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May 12, 2023

Flat is scaling their Home Maintenance startup by leveraging local business accelerator programs

Innovation DuPage
Innovation DuPage

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Business incubator and accelerator, Innovation DuPage (ID), is proud to announce that startup company and 2022 Owner-2-CEO Graduate, Flat, has been accepted into the Spring 2023 Techstars Chicago Accelerator program.

Flat is a digital home maintenance management platform aimed to help homeowners track, manage and schedule typical home repairs, all in one platform. With an annual subscription, homeowners receive a 360 Home Health Report, an in-depth assessment of their home, preventative maintenance, handy man services and more, making it easier for homeowners to improve home value, save money, and remove stress.

“I see such an opportunity for homeowners to better manage their properties, which was what inspired me to create Flat originally. To then have the opportunity to build relationships with folks in DuPage County where I grew up and strengthen our business foundation through the Owner-2-CEO program was exciting.” - Brent Hasse, CEO of Flat.

“Owner-2-CEO is our signature business accelerator program.” Said Dan Facchini, Managing Director of Innovation DuPage.  “We have seen more than 100 companies come to Innovation DuPage to gain the knowledge and resources needed to take their businesses to the next level.  We are so proud of Brent and know that there are many exciting things to come for Flat.”  

Upon graduating from Innovation DuPage’s business accelerator program Brent has been scaling Flat and connecting with the additional resources he needs to continue his growth. Most recently, Flat has been accepted into the Techstars Chicago Accelerator program. Since it was founded in 2006, Techstars has invested in more than 2,500 companies with a combined market cap of more than $220B.

“Innovation DuPage was hands-on in helping me properly position our product and get in front of the best partners for our company.  Their support was instrumental is getting us accepted to the Techstars program, which has already started to shape our Flat and greatly improve our customer success.  The Techstars network is the largest and most tightly wound community in the world, so we are able to expand our reach even larger and faster”  


About Innovation DuPage
Innovation DuPage (ID) is a nonprofit venture that unites start up founders and small business owners with the people, resources, and programs that support their growth.  Members collaborate across an extensive network of enterprise, academic, economic development and research partners.  Though its 4 primary development programs, ID supports the startup community, enhances regional prosperity, attracts world-class talent, and drives sustainable economic growth.  

About Techstars:
The Techstars worldwide network helps entrepreneurs succeed. Founded in2006, Techstars began with three simple ideas—entrepreneurs create a better future for everyone, collaboration drives innovation, and great ideas can come om anywhere. Now we are on a mission to enable every person on the planet to contribute to, and benefit from, the success of entrepreneurs. In addition to operating accelerator programs and venture capital funds, we do this by connecting startups, investors, corporations, and cities to help build thriving startup communities.

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