StartX, the Stanford-funded and affiliated incubator, just held the first demo day at its new Palo Alto-based office space. In an hour, 12 startups pitched their wares to investors and the press, showing products and services that range from a dating service for Chinese ex-pats to zoom lenses for next-gen smartphones.
In no particular order, these are the four startups that made our ears perk up during their presentations:
Nearpod – A mobile platform for teachers to use in the classroom. Rather than require teachers to mash a bunch of tools together to work with their school’s IT setup, Nearpod makes it easy to distribute presentations to whatever platforms students happen to have available. The startup notes that more than 2,000+ presentations are available on the platform, and teachers are already using it to show them to more than 5,000,000 students.
Gridspace – Captures business voice communication, transcribes with high fidelity, and pulls out…
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