TECH cocktail DC 4 Startup Demo Preview

February 25, 2009

3:19 am

TECH cocktail 4 is coming up fast here in the DC area and we could not be more excited about the lineup of demo startups we have for you.

Thank you to our sponsors and the donations of some of our TECH cocktail attendees for making TECH cocktail DC 4 possible in this time of economic turmoil. Special thank you to our sponsors which include:

The Social Collective

The Social Collective

Lerner Senter

Lerman Senter PLLC

DBC PR + New Media Services
Genius Rocket
Genius Rocket

There is a new exciting location in Adams Morgan (LeftBank DC) and a great crowd expected. For those of you who don’t know the details:

Date: Thursday, February 26, 2009
Time: 6:00pm – 8:30 pm
Place: LeftBank DC

But enough about that, let’s get on to the great lineup of startups we have joining us !

The Social Collective provides a fun and interactive means for conference attendees to meet and network with one another in a safe and secure environment before, during and after any conference or event. It improves attendees’ conference experiences and gives conference organizers more happy and loyal customers. The white-label product/service offering includes branding of the conference social network, integration with existing registration and e-commerce systems, data migration, site archival and Twitter, Flickr and Facebook integration.

ShareMeme simplifies online communication. Right now, when you want to communicate with all of your friends, you’re forced to hop around the
internet — from Gmail, to AIM, to Twitter — to share a link or
invite your friends to a happy hour. ShareMeme allows you to
communicate with all of your friends from one place. Using ShareMeme,
you can send text messages, G-Chat messages, AIM instant messages, Twitter direct messages, and emails all from one easy-to-use interface.

DubMeNow allows anyone with a mobile phone to instantly text or email all their contact information to another mobile phone. The contact data loads directly to the users mobile address book and updates automatically whenever a contact changes their information. No need to swap, save, enter or update any more business card data.

Additionally, you can invite contacts to connect via social networking sites such as LinkedIn, ‘tag’ or note information about the contact and see when and where you met.

SBNationSB Nation is the largest and fastest-growing network of fan-centric online sports communities. From the beginning, we’ve focused on developing the highest quality grassroots sports sites on the web—recruiting only the most respected bloggers and writers to build their communities at SB Nation and empowering passionate fans to engage in the conversation.

We take a different approach to online sports media. Instead of providing all fans with a common experience, we offer nearly 200 (and growing quickly) distinct team and sport-specific sites, each with its own name, URL, team colors, writers, and guidelines. In a world where media companies are slashing their investments in team or sport coverage, no one matches SB Nation’s commitment to serve fans across nearly all sports and teams.

Find the fan-focused sites for your favorite sports and teams at


OtherInbox automatically organizes emails from online shopping and social networking sites, enabling users to focus on messages from real people. OtherInbox also organizes shipping information, payment reminders, and upcoming sales and places them on your calendar. This all happens in just a few minutes without any software to install or filters to configure. Consumers love OtherInbox because it saves them time and gives them control over their Inbox. Put your email on autopilot with OtherInbox!

OtherInbox launched publicly in September 2008 at the TechCrunch50 event in San Francisco.

Adaptive Blue GlueAdaptiveBlue is a startup focused on utilizing semantic technologies to create a better web browsing experience. The company’s flagship product is Glue, a popular browser add-on that enables you to connect with your friends around things you visit online. Glue is powered by semantic recognition technology that automatically identifies books, music, movies and more on hundreds of popular sites around the web, then shows you which of your friends are also interested in those same items. Find more about Glue at:

AdaptiveBlue has been named as one of the top technology startups by AlwaysOn Network, Red Herring, Information Week, Computer World and Dow Jones. The company was launched in 2006 by Alex Iskold. AdaptiveBlue is funded by Union Square Ventures and RRE Ventures. is a snapshot of all social activity in your city. With Localist, it’s finally possible to stay informed about all the interesting events and popular spots, and with a single click, share your plans or invite others to join you.. With increased participation, the quality of Localist’s venue and event rankings rises. Localist also learns your habits and tailors recommendations to your interests.

Localist makes it so easy to manage and share your social calendar that you’ll find yourself exploring new places and truly tapping into what your city has to offer.


Amplify is a web service developed by Hapax that brings human understanding to content. Using patented Computational Linguistic technology, Amplify reads and understands every word used in text. It identifies thesignificant topics, brands, people, perspectives, emotions, actions and timescales andpresents the findings in an actionable XML structure. Amplify is intended to be easily integrated into your applications, try the Open API today.

So if you have made it down this far, you can see we have an incredible lineup of demo’s for you to enjoy while your mingling about the incredible DC tech crowd. Big hug to our sponsors and demoing startups but check them all out for yourself and and please let us know your favorite. Be sure to set up a profile on our community companion site: I am TECH cocktail to post photos, videos and connect with people before and after the event. See you at TECH cocktail DC 4! 😉

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