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DEMO Fall 2012 Conference Concludes With Disruptive Social, Infrastructure, Health and Education Technology Innovations

DEMO Hosts Insightful Conversations With Twitter Co-Founder, COO and Industry Leading Executives

SANTA CLARA, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 10/03/12 -- Day Two of the DEMO Fall 2012 Conference, world-renowned for launching the most innovative technology products in the industry, featured provocative new innovations in the areas of social, infrastructure, health and education technology, as well as insightful expert conversations about the prospects and impact of these exciting technologies and applications. Over the past two days, 77 demonstrators and six Alpha Pitch companies representing 11 countries -- from Russia to Israel to Japan -- have taken the stage to showcase today and tomorrow's most innovative technologies.

DEMO executive producer Matt Marshall hosted one-on-one conversations with Twitter Co-Founder Evan Williams, discussing lessons learned from a lifetime of entrepreneurship, and Scott Case, CEO of the Startup America Partnership, on supporting young, high-growth companies and the expansion of Startup America in regions across the U.S. Marshall also conducted a one-on-one conversation with COO George Hu about successfully funding a company and managing multiple revenue streams. Rounding out the day's speakers was The IT Buyer Perspective panel, including executives from Intuit, Fox Group and NASA, who shared insights into the needs of the modern CIO and how entrepreneurs can provide even more value.

"Whether they were addressing the growing need for digital education or the next generation of infrastructure that will connect users to their increasingly complex technologies, this year's demonstrators were impressive," said Marshall. "We look forward to watching these companies grow and witnessing the next pain points they choose to address."

Other speaker highlights from day two included top executives and expert "sages."

  • Google, Foundry Group, Telefonica Digital and Greylock Partners executives offered insights into the ever-growing social technology market;
  • IBM Venture Capital, Microsoft, Founder Institute and SoftTech VC executives discussed innovations in the infrastructure technology market;
  • Health in Reach, Rock Health and DCM executives spoke to exciting health and education technology markets.

DEMO gives both emerging and established companies from around the world the opportunity to showcase technologies in a unique forum. As part of this, Showcase winner Callision from Callision and Angel Alley winner Drink City from Drink City also took the stage.

This year's DEMO Fall product debuts in the social, infrastructure, health and education space include everything from a platform that connects college students to careers through alumni to a suite of tools that can diagnose Alzheimer's in individuals well in advance of clinical diagnosis.

Today's introductions included technologies designed for:

  • The evolving and increasingly intuitive social market;
  • The innovative infrastructure market;
  • The booming and collaborative health technology market; and
  • The much-needed education technology market.

Highlights from Day Two technology introductions included:

Social Technologies:
Apparent from Karaboo - A private and secure social network for parents of children 2-8 years old that simplifies the scheduling of playdates.
Barrel of Jobs from Barrel of Jobs - Delivers a turnkey social recruiting solution that rewards individuals to share jobs through their online networks creating exponential exposure.
Blipboard from Blipboard - A mobile app that alerts users to cool things nearby via a Twitter-like interface.
Connecting Student & Alumni through jobs from Flinja - A service platform targeted for students & alumni within colleges across the U.S.
GIViNGtrax from GIViNG gets RESULTS - A cloud-based multi-user marketplace that transacts, promotes and engages businesses, their employees and customers in giving.
Gnzo from Gnzo Inc. - Instantly compresses and transmits large volumes of video images.
Go-Matic from Go Factory, LLC - A mobile, social app that helps groups of people connect, have fun, and share the stories they experience together.
iSocialite from DreamWare - Enables users to organize their lives around daily micro-events and allows users to keep in touch with existing friends and meet new ones.
Itography from Itography LLC - Brings people and products together using a geo-based virtual item collection game; brands build loyalty, while players complete collections and earn real rewards.
KLIQ from KLIQ Mobile - Lets people connect via mobile and share video, regardless of their association with any one particular social network.
MyPref from MyPref Inc. - A preference storing and notifying application that simplifies the consumer experience and makes it more relevant.
Personalized App Discovery Engine from Hapoose - An innovative app discovery engine that provides personalized app recommendations and relieves consumer's burden in finding great apps.
RecBob from RecBob - Building the largest network of organized sports players, teams and fans by providing tools that eliminate headaches with social fun-ctionality. from Seekly LLC - Video speed dating; a five minute video chat for online daters to find out in five minutes or less if they want to meet offline.
Tellagence from Tellagence - Predicts behavior to build the best network of relationships for ultimate reach of brand messages.
SURE (SUstainable REcognition) from Sustainable Reference - A global scoring system that gauges users' sustainable impact and shares points up and down the supply chain.
Vilynx from Vilynx - A cross platform solution that manages personal videos from anywhere. from PieceWise, Inc. - A platform for crowdsourcing project plans that are open-source, reducing projects to tiny pieces, and reverse bidding on project pieces.
YouBetMe from Social Bet Inc. - Exploits both social networks and the booming mobile app economy to deliver the ultimate social experience for those who enjoy betting on simply anything.

