veteran venture capitalist Enrique Godreau, as well as Sanjay Puri, Kevin Croy and Sandy Sharma.

Here’s a look at the nine startups, three of which are led by women entrepreneurs and one of which is from Portland.


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  • ChetCrunch

    I’m excited to see how these first 9Mile Labs startups do. It’s kind of an interesting list, nothing overwhelmingly exciting to me. Nonetheless Seattle needs more incubators and I hope these first startups crush it. Good luck guys, SURF is an awesome space!

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  • http://gametiime.com/ Jon Tam

    Congrats to Kevin and the @MeritShare:disqus team!

  • http://www.adamlieb.me/ Adam Lieb

    Congrats Paul and Patrick. I guess you are moving to the east wing!

  • Michael Curry

    Congrats @MeritShare:disqus!

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