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Demo: Care for a senior citizen with SenseAide, a video & health monitoring tool

Two and a half years ago, Sri Rao’s mother-in-law had a stroke. The event left her with almost no mobility on her left side — and with a great need for the attention of caregivers.
“It turned all of our lives upside down,” Rao told VentureBeat. And ultimately, the stroke inspired and motivated Rao to start working on Senseaide, a startup that focuses on the health needs of senior citizens and the information needs of their caregivers.

neighboroil

Demo: A revolution in home utilities, NeighborOil promises lower prices through group buying power

Oil means more than just gasoline. For many folks, it’s also how they heat their homes.
NeighborOil is a startup that’s reexamining how communities buy oil for heating and helping consumers negotiate for better prices and better service. And starting today, it’s bringing its revolutionary model to a wide range of residential utilities, including electricity and natural gas.

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Demo: With OLogic, your iPhone can power a two-wheeled, music-playing robot

If you dream of robots and wake to your smartphone, have we got a treat for you: robotics company OLogic is launching the AMP (that’s Automated Music Personality), a two-wheeled, self-balancing, musical robot powered by your smartphone or MP3 player.
AMP will follow you around and plays your music for you. You can either attach your iPod or other digital music player to its back, or you can stream your tunes via Bluetooth from your phone. AMP also comes with mobile apps for iPhone and Android to control the bot and your music.

Demo: Métier mines text to improve a company’s performance

In large companies, it’s all too easy for employees to duplicate work or fall out of sync with the company’s strategy. Métier’s workforward product uses natural language processing (NLP) and semantic matching to help managers find the right employee to work on a project, speed up project planning and ensure that company strategy is actually being executed.

upverter

Demo: Upverter is the perfect tool for open-source hardware

Open-source hardware has one big stumbling block: How do you get distributed teams from around the world working together on the same prototype?
Open-source software communities have myriad tools for writing code together and sharing it all over the place. But creating and sharing hardware together has been a bit more problematic.
Enter Upverter, which handily makes hardware design free, open, web-based and collaborative.

Demo: We Are Cloud brings Business Intelligence to the masses

Smaller businesses often can’t afford a traditional enterprise Business Intelligence (BI) tool, nor do they have the in-house IT staff to administer and query it. We are Cloud is launching Bime 3.0, a cloud-based business intelligence tool specifically for these small to medium sized businesses, at DEMO today.

Here’s the list of Demo Fall 2011 presenting companies

Here’s the list of presenting companies at the Demo Fall 2011. This year’s class of scores of companies will present on stage on Tuesday and Wednesday at the Hyatt Regency hotel in Santa Clara, Calif. The company names are listed, followed by the name of the product or service if it is different.

Stanford University

Stellar students: Present at Stanford for a spot at DEMO

You know how “whipper snappers” always tend to know how to use those “new fangled” devices? We think they are ahead of the curve as well. That is why DEMO created AlphaPitch for College and is extending its talent search to Stanford on July 20th.

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DEMO: Scholarship deadline approaches, tiered pricing available

Today, technology startups are going to market without a venture dime to their name. The DEMO Conference understands that a lot of great startups are bootstrapped, which is why we introduced the DEMO Scholarship Partner Program. Twenty startups that have raised less than $500,000 will receive a full ride to the same conference that launched Salesforce, TiVo, E-Trade, Netscape and more. Furthermore, 10 angel-funded companies that have received less than $1.5 million in seed funding will be offered partial scholarships.

It's FREE

DEMO UPDATE: New tiered pricing plan AND scholarships!

Almost everyone needs the occasional leg up, but sometimes just putting your right foot forward can be tough. The DEMO Conference is aiming to fix that with the DEMO Scholarship Partner Program. Twenty startups that have raised less than $500,000 will receive a full ride to the same conference that launched Salesforce, TiVo, E-Trade, Netscape and more. Furthermore, 10 angel-funded companies who have received less than $1.5 million in seed funding will be offered partial scholarships.

Pinger

Pinger takes on Apple's iMessage with launch of Textfree Web

Pinger, a startup offering free text and voice messaging, has launched Textfree Web, a service that aims to blur the lines between SMS and mobile IM. Anyone with access to a web browser can text any mobile number from the U.S. and more than 18 other countries. Messages with photos can also be sent gratis.

Andrew Gazdecki at DEMO

5 reasons you should launch at DEMO

DEMO is like the Super Bowl of startups. It’s a rare moment where all the bright lights are on your company, your team, and most importantly, your product. People are in attendance to see how your company could potentially change the world. While you’re there you can literally feel the energy in the air. If you’re a startup looking to launch a product, here are five reasons to consider DEMO as your launch pad… even if you don’t think you can develop the product in time.

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Seattle companies: Get feedback from Madrona next week

If you’re a tech company in the Seattle region and are considering launching your product over the next year or so, you should join us next week for a meetup at one of Seattle’s most respected venture capital firms, Madrona Venture Group.