Shareology was surrounded by geeks at MinneDemo at The University of St. Thomas in Minneapolis; MinneDemo is very similar to CrowdPitch, which she attended earlier in 2010:
|Scope||Product, financials, competition||Online site only|
|Questions||from audience||In hallway afterwards|
|Winner||Picked by panel||from Twitter afterwards|
|HQ||Utah (Funding Universe)||Mpls-St. Paul|
After nifty hor d’s and liquid librations the crowd wandered into the arena:
Our fearless Minne leaders, Luke Francl and Ben Edwards:
Finally, the presentations start rolling out every 7 minutes:
Great Article on Luke, Ben and Minne at:
MinneDemo is for real, working technology products made in Minnesota. Demos are 7 minutes long and PowerPoint IS NOT ALLOWED. Some have described it as geek show and tell. We like to think that geeks and those interested in what they are doing (i.e investors, media organizations, etc) will enjoy an event centered on seeing these what the local scene is up to and networking before, during, and afterward with food and drinks. It’s an energizing and informative evening. If you would like to present at the next MinneDemo please fill out the presenter form.
WHEN: The next MinneDemo is Thursday, January 13th, 2011 at 6pm.
LOCATION: St. Thomas Schultz Hall, Downtown Minneapolis.
- Inveni: a discovery engine where users receive highly personalized recommendations based on their custom taste profile and facilitates effortless sharing and socializing with friends (Aaron Weber).
- Qonqr: an augmented reality combat game, winner of Startup Weekend Twin Cities (Scott Davis, Justin Peck)
- Passy-Pass: a is password generator and storage device, written up by the Make blog (sigflup).
- Zipnosis: Doctor e-diagnosis tool with mobile component. Winner of Minnesota Cup Student Division in 2008. (Ben Peirce & Jon Pearce)
- Daybreak Heroes: a new social game for the iPhone, integrating some revolutionary ideas into the blossoming social game genre (Evan McMahon)
- KidBlog: We’ll show why thousands of teachers have joined KidBlog.org to teach hundreds of thousands of students the power of blogging and social media (Dan Flies)
- Event Burn: an online service that makes social media more useful by finding and summarizing the good stuff (Dan Frankowski)
- LitLift.com: a free novel writing application that’s helping hundreds of authors make the most of their limited writing time (Brad Marsh)
- Sophia: makes knowledge easier to share, easier to find, and easier to organize. Sophia lets you teach what you know and learn what you don’t (Steve Anastasi).
- Minnesota Hockey Hub: Bringing pro level functionality to the masses via the SPORT NGIN platform (Carson Kipfer)
For more on MinneDemo: http://minnedemo.org/ or on Twitter at: @MinneBar or #MinneDemo
For more on Crowdpitch:
Kay Roseland @KayLoire