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Demo Day Recap

Seven technology-focused startups pitched their business plans to a packed house at the Pittsburgh Opera at the 10th Demo Day in the last five years. The event also included a University Preview, where five companies developing technologies at local universi- ties explained their research and pitched their companies to in- vestors as well. Technologies previewed ranged from cloud-based predictive analytics to a power-generating shoe insert to novel cancer detection technology.

Here is a quick review of the AlphaLab portfolio companies that presented:

Workshirt: Workshirt uses mobile technology to help people dis- cover, capture and share experiences. Since entering the AlphaLab program in January 2o13, Workshirt has developed two web-based products: Photailor, a demand-driven photography marketplace; and HitchedPic, a photo-sharing app specifically for the wedding industry.

PoweredAnalytics: PoweredAnalytics makes it easy for developers and data scientists to use Big Data and predictive analytics to optimize their products and processes. PoweredAnalytics is a cloud-based plat- form for automatically creating and operationalizing predictive mod- els in mere minutes.

Woo with Style: Woo With Style is a web app and mobile website that helps style-challenged men know what looks good on them. Woo with Style shows men how to look their best with personalized outfit recommendations from a female perspective.


Meaningfy: Meaningfy has built a scalable platform to deliver on-de- mand market intelligence services to sales and marketing profession- als in real time. Meaningfy uses a range of machine learning algorithms to separate relevant information from noise that needs to be filtered out.

SolePower: SolePower is an energy harvesting company bringing a power generating shoe insole to market. The technology captures the energy from walking and converts it into usable electrical power, which is stored in a rechargeable battery attached outside of the shoe via USB connection.

NetBeez: NetBeez is a first-of-its-kind network monitoring tool for enterprises that tests and validates a network from the end-user per- spective. This unique approach relies on distributed monitoring agents that simulate user interactions with the network and its applications, providing real-time outage detection before users are impacted.

Digital Dream Labs: dreamWare is a platform that bridges that gap between worlds: nostalgic, hands-on learning meets engaging, digital technology. With Digital Dream Labs' product, children solve simple sequence puzzles in real life that are transmitted wirelessly to a tablet or other electronic device for continued interaction.

Listen to TechVibe Radio interview each company after their pitch at Demo Day!


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