February 19th, 2014 Highlights from top ten LGBT Entrepreneurs across the country at StartOut Demo Day with NY Tech Meetup (NYTM)


On Wednesday, February 19th, OLC attended StartOut Demo Day + Access to Capital 2014 emceed by Jessica Lawrence, Executive Director of NY Tech Meetup. Sponsored by the New York Technology Council, the Hatchery, Gay City News, and the Manhattan Chamber of Commerce, the event was held at NYIT Auditorium at 1871 Broadway, New York City and featured presentations by 10 startups including Select, Crushed, The Shoplift, Skyword, Thinkful, Emozia, Vidaao, Groupiphany, ScoreSync, and Vaultsy. An investor panel of judges featuring Andy Wheeler, VC at Google Ventures, Patrick Chung, VC at New Enterprise Associates, Chirag Chotalia, VC at New World Ventures, Brad Syrluga, VC at High Peaks Ventures Partners, Blake Lyon, VC at Lerer Ventures, Brian Cohen, Chairman at New York Angels, Lorenzo Thione, Board of Directors at StartOut, and Patrick Grosso, Board of Directors at StartOut provided feedback in a follow up Q&A.

Select (http://meetselect.com) is a subscription service that provides consistent savings of up to 50% off on the best in dining, travel & entertainment.

Crushed (http://crushed.com) is a social wine application that improves your wine life in any setting.

The Shoplift (http://theshoplift.com) is a new kind of shopping mall: a social shopping mall – a mall in the cloud, where the shoppers get to run all the stores.

Skyword (http://skyword.com) is a content marketing platform and service provider.

Thinkful (http://thinkful.com) is building a school that trains the workforce in the technology skills necessary to sustain innovation and growth.

Emozia (http://emozia.com) is enabling software to understand human emotion.

Vidaao (http://vidaao.com) is changing the way enterprises purchase and manage custom video.

Groupiphany (http://groupiphany.com) helps you plan better by knowing your friends’ tastes through machine-learning technology, because we know the most important aspect of going out is the people you go out with.

ScoreSync (http://scoresyncmusic.com) is a web application for digital sheet music that fundamentally changes how musicians write, learn, and perform music.

Vaultsy (https://vaultsy.com) helps you control and profit from your online data.

Previous event’s recap:  The UX of NUI: When Computers begin to Intersect with Human Emotion