Infrastructure Technologies:
codEnforcer from Softarex Ltd - A Cloud Enterprise Quality Software Development Environment for complete source code analysis, improvement, modification, optimization, documenting and reengineering.
Eco-Green Data Safe (EGDS) from H2Tran Inc. - Enables real-time web-scale interactive images and videos based on content analysis.
Evtron CELL from Evtron - An energy-efficient, modular, scalable storage system capable of 4.6 PB of data in one rack while still customizable to different environments.
Omnicloud from Omnicloud - The easiest way to host web projects; publishes projects quickly, runs any software stack and scales to infinity.
Momentum/Inertial powered pumps and compressors from Gravitational Systems Engineering, Inc. - Green solutions to traditional pumping or compression applications.
Nubefy from Nubefy - Addresses IT service management by providing tools and insight on how to manage cloud infrastructures efficiently through an ecosystem of providers.
TraitWareID from Acuity Systems, Inc. - Authenticates the end user and certain personality characteristics of their device to create an Identity Binding Token.

Health Technologies:
bandu from Neumitra - Develops mobile technologies to monitor and manage the effects of stress during daily life through biofeedback alerts from personalized analytics.
Novusport Interactive System from Novusport - A social media game designed to promote global sport participation, including 20 sports and 145 predefined activities.
VPC from NeuroTrack Technologies - A suite of tools that can diagnose Alzheimer's in individuals well in advance of clinical diagnosis.

Education Technologies:
Birdeez from EcoLek LLC - A mobile app and social network that allows the 48 million bird watchers in the U.S. to identify birds and then collect and share their sightings.
ICG from Innovation Choice Group LLC - A professional online network to help scientists find rapid solutions to their questions.
Learn27 from Social27 - Takes eLearning from monologue to dialogue with tools that harness the collective intelligence of everyone involved in the learning process via a Facebook-type environment. from - A software and marketing vehicle that provides experts an easy method for sharing their knowledge for compensation.

DEMOgod Award™ Winners
The DEMOgod Awards are presented to the DEMO companies that exhibit exceptional potential to thrive in the market while inspiring and stimulating the DEMO audience. Congratulations to the following companies that were honored with DEMOgod Awards during DEMO Fall 2012:

  • bandu from Neumitra
  • Birdeez from EcoLek, LLC
  • ElectNext from ElectNext
  • Flinja from Flinja
  • RentLingo from RentLingo (Alpha Pitch)
  • VPC from Neurotrack

People's Choice Award - IDG's Million Dollar Media Prize Winner
Also announced this afternoon was the winner of the People's Choice Award, which includes a $1M IDG Media Prize, an exclusive multimedia advertising package, given to a single demonstrating company that was chosen by DEMO Fall 2012 attendees. The multi-faceted media package will consist of a six-month advertising campaign promoting the launch of the selected innovations across the most relevant IDG brands including CIO, Computerworld, InfoWorld, Macworld, Network World, and PC World, among others, as well as the DEMO and VentureBeat websites. Matt Marshall honored the following company with this exciting award:

  • myube from ube

Stay connected with DEMO through the communities on the following sites:

If you're interested in attending or being a part of the DEMO Spring 2013 class, or are interested in learning more about DEMO International, please visit

DEMO Fall 2012 Sponsors
DEMO Fall 2012 Platinum Sponsors: AARP, Citrix Startup Accelerator, Microsoft BizSpark,, Porter Novelli, Square1Bank, Startup America Partnership and Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati.

DEMO Fall 2012 Gold Sponsors: ABD, The Brenner Group, Comerica Bank, Cooley LLP, Host of Ideas Funding & Awards for Startups, IBM, Invest Northern Ireland, J.P.Morgan, Merrill Lynch, NEC, Northern Trust, NASDAQ OMX, NYSE Euronext, SCALEit, SecondMarket, Silicon Valley Bank, Social Radius, TriNet, VCNetwork, William Blair and WilmerHale.

