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iRx Reminder to present our Tech Demo at IT Martini 18 in Cleveland

iRx Reminder to present our Tech Demo at IT Martini 18 in Cleveland
Jul 19, 2011

Six (6) DEMOs at IT Martini Hour 18
July 19th, 2011
By Angela Slezak

The Northeast Ohio market is strong for technologists largely due to the growing support for technology start-ups. Tech company incubators in the Cleveland area have helped propel the region into new areas of opportunity: a recent JumpStart blog by Lynn-Ann Gries cited 10 small loan/grant entities ($2,000 to $40,000), 14 mid-size funding sources ($100,000 - $500,000) and 20 active 'angels' with high dollar investments.

Fueling Growth

Several high profile funds contribute to the Northeast Ohio technology market including Ohio’s New Entrepreneur Fund, JumpStart, LaunchHouse, the very new Hatch Partners LLC and the seven (7) incubators supporting the Health Tech Corridor. According to NEOSA’s 2010 Northeast Ohio IT Industry Report, these funds are crucial as only 20 percent of Northeast Ohio IT companies were formed since 2008.

In addition to financial opportunities, grassroots community support is breathing new life into the entrepreneurial community.

YOUR IT Community

IT Martini is committed to the grassroots community support of Entrepreneurship and early stage companies, at every IT Martini Hour. At each event, local start-ups are invited to demo their products in front of their IT Community, with Tech Entrepreneurs using that exposure to test their product and receive critical feedback.

On Thursday, July 21 at IT Martini Hour 18: Sweet Home Ohio | Presented by Genesis10, six (6) Northeast Ohio early-stage company DEMOs are presenting. Each has their eye on winning the coveted IT Community Choice Award, given to the early stage company that YOUR Cleveland IT Community votes to be the #1 choice.

Past Cleveland IT Community Choice Award winners include Hiring Force and iMobile Support. IT Martini recently checked in on iMobile Support - read more about how they are “Making IT.”

Also presenting on Thursday is Hot Bar Spot, on tour with IT Martini as a winner from Columbus. It allows patrons to go online and check out the atmosphere at local bars and pubs before heading out the door. Video promotion services are provided to the venues so that real-time feeds are available for patrons.

IT Martini Hour 18 DEMOs

Launch Brain Inc. works with companies and individuals to launch “world class” online business. Launch Brain promises to jump the “hurdles” for its clients.

Citizen Groove is a digital audition tool that partners with university music programs to provide digital screening of applicants. Admissions officers save time through the elimination of opening, sorting and processing of CDs.

OptixConnect is an online application that matches private businesses with high-value stakeholders. OptixConnect helps startups proactively engage the investor community for full transparency of development and mutual goals.

Within3 is tapping into Cleveland’s growing health care industry by creating online communities for health care professionals in pharmaceuticals, medical associations and health systems. Health care professionals have precious little time but need to stay connected more than ever to keep up with regulatory and compliance issues.

SpotHero allows parking owners to list and sell parking spaces online in advance of events. Patrons can buy a spot in advance to save time in the search for parking and spend more time enjoying the event.

iRx Reminder LLC is a smartphone-based application that reminds users to take medication. In addition to medication reminders, iRX Reminder includes education, surveys and tasks making it perfect for clinical research as well as individual use.

Editor's Note: IT Martini would like to give a HUGE thanks to Presenting Sponsor Genesis10 and Top Shelf Sponsor Expedient Communications for making IT Martini Hour 18: Sweet Home Ohio happen. The Cleveland IT Community is lucky to have these sponsors dedicated to its growth and success.