DEMO’2006, the Sundance of technology industry is underway in Phoenix, Az. Some start-ups are making their debut at the event, while others are launching new products. The media corps and the blogger brigade are also out in full force. I am however in San Francisco, reporting on something else. Nevertheless, I also caught the start-up fever, and ended up talking about start-ups that are cool on the latest edition of Om and Niall PodSessions. Though some of the companies we like DEMO’d, we chose to focus on the boot strapping startups building a business for the same price as a marketing presentation at DEMO or the Web 2.0 conference. startup round-up podsession is 22 minutes in length, a 10 MB download. I was using a loaner computer today and the audio quality is not our normal clarity. A full transcript will be available later. The list of companies is in the extended entry.
- MooBella. Linux-powered premium ice cream vending machine.
- StreetDeck. All-in-one mobile electronics package. GPS navigation, DVD video, picture browser, and digital music player with WiFi synchronization.
- 30 Boxes
- FeedLounge. Premium online RSS aggregator for $5 a month.
- MovaMail. Java-based IMAP client for your mobile phone.
- Bones in Motion. Track location-based information on your mobile phone. Runners and bikers can track their pace and progress and review their map on an overlay.
- Eqo. Presence-aware mobile communication using Skype and your cell phone.
- 37 Signals. Productivity services for small businesses.
- Zimbra. Open-source groupware software for small businesses.
- Joyent. Groupware software for small businesses built with open source components.
- Automattic. The corporate side of open-source blogging platform WordPress.