DEMO Fall 2012 Showcase Sponsors: 9Freedom, Aegis, BlueSEQ, Boingo Wireless, Bonfire, Callision, Charlie, CoPatient, CoreMobile Networks, Inc., Curvanade, Gimbal, Gorilla Expense, iKnode, KnowRe, Jamplify, Lifeproof, MePIN, MySmark, Naked Wines, NeoGeno, Percipo, The Travel Innovation Summit, Phorego, Profitero, Pumodo, Qualcomm Labs, Ready Set Sync, Remove the Background, Scrible, Sqream Technologies, The Eye Tribe, Tikkera and Zero Mail.

DEMO Fall 2012 Angel Alley: Acertiv, Bia, Bloodhound, Cloudmetrix, CoraCove, Drink City, Get Art Up, SpydrSafe and Verbble.

DEMO Fall 2012 Marketing Partners: Band of Angels, Blumberg Capital, BoogarLists, Churchill Club, Conference Guru, Conferize, CoolBlue Press, DFJ Frontier, Environmental Business Cluster, ExpertCEO, Florida Business Incubation Association, FilmAngels, Girls in Tech, Growth Nation, GuidewireLabs, Haking IT Security Magazine, HealthTech Capital Healthcare Conference 2012, Investor's Circle Fall Venture Fair & Forum, Information Technology Entrepreneur Network, Keiretsu Forum, Kloudtrack, MagicSauce Media, Marketwire, Mass Challenge, Mobile Experience Innovation Center, My Capital, The Next Women, North Bay Angels, Octane Medical Device & Investor Forum, Online Publishers Association, PariSoma Innovation Loft, Private Capital Network, Private Capital Network, Startup Maryland, Startup Missouri, Startup Texas, Tech Coast Angels, Tech Wildcatters, Technology Management, TechZulu, TEEC Angel Fund, Tribe of Angels, Ubergizmo, VentureChoice, We Blog the World, Wireless Industry Partnership and Taylor Design.

About the DEMO Conferences
Produced by the IDG Enterprise events group in conjunction with VentureBeat, the DEMO conferences in the United States, Asia, Brazil, and Africa focus on emerging technologies and new products innovations, which are hand selected from across the spectrum of the technology marketplace. The DEMO conferences have earned their reputation for consistently identifying tomorrow's cutting-edge technologies, and have served as launch pad events for companies such as Palm, E*Trade, Handspring, and U.S. Robotics, helping them to secure venture funding, establish critical business relationships, and influence early adopters. For more information on the DEMO conferences, visit

The DEMO community also benefits from the award winning DEMOletter. A weekly e-newsletter designed to reach the people who are creating companies, building products and launching new ideas, DEMOletter provides smart insight and analysis of entrepreneurial business issues. To subscribe, go to:

About IDG Enterprise
IDG Enterprise, an International Data Group (IDG) company, brings together the leading editorial brands (Computerworld, InfoWorld, Network World, CIO, DEMO, CSO, CIO Executive Council, ITworld and CFOworld) to serve the information needs of our technology and security-focused audiences. As the premier hi-tech B2B media company, we serve our reader and advertiser audiences by delivering award-winning content, community, conversation, and conversion solutions across our entire portfolio of award-winning websites, events, magazines, products and services. In addition, the CIO Executive Council is a peer advisory service that delivers on the business, technology, and leadership needs for the world's elite CIOs and their respective staffs.

Additional information about IDG, a privately held company, is available at

About VentureBeat
Founded in 2006, VentureBeat has emerged as one of the "best blogs on the web" according to The New York Times, offering readers unparalleled insight into the most relevant emerging technologies, trends, companies, and the business opportunities that they create. Led by Matt Marshall and a team of experienced journalists, the company has grown into the leading source for breaking news and in-depth reporting on a range of technology trends -- from social to mobile, small business to enterprise, clean tech, cloud services, games, and more. VentureBeat's content is sought-after by leading media channels, with syndication deals currently in place with Reuters, The Washington Post, The Motley Fool, Business Insider, and The Christian Science Monitor. The company also brings the community together several times per year with its own executive-level conferences, such as MobileBeat, CloudBeat, GamesBeat and the VentureBeat Mobile Summit. For more information, visit:

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