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5.15: SF New Tech: Gigwalk, Nifty, Chartio, Logbar, Joy Sprouts, & more!

 SF New Tech
WEDNESDAY, May 15, 2013
  chartio Chartio Dave Fowler, Founder & CEO Chartio is building the best interface to data. Simple to set up and easy to use, explore the worlds most popular data sources in real-time by working with your database, not a data warehouse. With Chartio, anyone can build beautiful dashboards and visualizations and share them across the organization. // @chartio   nifty Nifty Daniel Wang, CEO Nifty is a mobile-centric, social marketplace where users give & trade items with people they know, as well as donate to charities.  Charities and other organizations use Nifty to create awareness, advertise current needs and raise funds. // @NiftyApp Joy Sprouts Joy Sprouts Leo Lau, Co-founder & Executive Director The tablet marketplace offering educational content for kids ages 2-6!  Joy Sprouts is the first ever app in the market that offers: i)a store for content purchase, as well as content delivery within the app in a single-app solution; ii)personalized profiling and progress tracking using an authoritative standard, the holistic U.S. Head Start Child Development and Early Learning Framework published by U.S. Department of Health and Human Services; The two unique value propositions significantly reduce the fiction for parents discovering new content, as well as, making purchase decisions. // @joysprouts   Gigwalk Gigwalk Matt Crampton, CTO & Founder Gigwalk is the world’s largest on-demand mobile workforce, connecting businesses large and small to their very own smartphone army to get work done anywhere. Since its launch in May 2011, Gigwalk has become the leader in completing temporary field work, having performed 3.5 million tasks to date in over 6,500 cities across the US, Canada and Puerto Rico. Over 280,000 Gigwalkers use the Gigwalk smartphone app to earn money doing work such as store audits, location inspections, customer interviews, field photography, usability testing and much more. For more information, visit or email // @gigwalk  
Logbar Logbar Takuro Yoshida, CEO Logbar is a unique bar in Tokyo where each customer receives an iPad when they walk in the door to interact with the bartenders/servers and to receive additional services. Services include a Communication System where customers can communicate with each other inside the bar by clicking "Like!" & "Cheers!" buttons or sending comments; an Auto Recommendation System that analyzes each customer's drink preferences and sends recommendations; and, an Original Cocktail Making System allowing customers to build their own drinks that will be published for all to see. If other customers order your original cocktail, you will receive 50 cents as a reward!  Our goal is not just opening a bar, but customizing and expanding our iPad system to other social places, such as stores, restaurants, cafés, etc. The possibilities are infinite!  
Microsoft just launched the preview of their new, modern email service It brings a fresh and intuitive design, it connects your email to useful information from Facebook, Twitter LinkedIn, it gives you a smarter inbox with the power of Office and SkyDrive, and since email is personal, it keeps you in control of your private data. Folks from the team will be at SFNT to show you the product, answer your questions and, of course, provide some swag. See it in action at Our good friend Eric Ferraro is back! As a Shareholder at the law firm of LeClairRyan, Eric focuses his practice on the representation of private and public emerging and growth companies in the technology and digital media sectors as well as investors and financial services firms that focus on those industries. LeClairRyan is well-known as an entrepreneurial law firm that provides business counsel and client representation in matters of corporate law and high-stakes litigation. If you're in need of counsel for your startup call Eric first.
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