For Immediate Release


Jill Schriefer

teleCalm, Inc.



teleCalm selected by MassChallenge Texas 2019

teleCalm joins other high-impact startups as a Finalist in the Austin-based global accelerator


Allen, TX, July 15, 2019 – teleCalm® has been selected from a pool of 700+ applicants, and joins 73 other finalists in the MassChallenge Texas in Austin 2019.

The accelerator program represents the top 10.7% of the applicant pool from around the world. The finalists this year represent 5 countries and are competing for up to $500,000 in equity-free cash prizes – the largest, singular, equity-free cash prize award for startups in Texas this year.

During the program, teleCalm receives access to MassChallenge’s global network, world-class mentoring from industry experts, tailored programming, free global co-working space through WeWork, and unrivaled access to corporate partners.

“Working with MassChallenge Texas raises our visibility nationwide,” says Tavis Schriefer, teleCalm’s Co-Founder and CEO, “allowing us better opportunity to reach our larger audience and form strategic partnerships in the Healthtech industry.”

teleCalm service is currently available in over 60 senior livings and 35 states. Watch teleCalm’s 1-minute video at

The accelerator culminates on October 2019 at the MassChallenge Texas in Austin Awards Ceremony, where selected startups will pitch for the opportunity to win a portion up to $500K in no-equity cash awards.

About teleCalm:
teleCalm provides a safe, managed phone service for seniors living at home and in senior living communities. For over 8 million seniors living with Alzheimer’s and dementia, teleCalm’s patented service can be life-changing by keeping them connected to family and friends while protecting them from deliberate and targeted fraud.  teleCalm further empowers the family caregiver to stop late-night & repeat calls, problem 911 calls, and more. Learn more at

About MassChallenge:
MassChallenge is a global network of zero-equity startup accelerators. Headquartered in the United States with locations in Boston, Israel, Mexico, Rhode Island, Switzerland, and Texas, MassChallenge is committed to strengthening the global innovation ecosystem by supporting high-potential startups across all industries, from anywhere in the world. To date, 1,900 MassChallenge alumni have raised more than $4 billion in funding, generated more than $2 billion in revenue, and created over 120,000 total jobs. Learn more at