DEMO Fall 2013: 11 Innovative Startups That Caught eWEEK's Eye

 
 
By Chris Preimesberger  |  Posted 2013-10-18 Email Print this article Print
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

The DEMO series of conferences are among the most well-known and respected of IT startup showcases, and for good reason. It's extremely difficult to get through all the vetting stages by venture capitalists and industry experts. If your company is lucky enough to simply get invited to the event, you're already a winner. But earning any type of award at the show becomes a singular honor. DEMO Fall 2013 convened at the San Jose, Calif., Convention Center this past week to showcase the 41 companies that were selected to do presentations from hundreds of applicants. There were plenty of VCs, analysts and potential investors taking notes. One thing most of the companies had in common is that their applications are cloud-based and can be deployed on virtually any device. They involve business productivity, security, workflow and other important applications. Many companies that previously launched products at a DEMO conference went on to become highly successful, including Salesforce.com, VMware, Sun Microsystems, TiVO, E-Trade, Webex, Autonomy, Picasa, LiveVault, Fusion-io and Good Technology. Here is a list of 11 startup companies that caught eWEEK's eye at DEMO Fall, Oct. 15-17.

 
 
 
  • DEMO Fall 2013: 11 Innovative Startups That Caught eWEEK's Eye

    by Chris Preimesberger
    1 - DEMO Fall 2013: 11 Innovative Startups That Caught eWEEK's Eye
  • Contatta Streamlines Contact Management

    Businesses struggle with inaccessible silos of information, communication chaos and collaboration overload. Contatta aims to simplify and streamline business by bringing together social, workrooms, contacts, task management, newsfeeds and email into one modern digital platform that works across any device. It looked very easy and intuitive to use in a demonstration for eWEEK.
    2 - Cantatta Streamlines Contact Management
  • ArgoPay Creates Virtual 'Credit Card'

    ArgoPay has created a "credit card" that is completely virtual while creating a mobile payment network that eliminates all of the credit card processing fees. It is also easy, fast and completely secure. ArgoPay collapses the payment stack. It's a CapitalOne, Visa, SquareWallet, FirstData, Authorize.net and VeriFone all in one.
    3 - ArgoPay Creates Virtual 'Credit Card'
  • CIBI by Cerebrate Serves Up Business Intelligence

    CIBI is an integrated business intelligence package that provides storage, data integration, analytics and innovative visualizations with software as a service (SaaS) or on-premises options. Its goal is to convert raw data into actionable insights within minutes.
    4 - CIBI by Cerebrate Serves Up Business Intelligence
  • EmoVu by Eyeris Reads Facial Expressions in Real Time

    EmoVu is developing Artificially Intelligent Emotion Recognition software that reads the slightest facial expressions that people make in real time as they interact with online video or other media using a regular Webcam. It may be a lot more difficult to put one over on business associate using this!
    5 - EmoVu by Eyeris Reads Facial Expressions in Real Time
  • Hello Doctor Helps Users Manage Their Own Medical Records

    Hello Doctor is a mobile application that helps users take greater control over their health by managing medical records from multiple sources. Organized in SmartLists, the navigation options are designed to provide easy real-time access to all the information that will help users understand their medical conditions.
    6 - Hello Doctor Helps Users Manage Their Own Medical Records
  • Context by HereCandy Serves Up Localized Content

    Discover and share content based on a user's personalized interests. Context provides a new way to discover content based on your location and social feeds, to share it directly with people in your social graph and to browse the Web on your mobile device. It's a new way to personalize the Web on mobile devices.
    7 - Context by HereCandy Serves Up Localized Content
  • AptiQmobile by Ingersoll Rand Turns Smartphones Into ID Badges

    AptiQmobile turns a smartphone into a mobile credential that can then be used to open doors and other applications in lieu of a badge ID card. It is available now on Android near-field communication (NFC) devices regardless of mobile service provider.
    8 - AptiQmobile by Ingersoll Rand Turns Smartphones Into ID Badges
  • SupportPay by Ittavi Automates Child Support Payments

    SupportPay by Ittavi is an automated child support payment platform for modern parents who are required to pay child support. It streamlines the complex, time-consuming and stressful process that impacts nearly 300 million parents worldwide. With SupportPay, parents spend less time managing child support and more time focused on raising their children.
    9 - SupportPay by Ittavi Automates Child Support Payments
  • MainFrame2 Moves Applications to the Cloud

    Mainframe2 is a cloud platform that enables any software application to run in a Web browser with no plug-ins required. It's designed as an easy way for thousands of software vendors and enterprises to transition to the cloud.
    10 - MainFrame2 Moves Applications to the Cloud
  • Sekur.me Delivers Secure Online Payments

    Sekur.me is a new-gen online payment and two-factor-authentication service. It claims to reduce payment friction at checkout pages and increases online revenue by 20 percent. Every transaction is verified by a unique mobile fingerprint that the company claims cannot be falsified.
    11 - Sekur.me Delivers Secure Online Payments
  • SnoopWall Blocks Malicious Apps

    SnoopWall positions itself as the world's first countersurveillance software. It helps consumers, families and enterprises protect personal privacy on all of their computing devices, including smartphones, tablets and laptops. SnoopWall's patent-pending IT augments endpoint security solutions by detecting and blocking malicious apps.
    12 - SnoopWall Blocks Malicious Apps
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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