14 Austin Startups to Watch Out for in 2017 - UnaliWear featured on TechSpace

UnaliWear Featured in TechSpace Blog: 14 Austin Startups to Watch Out for in 2017

UnaliWear was featured in TechSpace Blog Post: 14 Austin Startups to Watch Out for in 2017.

With its low cost of living, high quality of life, growing cultural scene, and plethora of university-educated talent, Austin continues to shine as a startup destination. The home of the SXSW festival now has a higher density of startups than Silicon Valley, according to research by the Munday School of Business at St. Edward’s University.

Not only has the city been rated as the best in which to start a business in the U.S. by the likes of CNBC, but its startups are also some of the fastest-growing in the country. With growth rates of 81.2 percent this year’s Kauffman Growth Entrepreneurship Index puts Austin as the second fastest-growing city in America, as well as the best place to start a small business.

Here’s a look at some of the innovative Austin-based startups you may be hearing a lot more about in the next few months…


UnaliWear creates wearables for seniors, the physically disabled and other vulnerable individuals. Their first product is the discreet and stylish voice-controlled Kanega watch that allows its users to call for emergency assistance from anywhere. The watch can also guide people to a specific destination or back home.

Funding: $4.1M in 4 Rounds from 4 Investors


14 Austin Startups to Watch Out for in 2017 - UnaliWear featured on TechSpace


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  • UnaliWear’s patented RealFall™ technology is based on actual fall data from Kanega Watch wearers and gets smarter about each wearer’s personal movements over time— continuously improving fall detection accuracy and limiting/eliminating false alerts. No other medical alert system offers this real fall/related movement learning and continuous improvement technology. Click here to learn more.