TechStars Hatches First NYC Start-Up Class
TechStars on Thursday held a Demo Day for its first class of New York companies to present themselves to investors and the press.
I wasn’t able to attend in person, but wanted to post the list of companies as part of NetworkEffect’s coverage of spring Demo Days from other major start-up accelerators. (See: Y Combinator, AngelPad, 500 Startups.)
From an outsider’s perspective, there are some very trendy topics in here: loyalty and rewards, social classifieds, one that sounds like a sort of Priceline for Gilt Groupe. There’s also some non-typical incubator fare: Immersive, for example, says it can detect faces in order to target digital ads in retail stores.
These are the companies and their taglines:
Nestio: Best Web and mobile platform to organize your apartment search.
ThinkNear: Yield management for local merchants.
Immersive: Advertising technology for smarter digital signs.
Friendslist: Social classifieds.
OnSwipe: Platform for easy tablet publishing and advertising.
CrowdTwist: Social loyalty and rewards platform.
MigrationBox: Cloud data migration.
ToVieFor: Fashion plus e-commerce plus gaming.
RedRover: Peer-to-peer learning platform for enterprises.
Shelby.tv: Best way to discover and enjoy Web video.
Veri: Learn, teach, play. Online.