I headed to Boston yesterday and after a long day of hectic travel due to some nasty summer storms I co-hosted TECH cocktail Boston 2. The event attracted a couple hundred dedicated Boston TECH cocktailers. Thank you to everyone that made their way out through the rain. Six Boston area startups demoed at TECH cocktail Boston 2 and they are highlighted in this article.
The following six startups showed off to the rest of the Boston technology community.
AmpIdea - Founder Praful Mathur, a student at University of Illinois, has been dedicating all his time this summer to developing and deploying the AmpIdea interactive taxi cab advertising platform in the Boston Area. In talking to Praful I was impressed with the interactive content and usefulness of touchscreen device. It sounds like the next step for them is to get some funding so if you are VC you might want to check them out.
Modiv Media - Modiv Media is taking a different approach to grocery store self-checkout. Modiv founder Matt Volpi showed off its shopper device software which empowers grocery shoppers to scan the products they are going to purchase while they shop. The product serves behavioral targeted product deals and savings while shoppers shop. Currently the product is looking to out in super market near you.
Totspot - Are babies blogging? No exactly. Totspot offers an great way for parents to blog and share photos and memories with the rest of the Web or privately to family and friends. It is like a baby book online for your baby. If you have a baby on the way you may want to get your baby's blog setup today.
VendorCity - Startups listen up as this could be helpful as VendorCity offers a place to find, rate and recommend local vendors. Let's say you run a business and you need to find good legal help, VendorCity could be of assistance. VendorCity is not your classic directory site as it leverages sophisticated technology to assist in recommending the best vendor for your needs. VendorCity is currently taking on the east coast but with time looks to expand to the rest of the US markets.
WebNotes - WebNotes’ mission is to revolutionize the way people collect, organize, and share information on the Internet. With WebNotes, users can annotate web pages with highlighters and sticky notes, organize their notes into projects and categories, and share annotated web pages with friends and colleagues. WebNotes is an essential tool for anyone reviewing products online, gathering market data, or conducting any type of web research. Currently in private Beta, WebNotes opened up its registration to TECH cocktail participants during the event.
Youcastr - YouCastr is making following sports more personal and social by enabling anyone to broadcast live audio commentary, create sports talk shows, and interact with other fans in real-time. YouCastr is platform to broadcast live audio (and soon video) for long tail sports, such as high school and amateur sporting events. So if you want to cover the glory days of high school or college sports YouCastr is the place to go.