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SF Beta :: Platform & API Edition
Tuesday, March 27, 2012 from 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM (PDT)
San Francisco, CA
About SF Beta
SF Beta is San Francisco's premier startup mixer, combining live demos, interactive competition, and open socializing.
Join more than 500 of the Bay Area's leading technologists, including founders, hackers, students, investors, designers, visionaries, media professionals, and more.
There are no structured talks or presentations — we offer pitches and pints without the PowerPoint. Instead, meet amazing people, vote on your favorite startups, and dive deep into conversation.
Demo Theme: Platform & API Edition
We're taking platforms to the next level. Up to a dozen teams will demo and compete.
• Complimentary Drink Ticket with purchase of paid ticket.
• Complimentary pizza for the first 200 people
• 21+ venue; no minors admitted.
• Tickets are non-refundable, but can be transferred to another person or another event.
• There are no formal presentations or talks. Instead, startups give demos at tables across the venue, throughout the night.
• For more information, visit our website at www.sfbeta.com
SF Beta Demos
|2600hz has created a completely API-driven telecom platform in the Cloud to help people love their phones again. Through APIs, the platform delivers highly customized user experiences at massively scalable sizes (like 15,000 concurrent users on one call!)|
|Add to Trip is an API for building Social Travel apps: a way of booking trips with the advice of your friends and family via top social networks, like Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter. Consumers book restaurants, hotels, activities, etc., with the confidence that someone they know has shared in or endorsed the experience. Their API can be used to build iOS, Android, HTML5, interactive TV, and Web apps quickly and easily, using lightweight JSON interchange. In English, this means you can create personalized experiences that follow your customers from device to device.|
|Iron.io has built a massively scalable message and task queue platform. They offer their platform as a service through an easy to use API that completely abstracts out the complex infrastructure needed to manage, maintain, and scale traditional queueing systems. They distribute their service through the PaaS companies as part of the core reference stack as well as by providing a necessary component for the IaaS vendors such as Rackspace and Joyent.|
|Keynote is the global leader in Internet and mobile cloud testing & monitoring. They provide companies with solutions for continuously improving the online experience. With Keynote, companies know precisely how their websites, content, and applications perform on actual browsers, networks, and mobile devices.|
|LaunchRock is a platform for better engaging existing users/customers and acquiring new ones through social. They are excited to demo and distribute access to their up and coming API at the next SF Beta.|
|Locaid is the world’s largest Location-as-a-Service (LaaS) company. They operate a location privacy platform that allows mobile developers to locate over 350 million devices for enterprise authentication, fraud management, consumer location services and opt-in mobile marketing. Locaid locates smartphones, feature phones, tablets and any mobile device on leading wireless carriers, including América Móvil, AT&T, Rogers, Sprint, T-Mobile, TELUS and Verizon Wireless. Locaid also helps shape and enforce location privacy policies via leadership roles on governing associations, including the CTIA, MMA and IAPP. The largest financial institutions, mobile marketers, M2M platforms and mobile service providers get network location from Locaid. Location Matters.™|
|Maptoapp is a browser-based platform designed to make creating your own mobile travel guide quick and easy. Using existing content and social networking feeds, map2app is a user-friendly system allowing for the creation of travel mobile applications for iPhone, iPad, Android and J2ME.|
|Mashery, the world’s leading provider of API technology and services, helps more than 150 top brands—including USA TODAY, Hoover’s, Klout, Associated Press, RDIO and Expedia—build digital distribution platforms that open new distribution channels, speed time-to-market, and spur innovation. Mashery takes a holistic approach to APIs—from crafting platform strategy and setting business objectives, to managing API delivery and facilitating relationships with a network of 140,000 developers. Mashery was founded in 2006.|
|Mingly brings together one’s complete network across email, LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter, and makes sure that individuals never fall out of touch with important contacts. Our social intelligence platform fundamentally changes how individuals and organizations build and leverage personal networks to reach their goals.|
|PubNub is a blazingly fast cloud-hosted messaging service for building real-time web and mobile apps. Hundreds of apps and thousands of developers rely on PubNub for delivering “human-perceptive” real-time experiences that scale to millions of users worldwide. PubNub delivers the infrastructure needed to build amazing MMO games, social apps, business collaborative solutions, and more.|
|SendGrid powers your app's outgoing & incoming email capabilities, through a super-scalable cloud-based infrastructure. SMTP & API integration options let developers build more faster and focus on the important stuff. The metrics they report back will elevate you to the level of Email Jedi Master.|
|TellApart is creating a predictive customer analytics platform that will massively enhance online marketing. Others talk about Big Data, but not all data is created equal. TellApart has access to some of the most valuable shopping data in the world across dozens of retailers, and they’re just starting to unlock its potential with their cutting edge technology. TellApart centers its vision on helping e-commerce companies drive incremental revenue through the use of their own customer data. They are building a next-generation customer database for large online retailers. They believe in the promise of a better future for retail, one where retailers know their customers intimately and can serve up a better online experience than offline. Impossible? We think not. Their first application on the market is a product that helps retailers connect with customers and prospects when they are off of the retailer’s website. This form of re-marketing can be very powerful when it is personalized and directed. In some cases, they are able to add an incremental 10% to retailers’ bottom lines with user click-through rates of 10%. That means that re-marketing with TellApart is a multi-million dollar opportunity for online retailers.|
|Trigger is the simplest way to build for mobile and web - HTML5 cross-platform app development framework.|
SF Beta Sponsors
AVANT is a leading multidisciplinary digital solutions and product team specializing in Rich Internet Applications (RIA), branded experiences and advanced user interfaces. We produce useful tools and create meaningful experiences that make a positive difference in peoples lives.
Getty Images is one of the world’s leading creators and distributors of still imagery, footage and multimedia products, as well as a recognized provider of other forms of premium digital content, including music. Getty Images serves business customers in more than 100 countries and is the first place creative and media professionals turn to discover purchase and manage images and other digital content. Its award-winning photographers and imagery help customers produce inspiring work which appears every day in the world’s most influential newspapers, magazines, advertising campaigns, films, television programs, books and Web sites.
HPM Networks is a leading Business Solution Provider for Enterprise IT Solutions and Professional Services. They supply and integrate, industry standard, Best-of-Breed solutions for companies that require true technical expertise to meet their goals. Going on 19 years strong, they are the Bay Area's trusted advisor for best practice infrastructure, networking, virtualization, cloud and technical service needs.
Mashery, the world’s leading provider of API technology and services, helps more than 150 top brands—including USA TODAY, Hoover’s, Klout, Associated Press, RDIO and Expedia—build digital distribution platforms that open new distribution channels, speed time-to-market, and spur innovation. Mashery takes a holistic approach to APIs—from crafting platform strategy and setting business objectives, to managing API delivery and facilitating relationships with a network of 140,000 developers. Mashery was founded in 2006.
SoftLayer is the innovation leader in on-demand web hosting and data center services. As the largest hosting company in the world, SoftLayer lets customers create Cloud, Dedicated, or seamlessly integrated computing environments, leveraging world-class data centers in Dallas, Houston, San Jose, Seattle, and Washington D.C., and network Points of Presence nationwide.
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