12 Startups Showcase at Tech Cocktail Chicago: Our 5th Birthday Bash

July 21, 2011

2:15 pm

It is hard to believe that Tech Cocktail is 5 years old today – and to think it all begin with a simple blog post.  We are really excited to be celebrating with all of our friends in Chicago, and can’t wait to see everyone from the awesome local tech community tonight.

We owe many thanks to our Birthday Bash title sponsors Cars.com and Microsoft Bizspark and community sponsor ChicagoMicro, as well as the community support of the Chicagoland Entrepreneurial Center and the State of Illinois’s Startup Illinois & Illinois Innovation Network – two organizations that are focused on innovation and making Illinois a great place for technology and business. Additionally, we’re excited to have Social Media Club Chicago as a community partner.

We have some really awesome startups demoing as we kick off TechWeek, so here’s a sneak peek at who you will meet tonight:

Discover Veggie: Discover local meatless eats in your city.

Groovebug: This app creates a personalized, interactive music magazine for the iPad that is determined by your music collection.

Daily Digital: The free, professional way to organize and monetize your content online.

nonBored: Search for and post great events for free!

Goshi: A new location-based mobile phone app that allows you to discover, buy, and sell interesting items in your neighborhood

Robot Recruit: Their algorithm matches tech and startup jobs to candidates.

MediaBooze: Turn your Facebook friends into art with their Facebook Friends Collages.

Deal Umpire: They cut the costs and time that vendors and deal sites spend on negotiating, making it easier for small businesses to get in the daily deal game

Pegmo: Find your favorite businesses, take a specific action, and get awesome rewards.

Picturely: Follow major events (like TechWeek) and conferences with their Twitter photo-streaming utility.

Game Loyalty: Their advanced game player analytics tool identifies player activity and loyalty related to in-game branded virtual goods sales.

Cymtec Systems: Their security system, Sentry, offers traffic visibility, bandwidth shaping, web enforcement and network threat containment for remote and branch small office environments.

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Monika Jansen is a writer and editor who is happiest pounding out blog posts, newsletters, website content, and other materials. Follow her at: @monikacjansen

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