Fourteen Startups Showcased at Boston Events

July 29, 2010

4:18 pm

With our fourth annual Tech Cocktail startup mixer and breakfast events we are excited to be following through on our mission by helping to amplify, educate and better connect the Boston technology community by showcasing 14 local startups. The 14 showcased startups will be demoing in an expo-style at the mixer event on Thursday and 7 of them will present in a rapid fire presentation style at our breakfast on Friday morning.

The participating showcased startups include:

Altaeros Energies – Adapts proven aerospace technology to make offshore wind cost competitive with fossil fuels.

Chargify – Spend more time building your app and make more money at the same time by letting Chargify handle subscription and recurring billing for you.

Dexrex ChatSync – A data management system for capture and storage of any IM, SMS and social media communications.

Episend – The best and easiest way to create, send and receive rich media messages containing videos, photos, mp3’s, large files and free-form text.

FiVi – Changing the health and fitness world through social media, fun and information and making it easier to lead a healthy, active lifestyle.

Her Campus – A national, online magazine for college women, covering topics on Style, Health, Love, DormLife, Career, and World.

iZup – A mobile application that renders your mobile device nearly powerless while driving. It holds text messages, e-mails and calls while driving, yet always allows unlimited access to 911 and a list of authorized phone number.

Mercavo – Revolutionizes how buyers and sellers connect through a bulletin board of crowdsourced sales opportunities – Craigslist meets Jigsaw.

Peekaboo Mobile – A mobile app that connects businesses with nearby users looking for exclusive promotions.

Pietzo – Electric bikes that offer an eco-friendly way to get to work or around town.  Lower your carbon footprint, save $$, enjoy the ride!

Reper – An open resource for reputation information about people.

SocialSci – Connects researchers with a global online community to make scientific discoveries. Take a study, further science, and get paid.

thredUP – An online kids clothing swap.  Exchange boxes of outgrown kids clothing for great gear that fits – without leaving your house.

TutorialTab – Lets you create hands-on tutorials for your website, allowing you to guide users as they use it.

We are thankful for Microsoft offering their excellent space at the Microsoft New England Research Center in Cambridge for our mixer event on Thursday night. We also appreciate the community sponsorship support of PayPalX as they have been on a road show in Boston this week too. We are also thankful for SCVNGR who has offered up their contemporary new office space as the site of our startup breakfast on Friday morning. More detail about the breakfast here.

We hope to see you in Boston!

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Frank Gruber is the cofounder, CEO and Executive Editor of Tech.Co (formerly Tech Cocktail). He is the author of the book, Startup Mixology, Tech Cocktail’s Guide to Building, Growing, and Celebrating Startup Success. He is also a startup advisor and investor to startups.

Find Frank Gruber online and follow him on Twitter at @FrankGruber.

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