Tradepal is bringing bartering of goods back into style, this time virtually.
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.
Six out of 10 Americans will outlive their money, according to MyFinance, makers of a new product called Me&MyMoney that launched today at the DEMO Fall 2011 event in Silicon Valley.
Hiring managers know it’s hard to judge how a job candidate will come across in an interview based on their resume and cover letter. But it takes a lot of time to meet everyone who applies for a position in person, even just for a brief chat.
If you’re enjoying your 15 minutes of fame, maybe it’s time to cash in with some merchandising. MashON lets you create your own customizable, branded products and sell them on your web site.
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.
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.
Conferize aims to help you discover conferences, see who is involved with them and follow the conversations that unfold around them. The company launched an alpha version of its service today at DEMO in Silicon Valley.
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.
When it comes to customer service, waiting on hold to speak with a real person can be a source of great frustration. Hold-Free Networks, a company that aims to eliminate this annoyance, is launching at the public today at DEMO Fall 2011.
Angelsoft has been around for quite some time, and today at DEMO, the company is relaunching its global platform for deal flow management. The product is now known as Gust.
Froomerce, a startup that lets you take full advantage of marketing products through a Facebook storefront, launched at the DEMO conference today.
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 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.
A lot of companies are trying to use a combination of cloud computing and virtualization to bring down the cost of corporate computers. But Zirtu believes it has the right solution.
Fluxx, which collects data from a number of enterprise services like Salesforce.com and displays it on a unified user interface, launched today at VentureBeat’s DEMO Fall 2011 conference.
Startup incubator AngelPad will offer applicants an additional $100,000 in funding when they enter the program, bringing the incubator’s total investment in each of its 15 or so startups up to $120,000.
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.
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.
Are you an entrepreneur looking to change the world?
Guest Post 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.
Starting next week, I’ll be heading up to Canada as part of my quest to find the top entrepreneurs from around the world to launch their new technology at DEMO, the conference VentureBeat co-produces twice a year.
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.
Everloop, a social networking service aimed at children 8-13 years old (who are too young to use Facebook), just announced that it has raised $3.1 million in funding.
If you’re a tech company in the Boulder, Colo. area and are working on a new idea to launch in the next year or so, join VentureBeat and DEMO for a meetup with Foundry Group one week from Wednesday on June 15.
If you’re based in the Austin region and are looking to launch a new tech product in the near future, join us for a meetup at one of Austin’s most respected venture capital firms, Austin Ventures.
Feel like taking the world by storm?
VentureBeat will be in New York City one week from today — on Wednesday, May 11, we’ll be throwing a party at Katra Lounge (217 Bowery at Rivington).
VentureBeat and DEMO are partnering with Accel Partners, one of the hottest venture capital firms in the world (it has backed Facebook, Groupon, 99Designs, Angry Birds, Cloudera, Etsy, Diapers.com and many others).
If you’re based in New York and have the next big disruptive tech company, you’ll want to apply for a special session we’re hosting next month with one of New York’s most respected venture capital groups, RRE Ventures.
I’m delighted — actually, completely jazzed — to announce a new initiative at DEMO that will let a portion of the companies at the event launch for free.