Who are the Challenge Cup Austin’s Hottest Showcasing Startups? [POLL]

January 15, 2014

3:08 pm

In case you missed it, Tech Cocktail has proudly partnered with 1776, the Washington, DC-based startup incubator, to bring you the Challenge Cup – a global competition to identify the hottest startups in education, energy, health, and smart cities.

On January 17th, Challenge Cup will bring the excitement to Austin, where dozens of startups will battle for the four regional winners’ spots within their respective category.

Secure your free ticket here!

The winners from each of the 16 events (8 international, 8 within the US) will move onto the final round and with it, the chance to win the $150,00 grand prize.

But we want to know what YOU think!  Weigh in and let us know which of these startups from the event is the hottest by voting in the poll at the bottom of this post!  The winner of the Reader’s Choice Polls from each group will be announced on tech.co on Wednesday, January 22nd.

Who is The Challenge Cup Austin’s Hottest Showcasing Startup?

(Polls listed at the bottom of this post)


Aceable – Online platform that adds game mechanics, entertainment, and mobility to required education courses.

Code Arcade – Learn to read and write code in any modern programming language just by playing video games.

Culturebooster – Innovative business education program that educates students and raises money for school and community projects.

Prepify – Free online and computer-adaptive SAT preparation for any student, anywhere.

Young Potential Development – Develops courses that help teachers teach entrepreneurship to teens by promoting energy, creativity, communication, and leadership; courses are sent to teachers with necessary materials included.


Atlas – Device for weight training that detects which exercise the user is performing and counts reps and sets.

Chiron Health – Secure web-based service that connects physicians with patients via video conference for routine follow-up appointments.

ePatientFinder – Tool that uses analytics technology to connect patients with cutting edge treatments which are recently approved by the FDA or still in clinical trials.

Filament Labs – Tool that helps health professionals track and manage patients when their patients are away from the clinic.

Fuel our Future – Platform that uses technology as a metric to monitor the success of getting better exercise and nutrition to the youth of our nation, which gives them the opportunity to make a healthy choice for their well-being.

Help Find Care   Online caregiving matching service. It combines the best in job posting, searching, screening, payroll, scheduling, and ratings.

Pristine – A HIPAA compliant 1st person audio and video streaming platform for Google Glass optimized healthcare environments.

Spot on Sciences  an easy-to-use device for self-sampling and robust storage/shipment of blood samples. This product allows anyone to take a blood sample at any time, anywhere.

Visible Health – Customizable mobile and web-based communication tools and programs that empowers physicians and other clinical professionals to improve patient engagement, provider efficiency, care coordination and quality of care.

vPhysicians – A Home Health Management Solution that is customized for elderly and disabled patients confined to their homes.


Curb – A suite of tools to engage and empower individuals about their energy decisions – putting the power in their hands. The product directly empowers employees with actionable data about their energy consumption.

InfiniRel – A patent-pending power prognostics and optimization technology that reveals the heartbeat signature of your energy conversion equipment.

MaglevTrans – A low-cost electrical vehicle that can change the way we move: dramatically saving lives, time, money, energy and making our planet cleaner.

nCarbon – A low cost solution for auto manufacturers to meet fleetwide fuel efficiency standards by improving Micro-Hybrid technology.

WaterLens – A patented and patent-pending system for real-time chemical analysis of water and other fluids that can be performed at the well site.

Smart Cities

Aunt Berth Software – A platform that makes it easy for people to find government and charitable programs in seconds (both web and mobile).

121Giving – Serves charities by incorporating philanthropy earlier into the supply chain and engaging brands in the opportunity to uniquely engage consumers in the buying process.

Local Magnet – Call performance marketing tool with geographic exact match domain, hub-and-spoke directory structure, and mobile click-to-call search engine.

NeedTo – A tool that transforms the local service economy by allowing workers to come to a person, instead of spending hours trying to find great people to meet one’s needs.

Reaction – A rapid response, reusable, modular shelter system designed to help people in need of temporary housing in any environment.

Spokefly – A marketplace and mobile platform that allows people to list their bikes for others to ride.

VoterTrove – Cloud-based application that allows Republican campaigns to store, organize, and manage data from all corners of their campaign.



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When Zach Davis isn't getting lost in the mountains, he is hustling from Boulder, CO as Tech Cocktail's Director of Marketing. He is the author of Appalachian Trials, a book chronicling the mindset necessary for thru-hiking all 2,181 miles of the Appalachian Trail, a feat he accomplished in 2011. Zach is a green tea enthusiast, die-hard Chicago sports fan, and avid concert-goer. Follow Zach on Twitter: @zrdavis.

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