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About Boston Beta
Boston Beta is the newest chapter of Silicon Valley's largest and longest-running startup mixer, SF Beta. Join more than 300 founders, developers, students, professors, and practitioners of capital, as we gather together for a riveting evening in Cambridge, MA — the city that brought you YCombinator and Facebook.
- Live exhibits from 20 Boston-area startups coming from the area's top universities and incubators: TechStars, MIT, Dogpatch Labs, MassChallenge, HBS, the Kauffman Foundation, and beyond.
- Free gourmet cupcakes, from Sweet
- Free coffee and espresso bar, from Voltage
- Hosted beer and wine selection
- People's Choice contest: visit startups, "invest" in your favorites, and help select a winner
- Social Drink Tickets. Buy a drink for someone you haven't met before, on us
10% of proceeds from Boston Beta, after expenses, will go toward local arts organizations.
Startup & Technology Demos
|AgileQR is a platform that uses passive subscription to allow small business owners to engage with customers or clients at a personalized level. The platform eliminates the overhead associated with serving clients a personalized experience, which leads to more conversions and a stronger customer-vendor relationship.|
|ArtVenue is changing the art market by making it simple for artists and businesses to quickly and easily organize art shows in a wide variety of spaces throughout the community. In partnership with Dogpatch Labs and MassChallenge|
|Curisma helps you discover and buy unique, tech products through personalized recommendations and deals, combining the power of community-sourcing with machine learning. In partnership with MIT|
|Dympol is a transactional advertising company delivering measurable engagement to brands by connecting advertisers directly to sports and entertainment fans with exclusive deals and benefits. Our Charitable Checkout app links brands to our network of influential people and organizations, and their followers. When fans give to celebrity-endorsed causes, they get brand-sponsored coupons and are publicly thanked by their heroes.|
|Fanfic.me provides archiving and hosting for fans who write stories about their favorite characters from TV shows, movies, books, and more. They make Fanfic as easy and feature rich as blogging.|
|Help Scout enables companies to deliver outstanding, personalized customer service that scales with the needs of a growing business. In partnership with TechStars|
|Hitchery is a mobile hitchhiking game that lets players create "hitchers" - virtual characters that travel, have adventures and collect photos by hitching rides on other players' phones. We throw a unique and fun twist into location-based apps. Hitchery was the winner of the Mobile Boston Startup Weekend in 2010, and is preparing for a fall release.|
|iCreate to Educate increases conceptual understandings in science and math for K12 students. Based on educational research out of Tufts University, iCreate delivers a freemium software that allows students to create stop-motion videos, a process which increases content retention, understanding, and engagement. Ultimately iCreate strives to be LEGO of the 21st century, giving students of all abilities an engaging and rich learning experience in every classroom. In partnership with Kauffman Foundation Education Venture Program|
|The Internet Time Machine finds hot new areas for companies to make money in before their competition can find them.|
|In a world optimized to get us to spend more and more, ImpulseSave makes it just as easy and fun to do “the right thing” with our money, as it is to spend it! In partnership with MIT|
|Founded by MIT graduates and computer science researchers, Locu is creating the world’s largest semantically-annotated repository of real-time small-business data. In partnership with Dogpatch Labs|
|Luminoso is a text analytics and understanding company out of the MIT Media Lab. We use our Insight Engine to route calls, analyze social media or survey data, and connect people together. In partnership with MIT|
|OmniStrat® is a powerful online tool that dramatically improves and simplifies the way you manage your business - through an intuitive planning and execution app with rich collaboration features. In partnership with Dogpatch Labs|
|Privy is developing an online promotions platform to enable small businesses to customize deploy and track promotions across all their online marketing channels. In partnership with Dogpatch Labs|
|Stemming.org is a blog and online community by, for, and about women in the STEM fields -- science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Members share articles, tutorials, success stories, job postings, scholarships, and prizes and support each other through the challenges of being a woman in a male-dominated field.|
|Take the Interview is an online video interviewing solution that allows recruiters and hiring managers to pre-screen candidates via asynchronous, or not live, video interviews. We are a filter between the resume review and the in-person interview and enable targeted video interviews that recruiters can review at their convenience and share with other members of their company. In partnership with Dogpatch Labs|
|The Tap Lab is a location-based gaming company. Their debut title, TapCity, is a city-building game where you take over your favorite real-world places. In partnership with TechStars|
|TurnStar helps busy businesses (like restaurants) capture guest information (phone/email) by providing a simple service - let patrons wait online, not in line. They can join the queue from anywhere via their computer or mobile phone (or still call ahead or walk in the door), and get a text when their table is ready. This increases customer service and overall spend, and allows the restaurant to track patrons rather than discarding valuable data - the wait list information. In partnership with MassChallenge|
|Yesware is an email productivity service that helps salespeople close more business. Integrated into Gmail and coming soon to mobile devices, Yesware provides email analytics, customizable templates and more to help salespeople respond to customers more effectively. For sales managers, Yesware makes training, ramp-up and activity-based reporting more effective, and gives them better insight into their team’s performance. In partnership with Dogpatch Labs|
|Zoora is the e-Harmony for garment shopping. They suit fashion to each user by providing virtual fittings and clothing customization online. In minutes you can be matched with a garment that fits your body and the style, shape, price and occasion you are looking for.|
Boston Beta Sponsors
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.
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.
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.