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

December 10, 2013

2:00 pm

Last week was the Challenge Cup Los Angeles’s Regional competition, held at Cross Campus LA.  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 Los Angeles’s Hottest Showcasing Startups

Education (tie)

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

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


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


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 or the free DocMate App for iPhone and Android.

Smart Cities

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

Congratulations to the startups.  Next up: NYC.

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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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