Despite the recent posts about Text Messaging Scams, AZ Disruptors is actually about startups. Software startups. Today, for our 3rd AZ Disruptors lunch, we had a packed house! In fact, we were overflowing and had to stop RSVPs 2 days ago.
The AZ Disruptors offices are also coming along. Contruction of the other half is nearly complete and we are getting excited to have up to five new startups move into this sweet space.
Additionally, we allowed for 5 product demos today. They were short, 5 minute demos and I had every intention of having them recorded and put up here for people to see. I'm extremely bummed that the quality of the recordings were not good enough to be posted and we had some technical difficulties recording some of the demos.
However, here is a brief mention of each:
Scratch Audio by Sean Tierney - Sean demoed Scratch Audio, a web app for browser-based, collaborative multi-track recording. Think of it like this: it's GarageBand in the cloud with multiple users collaborating from across the world to make music together. Nice work!
RunRate by Sean Coleman - RunRate aims to be QuickBooks for the web. Killer features include transaction creation through OCR from a receipt photo and a brilliantly simple user interface. Great job!
Workables by Jonathan Hegranes - Jonathan demoed how fast and easy it is to both find work or find workers who will perform a job. Workables, which is already operational, uses a streamlined UI that reminds me of Twitter. Nicely done!
Virtual Goody Bags by Danielle Fazio - You know the goody bags you get at conferences and they end up in the trash? Well, Virtual Goody Bags has put those bags in the cloud. Instead of junk, you get real offers that you can retrieve by logging into your virtual goody bag. Good stuff!
Grip Innovations by David Saar - David demonstrated control software and media node from their networked audio solution. The "Grip" system eliminates audio consoles and 90% of the cablining used with traditional products.
Also, my apologies to Will Chase for not having time to demo WebtacularCMS. They've created a CMS system that allows users to setup full-featured web sites in as little as 3 minutes.