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Last week, PayPal's Start Tank—an incubator program based here in Boston for early stage start-ups—announced its newest members, set to move into the co-working space, complete with PayPal resources, on March 10 for a six month period. Of the fourteen selected companies, five are focused on shopping, particularly in the e-commerce and shared economy realms. As noted on the Start Tank site, the program offers 50 collaborative spaces, two common areas with seating for 60+, and two break areas with gaming and dining space along with mentorship from the PayPal Boston team and fellow participants.
The additions include: Covvet, an online wish list that tracks prices and more importantly, sales; Second Chance Technologies, which serves both brands and online shoppers in finding the best deal; Canary, a local online marketplace with a charitable component; Supplet, a "healthy pregnancy marketplace" with a monthly subscription box for new and expecting mothers; and finally, Nineteenth Amendment, an e-commerce platform offering independent designers manufacturing, a customer base, and virtual showroom.
· Meet the 14 Startups Selected for PayPal Start Tank's 2014 Class [BostInno]
· Start Tank [Official Site]