/// TechStars Hatches First NYC Start-Up Class [NetworkEffect]
TechStars on Thursday held a Demo Day for its first class of New York companies to present themselves to investors and the press. I wasn’t able to attend in person, but wanted to post the list of companies as part of NetworkEffect’s coverage of spring Demo Days from other major start-up accelerators. (See: Y Combinator , AngelPad , 500 Startups .) From an outsider’s perspective, there are some very trendy topics in here: loyalty and rewards, social classifieds, one that sounds like a sort of Priceline for Gilt Groupe. There’s also some non-typical incubator fare: Immersive, for example, says it can detect faces in order to target digital ads in retail stores. These are the companies and their taglines: Nestio : Best Web and mobile platform to organize your apartment search. ThinkNear : Yield management for local merchants. Immersive : Advertising technology for smarter digital signs. Friendslist : Social classifieds. OnSwipe : Platform for easy tablet publishing and advertising. CrowdTwist : Social loyalty and rewards platform. MigrationBox : Cloud data migration. ToVieFor : Fashion plus e-commerce plus gaming. RedRover : Peer-to-peer learning platform for enterprises. Shelby.tv : Best way to discover and enjoy Web video. Veri : Learn, teach, play. Online. More detail can be found in these Xconomy , GigaOM and Business Insider reports.
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TechStars Hatches First NYC Start-Up Class [NetworkEffect]