Today TechStars will be hosting its “Demo Day” in Boulder where 12 new startups will be unveiled to investors, venture funds and entrepreneurs.
TechStars is a mentorship-driven seed stage investment program. It’s a three month long program in Boston (MA), Boulder (CO), New York City (NY) and Seattle (WA) once each year. Selected companies(mostly ten from each city) get up to $18,000 in seed funding, three months of intensive mentorship, and the chance to pitch to angel investors and venture capitalists at the end of the program.
The 12 startups launching today in Colorado include:
Creative Brain Studios offers easy management of audio and visual files, incorporates game play, analytics, hosting, and monetization, as well as leveraging HTML5 to publish the game once and deploy it across smart phones, tablets, and desktops.
FlexTrip offers its API to online travel companies to monetize one of the most profitable areas of travel: tours and activities.
FlixMaster creates technology that enables anyone to build what they call “branching-path video mash-ups”. This allows people to pull videos, audio files, forms and images from all over the web, enabling viewers to travel different paths through the video — all right within the video player.
FullContact is an API that keeps contact information current. Developers can easily tap into FullContact’s database of more than 100 million contact records to quickly turn partial, out-of-date contact records into fresh, complete contact records.
GoSpotCheck is crowdsourced secret shopping for brands. They provide brands with realtime insights, such as price checks, shelf positioning, photos, and videos of in-store displays via a smartphone-weilding mobile workforce.
InboxFever is a platform and marketplace to build and sell email-powered applications.
MealTicket provides a mobile, social web platform for foodservice distributors to better engage with their restaurants.
Mocavo is a free genealogy search engine.
ReportGrid provides an API that makes it easy for SaaS vendors and technology platforms to give their customers deep analytics and insightful reporting.
Simple Energy is changing how millions of people save energy by changing how utilities engage their customers.
SocialEngine turns any company into a “social engine” through an array of products.
TruantToday instantly contacts parents when students skip school, bringing students, and funding, back to the classroom.