The TechStars NYC Demo Day went down this morning, and thirteen new companies have officially come to market, ranging from a Pinterest for places, a social wireless MVNO, and a mobile workforce communication product, to a social network for trades and transactions, a moving industry disruptor, and a leisure class aggregator.
Some are venturing into a brand new world, leveraging social media… → Read More
There’s no such thing as pay-as-you-go with a mobile hotspot. It just doesn’t exist. You pay for a monthly package, just like you would with a smartphone, and a chunk of it almost always goes unused come the end of the month. But the first-ever pay-as-you-go hotspot package has just hit the market straight out of the TechStars NYC Demo day, and it’s called Karma.
Lua, a company focused on enhancing communication and project management within mobile workforces, has just launched out of beta today at the Techstars NYC Demo Day. The software allows any mobile workforce, from a production crew on a film set to construction workers to salespeople, to communicate throughout the day on their smartphones. It’s a messaging platform, at its core, that facilitates… → Read More
Today at the TechStars NYC Demo Day, Pickie launched on to the scene. At its core, it’s an iPad magazine that is totally personalized based on all brand mentions from friends and the people you follow. Nothing’s stronger than the power of word of mouth, and with social networks abounding, bringing those personal recommendations online only makes sense.
One thing small businesses struggle with most is bookkeeping — it’s tedious, time-consuming, and it can be really confusing come tax season. Because of this, most folks turn to bookkeepers to do the dirty work for them, at a cost of hundreds of dollars a month. That’s where 10sheet comes in.
The old model, which involves a traditional bookkeeper, leaves people hauling stacks of paper to their… → Read More
More often than not, a crowdsourced answer is the right one. Just take a look at Estimize — the anonymous user base of 6,500 users is more accurate than Wall Street 67 percent of the time when estimating the trajectory of a company’s stock. So it only follows that brands would want to harness this type of data, which is why PopTip has just launched into existence at TechStars NYC Demo Day. → Read More
He’s covered the conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq, and was nominated for a 2012 Academy Award for his documentary, “Hell And Back Again.” But he’s ready to tackle a new space: technology. His company, ConditionOne, has created a video player for the iPad and iPhone that offers a full 180 degree view, allowing the user to pan or tilt the device to look… → Read More
The best way I know how to explain Wander is that it’s a love child between the information of Yelp and the beauty of Pinterest, but for all places.
The idea is that you share places that are meaningful to you, whether it be your first date with your wife, places you have fun at, and places you wish you could go. The compilation of these things is called a Wanderlog. According to founder Jeremy… → Read More
Class. Most of us spend our entire teenage and early adult life trying to get out of it, only to realize that going to a class and learning something new is a walk in the park compared to a life with bills, professional responsibility, and a generally over-obligated existence. But Classtivity has an answer: a class.
See, founder Payal Kadakia was a dancer her entire life, before attending MIT. → Read More
These days, everyone can be a publisher. All you need is something to publish, and you can throw that thing on a Tumblr, a WordPress blog, or even publish it as an eBook. There are plenty of channels through which you can offer your creations to the world, but layout continues to be an issue.
Marquee aims to change all that. Launching today at the TechStars NYC Demo day, Marquee is offering a… → Read More
A new mobile social network of sorts has launched out of beta today at the TechStars NY Demo Day, looking to make transactions between friends a bit easier. Truth is, people have lots of stuff that they don’t need, but it feels wasteful to throw it away and it’s exhausting to try and sell it, especially to a total rando from Craigslist.
Technology is all about looking to the future, but with so many different virtual identities and social networks it’s tough to keep track of who you’ve spoken with and where you’ve been. The Rewind.Me iOS app wants to change all that, and let you dive into your past experiences to enjoy them once again.
The idea is simple. Imagine you went to a delicious Greek restaurant in March around one… → Read More
The moving industry is ripe for disruption. Customers currently have to get a salesperson to come out and visit the house, inspect belongings, and offer up a quote. To shop around, you’d have to repeat this process over and over again. But one of the companies out of TechStars NYC Demo Day, Moveline, streamlines the process by letting you do everything online.
What do you get when you put an AIDS activist, an actor and two technologists in a coffee shop? An idea to make the world a better place. Their project, part of this year’s TechStars, is called Smallknot and it lets you invest a small amount into local businesses. When the business has made its improvements or bulked up its whiskey collection, you can request a gift or repayment in… → Read More