Boston Beta :: Third Edition
Thursday, April 19, 2012 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM (EDT)
online ticket sales end at 3 PM; door tickets will be available for $10 students, $20 general, $300 service providers — cash only
About Boston Beta
Boston Beta is New England's premier startup mixer, bringing together more than 400 founders, hackers, students, investors, designers, visionaries, enthusiasts, 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 local startups throughout the night
- Delectable finger food: Thai appetizers from Sweet Ginger
- Hosted beer and wine selection; complimentary drink for all paying attendees
- People's Choice Contest: visit startups at tables across the room, vote on your favorites, and help select a winner
|By providing a Better Calorie Counter, Bon'App creates a powerful marketing tool for the food industry; a unique monitoring device for health coaches and dietitians; and a new paradigm for food data analytics and monetization. Bon’App – The “Nielsen of Nutrition” – is an open platform (iPhone, Android, and a website). It tells you "what's in your food" in a simple language of Calories, Sugar, Salt, Bad Fat to explain it. Bon'App on your phone is voice-powered and free to users.|
|Cauzoom makes it fun and easy for you buy stuff to support your favorite causes. Why pocket a discount from a Groupon when you can give it to a group that really needs it – especially one YOU get to choose?|
|Essmart improves rural retail shop owners' businesses with products that improve their customers' lives. We piloted in southern India in January 2012 and are launching in Summer 2012. We deliver the goods.|
|FairSetup is a novel impact-based compensation model. We offer products and services to deploy FairSetup-based solutions into start-ups, growth-stage, and established companies to impact capital deployment, company culture, and management transparency.|
|GivingSomeThing lets you send real goods to nonprofits. You get to choose how your donated money is used by nonprofits, bringing you closer to the organizations you support.|
|The reality is most universities can't house all their students, yet the majority also don't offer proper resources to help ease the transition from on to off-campus housing. JumpOffCampus partners with universities to help their students find safe and affordable apartments around campus.|
|Keggstarter is a way to grow and support Boston’s local home-brewing community. Our parties will offer a unique setting where people can gather to learn about the brewing process, taste the result, and socialize in an environment focused around the art and enjoyment of brew. By connecting brewers, beer enthusiasts, and those with an interest in concocting a jug of their own, we hope to make homebrewing more fun and social.|
|Klypper introduces a new way for creative and engaging communication. Klypper’s mobile application makes it extremely simple to add text, drawings, emoticons, pictures, and audio “in the right place” inside a video and makes it easy to share it with people across social networks. Klypper’s proprietary technology makes real-time content blending scalable and achieves the fastest and most reliable uploads in the industry. Klypper’s iPhone app is available on the Apple App Store.|
|MyBetterFit MyBetterFit intelligently predicts an individual woman's side effects to different hormonal birth control to find her the best fitting drug. We are using a combination of data-mining, semantic analysis and machine learning to attempt a new kind of personalized medicine using past medical experiences and reactions to drugs as a basis for comparison rather than genetic data.|
|Smak makes life easier by turning email and social media clutter into meaningful conversations. Get all of your messaging and contacts managed in one place. Free for individuals www.mySmak.com|
|With social networks the most widely used sites on the Internet, consumers are listening to their peers, not advertising. This increase in social authority has created a new marketing framework called Social Influence Marketing (SIM). SIM is about leveraging social influencers in order to create brand awareness, consideration and sales. SplashScore helps brands leverage SIM by gamifying Facebook activity to identify and reward influential people and content on Facebook.|
|Streamcal is the twitter for calendars and upcoming events. We let users easily broadcast/share, find, and subscribe to calendars (from teams, TV shows, stores, venues, people...anything that people share!) through an innovative web-app. Get ready for the calendar revolution!|
|Sweat For A Cause is combining nonprofit fundraising & social fitness challenges in one virtual space. Our web platform is taking the concept of fitness-driven fundraising online, make charitable giving fun & engaging; one pushup at a time!|
|Vsnap makes it easy to send short video messages. People love that a Vsnap feels so much more personal than an email, and in tests, Vsnap recipients take action up to 41% more than email recipients. You can send or receive Vsnaps on the web, smartphone or tablet, and you can attach other files and links right to the video message.|
|Webcred is a global credit report for P2P marketplaces. Renting, buying, selling and sharing on the Internet requires you to trust a stranger, and they are building the global platform that provides superior trust and verification services.|
|We want women to stop settling, and we believe that providing choice is the future of fashion. Zoora is a members-only online boutique offering personalizable and custom-tailored women’s clothing from US and international designers. Members can customize their selections by altering hemlines, sleeves, necklines, or optional details.|
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org