Minnesota tech accelerator Project Skyway held its “Demo Day” on Wednesday May 30 at the New Century Theater in downtown Minneapolis. It was the culmination of its 2012 spring program. After opening remarks by Project Skyway officials, Justin Kaufenberg, CEO of TST Media, took the stage to tell his company’s story (photo). It is one of the state’s most successful Internet startups, now with close to 100 employees.
Founders of the four startups that participated in the program then took the stage to explain their businesses and their progress to date.
|HypeSpark offers consumers exclusive deals for the links they’re already sharing. The founder was introduced by the general manager of Toby Keith’s nightclub and restaurant in West End, a business that’s using its service.|
|YumZing is a service to let you share your food experiences with friends, family, and the world. It’s launching soon.|
|Political Harmony was described by its founder as “Match.com for politicians.” It’s aimed at college students to help them find political candidates most compatible with their views.|
|The final startup of the class to present, QuadROI, is an information service for utilities that “transforms compliance documentation into industry intelligence.” It aggregates data on clean energy resource investments to create a single, searchable repository and enable data discovery and visualization.|