DEMOfall 08 Concludes as 72 New Products Enter the Market; New Products, DEMOgods, and a People’s Choice Award Close Out a Flawless DEMOfall 08
SAN DIEGO, CA – September 10. 2008 – This evening the DEMO Conferences closed out another successful show with an entrepreneur-studded dinner and the announcing of the DEMOgods of DEMOfall 08. Day two at the conference was just as packed as opening day with 27 new products giving live 6-minute presentations. Co-hosted by Chris Shipley, emerging technology analyst and DEMO executive producer and Carla Thompson, senior analyst at Guidewire Group, this DEMOfall 08 was the biggest and most successful in recent history.
"At every DEMO I'm amazed to see the dedication, enthusiasm and energy of the demonstrators and this year was no exception," Shipley said. "The event was thick with entrepreneurial spirit. I am honored to have met and worked with this class of demonstrators as they push the rest of the technology industry into the future. It is going to be exciting tracking and watching the successes of these companies for years to come."
Among today's product line-up were:
— a digital tool that combines DNA and social networks to build your family tree.
— a device that saves money and energy across multiple industries including gas and oil, automotive and HVAC.
— a shared technology that enables you to measure your impact on the world.
— a browser add-on that semantically tags pages and makes them easy to search and find.
— software that helps you intelligently manage data flow.
Highlights from today's technology introductions include:
Getting Embedded with Social Networks
— Accordia Group LLC Accordia RM – a Client Relationship Manager system built on an integrated search and visualization platform.
— Arsenal Interactive LLC HeyCosmo – a private concierge from the Web or mobile phone.
— Koollage, Inc. – publish and distribute mixed multimedia through a portable mini-blog.
It's Easy Being Green
— Mapflow, LTD Avego – a gadget that turns your private car into a rid-share.
And It's Getting Easier to Manage the Green, Too
— Rudder, Inc. – brings syndication to personal finance with updates sent to your email.
— Green Sherpa – an easy-to-use personal finance management software.
Web 2.0 Meets Enterprise
— BizEquity Corp – a free service delivering estimates and valuations for small businesses.
— Quantivo Corp. – new approach to data scanning focusing on the relationships among the data.
PlanDone, Inc. Project Collaboration Services – project collaboration with dynamic communication and collaboration capabilities.
Defining The Next Web
— iWidgets, Inc. – enables websites to deliver social ads.
— TetraBase, LLC. TetraBase SDT – improves performance in regional databases by analyzing the operational rules of data and mapping it.
— Rebus Technology, Inc. Recollect Desktop – helps users find documents from multiple sources including faxes, email, documents spreadsheet and PDfs with a click of a button.
DEMOgod Award(TM) Winners
Every DEMO it is a challenge to identify the best, out of a best-in-class show of tech's future market leaders. The coveted DEMOgod Awards are given to those who entertain, excite and intrigue and clearly demonstrate the power of their new product or technology. This DEMOfall Chris Shipley honored 9 companies wit DEMOgod awards.
Awind, Inc. mobiShow
Cerego LLC, iKnow!
Invision TV, LLC
Maverick Secure Mobile
Sim Ops Studio, Inc.
UGA Digital, Inc. YouGotPhoto
An even greater honor is to be recognized by your peers and the DEMO People's Choice Award is given to the product that was voted for by the attendees. The DEMOfall 08 People's Choice Award goes to:
Plastic Logic, Ltd.
DEMOfall 08 Sponsors and Partners
AngelSoft, ARX, Band of Angels, Boogar Lists, Comerica Bank, Conference Guru, Connect Public Relations, Cooley Godward, Cornerstone Angels, CVCA, Data Essence, digsu, Emerging Tech Accelerator, Ethos Networks, Eye to Eye Communications, Financing Partners, Funding Universe, funp, Golden Capital Network, Goldmail, Granite, Guidewire Group, homeit.com, IDG Venture logo, Illinois Venture Capital Association, Investors Circle, Israeli Venture Association (IVA), Jmap, Kansas Women's Business Center, Keiretsu Forum, Mashable, Merrill Corp, Microsoft, MicroArts, Missouri Venture Forum, mmode, mPortico, myOwnRealEstate.com, NEC, Network World, New England Venture Network, Newfoundland & Labrador Angel Network, NSF, NuConomy – pending, NVCA, OCTANe, OpSource, Orange County Venture Group, Porter Novelli, Ppolis, PR Newswire, Private Capital Network, Pulse2.com, Qualcomm, Read Write Web, RMVCA, San Diego Venture Group, Sentrigo, SF New Tech, Silicon Valley Bank, Start, Tech Coast Angels, Tech Confidential, The Deal, Tufin Networks, Ubergizmo, UBS, VCJ, VCN Network, Venture Deal, VentureBeat, wacanai.com, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, WIP
About the DEMO
DEMO, a unit of IDG, is the launchpad for emerging technologies both as conferences in the U.S., Europe, and China and as a news and information Web site http://www.demo.com/. Emerging technologies and new products introduced at DEMO conferences are hand-selected from the spectrum of the global technology marketplace. DEMO conferences have earned a reputation for consistently identifying technologies that will disrupt current markets and change how people use digital technologies. New technologies are introduced at DEMO conferences by start-ups and established companies such as Google, VMWare, salesforce.com, Palm, Yahoo!, Leapfrog, Apple, IronPort, HP and thousands of others. More than 2,065 breakthrough products — from consumer favorites like Skype, Slingbox, and TiVo to top development platforms such as Sun's Java, Qualcomm's Brew, and IBM's Pervasive — have debuted at DEMO during the past 18 years. DEMO conferences and news coverage are where digital entrepreneurs and investors change the game and stay ahead of the curve.
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