The Beta Summit at Innotech San Antonio showcases some of the most innovative young startups. Last year’s winner, CallGrader went on to land a spot on DreamIt Ventures’ Philadelphia incubator program. This year, Nicholas Longo, co-founder and director of Geekdom, a collaborative coworking space at the Weston Centre downtown, will moderate the event. Silicon Hills News is sponsoring the event which takes place Wednesday, April 17th at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio.
Innotech San Antonio 2013 Beta Summit Companies:
Amazing JellyBean is a smart power switch that reboots your devices in the correct order to solve connection problems. About 80 percent of all Internet connectivity problems can be fixed by simply rebooting the devices, according to Jim Pyle, founder and inventor of the Amazing Jellybean. The company is currently raising $10,000 on Kickstarter.
Kirpeep, which stands for Keeping It Real People, is an exchange engine working to empower those who provide value to their communities, by making it easy to exchange for goods and services, with or without money. Steven Quintanilla, a 2010 graduate of M.I.T., is the founder. The company received a $25,000 investment from the Geekdom Fund.
SocialRest is social media for developers made simple. The company, which spun out of 3 Day Startup in San Antonio, takes care of maintaining API changes on social networks so developers no longer have to redeploy their applications. They can simply code and forget about it. With SocialRest, they do not have to go back and fix old applications. Clay Selby is the company’s founder.
SOLOSHOT is a first of its kind product that enables anyone – from extreme sport athletes to little league parents – to easily film the action with NO camera operator. The SOLOSHOT tripod automatically keeps a camera pointed towards the subject. SOLOSHOT is manufactured in-house in San Antonio. Scott Taylor and Chris Boyle are the founders of SOLOSHOT.
Sportybird is a cloud-based social platform built for in-game analytics of youth soccer. All collegiate and pro teams around the world use in-game analytics to improve team performance. Joshua Swank and John Trenholm, founders of Sportybird.io, are bringing the same technology to youth teams. The company received a $25,000 investment from the Geekdom Fund.
Greenhouse connects the crowd of Funders with passionate Founders. Greenhouse recognizes that great companies begin with a great community. The Greenhouse crowdfunding platform helps Funders discover companies that are important to them, lets Funders invest for equity in the companies, and provides Funders and Founders with the tools to build value together.
Note to readers: This post originally reported four companies would be showcasing themselves at the Innotech Beta Summit. But since the originally posting, two more companies have been added to the roster. Those additional companies are SportyBird.io and Greenhouse.