Looking to stimulate interest—and hopefully investment—in
their start-up tech companies, ten teams of New Jersey entrepreneurs introduced
their companies and demonstrated their products to an audience of business
advisors, sponsors, investors, professors and technology experts, at the Montclair
State University Conference Center on November 14.
Called “Demo Day,” the event signaled the culmination
of LaunchPad 1, a 12-week business boot camp designed to help transform
innovative concepts into commercially viable business models. Created by
TechLaunch, New Jersey’s new investor-led technology accelerator, LaunchPad 1
provides an avenue for some of New Jersey’s most imaginative young entrepreneurs
to turn their vision into a reality.
According to TechLaunch founder and CEO Mario M. Casabona,
the ten portfolio companies presenting were selected from an original pool of
91 companies. Their ultimate goal, he says, is to attract follow-up funding
Among the innovations presented at Demo Day were LivinSport,
a social media platform for athletes that connects them with trainers, coaches,
colleges, pro teams and fans; NickelBus, an online service for planning
long-distance trips using multiple private bus companies; and SeamBLiSS, an
online platform that allows consumers to connect and collaborate directly with
emerging fashion designers for one-off, custom-designed clothing.
Read more about TechLaunch at Launching Success Stories.