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And That’s A Wrap! Recap of 500 Startups Demo Days

Jess Erickson
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July 26, 2012

This week, we wrapped up the last of three Demo Days in 3 different cities. Hundreds of investors, press, and techies-at-large laughed, tweeted, analyzed, and pulled out their checkbooks as the 27 companies of our Spring 2012 Accelerator Program unveiled what they’ve been working on.

 

 

Activity Hero
Bluefields
Sqoot
Happy Inspector
Reclip It
ingresse

 

Groupiter
StoryPanda
BOMBFELL
TeliportMe
Tie Society
Network
Umba Box
Monogram
Chalkable
Fontacto
Glyder
teamly
Wanderable
tendertree
Toshl
TwitMusic

 

Timbuktu Labs
Tuckernuck
PublikDemand
Yogome
Tokyo Otaku Mode

 

The 1st Demo day was hosted at 500 Annual Partner Microsoft’s campus in Mountain View.  The companies kept their pitches short, sweet, engaging, and smooth. The audience roared with laughter as the startups delivered clever lines and, at least for 1 startup, compared their traction to being “more viral than syphilis”.

 

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Microsoft’s stage is ready for 500!

 

Our 2nd Demo Day was hosted at Zynga’s spiffy new HQ in San Francisco. This time we had the musical talents of Hella Good to add some spice to the evening. Dave McClure made a big announcement introducing Women Investors Now (WIN) , challenging women to become angels and commit to investing in at least 3 startups at a minimum of $5,000 each over the next year. We received a lot of support for WIN from both men and women alike. The pitches continued and indeed proved to be, like the band, hella good.

 

#500Strong! Picture taken by Kevin Warnock Photography

 

Only a few days after the festivities in SF, all our companies jumped on a plane and flew out to the Big Apple for the final Demo Day at the New York Institute of Technology Auditorium. Once again, the companies ROCKED their pitches and went out with a BANG. A sweet ending to our Demo Days!

 

 

Andrew from Bluefields pitches hard in New York.

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