Archives for March 2013
Meet C.J. MacDonald, one of the founders at Herdmark. He will be pitching us at our 3/20 event on their new collaboration tool – Herdmark. Herdmark allows you to create a library of great resources that you can use, share and add.
“We thought that there was no good way to share bookmarks with your team. There are bookmarking tools, like delicious, but they don’t do anything for groups of collaborators. And there are team collaboration tools but they don’t have much if any support for bookmarks, and anyway, they do so many things that we believe that they are not used for bookmarks. We think that bookmarks hold a sort of “corporate knowledge” in an organization and for subgroups in an organization. We wanted to make a focussed tool for bookmarks”
Meet Manuel Acevedo – the CEO at Townten. He will be pitching a local search engine called Townten at our next 3/20 event. If you haven’t heard about Townten, Townten.com is a local search engine that helps you find better quality restaurants, bars and venues in San Francisco and the local Bay Area. It is currently in private beta and will be launched at SF New Tech.
“There are plenty of high-quality places to be discovered in town, but unfortunately, current local search engines use a flawed star-rating algorithm that favors large standardized places instead of higher-quality authentic local businesses. With our new technology we get rid of star-ratings and we help people discover the true topten places in town.”
Introducing Micha Benoliel – Co-founder and CEO of Open Garden. Micha was born into technology where he learned to code in basic on a Zenith PC. Well, back to Open Garden. Open Garden leverages crowdsourcing to create seamless connectivity across 3G, 4G, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. It enables users to create their own ad-hoc mesh networks with other Open Garden-enabled devices including smartphones, tablets and PCs. What’s a mesh network? Read a little about it here.
“The density of smartphones has attained a critical mass; there are now more devices to connect to the Internet than people. The ecosystem of applications gives developers access to hundreds of millions of users instantly. Open Garden is leveraging mesh networking and peer-to-peer technologies to turn everyone’s phone into an Internet node in a few clicks. With Open Garden everyone can be connected everywhere as if they were at home.”
Meet Rafe Needleman – the Platform Advocate at Evernote. Rafe will be one of our presenters pitching at our March 20 event. Evernote makes it easy to remember things big and small using your computer, phone, tablet and the web. We all need help with that, right? Well, Evernote has been known for the great apps that it connects to and Rafe will tell you more how you can get involved.