The late-summer drought in tech news has already started to lift, but the real flood is coming Monday, as a bunch of startups launch new products at the DEMOfall conference and at TechCrunch 50. Impressive companies have made their starts at both conferences, and VentureBeat will have writers at both events, banging out stories on the coolest companies as they demo.

All of the announcements are under wraps for now, but DEMO (which is a VentureBeat sponsor) has released a list of the presenters. Most of the company websites I checked out are pretty cryptic, but think of this as a sneak peek at everything you’re going to read about next week. Also, if you’re a venture capitalist and a company seems particularly exciting to you, it may be worth reaching out before the post-conference rush — after all, once they launch at DEMO, VCs have already missed the best window for early investors.

Okay, I’m just kidding. You’re probably too late already.

Here’s the list of companies, after the jump:

Old products reinvented with new technology

Internet video/television

Digital content creation/sharing


Social networking


“Next web” applications



Other categories

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