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Startup News: Bat Haus Brings Coworking to Bushwick and Tech Launch Announces its Inaugural Class

 Startup News: Bat Haus Brings Coworking to Bushwick and Tech Launch Announces its Inaugural Class

Bat Haus, Bushwick’s new coworking space. (photo: Bat Haus)

Summer love Do you ever find yourself wishing that couples therapy was cheaper? Well, here’s an app that claims to be just as effective, and for only $7.95 a month (limited time only). Couplewise combines digital interactive versions to cognitive behavioral therapy techniques and research from leading cognitive behavioral therapists as well as crowdsourcing the wisdom of other couples “who have been there.” The company claims that 79 percent of their beta users say that their relationship has improved as a result of the app, and none say it has worsened—what are you waiting for?

Attention freelancers Coworking has come to Bushwick with Bat Haus, a new community office space open to freelancers of all disciplines. The space opened last month and has apparently been hosting art groups, writing meetups and fashion shoots. If its sunny decor doesn’t seal the deal, they also have a backyard with a grill and potlucks for members. Full time membership is $275 a month, part-time $175, and it’s $15 for a day pass.

Apply now The Startup Spotlight Series is now accepting applicants to pitch to partners GAP, Unilever and General Electric on their product at the annual ad:tech conference in November. Sixteen finalists will receive coaching from digital marketing thought-leaders as well as free Innovation Alley exhibition space at the ad:tech Expo.

Lucky users Tidal—a company that creates channels to link users with brands and publishers—and Condé Nast just launched the Lucky Magazine Community, a new site where readers can submit original posts and instantly syndicate content from existing blogs.

Funding news The News Funnel, a customizable news aggregation site geared towards business readers, announced last week that it closed its first round of funding with $1 million in outside capital raised.

Class of 2012 Tech Launch, New Jersey’s new tech accelerator, created in response to an order from Governor Christie, just announced its inaugural class of 2012. Startups to watch out for include: CodeSquare, Echolocation, Flying Kick, Nickelbus, Nuskool, Pervasive Group, Photoflow, QuickClix, SeamBLiSS, and True College Bound.

Long distance Congrats to Keku, an international calling service that provides cheap calls from smartphones, landlines and tablets to any phone number in the world, which just hit half a million customers.

Now hiring inSparq is looking for a back-end developer, Cut On Your Bias needs a CTO. Secco Squared wants a VP of sales, a sales and business development associate, and an operations manager, and OMGPOP/Zynga needs interns (with “sparkling personalities”).