Get Ready for DEMO Fall 2012


We’ll be at DEMO Fall 2012, to share the stories of startups and bring you close to the innovation happening in the disruptive technology scene. You can follow along for updates on this blog, or visit our main site for a live video feed that will be set up for Tuesday and Wednesday, October 2-3.

We are going to focus some special attention on twelve companies that will be at the BizSpark pavilion during the event. Here is a list of those companies and where they focus their energies. In the two columns on the far right you see whether they are a BizSpark One or a BizSpark Plus company, and the parts of the Microsoft Stack they specialize in.

Play My Tone

Mobile

Israel

Play My Tone is an innovative company from Israel who are building a new experience of engagement with digital music. Play My Tone’s main differentiator resides in its ability to dismiss all annoying technical difficulties and user frustrations associated with digital music mixing, leaving the user to play with the fun stuff only. Powered by patent pending novel technology, the company’s product Tonify allows the most unskilled user to mix his favorite music into multi-layer, personalized hi-fi mix in less than 30 seconds and legally share it with his friends.  Play My Tone actually introduces a new level of engagement with digital music, which stands out compare to other digital music apps currently on the different app stores.  PlayMyTone is a MAW company.

BizSpark, BizSpark+

Win 8, Win Phone, Azure

 

Social27

Business Applications

United States

Social27 is social software startup located in Redmond (Seattle). The Social27 suite of products includes event software, eLearning, virtual job fairs and online community solutions. Their software as a service solutions are developed and delivered on Microsoft’s cloud platform Windows Azure.    The latest solution being showcased at DEMO is the Eventbrite for eLearning. The company’s solution aims to Ignite virtual classrooms with a social learning experience like no other. It enables users to plan, schedule, sell / conduct classes and reward students.

BizSpark

Windows 8, Windows Azure, MS Office, MS Office 365, Microsoft Expression, Silverlight, .NET Visual Studio, ASP.NET, C++.NET

 

Zepppelin

Cloud Infrastructure

United States

Zepppelin builds activity streams for small businesses. The solution allows communication and collaboration on important messages from cloud based applications – all in one place. Zeppelin’s product is analogous to a Twitter stream with important updates from teams and several other cloud applications used in the workplace such as CRM, Analytics, Support and project management tools etc. Beside regular updates, users can get a short daily / weekly summaries and snapshots on how a business is really progressing, how many deals in the pipeline, etc.   

BizSpark, BizSpark +

.NET, Sliverlight, SQL Server,      Windows 8, Windows Phone

 

Trinity Bidding

Business Applications

China

Trinity Bidding provides cloud bidding and procurement solutions to small medium enterprises. Trinity Bidding Procurement Platform allows enterprise procurement teams to have a global perspective with its multi-language and multi- currency capabilities. The solution is flexible and offers collaborative sharing, powerful analytic tools and link to a supplier and product catalogs. The company has offices in Paris, Hong Kong and Singapore.

BizSpark

.NET, SQL Server, Silverlight, Windows Phone, Windows Azure

 

phorego

Mobile

Canada

Phorego is focused on building a social transport ecosystem. Users post their desired trip (and for the drivers, the desired fee and travel range) and Phorego’s matching engine will match riders and drivers. Matches will be notified to the users in real time. Potential riders and drivers can then select the appropriate match(es) and ‘like’ it/them. If the match also ‘likes’ back, the trip is confirmed. The driver can then pick up the rider at the appointed time and place. Phorego will be available globally on major platforms e.g. Windows Phone, Apple iPhone, Android Phone, Windows 7 and Windows 8.

BizSpark

.NET, SQL Server, Windows Azure, Windows Phone,  MS Dynamics (Great Plains & Navision)

Gorilla Expense

Business Applications

United States

Gorilla Expense takes the pain out of travel expense reporting for companies and employees by automating the expense management process. As companies seek ways to reduce travel related costs, the top companies understand that they must adopt a mature travel management policy that can be incorporated into an effective enterprise-wide automated solution. Gorilla Expense track travel spending in detail. With ease of implementation, ability to interface with ERP systems and array of configurable features, companies that use Gorilla Expense comply and cut costs.

BizSpark

.NET, Sliverlight, SQL Server, Windows Phone, Windows Azure, Windows 8

CURVANADE

Cloud Infrastructure/Mobile

Sweden

Curvanade based in Sweden have developed a BaaS (Backend as a Service) product: easy to use, fast and powerful backend that will take care of everything on the Server side for Mobile App Developers so they can focus on building rich apps. CurvanadeMobile is a game shifter when it comes to Mobile App Development. No more headache about how to store, search and push data. The founders are both ex-Microsoft employees and are leveraging Microsoft’s latest technologies including Windows Phone, Windows Azure and Windows 8.

BizSpark

.NET, Sliverlight, Windows Phone, Windows 8, Windows Azure

Structum, Inc.

Cloud Infrastructure

United States

Structum is specializing in cloud computing and web technologies, with the mission to help startups and small companies improve their execution through cloud automation. Structum provides iKnode, a real-time back-end cloud platform for secure, flexible and scalable services built for mobile and web applications. iKnode helps businesses use the cloud to improve their applications without the need of a big budget and the skillset required to be successful in the cloud.  Specialties are distributed Systems, enterprise systems Integration, cloud computing, software Development

BizSpark

.NET, Silverlight, Window 8

SQream Technologies

Cloud Infrastructure/Big Data

Israel

SQream is an Israeli company focused on the Big Data space with patent pending technology that runs large and/or complex data analytics extremely fast with massive parallel processing using GPUs boosting analytic engine performance. The company’s revolutionary technology enables processing and analyzing large volumes of data significantly faster than leading DBMSs and analytics solutions on the market today.  SQream management comprises veterans of enterprise software companies, HPC products, startups and the VC eco-systems.

BizSpark

.NET, Sliverlight, Windows 8, Windows Azure

scrible

Education\Consumer Services

United States

Scrible develops online reading and research (web and mobile) apps. The as a freemium consumer web app revolutionizes how knowledge workers (students, lawyers, marketers) research online information. Their solution enables users annotate webpages in their browsers and save, share and manage them online. The productivity and collaboration app transforms how people work with online articles. At DEMO, Scrible launches a new product for a broader audience, allowing users post selected passages from online articles to multiple social networks simultaneously in a frictionless manner and to highlight the passages for others who follow linking to the original article so readers can see the quoted sections in context.

BizSpark

 

Ready, Set, Sync!

Consumer Services

United States

Ready, Set, Sync! Is launching TVtibi, an a-la-carte video streaming service, to deliver individual channels to mobile devices, computers, and televisions in broadcast quality.  The company’s services give consumers only the channels they want at the prices they can afford. Consumers don’t have to pay for a package of channels they never watch. Consumers watch their channels on any device that they own or take their television channels anywhere as they travel. TVtitbi will allow consumers to do just that.

 

Windows 8, Windows Azure, Windows Phone, SQL Server, .NET

Callision

Business Applications

United States

Callison is a US based company with an innovative cloud based product with an integrated web based product for call centers. There is no integrated easy-to-use web-based software for call centers today. Callision was created to address this issue, combining and integrating voice, chat, file sharing, e-mail, and a comprehensive monitoring system – all in the web browser. Callision was founded to make business communications easier. The world is moving away from the expensive and complicated software programs of the past towards affordable and user-friendly solutions, from your hard drive to the cloud.

BizSpark

Windows Phone, Windows 8, Windows Azure

 

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