The DEMO 2012 conference kicks off this morning in Santa Clara, California. If you're a regular reader, you know I've covered this event more than a dozen times -- in fact, every single twice-annual DEMO conference in the U.S. since the spring of 2006! But I couldn't be there this time. (At each of the last two DEMO events, a Minnesota startup pitched... but, sadly, none this time.)
However, I still wanted to blog the list of presenting companies, which are all named below and each one linked to a profile page. There are some 80 companies this time. For more than 22 years, DEMO has built an unmatched track record of selecting, coaching, promoting, and making successful some of the most game-changing products the world has ever seen.
This year, there appears to be no live video stream. But you can follow along at VentureBeat, which co-produces the event, as its writers post over the next two days. Here's their kickoff post with more info.
UPDATE: Turns out there is a live stream! ... and it's here. VentureBeat says it will update this page throughout Wednesday and Thursday "with the most exciting companies at DEMO." Obviously, you'll only see live video during the actual hours of the general session, but several text posts about specific presenting companies will also continue to appear here.
DEMO Spring 2012 Presenting Companies
Clicking on each link below takes you to a profile page containing details about the company, its market segment, competitors, and what DEMO felt was unique about the product being launched. As DEMO says, "View the profile information, access company contact information, review the latest press, add your comments on the company's prospects and watch the company's six-minute launch on the DEMO stage." (A video of each company's on-stage pitch is posted on the DEMO.com site within hours after each conference session is completed.)
Project Footage, LLC
My Coupon Doc
HD Trade Services
TrustGo Mobile Inc.
Social and Media Technologies
Blade Games World
Max My Play, LLC
Network Clean Inc.
Let me know what you think of any of these companies that you have a chance to check out!