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

December 3, 2013

6:15 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 November 20th, Challenge Cup will bring the excitement to Los Angeles, where dozens of startups will battle for the four regional winners’ spots within their respective category.

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 Tuesday, December 10th.

Who is The Challenge Cup Los Angeles’s Hottest Showcasing Startups?

(Polls listed at the bottom of this post)


SmartestK12 – managing assignments and assessments online, and provides immediate, actionable results on every student.

Sabio.la – developer bootcamps for women and minorities.

PlayTika – offers unique multi-platform social games. The games are already enjoyed by millions of users globally on more than 10 platforms.

Teekr – Teekr is an application designed to help students master basic, core mathematics.

TallySpace – Secure voting for any situation: student elections, prom, yearbook, council members, audience polling, and more.


Cuipo – a social enterprise working to protect and preserve the world’s endangered rainforest; when customers buy Cuipo-sponsored products, each transaction saves a specified amount of rainforest.

Enervee – Enervee shows consumers energy efficient products, provides real-time analysis of the best prices and provides how much you’re going to spend operating it.

EnKinta Energy – EnKinta Energy is poised to capture kinetic energy harvesting market through its scalable, robust and high power density PZT panels.

Model Three Energy – Model Three Energy is a community investing platform for clean energy projects – enabling access to capital for clean energy developers, and a reliable investment vehicle for retail investors.

Green Wave Length – bio-inspired energy technologies (wind, solar, water).


SupraMed – is a web-based medical record keeping and office management program for surgeons.

DocMate – DocMate is a free service that helps patients find local doctors who accepts their insurance, see real-time availability and instantly book an appointment online via DocMate.com or the free DocMate App for iPhone and Android.

Cureia Medical – instantly provides your patients with a way to make reservations online at your Emergency Room or Urgent Care Center.

True Moon – 100% organic, GMO-free cotton tampons, with biodegradable applicators; providing a truly healthy, safe and environmentally conscious feminine care product for girls and women, while raising awareness of hormonal health

Neural Analytics – intracranial pressure (ICP), the pressure inside the skull, is a key physiologic metric that is used to diagnose numerous neurologic conditions, including those stemming from traumatic brain injury (TBI).

SandalBay Life – Sandalbay Life brings together your fitness and wellness data on your mobile device, empowering you to discover trends and analyze changes as you proactively manage your health.

Hyginex – Hyginex is a field-proven, electronic hand hygiene compliance solution that is dedicated to the reduction of hospital acquired infections (HAIs).

Intake.me – a streamlined doctor appointment platform.

FOCUS Trainr – TRAINR is a personal trainer on your wrist – a consumer mobile software that integrates with any smart watch or fitness band to track anaerobic exercises (pushups, squats, curls, etc.).

LionSolver – Lionsolver is transforming the cost and quality of healthcare delivery through software that learns from data.

Smart Cities

Wigot – A platform for discovering local music, food & drink happenings.

Causora – Causora is a One-for-One giving platform that rewards donations.

Bishop Peak Technologies – platform that enables private organizations and municipal transit agencies to rapidly deploy real-time vehicle tracking information, route schedules, and dispatch services to their users via mobile apps.

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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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