March 13th, 2014 8 Startups Battle it Out at AlleyNYC

On Thursday, March 13th, OLC attended “Startup Battles: DreamIt Ventures Edition” held on the 17th Floor at 500 7th Avenue. The evening featured presentations by eight NYC startups for a chance to interview with DreamIt NY’s $25K Summer 2014 program and two domestic coach tickets kudos to Delta Airlines. The evening was made possible by Media Partners BetaBeat, AlleyWatch, Gary’s Guide, Ultra Light Startups, Hot97.FM, York Hill, #techdrinkup, and Event Partners CNBC, Booze Carriage, Mintz Levin, CBIZ and KarMo. The judges panel featured Jack Groetzinger, Founder of SeatGeek, and Andrew Ackerman, Managing Director of DreamIt Ventures, and Monique Mosley, President of Mosley Music Group and wife of Music Producer, Timbaland. Read on for a brief rundown of the startups and founders presenting this evening. 

Co-founders Gabriel Ortiz and Aaron Franco describe Clickslide as “a solution for your APIs to (finally) play nice together,” allowing users to authorize and integrate APIs, create mashups and easily publish.  For more info, visit

Neelam Brar and co-founder Drew Moffitt presented Forever | NOT, a relationship betting app allowing friends to anonymously bet on the durability of relationships of friends and celebrities. For more info, visit

Fountain Greetings 
Fountain Greetings takes you back to a history of handwritten letters in the present day. Send a greetings card and have it hand-written for you. For more info, visit:

Fresh Neck
Founder David Goldberg describes Fresh Neck as the “Netflix for ties.” Simple choose a favorite tie (bow tie or otherwise), pocket square, and cufflinks, and exchange to receive top available items in the mail in 1-3 business days. For more info, visit

Infomous helps publishers display cloud based visualizations of content to their readers increasing engagement and readership. For more info, visit

Founder Raad Ahmed says his goal is “to make legal services more transparent.” LawTrades connects lawyers with attorney-seekers in your area for in real-time. In need of a bankruptcy, debt, divorce lawyer in your neighborhood but not sure who’s good and nearby? For more info, visit:

Founder Rafael Maya created Linesnapp for the weary tired of waiting in long lines at entry points in the city. With Linesnapp, you’ll be able to bypass long lines by monitoring them in a mobile app. 

Thread Mobile helps increase the visibility and engagement of mobile apps all too often created and left without a presence. They do so by streamlining dynamic content from favorite apps on incoming calls. For more info, visit

Previous event’s recap: How to Protect Your Startup’s IP