StartX Demo Day a big success
[update] We reported this morning that StartX's demo day was today in Palo Alto. By all reports it was a big success. 17 companies presented (plus one stealth startup) -- too many to report on here-- to an impressive list of invited guests. You can watch the event yourself at http://www.justin.tv/start_x
Here are a few of the startups that presented at today's event:
- Addy http://addy.co/
Addy has chosen a pretty interesting and unique problem – one I haven’t seen addressed before: nothing less than trying to solve the problem of our world's broken street addressing system.
They envision Addy becoming an accepted, ubiquitous form of location sharing, replacing the centuries-old street addressing system in use today.
Khaled Naim, CEO of Addy, said, "60% of the people in the world still don't even have an address, and are deprived of an identity. We're approaching this problem in a very different way by allowing people to create, update, use, and administer the ‘addies’ they own, however they like.” He went on to say, “We're enabling people to use the Addy platform in a very wide variety of contexts: delivery, e-commerce, event locations, mobile businesses...really any time that a cumbersome, archaic street address would normally be used."
- Numdii www.numedii.com
NuMedii uses its predictive 'Big Data' technology to discover and enable successful development of effective new drugs. Developed at Stanford University and licensed exclusively to NuMedii, the company’s technology consists of billions of data points of ever-increasing amounts of comprehensive biological, pharmacological and clinical data. NuMedii integrates these data with network-based approaches to discover drug-disease connections and biomarkers that are predictive of efficacy. The idea is to provide pharma companies and patients with a lower cost new source of drug candidates with a much higher likelihood of becoming approved drugs.
According to NuMedii’s CEO,Dr. Gini Deshpande (pictured here), the company has filed seven provisional patent applications.
- LessThan3 http://beta.lessthan3.com/signup
LessThan3 aims to enable people to show off their real-world identity online via virtual collectibles that represent the brands, characters, and content they love. Their initial vertical is electronic music, and they say that contracts are in the hands of 1/3 of the top 300 DJs in the US and ultimately they will target the larger $200B/yr licensed collectibles industry.
Quite a range. And those were just some of the companies that presented. Here are URLs for the rest--
dermlink.md, knotch.it, cloudleaps.com, lawgives.com, xola.com, clearearinc.com, veebot.com, gaussurgical.com, roominatetoy.com, ballersbridge.com, athena.ai, pixlee.co, morpheusmedical.net, and gameclosure.com
Don't forget to watch the video at http://www.justin.tv/start_x