Yesterday, at Capital Connection ’12, 28 startups demoed at TechBUZZ, a half day conference showcasing emerging technologies. Three of them were voted as the “Best of the BUZZ.” Moments ago, Augaroo was announced as the event’s overall winner.
The Best of the BUZZ startups pitched in front of an audience of more than 800 investors, advisors and entrepreneurs, and by popular vote, Augaroo took the top position.
Augaroo, a DC-based startup, is building a real-time data visualization system called Zoomdata – a platform capable of processing real-time data streams and generates interactive, tangible visualizations on both web and mobile devices. According to the Zoomdata beta signup page, their service will “allow you to do things with data that were never possible before. Touch, pan, zoom, pause, rewind, fast-forward. See your real-time and historical data in an entirely new way, on web and mobile devices.” President and CEO, Justin Langseth, graduated from MIT and served as the CTO of a trio of companies, Strategy.com, Claraview, and Clarabridge, before taking the reigns at Augaroo.
The other pair of startups to break the top three were Cont3nt.com and Speek. Cont3nt.com, a marketplace for user-generated media and video journalism, earned their participation into this event by winning the Startup America TechBUZZ Challenge Contest. Speek is a browser-based, simplified conference calling service utilizing both VOIP and telephony gateways.
Highlight speeches and keynote speakers for this year’s Capital Connection conference included Chairman and CEO of Revolution, co-founder of AOL, and chairman of Startup America Partnership, Steve Case, CEO and co-founder at Gilt Groupe, Kevin Ryan, and CEO and founder of Opower, Dan Yates. The TechBUZZ winners were announced by Tech Cocktail’s very own Frank Gruber.
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