Techweek Startup City Roundup #1

June 14, 2012

On Monday, June 25, Startup City will highlight the startup ecosystem’s creativity and variety, giving attendees an exciting sneak peak of the newest ideas entering the market. Startup City provides an area for startups and aspiring entrepreneurs from Tec-hweek LAUNCH to demo their products and network with potential investors and customers.

Each day leading up to the event we are featuring a group of Startup City participants.


If you’re losing customers, let Mineful help you get them back.

Mineful pairs an easy-to-navigate platform with powerful algorithms that allow users to detect changes in usage and purchases, automatically trigger targeted emails to customers and quickly test offers. With Mineful, users can also easily measure analytics like customer lifetime revenue, retention rates and average purchase. Mineful offers monthly plans based on the amount of customers to be analyzed, but new customers can try out the service for free for a 14 day trial period.

Thinking about signing up for the 2 week trial? Get acquainted with Mineful with this vi-deo introduction.

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Taste preferences, dining history and friend recommendations all play a role in deciding what restaurants we decide to visit. Now, SilvrSpoon is compiling all this information into one app.

Available for iOS and Android devices, the SilvrSpoon app gives you customized dining recommendations based on recommendations and past experiences from your friends via social networks. You can comment on dishes, servers and the restaurant itself, and share it with your friends as it happens.

Download it for Android and iOS devices.

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Chicago’s Rune17 is looking expand the world of Bluetooth low energy smartphone accessories.

Rune17 develops Bluetooth low energy (BLE) wireless sensors that link to cloud-managed databases and communication systems. Drawing from a coin-sized battery, the BLE sensors run on an exceptionally low current and, as a result, can last over a year. The sensors can measure things like movement, acceleration, temperature, and time and then wirelessly transmit that information. Rune17’s application programming interface can also deliver the sensor’s information to online accounts, social media sites and smartphones.

Check out Rune17’s list of products here.

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Red Meat Market

Red Meat Market is making it easier to support locally raised meat.

Red Meat Market is a socially driven, online marketplace where users can easily buy locally raised meat. With the All-Natural Meat loving community, Red Meat Market is offering a way to easily source and order local, sustainable, all-natural beef, pork and lamb. Although the proteins come from many local providers, Red Meat Market is taking the work out of the search and providing them all in one place. As they say, “We offer consumers choice, control and convenience while we offer local providers the ability to sell meat products direct to consumers and wholesale customers with little or no effort.”

Whet your appetite by checking out Red Meat Market’s official site.

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Pocket Literacy Coach

Parents, get inspired with daily texts from the Pocket Literacy Coach.

Designed for parents of children up to 12 years old, the Pocket literacy Coach is a text messaging service that provides parents with creative ways to integrate a literacy lesson into everyday life. PLC’s mini lessons are designed by a Ph.D. literacy scholar and team of teachers, so parents know that their children’s best interests are given the highest priority. Since the service relies entirely on text messages, and not some separate program or app, even parents without a smartphone or phone-based web access can benefit from PLC’s daily lessons.

Learn more about Pocket Literacy Coach’s service, and pricing options here.

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To learn more, stop by and talk with Startup City participants Monday, June 25 in the exhibit hall.

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