The Raleigh Innovators Program, which is backed by the Citrix Startup Accelerator, Red Hat, Cherokee, HQ Raleigh and the City of Raleigh, has picked 12 startup teams from an international field of applicant s for its latest three-month program.

Teams applied from Brazil and India as well as across the U.S.

Among the teams are four “Intrapraneurs” from within Citrix, which has a large operation in Raleigh and hosts the program, as well as Red Hat. Red Hat’s international headquarters is located downtown not far from Citrix.

The program includes:

  • Design thinking and lean startup coaching
  • Work, ideation, and meeting space in Downtown Raleigh
  • Dedicated mentorship from local experts
  • Networking with executives, startup founders, and investors in the area
  • Connections to cohorts in Santa Barbara, Silicon Valley, and Bangalore
  • $25K grant at the close of the accelerator

Seven teams made it through the program last year, demonstrating desirability, feasibility and viability.

A look at the other teams:

  • Duvtail delivers productivity solutions to increase engagement profitability for public accounting firms.
  • MDBenchmark is a web-based subscription solution that provides optimized terms and real-time medical malpractice rates for physicians and administrators in healthcare.
  • Medicom creates a peer-to-peer network for physicians, radiologists, and medical technicians to safely and efficiently share sensitive patient information.
  • Remedy aims to make managing pain easier for healthcare providers, while improving patient engagement and quality of care.
  • Rocktron Mineral Services uses its patented, zero-waste process to transform fresh or stored fly ash from an environmental and economic liability into valuable mineral additives for plastics manufacturing.
  • SeaChange Technologies will provide sustainable systems for water purification and desalination that significantly reduce energy requirements.
  • Smart Farm Systems delivers precision irrigation systems to help farmers optimize crop yields and minimize operating and environmental costs.
  • TaskTorch is a social workflow platform that helps teams coordinate their work. By combining ideas from project management systems and social networks, making employees less stressed, teams more productive, and companies more efficient.

Teams will receive mentor and other support during the program, which will be capped by a “Demo Day” in December.

“The startups that we’ve selected for this year’s Innovators Program are the strongest we’ve seen across all of our global locations. While the teams have a lot of hard work ahead of them over the next 3 months, we are confident that they will be in excellent shape come December,” said John McIntyre, managing director for the Citrix Startup Accelerator.