NWEN “First Look” Forum Tells Story of Software Vs. Medical Startups: Online Travel Is the Winner
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and how often you eat and helps you manage eating behaviors; the device targets people trying to lose weight.
Two-year-old online travel startup that provides an airfare search engine that includes “trip quality ratings” which estimate things like speed, comfort, and ease of trip for each itinerary choice.
University of Washington startup developing a new kind of cost-efficient cooling technology for electronics including computer chips, laptops, and data centers.
Two-year-old company developing novel tools for primary-care clinicians to diagnose and treat tooth decay; aimed at children.
Software startup developing an “intelligent platform” for meetings and conference calls. It seeks to help meeting-goers collaborate, connect their agendas and action items, and stay on topic.
New startup building online social marketplaces to help people and media companies share and sell digital content to social network consumers.
Maker of new kinds of portable devices to combat sleep apnea and other sleep-breathing disorders like snoring.
OK, so after the first round of audience voting, there were five speakers selected to give follow-up 10-minute presentations. Here’s a little more context around their companies:
—Brian Glaister, Empowering Engineering Technologies
Really interesting approach, and a huge potential market of disabled people who want to find a way to walk. Just a comment: having personally worked in a robotics lab at MIT focused on walking and running, I can tell you that such “passive” assistive designs without motors can be limited in what they actually deliver, but they are much simpler and cheaper than powered devices, and can be successful for certain kinds of disorders or injuries.
—Dave Pelter, InsideTrip
This company fits into the next wave of online travel startups we’re hearing about more and more. Pelter is a veteran of Alaska Airlines and Farecast, and is involved with Yapta, so he knows … Next Page »