Meet The Challenge Cup Boston’s Hottest Showcasing Startups [Reader’s Choice]

December 24, 2013

11:17 am

Last week was the Challenge Cup Boston’s Regional competition, held at Center for District Hall.  Dozens of startups delivered their one-minute pitch on stage to a panel of judges, where one company from each category would emerge as the winner and move onto the final round.

In the spirit of Tech Cocktail, however, we want your take.  We ran a poll for each category (Education, Energy, Health, and Smart Cities), to see who you thought was the hottest of the group.  The readers have spoken.  Below are your Reader’s Choice winners.

The Challenge Cup Boston’s Hottest Showcasing Startups


QuadWrangle – Mobile, social platform connecting alumni and schools. Alumni benefit from dynamic career advancement tool and powerful events; schools gain robust insights into alumni and donations from organic, passive campaigns.


Energy Harvesters – Off-the-grid device integrated into footwear that charges portable electronic batteries as you walk or directly powers applications such as footwear heaters and GPS locators.


Verbal Applications – Patient engagement software that collects and analyzes interactions between caregivers and patients through cloud computing. This allows Verbal Applications to track metrics around meaningful use, patient engagement, and care quality. Doctors and nurses can create custom solutions for patients depending on their needs and easily edit button images or record audio for their patients.

Smart Cities

PeopleHedge – Web-based financial services company that will create a level playing field for small businesses by through real-time access to currency risk management products traditionally only used by large corps.

Congratulations to the startups.  Next up: Austin.

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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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