Startup Rockstars 8 – DC – Recap
A mix of about 100 entrepreneurs, media, investors, and others gathered yesterday for the eighth Startup Rockstars event. It was on the swank 12th floor space at Latham & Watkins in downtown Washington DC.
Between slices of pizza, slices of conversation, and servings of startup demos, the crowd enjoyed the night.
The preso’s started with contact synchronizer CYNCZ, with a premise to “Access all your contact details, anywhere, anytime on any device.” It’s a huge market, and like all of the presenters CYNCZ has a monetization model. The audience Q&A targeted their competition (real or percieved), and also some technical questions about functionality.
The second demo was from Inside Job, a Startup Rockstar alumni showing an improved Facebook app that links up people looking for work and companies looking for hire. (And there were also companies looking to hire in attendance at the event).
Wandermark followed up with a slick iPhone app allowing geo-coding of photos. A live demo of the functionality impressed many, and the iPhone demo cradle was also a hit.
And hits are what SeeJoeRock wants to help enable, by letting musicians & bands network and showcase their music & merch online. The demo needed more Q&A time because of the interest in the concept.
All of the demos went off without a hitch. (We lie). With very few technical hiccups, the flow was smooth, and was followed by a modified networking session that allowed people to listen to the interests of the people in the room and meet the people that shared interests.
Some photos of the event: