Startup Edmonton's Launch Party Tonight

Posted by Doug van Spronsen

Startup Edmonton is holding its' second Launch Party at the Enterprise Square Art Gallery (10230 Jasper Avenue) tonight. Last week, we asked each company to give their "elevator pitch". Here is what they had to say.

Parade

Photography and visual art are amazing mediums. They immediately communicate stories, share emotions and inspire ideas. But sometimes it's hard to get your work out to an audience, especially online. The internet is a big place, and building a website can be a daunting task.

That's where Parade comes in. We wanted to help spread the great stories and inspiring ideas, so we created an affordable product with great designs that allows you to instantly get your work online and easily manage your website, anytime anywhere... so your can spend your time doing what you do best: creating more for us to see.

Fluik

Fluik Entertainment is an Edmonton-based game developer focused on iPad and iPhone projects with broad appeal. Fluik's games have been downloaded more than 750,000 times in the iTunes App Store in the past six months, and its recent title, Will it Fly?, reached the top 5 games in the UK, Canada, Germany and Taiwan. The company is gearing up for the launch of Airport Madness Challenge Free and has several other development projects in the pipeline.

Tooq

myTooq.com offers online invoicing that helps the zero to ten employee business track their income while issuing professional looking invoices using a no-contract monthly subscription, removing the hassles and complications of using installed DIY accounting packages.

TestFlight

TestFlight helps app developers run a better beta campaign. Developers upload their betas, testers are notified, they install the app on the fly with out connecting to iTunes. Developers can track their testers feedback and activity. Developers can spend less time helping their testers and more time building great apps.

Appboy

Appboy is a social discovery platform for mobile applications. With over 350,000 apps available for mobile devices, finding the next one you'll use is becoming increasingly difficult. Appboy provides a platform for discovery new applications through connections with other mobile users in the community.

Visimonde

Visimonde is a virtual world designer, developer, and service provider. We specialize in the creation of online games and virtual worlds for the purposes of engaging, entertaining, and educating our players and delivering value to our partners. Our mandate is to leverage the power of online communities to connect people with people, companies with customers, teams with players, and organizations with members.

 

Robot Rythmn

Robot Rhythm targets restaurants/bars/shops with the aim of providing them a better selection of music and allows the customer to interact with their music. It could be thought of as a Jukebox 2.0 allowing customers to vote on music they would like to hear. We provide this information to the locations so they can better tailor their musical brand to fit the demands of their customers and staff. Music also has a heavy influence on the way a brand is perceived. With experience in both music and the hospitality industry we can help clients realize this potential.

About Launch Party:

Founded by local entrepreneurs, Launch Party Edmonton 2 isn't your typical networking or tech event. No formal presentations, no panels. It's all about giving you the opportunity to meet our city's brightest entrepreneurs and developers, demo their products, and celebrate everything that our startup community has to offer. And do it in a way that's creative and interesting, celebrating with drinks, demos, and DJs to set the mood. Creatives, entrepreneurs, investors, bloggers, consumers - all are welcome to Launch Party Edmonton!

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Doug van Spronsen

Doug van Spronsen

Doug van Spronsen works/plays for DDB Canada as a Digital Strategist. Previously he worked at Domain7, a web agency, and co-founded WaterDrop, a non-profit organization that raises awareness of the global water crisis. You can find him on Twitter, LinkedIn, or Facebook. He also writes for Techvibes, Canada's leading technology blog. more



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