Tech Cocktail’s San Diego Mixer & Startup Showcase Recap

July 1, 2013

2:56 pm

Analog Bar, in the historic Gaslamp District, played host to Tech Cocktail’s San Diego Mixer & Startup Showcase last Thursday. The San Diego tech scene donned their West Coast business attire – aka jeans and button downs – and got together for a great night of networking, pitching, and showcasing.

The reader’s choice for best startup went home with Brandisty, while Forward Metrics and SlimSurveys tied for best pitch. Win or lose though, every startup that showed up had something potent to offer the crowd, and the level of passion was through the roof.

“As an aspiring want-treprener, I learned some great tactics about how to make a great pitch,” says San Diego local Eddie Kollar. “I am actually using a lot of these startups to help get myself started, and the San Diego tech scene offers great support.”

After a warm welcome from Tech Cocktail CEO Frank Gruber, the pitches began, and the crowd got excited as the San Diego startups hit the stage.

Blurtopia: A polling platform that helps users ask and explore the big questions in life with a succinct rating system.

Brandisty: A brand storage and distribution solution for managing storage and access of brand related assets.

Forward Metrics: A two-platform suite – FM Navigator and Client Navigator – designed to help businesses and consultants build strategic plans and stick to them.

Locbit: A platform designed for smart TVs that gives full control of said TV to a smartphone without downloading any apps. A product that makes it simple for companies to develop a brand while showcasing the atmosphere of their culture, workspace, and team to engage top talent.

Pick 2 Pay: A mobile and web platform that helps users manage specific credit card rewards while accumulating savings for purchases made online or at the store.

SlimSurveys: An efficient way to complete surveys in 30 seconds or less from web or mobile platforms.

Portfolium: An academic portfolio that brings the job interview process up to speed with the technological world via a visual presentation of students’ work.

Babblr: Unfortunately they did not make the show, but they offer a real-time chat function add-on for Tumblr.

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Will is a Senior Writer with Tech.Co, based out of America's Finest City: San Diego. He covers all territory West of the Mississippi river, digging deep for awesome local entrepreneurs, companies, and ideas. He's the resident Android junkie and will be happy to tell you why you should switch to the OS. When he's off the clock, Will focuses his literary talent on the art of creative writing...or you might find him surfing in Ocean Beach. Follow Will on Twitter @WJS1988

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