The 11th MIT Venture Capital Conference presents:
Entrepreneur Showcase
Saturday December 6th, 2008, 4-7pm
The Charles Hotel, Cambridge MA (venue info)
Free Admission
About the Showcase
Thirty early-stage businesses from sectors including information technology, healthcare and clean technology will be selected to exhibit their business vision and technology prowess at the 11th MIT Venture Capital Conference.
As part of this networking event, entrepreneurs will have an opportunity to explain their business, display their products, learn from the MIT network, and find growth opportunities.
Attendees include VCs, Angels, corporate executives, and the general public.
Thanks to Applicants
Thanks to all companies who submitted applications for this year’s Entrepreneur Showcase.  We received more than 100 applications (a record number) from early-stage companies across the country and around the world. Our selection committee, which consisted of representatives from Flybridge Capital Partners, Globespan Capital Partners, Sequoia Capital, Brown Rudnick and KPMG, reviewed the applications and selected their favorite 30 companies to present at the Showcase.  

About the 2008 Showcase
The 2008 Entrepreneur Showcase was a great success, as more than 400 people came out to the Charles Hotel to meet and network with this year’s companies.

  • Artaic (Boston, MA)
    Software and machinery to create custom site-specific glass tile mosaics
  • Assured Labor (Boston, MA)
    Mobile marketplace to connect employers with workers in their social network
  • AugmentRx (Shelburne, VT)
    Injectable tissue bulking agent to prevent urine leakage
  • Bodega Algae (Jamaica Plain, MA)
    Algae photobiorecactors which use exhaust gases to generate algal biomass to be turned into fuel pellets
  • Corum Medical (Framingham, MA)
    Hand-held non-invasive device to measure hemoglobin concentration in blood
  • Cover4Me (Burlington, MA)
    Platform using SMS, web, email, IM and social networks to enable real time scheduling changes
  • Crimson Hexagon (Cambridge, MA)
    Brand monitoring solution that lets major corporations clearly see people's opinions about their products, services and markets online
  • Delfigo Security (Boston, MA)
    Multi-factor, risk-based authentication to asses and verify user identities
  • DualPoint Wireless (Santa Clara, CA)
    GPS wireless tracking and navigation solutions
  • Ener-G-Rotors (Schenectady, NY)
    Low-grade heat (150-400C steam) to produce electricity
  • Eternity Interactive (Westborough, MA)
    Browser-based 3D web games
  • Free Flow Power (Gloucester, MA)
    River-based water power without dams or diversions
  • Global Classroom (Burlington, VT)
    Online classroom SaaS. Courses/tools for K12 teachers/schools and classroom internet integration
  • Heartland Scientific (Amherst, MA)
    Safety, health, and personal assistance monitoring system and software
  • Hubspot (Cambridge, MA)
    Helping small businesses "get found" online
  • Incelligence (Holliston, MA)
    Applications to distribute wide-ranging on-demand mobile content
  • MessageSling (Worcester, MA)
    Telephony/speech recognition/web tools for VM, VM to text, hands-free messaging, contact management
  • Metaboletics (Baltimore, MD)
    Laboratory devices that facilitate cloning of microbial colonies and selective isolation of cell colony metabolites to accelerate drug discovery
  • Movolu (New York, NY)
    Location-based mobile services - advertising/coupon models, dating, retail maps
  • mPedigree (Accra, Ghana)
    Mobile based drug authentication and tracking technology aimed for developing nations
  • Promethean Power (Cambridge, MA)
    Thermoelectric and/or PV-based (vs. conventional vapor compressor) refrigerator for off-grid areas
  • RealTimeX (Downington, PA)
    Real-time video imaging for dental procedures via miniaturization of medical fluoroscope
  • Redstart Systems (Boston, MA)
    Speech interface software that works the way your brain does
  • Rentomatic (Newton, MA)
    Online property management services
  • ROAM Data (Boston, MA)
    Mobile application platform
  • Svaya (Los Angeles, CA)
    Liquid coating for thin film resulting in increased electricity generation by simultaneously reducing soiling, improving light capture, and preventing heat induced cell efficiency reduction
  • Synerscribe (Philadelphia, PA)
    Multi-functional web-based platform for document production (authoring and publishing) that integrates searching, citing, annotating and writing
  • Ticklr (Waltham, MA)
    Professional networking application that helps users stay engaged with their contacts and provides "relationship management" expertise
  • WebNotes (Cambridge, MA)
    SaaS company which provides a toolbar for bookmarking annotated content; targeted at large firms and academic institutions
  • YouCastr (Cambridge, MA)
    Live interactive sports broadcasting network serving all divisions and athletic levels
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