15 Startups Showcased at Tech Cocktail Chicago Fall Mixer Sponsored by Sprint

November 2, 2010

5:55 pm

Last Thursday night we followed up the Startup Mixology Conference with a classic Tech Cocktail mixer featuring 15 startups. The room was filled with daily deals, advertising platforms, social networks, several hundred people as well as a few ghosts and goblins. Sprint, our fall tour sponsor, was also on hand, giving out 4G Hot Spot t-shirts and showing off their latest devices.

In case you missed them, here’s the round-up of startups who demo’d, and photos from the event taken by photographer Caroline Dixey.

A Space Apart – Your magic remote control for real life has arrived. A Space Apart connects you with people and places wherever you go.
Sqoot – A marketplace where you get personalized offers on activities you want to do, and businesses connect with motivated customers.
VentureAlly – A dedicated social network for small and medium sized businesses with laser focus on collaboration and growth.
GiveForward – Provides personal fundraising pages that make it incredibly easy to raise money online for loved ones’ out-of-pocket medical expenses.
Bare Deal – Bare Deal is like Groupon + Netflix. Once you select a deal on the site (Groupon), you’ll receive a scratch card in the mail (Netflix).
Imaneed – Need something, anything? Let Imaneed.com connect you for free to another local who can help.
IdeaBlob – Bootcamp for entrepreneurial ideas. Submit & get feedback on your business/social venture ideas to groom them for profitability and sustainability.
Grubwithus – Enables you to build friendships over family-style meals in fun and casual restaurants all over the city.
Local Offer Network – Allows bloggers and publishers to earn revenue by promoting local daily deals.
Zferral – A custom incentive engine for your business. Provides the tools to engage, mobilize and reward your fans – from a single dashboard.
Tap Me – An ad platform that provides an in-context, in-game sponsorship system that connects gamers, brands, and developers in context of the game.
Wedobo – Big deals for the big day. Subscribers get access to the best wedding deals in town.
Present Bee – Allows you to discover, share & buy great gifts for friends & family making gift giving fun and social.
DashMob – Receive messages for significant savings from restaurants and retailers within steps of your real-time location, to be used this very moment.
GeoClip.It –  Delivering daily deals, coupons and more based on location and preferences.

Thank you Sprint– The Now Network –  for being part of our tour. Also thank you to Microsoft (Sector: Public) for being a gold sponsor.

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Jen Consalvo is the Cofounder and COO of Tech.Co. She previously worked in product development for almost 13 years at AOL for audiences of millions. Follow her on Twitter at: @noreaster.

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