FLUD is a mobile news ecosystem that combines personalized news displayed elegantly with social engagement. FLUD was founded by Bobby Ghosal and Matthew Ausonio and is backed by Detroit Venture Partners, Ludlow Ventures and Behance Founder Scott Belsky.
uME (pronounced “you-mee” seeks to be your last “business card.” uME is a mobile app that helps you exchange contact information with people you meet in person, as well as remember why they are important. The company was founded by Jeff Axup and Scott Buchanan and is bootstrapped.
SecureConcierge is an onnline web concierge solution combining the best of web technology with the latest advertising innovations linking residents, concierges and property managers. SecureConcierge was founded Steven Picanza and Bryant Walker and has received strategic funding.
InsideUp is an online marketplace for business service providers and their customers. They use “business-matching and prospect-profiling technologies” to connect businesses in search or services and those that provide those services. InsideUp was founded and is run by Asad Haroon.
E-band provides wireless backhaul solutions, manufacturing 60, 70 and 80 GHz point-to-point technology. E-band was founded by Sam Smookler and Saul Umbrasas and has received financing from both strategic investors and VCs, including San Diego based Avalon Ventures and Express Ventures.
BigSho is an online game show which lets people compete live against each other to win prizes. The alpha will be available soon. They’re also giving away an iPad2 to the winner of the alpha period (aka “Season 1”). Signup at bigsho.com (easter egg hint: finish this phrase and type it in “deal or no ______”. BigSho is founded by Alan Seideman and Mark Tholking. Alan is a TechStars alum and formerly co-founder of Brightkite. Mark was founder of quiQR and a Y-Combinator finalist.
TapHunter is an online craft beer-lover community, providing, among other things, the ability for people to find places serving their favorite craft beers. My kind of startup! TapHunter was founded by Melani Gordon and Jeff Gordon. They are self-funded.