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Boston Beta :: Student Startup Edition


Thursday, February 9, 2012 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM (EST)

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online ticket sales end at 3 PM; door tickets will be available for $10 students, $20 general, $300 service providers — cash only

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About Boston Beta

Boston Beta is a quarterly get-together for founders, hackers, students, investors, designers, visionaries, media professionals, and more.

Join us for a stimulating evening of conversation, talks, and startup demos, focused around greater Boston's early-stage startup and technology community. Details: 

  • Live exhibits from sixteen student-run startups throughout the night
  • Cookies from Sweet Idea and mediterranean apps from Boston Kebab 
  • Hosted beer and wine selection; complimentary drink for all paying attendees
  • People's Choice Contest: visit startups, vote on your favorites, and help select a winner
  • Dress code: indoor sunglasses are the new socks-with-sandals

A private investor hour will be held from 5-6 pm; angels and VCs please email kara@betaltd.org to participate.

Demo Theme: Student Startups

As the world's education capital, Boston's students are creative, sharp, and wickedly smart. Our February event provides students with an exclusive venue to showcase their startups before investors, peers, and members of the community. We invite students from across Boston's many universities to bring their startup, show it off, and see what happens.

Boston Beta Demos 

AfterSteps AfterSteps is an online end-of-life planning service that simplifies death preparation, just like TurboTax does for tax preparation. AfterSteps enables users to create a complete end-of-life plan, store it, and then transfer it to designated family members upon death, ensuring that they have this critical information when they need it most.
Bustle Bustle is developing a platform for any community to create an online marketplace. These marketplaces replace the pain of traditional online classifieds and generate revenue for the community.
CloudTop CloudTop connects your online files to your online applications, seamlessly. Looking and working just like your desktop, you can open a Dropbox file into Google Docs, edit it, and save it back into Dropbox. This and hundreds of other integrations to work with your files without ever leaving the browser.
Greenbean Recycle Greenbean Recycle is a software technology company that aims to increase recycling rates by incorporating real time analytics, gaming and social media into its unique reverse vending machine and website process.
Jebbit, Inc. Jebbit allows companies to create questions highlighting their products and rewards college students for correctly answering these questions. They direct traffic to a company's online content for free, and only charge them on a cost-per-correct-answer (CPCA) basis, meaning they only pay for engagement. College students can keep the money they earned for themselves, redeemable as cash, or multiply it for more money at the companies they learn about.
KangaCruise KangaCruise is an online travel agent that deals exclusively with cruises. They plan to modernize all aspects of the cruise industry from discovery, to booking, to the onboard and shore excursion experience.
Luvn Luvn' local is a provider of loyalty services to locally owned small businesses. They digitize loyalty for merchants and reward consumers for shopping locally.
Ministry of Supply Ministry of Supply was founded by 5 MIT Students in 2010. They combine MIT engineering with fashion forward style, with a focus on performance and comfort.
Notely Notely is a college Note-taking service that hires students to take notes within their classes. They then create beautiful weekly guides that make the concepts and material more approachable and easier to understand.
OrigiArt OrigiArt is creating an online marketplace exclusively catering to student artists. Students are constantly creating amazing artwork that usually gets stored away in closets and basements or given to family members. OrigiArt can provide a marketplace for affordable and original artwork, while at the same time teaching artists how to make painting their profession.
Phil Labs Phil is a sophisticated faucet attachment that automatically fills sinks to a customizable, pre-set level. This device both saves time and reduces water waste in high-output commercial kitchens, residential settings, and other applications.
quiyk quiyk is an athletic apparel company founded and operated by Eric Wahl and Matt Lowe, two students at Emerson College in Boston. quiyk specializes in quidditch apparel and is the current provider of athletic apparel for the International Quidditch Association, the governing body for the sport. In addition to quidditch apparel, quiyk also manufactures and sells general athletic apparel.
Roof For Two For two-wheeler riders in India who ride daily through rain, sun, or cold, Roof For Two eliminates travel irritation with an affordable and stylish riding canopy.
The Thingdom The Thingdom is building a website that lets people share the things they have and want with their friends. They want to connect people around things, like Foursquare connects people around places.
trint.me trint.me is a software platform where users express their true intentions (friendly, professional or romantic) for specific people in their network without fear of rejection, ridicule, regrets or risking their current relationship. If there is a match of intentions, both people know about it. If there is no match, neither one knows about the other's intentions.

Boston Beta Sponsors

A local technology-meets-art start-up, The Collaborative Electronic Mixed Media Institute [CEMMI] brings forth an innovative model of grouping the Boston creative community with those seeking to learn new forms of audio/visual mediums in an experimental, classroom environment. Currently stationed in the Artisan's Asylum, CEMMI hosts educational seminars, lectures, skill-shares, jams, workshops, and live performances while providing shared resources to its members. To learn more, visit us on the web at CEMMI.org.

McCarter & English, LLP is a firm of over 400 lawyers with offices in Boston, Hartford, Stamford, New York City, Newark, Philadelphia and Wilmington. In continuous business for more than 160 years, the firm is among the oldest and largest law firms in the United States, servicing clients ranging from Fortune 100 companies to mid-market and emerging growth companies to individuals.

Paggala (Harvard University) is an online marketplace that connects travelers to locals. They provide travelers with an easy way to interact with locals and to gain knowledge of a city's resources and culture through creative and customizable tours. Their goal is to expand the idea of a “tour” to include the interests, hobbies, skills, or specialist knowledge from the local community.

Parallactic Consulting works wizardry with your data! They design and program a custom database based on your needs, and visualize and display the data in the most appropriate format -- whether it’s plotting locations on a map, displaying a webpage of sortable search results, or graphing sales data in an interactive view.


SendGrid's cloud-based email infrastructure relieves businesses of the cost and complexity of maintaining custom email systems. SendGrid provides reliable delivery, scalability and real-time analytics along with flexible API's that make custom integration a breeze.


SoftLayer is the innovation leader in on-demand web hosting and data center services. As the largest hosting company in the world, SoftLayer lets customers create Cloud, Dedicated, or seamlessly integrated computing environments, leveraging world-class data centers in Dallas, Houston, San Jose, Seattle, and Washington D.C., and network Points of Presence nationwide.


For more information on sponsoring Boston Beta or events in our other cities, drop a line to sponsorship@betaltd.org

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When & Where

Microsoft NERD Center
1 Memorial Dr.
Cambridge, MA 02142

Thursday, February 9, 2012 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM (EST)

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