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

January 20, 2014

3:04 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 23rd, Challenge Cup will bring the excitement to Denver, 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 Monday, January 27th.

Who is The Challenge Cup Denver Hottest Showcasing Startup?

(Polls listed at the bottom of this post)


Hire Education — Platform focused on search and placement in the Education and Education Technology markets.

Pairin Inc. — Pairin, the Talent Science Company, enables educational institutions to measure the impact of their programs on behaviors proven to lead to success in work and life.

Uvize — Innovative software platform for schools to help military veterans succeed in college.

TXTest — Platform to help students reduce test anxiety by simulating some of the pressure of a test while studying through the use of timed questions that show up when a user isn’t expecting them.

The Wise App — A mobile application that scans and grades 30, 60 and 100 multiple choice questions instantly.

Project Travel — The only SaaS platform to reward behaviors that lead to enrollment on youth travel programs. Helps organizers of youth travel (like study abroad trips) keep applicants informed, excited and confident as they make the journey from prospecting lead to paying customer.


Asius Technologies — Hearing loss from earbud use is not inevitable and can be mitigated with Asius’ patented novel technology. Listeners will experience safer listening and high fidelity. Asius also was a top 5 finalist in Wall Street Journal’s Startup of the Year 2013.

Auckland Outdoors — Online platform to list, discover and book outdoor gear.

Total Health Cards — platform that provides the Total HealthScore, verified FICA-like score for your health and wellness and also a community-based mobile marketplace for complementary medicine, healthy eating, beauty and cosmetics.

CirrusMD — private digital health profile with one-on-one, doctor-patient communications. The secure, HIPAA-compliant platform enables physicians to offer remote, direct access to their own patients through a mobile and online, lightweight EHR with embedded messaging (text and images) and video chat.

Monitor My Meds — records and delivers personalized healthcare messages to the recipient’s telephone, such as medication reminders, wellness calls, healthcare appointments, prescription refills.


LegiNation — website where users can research, track and share legislation across all 50 states. A free account allows users unlimited searching, reading bills and reviewing legislators. A paid subscription gives customers access to additional professional level tools like alerts, widgets to share bills on their website and stakeholder pages to share and discuss legislation privately.

iGiveFirst — promotes charitable donations online by providing a universal “Give” button, similar to the Facebook “Like” or the “Tweet” buttons. The Give button appears right next to inspiring content, and when the button is clicked readers can quickly donate to related charities.

Fresh Jets —  software application that enables, manages and processes the instantaneous exchange of information between private jet operators and passengers effectively, efficiently and seamlessly.

InstantNonprofit — provides intuitive online solutions so that nonprofits can obtain 501c3 filing and compliance solutions 90 percent faster, 80 percent cheaper and so they can receive their Internal Revenue Service tax-exempt approvals 80 percent sooner than the IRS average.

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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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