Eight mobile startups pitching at MobDemo next month


The mobile app startup track for MobCon 2014 announced eight finalists competing for $50k in cash, prizes and recognition in Minneapolis this November.

The first place winner will receive $5k cash + $20k dev credit from MentorMate; second place $15k dev credit and $10k dev credit for third place.  Held three years running, previous MobDemo winners include DoDrinks and At-Scene.

Event attendees will judge the following mobile startups on their technical merit, innovation and potential profitability:

● Ben Jordan, developer of Kelvin Sense: A mobile app that quickly and accurately measures the ambient air temperature around you. What’s the temperature in your basement? How hot is it by the sea? Is it hot in this bus?

Bill Young, developer of SalesFitness: This patent pending solution for businesses features mobile technology with virtual role play capability, a social learning platform and a unique “gamified” motivation system. Users access sales and product training video content and use the camera on their iPad to roleplay and practice skills.

● Karla Lemmon, developer of Little Peanut on the Go: Helps parents manage their on-the-go lifestyle, specifically travel, with or without their children.

Kendall Bartsch, developer of BrowZine: An application for iOS and Android devices that allows readers to easily find, browse and read many of the ejournals available from their academic, hospital and corporate libraries.

Matt Pacyga, developer of Camera Slice: A platform with mobile components and geared toward B2B, which can synchronize and manipulate a smartphone’s cameras, torches, screens, vibrators and more from within an Application that is controlled by an Event Moderator.

● Michael Erickson, developer of Bidrax: Allows shoppers to name their own price inside brick and mortar stores by simply scanning price tags with their smartphones.

● Steve Ryan, developer of Refrl: An app that makes it easy to find friend-approved contractors by searching and filtering a friend’s preferred contractors via category, friends’ teams, and number of referrals.

● Tony Kramer, developer of SparkStarter: A new, online dating app and website where you meet people through your network of friends, using Facebook data to show what two people have in common.