I attended at the first annual Pitch startup event yesterday at the beautiful At&t Park in San Francisco.
The Man Behind the Curtain
There were 90 startups and over 1800 people in attendance – big turnout for a first time event. I had a chance to talk with Duane Nason, the man behind Pitch, about how he came up with the idea for Pitch. I’m not a journalist, nor do I pretend to be, so I won’t quote him – but the gist is that he wanted to facilitate a startup event that was both fun and affordable. I believe he accomplished both of those things.
Taylor’s Top Three Startups (not in order)
It’s time for a completely reinvented TV experience that gives sports fans more emotion, more fun and rewards. Kwarter is a Social Sports Application that connects sports fans together during live games to share comments, pictures, have fun and get rewarded!
I am NOT a big sports fan, in fact, the only sport that I watch is golf. That might all change, however, because of kwarter. Kwarter is a app that works on your iPad creating a interactive platform that functions like the bottom screen of the Nintendo DS. While you are watching a sporting event, activities that are happening at the game are synchronized with activities on your iPad. For example, when a player hits a foul ball, a ball will go shooting by on your iPad screen. The best part is that all these activities have rewards. To continue our example, if you click on the foul ball, you will obtain either in-game points or actual gear that will be sent to your home!
I would definitely recommend signing up to be a beta tester.
I love this company for one very important reason… their mascot is adorably adorable. Just look at it… it’s so cute. I haven’t had a chance to try out their service but it looks promising. It’s a deep discount flight and hotel locator.
The products you buy over and over again, automatically delivered from the merchant with the lowest price each time!
These guys are awesome. They have an amazing product and work ethic, and guess what? They won! Seems winning is correlated with being personable and having a great product – who knew?! You can sign up for beta testing here.